If some one were to take just one formula, this could be the one. This is a full spectrum adaptogenic formula which nurtures all three treasures. An adaptogen is a substance which helps bring the body into a state of harmony with its environment by inducing chemical, cellular, and systemic balance. This harmonizing function reduces the effects of unfavorable conditions and stimulates the body's own immune and healing functions. These adaptogenic substances help the body to adapt to various stressful challenges presented by the environment and reduce the damage inflicted on the body. They tend to promote the body's own ability to cope successfully with stress, thus promoting well being. Super Adaptogen contains many of the most potent tonic herbs in the world. Super Adaptogen nurtures all three treasures. In particular, it tonifies the adaptive Qi. However, this is definitely a complete tonic formulation.
This formula is an extraordinary, full spectrum adaptogenic formulation which nurtures all three treasures and provides an abundance of the world's most potent phytonutrients. It contains most of the super-adaptogens. If you were to take just one formula, this should be the one.
We human beings are intimately interconnected with our environment. Any change in the environment influences us both physically and psychically. How we handle such changes, how we adapt to the changes in our environment and to the stresses of life, will be the determining factor in our health and well-being. Conversely, as we change, the environment around us will be influenced and will reflect our changes. The greatness of Oriental natural philosophy lies, to a great degree, in its subtlety and breadth of vision with regard to the connection between the human being and their environment. The tonic herbalist recognizes such environmental influences as the change of seasons, wind, heat, cold, dryness, moisture, and so on, as fundamental causative factors in one's health as well as one's dis-ease.
Adaptability requires energy. The greater the stresses of life and the more dynamic the changes in one's life, the greater the requirement for adaptive energy. The very purpose of using Chinese tonic herbs is to aid the body-mind in its adaptive needs. The greatness of the Chinese tonic herbs lies in their adaptogenic quality; that is, their ability to enhance the body-mind's capacity to adapt optimally, accurately and with endurance, to changes in the environment, and thus to overcome the stresses of life.
By replenishing the energy of the cells, tissues and systems that regulate our adaptability, we find ourselves capable of experiencing life at its fullest. We find ourselves with increased physical, mental and emotional endurance. We find ourselves easily handling stresses that would exhaust others. We find ourselves to be resilient on every level. This adaptability allows us to lead a rich, broad, adventurous life.
When the body is working very well, it automatically adapts accurately. This is part of the miraculous self-regulatory mechanisms built into every cell of our bodies. This accurate adaptability is a key to radiant health. When you are radiantly healthy, nothing will bother you. If it's very hot, the body adjusts and you feel just fine. If it's cold, you adapt to that. People who adapt easily tend to be successful at life. But stress depletes this adaptive energy. Eventually, if you do not have enough adaptive Qi, you start to maladjust and sooner or later illness results. In addition, as we become less capable of adapting, we become more and more aware of the stress and a vicious cycle occurs.
The Chinese tonic herbs are among the best tools on earth for combating stress. Obviously, it is better to avoid stress in the first place, or at least to submit ourselves to a minimum. Along with meditation, yoga and deep breathing techniques, Chinese tonic herbs are the perfect natural way to help deal with stress. The herbs should not really be taken like drugs to overcome stress. Tonics aren't really meant to be used like that. Herbs that help the body to maintain balance under stressful conditions are called adaptogenic. By taking the adaptogenic herbs continuously, even when stressful factors are not strong, we can handle stress easily and overcome our problems with less agitation, even when circumstances become extremely stressful.
It takes energy to handle stressful events and forces. The tonic herbs provide that energy. If you are in a weakened condition and a stressful event occurs, of course you will feel more vulnerable and more stressed than if you had plenty of energy to deal with the problem. That is natural. The point, then, is to never run out of adaptive energy --- always have reserve energy so that when an emergency happens we can deal with it without exhausting ourselves.
The Primary Adaptogenic Herbs that Help You Fight Stress
All of the herbs used in Chinese tonic herbalism contribute to our adaptability. That is the very nature of a "superior herb." But some herbs have special reputations for helping people adapt and to handle stress in a way that is not damaging and not exhausting. Here are the super-adaptogens, the tonic herbs that everybody should be taking to protect themselves from the ravages of stress. Furthermore, all of the herbs in this powerful formula are immune modulators, which means that these herbs can be used by anyone, whether they tend toward experiencing immune deficiency or immune excess.
