are actual unsolicited testimonials in our files.
They are not to be considered as a claim of medical efficacy and should be
considered as anecdotal in nature. You should always consult your physician
before beginning any treatment program.
Several people have heard my
testimonial regarding OPC3 and asked that I given them a written version. I am
pleased to comply.
I have had very high blood pressure
most of my adult life. I suppose this was a result of the self-imposed
high-pressure life style I had chosen—College Professor & Vice
President, Thoroughbred Breeder/Trainer, Politician who worked in many
national campaigns and once ran for Congress. I was prone to excess in many
The costs to my health were
significant. With a constant blood pressure reading, which climbed to 180/160,
my heart became enlarged. Eight years ago I began experiencing congestive
heart failure. I was unable to sleep lying down. My lungs filled up with fluid
and I could not breathe. So I slept sitting up. Finally my doctors put me on
the heart replacement list. I thought this was the end. I was taking 7 or 8
heart and blood pressure medications. They finally got it down to 140/110 by
putting me on the medication they give shock victims in emergency rooms.
Still, this was not good enough, but it was good enough to get me off the
In late June of 1999 I started
taking OPC3. I did not do this to deal with high blood pressure and congestive
heart failure. I just thought it would improve my life some way. By September,
my BP had dropped to 120/90. This is good, but not as good as it gets.
I go to my see my physician
monthly. My blood pressure continued to drop. I was elated and told my
physician about OPC3. He said he didn't know anything about it, but to
continue to do whatever I was doing. I did.
By March 2000 my blood pressure was
down to 104 over 74. Unbeknownst to my doctor I had slowly weaned myself off
of his heart and blood pressure medications. When he saw this reading, he
suggested that we start going off of the medications he had prescribed. I
agreed, even though I did not tell him I was already off them.
He sent me in for another echogram.
The results were excellent! Because my blood pressure stayed down, my heart
was showing signs of recovery. It was only slightly enlarged. My ejection
fraction was 60. This was astonishing to my physician.
My last reading was May 4, 2000. It
was 90/60. A stress test followed. The results were excellent. I can exercise
as much as I want.
Some of Market America's products
improve our life style; others actually give us more life.
L. Mason, Ph.D.
Lynn, MA 01905
My husband has high blood pressure
for many years, and even with prescription medications, was unable to lower
it. After starting him on OPC-3, Calcium Plus, and Vit. B12, it came down to
normal range (120/76), which was unheard of for him before. I also give him 2
oz. of Aloe daily to help his emphysema. He is being helped in all ways with
our products. I showed our doctor what I was giving my husband to make sure it
was okay to take the products with his medications. He told me to keep up
whatever I was doing as long as it was working! It's still working! My husband
is still taking!! Hope this helps you.
This date makes my one year
anniversary of my new lease on life, and I would like to thank you and Market
America for the wonderful products you have introduced me to.
In the previous eight years, I had triple by pass surgery, subsequent
angioplasty, diabetes, high blood pressure, increasing sinus problems,
frequent heart palpitations, and advancement of constant arthritis pain, in my
shoulders, arms, hands, and feet, especially in my feet, so I could walk only
from my car to inside the mall and I would have to sit down.
My doctor had put me on Pycnogenol tablets, for three months I took
them and I did not notice significant change... Then, you introduced me to
OPC-3... I took a double dose as recommended daily, and within a few weeks I
noticed changes little by little...First the throbbing pain in my hands and
feet disappeared, next I noticed that I had not taken any sinus pills for a
while and here it is a year later and I still have not had to take a pill for
my sinus. OPC-3 is great. Next I noticed I could walk up a flight of stairs
normally instead of one step at a time like I used to.
Before I took OPC-3 I could not
open my hands to reach an octave on my piano, and had not played for over a
year, but now I have no problem with my hands. My cardiologist had started me on a physical therapy
program in his rehab clinic with an ultimate goal of ten minutes on the stress
walker. I could not get beyond six minutes without my leg giving out on me.
After three months on OPC-3, I was now able to do ten minutes and after I rest
a half hour I go back and do ten more minutes. My blood pressure has been
normal for the past year and so has my blood sugar been normal. I have more
energy, I can be on my feet longer, go shopping and I keep on improving. I'm
almost 81 years old. I also take CoEnzyme Q10 and Oxygen Plus, daily.
you Market America.
When I was introduced to OPC-3 in
December of 1995 my cholesterol was 297. After taking OPC-3 until March 2, I
had my blood tested, and my cholesterol went down to 265; 32 points lower.
