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How to Use Teapills

black-teapill-example.jpgTeapills (sometimes spelled tea pills) are one of the best ways to take your alternative medicine easily. There is no need to brew or decoct the tea mixture. The teapills are convenient to use, and you don't have to brew tea for hours. The teapills are convenient and can be easily taken with you in a purse or pocket. The typical recommended dosage is 8 teapills, three times daily. Make sure you check with your naturopathic doctor, physician, or herbalist before starting a new teapill regimen.

Teapills are usually taken with room temperature water right before a meal. If you have a sensitive stomach, you may find that you will need to take the teapills with a meal. The small pills are easy to swallow. Do remember though, these are herbs and at times the herbs are bitter, so you may taste a bit of bitterness when you are swallowing the small, pea-sized pill.

Teapill formulas usually have few different herbs that make up the formula. Most contain about five to ten herbs. However, some teapills contain up to 21 different herbs. For me personally, I put one bottle of the teapills at my desk, another in my bathroom, and the last one in my purse. That way, I am never without them! They are a great natural remedy.

The Benefits of Teapills

Convenience: The main benefit of teapills is that there is no brewing or decocting the tea mixture to drink. The teapills are convenient and can be easily taken with you, in a purse or pocket.

Quality: Prior to processing, raw herbs are randomly sampled and inspected to ensure that they meet strict quality control criteria before being blended into formulas. The pills are small and easy to swallow... about the size of a pea! The classic formulas are proven safe and effective.

Concentrated: Teapills are made by blending together the herbs in the formula, then slowly cooking the mixture in water. This tea is simmered down into a concentrate, and later formed into small pills. This method is the traditional way that Chinese formulas have been prepared for thousands of years.

Effective: The teapills are combined synergist to provide optimum effectiveness.

Safety: Each batch is randomly sampled in the U.S. for pesticides, heavy metals, and microbacteria. The teapills are produced at an Australian TGA GMP factory and laboratory tested for contaminants, as well as in accordance with high standards for quality and safety.

Consistency: After the formulas are made into pills, each batch is inspected for consistent shape, color, and texture. Pills that fail this test are destroyed. The moisture content and dissolution rate are also tested to ensure the full dosage is taken.

Dosage: Typically, teapills come in bottles with 200 teapills per bottle. The standard dosage is 8 teapills, three times daily. 

GMP: All the teapills follow GMP. There are no pharmaceuticals or heavy metals. All teapills are cooked and extracted as a tea. Sulfur-free herbs free from impurities are used. Additionally, there are no preservatives, no sugars, and no colors. Formula in teapill form strictly adheres to traditional herbal formula recipes and does not add any hidden pharmaceutical substances, preservatives or colors to the products.

Commonly Used Teapills
Below is a list of the most commonly used Chinese medicine teapills. 

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