The Herbs in Adaptogen Energizer
Tibetan Rhodiola Root
Tibetan Rhodiola is an extraordinary herb. It is a relatively rare substance that grows in one of the harshest environments in the world. In the Orient, it is called "Plateau Ginseng," and the Tibetans considered Rhodiola to be a sacred herb. It has been used by the Tibetan people as a powerful adaptogenic vitalizer and as a substantial medicinal agent since the beginning of Tibetan civilization. Rhodiola has also been prized by the Chinese and was very positively reviewed in the first Chinese herbal classic over two thousand years ago. It was regarded as a life-prolonging, wisdom enhancing "superior herb." However, the rarity of Tibetan Rhodiola has prevented it from becoming a well-known commodity outside of Asia until now. It is a superb herb for people who work very hard, either physically or mentally. Tibetan Rhodiola has been shown to improve endurance and mental capacity, including memory enhancement. It has been shown to be a superb tonic and energizer for those into physical fitness, and a superior tonic for those stuck behind a desk or at a computer terminal for long periods of time. Consumption of a small amount of Rhodiola extract significantly improves a person's capacity to absorb and utilize oxygen. Tibetan Rhodiola is especially beneficial to those who live under stressful conditions. It has been proven that Tibetan Rhodiola reduces the body's stress reactions, and thus relieves mental stress as well. People stay focused and suffer far less from fatigue even under severe stress. It is the ideal herbal supplement for the modern world. Tibetan Rhodiola has been found to be extremely beneficial to the cardiovascular system, and has been found to prevent heart disease, the number one cause of death in the United States. It is also a powerful immune modulator, building the immune system into a well tuned fighting machine.
Asian Panax Ginseng has been known for its ability to help people handle stress for thousands of years, and is now used by millions of people to help handle stress more effectively. Ginseng may be consumed on a regular basis so that when stress occurs, the body and mind are fully energized and ready.
Gynostemma is a quintessential adaptogenic stress-fighting herb. Gynostemma contains over 100 saponins that contribute to the adaptability of any individual who consumes it. Gynostemma eases tension and builds energy. It has general, safe, anti-inflammatory action throughout the body without causing any side-effects. Gynostemma is a powerful immune modulator which means it can be used by anybody.
Eleuthero Root (Siberian Ginseng)
Eleuthero is the equal of Ginseng in its adaptogenic capabilities. Some authorities think it is stronger. Eleuthero contains saponins which balance the nervous system and endocrine system. It is a superb immune modulator that helps regulate the immune system. It is an excellent mind tonic.
Astragalus Root is one of the most powerful agents in the world at regulating the functions of the body. It is a fundamental Qi tonic and should be a part of any adaptogenic, anti-stress formula. In fact it is a quintessential double-directional herb, one that helps regulate the immune system as needed. It is a superb adaptogen.
Reishi Mushroom is the perfect herb for these times. It is strengthening, protective and calming to the nerves. It is both a potent Qi tonic and the ultimate Shen tonic. It is the perfect anti-stress herb. It helps to center you. When you're taking Reishi you feel adaptive and you feel protected. It is very safe, so you may use as much as you like. Adaptogen Energizer, is made with genuine "log-grown" Duanwood Reishi.
Lycium Berry (Goji Berry)
Lycium Berry provides the reserve energy necessary to handle just about any difficulty. They say that constant consumption of Lycium will beget a cheerful attitude, and there's nothing like good cheer to overcome stress. Lycium, like the other super-tonic adaptogens, makes you strong, relaxed and resilient.
Eucommia is a superb Jing tonic, used to strengthen the back (especially the lower back), skeleton, and joints (especially the knees and ankles). Eucommia is believed to confer strength and flexibility to the ligaments and tendons. It is often used by martial artists, yoga practitioners, Qi Gung practitioners, and other athletes to strengthen the back, knees, and the entire body. It has been found to be very helpful at regulating blood pressure, especially high blood pressure. Eucommia is widely used in China as a safe and effective sex tonic for men and women. It provides powerful and safe fundamental adaptive energy to the body.
