I had been following that protocol for about 10 days, but I upped it today to 2 pills 2x/day topically. I plan to continue with that until the bottle is empty - 3 more weeks-ish.
Two pills taken orally is normally too strong for me, so I do 1 HRX and 500mg green tea extract. Two pills topically was more tolerable, and I didn't have any issues with heart burn/indigestion, though I normally don't as long as I take them with food.
The second application today was about 10 minutes before I went to the gym, and that wasn't sufficient time for it to be absorbed through the skin as some of it ended up in my shirt with my sweat. Next time I will apply it earlier.