What Makes ELEOTIN® More Costly Than Most Other Health Foods?
It is true that ELEOTIN® is more expensive than most herbal products if we compare monthly consumption costs. In fact, it was a lot more expensive in the past than it is now. It is also known that some doctors and other health care professionals give some incentives and further discounts when the consumers make multiple month orders. Therefore, the price of ELEOTIN® has reached quite competitive levels.
The following are some of the reasons why it used to be expensive:
• Scarce Supply
At first, the maximum quantity of ELEOTIN® that could be produced was quite limited due to the difficulty of obtaining the various herbs that met quality standards. In September 1998, the maximum monthly production volume of ELEOTIN® was about 4,000 units. This is no longer the case. ELEOTIN® can now be produced in much larger quantities, and still maintain its high standards in quality.
• Research and Development
Another reason for the “seemingly high” price of ELEOTIN® in the past is the cost of continued research and development efforts. ELEOTIN® has taken many years to develop and test, and it is ongoing. In addition, research activities are being supported at other academic institutes, such as Yale University, Cambridge University, and the University of Calgary. As of 2003, most of this research has been completed.
• Quality Control
ELEOTIN®'s raw materials are tested to ensure they are not contaminated with unsafe levels of heavy metals, herbicides and pesticides. Contamination and pollution by these toxic materials should be a constant concern for every herbal producer, which sadly, is not necessarily the case. There is a conscious concern about safety because ELEOTIN® is for long term consumption. Also, uniformity is always a huge concern. Often, expensive herbs have to be discarded—not because of any defects but because they are different from those used in previous batches.
• Cost Benefit Comparison
Lastly, but probably most important, we should compare the cost of ELEOTIN® with the benefits. In the U.S., the direct and indirect cost for diabetic care is $100 billion a year. This is about $6,500 per patient. The benefits of ELEOTIN® far outweigh what you have to pay. In fact, ELEOTIN® is a lot cheaper than what some North Americans spend on their daily specialty coffee.
How Many Drinks Of ELEOTIN® (Tea Form) Should I Take?
The average person should take between 3 to 5 drinks of ELEOTIN® each day. Drinks should use between 1/4 th of a pouch (2 gram) to 1/2 of a pouch (4 grams). However, there are some points to consider when taking ELEOTIN®.
• Beginners and Individuals with Weak Stomachs
All people new to this product should start off slowly, which is 3 drinks of 2 grams of ELEOTIN® or even less (3 drinks = 1 drink of Blend A, 1 drink of Blend B, and 1 drink of Blend C). Also, if your stomach is easily upset, it is important that you take a smaller amount at the beginning. Over time, you will become more accustomed to ELEOTIN® and can increase the amount gradually. You may also increase the number of drinks you take daily. Also, the fiber content may cause you to have an upset stomach. You may try making the tea and removing the sediments totally by straining it, or you may try the capsule form.
• Impaired Livery or Kidney Function
For individuals with severely impaired kidney or liver function, they can start with a very small dosage, such as 1 gram or even less. They may also refrain from making an herbal tea and just take the powder directly in very small quantities. The reason behind this suggestion is not due to ELEOTIN®, but to the additional water intake from the tea. This additional water intake, when ELEOTIN® is taken in tea form, may be large a burden on their weak urination capability. However, after a long use of ELEOTIN®, these individuals saw significant improvement in kidney and liver function. Long term gradual increase of ELEOTIN® is recommended.
• Caution for Pregnant Women
It is believed that ELEOTIN® is safe for pregnant women because it does not contain any toxic substances. However this has NOT been proven by clinical tests and it is STRONGLY recommended that you consult your physician before taking ELEOTIN® while pregnant. In principle, pregnant women should not take any strong or intrusive substances whether it is natural or chemical. In South East Asia, pregnant women are advised not to eat fruits such as pineapples because of its high level of acidity. Thus, if you are pregnant, do not use ELEOTIN® prior to a discussion with your physician.
But in case a pregnant woman has to take diabetic drugs to control high blood glucose levels, then ELEOTIN® is a safer choice than pharmaceutical drugs.
The best answer to how much ELEOTIN® you should take, is that over time, you will be able to let your body decide how much you should take. People who are accustomed to the tradition of using herbs will know immediately what I am talking about. The main thought here is that people should be “in tune” with their body and be able to gauge how their body has reacted to ELEOTIN®.
