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I'm wondering if I bought the wrong product.
Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2019
I just bought this product but doesn't tell you the % of carvacrol which would be standardized 55-80 % to be effective. Oregano is the last ingredient so I'm wondering if I bought the wrong product.
The bottle was not sealed and while I was trying to take one out they were all stuck. The expiration date was on the Bubble Wrap Cushioning, not on the bottle label.
Essential oils are not regulated by the FDA and do not have to meet any purity standards. When purchasing essential oils, look for a supplier who either distill their own material or deals directly with reputable distillers and uses gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC/MS) to analyze the quality of the product.
The pure wild oregano oil is mixed with cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, in a ratio of 1:3.
Ingredients: Pure, Mediterranean Certified Organic Wild Oregano Oil (naturally-occurring 75-85% Carvacrol), in a base of certified organic extra virgin olive oil, with no additives.
North American Herb oregano oil Ingredients Per 2 Drops: Proprietary blend in organic extra virgin olive oil, Wild Mediterranean oregano oil, P73 - 50 mg
A typical dose of oregano oil is 100 mg three times daily of a product standardized to contain 55%–65% of the presumed active ingredient carvacrol.
One study gave 600 mg of oregano oil to 14 people who had gut symptoms as a result of a parasite. After daily treatment for six weeks, all participants experienced a reduction in parasites, and 77% were completely cured.
An adult dose taken orally is 50 milligrams of oregano oil delivering 37 to 43 mg carvacrol per day for up to 21 days. After a two-week break, you can resume this cleansing, supplemental dose for another 21 days and so on.
Intensive doses of oregano (50 mg to 100 mg two to three times per day delivering from 74 to 255 mg carvacrol per day for up to 14 days) should only be taken under the direction of a health professional. If a product recommends more than these dosages, chances are it is not pure oregano oil from true oregano.