I took 1/2 tsp upon waking up, 1/2 tsp. 30 minutes after my first HC dose w/breakfast., 1/2 tsp. prior to lunch, 1/2 tsp after my second dose of HC in the afternoon and 1/2 tsp in the evening. So, I wasn't taking a ton of it but I believe the frequency helped.
I also took amla and nettle leaf 3x a day and Vitamin B50 in the afternoon and Vitamin C 2x in the evening, and I believe these helped as well.