I speak to several nutritionists and a TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Doctor. They are all on the same page with the Chinese Tonic Herbs (I'm big into multiple opinions, lol). I was a bit taken back by how well they worked. I was turned on to a company called immortal herbs, as two separate professionals recommended them to me, independently. There is also a company called Dragon Herbs, but I had a hard time figuring out what I needed from them as their products are not very clear as to what they do. I know that immortal herbs doesn't use fillers of any kind, and also directly sources their herbs from China, without a middleman. So I liked that. I have spoken to them on the phone and I liked them. They are super customer friendly. Anyhow, my point was, is, I was taken back by how well they worked, shocked more so than anything. The chinese herbs are becoming a big force in the U.S., and I can see why. My nutritionists(s,s,s) all said the same thing about diet which I am NOT a fan of messing with, because I love to eat. They recommended multivitamins, which have never really agreed with me, and I don't feel they work all too well (absorption, upset stomach, etc...), they agreed and said I should take a superfood powder. So I tried the Tonic Alchemy by Dragon herbs. It work well, loved it. Then I saw that Immortal Herbs had a superfood, so I tried that, it didn't taste as good, but I worked better. I really felt a difference. Felt more balanced. What I do is take the Immortal Herbs superfood powder and mix it in iced water in a 1 liter sippy bottle, and add a magnesium powder that has a citrus tart taste to it. That makes it much easier to, actually enjoyable, to consume. With just the herbs and the superfood, I feel it has changed my life 100%. Now I am working on doing exercising and stretching. I will not take SSRI's of any kind ever again. They made my life hell. My NEXT BIG STEP will be learning how to meditate. And I am going to need a LOT of help with that, I hate sitting still. Lastly, from what I know, and what I have been told, many/most of these herbs have very little interactions with Western medicine. I know two pregnant women that take the same stuff I do. I have experienced NO side effect from their calm formula, only positive stuff.