Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


The Tisanoreica® of the day after consists in undergoing the Intensive Phase of the Tisanoreica Diet for one day (4 PAT a day, vegetables for lunch and for dinner, a second dish either for lunch or for dinner) after excessive eating. This helps compensate for the imbalance caused by the occasional eating binge.
Of course. The Tisanoreica® Diet can be repeated as long as this is done at 2- or 3-month intervals between one protocol and another and, in any case, it is always recommendable to have the doctor’s authorization.
The Tisanoreica® Diet is a global protocol that consists in consuming Decottopia® products in combination with Tisanoreica® meals (PATs®) together with the food of our ordinary daily diet. The Tisanoreica® Diet is a truly unique protocol which relies on the synergic action of these three elements.
No, it is not. The Tisanoreica® Diet may be defined as normoproteic, hypoglucidic and low-calorie. This diet, in fact, ensures a sufficient protein supply to keep the nitrogen balance in the body while the protein intake is always assessed by the doctor.
Tisanoreica products are free sale, so anyone can consume them. Besides, they are very genuine products and their flavours are very pleasant. Especially the Tisanoreica ‘Linea Vita’, with a low glycemic index, is often selected after the diet protocol proper in order to keep the weight achieved using healthy products with low calories. In order to embark on the Tisanoreica Original diet protocol, which is aimed at slimming, it is necessary that you contact your own trusted doctor for advice. You can also ask for the authorization of doctors in the Tisanoreica Study centers at retailers of Tisanoreica branded products (pharmacies, herb shops, beauty and fitness centers) by sending a self-certification document with blood tests, if required. They will then elaborate an answer communicating the approval or denial of authorization to follow the protocol and any useful indications on how to design it, with the purpose of improving one’s general state of health and body composition.
On account of its specific action against any side-effects of the ketone bodies produced (a process which characterizes the Intensive Phase), Decottopia represents the strength of the Tisanoreica® Diet. It is possible to mix a number of decoctions together but some rules must be followed to ensure the mix is correctly balanced: you should never mix more than four products, you should never mix products with conflicting effects or which should be taken at different times. In order to keep the organoleptic and medicinal properties unaltered over time decoctions may be conserved up to 30 days from the moment the package is opened and kept in a dry and cool place. Once the decoctions have been dissolved in water, they should be consumed within the next 24 hours. The ideal temperature interval which guarantees best conservation of the organoleptic properties of the products is between 10° and 14 °C, though decoctions – some, in particular – may well be consumed warm.
The Tisanoreica® line is available from centers which are aptly authorized for the sale of Tisanoreica® products. You can find out where the nearest center is by consulting our website.
In short, there will be a service available enabling customers to order Tisanoreica® products, which can later be collected at your own retailer’s. Gianluca Mech S.p.A seeks to guarantee the high quality of the medical and nutritional consultancy service and this would not be possible if products were bought on-line.
The word PAT® (Tisanoreica® food portion) refers to a unit of measure of protein intake (equivalent to 18 grams of proteins). The way PATs® are consumed varies according to the type of Tisanoreica®  meal being considered. In general, powder products should be dissolved in water and mixed with a shaker, while their distribution over the day may vary according to one’s personal needs. Given the capacity of consumption of the amino acids contained in the proteins, it is advisable not to consume more than two at the same time and to space out the doses at least two hours between one PAT® and the next one.
Milk contains lactose and simple sugar, neither of which is compatible with the Intensive Phase. Therefore, the drinks of the Tisanoreica Diet must be dissolved in water using the shaker provided.
There is basically no difference. However, the kits contain pre-selected meals which are properly quantified according to the type of protocol which you need to follow. Purchasing the ready-to-use kit to be consumed over the length of time required is simply more convenient. On the other hand, though, the purchase of “loose” products makes it possible to choose them according to one’s personal taste.
Vegetables are permitted as a natural type of food to be combined freely with Tisanoreica® meals. Particularly in the Intensive Phase, all vegetables are compatible except those which are yellow, orange and red, pulses (beans, peas, lentils, green beans, chickpeas, lupinus or lupins, etc) and tubers (potatoes, Jerusalem artichoke, etc) as they contain glucids in variable doses, but in larger amounts than green or white vegetables.
Milk contains lactose and even small quantities of lactose may cause a discontinuation in the process of ketosis.
It is advisable to stick to the “Instructions for Use” on the package.
