We get a lot of calls and emails about how to take our herbal supplements. All herbal supplements should be taken orally, and the amount of capsules you take will vary if you are taking individual products or participating in a cleanse. To provide some more information, here are common questions we get asked about taking herbs.
How many herbs should I take from a specific formula?
Each Dherbs formula instructs how many capsules to take per day.
- For Individual Products: Each bottle instructs a person to take 3 capsules per day*. You can take all 3 capsules of a formula at one time during the day, or divide those 3 capsules up and take them throughout the day. It is usually better to take them at once so that the herbs can be more effective. Regardless of the time of day, always take the capsules with alkaline or distilled water
- For Cleanses: When you are cleansing, each bottle instructs you to take 5 capsules from each formula every day of the cleanse. For the Full Body Cleanse, for example, you should be taking a total of 30 capsules a day because there are 6 formulas. Take 5 capsules from Formula 1 and continue taking 5 from each formula until you are done taking formula 6. Repeat this process every day until the cleanse is over.
*Our Woman’s Choice formula is the exception and calls for taking 7 capsules a day.
Can I take less than the instructed amount of capsules each day?
Three capsules are the recommended amount for the average person, but some of our formulas are more potent than others and can be more intense for certain individuals. In this case, it is acceptable to only take one to two capsules. If there is an improvement after taking fewer capsules, then continue taking that amount.
NOTE: During the Full Body Cleanse or any other cleanse, you may feel the need to reduce the dosage. Five capsules may be too many, especially for beginners. It is best to contact a Dherbs customer service representative if you feel that you need to reduce the amount of capsules. Every representative can help you find a regimen that works for your body. It’s important to know that taking fewer capsules while cleansing will extend the cleansing period.
Can I take several different formulas at the same time?
Dherbs does not advise combining different herbs at the same time. If, however, you decide to take two or three of our formulas, you can do so, but you need to take the capsules at least 2-3 hours apart. For example, you could take 3 capsules of Hair, Skin & Nails formula in the morning and take our Metabolism Booster a couple hours later. Just make sure that you don’t combine those formulas and take them together.
NOTE: The Dherbs cleanses are a perfect example of taking different formulas, but spaced out throughout the day. We never tell you to take 15 or 20 capsules in one sitting. As the regimen in the booklets suggest, you space the capsules about 2-3 hours apart.
If the herbs are too potent, can I temporarily stop taking them?
Before discontinuing the use of herbs, we recommend that you contact a Dherbs customer service representative in order to better assist you with the product(s). This is only because some people mistake detoxing symptoms as side effects. However, you can stop taking the herbs if you feel overwhelmed. Make sure to stick to the dietary regimen while on a break from the herbal supplements if you are cleansing.
I don’t like taking capsules. Is there another way to take the capsules?
Yes. Certain herbs may have a very strong taste, which is why we don’t recommend emptying them in water. The best alternative way to consume herbs is by emptying the contents of the capsules into freshly made juices or smoothies.
I like drinking herbal tea. How many cups should I drink?
Herbal teas are very safe to drink, so there is no limit to how much someone should drink. Certain teas, like chamomile, may make you feel sleepy so you may want to save those teas evening consumption.
If you ever have any questions or are confused about taking herbs, please don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call toll free at (866) 434-3727.