Then in September I had my blood tested again and the cholesterol had gone
down 20 more points to 245.The OPC-3 has also helped with my arthritis. I have
no pain in my hands anymore.
For 15 years, I suffered with
arthritis pain in my neck; sometimes extreme. But the pain was constant, 24
hours a day. After just three
days of taking OPC-3 in March, 1996, I have been totally pain free!
Nothing would have prepared me for the profound sense of relief and
freedom OPC-3 has given me. It
has also enabled me to bring a consistently high blood pressure down to normal
limits, and to bring a cholesterol level that was over 300 down under 200! Prescription drugs were not able to accomplish this in four
I will take OPC-3 for the rest of my life!
I have a niece who is 5 and has
severe asthma. We started her on OPC3 in Dec. and she is doing well. She too
was using a home nebulizer with Albuterol and steroid inhalants. Her Mother
was apprehensive about giving it to her so she took it to her Dr. and asked
first. Of course, the Dr. didn't know much about it but said it "wouldn't
hurt her." No kidding!!! I give it to all my kids and 3 of them have
severe allergies that lead to sinus infections many times a year. They are
sooooo much better and not using Allegra and Claritin anymore. They get a
slight cold now and then but no big problems.
I now give it to my 15 month old in
her sippee cup along with Vit. C. I really swear by it for all my own sinus
problems and many aches and pains in my joints. There is nothing like it. I
asked my Nurse Practitioner and the allergist office what she thought of it as
I told her how it was helping all my kids, and she takes it herself!! She said
it's a great product!! I'd rather buy OPC3.
from myself than thousand of dollars worth of antibiotics and allergy
meds from the pharmaceutical companies!! Plus the cost of the office visit,
the time, the hassle, and having sick kids. Get the picture. Try OPC3. It
can't hurt you, but it could just change your life!!
I can tell you my own personal
story. I have been allergic to "everything" since I was born - certain foods (seafood, too much citrus,
chocolate, etc..) would cause me
to stop breathing - I was in intensive care many times over
the years, and finally started taking allergy shots for years to help
make my life bearable. I finally started an organic farm and grow my own food
to help with my allergies to chemicals and pesticides. That helped...the final
part of the equation was the Isotonix line - I used OPC3 - 2-3 caps each day
for 3-4 months and slowly my allergies have been controlled.
I can now function like a normal
human without the constant companions (kleenex, OTC allergy medication,
prescriptions, inhalers, and a medical alert bracelet) that were a daily part
of my life for 40 years! I love the Isotonix line - and would not be without
my daily "tonic". I don't use any medications, have no problems with
seasonal allergies, and can eat most food (I still avoid seafood -!
do! does a bad number on my breathing). But overall, I'm 98% better! I
tell everyone I know about the OPC3 - organic food - and Market America!
Elk Meadows Organic Farm
I am writing to you today to
express my thanks for such a wonderful product - OPC-3.
My brother-in-law told me about
OPC-3. He said it was grape seed,
pine bark, red wine extract & bilberry and that it was drinkable.
It sounded safe enough but how was this going to help me or better yet,
my husband. He said people were feeling better and getting relief of many
different symptoms including sinus problems and painful symptoms of back
Since my early teens, I suffered
with allergy symptoms. It was
chronic sinusitis. In between
repeated doses of antibiotics, I just learned to live with the tension
headaches, stuffy nose, red and watery eyes and the facial pressure.
By the time I was in my late twenties these symptoms were a part of my
At that time, my husband was
suffering from sciatica related to a back injury. He could not bend down, sit in a car or put on his own socks
or shoes. A good night's sleep
was a thing of the past. After
one back surgery, and no relief, we consulted with five different
Neurosurgeons. They felt the symptoms were related to the scar tissue.
They suggested another surgery but we realized with another surgery
would be more scar tissue! We
were only 30something and we were falling apart.
Needless to say, we both started on the OPC-3 and treated it like our
Wihin three to six months of taking
OPC-3 faithfully, (2 caps in am & 2 caps in pm) my husband's leg pain was
gone. He could actually feel and
see the difference. When he was
suffering, the leg felt like cement andhe didn't have any strength in the
muscles which caused it to atrophy. That was gone. I noticed he wasn't getting out of bed at night and he was so
much happier. When the symptoms
are gone -- you don't miss them!
As for my sinus problems, I had
experienced a "healing response" for several months.
My sinuses drained daily. It
was a very gradual process when I thnk back.
After being symptom-free I had forgotten how bad I really was.
