Ask an HerbalistFeb 2, 2022

Ask an Herbalist: How much of your extracts should I take?

We love talking about herbs and herbalism, and we especially love answering your questions about those topics. That's why we brought in our team of herbal experts to respond to some of the most common questions and concerns we hear. 


Our herbalists have decades of combined experience working with herbs and the people who take them. They answer your most pressing questions, in our regular column Ask an Herbalist.

 

How much of your extracts should I take?


Each of our products has special instructions unique to the individual herb or formula. Our Suggested Use instructions for adults can be found on the left side of the label. Generally, they say the following: 


Add 1 full squeeze of the dropper bulb to X oz. of water or juice, X to X times per day.

A full squeeze of the dropper bulb means to squeeze the rubber bulb one time. With the glass pipette in the extract, squeeze and release the bulb once. For the majority of our products, this is one serving size.


The range of servings per day gives us the opportunity to accommodate most people’s needs. The lower end of the range is a maintenance serving suggestion for regular daily consumption. The higher end of the range is for more immediate and frequent use as challenges arise.


Our Suggested Use may also recommend a specific number of sprays or drops per serving or give instructions for topical application of a product. Always remember to follow the instructions on any label and do not take more than what is suggested. However, if you are sensitive, petite or of advanced age, you can take less than suggested. You can always take the extract with more water or juice, too.


If you have any additional questions about our serving sizes, please call our Customer Service team at 1-800-348-4372 Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PST or email sales@herb-pharm.com.