Directions for Use
Dosage for Adults
The recommended dosage for adults is two capsules, twice per day.
If you have an ongoing mental or emotional condition and feel better taking higher doses, then go for it. As you increase the dosage, allow 1-2 weeks to stabilize before adding more capsules.
Some take 10 -12 capsules a day or more, but others, even with a history of mental/emotional conditions (very low moods), can do well on 4-6 a day.
The most important factor in determining dosage is how you feel, and gradually increasing the dose until you feel your best works well.
EMPowerplus Q96 will increase your energy levels. If you find that you feel a little too energized, then cut back on the dosage.
EMPowerplus Q96 combines well with almost all medications and health conditions. If you are taking an antidepressant or mood stabilizer, for example, you can continue to take. As you respond to the balanced and chelated micronutrients you may want to taper off some or all of your meds, but you should always make that decision with the counsel of your prescribing doctor. Your doctor will need to know how you are feeling, as that will guide the decisions. It is usually best to taper off slowly, depending on the medication. If you are increasing your EMPowerplus Q96 dosage, do so slowly, one capsule at a time, so you can gauge how you feel on each dosage.
Dosage For Children Varies by Age
Ages 2 and under, one capsule per day.
Ages 2-3, two capsules per day.
Ages 3-5, three capsules per day.
Ages 5 years and above, four capsules per day.
The best way to give EMPowerplus Q96 to children that cannot swallow pills, is to open the capsule and mix it into food or drink. Warm liquids may decrease bioavailability somewhat, but may also make some components absorb more rapidly. Its probably a wash overall, so use what is most convenient for you and your family.
Can I stop taking prescription medications now that I’m taking EMPowerplus Q96?
We do not prescribe or claim to cure, prevent or mitigate any disease. Do not change your course of prescribed medication without consulting your healthcare provider.
Who should not take EMPowerplus Q96 due to the phenylalanine content?
People with Phenylketonuria (PKU), a rare genetic condition, should avoid phenylalanine.
Also, people who currently are being treated for melanoma should not take EMPowerplus Q96 due to the phenylalanine content. Those in remission from cancer should have no issue.
Though EMPowerplus Q96 has very minimal side effects, some may experience stomach upset due to the vitamin and mineral content, especially when first taking the product. Taking EMPowerplus Q96 with food, such as a banana or yogurt, can help ease the problem.
Though rare, some may experience headaches when first taking the product, due to the mineral and vitamin content. If headaches occur, we recommend that you reduce your daily intake to one tablet or capsule daily, and slowly increase to one twice per day, up to the recommended adult dosage of two twice per day.
Pregnant or Nursing Women?
In all cases where there is a known UL (Tolerable Upper Limit) for specific nutrients in pregnancy, 4 capsules of EMPowerplus Q96 is below this level. Although our medical advisory board considers EMPowerplus Q96 safe in pregnancy and breastfeeding, pregnant or nursing women should always consult their healthcare provider before beginning any new supplement program, including EMPowerplus Q96.
Weight Gain? - No
EMPowerplus Q96 should not cause weight gain or a significant increase in appetite. The best thing to do if you find yourself gaining weight is to get more exercise and fill up on fresh, leafy vegetables.
For some people, large amounts of iodine might cause a breakout, but the amount of iodine in EMPowerplus Q96 is minor. One shake of table salt has about as much iodine as EMPowerplus Q96. Iodine is a vital nutrient, and without it the thyroid can't function, and skin may become dry and rough.
Can I take sleep aid products with EMPowerplus Q96?
EMPowerplus Q96 will not interact with sleep aid products. However, some sleep aids slow the brain and other functions the next day.
Fatigue and Sleeplessness?
If you've just stopped taking a medication (to start EMPowerplus Q96), you may feel fatigue and other symptoms, so you will likely need to give your body time to readjust. Please note that we do not recommend that you discontinue any prescribed medications without consulting your healthcare provider.
If you have trouble sleeping at night, we suggest you take EMPowerplus Q96 in the morning and the early afternoon no later than 5 pm. It is even better to take the afternoon dose by 4 pm or even 3 pm. If taken in the evening, EMPowerplus Q96 may cause sleeplessness in some people. If sleep is a problem, you might also try scaling back your dosage.
If this occurs and persists, we suggest you stop EMPowerplus Q96 for a week, and then restart at a lower dose. Then increase to the normal dose after a week and see how it goes (see the recommended dosages for children above). EMPowerplus Q96 should be used at the proper dose; if your child is taking more than 4 capsules per day, that might overstimulate him/her.
Regarding Additional Vitamins and Minerals
Because EMPowerplus Q96 is a combination that relies on a precise balance of ingredients, for best results, we generally recommend that no additional mineral supplements be taken along with it, other than as recommended by a customer’s healthcare provider. However, in cases where people may wish to take additional supplements, we suggest you consult the ingredient dose on the EMPowerplus Q96 ingredient label, add the dose of additional supplements you wish to take, and compare the value against the Tolerable Upper Limits set by the Institute of Medicine (this information is easily found online). You can then make an informed decision (along with your healthcare provider) about whether the additional supplement is appropriate for you.