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Questions about using Banjo.

What conditions does Banjo treat?

Banjo doesn’t treat conditions – it treats symptoms. Which symptoms? The symptoms of inflammation. That includes the obvious symptoms – like pain and stiffness. And the less obvious symptoms (less obvious that these result from inflammation) – like fatigue and headache. And even the somewhat obscure symptoms – like impaired sleep. ‘Obscure’ doesn’t mean uncommon…

How much Banjo should I use?

Please see additional directions for suggestions on using Banjo most effectively.

Can I use more than two Banjo lozenges per day?

Please see additional directions for suggestions on using Banjo most effectively.

What if I have more than one ailment causing pain and/or fatigue?

Those with multiple ailments that cause pain and/or fatigue may obtain faster results by using three lozenges per day (morning, noon and evening) for the first 10 days. For additional guidance on using Banjo, please see Directions for Use.

What if my symptoms are severe?

Those with severe symptoms may obtain faster results by using three lozenges per day (morning, noon and evening) for the first 10 days. For additional guidance on using Banjo, please see Directions for Use.

Why do you recommend reducing Banjo use over time?

As symptoms gradually improve, you should try reducing the amount of Banjo you use. One reason to do so is that by using less Banjo, you’ll save money. Another reason is that your goal, with any medication, should be to use only what’s required to achieve the desired outcome. The ultimate goal is to reduce…

I don’t like the lozenge. Is there another way to use Banjo?

For those individuals who have difficulty using the lozenge because of its size or taste, the best option is to dissolve the Banjo lozenge in water (hot or cold) – or another liquid – add sweetener or other flavor to taste – then sip slowly. Banjo is as effective, or nearly as effective, when used…

How long does it take for the lozenge to dissolve?

Most people will find that it takes about 8 minutes for the lozenge to dissolve in their mouth. Those who dissolve the lozenge to make a pain relieving beverage will find that it takes substantially longer to dissolve in water (or any other liquid.) Naturally, the lozenge will dissolve faster in hot water.

Are there different instructions for treating different conditions?

Not generally There are specific instructions for treating migraine. There are also general guidelines based on symptom severity. For more information, see Directions for Use.

Can I use other medications while using Banjo?

Most people have used Banjo while also using other medications.

To date, no serious or significant side effects have been reported by anyone using Banjo. However, there are many thousands of different medications, and even if Banjo interacts or potentially interacts with another medication, it might not do so in any significant manner or in such a way as to result in harm on every occasion. That is, the fact that a previous Banjo user was also using a particular medication does not mean there is no possibility of negative side effects as a result of using the two medications simultaneously.

Will Banjo cure my disease?

Banjo only treats symptoms.

Banjo is not intended to be, and is not claimed to be, a cure for any ailment.

Banjo ‘only’ treats symptoms, and may reduce or even eliminate many symptoms related to inflammation.

In certain cases (such as mild osteoarthritis) it has been reported that symptoms (such as joint pain) entirely disappear after only a very short course of treatment with Banjo, and that they sometimes do not reappear for an extended period of time. However, this does not mean that the underlying condition or process has been cured.

Is the sweetener in Banjo safe for diabetics?

Yes, diabetic individuals can use Truvia™ natural sweetener. Clinical studies have shown that daily consumption of 1,000 mg of rebiana, equivalent to drinking eight 8-ounce servings of rebiana sweetened beverage every day, for 16 weeks did not affect blood sugar control and was well tolerated in people with type 2 diabetes. Truvia™ natural sweetener has no effect on the glycemic index.

For how long will I need to keep taking Banjo?

Most people will be using less Banjo by the second month.

Most users should begin by using two lozenges per day, but by the second month will find that they need only one lozenge per day, or less, to maintain relief.

Those who started with severe symptoms may need to continue using two lozenges per day for several months, but should eventually be able to reduce the amount of banjo used without any increase in symptom severity.
Some users will essentially discontinue Banjo use, or use only intermittently and as needed, based on symptoms.

What (and where) is the expiration date on Banjo?

Banjo has a shelf life of two years from the date of manufacture. Look on the bottom of the tube to find the lot number and expiration date.

Does Banjo cause weight gain?

No!

But according to several who have used Banjo, it might assist with weight loss (see here and here.)
How might Banjo help you lose weight?

With less pain, you’re bound to be more active.

And it might be that the report of one user is not uncommon. She wrote, “When in pain, and fatigued, I eat a lot of ‘junk’ food, because I have trouble fixing better meals and because I allow myself to eat whatever I want – I’m already so miserable.”

It’s not surprising that more exercise and better diet can lead to weight loss.

Can I chew the lozenge?

You should not chew the lozenge. At least not until it gets really small. You are instructed not to chew the lozenge because doing so will shorten the time it remains in your mouth, and thereby reduce the time available for absorption through the mucous membranes of your mouth. One of the keys to Banjo’s…

Can I break the lozenge into smaller pieces?

Of course. Breaking, crushing or dissolving the lozenge has no negative effect on the efficacy of the ingredients. You are instructed not to chew the lozenge only because doing so will shorten the time it remains in your mouth, and thereby reduce the time available for absorption through the mucous membranes of your mouth. One…

What if I don’t like the taste of Banjo?

Try to use Banjo as a lozenge for at least a few days. You should first try using Banjo as a lozenge. Most people don’t mind the taste, and even those that find it a little ‘odd’ at first usually start liking it after a few days. The alternative is Banjo ‘tea’. However, if you…

Is the Banjo ‘tea’ as effective as the lozenge?

We encourage use of the lozenge over the ‘tea’. Because most people, even those who don’t like it at first, eventually come to enjoy the taste of the lozenge. The lozenge is also more convenient. But yes, the ‘tea’ form of Banjo seems to be as effective, or nearly as effective, as the lozenge form….

Does Banjo have any side effects?

Everything has side effects. Drinking too much water will kill you, so will breathing pure oxygen for an extended period. Everything has side effects and too much of anything can be harmful. That’s one reason we don’t recommend using more Banjo than you need – because at some point you’re bound to start experiencing negative…

How often does Banjo work?

It’s not possible to say, at this point, for what percentage of people Banjo ‘works’. Pain, fatigue and other signs and symptoms of inflammation are present in a large number of conditions, some of which are quite severe and difficult to treat, others of which have generally milder symptoms. ‘Common sense’ suggests that a greater…

How fast does Banjo work?

Banjo works reasonably fast. Generally, you’ll start to notice a difference within several days, often after having used only several lozenges. Severe, chronic symptoms may take somewhat longer to improve. Nonetheless, most people will notice a difference within a week to 10 days. Once relief begins, you should see a continuous increase in results over…

How long before I’ll know if Banjo works for me?

Banjo works reasonably fast. Generally, you’ll start to notice a difference within several days, often after having used only several lozenges. Severe, chronic symptoms may take somewhat longer to improve. Nonetheless, most people will notice a difference within a week to 10 days. Once relief begins, you should see a continuous increase in results over…

What if Banjo doesn’t work for me?

Our guarantee If you’re not 100% satisfied with Banjo, just return the empty tubes (limit 6) for a complete refund, less shipping. _________________ A comment on other ‘guarantees’ Many so-called guarantees offer a refund only on unused or unopened product – something like that. But if you don’t use the product, how can you know…