How Many Drops Should I Take?
If your body tends to be more sensitive to remedies or medication, then just start out with a couple of drops per day. We have people taking the remedy anywhere from just a few drops per day, to 10 drops, three times a day. Dr. Sara Jernigan personally does not see the *sickest* people, so she is used to using 2 droppers 3-5 times a day with her patients. We have doctors who only buy the 2oz bottles and keep their patients at a low dosage. However, we also have other doctors who only buy the 4oz bottles and have their patients take higher doses as Dr. Sara does. We always like for people to find a person who can use some sort of testing method such as muscle testing, CPK, Zyto Machine, to “ask” the individual body what it needs exactly. We are hoping that if one knows that Dr. Sara is very comfortable with some people taking 2 droppers, 5 times a day, and some people only taking one DROP per day, it will give one the peace of mind to just listen to their own body and innately know what is best for them.
What's The Difference Between the Apple Cider Vinegar Base Remedies and The Ethanol Base Remedies? Which is Best For Me?
The different "anchor herbs" in our remedies are hand picked by happy human hands from locally grown sources. These herbs are then taken through a 30-day extraction process using one of two bases: Ethanol/alcohol, or Apple Cider Vinegar. We started extracting the herbs using apple cider vinegar because many of the patients that present with Lyme disease cannot handle the alcohol due to the amount of ammonia in their bodies. We have also found it to be a good alternative for recovering alcoholics. The Apple Cider Vinegar formulas serve the same purpose as the the ethanol ones, but they do not act in the same way. The alcohol versions generally go under the tongue and are absorbed quickly and directly into the bloodstream. Apple cider vinegar, on the other hand, should be mixed with water or organic apple juice, and is processed more through the gut. If you can tolerate both alcohol and apple cider vinegar, then the question to ask yourself now is, where are the infections, or the bacteria, or the viruses? Are they mostly coming from a “sick gut”? Or is the infection in the blood? You can always do BOTH to get the most out of each product and attack from both angles, which can definitely be useful when dealing with complex illnesses, such as Lyme disease.
What is Ethanol?
Ethanol is the form of alcohol contained in beverages including beer, wine, and liquor. Ethanol is essential to extract the full phytochemical profile of the plant, this cannot be achieved using water or glycerol alone. Ethanol has been used for hundreds of years in herbal extraction. Derived from plant material, ethanol is fermented from a variety of sources and distilled. Corn is the most commonly used material for ethanol production, but possible sources also include wheat, barley, potatoes, sugar cane, and grain sorghum. The ethanol used by Jernigan Nutraceuticals originates from corn.
Why do You Use Apple Cider Vinegar?
Many Lyme disease patients are unable to take remedies with alcohol because there is too much ammonia in their system and the alcohol affects them negatively. I also have patients who are recovering alcoholics and cannot take alcohol, therefore, the apple cider vinegar formulas were created.
The main difference between the Ethanol formulas and their Apple Cider Vinegar counterparts is that Ethanol works by delivering the herbs directly to the bloodstream while Apple Cider Vinegar is digested through the gut. Because of this difference, Dr. Sara recommends using both the Apple Cider Vinegar and the Ethanol versions of the same remedy whenever possible to give the body two different ways to use the herbs and get the body to heal itself.
The apple cider vinegar IS acidic so it is best to mix your dose in 4-8 ounces of water or organic fruit juice.
Along with the healing encouraged by the Jernigan Nutraceutical formulas, you will receive the health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar which has long been valued as a folk remedy. Below is a list of the benefits others have found from Apple Cider Vinegar:
- Helps maintain a youthful skin and vibrant body
- Helps remove artery plaque
- Helps fight germs, viruses and bacteria naturally
- Helps retard the onset of old age in humans, pets and farm animals
- Helps regulate calcium metabolism
- Helps keep the blood a healthy consistency
- Helps regulate women’s menstruation
- Helps normalize the urine pH, thus relieving the frequent urge to urinate
- Helps digestion, assimilation and balances pH
- Helps relieve sore throats, laryngitis and throat toxins and cleans out toxins
- Helps sinus, asthma and flu sufferers to breathe easier and more normally
- Helps banish acne, soothes burns, sunburns
- Helps prevent itching scalp, baldness and dry hair and banishes dandruff
- Helps fight arthritis and removes crystals and toxins from joints, tissues, and organs
- Helps control and normalize weight
Dr. Sara is confident that this Apple Cider Vinegar-based formula will be helpful as you assist your body in healing itself.
Are Your Products Safe if I Have Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance?
Yes! Don't let the Other Ingredients listing of "20% Natural Grain Spirits" on our ethanol-based remedy labels scare you. Our ingredients are all gluten free and the ethanol is made from corn grain.
How Much Is a "dropper"?
One dropper is one good squeeze of the eyedropper bulb, even though the dropper will look only about half full. If you want to get specific, it's approximately 1ml or 20 drops.
How Long Will One 4oz Bottle Last Me?
Suggested General Adult Use is 1 dropper (1ml/20 drops) 3 times per day (again, take your body's individual tolerance levels into account). At that dosage, a 4oz bottle will last approximately 39 days.
What is the Weird Substance in My Apple Cider Vinegar-Based Bottle?
Don’t worry— that’s normal! Because we only use organic apple cider vinegar for our products, some bottles may contain bits of what's called “the mother,” which can look like a brown-ish, slimy, gelatinous substance.
According to pros at Enzymedica, “The mother consists of dozens of strains of good bacteria, which we often refer to as probiotics. These help keep your digestive system running smoothly, so that you can get the most out of the food that you consume. Probiotics are also great for the immune system, the majority of which is located in your digestive tract. The good bacteria in your digestive system compete for resources with the bad bacteria, and maintaining a healthy balance can help prevent you from getting sick. The mother also contains enzymes, which are essential for breaking down foods so that your body can make use of the nutrients you consume. Most raw foods contain enzymes, but the enzymes are often destroyed by cooking; adding in a supplementary source like apple cider vinegar is a great way to make up for this. Consuming raw apple cider vinegar on a daily basis has been shown to be useful in maintaining normal body processes, including healthy blood sugar levels. It works with your body to increase insulin sensitivity and to ensure a slow, steady release of sugar into the bloodstream.”
My Doctor Gave Me a Dosage For An Apple Cider Vinegar-Based Remedy In Drops/Droppers. How Do I Do This Without a Dropper?
1 "dropper" = approximately 20 drops = 1ml = 1/4 tsp
Simply measure with teaspoons.
Why Don't The Remedies With the Apple Cider Vinegar Have a Dropper?
They don't have one because the dropper tends to get clogged with the 'mother' (see above) and the ACV will deteriorate the dropper over time.
Are Your Products Vegan/Vegetarian?
Yes! They are 100% vegan and vegetarian.