The Benefits of Schizandra – Herbal Powerhouse

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Manufacturer Kroeger Herb Products
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Form 1 Capsule
Base Herb Schizandra Berry
Potency 210mg
Quantity of Extract 210 mg
Size 90

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The Benefits of Schizandra – Herbal Powerhouse

Schizandra berries are sticky & difficult to get in a capsule but Kroeger doesn't add any flowing agents to the berry! Long touted for its benefits for sleep disorders, depression/mood, sexual dysfunction, liver health and increased energy.  Most commonly used in China, Schizandra berries are prized for their ability to address a variety of complaints within the body.  As an adaptogen, Schizandra boosts the body’s resistance to fatigue, anxiety, illness and mood swings.  This berry is beneficial for male and female, young and old!


Schizandra berries are sticky & difficult to get in a capsule but Kroeger doesn’t add any flowing agents to it to keep it pure.  Want more information?  Keep reading...

Directions:

1 capsule 2 times daily.

Ingredients:

210 mg of Schizandra Berry extract (standardized to 9% Schisandrins) in an active base of 210 mg raw Schizandra berry. Other ingredients: Vegetarian Source Capsules and Water.

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Isolated to the far eastern part of the world, the Schizandra berry has gone undiscovered for decades...

Nanai hunters (Russian natives) nibbled on small red berries, called “Limonnik” and known as Schizandra in English, to improve their night vision and ward off the effects of hunger and thirst while out on hunting missions. These hunters would trek through eastern Russia for incredible lengths of time relying only on the Schizandra berry for strength. The same small berry was coveted as the “five-flavor berry” in China where it was used in traditional medicine to treat lung, kidney, diarrhea and heart complaints. Only now is the rest of the world sinking their teeth into the Schizandra miracle berry, which should sit on the list of “superfoods”, right next to Acai and Goji berries.

So what exactly is a superfood? It is a food that is high in nutrients and offers several health benefits without negative effects. The sweet morsels are loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, and with very low fat content, they can be considered “nature’s daily vitamin.” Acai berries have two times more antioxidants than blueberries, and were eaten by Brazilian natives in the Amazon before being popularized in North America. Goji berries, originally from Tibet, are the richest known food source of carotenoids. Goji berries were originally only grown in sheltered, secluded valleys. Only recently “uncovered” by popular culture, the third berry of this trifecta may be the most potent of all. As small as it is, the Schizandra berry packs a punch of nutritional benefits and may be bounds ahead of either the Acai or the Goji. An adaptogen, Schizandra, belongs to a special group of plants that helps your body find a healthy state of homeostasis by aiding your adrenal glands. The adrenal glands play an important role in many functions of the body. Schizandra helps harmonize your adrenal hormones, and in turn aids a large variety of symptoms.

Schizandra and Your Mind
Mildly sedative, a small dose of Schizandra will help calm the nerves and relax the body. It also kicks your mind into gear, improving memory and preventing fatigue. Schizandra will help ease your stress, and has been shown to help with depression. The berry even helps combat aging, and may prevent eyesight loss, Alzheimer’s, and other degeneration. Its anti-aging properties are the number one reason why Dr. Oz called the berry a miracle!

Cardiovascular

Supplement Your Cardiovascular System

Schizandra has the potential to boost your cardiovascular system in several ways. Taken for asthma complaints, the berry is beneficial to the lungs, and may help you breathe more easily. It will also keep your blood in check, and help maintain health levels of blood sugar, good blood pressure, and will lower cholesterol. The berry has even been shown to ease coughing. Individuals that take Schizandra may find their endurance levels increase, too.

Love Your Liver
Schizandra has been shown to benefit liver health, an uncommon trait in the world of supplements. It has been used for treating liver disease (hepatitis) and is even the main component in a leading liver-protecting drug in China. How does it work? Schizandra stimulates the production of enzymes in the liver, and promote liver cell growth. These enzymes promote biochemical reaction in the body that are needed in the processing of food, nutrients, and toxins.

