Finally, a highly nutritious, great tasting, medicinal berry that is low in sugar! Grown here in the United States under strict Organic standards, and freeze dried to lock in all of its nutritive and adaptogenic properties!Fruits form an important part of our diet today just have they have all throughout our human ancestry. Unfortunately most of the fruits available to us today differ vastly from those we adapted to eat. Modern fruits have been bred to be much larger, are lower in nutrients and antioxidants, are far higher in fructose, and in many cases are sterile hybrids or genetic clones.That's why we are so excited to bring this Organic, concentrated Schizandra berry powder into the SurThrival line. It offers us a chance to consume a great tasting but low sugar berry whose medicinal phytochemistry is truly legendary, making one of the most celebrated tonic and adaptogenic substances in the Chinese system of medicinal herbalism.
Schizandra fruit, from the plant Schisandra chinensis, is "the herb that does it all." It develops and protects the primary energies of life. Schizandra, known as the "quintessence of Chinese tonic herbs," supports vitality and beauty when used regularly for some time. It is said to promote beautiful skin. Schizandra is said to help purify the blood, support the mind, help maintain a strong memory, and help maintain sexual energy and sexual functions in both men and women. The Quintessential Full Spectrum Tonic Herb The very name of Schizandra in Chinese, Wu Wei Zi, tells us a great deal about the qualities of this herb. Wu Wei Zi means "Five Flavors Fruit." Due to the fact that Schizandra possesses all five of the classical "tastes" (sour, bitter, sweet, spicy and salty) and thus possesses the essence of all five of the elemental energies (wood, fire, earth, metal and water), Schizandra is respected as a health-providing tonic in the same class with Ginseng, Reishi and Goji. Schizandra has been used since the dawn of Chinese civilization as a tonic herb. From the beginning it has been revered, and remains one of the elite herbs of the Chinese system of herbalism. It was first written about in Shen Nong's Pharmacopoeia (written between 1st and 2nd century A.D.) where it was listed as a Superior herb.
Though Schizandra is believed to benefit all the functions of the body, it has traditionally been considered to have the most influence on the Kidney, Lung and Liver functions. Schizandra chinensis (Wu Wei Zi) 1. Tonifies all 3 treasures.2. Enters all 12 meridians3. Nurtures all 5 elements. ** the 3 Treasures are the 3 fundamental energies that make up life, the meridians are the energy channels that flow throughout the body, the 5 elements are the five energy states of nature (Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal). In short, Schizandra is a rare herb that can actually benefit all the bodily functions and organs of the body, according to the traditional Chinese and Taoist health system. A Famous Beauty Herb Schizandra supports the skin and its functions. Schizandra is widely used to beautify the skin and to protect the skin from the damaging effects wind. Due to the astringent quality of Schizandra, the skin tends to hold its moisture and becomes full and beautiful. It has always been very popular with the wealthy men and women of China, especially the women of the imperial court, because of its youth preserving and rejuvenating effects. It is said that those who use Schizandra consistently will remain youthful in both appearance and physiology. I have seen the benefits of this herb with my own eyes hundreds of times in my life. People who start taking Schizandra regularly all change for the better. Their skin virtually glows and becomes clear and fine after several months. An Excellent Mind Tonic With Double-Directional Regulation On The Central Nervous System This herb is considered to be one of the premium mind tonics of herbalism. It is used to support concentration, memory and alertness. Yet, unlike caffeine-like stimulants, Schizandra does not produce nervousness. In fact, some people consider Schizandra mildly "calming" while producing wakefulness and focus. The ability of the dried fruit to support mental and physical activity in humans has been reported. It has been demonstrated that human intellectual activity can be supported and work efficiency increased by consuming Schizandra. Various tests have shown that moderate doses of Schizandra can support various activities requiring concentration, fine coordination, sensitivity and endurance. The tests in humans confirming Schizandra's efficacy in these areas range from threading needles to running marathons. Schizandra has been demonstrated in laboratory animals and in humans to have a stimulant action on the central nervous system. The herb works directly on the nervous tissue.
Conversely and paradoxically, Schizandra is also mildly sedative ("Shen stabilizing"). Schizandra does not make people sleepy. Many studies now indicate that Schizandra actually has a balancing, or regulating, action on the central nervous system. It can result in accurate and optimal balancing between the excitatory and inhibitory control functions of the cerebral cortex. Schizandra and Liver HealthDetoxifying, healing, regenerative and protective Schizandra stands along with Reishi as the primary liver cleansing agents used in tonic programs. Schizandra does not have the side effects that are associated with many of the "inferior" liver cleansing herbs. Schizandra, especially alcohol extracts, are widely believed to protect the liver from damage due to the kinds of toxins humans consume or absorb on a daily basis, the byproducts of living.A Sex Tonic for both Men and Women Schizandra is said to increase the "Water Qi in the Kidney." In particular, it is said to support the "water of the genital organs," referring to the sexual fluids. Schizandra is said to support the production of semen. It is famous for its ability to relieve sexual fatigue and for increasing the sexual staying-power in men. It is thus an ingredient in the vast majority of men's sexual tonics in Asian herbalism. Women benefit from the same capacity to increase Water Qi of the Kidney. Schizandra is said to increase circulation and sensitivity in the female genitals. Many women claim increased genital warmth and sensation after using Schizandra for a period of time. The Chinese sexual classics claim that continuous use by a woman will increase the amount of "female elixir," a euphemism for vaginal secretions, during intercourse. Vision Benefits Human studies have also shown that Schizandra can support vision, even enlarging the field of vision, and can support hearing. It also supports the discrimination ability of the skin receptors. It has been determined that this sensitivity-support is due to enhanced function of the central nervous system's ability to analyze data flowing to it from the peripheral sensors.
- 6:1 freeze dried concentrated organic schizandra extract