Generally, vary your Esssiac tea dosage based solely on seriousness of the 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.
All doses should be taken on an empty stomach. Esssiac was tested by people with an empty stomach, and this will ensure maximum absorption of your Esssiac tea dosage. This means you should avoid eating for 2 hours before and 1 hour after taking Esssiac for best results.
Most individuals choose to take the aggressive dose because they are drinking Esssiac 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 Esssiac 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 Esssiac 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 Esssiac 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.
Keep in mind, You may need a different Esssiac 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
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!
Factors that affect Esssiac tea dosage
There are three main factors that affect the recommended Esssiac tea dosage. However, we feel that this one is most important factor:
1. Seriousness of any health condition. We advise those fighting cancer or another health condition to take the aggressive or aggressive plus Esssiac tea dosage.
Other factors affecting the recommended Esssiac tea dosage are:
Tolerance for the taste or consistency of the tea. Some people find it hard to drink the tea due to its taste and consistency. Although the tea tastes somewhat bitter and slightly thick to drink, many people tolerate it just fine, and you should adjust to taking it within a week if you take it daily. We recommend swallowing the tea without tasting it (meaning to not breathe through your nose and to not keep it in your mouth long). Remember, the tea is more effective if you do not strain it before serving. Shake your container before pouring your doses to disperse the herb particles that remain. If you cannot drink you full dose, drink as much as possible.
3. Body weight. Lighter people may require smaller Esssiac tea dosages, while heavier people may need more Esssiac to achieve the same level of effectiveness. However, if you are at a normal adult bodyweight, no need to change the dosage.
Typical recommended Esssiac tea dosage is 9 oz. per day, taken in three separate 3 oz. doses.
This is the recommended Esssiac tea dosage if you have (or suspect that you have) cancer or another health problem.
You should remain on the aggressive dosage program for a minimum of five months, or until your test results return to normal. If your test results have returned to normal, you may reduce your Esssiac tea to the maintenance dosage of 3 oz. just once per day. If at any point your symptoms return, we recommend that you return to the aggressive dosage of three 3 oz. doses per day.
If the original condition persists even while you take Esssiac tea, continue on the aggressive treatment dosage until your condition improves and you're satisfied with the results. Keep in mind that many people keep getting worse and worse if they are not taking Esssiac, so sometimes just holding steady health-wise is a victory.
Organic Esssiac Tea can be taken during traditional cancer treatments without interfering with that treatment. If you are currently receiving chemotherapy or radiation, be aware that chemo and radiation can destroy some of the active properties of the Esssiac tea. In other words, chemo and radiation can prevent Esssiac tea from doing its job somewhat. Taking "extra" tea to compensate for this acts as insurance that the Esssiac you're taking will be able to do its work in your body. If you plan to continue your chemo and/or radiation, you might consider taking up to 18 oz. of tea per day, or three 6-oz. doses. Many people on chemo and/or radiation have tried the 18 oz. per day with good results. However, some decide to stay with just 9 oz. per day, and many of those people have also had good results. You'll have to decide (along with the help of your practitioner) if you'd like to experiment with taking the 18 oz. per day. The more cautious approach would be to take the higher 18 oz. per day.
Aggressive PLUS Dose:
For the highest level of treatment, take 6 oz. of brewed tea three times per day.
Maintenance Dose: The maintenance (or preventive) Esssiac tea dosage is 6 oz. of tea per day, taken in two 3 oz. doses of brewed tea.
Administer the maintenance dose for at least 6 months after your test results have returned to normal. Many people choose to continue the maintenance dose indefinitely to maintain their good health. Some also take a maintenance dose of Esssiac tea as a daily preventive supplement, even though they have no health problems. Esssiac tea is abundant in many minerals and is a healthy part of the daily diet.
The length of time you should remain on a maintenance dose of Esssiac will ultimately be your decision. At I-AM-HEALING.com, we choose to stay on Esssiac at all times to maintain our good health, and we encourage our friends and family to do the same. Esssiac can be taken indefinitely, so it's up to you to decide whether to continue on the maintenance dose or to stop using Esssiac you've achieved good health.
Detoxification Dose: Detoxification regimens are typically done for a fixed period of time. Many people choose 3- or 6-month time periods for detoxification. 2-6 oz. of tea per day would be a typical detoxification dosage for this time period. However, some do shorter but more intensive detoxifications. The Esssiac tea dosage for a 2- or 4-week detoxification is 9 oz. per day, taken in three separate 3 oz. dosages.
The ideal length of time between your detoxification regimens depends on three key issues:
1. Your exposure to toxins, including chemicals, pollution, diet, etc.
2. Your body's ability to purge itself of toxins.
3. Personal preference and how healthy you feel.
How to store your Organic Esssiac Tea
Your brewed Esssiac tea must be refrigerated, since there are no additives or preservatives. Do not store brewed tea for more than three weeks, because the tea may spoil.
Take Orgainic Esssiac Tea for 3 weeks and then 1 week off. 3 weeks on, 1 week off etc.
When starting on your Esssiac protocol, try starting on a lower dosage to help your body to adjust. eg. 1 oz 3 times a day for 2 days, then 2ozs 3 times a day for 2 days etc.
Drink plenty of water to help your body rid itself of toxins.