and one other thing...it is by far cheaper and more helpful then any other supplement or combination of supplements i have tried. I do agree, however, that if it is merely masking the symptoms than it is not good enough. I think that the body will heal itself, but it doesn't happen overnight. I for one am 31 years old and I didn't fall into sickness overnight. The body, when given the proper tools (nutrients) to heal itself, it will.