One day, one of my childhood friends introduced me to some interesting new supplements. The design of the bottles had a unique silhouette that made them look like modern magic potions. Apparently they were in powder-form that you can add water to in the provided cup, stir, and drink them. He showed me how to take it and I thought it was pretty innovative. The first time I tried it, I didn't feel anything new. The second time I drank it, a moment later I felt a sudden urge to use the restroom. It was quite a "detoxification" experience to put it lightly. It shouldn't happen to most people but I was the exception I suppose. I stayed with it despite what happened for a few more days, and I tried taking them first thing in the morning instead of in the afternoon, and on an empty stomach. After a few minutes, I felt a boost to my energy levels and mental clarity. I thought "Wow, this new supplement really does work! I feel amazing!"
It's so easy to just drink this and go on about my day. All I need to do is fill the small bottle cap with the powder until it is level, dump that powder into the clear cup, fill with water up to the line, stir and drink immediately. I don't need to remember to take multiple tablets of vitamins that other products require. I learned that conventional tablets or softgels are actually not as effective as this delivery method because of the binders, fillers and coatings that make it harder for the body to break down and absorb nutrients. This innovative system allows 90-95% absorption of nutrients within 5 minutes, as opposed to 20-40% and 4+ hours by conventional means (that's if you're lucky and the softgel doesn't get stuck in your gut like studies have shown in x-rays).
I was still hitting the gym a lot at the time, about 4 times a week. I began to feel inflammation in my thigh muscles that remained for a longer time than usual and I figured that I needed something to help with that as well. I had been performing lots of squats but started to notice that the pain was subsiding a few weeks later after consistent use of this product. It turns out that it actually helps with inflammation too.
I've also heard a story from a friend saying that they were suffering from severe allergic reactions when they came into contact with peanuts while dining at a local Vietnamese restaurant because they were unaware he was allergic to peanuts. He and his friend were about to call an ambulance but remembered they actually had a bottle of this supplement with them at the time, very fortunately. They drank it and felt well again. I guess it is just that miraculous.
I did some more reading about the product and turns out there was already a load of scientific evidence and market longevity behind it and other supplements under the same brand. It's great for the skin, joints, and has anti-aging properties, as it contains a really unique ingredient known as pycnogenol, a very powerful antioxidant. It fights free radicals which can cause cancer, therefore it may actually help to prevent cancer. Seems like a pretty big claim but nobody I know who takes this product suffers from any type of cancer, and many people apparently take this supplement everyday, all the time and don't go without it once they've tried it and know of all the health benefits. Most of the people who continue taking it are those who have been significantly helped by it in overcoming whatever physical issue they had before. I think we may be onto something big here.
I refer to it as a rejuvenation potion because of the shape and colour. If you've played Diablo 2, the rejuvenation potion is OP (overpowered):
More people need to know that there is such an effective health product out there. It's cheaper than drinking a cup of coffee a day that provides more lasting energy and heals you. The pycnogenol in it cannot be found in regular food even if you were to eat a perfectly clean diet, because it only comes from a tree pine bark extract. If I could only take just one supplement, it would be this.