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      Solaray Butterbur (60 Capsules)

      • Form: Capsules

      • Serving Size: 1 VEGETARIAN CAPSULE

      • Number Of Servings: 60 Servings

      • Price Per Serving:  ($0.31 / serving)

      • Weight: 2 OZ

      Product Label

        BUTTERBUR IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE NUTRITIVE SUPPORT FOR NORMAL SMOOTH MUSCLE TISSUE FUNCTION. THE GERMAN COMMISSION E MONOGRAPH RECOGNIZES BUTTERBUR. SOLARAY BRAND BUTTERBUR IS CERTIFIED FREE OF PYRROLIZIDINE ALKALOIDS.

      Directions
      USE ONLY AS DIRECTED. TAKE ONE VEGETARIAN CAPSULE UP TO TWO TIMES DAILY WITH A MEAL OR GLASS OF WATER. STORE IN A COOL, DRY PLACE.

      Warning
      DO NOT USE IF SAFETY SEAL IS BROKEN OR MISSING. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. KEEP YOUR LICENSED HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER INFORMED WHEN USING THIS PRODUCT. DO NOT USE IF YOUR ARE PREGNANT OR LACTATING. IF YOUR HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH KIDNEY (RENAL) DISEASE, CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE USE.

    • Does not contain
      SOLARAY GUARANTEES THAT NO INGREDIENTS OTHER THAN THOSE LIS

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      Butterbur Supplement Facts

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      Supplement Facts

      Serving Size 1 VEGETARIAN CAPSULE

      Servings Per Container 60.000000

        Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
      BUTTERBUR (PETASITES HYBRIDUS) (ROOT EXTRACT) (GUARANTEED 7.5 MG (15%) SESQUITERPENES) 50 Mg N/A*

      *Daily value not established

      Other Ingredients:

      CELLULOSE, VEGETABLE CELLULOSE CAPSULE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE AND MALTODEXTRIN.

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      SolarayButterbur - 60 Capsules
       
      4.2

      (based on 11 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

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        (1)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Convenience (3)
      • Price (3)
      • Satisfaction (3)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      No Best Uses

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Little Known Treatment

      Normally I am in excellent health. Last fall through winter I had congestion of the lungs. I tried a popular homeopathic remedy found in the pharmacy section of stores that required me to take...Read complete review

      Normally I am in excellent health. Last fall through winter I had congestion of the lungs. I tried a popular homeopathic remedy found in the pharmacy section of stores that required me to take every three hours and up to 48 hours after symptoms go away. This was most difficult to do. Whenever I missed the schedule through the nights, my health would reverse and I'd have to start all over again. Recently I was reading 'Herbs the Magic Healers' by Paul Twitchell. He mentioned that tea made from the root of Butterbur is used in clearing the chest and lungs of phlegm and that it is also used for treating coughs and tightness of the throat and chest, all of which I was suffering from. Although what I purchased from Vitamin Shoppe were pills, not tea, taking a small monetary risk, I ordered this product. Taken as directed, everything cleared up within a week.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Allergic reaction

      It was recommended that I use butterbur for migraines. I am 53 and have had migraines since I was 17. The butterbur was very effective in the prevention of migraines however I wondered why...Read complete review

      It was recommended that I use butterbur for migraines. I am 53 and have had migraines since I was 17. The butterbur was very effective in the prevention of migraines however I wondered why my skin was itching at night and why I was sneezing during the day. The itching became so intense that I could not sleep! I checked online and found that butterbur is related to ragweed. Please note - I have had allergy testing and did not show any allergy to ragweed - nonetheless I was having a pretty significant reaction to the butterbur! Within a few days of discontinuing the use of butterbur the itching and sneezing completely stopped. Please be careful with this product and if these symptoms occurr be aware that you are having an allergic reaction! Act accordingly!

