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Generally, you will choose your essiac tea dosage based on whether or not you currently have a health condition that you'd like to improve. Almost everyone tolerates the initial 3 oz. of tea three times per day right away just fine. The only reported side effect is an increased frequency in needing to use the bathroom the first few days. It's an inconvenience but not uncomfortable, and part of how the product works. If it's too bothersome you may start with with one dose per day and build up to two or three over a week's time. Another option would be to stick with three doses per day but start with less than the usual 3 oz. each time, and build up the size of the dose from there. Again, this is very rarely necessary as this is a very gentle and well tolerated product.
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All doses should be taken on an empty stomach. The research by Rene Caisse showed best results when people took essiac on an empty stomach, as this will ensure maximum absorption of your essiac tea dose.
What does having an empty stomach mean for our purposes? This means you should avoid eating for 2 hours before and 1 hour after taking essiac for best results.
Example: Finish eating breakfast at 7am. You can have essiac at 9am. Have a quick snack at 10am. You can have essiac again at 12pm. You can have lunch at 1pm. Etc...
Most individuals choose to take the Aggressive dose/Improvement of Health dose because they are drinking essiac tea in an attempt to improve their health. An aggressive regimen is required if you expect your health to improve. It doesn't matter what your condition is - all are considered equal for this purpose, aside from thise given a terminal diagnosis or those undergoing chemo and/or radiation treatment. In that case, see our Aggressive Plus Dose information below.
Recommended aggressive dose of essiac tea is 9 oz. per day of brewed tea, taken in three separate 3 oz. doses. You cannot take 4.5 oz. twice per day and expect the same results.
You should commit to the aggressive dose for 6 months before you determine whether essiac is of benefit to you. Some people notice a benefit almost immediately, but for others it can take up to 6 months to notice an effect. We also cover our product with a Six-Month Money Back Guarantee. Read more about the aggressive dose here.
Aggressive PLUS dose is 6 oz. of brewed tea taken three times per day. This dose is the only exception to the rule that everyone wishing to improve health needs 3 oz. three times per day. It is appropriate for anyone that needs the strongest possible dose due to being told they have less than six months to live (as essiac can take up to six months for full benefit to appear), or for anyone that is currently receiving chemo or radiation treatment (Those treatments can interfere with essiac's ability to work hence the extra dose recommended, but essiac does not interfere with results from the chemo or radiation).
You might choose to take the maintenance dose if you are currently enjoying good health and simply wish to maintain your health. You can also use this dose once your health problem that you had when you started taking essiac is all better.
Recommended maintenance dose of essiac tea is 6 oz. per day, taken in two separate 3 oz. doses. Maintenance dose still needs to be taken on an empty stomach.
Most people choose to remain on the maintenance dose indefinitely. If a health problem develops they then switch to the aggressive dose for a little while until their test results return to normal once again. There is no reason or need to go off of the essiac or to take a break. You can take it for the rest of your life if you like with no problems. That is exactly what we do around here!
The herbs are important to consume as part of each dose. Therefore, please do not strain and throw out the particles at the bottom (some describe it as "mud" or "sludge"). It's important to get some of these particles into each and every dose. The most effective way to do this is to use a large wooden spoon to stir the pitcher before pouring each dose. You can leave the lid off your container while it's stored in the fridge to make this more convenient. Stirring tends to work better than shaking - especially when the pitcher is full. You can store your essiac in any type of pitcher that you'd normally use to make iced tea. Glass bottles or mason jars are not necessary, but you may use them if preferred.Click here to read about the top risk factors for developing cancer.
After doing a bit of research and consulting with your health practitioner, you should be able to find the essiac tea dosage level that is most appropriate for you. If you have questions about which dosage level is best for you, feel free to contact us.
If you have need more essiac tea dosage information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for an instant answer to your question. If you don't find the answer you're looking for, please contact us.
Order the most popular size - THIRTEEN (13) 4 oz. sealed packets of essiac tea for $134.97. Each packet makes one gallon, and this is a six-month supply. This essiac costs less than 75 cents per day to use!
If you'd rather start with a smaller supply, you can purchase it here for $53.27. This supply lasts two months at the aggressive/improvement of health dose, or three months at the maintenance dose. Learn how to tell which dosage level you need here.
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Disclaimer: Essiac is not FDA tested and has not been FDA approved as a treatment or cure for any health problem. We do not represent it as such on this site. You must determine whether essiac is a product you should pursue. We have provided accounts and descriptions that represent the opinions of a variety of experts as well as actual users of essiac. We believe that our formula is the best essiac formula being sold in the world. However, we do not endorse anything on this site as medical fact.