This formula is concentrated extractions of bamboo that allow big impacts with small amounts. The dual extract combines glycerine and alcohol infusions to gain the benefits of both in one format.
Alcohol is effective at extracting alkaloids, flavonoids, resins, and essential oils. It extracts a wide range of herbal elements although it is not great at extracting water-soluble elements like silica. If you are looking for the benefits of silica best to use the glycerine extract or the tea.
There are over 9000 flavonoids identified in bamboo most of which are deeply seated in the bamboo and challenging to extract. We do our bamboo extractions slow and with heat. This allows us to pull out as many components as possible. These compounds are deep in the bamboo and a fast extraction process will only result in a small number of these magical components. The alcohol tincture is best at extracting the anti-cancer, anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcerogenic, anti-viral, as well as antioxidants compounds.
Glycerine is a clear, odorless liquid made from vegetables in this case coconut oil, and it can be used to extract herbs in a non-alcohol format. It is sweet but is not processed lay the body ike a sugar so also good for people with blood sugar issues.
Alcohol works great for some components of herbs and in general, is a highly effective way to deliver herbal medicine. Glycerine is a bit subtler but I like using it with bamboo because it tends to extract water-soluble elements and vitamins a bit better than alcohol. This is important as silica is a water-soluble element.
The recommended dosage is 1/2 of a dropper under the tongue and leaves for 30 seconds or more 2-3 times a day. Alternatively, add 2-10 drops into a beverage. The 1oz bottle should last about 10 days.