I have been taking the Alive! Whole Food Energizer Multi-Vitamins for about 3 months or so after first reading about it in one of Kevin Trudeau's books. After a bit of research, I was impressed to know that it wasn't processed the way most vitamins are and that it actually enters your system as much as 5 times faster than the leading brands. I have been using it, my girlfriend uses it and I was able to get my Mother started on the Alive! Multi-Vitamins with Iron. She has a lot of health issues and has been low on energy for quite some time; however, after a week of taking Alive! she began feeling much better and even told me that she was sleeping much better. Her co-workers began noticing a major change in her appearance (not the same sluggish look they often got) and pep in her step. So much so that they asked what was the secret behind the change. When she told them it was due to the multi-vitamins she was taking, they all wanted to know how they could get some. As a result, I ended up placing 6 additional orders of the 180 count Alive! Whole Food Multi-Vitamins (both with and without iron) over the past two weeks. Everyone wants to try them now including some of my co-workers that I've been recommending them to. It's a great product.
. I withdrew the rveiew, but upon reflection I've regretted my decision to do so. Whether or not the product worked for an individual is necessarily personal and anecdotal, one person's report. It's hardly a matter for disagreement unless the responder is intent upon promoting an agenda. All of the FRS products have ingredients likely to be familiar to users of energy drinks, powders, supplements, and bites: sugar, corn syrup, fructose, caffeine, green tea extract. The drink also offers the MDR for key vitamins along with antioxidant activity from the green tea leaves and, most importantly, quercetin, a bioflavanoid that is used in red wine replacement capsules as a highly potent free radical scavenger. While quercetin is widely recognized as an effective blood toner, conditioner, and bad cholesterol reducer, FRS is prominently promoting it as an energizer, capable of extending the body's natural adrenaline and removing the oxidants that cause fatigue. A controversial statement, backed by little controlled studies, especially if the inference is that quercetin will provide an immediate lift. Of course, FRS points out that it's not simply the individual ingredients that provide increased energy but an optimal, catalytic combination that promotes thermogenesis, increases metabolic rate, and helps the body make efficient use of carbohydrates. So it's possible the product has worked for many (besides Mr. Armstrong). If so, testimonials on its behalf deserve to be taken seriously by any curious, health-minded individuals. The powdered drink mix perhaps makes the most sense to start with, and the chewy bites the least (the sugar in the bites actually had a paradoxical effect, momentarily enervating rather than energizing me). The drink is flavorable enough, with a convincing fresh-fruitish tang, and not overly sweet. But in my case it did not counteract either the late-morning or late-afternoon crashes and obviate the need for that extra expresso or two. If you choose to try the product, be exceptionally careful about the apparently generous internet offer, endorsed by Mr. Armstrong, of a complete sample kit of the products sent free of charge (with the exception of postage and handling costs). The merchandising tactics of FRS are practically antithetical to the full-disclosure, consumer-centric policies of a site like Amazon. (If Bezos offered everyone a free Kindle, saying it's yours to keep if you don't like it, I'd have full confidence in his offer; FRS employs more deceptive, misleading tactics that could result in your admittance to a pricey club before you even realized you were a member.) So put Lance Armstrong and his company (he's part owner) to the test, but order the products through Amazon to avoid unwanted hassle, hustle and hype. If you decide the product is for you, then is the time to inquire into the benefits of being a member of the club.