Until one day about a year ago, I was cleaning out my closet when I
found an old purse. I began
to clean it out and the sight of the contents made me drop to the floor! There were prescription bottles of antibiotics, Fioricet for
headaches, three different over-the-counter sinus/allergy products, cough
drops, nasal sprays, tissues and eye drops.
I realized at that moment how bad I really was.
I thanked the Lord for opening my mind to trying this wonderful,
natural product - OPC-3.
I shutter to think of where our
lives would be if we would have continued on suffering.
John and I are now symptom-free. We
take a maintenance dose of 2 capfuls each and every day.
OPC-3 has given us our lives back.
Thank you Market America for all
the caring people who are sharing their stories and changing people's lives.
and Norene Auer
Mt. Pleasant, PA
My whole family suffered with
different degrees of allergies. My
wife and I both used Flonase and Claritin.
Springtime here in Oregon was really bad because if the pollen didn't
get you, the molds would. We
started using OPC-3 a little over a year ago.
It was a gradual process but now neither my wife or I need or use
Flonase or Claritin. She used to
need to use some kind of sinus product every night or she could not sleep.
My children have also seen remarkable results from using our Isotonix
My whole family now uses the entire
Isotonix line and you could not pay me to stop using them.
I have a new customer who used it
to bring down their blood pressure are pleasantly "surprised" that
they don't have any allergies this spring (and pollen counts are high this
spring!). Another ex-customer
(now wife is a UFO) told his wife that this spring he could smell the dirt of
a newly tilled field. Something he hadn't been able to smell due to chronic
sinuses for many, many years!
OPC-3 is WONDERFUL for allergies.
Hi!, I have an 8yr old daughter who
also suffers from allergies and on a seasonal basis allergy driven asthma. She
has suffered from allergies since the age of 3. We were constantly taking her
to the Drs. offfice for antibiotics for the what seemed like eternal sinus
infections. She was taking Claritin which helped, we were only perscribed
antibiotics 2-3 times every 2 months (3X10 days=30 days).
I started her on 1 cap of OPC. Her allergies improved. After checking
with the Doctor I increased to 2 caps and 1 cap of Vit. C. She no longer gets
sinus infections. She does not catch everything going around AND she has been
off the claritin for over a year and a half. I once took her off the OPC 2
weeks prior to being tested and within 8 days she got a sinus infection. After
testing, it took 4 days to clear up the infection with OPC & Vit. C. I
should have gone back to the hospital and shown all the Drs. and staff. She
has not had any sinus infections or asthma incidences since.
It really worked well for my
For the past 10 years I have been suffering with symptoms of arthritis,
including pain and stiffness in my joints, especially
in the early morning. When
I would wake in the middle of the night to nurse
my infant daughter, I would literally fall over from lack of
flexibility in my ankle and toe joints. My
hands and heels were swollen and in so much pain, it was difficult to type or
do routine chores, or put any pressure on my feet, which made it almost
impossible to walk! My mother suggested that I use the OPC3, and although very
skeptical, I began to take a double dose daily. Within 1 week, I noticed a remarkable difference, and within
3 weeks, I experienced no pain, whatsoever!
I have now been taking the OPC3 for 1 1/2 years, and have yet to
experience any pain! I continue to take a double dose of the OPC as well as
the other isotonix products which I firmly believe have led me to a
significantly healthy lifestyle in where I have experienced no further
migraines, colds, flu's, mood swings and much more.
I would also like to add, that
since having my 3 children, I have gained approximately 45 pounds!
I have tried every diet known to mankind and have not stuck with it
because of one reason or another for the past 4 years.
After recently giving birth to my daughter, who is now 7 months old, I
started taking the ThermoChrome Select and have stuck with a reasonable
exercise program and have lost a total of 30 pounds (within 5 1/2 months) and
will continue to lose the remainder of the weight that I gained in the past 4
years. Because of the
ThermoChrome Select, I feel more energy, crave no sweets or snacking, and eat
a reasonable amount of food without having to count fats & calories or be
concerned with measuring food of any kind!
Who wants to be obsessing with the AMOUNT of food when you're trying to
diet! The last thing I want to
think about continually is the food that I am eating on a day to day basis.
Its hard enough just to lose the weight than to be concerned with what
I am eating and drinking! So,
Thank you THERMOCHROME!
You have made me feel like myself
Please accept this note as a
testament for OPC-3, which I have been taking for about three months now.
I have arthritis in my neck, causing problems with pinched nerves in my
shoulders. Also the arthritis is
in my lower back, resulting in back pain during the night and difficulty
getting up in the morning. Since I have been using OCP-3, the pain in both
areas of my spine has lessened, especially in my lower back.
