How To Use Thunder God Vine Root Extract – The Most Common Question We Get
One of the most common questions we get in support is, “How do I use the Thunder God Vine Root Extract?” Since I am not a doctor, I cannot tell you exactly how to use for yourself. But I can tell you what I have gleaned from research, and how I use it personally, and you can make your own choice as to what you would like to do. I encourage you to take control of your own health in every aspect, and make decisions regarding it based on your personal understanding and knowledge of any medicine, supplement, vitamin or herb you take.
Personally, I take 200mg 2x a day, and it helps me with weight loss and the severe pain of my arthritis. I have read studies (that are referenced in my blog in various articles) indicating that doses from 150mg to 500mg a day are safe, although none mention the concentration of the herb they are using. Ours is a 20:1, so it’s pretty potent. I encourage you to read through them yourself, so you can make an informed decision regarding your own health.
I have never seen a titration done in a study yet – that doesn’t mean you couldn’t do it, but my personal recommendation would be to avoid that – starting out at a high dose may have adverse effects, like diarrhea, nausea, etc. I would think that the opposite of a titration – starting out at a low dose like 150mg to 200mg a day would be optimal, working your way up to the dose that is most effective for you but again, I am not a doctor.
I have also seen it recommended that one take a break from using the supplement after a few months, so that you don’t use it for more than 4 months at a time, with a break of 2 weeks minimum in between.
I also have articles on my blog in the section Thunder God Vine Usage. This section gives information on dosing that I have found while reviewing lab tests and scholarly articles on Thunder God Vine.
Here is how I measure the powder form of the extract out when I use it…
I use a milligram scale, I got it on Amazon for about $24.00. Any scale that measures mg will do perfectly. This is the one I use.
I use a small spoon to get the powder out, measure out my dose, and then I put it in a shot glass, add a little bit of whatever I am drinking, and just drink the mixture. There is no real taste to it, it’s not bad at all, especially with coffee. You can also mix it into a smoothie, sprinkle it on your food, oatmeal, into soup, whatever you like.
Again, these are my personal thoughts from the articles I have read and my own experience. I encourage you to seek the advice of your physician before starting ANY new vitamin or supplement. Please do NOT take Thunder God Vine if you are pregnant, nursing, or trying to conceive a child, or if you have osteoporosis.