      >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2011-10-05
      Very helpful. Extremely allergic to ragweed. Already dealing with up to 10+ migraines per month. Don't need another issue. Thanks

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Worked for our daughter

      By Adrienne

      from Dallas

      Comments about Solaray Butterbur - 60 Capsules:

      Used this to treat my 10 yr. old's migraines which were every day for 2 weeks. Tried one pill at night but ended up needing 1 1/2 to get through a day but now she is migraine free. We are going to take her off for a period due to it not being recommended for more than 12 weeks at a time but so far it's been a lifesaver for her. It has caused some tummy aches but the side affect was better than the horrible daily pain she was in. Also started taking an Omega 3 and multivitamins as well.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      For Migraines

      By LizzyK

      from Miami, FL

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Solaray Butterbur - 60 Capsules:

            I started taking this for migraines. I have been taking two/day for about two weeks now. Not sure if it is working yet, as I've heard it takes 5 weeks or so to kick in. However, I have already noticed a slight decrease in the frequency of migraines, so I am hopeful that it is working.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            It Works!

            By Chrissy, busy mom

            from NJ

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Less Severe Migraines

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

              Comments about Solaray Butterbur - 60 Capsules:

              Migraines are much less severe after a few weeks of taking 1 capsule after breakfast and l capsule after dinner. I would recommend it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Really Works!

              By Brendy

              from Huntsville AL

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Lessens Frequency
              • Lessens Severity

              Cons

              • Possible Allergies

              Best Uses

              • Once In Am And Pm

              Comments about Solaray Butterbur - 60 Capsules:

              It won't make them go away but they will be less severe and less frequent. I'm so happy I found this, I was very skeptical and it's no cure all, but I appreciate being able to take the imitrex out of my rotation since that takes me out of commission all day.

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Shoulder & Neck Pain? Use this!

              By Cindy

              from Sacramento

              Comments about Solaray Butterbur - 60 Capsules:

              I have almost constant shoulder and neck pain which can travel up the side of my head and end up as true migraine. Then I knock myself out with Imitrex. What a mess. I tried this about 1-1/2 mos ago, 2 tabs @ breakfast, one @ dinner, religiously. It is actually starting to WORK!!! For 3 days straight now, I wake up in NO PAIN. Get it, and stick with it. No more sleeping sitting up. Not expecting perfection, but if I can get to 75%???? Wow!!!!

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              buttterbur

              By mickie

              from rockport TX

              Comments about Solaray Butterbur - 60 Capsules:

              The expiration date on the butterbur appears to be 1-16-2007! That is unacceptable. I didn't notice it at first. Now I can't determine if the product is helping me or not. I would appreciate a replacement, preferably by Weber and Weber (where there this scientific evidence of it's effectiveness in preventing migraine).

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Butterbur for overactive bladder.

              By LAURA C

              from Undisclosed

              Pros

              • Convenience
              • price
              • Quality
              • Satisfaction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Solaray Butterbur - 60 Capsules:

                  I have an overactive bladder. Prescription drugs for this condition left me tired and all moist tissues VERY dry. Could not drink enough water.

                  (20 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Allergic reaction

                  By Carol M

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Solaray Butterbur - 60 Capsules:

                  It was recommended that I use butterbur for migraines. I am 53 and have had migraines since I was 17. The butterbur was very effective in the prevention of migraines however I wondered why my skin was itching at night and why I was sneezing during the day. The itching became so intense that I could not sleep! I checked online and found that butterbur is related to ragweed. Please note - I have had allergy testing and did not show any allergy to ragweed - nonetheless I was having a pretty significant reaction to the butterbur! Within a few days of discontinuing the use of butterbur the itching and sneezing completely stopped. Please be careful with this product and if these symptoms occurr be aware that you are having an allergic reaction! Act accordingly!

                  >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2011-10-05
                  Very helpful. Extremely allergic to ragweed. Already dealing with up to 10+ migraines per month. Don't need another issue. Thanks

                  (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Butterbur

                  By Victoria

                  from Undisclosed

                  Pros

                  • Convenience
                  • price
                  • Satisfaction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Solaray Butterbur - 60 Capsules:

                      Excellent product. I have been treated for migraines for 40 years with various medications. After using this product for 4-5 months my migraines decreased in severity. The need for most meds is no longer necessary. However once in awhile if I smell a strong fragrance or tar a migraine will start. But I am still able to carry on with projects after taking aspirin. Four years ago I would have been in bed with ice packs for a few days.

