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Transition from tea to tablets

Discussion in 'The first 45 days with SJW' started by imisscoffee, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. imisscoffee

    imisscoffee New Member

    Hello! I'm new here. I searched for this topic, but couldn't find it, so figured I'd post.

    I started taking SJW as a tea (2 tsp in 8 oz hot water) every morning. The difference to my undiagnosed depression was incredible! I wouldn't believe I was truly depressed until I realized that I was no longer muttering depressive phrases to myself, crying all the time, feeling hopeless, etc. But with my family history it's no surprise - I just couldn't let it be true.

    ANYWAY - I love tea but I don't want to be tethered to drinking this...well...sometimes not-so-tasty tea every single morning. So I ordered Eclectic freeze dried 300 mg pills from iHerb, and I took one this morning. And, today I was back to depression - crying uncontrollably, muttering, disconnected from others. Like, it did nothing for me.

    My question is this - has anyone had experience with tea in relation to pills?
    Here are some other, more specific questions:
    - What is the strength of tea vs. freeze drying vs. extraction?
    - What does 300 mg mean? How in the world is that measurement supposed to be meaningful with regard to the different preparations? Like, why would 300 mg of dried herb made into a tea have anything to do with 300 mg of powdered freeze dried herb or 300 mg that contains a standardized extraction? Wha..?
    - If the pills are weaker, is it possible that I feel NO effect at 1 pill/day, but FULL effect at 2 or 3 per day? What doesn't the effect scale?

    Thanks for any help you can offer!


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