Take the contents of one packet 15 minutes before meals up to two times daily for 15 days. Drink 8 oz. of water with the capsules, followed by 8 more oz. of water. Continue the program until all 30 packets have been used. Not recommended for children. NOTE: This product contains cascara sagrada bark, buckthorn bark and turkey rhubarb root. Read and follow directions carefully. Do not use if you have or develop diarrhea, loose stools or abdominal pain because use of this product may worsen these conditions and be harmful to your health. Consult your physician if you have frequent diarrhea, or if you are pregnant, nursing or taking any medication, or have a medical condition.