Samento is the trade mark for a very variety of the Peruvian herb Cat's claw (Uncaria tomentosa). Cat’s claw is a climbing vine that is native to the Amazon rainforest and has been used for over two thousands years by many rainforest tribes to contribute to the immune system.
The Asháninka people, who have the longest recorded history of use of the herb, make a clear distinction between certain Uncaria tomentosa vines - and now it has been revealed that there are indeed differences. It has been shown that the action of one of the main group of actives in Cat's claw bark - the Pentacyclic Oxindole Alkaloids (P.O.A.'s), can be reduced by the presence of a further group - the Tetracyclic Oxindole Alkaloids (T.O.A.'s). However - certain plants are naturally free from this second group of alkaloids - Samento is only made with TOA free plants and has been claimed to be many times more effective than regular Cat's Claw.
Please note - the bark used in the preparation of Samento T.O.A. free Cat's claw liquid is from entirely sustainable sources.
Nutramedix, the U.S. manufacturer of Samento, utilizes a proprietary extraction and enhancement process that provides many benefits, including:
Cat's Claw (Uncaria tomentosa-pentacyclic chemotype) extract, mineral water, gluten free ethanol (20-25%).
Samento comes as a concentrated liquid extract, giving on average, two months of usage. Here are our suggested dosage guidelines, which is more detailed than the guidelines on the label.
1st day: one drop
2nd day: one drop morning, one drop evening.
3rd day: two drops morning, two drops evening
4th day and thereafter : Continue until you reach 15 drops twice per day and then stay at that level. This dosage is sufficient for most people.
Some individuals have found they benefited from taking much higher dosages - up to 30 drops twice a day, and you are inclined to do this, please build up to this dosage gradually as per the guidelines above.
Reduce to 1/2 or 1/4 drop per day by putting one drop in a little water, and drinking taking 1/2 or 1/4 of it one day, and the other 1/2 or 1/4 the next day.
The minimum recommended period before evaluating this product is 2-3 months.
Occasionally we have had customers who claim they cannot tolerate even one drop of alcohol (the product is in a base of ethanol). This may or may not be genuinely true. Nonetheless if necessary you can deplete the alcohol from the extract by using water that does not exceed 105 degrees F. Mix the drops with warm water, let sit for at least 10 minutes and most of the alcohol will be depleted. As long as the water does not exceed 105 degrees F the action of the extract will not be affected.
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