Generally, vary your essiac tea dosage based solely on seriousness of your health condition. However, in extreme cases of individuals who weigh much more or much less than average, you may want to vary your dosage according to weight as well. Always adjust your dosage according to your individual needs and tolerance if necessary.
The essiac dosages we're suggesting here are in ounces of brewed tea.
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All doses should be taken on an empty stomach. Essiac was tested on people with an empty stomach, and this will ensure maximum absorption of your essiac tea dosage. This means you should avoid eating for 2 hours before and 1 hour after taking essiac for best results. Example: Eat breakfast at 7am. You can have essiac at 9am. You can have a 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 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 dramatically.
Recommended aggressive dose of essiac tea is 9 oz. per day of brewed tea, taken in three separate 3-oz. doses.
You should commit to the aggressive dose for 6 months before you attempt to determine whether essiac is of benefit to you. Some people notice a benefit almost immediately, but it takes others up to 6 months to notice an effect.
Aggressive PLUS Dose
Aggressive PLUS dose is 6 oz. of brewed tea taken three times per day. This dose is appropriate for anyone that needs the strongest possible dose, or anyone that is on chemo or radiation treatment.
You might choose to take the maintenance dose if you are currently enjoying good health and simply wish to maintain your health.
Recommended maintenance dose of essiac tea is 6 oz. per day, taken in two 3-oz. doses.
Most people remain on the maintenance dose indefinitely. If a health problem develops they switch to the aggressive dose.
Why is there 'sludge' at the bottom of my container? Can I throw it out?
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'). It's important to get some of these particles into each and every dose. The most effective way to do this for most people is to use a large wooden spoon to stir the pitcher before pouring each dose. You can leave the lid off your container to make this more convenient. Stirring tends to work better than shaking especially when the pitcher is full.Click here to read about the top risk factors for developing cancer
Keep in mind, You may need a different essiac tea dosage if:
--you are currently taking chemotherapy or radiation
--you are looking for health maintenance or disease prevention
--you are interested in detoxification
--you do not tolerate the aggressive treatment dose at first
Click here to read more about determining the best essiac tea dosage for you.
After doing a bit of research and consulting your health practitioner, you should be able to find the dosage level that is most appropriate for you to start with. Be sure to check back with us for dosage recommendations as your condition changes--hopefully for the better!
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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, including cancer. We do not represent it as such on this site. You must determine whether essiac is a treatment method you should pursue. We have provided accounts and descriptions that represent the opinions of a variety of experts in the alternative treatment world as well as actual users of essiac. We believe that our formula is the most effective essiac formula being sold in the world. However, we do not endorse anything on this site as medical fact.