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essiac tea extract: pros and cons

Looking into essiac tea extracts? On first glance, it's not a bad idea. Many people write to us wanting to know if essiac extracts are just as good as brewing the tea yourself from powdered herbs. After all, extracts seem like they would be more convenient.

Essiac tea extract: pros and cons



Pro: Essiac Tea Extracts are easily transportable. They offer a more potent product than the traditionally brewed tea.

Pro: Essiac Tea Extracts pack a lot of essiac into a small size, meaning it takes up less space and is great for travel.




Con: Unfortunately, essiac tea extracts are not the same as consuming the brewed tea. Rene Caisse performed research with Dr. Charles Brusch in Cambridge, MA and the conclusion they came to was that the brewed tea was the best way for essiac to be taken. The brewed tea is the only method endorsed by Rene Caisse.

Con: Essiac Tea Extracts most typically contain alcohol, an ingredient that Rene Caisse never used. It's best to stick to Rene Caisse's time-tested formula without adding extra ingredients for bankable results.

Con: You don't know how Essiac Tea Extracts are Made. The brewing process helps activate the necessary compounds in the tea in order to provide the best results. When you make the essiac yourself, you're able to control every aspect of the preparation.

Con: The all-important powdered herbs are not consumed when you use Essiac Tea Extracts. There isn't enough volume in the extract bottle to contain the herbs that are critical to consume as part of the essiac tea serving.



essiac extractAs convenient as it may seem, we simply can't recommend essiac tea extracts as they lack the potency you would receive with the powdered herbs made into a tea.

the good news: Brewing the tea is easy, fast and affordable

The good news is that you only have to brew the tea once every two weeks, and it only takes 10 minutes! It's as easy as making pasta. It’s not a big deal to brew your own, but we understand that before you try it, it can feel a bit intimidating. Don't worry - we have easy instructions to help you out.

If you are traveling it might be harder to brew the tea – we get it! Luckily for you, we have a solution for that – brewing one cup at a time for times when you don’t have access to a refrigerator to store larger quantities of tea. You also have the option of bringing a thermos with you with some ice cubes to keep the tea cold.


Do you find yourself at work ewith no fridge? No problem. Just bring some essiac along with you in a thermos with a few ice cubes. While at work you can take advantage of those hours that your stomach is empty to take your essiac tea. The commute home is also a great time to get in a serving on an empty stomach.


Worst-case scenario, if you simply can’t brew the tea at all, then using an Essiac Tea Extract is certainly better than nothing. But please know not to expect the same results. Extracts should be reserved for times when the tea simply isn't an option.


another benefit: the tea is far less costly than extracts!

essiac tea extractYou'll save a lot of money - and likely enjoy superior results - when making your own essiac tea rather than using an extract.
The brewed tea costs less than $1 per day to use - much more cost effective than using extracts. Here is our best value, the six-month supply at the aggressive dose: Order 3 lb. 4 oz. of essiac herbs in THIRTEEN (13) 4 oz. sealed/labeled packets.


Disclaimer: Essiac is not FDA tested and has not been FDA approved as a treatment or cure for any health problem, including cancer. We do not represent it as such on this site. You must determine if our presentation on whether essiac tea is applicable to your needs and whether it is product you should pursue. We have provided accounts and descriptions that represent the opinions of a variety of experts as well as actual users of eight herb essiac on our site. We believe that our formula is the best eight herb essiac formula being sold in the world, and that our eight herb essiac is of the highest quality. However, we do not endorse anything on this site as medical fact.

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