If your body says that a certain portion or strength is too strong or too weak, you should consider adjusting the quantity accordingly. For example, some individuals who were accustomed to herbal remedies felt their bodies could take stronger drinks. They wanted to experience more immediate results so they increased the amount and frequency of consumption. This is still very safe but it may be difficult to drink. Again, there is no problem with this if the individual listens to his/her body. If they began to feel any discomfort, they should reduce the consumption quantity appropriately. After time, people will hopefully adjust their intake as they learn to let their body decide. It is best to start with smaller quantities and see what happens.
How Do I Take The Capsule Form Of ELEOTIN®?
Most of the discussion above is relevant only to the tea form. Here, let's discuss the capsule form.
A unit of the capsule form comes in a 1 month supply (30 capsules). Depending on the formula and the country, it comes in a different number of bottles. ELEOTIN® Gold Capsule comes in three bottles: Morning, Afternoon, and Night. You should take one capsule from each bottle every day. This is a total of 3 capsules a day: 1 in the morning, 1 in the afternoon, and 1 at night. Just follow the directions on the bottles. Each capsule is clearly distinguishable from the other capsules because each of them has different colors.
ELEOTIN® capsule form was created simply because it is a lot more convenient to take. However, it became a lot more inconvenient for each individual to make individual dosages that would really suit individual situations. For people who need to have flexibility in dosage amount, they may still want to use the traditional tea form.
What If I Take Too Much Or Too Little Of ELEOTIN®?
Don't worry about consuming too much or too little of ELEOTIN®. During experiments, rats were given 50 times the human dosage for 7 months. No side effects were detected and no damage was done to any organs. As mentioned in the last question, if your body can take it, ELEOTIN® is quite safe to use in large amounts. However, please be aware that more quantity does not necessarily mean better or quicker results. This will depend on your body. Don't increase the amount unnecessarily because you could be wasting the product.
When someone eats too little of ELEOTIN®, the beneficial effects of ELEOTIN® simply do no start. There should be a minimum concentration in the blood in order to experience the benefits of ELEOTIN®. What should that minimum quantity be? On average, if you make 3 to 4 servings out of each pouch and take it a total of 3 times (1 Blend A, 1 Blend B, and 1 Blend C) a day, you will be above the minimum threshold. At that time, you should eat the sediments too. Many people do experience the benefits at even smaller quantities. However, it is recommended that patients start with small quantities and increase the consumption to the recommended dosage of 3-5 drinks per day (2 Blend A, 2 Blend B, and 1 Blend C). Even if you have taken too little of ELEOTIN® to experience the effects, there is nothing harmful that has happened to you. ELEOTIN® is a safe food. You just do not obtain the desired effect. Not unlike the case where you do not get the taste of ketchup if you use too little.
What Happens If I Stop Taking ELEOTIN® Too Soon?
If how the way ELEOTIN® works is explained from a slightly different perspective, you will see the answer to this question quite easily. Again, do not be worried, there is no damage to your health from discontinuing ELEOTIN® prematurely.
ELEOTIN® provides both temporary blood glucose control (Blend A) and long term glucose control (Blend B and C). When the usage of ELEOTIN® is stopped, the temporary blood sugar control effects will be lost immediately. However, the long term beneficial effects that have been established by ELEOTIN® will last. So the question will always be: “Have the long term beneficial effects of Blend B and C established themselves strongly enough before the person discontinues usage?” If they have, then these beneficial effects will continue to help the body maintain blood glucose normalcy. However, if an individual stops using ELEOTIN® prematurely, this means the person's blood glucose control was due to the temporary control of Blend A. Since the body has not yet restored its own ability to control blood glucose levels with the help of Blends B and C, the person will experience a rise in blood glucose levels in one or two weeks.
You may wonder why people would prematurely stop using ELEOTIN®. It is believed that a number of people stop because they are too anxious. Since ELEOTIN® is providing long term beneficial effects; they will not notice any dramatic effects immediately. People who prematurely stop tell us that the effects of ELEOTIN® start too slowly. Please be patient. For example, an uncle of Dr. Kim had to use ELEOTIN® for 6 months before experiencing any effects. The uncle complained a lot! But after the sixth month, all the beneficial effects emerged suddenly! He could stop insulin injections and any other oral hypoglycemic agents.
The second reason for prematurely stopping is due to how people begin to feel when ELEOTIN® starts to kick in. Usually this is after 1 to 2 months. People begin to feel great and they often regard this feeling as a sign that they should stop taking ELEOTIN®. This is very wrong. This is only a sign that ELEOTIN® has started to work. It is recommended that people should continue to take ELEOTIN® for at least 4 to 6 months after they begin to experience the benefits. For example, if a patient begins to experience the effects after 2 months of usage, he should continue to take ELEOTIN® for another 4 months, for 6 months in total.
