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Coconut Water Dosage

Daily Dose of Coconut Water

Daily Dose of Coconut Water: 300mL

Coconut water is the liquid in the interior cavity of a young, tender coconut. It is 94% water, fairly low in calories and a popular drink in many tropical countries. The water is obtained by opening a coconut, which can be quite difficult. It is clear, sterile, sweet, and contains vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes. Many companies market it as . . . Read more

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

Gymnema Sylvestre Dosage

Gymnema Sylvestre Dosage

Daily Dose of Gymnema Sylvestre: 400-600mg

Gymnema Sylvestre is a shrub that is native to India and its name literally means “sugar destroyer”. Just like the name implies, this herb is used to treat conditions that are related to sugar imbalances such as diabetes and other similar conditions, and it has the ability to suppress sweet tastes. Its active components are a group of saponins . . . 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

Fenugreek Dosage

Fenugreek Dosage

Daily Dose of Fenugreek: 15-60g

Fenugreek is a plant from the pea family and it is also referred to as Greek Hay. It has a long history of medical use in Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as Traditional Indian Medicine, or Ayurveda. Traditionally, it was used for many purposes such as aiding in digestions, inducing labor, arthritis, bronchitis, and to help improve breast milk production. There . . . 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

Gamma Linolenic Acid Dosage

Gamma Linolenic Acid Dosage

Daily Dose of Gamma Linolenic Acid: 360-480g

Gamma Linolenic Acid, or GLA, is an omega-6 fatty acid that can be made in your body from an essential fatty acid called linoleic acid. These substances are responsible for reducing inflammation and cell growth. Normally, the body produces enough GLA from linoleic acid, but diabetics, alcohol abusers, people with viral infections, people with high cholesterol, and people . . . Read more

Hemp Seeds Dosage

Hemp Seeds Dosage

Daily Dose of Hemp Seed: 3 tbsps

Hemp seeds from the hemp plant are rich in nutrients and can be used to make a variety of food products. They are known for being a rich source of Omega 3 fatty acids, which are good for the heart and have many health benefits overall. Omega 3 fatty acids are necessary for many bodily functions and it is an essential . . . 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

Inulin Fiber Dosage

Supplementing with Inulin

Daily Dose of Inulin Fiber: 10-14g

Inulin is a plant based starch, and just like psyllium, it is a soluble fiber. Fiber is composed of carbohydrates that are not absorbed by the digestive tract. Adding more fiber into your diet can have many health benefits, which is why manufacturers have added fiber, such as inulin, to food products. It functions as a prebiotic, which serves as . . . Read more

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