The proven superiority of EPE over adult plant extracts (APE) is well-known, clearly established, and linked to their respective phytochemical constituents. Adult plants have had the time to interact with the environment. They have been found to be tainted with various pollutants such as toxic metals, pesticides and insecticides, even GMO, whereas EPE are not polluted as they have not yet interacted with the environment. APE contain inconsistencies in phytochemical concentration from batch to batch, whereas EPE contain the same amounts (within 5% variance) of active nutritional and pharmacological constituents. This has been shown by reproducible HPLC liquid and gas chromatography analysis studies conducted by PSC, Forza Vitale and several independent laboratories.
As a general rule of thumb, EPE require only 1/3 the amount of APE. In fact, not only do EPE contain all the phytochemicals from every part of an adult plant, but they do so in higher concentration amounts as well, which is precisely why EPE have been shown to be more effective in lower dose amounts.
Not always found in EPE are various secondary metabolites that are only produced as part of a plant’s defense mechanism when invaded by predators or pathogens. When a plant matures there is a handful of phytochemicals that are produced which includes several adult phytohormones like that of ethylene (gas hormone) that cause abscission and death the falling of leaves in the fall.
Indeed, these developing phytochemicals and phytohormones, like ethylene, are found only in the adult stage of growth. These absences are inconsequential; because they provide no human health benefits – in fact, they cause accelerated aging, advanced glycation (AGE), and increase oxidative stress in the human body. APE dominate in pro-inflammatory fatty acids composition, whereas EPE dominate in the antiinflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. Can there be any further doubt about the superiority of EPE regenerative health benefits?
APE dosages vary, ranging from 15 to 150 gtts (drops), tid (3 times daily), or qid (four times daily), PRN (as needed), QD (daily).
EPE dosages also vary, ranging from 5 to 30 gtts, tid, qid, PRN, QD, with the exception of Betulinic acid concentrate and Silver Birch saps, both of which require 50-150 gtts, tid, PRN QD and never qid.
Infants < 20 lbs. require about one-third of the adult dosages, and children under 80 pounds require one-half of the adult dosages.
1:10 or the equivalent of classic mother tincture (MT), is 10% concentration of a crude extract, without all the debris that only adds stress in the body. Furthermore, mother tinctures have proven to possess better osmosis and bioavailability. The double concentrated EPE, when in need of a higher dosage, are more economical and require fewer drops than the single concentrated extract (1:20, or half of a classical mother tincture 5% concentration).
Posology is also very important in terms of increasing and decreasing dosages when adverse side effects are present or when standard dosing produces no response. Some individuals will require very small dose, independent of age, weight, and health status, while others will need large dose because of past drug use (prescription or recreational). Determining the correct dosages is not a matter of luck or guesswork; it requires homework, many hours of studies, diligent charting and note-keeping, and consistent monitoring of laboratory blood work.
1 ppm = 1 milligram (mg) per Liter
Parts-per notation is used, especially in science and engineering, to denote relative proportions in measured quantities, especially in low-value (high-ratio) proportions at parts-per-million (ppm), parts-per-billion (ppb), and parts-per-trillion (ppt) levels. Since parts-per notations are quantity-per-quantity measures, they are known as dimensionless quantities; that is, they are pure numbers with no associated units of measurement. In regular prose, parts-per notations generally take the literal “parts per” meaning of a comparative ratio, although in mathematical expressions, parts-per notations function as coefficients with values less than 1.
Parts-per notation is often used for the measure of dilutions (concentrations) in chemistry (e.g., it is used for measuring the relative abundance of dissolved minerals or pollutants in water). The expression “1 ppm” means a given property exists at a relative proportion as one part per million parts examined, as would occur if a water-borne pollutant was present in a concentration of one-millionth of a gram per gram of sample solution, as shown below:
The conversion ratio into Milligrams Per Dropper (MgPD) can therefore be extrapolated by the following formula: MgPD = PPM / 1000.
Using this formula, to calculate the Milligrams of Calcium per Dropper (MgPD), divide 2500 ppm by 1000 to get 2.5 mg per dropper, or 2500 mcg per dropper (mcg = mg X 1000). Note that this will also be 100% absorbed because the ultramolecular weight is infinitesimal, which is more conducive to osmosis.
While ostensibly this may seem like a small amount of calcium compared to a typical 50 or 100mg calcium carbonate supplement, it is estimated that less than 1% of the calcium extrapolated from a compound form is actually absorbed on the cellular level, and even that small amount is dependent on individual enzymatic functionality not being impaired. In other words, the most that a healthy individual could absorb on the cellular level from a 50 mg calcium carbonate supplement pill is typically .5mg, and these same ratios hold true for every mineral from Boron to Zinc.