When you stop taking ELEOTIN®, the long term health benefits received up to that point are not lost. For example, the regenerated ß (beta) cells or insulin receptors are not immediately lost at the termination of ELEOTIN®. You can stop safely at any time. ELEOTIN® is not like other drugs, which once stopped, they develop some resistance so that you have to take a lot more the second time around. ELEOTIN® is known to have no such development of resistance during and after usage.
How Do I Prepare ELEOTIN®?
This section is not relevant for users of ELEOTIN® Capsule form.
The most recommended way to take ELEOTIN® is to pour 1 pouch of the powder into an herb-brewing pot. Brew the powder in water (2.5 cups or 360 ml) and stir occasionally for 1 to 2 hours on low heat. Brewing is finished when the amount of water is reduced to half. If the mixture is boiled at too high of a temperature, the taste may be bitter and the effect may be decreased. Drink 1 portion at a time and store the remainder of the tea in the refrigerator. Each pouch will make between 2 to 4 drinks. The amount consumed at one time can be gradually increased as you become more accustomed to the flavor of the tea.
You can collect and store the left over sediment in the refrigerator to make a second brew. It is a great waste to throw away the remaining sediments after just one brew. It is recommended that the sediments be taken together with the tea, or used to create a second drink. Don't throw away the sediments after 1 brew, they are still very beneficial.
Other Preparation Methods:
Microwave Method – Another way to prepare ELEOTIN® is to use a microwave oven. Simply put ELEOTIN® powder in a container with 1 to 2 cups of water and heat for 10 to 20 minutes on low heat. Do not bring to a boil.
Thermos Method – You can also put ELEOTIN® powder in a thermos with hot water, shake, and let it steep for 25 to 40 minutes. This is the simplest method and it produces very good results.
Direct Consumption – You can even eat ELEOTIN®, too. In that case, the absorption and effectiveness can be slower. Some users have started to put the sediment directly into their food, soups especially. This seems to be a good way to counteract some of the inconvenience associated with taking ELEOTIN®.
People who grew up using herbal teas will find it easy to tell what an overcooked tea is and what an undercooked tea is. The rule of thumb is to let your own body decide. If it tastes too bitter, it is probably overcooked. If it tastes too grassy, it is probably undercooked. The best way to learn is to just taste it.
What About The Sediments At The Bottom Of The Glass?
It is recommended that you either: eat the sediments; reuse the sediments for another drink, or sprinkle them on food. This is very important since 75% of the ingredients of ELEOTIN® are still in the sediments after the first brew. Don't waste this fantastic product.
All of the beneficial ingredients of this product are locked in ELEOTIN®'s powder. Through the various preparation methods, these active ingredients are released. The best way to release the active ingredients is to brew over low heat. But the other convenient methods are still beneficial. There is always a certain amount of active ingredients left in the powder after it is brewed, so it is better to consume the powder or reuse them for another drink. Alternatively, you can sprinkle the sediments on your favorite dish while cooking.
Can I Put Sweeteners Or Sugar In ELEOTIN®?
The person who asks this probably knows better already. They also know that sugar and sweeteners are not healthy. So the answer is “no.” To experience the full benefits of ELEOTIN®, you should consume ELEOTIN® without sweeteners or sugar.
If you do not like the taste of ELEOTIN®, you can reduce the consumption quantity until you can tolerate the tea's taste. Then you can increase the drink's strength after you have become accustomed to the taste. Most European and Asian customers have no problem with the taste of ELEOTIN®. However, if you are unaccustomed to herbal products, just start slow. Please remember that ELEOTIN® is a natural herbal tea drink made from roots and leaves. It is not supposed to taste like a soft drink. Don't worry, you'll get used to the taste.
If I Freeze ELEOTIN®, Will It Hurt The Effectiveness?
There is no need to freeze ELEOTIN®. ELEOTIN® in its dried powder form should be stored at room temperature in a dry place. It will remain fresh and effective for about 2 years under these conditions. Please store it just like any other tea product in your house. If you wish, you can put ELEOTIN® in the fridge, but there's no need to put it in the freezer.
It is not really disastrous if you freeze ELEOTIN®. However, freezing may destroy some of ELEOTIN®'s ingredients. Instead, once ELEOTIN® is prepared, it's better to drink it immediately or store it in a closed container in your refrigerator. If you want to make a large batch of ELEOTIN® to drink, try to make enough to last about a week and then store it in the refrigerator.
Of course, the best way to consume ELEOTIN® is fresh, but if you find that brewing it each time is too inconvenient, then simply brew a large amount and store it. The quickest way is the thermos method that was discussed earlier. The more often you make ELEOTIN®, the more you will find your favourite way to prepare and consume it.