Originally Posted by jenrummie
I recently found this forum and it has been great reading the posts from others who are using MRC.
I started on Nov 7th and have lost 5.5lbs with another 50-60 lbs to go. This is much slower than I had anticipated but I haven't completely followed the program everyday either.
I did the saliva hormone testing. I'm currently taking ADWL, EFAs, Total Woman Oil, MRC MultiVitamin, 7 Keto DHEA, and CortiTrim which seems like a lot of supplements to me. They have also recommended that I try their hormone cream but I haven't purchased it yet.
I'd love to hear what supplements you are taking. Which ones you pruchase from MRC and which ones you purchase elsewhere.
Also, has anyone used the hormone cream? If so, what are you thoughts?
I lost most of my weight on MRC while only taking a vitamin (prenatals prescribed by my doctor) and the MRC krill oil. The last 10 lbs got stubborn, so I bought MRC Phentatrim and used that for the last 3-4 weeks of my program.
I'm not saying the supplements are bad (the phentatrim did help me get those last pounds off!), but I do think 1) it's easy to get on the supplements and then get the mindset that they will help you so much that it won't matter if you cheat or don't follow the plan 100% (I caught myself thinking that way more than once), and 2) they aren't totally necessary for effective weight loss--they can help, but the plan is strong enough to stand alone without them. Also, the program is waaaay cheaper without them.
Honestly, I would not start messing with hormone creams without a doctor's supervision. Even with the MRC saliva test--because I wouldn't trust a non-medically trained person to do the test/read the results correctly, let alone determine what my medical/hormonal needs are. Yes, they want to help you lose the weight, but they also want to make money--and some consultants do that by pushing supplements and creams that people don't really need. To me, though, messing with hormone balances in your body without consulting a doctor and having bloodwork done is sketchy and can be dangerous.
Just my 2 cents--but I hope it helps.