Our botanical medicines are unlike any other treatments you may have used in the past—and we’re here to help you make the most of them. Below are some answers to commonly asked questions.
Some of our formulations are offered in a variety of forms because we know that different people have different needs as far as what the best form of herbal medicine is for them.
Tinctures formulas are organic cane alcohol and water-based extractions of the herbal formula. Tinctures are a traditional extraction method that are easy to take either directly or mixed into a couple ounces of juice or water. At the top recommended adult dose (1 teaspoon / 2x / day), the 4 oz. bottle lasts approximately 12 days.
Brews are bags of dried roots, barks and other herbs that must be cooked by simmering in a pot on the stove for 90 minutes. Cooking instructions are included with purchase. After cooking and straining, the top adult recommended dosage is 1 cup / 2x / day. Brews are the most potent way to take herbs because they are easily absorbed into the bloodstream in this manner. While the taste is generally quite bitter and acrid, tasting these flavors is in part what triggers the brain and body to respond to the medicinal tea.
However, for some people the taste is too strong or the labor of cooking the herbs is too much for the very weak or very busy. Adding honey, stevia, mint or any flavoring you like is fine, but the taste is too strong for most children. If you are new to brews, order just 1 or 2 to start and make sure this method will work for you.
Granules are water-based extracts (alcohol-free) that have been ground into a powder. This method eliminates the need for cooking the herbs; instead, you simply stir a teaspoon into a liquid of soft food 2x / day. One jar of granules taken at the top recommended adult dosage of 4 grams (1 heaping teaspoon) 2x / day lasts approximately 13 days.
A few questions to guide your decision-making process:
Are you very on the go, busy, or traveling, and need a simple method of taking your herbs? If so, we recommend either tinctures or granules.
Are you good at and willing to take your herbs without masking a strong bitter taste? Do you want the highest potency and you’re willing and able to take the time to cook the herbs? In this case, we recommend using the brews.
For those who are unsure, we recommend ordering a 2 oz. tincture, 1 bag of brew, and 1 jar of granules so that you can try them all and decide which one(s) are right for you.
Please note that all our products are handcrafted and made to order. Therefore, we cannot accept returns (for more information, please read our shipping and returns policy).
A liposome is a round liquid-filled bubble that has at least 1 fatty double-layer membrane. It can be used to deliver herbals, nutrients, or pharmaceuticals into the body. Because the liposome is composed similarly to cell membranes, the body’s cells perceive liposomes as “friendly,” which makes for easier absorption into the bloodstream and into the cells where toxins and infection wreak havoc.
Essential oils are among the most potent antimicrobials and neutralizers of toxicity and inflammation available in the natural world.
A liposomal essential oil remedy is a safe, well-tolerated way to receive the medicinal benefits of organic essential oils and to target inflammation, infection, and toxicity in hard-to-reach places such as the collagen, blood cells, joints, central nervous system, and inside biofilms.
Liposomal essential oil remedies are perhaps the most effective natural way to reduce the load of bacteria, parasites, viruses, mycotoxin, and fungi that plague the chronically ill body.
We recommend starting at 1 teaspoons / 2x / day for 1 week. Week 2, increase to 2 teaspoons / 2x / day. Week 3, increase to 1 tablespoon / 2x / day, and week 4, increase to 2 tablespoons / 2x / day. Some people find increased effectiveness with a higher dose or do better with less, but in general, the average adult dose is 2 tablespoons / 2x / day.
Liposomal EO remedies should be taken 30 minutes or more away from food. They may be taken with other herbal and nutritional supplements and teas.
If the taste is too strong to be tolerable, add the dose to some coconut, almond, or hemp milk, smoothie, or other fatty beverage to soften the flavor.
Probably not. In our clinic, we always recommend our products as part of a larger treatment plan that includes detoxification, gut restoration, immune system repair, and adopting a clean, health generating lifestyle to support the complete resolution of your chronic ailments.
At the recommended starting dosage with a weekly increase, 1 double strength pint liposomal lasts 22 days. For other dosages, see the chart below.
|Size||1 tsp / 2X/ Day||2 tsp / 2x / Day||1 TBS / 2x / Day||2 TBS / 2X / Day|
|Pint||48 days||24 days||16 days||8 days|
Store your liposomal remedy in the refrigerator. Shake before use.
Temporary exposure to warm temperatures will not affect the integrity of the liposomal, but hot temperatures or many days unrefrigerated will cause degradation to the liposomal remedies. The liposomal essential oil remedies have a guaranteed 1-month shelf-life if stored properly; 3-6 months is more likely.
Our pint-sized amber bottles are a little more than 16 oz. Because of this, the fill line of your liposomal may not be to the very top of the bottle.
Because our products are made to order and handcrafted, they are non-refundable and we are not able to accept returns except in the case of damage. If you receive a damaged item, please call our facility at 845-687-6211 and we will provide you with the next steps for exchange/refund. For more information on our shipping policies, see our Shipping & Returns Information page.
3 important points:
- Most patients begin to see results within a month of being at the full dose of the product (e.g. 2 TBS / 2x / day of liposomal remedy).
- If you are not seeing any results, it’s important to consider what is stopping the remedy from working – often this is blocked detox pathways, and a need to address this (the Detox For Lyme program is one way to begin to address this).
- If you have questions, doubts, or are having trouble moving forward with your healing in spite of your efforts, we strongly suggest a consultation or two with one of our practitioners to receive expert feedback and guidance about your particular case.
Our goal is to create high-quality products which are effective at treating infections while avoiding difficult Herxheimer reactions. If you find your liposomal is triggering a herx reaction, reduce your dose to the last well-tolerated dose (or half the dose you are currently taking if this happens at the starting dose) and go from there.
Engaging in regular detoxification practices while taking your remedy, such as eating cleanly, sleeping well, drinking plenty of water with a pinch of saturated sea salt solution, doing regular saunas/detox baths, and bowel cleansing will help clear an uncomfortable Herxheimer reaction.
Generally speaking, herbs are non-toxic, safe, and ideal for long-term use (one of the great advantages over pharmaceuticals).
All Bloom & Reveal essential oil remedies are safe to take during conception, pregnancy and lactation at the recommended dosage. Generally we recommend liposomal remedies to our patients who are pregnant or may become pregnant wholeheartedly and without reservation, especially when compared with the risk of pharmaceuticals or transmitting infection to the unborn baby. That being said, tune in and listen to your body. Some people feel best taking half the recommended dosage at this time.
Yes, you can take 2 liposomal remedies at once. You can use the standard dosage of 1 tsp of each liposomal formula / 2x / day and work up from there. However, depending on your symptom picture you may find you don’t need to reach the maximum dose of 2 TBS of each liposomal formula / 2x / day.