Anyone Heard of Qivana Qore Essentials

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia and ME & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome' started by greatgran, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. greatgran

    greatgran Member

    My husband came home from seeing his chirop. yesterday and brought me some samples of
    Qivana Qore Essentials powder. It is suppose to help (according to the chirop.) with energy and maybe with my cfs/fm symptoms. It is a powder made from some natural herbs.

    I tried to research it but found little about it, except for the sales pitch of selling the stuff.. Of couse with my med phobia I didnt try it but my husband , who will take any thing did. The chirp. told him it would take 4 days or longer to feel a differnce.

    The chirop. was the one that told him I should try MSM.. Yes, I have seen this chirop. and he is trying to help me with fm/cfs but found little help so haven't returned.

    Wondering if this is a scam or something to it.

    Thanks,
    gg
    [This Message was Edited on 06/23/2010]
  2. Doober

    Doober New Member

    In one of the sentences you left out the o in chirop and I thought that this was great to tell you the truth.

    We call a lot of DR's quacks, I thought that chirp was perfect for a Chiropractor. Maybe Dr's are birds and fowls, but none as wise as an owl........

    I have an appointment with my quack for my cold and then gonna see my chirp for my back.

    Sorry didn't mean to hijack the post but I want to chime in on that one.

    Like Broadcast says, check the sample to see if the ingredients are labeled? If not, then I wouldn't touch it until you learn more.
  3. greatgran

    greatgran Member

    The only ingredient listed is Adaptogen herb.. Maybe that is one reason I don't seem to improve I am to afraid to try this "stuff".. Sorry for the spelling Doober guess I have given the chiropractor a new name..

    Thanks,
    gg
  4. Doober

    Doober New Member

    be sorry about the spelling, we are not being graded on our vocabulary...lol

    Don't blame the lack of improvement on that fact that you are being rightly cautious of trying thing like this. Especially when the ingredient is just listed as one thing in a powered form.

    I just took a look and the wording is really incorrect. What I found was adaptogenic herbs. This is from what I read, a combination of different. types of herbs. I am copying and pasting something I found on womenlivingnaturally.com :

    "Adaptogen herbs are one of the most important groups of herbs to take into the 21st century. Adaptogens not only increase the resistance to the adverse effects of long-term stress yet the majority are also a tonic, immune-stimulating and increase general sense of well-being. A multitude of other actions also exist for individual adaptogenic herbs.

    Other herbal medicines which combine very well with the adaptogenic herbs in treating stress include the adrenal tonics Rehmannia and Licorice and herbs which enhance cognition such as Bacopa, Rosemary, Gotu kola and Schisandra. All the nervine herbs, particularly the nervine tonics, also combine favorably."

    Read the article on the link below, it gives a full insight and what herbs are used in this situation.

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  5. gapsych

    gapsych New Member

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  6. gapsych

    gapsych New Member

    It's not just the complaints but lots of other factors go into the rating. A D- is certainly says a lot.

    BTW, My background is in research and it does not look like there is any credible research on the site.

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  7. gapsych

    gapsych New Member


    Okay, so giving you the benefit of the doubt and since all sides of this issue seem to be discussed we will just have to agree to disagree.

    Why don't you tell us about yourself?

    Do you have FM, CFS?

    I think you will find a lot of helpful information here.

    gap :>)

    ETA QIBO wrote, "my blood sugars are also staying below 100 without the need for insulin."

    Were you on insulin before taking these herbs? Thanks.


    [This Message was Edited on 10/06/2010]
  8. Debra49659

    Debra49659 New Member

    I'd have to agree....Sounds like you are involved with the company. Whether selling or not you keep writing "we". Maybe you could see how it may appear that way to some folks. Gap and Kjm are both respected members who are entitled to voice their thoughts. GG did not ask for opinions from everyone but gap and kjm. JMHO.
  9. gapsych

    gapsych New Member


    Thanks so much. I was only trying to provide information. People can take what they want from it. I would think Kina was doing the same thing but can only speak for myself.

    I do this type of research whether considered alternative or mainstream medicine for most of my medical/personal needs. I think it is ingrained in me, LOL!!

    Take care.

    gap

    ETA Good point. A lot of us are on disability so we have to be careful with our money. Especially with this economy.[This Message was Edited on 10/07/2010]
  10. gapsych

    gapsych New Member


    Congratulations on losing the thirty pounds. This is something I am working on and as you know it can be frustrating.

    Whether it was the herbs, true grit or a combination, good for you!!

    I recently had some sleep issues addressed and have not only cut down on my pain meds by a third and also lowered my BP meds. I still have FM which is not a walk in the park for lack of a better term but some of the sleep issues were directly contributing to my pain and exhaustion.

