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Cordyceps Sinensis Dosage

Supplementing with Cordyceps Sinensis

Daily Dose of Cordyceps Sinensis: 1-9g

Cordyceps Sinensis, also known as cordyceps, is essentially caterpillar fungus. It is a type of fungus that grows on the larvae of caterpillars. The vegetable part of the fungus ripens in the late summer and is usually found in high elevations of 11,500 to 15,400ft in China. It has been widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Tibetan Medicine for . . . Read more

Astragalus Dosage

Supplementing with Astragalus

Daily Dose of Astragalus: 750-1500mg

Astragalus is an herb that goes by the scientific name Astragalus membranaceus. Other more common names for the plant are milk vetch and locoweed. Its root is used for medicinal purposes to treat a wide range of health problems. For centuries, it has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is usually given to patients following a heart attack to keep . . . Read more

Ashwagandha Dosage

Supplementing with Ashwagandha

Daily Dose of Ashwagandha: 1,200-2000mg

Ashwaganda is a plant whose roots and berries have been used in ancient Indian Ayurvedic medicine as a tonic herb since at least 6,000BC. The plant is also known as Withania somnifera, or Indian winter cherry, and is often considered the “Indian ginseng”. Traditionally, it was used to treat ear infection, skin ulcers, dropsy, asthma, general pain, rheumatism, wound infections, and occasionally to . . . Read more

Bilberry Dosage

Supplementsing with Bilberry

Daily Dose of Bilberry: 20-60g

Bilberry is a fruit that is a close relative to blueberry and is also called a huckleberry. It has many potential health benefits and has been used for centuries in folk and herbal medicines. One use of bilberry extract is to treat chronic venous insufficiency. This is when veins in the legs that carry blood to the heart become damaged, . . . Read more

Bitter Melon Dosage

Bitter Melon Dosage

Daily Dose of Bitter Melon: 2oz

Bitter melon is a vegetable that grows in vines, it can range in color from dark green to white, and it varies in size from 3-12 inches long. It is also known as bitter gourd, bitter apple, or bitter cucumber. It is known for its health benefits in controlling blood sugar levels. Bitter melon has compounds in it that . . . Read more

Rosemary Dosage

Rosemary Dosage

Daily Dose of Rosemary: 4-6g

Rosemary, also known as Rosmarinus officinalis, is a shrub that is used as a spice and also for medicinal purposes. Interestingly, it was used during medieval times by mourners to show respect for the dead by sprinkling the herb on graves. Traditionally, it was used for rejuvenation and to treat gout. In modern times, research has found many uses for . . . Read more

Garlic Dosage

Garlic Dosage

Daily Dose of Garlic: 1800-3600mg

We use garlic in everyday cooking but it can also be used medicinally. Consumed by ancient civilizations for thousands of years for its health benefits, many used it as protection against the plague during the Middle Ages and during World War 2 to ward off gangrene. A natural substance called alliin becomes allicin when garlic is crushed or chopped. Allicin is . . . Read more

Sage Dosage

Sage Dosage

Daily Dose of Sage: 3-6g

Sage, or salvia officinalis, is a subshrub with woody stems, grayish leaves, and flowers that are blue to purple. It is best known as a culinary spice but it is also used as herbal medicine. For centuries it has been used to treat a variety of different ailments. It has antioxidant effects, which can help clean up the free radicals . . . Read more

Goji Berry Dosage

Goji Berry Dosage

Daily Dose of Goji Berry: 10-30g of dried fruit

The goji berry is also known as the wolfberry and is grown in the north-central and western areas of China. The berry is a bright orange-red or blue-red color and can be easily damaged while picking so they are usually dried before they are exported to keep them preserved. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it has been . . . Read more

Acai Berry Dosage

Acai Berry Dosage

Daily Dose of Acai Berry: 1,000mg

Acai berry, from the Acai palm, is a small, round, dark purple berry used in South America to make food products as well as traditional herbal medicine. For centuries, it has been used to treat diarrhea. It is recommended by practitioners as a treatment for many health problems. Modern research has discovered that the compounds of Acai berry may . . . Read more

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