Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Gotu Kola for Stretch Marks, Loose Skin and Cellulite

“The rule is: the basics are the basics and you can’t beat the basics.”
– Charles Poliquin

Respected professional trainer Charles Poliquin recommended taking Gotu Kola to tighten the skin following weight loss on a Tim Ferris podcast.

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Adult Dosing 

The standard dose of gotu kola (Centella asiatica) is different depending on what kind you use and what you use it for.  Your health care provider can help you choose the right dose for you. Most studies have used standardized extracts:
  • Dried herb: You can make a tea of the dried leaf, 3 times daily.
  • Powdered herb: available in capsules
  • Tincture (1:2 w/v, 30% alcohol): 30 to 60 drops (equivalent to 1.5 to 3 mL, there are 5 mL in a tsp.), 3 times daily.
  • Standardized extract: 50 to 250 mg, 2 to 3 times daily. Standardized extracts should contain 40% asiaticoside, 29 to 30% asiatic acid, 29 to 30 % madecassic acid, and 1 to 2% madecassoside. Doses used in studies mentioned in the Treatment section include 20 mg for scleroderma and up to 180 mg in one study for venous insufficiency, although most of the studies for this condition used 90 to 120 mg daily.
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