I find the combination to be quite remarkable. The effects are definitely noticeable; sharper and stronger mental function for the entire day, yet this does not interfere with our sleep at all. If anything sleep will be deeper.
The combination also seems to strengthen the nervous system in general. You may feel stronger and less vulnerable to stress factors all day. The other collateral benefit is that the vision may become sharper and clearer as well. This makes sense as there is an overlap between oils that are beneficial for brain function and those that are beneficial for vision.
Many physiologists believe that the retina (at the back of the eye) and optic nerve (which connects the eye to the brain) are actually components of both the eye and the brain. I plan on using the blend and 6X potency 2 to 3 times per week. Any more than that would likely yield diminishing returns.
This gives the body a chance to react to the combination of the blend and potency before the next dose. It is comparable to riding a bike; pedal until you have momentum, than just coast for awhile, until you need to start pedaling again.
Dosage for the 6X potency= 12 drops mixed in 2 Tbsp. water. Hold in mouth for 15 to 30 seconds before swallowing.
I use the blend as follows: 2 drops placed on one inner wrist. Wrists rubbed together. Inhaled deeply through nose from wrists, then turned head and exhaled.
Focus during breathing: While inhaling, follow the breath, beginning from the sacrum, up the spine to the top of the head. While exhaling, follow the breath down the front of the body to just below the navel. Repeated breath cycle 10 to 12 times.
The reason for this breathing pattern is that it helps direct chi flow up the spine to the brain. In acupuncture, this is the pathway of the Governing Vessel (Du) meridian. In China, acupuncturists view the Du meridian as the “Brain” meridian that channels chi flow to the brain. See the attached diagram of the Du meridian.
This is is the basis for my design of the SPE Brain Blend Acupoint Protocol #1. Of course, if you have the time, the best way to use the blend is to apply it to the acupoints using either Protocol #1 (for application of the blend to someone else) or Protocol #2 (also attached; for self-application).
The 6X potency, if used 2 to 3 times per week, will last about 3 to 4 months. The EO blend, probably about the same or maybe somewhat longer. When applied to acupoints, it is used in 5% dilution.