Gotu Kola Herb: Repairing Stretch Marks/Loose Skin

Gotu Kola also known as Centella Asiatica.

Recommended by Charles Poliquin one of the best strength coaches in the world.

If you seriously believe you can’t get rid of your stretch marks or you’ve lost a lot of weight and have excess loose skin try Gota Kola.

It will NOT work overnight, it won’t even work over a couple of months. Charles noticed in the students he’s gotten to take Gotu Kola they have noticed substantial results around at around the 6 month mark. But before that it’s not going to appear like it’s even working.

Although when it does, it will be a very sudden drastic change within a couple of days. The herb is slowly chipping away and breaking down a barrier at the cellular level and this takes time, but once its cracked that wall, you’ll know.

Here is a really great resource with all the science behind this plant from the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

Thank you to Allen one of the readers for sending this resource to me. 

Dosage: Updated

Charles Poliquin did a round 2 podcast with Tim Ferriss where he clarified the exact dosage and brand:

Recommended Brand: Gaia x 6 capsules of 500mg (2 tablets 3 times a day)

I could not find capsule version by Gaia but here is a liquid version that you drop in water.

Here is some additional information on dosages with backed up research from the NCBI study above.

“A typical daily dose of CA (Gotu Kola) reported was approximately 600 mg of dried leaves or infusion, single-dose capsules (300 mg to 680 mg, thrice daily), a 10-mg concentrated extract, also available in capsules.  Other preparations include Madecassol tablets 10 mg 3 times daily, tincture 1 ml, and Emdecassol ointment twice daily.

Dried gotu kola leaf as a tea, by adding 1-2 teaspoons (5-10 g) to about 2/3 cup (150 ml) of boiling water and allowing it to steep for 10 to 15 min and three cups (750 ml) were usually suggested per day and fluid extract (1/2-1 teaspoon equivalent to 3-5 ml/day or a tincture (2-4 teaspoons equivalent to 10-20 ml per day) are sometimes recommended.

The standardized CA extract containing up to 100% total saponins (triterpenoids), 60 mg once or twice per day, are frequently used in modern herbal medicine.”

2 tablets 3x a day

I am not 100% sure on the dosage. Experiment with 300-500mg

OR a topical cream created by a pharmacist

The cream will take about half the time but it’s harder to find.

You can purchase Gotu Kola capsule here and here.

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