Powerful enough to fuel ancient Russian hunting treks, the Nanai Hunters coveted this wonder berry for its ability to stave off their hunger and thirst for extended periods of time. However, in the modern world we can see that the berry was truly aiding them in a lot of other ways, too. Hanna’s Herb Shop carries a Complete Concentrate of Schizandra, a modern way to get all the benefits of this ancient berry.

Want more on adaptogens? Check out Rhodiola Rosea or these two “elixirs of life”.

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Adaptogenic Herbs – Whole Body Health

Having a wide variety of the purest products on our shelves, it’s not uncommon that people ask “What’s your favorite herb?” or “What do you take every day?” While the answer may differ as far as the name of the herb I am taking is concerned, the type of herb remains the same…I love adaptogens.

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Having a wide variety of the purest products on our shelves, it’s not uncommon that people ask “What’s your favorite herb?” or “What do you take every day?” While the answer may differ as far as the name of the herb I am taking is concerned, the type of herb remains the same…I love adaptogens.

shizandra berry

Mildly sedative, a small dose of Schizandra will help calm the nerves and relax the body.

Adaptogens are herbs that have been around for thousands of years; they’re the basis of Ayurvedic healing in India and are known as Superior Herbs in Chinese medicine. To be considered adaptogenic, an herb must meet each of these three requirements:

  1. The herb must produce a nonspecific response. For example, an adaptogenic herb will allow your body to “adapt” to an increase in multiple stressors, be it physically, mentally, or emotionally.
  2. The herb will have a normalizing influence on the system. If you are having difficulty sleeping and have little energy each day, for example, an adaptogenic herb will assist you in getting proper rest as well as providing you with energy during the day.
  3. The herb is innocuous and does not hinder normal and healthy bodily function.

What makes adaptogenic herbs so unique is that they provide wellness for the entire body, not just one symptom or complaint. Because the day-to-day stressors of life impact us both mentally and physically, adaptogens work towards providing our bodies with a balance among the up and down. Stress at work, lack of sleep, changes in schedules, illness, a long to-do list, or the loss of a loved one are only a few examples of some of the stressors that can impact our body negatively but can be lessened with the introduction of adaptogens.

How do adaptogenic herbs benefit the function of our bodies in such a big way? Because they are immunocompetent herbs (the capacity for a normal immune response), adaptogens allow our bodies to respond to antigen exposure in a normal way and support our systems when we are sick or are undergoing surgeries or chronic illness. Recovery time can be improved, some illnesses may be able to be avoided altogether and the function of the immune system is strengthened with the normal use of adaptogenic herbs. Aside from benefiting the immune system and the body’s ability to fight illness, adaptogenic herbs are also known as anti-stress herbs and support the healthy function of the brain to improve mood, clarity of thought, mental performance, and our ability to cope with the stress of day-to-day life.

maca roots

Maca root is a powerful adaptogen to improve fertility for both men and women

There are several adaptogenic herbs with some being true standouts in the crowd. Schizandra, for example, is an excellent adaptogenic herb for liver and mood support, sexual and reproductive function, and lack of energy. Ashwagandha has been known as the “Gold Standard” upon which all other adaptogens are compared and is the most revered tonic of Ayurvedic medicine (and it’s coming soon to our shelves from Kroeger Herb!). Ginseng is probably the most well-known adaptogenic herb on the market and provides support for men’s reproductive health and improved energy levels for both sexes.

While each adaptogen has a primary focus or benefit on the body, it’s important to remember that for an herb to be considered an adaptogen, it must support whole body health and healing.

Schizandra

How an adaptogenic herb impacts my health will be different from how it will positively impact yours as there are different needs for your system. Trouble sleeping, loss of appetite, increase in stress, or even fighting off a cold will change how an adaptogenic herb will benefit you because the herb will fill in the gaps as needed for a fully functioning, healthy system.

After taking one type of adaptogenic herb for a few months, you may notice that the benefits begin to plateau and you aren’t experiencing as many benefits as you once were. At this point it’s recommended that you switch to another adaptogenic herb so you’re able to continually experience the full body benefits on an ongoing basis. Adaptogenic herbs are non-toxic to the system so there is no concern with having “too much” of any of this group of herbs when following the dosage on the bottle. Want to learn more about adaptogens? Take a look at these informative adaptogen posts.

