"Grown together over the years and culminated at the last in a generally bleak, overly dark outlook on life. Deeply negative, too much of the time. Anxious. Defensive. Frustrated. Resigned. A merry-go-round of bad vibes; just the way one would wish to go through life…"
"First a bit of disclosure: A friend of mine saw in me some of the telltale signs of the imbalances HCF is meant to address. In me, those things had grown together over the years and culminated at the last in a generally bleak, overly dark outlook on life. Deeply negative, too much of the time. Anxious. Defensive. Frustrated. Resigned. A merry-go-round of bad vibes; just the way one would wish to go through life. I think it was when I told my friend that I felt like I expended 80% of my energy clambering up to some measure of emotional equilibrium with which to face the day, and then didn’t have anything left for the actual circumstances the day would bring—and that it had always kinda been that way—that he suggested HCF might bring about some positive effect.
Hmm, I’m thinking, a supplement to counteract the weight of the world. Who knew? So my friend gives me a bottle and hits the high points of the research, which are intriguing btw, they go down quite reasonably. Restore a necessary balance at the source and watch the ripples move outward. Okay, I’m thinking. As balance for me is a thing always near, but always just out of reach—and I can always use a few positive ripples in my life—I’m in.
So what has the experience been like? Pretty much as my friend had indicated. He had told me that sometimes the initial effects could be quite noticeable, but they would quickly give way to a more natural, more subtle sense of balance and well-being as the body adjusted to the new, balanced direction from the brain.* That’s pretty much how it happened with me. The first few days, it felt like little firecrackers going off in my head.† Thoughts milling about everywhere, waiting to be thought about. It was like it had become fun, literally entertaining, just to think stuff. Then the clarity kicked in, like a rising breeze, and with the clarity came a notable ease of comprehension.* It felt increasingly natural to quickly grasp the things occurring around me, and be able to calmly think through them.†* A little more time and I rediscovered the gift of undisturbed sleep.* And my spirits, long chained to a seemingly meaningless earth in a pretty existential existence, began to rise.
Two weeks later, and the initial somewhat euphoric effects had indeed faded after a few days, glimmering off into the night like faeries in a tale.* But the tale they left behind was a changed one, a new one. One of equanimity, of, well, balance. Things don’t roll me too much anymore. One of well-being, with a sense of energy and adventure. I find myself looking forward, because I sense that I can handle what will come. That’s new. Wow. Life actually doesn’t suck? Who knew?
It’s pretty obvious that our modern world is wildly out of balance, among its other ills. We’re out of balance too. All supplements aim to make up that lack. After a few months of 3-a-days of HCF in the early morning, I can say the closest approximation to what I’ve experienced with it would be St. John’s Wort, but the reach of HCF seems deeper, the changes feel more intrinsic, more natural, more fundamental in nature. And not only mentally and emotionally; I feel better physically as well. Ripples moving outward from the source, I suppose.
So yes, I believe my friend was on to something here. In particular to anyone feeling weighed down, disappointed in life, or stuck in some extended malaise they don’t quite understand, I’d say give it a try. With a little balance, you may be pleasantly surprised by who you actually are, and where your horizons really lie."
– Walt J., Little Torch Key, FL, March 2, 2014