I used LCR's Active-PK for about one year with some very GOOD results - good energy, increased stamina, good maintenance of weight (though no NO weight loss). However, about 6 months in, my knees started to feel achy when standing from a sitting position. At one year, with my knees worsening, I did a better study on the side effects and found that the main ingredient of Active-PK, Gynostemma Pentaphyllum, carries a warning to not use more than 4 months or risk the development of the auto-immune disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis. I stopped the product immediately. The other ingredients - Quercetin and Berberine, both have anti-inflammatory benefits and without those two ingredients, my left knee swelled up to about double in size, put pressure on the sciatic nerve and strained my knee ligaments. I've spent the last two months using other supplements to reduce swelling and heal my ligaments and muscles. All I can do about possible arthritis is pray! BE CAREFUL - don't use this product longer than 4 months.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Hi Vjo. My name is Taylor and I am with LCR Health. I am sorry to read about your experience with Active-PK. Our raw materials have GRAS approval which are standards set by the FDA, defined as “Reasonable certainty in the minds of qualified scientists that the substance is not harmful under its intended conditions of use.” Immune activating ingredients like Echinacea, Astragalus, licorice and Gynostemma pentaphyllum should be avoided if one has an autoimmune disorder. LCR Health always recommends our customers to consult their physician prior to starting a new supplement if you have a medical condition or if you are currently taking medication. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that I may file an adverse reaction report and offer you a full refund for your purchase. I want to thank you for sharing your experience with Active-PK with us. I wish you a wonderful day and I look forward to hearing from you soon.