Some products of the Vita line may also be consumed during the Tisanoreica® Original phase as they have a small glucidic content in comparison to most of the products of the Vita line and this makes them compatible with the Intensive Phase.
There is a specific menu for vegetarians which has a larger dose of daily PATs®. Foods such as soy, seitan and tofu, which contain glucids, may be introduced during the stabilizing phase.
Tea or coffee may be drunk during the diet but soluble products should be avoided. Barley coffee (made from a cereal) contains sugar and this is to be avoided.
Yes, but only during the Stabilizing Phase.
Salmon is included among the types of fish permitted. It is advisable to have fresh salmon, rather than tinned or packaged products.
Yes, but only in the Stabilizing Phase.
The phrase “sugar-free” regards sacharose. However, “sugar-free” products may contain some other sugars which are incompatible with the Intensive Phase. Therefore, it is recommended to use Tisanoreica® sweets, like Candy Mech or T-fresh.
Coca Cola zero is compatible because it contains artificial sweeteners but other light drinks, which have a reduced glucidic content are to be avoided.
Cereals used for preparing dishes such as pasta or rice (bran or semolino hard-wheat pasta, rice, barley, spelt) are introduced again during the Stabilizing Phase at a dose which goes from 50 to 80 g according to your nutritional requirements.
Each diet should be followed under close medical supervision. “Do it yourself” diets should always be avoided, as they may be harmful to one’s health, and the Tisanoreica® Diet is no exception. This diet requires a certificate of eligibility which should be released by a doctor. However, there are some categories of patients cannot follow the Tisanoreica Diet:
  • pregnant women or lactant mothers
  • insulin-dependent diabetic patients
  • persons who suffer from serious renal, liver or heart insufficiency.
Yes, but only in the Stabilizing Phase.
Yellow, orange and red vegetables have a higher glucidic content than white or green vegetables. Therefore, it is recommended not to consume them while in the Intensive Phase and to then introduce them again in moderate amounts during the Stabilizing Phase.
Hard wheat bran pasta and other cereals such as barley, rice, spelt, kamut, should be preferred to bread, to pizza and to other derivatives as they have a better nutritional composition.
In the Intensive Phase, yoghurt should be banned and as it contains lactose (sugar) it should also be avoided during the Stabilizing Phase.
It is not advisable to have balsamic vinegar because it contains a small amount of sugar.
Yes, they can but it is preferable to choose the fresh or frozen products to those cooked in oil with parsley and garlic, as these have a large amount of oil.
Yes it is. However, you should not use carrots, potatoes or pulses, as these are rich in glucids. It is preferable to eat only zucchini or asparagus creams and the like.
It is best to use vegetable extracts.
You are, but it is preferable not to exceed one spoonful.
No. However, it is possible to have Tisanoreica® pasta with vegetables during the Intensive Phase and while in the Stabilizing Phase Tisanoreica® pasta may be replaced with hard wheat bran pasta but always with vegetables.
In small amounts, onion and garlic may be used to flavour dishes, but not as separate dressings.
Yes. Lemon may also be eaten whole (up to one a day).
Gianluca Mech S.p.A. offers its own Tisanoreica® candies. As an alternative, you can use various kinds of sprays available on the market.
The Tisanoreica® Diet has its own sweetener: Tisanosweet (sodium cyclamate).
Among the symptoms attributable to ketosis, which sets in at the beginning of the Intensive Phase, you may have a slight headache and feel a little weak. These are normal symptoms, which can certainly be mitigated by the phytoextracts which characterize the Tisanoreica Diet.
This should be recommended by the doctor so that he can gauge the protein intake to make it compatible with the physical exercise done.
The weight reduction depends both on the person’s build and body constitution and on the state of health. The studies conducted in this respect show that the average weight loss in 7 days of the Intensive Phase is about 2.5 Kg (almost all of which is fat).
The efficacy of the Tisanoreica Diet relies on the use of Tisanoreica products. Therefore, whoever wishes to follow this diet protocol should do so with discipline and stick to using products of the Tisanoreica Diet as it is their synergic action that guarantees the results. The use of Tisanoreica products together with products of other brands and of a different conception can only cause other effects than the expected ones (i.e., slimming) and, in some cases, may even be harmful to health.
Considerando il "principio attivo” il contenuto dei fitoestratti, la risposta è positiva. Pertanto è consigliabile cautela ed è quindi indispensabile la valutazione medica preventiva. The answer is yes, if we consider the "active principle” as the content of the phytoextract. Consequently, patients should be cautious about this and turn to their doctor for advice.