                      (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Good for migraines

                      By Linda M

                      from Undisclosed

                      Comments about Solaray Butterbur - 60 Capsules:

                      I had seen numerous articles recommending butterbur for migraine sufferers, so I decided to give it a try. After two months, the butterbur seems to be working. I am definitely experiencing fewer migraines, even though I am being exposed to many migraine triggers. I hope that these positive results last!

                      (28 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Little Known Treatment

                      By Kevin M

                      from Undisclosed

                      Pros

                      • Convenience
                      • price
                      • Quality
                      • Satisfaction
                      • value

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Solaray Butterbur - 60 Capsules:

                          Normally I am in excellent health. Last fall through winter I had congestion of the lungs. I tried a popular homeopathic remedy found in the pharmacy section of stores that required me to take every three hours and up to 48 hours after symptoms go away. This was most difficult to do. Whenever I missed the schedule through the nights, my health would reverse and I'd have to start all over again. Recently I was reading 'Herbs the Magic Healers' by Paul Twitchell. He mentioned that tea made from the root of Butterbur is used in clearing the chest and lungs of phlegm and that it is also used for treating coughs and tightness of the throat and chest, all of which I was suffering from. Although what I purchased from Vitamin Shoppe were pills, not tea, taking a small monetary risk, I ordered this product. Taken as directed, everything cleared up within a week.

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                          Recommended by a nurse friend
                          Matthew Z on Jun 23, 2015
                          For Migraine Prevention
                          Kendall F on May 26, 2015
                          Butterbur is helping with the side effects of my prostate operation.
                          Joseph R on Jun 19, 2015
                          Because it was recommended to me by my neurologist fo
                          migraine headaches.
                          Patricia C on May 19, 2015
                          So how what extracting process do u use & does your product contain high levels of pyrrolizidine??? The roots of the perennial shrub generally contain high levels of pyrrolizidine alkaloids, which can damage the liver, so herbalists recommend looking for butterbur products that specify no pyrrolizidines, or ones that use a CO2 extracting process, which limits the amount of pyrrolizidine alkaloids
                          shantel w on Apr 4, 2013
                          Is this product PA free, pyrrolizidine alkaloids which I read is a chemical that causes cancer?
                          A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Jun 25, 2013
                          Best Answer: On the bottle it states it's certified free of pyrrolizidine alkaloids.
                          Reply · Report · Lisa R on Jun 25, 2013
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                          Did this product upset your stomach in any way?
                          Cindy G on Jan 5, 2014
                          Best Answer: No. No stomach upset at all. I started with 50 mg and my migraines were significantly less pronounced ... when the first two bottles were gone, I increased to 75 mg and I haven't had one since. That's been about 5 months ago! I've suffered 36 hour migraines for 26 years! This is such a relief!!!
                          Reply · Report · Karla U on Jan 6, 2014
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                          Does Butterbur help with sinus issues?
                          A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Jun 26, 2014
                          Best Answer: Butterbur has been very helpful for our seasonal allergies, including sinus symptoms. We take stinging nettle for seasonal allergies and add butterbur when we need more relief.
                          Reply · Report · Mary W on Jun 26, 2014
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                          Is this product PA free?
                          A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Aug 14, 2014
                          Best Answer: Not 100% sure but most likely yes. I used this product for a good four or five years without negative side effects and it did help my migraines. I showed my neurologist this one, and he works with the FAA, so as a dr. he told me it was probably fine, but that the butterbur by Petadolex, also at the Vitamin Shoppe, was a safer bet because that meets FAA standards and PA free, so I use that one now.
                          Reply · Report · Sara Y on Aug 14, 2014
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