Anyone that has been following me for a while knows that I will try natural supplements over prescription drugs. I only take 4 actual prescriptions (2 for thyroid, 2 for hormone replacement therapy). The rest of the supplements I take are natural, over the counter (order from Amazon) products.
The one I am going to talk about today is Black Seed Oil. I have been taking this for a month now. The first day I started taking it I felt….brighter, mentally. I had found myself in a pretty dark mind-set and had read good things about this black seed oil. I have to say, I don’t believe everything I read. I do my research and if I can find many supporting articles, and I can also find that making myself the guinea pig will not hurt me, I might give it a shot. In this case – I could find no down side and more articles than I cared to read as to why it was good.
Around September 10th I ordered the bottle pictured below. Like I said before, I already take several supplements and when adding a new one I need to determine how I know it’s working. So many things I had found – without blood work or a horrid disease I was trying to cure, it would be hard to determine if it was a good new addition. Inflammation and fat loss were two items listed that it was good for. Also, I head read it was good for depression. Now, “do i feel less down” is a subjective measure as that can change from day-to-day. I needed something that was a solid marker of change. On September 12th I measured my waist AT my navel. It was 33 1/3 🙁
Life goes on, my product arrived and I started taking 1 teaspoon each morning. It’s kind of nasty tasting. When I first smelled the stuff it reminded me of the dust from a pencil sharpener LOL. Others have compared it to turpentine – I don’t think it smells or tastes THAT bad. Chase it with some water and your fine. DON’T mix it in with your Shakeology shake….it ruins the flavor!
SO the point to this whole story: I was running out. I sat here the other day and was trying to decide to I re-order or do I write that off as an experiment that didn’t show me much. That was when I noticed the calendar and remembered how I had planned to make this decision.
Side note – the older I get – the more actual notes I should leave myself. I can’t remember shit lately.
I measured my waist AT my navel Wednesday, it was 28. I looked up at the calendar and thought No, I must have done this wrong. I grabbed the tape measure again and checked it two more times.
That is like 5 1/3 inches smaller. I can tell you my diet and exercise have not been on point in that month LOL. NOTE!!! – I did do it wrong!!! My measuring tape had a 4.5 in leader before the 0 line….I only lost 1 1/3 inches in a month not 5 1/3!
Needless to say, I reordered it. I don’t see a huge impact to the scale. So I am assuming that loss is due to inflammation reduction and bloating? I am still on the antibiotics that hate me so I’m not 100% where the loss came from, I just hope now that I am getting back on track with my nutrition and exercise that I see a better change. Sunday I’ll have my husband or someone help me measure so I have more than one point of reference 🙂
Just so you know! If you click the picture, there is a link to buy that product from Amazon. It is an affiliate link, and if you buy your product from that link, I get paid.