He Shou Wu (Polygonum Multiforum)
Constant consumption of this famous "longevity herb," whose full name is Polygonum multiflorum, is said in the Orient to help return an aging person to youthfulness and to keep a young person young. It is an unsurpassed Yin Jing tonic, as well as a major blood tonic. It is said to increase energy and to clean the blood. As an essence tonic, it is believed to be a powerful sexual tonic when consumed regularly. Polygonum is widely believed in China to increase sperm production in men and to increase fertility in women. It is used in almost all tonics that are believed in the Orient to nurture the hair and teeth. This herb has been consumed by almost every Taoist that has ever lived, and is fundamental to the practice of the Taoist inner arts.
Schizandra is a major adaptogenic herb. Schizandra helps keep you relaxed and alert, improves concentration and strengthens the nervous system. Schizandra is considered to be one of the premium mind tonics of herbalism. It is used to sharpen concentration, improve memory and increase alertness. Yet, unlike caffeine-like stimulants, Schizandra does not produce nervousness. In fact, Schizandra is mildly "calming" while producing wakefulness and improved focus.
Steamed Rehmannia Root
Steamed Rehmannia is said to be the "Kidney's own food." It is thus believed to be a Kidney tonic and longevity herb and is found in many common "anti aging" formulations for longevity, and rejuvenation. It is also considered a premium blood tonic and is said to benefit sexual functions in men and women. Steamed Rehmannia is said to be warm in nature.
Polygonatum Sibericum Root
Polygonatum Root is a Qi and Yin Jing tonic that is said to have a specific benefit on the brain. It is restorative to mental vitality, especially when the mind has been overworked. It is often used in Shen and Jing tonics to nourish the brain and strengthen the mind. This herb has been very popular among Taoists and all Qi Gung practitioners because of its nourishing effect on the brain.
White Atractylodes Root
White Atractylodes is an important and potent Qi tonic that is famous for regulating the digestive functions and as a powerful energy booster.
This special tonic fruit has been used since ancient times as a nutrient tonic, a blood cleanser, and as an important adjunctive herb to other tonics. Jujube is universally believed in the Orient to build strength and extend life. Jujube is slightly sedative and laxative and removes obstructions of the energy flow.
Ginkgo is used to improve circulation. The leaves of the Ginkgo tree are used in the Orient to "benefit the brain," by improving memory and the ability to concentrate. It is now known that Ginkgo biloba leaf extract improves oxygen supplies to the brain and other organs, including the genitals and skin. It is also traditionally used to strengthen the heart and lungs.
Licorice Root is an important tonic herb that harmonizes all the ingredients in any formula. It detoxifies the body of hundreds of known toxins and is a powerful adaptogenic herb.
Traditional Function: Nurtures all three treasures. A complete tonic formulation. In particular, it tonifies the adaptive Qi.
Who can use it? Anyone
Specifications: 100 Capsules 500 mg each
Ingredients: Tibetan Rhodiola root, Chinese Ginseng root, Eucommia bark, Duanwood Reishi fruiting body, Eleuthero root, Astragalus root, Lycium fruit, Gynostemma leaf, Polygonum multiflorum root, Prepared Rehmannia root, Schisandra fruit, Chinese Licorice root, Polygonatum rhizome, Bai-zhu Atractylodes rhizome, Red Jujube fruit
Other Ingredients: Vegetarian capsules (Pullulan caps 100% natural, water-soluble polysaccharide produced through a fermentation process; vegetable origin; non-GMO; no starch, preservative or chemical modifications; gluten free.), rice powder.
Usage: Take 3 capsules, 2 times per day or as directed by a healthcare professional
Remember Ron Teeguarden's "First Rule of Tonic Herbalism," summed up in a single word -- Compliance. If you don't take the herbs, they won't work."
- Tibetan rhodiola root, chinese ginseng root, eucommia bark, duanwood reishi fruiting body, eleuthero root, astragalus root, goji berry, gynostemma leaf, he shou wu (polygonum multiflorum) root, prepared rehmannia root, schizandra fruit, chinese licorice root, polygonatum rhizome, bai-zhu atractylodes rhizome, red jujube fruit.
- Other ingredients
- Vegetarian capsules, rice powder.
- Suggested Use
- Take 3 capsules, 2 times per day or as directed by a healthcare professional.
- Additional info
- Pullulan caps 100% natural, water-soluble polysaccharide produced through a fermentation process; vegetable origin; non-GMO; no starch, preservatives or chemical modifications; gluten free.
- Quantity & type
- 100 capsules 500 mg each.
- Dragon Herbs
- 100 Caps