Fibro and Fabulous was given a brain supplement called HCF (Happy, Calm, and Focused) in exchange for an honest review a few weeks back.
The HCF bottle is a one month supply containing 90 pills. The supplement contains vitamins A, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, B5, Folic Acid, Biotin, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, Chromium, and Amino Acids, all of which are helpful for Fibro sufferers. The direction are quite similar to other mood supplements like Sam-e and suggest you take it 30 minutes before a meal for the best absorption. You can take all three pills at once or space them out.
I happen to like this product. It definitely does what it says and helps you to stay happy, calm, and focused. I noticed a change right away, but that may be because I was in a flare when I started the supplement. Lately, I have been suffering from anxiety and depression with this flare and I noticed an almost instant change in my mood that even lasted if I forgot to take them one day.
I also personally tried taking all three at once in the beginning, then spaced them out, then tried taking all three at different times of the day to see if the results would change and to my surprise, I found that it did. Taking them in the afternoon allowed me to have more restorative sleep in the evening, but further testing on my part is needed because I only tried this a couple of times through out the month. I'd like to see if that assumption continually holds true. Taking them in the morning helped me to keep alert and awake in the afternoon, something I continue to struggle with and spreading the pills out by taking them right before breakfast, lunch, and dinner seemed to work nicely too. Spreading out the dosage kept me more even tempered throughout the day.
This supplement is hypoallergenic, has no preservatives, chemicals, coatings, calories, sweeteners, enhancers, fragrance, dairy, gluten, nuts, or wheat. I did not experience any side effects while taking this supplement. They do, however, caution pregnant and nursing mothers, as well as, people taking MAO to consult a physician before taking the product.
I really like how effective this product is and the fact that it works naturally. You don't have a jolt of energy or a jolt of happiness followed by a crash. You simply feel calmly stable throughout the day. For more information on HCF, visit their website at: http://www.happycalmfocused.com/