Tinctures just don’t have enough in them to actually do much of anything in the human body biochemically.
This is what reductive molecular biology will tell you.
The trace amounts of testosterone and DHEA in Pine Pollen Tincture just aren’t enough to do affect your hormones.
The beta-glucans in Mushroom Alchemy is far too small as compared to what you’ll get in a powder.
The withanolide count in Ashwagandha just can’t compete.
But that is only looking at things through the reductive framework.
Here’s the truth. So much of our science is missing the much bigger picture. We’re far from just bags of chemicals. We’re very much energetic beings.
And in that sense the tinctures appear to work more as a tuning fork for your cells. Yes, I’m talking vibrations and frequencies.
That’s why when you taste something such as the bitter Blue Vervain it can cause an immediate effect on stress levels as it ripples across your nervous system. Your body resonates with the tune of this purple plant.
Sometimes the frequency is systemic across your body reverberating across all the cells.
Let’s take it to the next level. You add in something like spagyric tinctures where the alchemical “salts” are added back into the tincture. Sure, this adds in trace elements that many of us may be deficient in. But, biochemically the amounts are too small to really matter.
Another theory is that it these purified crystals enhance the electric potential of the tincture.
After all, some of the major salts, potassium, sodium and chloride specifically have to do with the voltage of cellular membranes. Being able to open and close voltage-gated ion channels to allow chemicals, and information, to pass through.
Ah, wouldn’t it be nice to enter a new renaissance where science could openly look at such things?
Too bad science is captured by an incomplete and flawed paradigm, not to mention the perverse incentives of patenting chemicals that leads us astray.
You can’t patent frequencies…thus, in the minds of some, it is best to deny these have anything to do with health.
Absolutely, there is good reason to focus on the chemicals in these herbs and sometimes use bigger doses.
But let’s not think that that is the ONLY way.
We do things a bit differently at Lost Empire Herbs. And that starts from how we think about health.