    If you stick around, this is a great board. We have people with all sorts of perspectives so it is a good learning experience. Do you have CFS or FM?

    gap
    [This Message was Edited on 10/07/2010]
  11. laserstrike969

    laserstrike969 New Member

    Yes, I have heard about Qore Essentials, and it is not a scam. I actually have started taking the probiotic supplements, and the essentials powder. The probiotics are meant to stabilize your digestive system, promote nutrient absorption, and boost immunity. They are better then almost any other brand out there because the capsule is specially coated to protect it from stomach acids. Yogurt, and 99% of the other probiotics are not as effective because many of the the good bacteria die before they reach your intestines. In regards to Qore Essentials it is a powder made up of 3 herbs and mushrooms. The first is called the immortality herb. The Chinese have been taking this herb for centuries. They make tea out of it. The second ingredient is Chinese Skullcap, and the third is Korean Ginseng. These herbs work synergystically to help lower blood pressure, lower bad cholesterol, boost immunity, boost energy, promote cardiovascular and liver health, and many more benefits. This is no joke or scam. The products have been tested and are safe. Of course it may be a good idea for anyone who has concerns to talk to their doctor first, but these are the real deal. Please research more on those herbs and you will be most likely be impressed. To get free samples check out the link below. There is only a small S&H charge, but you will get to try before you buy. Like I said, I have just started taking these, and I can no kidding feel a difference already.

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  12. gapsych

    gapsych New Member


    Welcome to the board. :>)

  13. laserstrike969

    laserstrike969 New Member

    Thanks gapsych! Have a great weekend!
  14. gapsych

    gapsych New Member


    Hi back.

    I think you will find lots of information here that will be helpful. You can also buy vitamins and supplements with the quality as good as Qivana Products but less expensive. ProHealth is not a Multi Level Marketing company which raises the price.

    You might want to see my earlier post on this thread about what the Better Business Bureau has to say about Qivana It's not very flattering.

    Tell us a bit about yourself. Do you have FM/CFS/ME?

    Have a good weekend.

    gap

    [This Message was Edited on 01/07/2011]
  15. teresazu

    teresazu Member

    I happen to have just taken some Qore Essentials and was looking to find where I can purchase more online and found this forum. I have purchased from ProHealth in the past, had FM/CFS for many years. Core Essentials contains 3 ingredients I have taken separately in the past, but the delivery system is more absorbable. they are all adaptogens, a form of Ginseng which is very potent, unlike others I've taken, Gynestemma, which I'd researched in the past as a longevity and adaptogenic herb, and Chinese Skullcap (Baikal) which is great for pain, fatigue, inflammation and other things. No I do not sell the product, but I can say it is very unique and helpful. I have taken many products over the years, this one gives me energy, helps my allergies, pain, fatigue, and even helped with a pulled muscle I had the other day. Just thought I'd inform you since the posts didn't appear to have any clear info. Qivana is a reputable company to my knowledge, the products I've tried have been helpful, but most especially I would not want to be without the "essentials" which this thread is about. I understand it has even helped people with MS and Lymes.
  16. Melvina1020

    Melvina1020 Member

    Hi teresazu,
    Were you ever able to find more Qore Essentials from Qivana?
  17. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

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  18. Mattchoo63

    Mattchoo63 Member

    Hi. I have FM and CFS going on 15 -20 yrs. Have tried everything under the sun with very little to show except for a drained bank account. My latest experiment is trying out a local salt room for my respiratory problems (few FM patients or doctors will discuss or acknowledge these symptoms as related to FM but for me it is one of my primary chronic issues. I've had walking pneumonia four times in the last year - each bout lasts over one month and requires mega doses of azithromycin to get rid of). Other people who frequent the salt room say they notice great benefits in treating allergies, asthma, etc. I've only had two visits so it's too early to tell. Anyway, there are two primary physician/acupuncturists operating onsite at the same location. I had a nice long conversation with one on my first visit and he encouraged me to schedule a consultation after learning of my condition. I've tried acupuncture w/ two different practitioners before so I opted against that, but was interested in other Eastern medicine and herbal treatments they offered. He sent me home today with sample packs of the Qivana Qore probiotics and the Qivana Prime nitric oxide. I will report back with results - always eager to try anything new and promising, but I'm also very skeptical because I've had such poor results (with both pharmaceuticals and natural treatments) with most things in the past. This doctor is legit and is not pushing the MLM business - that does not interest me either, but if the products improve my health I will continue them. At the very least, I've learned the ingredients to the Qivana Qore Essentials and can research and order the bulk herbs on my own, probably saving some money. The probiotics are another story - these are "triple enteric coated," designed to survive stomach acid and bile so they are delivered to the lower GI tract where they are needed. It sounds hi-tech and could be total BS but as with everything, the proof is in the pudding. If it doesn't work, I'll know soon enough.

    Anway, I just joined this site so I could comment on this thread. I wish that links were allowed because I am constantly searching for low-cost sources for supplements, etc. and would like to know where other FM/CFS patients get theirs.
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  19. teresazu

    teresazu Member

    I had found some on ebay but no longer. I was also able to get some from an acquaintance who is in the MLM but was able to sell me just the essentials at a reasonable cost. I've since run out and just doing Gynestemma alone for now, from a chinese herb company