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Precautions for using birch sap

Write the 03/04/2023 by Santarome Bio

Birch sap is a clear liquid obtained from the trunk of the tree. It is harvested by piercing the trunk of the tree in spring, preferably from mature trees just before the first birch leaves appear.

Birch sap is consumed for its health-promoting properties, such as:

  1. Improving digestion,
  2. Elimination of toxins,
  3. The detoxifying effect on the body.

Using birch sap can offer many health benefits, but it is important to take precautions into account and follow the indicated dosage to get the maximum benefits.

Precautions for use include following dosage instructions, knowing contraindications, drug interactions, and monitoring for potential side effects.

Birch sap

Everything you need to know about birch sap

The benefits of birch sap

Over the centuries, birch sap has been used for its health-promoting properties and continues to be consumed for many reasons.

One of the best-known benefits of birch sap is its detoxifying effect. The sap contains antioxidants, minerals and trace elements that help eliminate toxins in the body and improve digestion. Birch sap may also help strengthen the immune system and reduce fatigue.

Birch sap is also beneficial for the skin, the antioxidants and minerals present can help reduce wrinkles, dark spots and other signs of skin aging.

Aside from the physical health benefits, the sap can also improve mental health by reducing stress and anxiety.

Natural sap and processed sap

Birch sap is consumed for its health-promoting properties and can be found in two forms: natural and processed.

Natural birch sap is harvested directly from the trunk of the tree, without any treatment or processing. Often consumed pure or diluted in water, natural sap is considered more effective because it does not contain any additives or preservatives.

Processed birch sap has undergone a certain treatment or transformation such as pasteurization, sterilization, or concentration. They may also contain additives such as preservatives, sweeteners or colors that may affect their purity and effectiveness.

Birch sap and birch juice

Birch sap and birch juice are often used interchangeably, but they are actually two different products.

Birch sap is obtained by draining the tree directly through the bark, while birch juice is obtained by dissolving from the birch leaves.

The sap is preferably consumed in a glass of water in the morning on an empty stomach. Birch juice is diluted in water or in an infusion, it is consumed up to 2 to 3 times a day.

Precautions for using birch sap


The recommended dose of birch sap is approximately 60 to 120 ml per day. This dosage varies depending on the age, weight and health conditions of each individual. Recommended doses may also vary depending on the form of birch sap , so it's important to follow label directions and consult a doctor if you have any questions.

Medical contraindications

Some people should avoid consuming birch sap:

  1. Pregnant women,

  2. Children under 12 years old,

  3. People undergoing heavy treatment,

  4. People suffering from allergies,

  5. Kidney problems,

  6. Water balance disorders.

This is why it is always recommended to seek medical advice before starting a birch sap treatment.

Drugs interactions

Birch sap may interfere with certain medications, including diabetes medications, blood thinners, and immunosuppressive medications. If you are taking one of these medications, it is important to consult a doctor before starting a birch sap treatment.


Santarome Bio organic birch sap can be kept in the refrigerator for a week. Pasteurized sap can be kept for several months if the bottle has not been opened, because contact with oxygen can alter the quality of the sap. Additionally, birch sap is generally stored at a temperature between 0 and 6 degrees.

Possible side effects

Birch sap can cause side effects such as stomach upset, nausea, vomiting as well as headaches. This is why it is important to start with small doses and monitor your body to see how it reacts to the sap before increasing the dose.

It is important to take into account the precautions for using birch sap to minimize potential health risks.

Collected in the heart of the Finnish forest, Organic Birch Sap from Santarome Bio is 100% pure, without preservatives, without alcohol and without pasteurization.

We advise you to take the equivalent of 70 ml every morning on an empty stomach for a week.

It is advisable to consult a health professional before starting a birch sap treatment. In fact, he will be able to assess the potential risks based on your state of health, but also tell you the appropriate dosage and monitor potential side effects.

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