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“Elixirs of Life” – Adaptogen Herbs for Natural Longevity

Certain icons throughout history are so important we are unable to overlook them. They have left such a lasting impression on our society that their mark will go down in history, forever remembered for their strength. In the world of herbs and natural health, Ginseng is one of those icons.

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Certain icons throughout history are so important we are unable to overlook them. They have left such a lasting impression on our society that their mark will go down in history, forever remembered for their strength. In the world of herbs and natural health, Ginseng is one of those icons.

Ginseng – an Herbal Icon of Life

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By the early 1900s, stories of ginseng’s soul-strengthening, eye-brightening, and heart-opening abilities had spread so far that Korea could no longer keep up with the world-wide demand. Deep in the Manchuria Mountains of China,Ginseng was originally used as food, but the positive effect the root had on villagers was undeniable. By the third century AD, ginseng was so highly valued for its strength-giving and rejuvenating powers that it had become an emblem of life itself. The demand for ginseng root had become so high that it fueled the Chinese silk trade in Korea. Many Chinese emperors revered the herb so strongly that they were willing to pay buckets of gold for a single root, in hopes of becoming the strongest and most agile emperor in history. Ginseng became an icon of health and life.

Modern research has provided us with copious amounts of information about the miracle root Ginseng. With more than 28 therapeutic elements, ginseng is rich in vitamins and minerals, and can truly help the body in a natural way. Ginseng is one of the few herbs known as an adaptogen. Ginseng has led the way for adaptogen herbs throughout most of the world, and is now widely available as an herbal tincture.

The Power of Adaptogens

Adaptogen herbs get their name from their “adaptable” traits. Adaptogens interact with each body in a unique way. By regulating various hormones, these powerful herbs can provide all-over body support. Cherished in ancient medicine as “longevity herbs,” adaptogens harmonize with your body, providing a multitude of benefits. Among the most well-known adaptogens in the western world is Schizandra, made popular by Dr. Oz, who called the herb a miracle remedy for anti-aging. Schizandra is called the “Eastern Prince” for its power and strength. Several herbs provide benefits similar to Schizandra and Ginseng. In fact, other herbs may even address your personal needs more directly.

An Elixir of Life – Tulsi

Holy Basil (Tulsi)

Holy Basil has been taken for decades to promote longevity of life

Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil, is referred to as an “elixir of life” in Ayurveda. Also thought to promote longevity, Tulsi helps balance hormones in the body. The herb will benefit type 2 diabetics by reducing blood glucose levels, and may reduce cholesterol. Like many adaptogens, Tulsi is rich in antioxidants, which gives it strong anti-tumoral properties, protects the body from radiation, and scavenges for free radicals. As a cardioprotective medicine, Tulsi promotes good heart health. Its beneficial properties do not end there—an immunity booster, Tulsi preparations have been used to treat the common cold and ward off infection!

Ashwagandha – Ginseng’s potent and undiscovered cousin

Also an Indian herb, Ashwagandha is slowly gaining popularity among health and wellnessenthusiasts. Known as Indian Ginseng by some, Ashwagandha interacts with the body’s Thyroid. By regulating Thyroid hormones, Ashwagandha can provide relief for a number of ailments. In ancient times, the herb was applied directly to tumors. Its antioxidant properties may slow the growth of cancer cells. As with many adaptogens, the herb will help regulate blood glucose levels and therefore may be beneficial to diabetics. Ostearthritis patients may also take interest in Ashwagandha, as it can provide symptom and pain relief. The herb is naturally sedative, and can help ease stress and anxiety. Along with antioxidants and medicinal compounds, Ashwagandha  is a great source of iron. Its high iron content will increase hemoglobin levels, which is beneficial to anemic patients.

Looking for more on adaptogens? Get a little bit of background information, or read about how they support the entire body. If you’re deciding which adaptogen is best for you, take a look at this article on Rhodiola Rosea.

Check out this infographic about adaptogen herbs and their uses!