My sleep is more restful and
getting up in the morning is definitely easier!
I am convinced that the OCP-3 is greatly responsible for this
improvement in my health. Although
skeptical of new products, I am very happy that I starting using this one!
OPC 3 has been very good for my
husband Gerry and myself. We have
been taking it for about 9 months. This
past winter was the first winter in a long while that Gerry did not get a
severe chest cold, in fact, he didn't get any cold.
He also had shoulder surgery in February of this year and his physio
therapist is amazed at his fast recovery and at how quickly his incision
healed.As for myself, I did get the flu this winter, but unlike everyone else
who had it for several weeks, mine was gone in a week. We also have a lot more
energy and the arthritis in Gerry's knees has improved greatly. We highly
recommend this product to anyone interested in improving their quality of life
along with better health.
Coreen Barnert Renee
Kathy: My sister's son had a severe case of ADHD and was on
prescription meds for three years and the problem worsened. She started
intense research into the natural alternatives and she removed all sugar
products from Lance's diet and started him on OPC's and colloidal minerals.
(This was before either of us joined Market America) He went from a
"C" and "D" student to an "A" and" B"
student in about 3 months. She
was able to wean him completely off the meds that he was on in 6 months. I
would suggest your friend try 2 caps of OPC and 1 cap of Mineral Blast and see
what happens. Also the sugar needs to be removed from his diet . Strangely
enough, my nephew can now eat some sugar without feeling the consequences, but
he stayed off sugar for about 8months.Hope this is some help.
Dear Missy; diagnosed as ADD My
son, Daniel, has been diagnosed as ADD for 3 years. On Ritalin and Dexadrine,
he had a difficult time with side effects. And it didn't seem to help him that
much. He would be crazy on withdrawal from the medication. While it helped
somewhat in school, it caused him to be depressed and even talk about suicide.
In short, things looked pretty bleak. A 10 year old that you love talking
about suicide is quite alarming.
Last summer, I tried the OPC-3 with
testing by the head of the school's Special Ed department. First, I took him
off all medication for 3 weeks. Then he was tested for several hours with a
battery of tests. This was the baseline test. Then I gave him the OPC-3 (2
capfuls daily) for 45 days. Then he was retested. In 6 out of 8 categories, he
improved. In 2 of the 6, the improvement was over 3 years! These categories of
improvement were related to listening and verbal skills. ADD children have
difficulty in following instructions. This is where he improved the most.
Mr. Sandusky, the head of Special
Ed, said this OPC-3 has definitely helped my son. I am currently giving him
OPC-3 and a small dose of Cylert, an ADD medication. He seems to be doing very
well and is now main-streamed to a regular class. He is almost never
depressed. I know that the OPC-3 has helped his depression dramatically. Since
I have been giving him OPC-3, he is a different kid.
Thanks so much for telling me about this stuff if I can be of help,
please feel free to call me or have anyone else call.
Steve Horovitz, Shamong, NJ
PS. I do have the test results from the school if you want to see them.
We have a son that was taking 20mg
of Ritalin a day, and that was barely getting him through the day.
We took him off Ritalin all together and he takes 2 capfuls of OPC-3 in
the morning, about 15 minutes before he eats, and that gets him through the
whole school day. There really is
not set dose that will work on everyone, they all seem to react just a little
differently. You will have to try
a dosage and see how it works. We tried it on a non-school day so we could see his behavior,
and we got it on the first shot.
This letter is being written with
sincere appreciation to Market America for making OPC3 available. I would like
to relay my testimony on behalf of this great product. In 1991 I was diagnosed
with fibromyalgia. Before I was diagnosed, I thought I was dying of some
horrible disease but the most frustrating was the fact that no one understood
including my doctor. Because I looked normal and in good health and after all
the tests were run without showing anything wrong, my doctor decided that I
must have Lymes Disease because had most of the classic symptoms. Some of my
symptoms were no energy, pain in certain points on my body, couldn't sleep
through the night because it was hard to find a position that didn't hurt, my
wrists and hands hurt so much, I couldn't even wring a dish cloth, the most
painful of all was walking. My back and hips hurt so bad, getting out of bed
or a chair was extremely painful because I would get so stiff, it took a few
minutes just to limber up enough to walk. It took some time to do my hair
because I couldn't hold a blow dryer or curling iron for more than f few
seconds at a time.
