From my research and discussions with natural health professionals, dry compounds that are often found in pills have a few major problems.
- For the body to process it, it needs to liquefy it and break it down.
- The overall absorption rate of the active compounds is actually only about 20%.
So, how effective is Dandelion Root Tea (DRT)? This article, with its supporting references shows a few example of leukemia patients who had taken just the DRT and had great results. However, the results on the mice in the chart labled “B” here shows that a much larger dose than tea (40mg/kg/day) only slowed the growth down. To completely stop it and to actually shrink it should take a much greater concentration of it.
Take a look at this image:
The far right glass contains Dandelion Root put in very hot water. The the second from the right is the same amount of Dandelion Root but put in cold water. This shows that there is obvious some difference between the two. With the successful studies being shown that tea and boiled extract were effective it may be necessary to to heat and/or boil the compounds to make them effective or active. Which is strange because when it comes to most natural products we find heat to usually be an enemy. But in Dr. Pandey’s research at the University of Windsor he boiled the Dandelion Root for 3 hours.
The other two glasses shown above are references for how much I take vs the store bought extract. The third from the second from the left is my home made extract, which appears to be effective and I simply need to determine the proper dose to have it shrink the tumor and not just slow it down. So based on darkness alone, I added drops of the store bought extract from Nature’s Answer (which has a glycerin base). I determined that if I were to take the store bought DRE I would need to take 8-10 of their recommended doses a day, which is about a little over 1/2 a bottle.
Based on the fact that it costs about $9 a bottle I can determine that this would cost me about $4.50 a day (so about $135 a month). However, I have never tested myself using just the store bought DRE, so I am not sure how effective it is. I know my homemade DRE is effective.
My home made DRE costs about $25 a pound for the Dandelion Root. You will need to buy some bottles to store it in, but they can be reused. My DRE costs me about $5.55 a day (so about $166.50 a month) and a lot more work, but I know it is effective.
At some point, I will try taking just the store bought DRE from Nature’s Answer to see how effective it is. The only problem is that this is not just for research, this is for my life. So I will need to always do what is best for me. And I have also started taking Chaga Mushroom so my research may be tainted if you are testing just DRE.