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The Benefits of Schizandra – Herbal Powerhouse

Isolated to the far eastern part of the world, the Schizandra berry has gone undiscovered for decades. Nanai hunters (Russian natives) nibbled on small red berries, called “Limonnik” and known as Schizandra in English, to improve their night vision and ward off the effects of hunger and thirst while out on hunting missions. These hunters would trek through eastern Russia for incredible lengths of time relying only on the Schizandra berry for strength. The same small berry was coveted as the “five-flavor berry” in China where it was used in traditional medicine to treat lung, kidney, diarrhea and heart complaints. Only now is the rest of the world sinking their teeth into the Schizandra miracle berry, which should sit on the list of “superfoods”, right next to Acai and Goji berries.

read more >>

Isolated to the far eastern part of the world, the Schizandra berry has gone undiscovered for decades. Nanai hunters (Russian natives) nibbled on small red berries, called “Limonnik” and known as Schizandra in English, to improve their night vision and ward off the effects of hunger and thirst while out on hunting missions. These hunters would trek through eastern Russia for incredible lengths of time relying only on the Schizandra berry for strength. The same small berry was coveted as the “five-flavor berry” in China where it was used in traditional medicine to treat lung, kidney, diarrhea and heart complaints. Only now is the rest of the world sinking their teeth into the Schizandra miracle berry, which should sit on the list of “superfoods”, right next to Acai and Goji berries.

So what exactly is a superfood? It is a food that is high in nutrients and offers several health benefits without negative effects. The sweet morsels are loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, and with very low fat content, they can be considered “nature’s daily vitamin.” Acai berries have two times more antioxidants than blueberries, and were eaten by Brazilian natives in the Amazon before being popularized in North America. Goji berries, originally from Tibet, are the richest known food source of carotenoids. Goji berries were originally only grown in sheltered, secluded valleys. Only recently “uncovered” by popular culture, the third berry of this trifecta may be the most potent of all. As small as it is, the Schizandra berry packs a punch of nutritional benefits and may be bounds ahead of either the Acai or the Goji. An adaptogenSchizandra, belongs to a special group of plants that helps your body find a healthy state of homeostasis by aiding your adrenal glands. The adrenal glands play an important role in many functions of the body. Schizandra helps harmonize your adrenal hormones, and in turn aids a large variety of symptoms.

Schizandra and Your Mind
Mildly sedative, a small dose of Schizandra will help calm the nerves and relax the body. It also kicks your mind into gear, improving memory and preventing fatigue. Schizandra will help ease your stress, and has been shown to help with depression. The berry even helps combat aging, and may prevent eyesight loss, Alzheimer’s, and other degeneration. Its anti-aging properties are the number one reason why Dr. Oz called the berry a miracle!

Cardiovascular

Supplement Your Cardiovascular System
Schizandra has the potential to boost your cardiovascular system in several ways. Taken for asthma complaints, the berry is beneficial to the lungs, and may help you breathe more easily. It will also keep your blood in check, and help maintain health levels of blood sugar, good blood pressure, and will lower cholesterol. The berry has even been shown to ease coughing. Individuals that take Schizandra may find their endurance levels increase, too.

Love Your Liver 
Schizandra has been shown to benefit liver health, an uncommon trait in the world of supplements. It has been used for treating liver disease (hepatitis) and is even the main component in a leading liver-protecting drug in China. How does it work? Schizandra stimulates the production of enzymes in the liver, and promote liver cell growth. These enzymes promote biochemical reaction in the body that are needed in the processing of food, nutrients, and toxins.

Dr. Oz calls Schizandra a fountain or youth... see why!

Powerful enough to fuel ancient Russian hunting treks, the Nanai Hunters coveted this wonder berry for its ability to stave off their hunger and thirst for extended periods of time. However, in the modern world we can see that the berry was truly aiding them in a lot of other ways, too. Hanna’s Herb Shop carries a Complete Concentrate of Schizandra, a modern way to get all the benefits of this ancient berry.

Want more on adatogens? Check out Rhodiola Rosea or these two “elixirs of life”.

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