After treating me for Lymes via
intravenous antibiotics which were given to me once a day for two weeks (I had
severe allergic reaction to the drug, I thought I was going to die) after that
didn't achieve the results he wanted, my doctor gave up and wanted to send me
to Mayo Clinic for further testing. I am so glad that I went to see a
Chiropractor instead. When I went to see him, I was in so much pain that he
could barley touch me. At that point he asked me if I had ever heard of
Fibromyalgia. Of course I said, "No". He was pretty sure that I had
fibromyalgia and gave me some literature and asked me to read it and see if I
agreed with him. I could have cried after reading the material, because it
described exactly how I felt. I was so excited to know that I was not dying
and that what I had actually had a name. I continued to see my chiropractor
once a week for several months and then backed off to twice a month for the
next 3 years.
My pain never went away, but I
could at least tolerate it some. I became a distributor with market America in
October of 1996 and at that time started taking the OPC3 and within two days
my pain was gone and I had so much energy and for the first time in years I
slept like a baby. It has been a year and a half that I have been taking OPC3
and living a normal life. I will never stop taking OPC3. My husband, Michael,
is very glad to have a happy wife again.
In fact, he started taking the OPC3 shortly after for the arthritis in
his wrist, he figured if it did
this much for me then it could only help him also and needless to say he is
very pleased with the results. I would also like to add that all my allergies
are gone, I used to suffer from severe hay fever, I helped keep the
antihistamine and tissue industry in business. Also, my husband's nighttime
My chiropractor is very pleased
with the results of my taking OPC3, that he has recommended it to some of his
patients. I only see him on an as needed basis every few months. My son,
Layne, now nine years old suffered from constant sinus infections; our doctor
told me that it would be a fact of life for him. All through first grade he
missed a total of 23 days due to sinus infections and colds. I got him started
on OPC3 and during second and third grades did not miss any days of school due
to illness. He is very proud of this fact and does not hesitate to tell anyone
that it is the OPC3. There are so many testimonies available and I am happy to
share mine in order to be able to help someone who has lost hope.
June Thaler and Family
Vulcan MI 49892
Last July 16th, I became an
"UnFranchise" owner. I wanted to buy the OPC3 and Isotonix for my
twin daughters that were suffering from Fibromyalgia. They had finished their
first year of college with Mononucleosis and spent most of the summer of 95
recuperating. They had to quit playing college field hockey because they were
not able to run and practice because they hurt too much. The doctor ran tests
and their mono was gone, and sent them to a specialist on Easter vacation of
1996.The Rheumatoidologist ran blood tests and indicated it may be Lupus.
After nine to ten months of trying strong medications, the girls said enough
is enough., and stopped all medicines. The specialist said it was Fibromyalgia
and to take Ibuprofen since the medication did not help them.
After a year of taking OPC3,
Isotonix B-12, Calcium Plus, Vitamin C and Aloe they are doing great. The one
has even stopped her allergy shots, which she has been taking since she was
eight years old. They went for a run just last week and she did not even take
her inhaler for her asthma. She started to take the ThermoChrome Select, which
has Ma Huang, which is helpful with asthma. She was also able to go off of her
thyroid medicine. It is very hard to watch your children, who played
basketball, field hockey, and ran track in high school, suffer with pain and
not being able to sleep. Just 2 years ago their future looked rather dim.
Today one is heading for veterinary
school and the other one is a medical technologist, and both are getting
married this year. Thanks to Market America and the education you supply us
about our wonderful products they have their health back and their future.
Thank you Marker America for your great team.
Donna J. Shaffer
Amy ran out of the OPC3 and was off of it for four days. Her hands ached so
bad that it hurt to hold the steering wheel of the car. She took a loading
dose for one week and then went to her normal two caps in the morning and two
caps in the evening. She has no doubt that OPC3 has given her her life back.
I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia
in 1994. I was in such pain that I could not do any house cleaning or even
carry in my own groceries. I was introduced to OPC3 in October of 1996. A year
has gone by and my life has changed drastically. I take 2 doses of OPC3 and 1
dose of MultiTech daily. This past Saturday I cut my grass, raked leaves and
used the blower to blow leaves off the driveway. Then I came in my house and
cleaned the rest of the day. I am not always 100% pain free, especially when I
overdo it. But, I would never have dreamt that I would get my life back when I
started on these Market America products. They have been a true blessing for
me and also my husband. A year ago he had 3 bouts of pneumonia before
Christmas. In April he went on 2 doses a day of OPC3. He has not even had a
cold since April. We are truly thankful for these life-changing products.
Charlotte NC 28270
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