Herbal Dosage Forms

The key to positively impacting your health with herbs is to use them consistently and take them at sufficient doses.

Tinctures

Tinctures are made by systematically immersing an herb in a combination of water and alcohol. This liquid form is readily absorbed by the body and tends to have a relatively long shelf life. Combining two or more tinctures is simple, as is adjusting the dose. Alcohol-free extracts (glycerites) are also possible in some cases by substituting glycerin for alcohol.

Capsules & Softgels

Capsules are very portable and while their doses are fixed, they are a good option for people who do not like the taste of a tincture. They can be made with a vegetarian shell and are most appropriate for non-alcohol lifestyles.

Powders & Oils

Herbs can also be taken as powders or used topically as infused oils. There is no “best” dosage form, but their wide variety of forms appeal to a large target market. At the end of the day, personal preference is really what matters.

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