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Recommended dosage, active amounts, other details
In accordance with clinical usage, the correct dose is the "lowest dose required to produce the desired effects (soft-formed and comfortable stool)". This is either 1-2g of the powdered extract or fruit usually standardized to 10-30mg active Sennosides.
Higher doses are used only if the aforementioned lower dose is not effective (it should be noted that senna alexandria is a delayed laxative unlike the immediate effects of caffeine and it may take a few hours to assess whether a dose is effective or not).
Senna alexandria tends to be taken prior to bed in order to time its laxative effect with a morning bowel movement.
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Human Effect Matrix
The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what effects senna alexandrina has on your body, and how strong these effects are.
|Grade||Level of Evidence [show legend]|
|Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials|
|Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled|
|Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies|
|Uncontrolled or observational studies only|
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Magnitude of effect
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Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
|Strong||Very High See all 6 studies|
|Strong||Very High See all 10 studies|
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