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He Shou Wu

very rich in zinc;

builds energy Jing;

stabilizes the lower back and knees;

nourishes the hair and reduces gray hair;

purifies the blood and has antioxidant effects.

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Instructions

Take with or without a meal 3 capsules 2 times a day or according to the directions of a herbalist / medical / qualified therapist.
For the recommended dosage is then needed two packs per month.

Gray Hair: take 9-12 capsules a day in three doses up to the result (3-4 packs per month), then possibly reduce the dose. Normally it must take the higher dose for at least 3-6 months, but keep in mind that it does not work in 100% of cases.


Warnings: mild gastrointestinal disorders characterized by loose stools, are the only side effect associated with Polygonum multiflorum. However, moderate doses of He Shou Wu treated rarely give rise to this effect. If this disorder is present, the grass can be combined with some other herbs to solve the problem. Consult your herbalist. On the other hand, this side effect is rare.

Ingredients

Preparation of root extract of Polygonum multiflorum (He shou wu, Fo-ti), capsules of plant origin (Pullulan caps 100% natural, water-soluble polysaccharide obtained through a process of fermentation of plant origin, non-GMO without starch, preservatives or chemicals; gluten), rice powder.

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He Shou Wu (pronounced huh similar to English "huh", but not as open – show woo) is one of the most popular and highly revered tonic herbs in Asian herbalism. He Shou Wu is the prepared tuberous root of Polygonum multiflorum, a plant that grows in the mountains of central and southern China. It shares the position as the primary essence (Jing) tonic of Chinese herbalism with the Goji berry.

By virtue of its ability to accumulate tremendous quantities of Qi into its root, this herb can tonify the human and animal organs and can tonify and nourish the blood. He Shou Wu is not a stimulant. However, it is one of the greatest energy tonics known to mankind. Its action is cumulative, as any truly healthy tonic dietary supplement would be. Because it is a very mild sedative, it will calm the nervous system. So it can be said that He Shou Wu is both energizing and calming. That is the magic of a great tonic herb.

He Shou Wu helps maintain the strength and stability of the lower back and knees. It is used to maintain youthful sexual drive, normally abundant sperm count in men and to support the health of the ova in women. It is widely used inAsia to maintain the youthful condition and color of the hair. It can calm the nervous system. It has components that are potent antioxidants with gentle actions in the liver and the eyes.

Its strength partially comes from its remarkable ability to support and maintain the healthful cleaning functions of the kidney and liver, which in turn clean the blood.

He Shou Wu is a good source of iron. He Shou Wu contains potent antioxidants and in antioxidant-potentiating molecules. He Shou Wu supports the body’s innate ability to efficiently clear superoxide, the highly reactive free radical, from the body. Free radicals are produced at every moment of our life as part of the living process and our health depends upon our clearing them from our body on a moment to moment basis. This support generally comes from foods and herbs humans consume. It is widely believed that the SOD-generating capacity of He Shou Wu is one of the reasons it is considered by many to have “anti-aging” and “longevity increasing” activity. These actions help maintain healthy physical and mental functions and structures. 

He Shou Wu contains zinc. Zinc is an essential trace mineral required by all forms of life. Numerous aspects of cellular metabolism are zinc-dependent. Zinc plays important roles in growth and development, the immune response, neurological function and reproduction. Zinc is important to our sexual and reproductive functions.

He Shou Wu has been found to support fundamental immunological functions. He Shou Wu has been found to improve adrenal gland functioning.

He Shou Wu is unsurpassed in its ability to provide deep, primordial energy (Jing, essence) to the cells of the body via the Kidney system as described in Chinese health philosophy. He Shou Wu supports the human body’s “functional reserve.”

He Shou Wu is widely used in Chinese tonic herbalism as a tonic to promote healthy aging by tonifying the Kidney and Liver functions, toning up Jing (vital essence), nourishing the blood, and fortifying the muscles, tendons and bones.

 

The Science of He Shou Wu

“Prepared” or “not prepared,” that is the difference.

The tuber of He Shou Wu (Polygonum multiflorum) must be “prepared” in order to be used as a regularly-consumed tonic herb. Unprepared He Shou Wu does not possess the tonic effects and can have unwanted side effects. The freshly picked tubers are sliced, stewed in black bean soup (in a proportion of 10 parts He Shou Wu to 1 part black beans) until the soup is exhausted. The “prepared” roots are then dried. That is all there is to the “preparation.” Of course, no chemicals are used in the making of “prepared” He Shou Wu. 

 

Active Constituents

The tuberous root of Polygonum multiflorum (He Shou Wu) has many active constituents. He Shou Wu is rich in anthraquinones, including many phospholipids such as lecithin (3.7%). A stilbene glycoside known as 2,3,5,4-tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (henceforth refered to as “he shou wu super-glycoside”) is considered to be the principle active constituent responsible for He Shou Wu’s very powerful antioxidant activity. There are many similar stilbene glycosides present in He Shou Wu. The stilbene glycosides in He Shou Wu are very similar to resveratrol. Several of the stilbene glycosides in He Shou Wu are stronger antioxidants than resveratrol.

 

Prepared He Shou Wu extract increases the cellular antioxidant activity

He Shou Wu supports the body’s innate ability to efficiently clear superoxide, the highly reactive pro-oxidant (free radical), from the body. This is a normal function that occurs trillions of times a day in every human being.

All organisms maintain complex innate antioxidant systems to prevent damage by oxidation. Antioxidants are chemicals that reduce the rate of oxidation reactions. Oxidation reactions are chemical reactions that involve the transfer of electrons from one substance to an oxidizing agent.

Oxidation is a constant function of life that is accelerated by stress and many other factors. He Shou Wu is rich in potent antioxidants and in antioxidant-potentiating molecules.


Superoxide dismutase (SOD)

Superoxide dismutase, generally referred to as SOD, is a class of closely related enzymes produced within the human body. Of all the antioxidants produced in the human body, SOD is king. SOD proteins are present in almost all aerobic cells and in almost all extracellular fluids. SOD transforms the superoxide radical into ions that are less reactive. These less reactive ions are then further transformed by the antioxidants catalase and glutathione into safe molecules. This transformation, called dismutation, is essential to life. He Shou Wu supports the normal dismutation process.

SOD is much more powerful than any other antioxidant. No external antioxidant is comparable to SOD, as external antioxidants may deteriorate by the time they enter our blood stream and because they cannot match SOD’s performance in clearing free radicals.

He Shou Wu has been shown to help maintain youthful levels of SOD in laboratory animals even as they age. It is widely believed that the SOD generating capacity of He Shou Wu is one of the reasons it has been found to have anti-aging and longevity increasing activity.

 

He Shou Wu enhances immunity

He Shou Wu has been found to support fundamental immunological functions in mammals.

 

He Shou Wu enhances adrenocortical function

He Shou Wu has been found to support adrenal gland functioning. He Shou Wu supports adrenal fortitude.

He Shou Wu traditionally functions as a Kidney tonic. Jing controls the functions of adrenal cortex.

 

He Shou Wu’s Blood Tonic Actions

He Shou Wu enhances the proliferation of blood producing cells

Scientific research supports He Shou Wu’s traditional function as a blood tonic. Prepared He Shou Wu can supports the hematopoietic (blood producing) function of the body. It does this by directly promoting the blood generating hematopoietic stem cells.

 

Improves red blood cell membranes

Extracts of this herb have been demonstrated to help support the membranes of erythrocytes (red blood cells) and to support the growth and development of erythrocytes in test animals.

He Shou Wu is a rich source of lecithin which is an important raw material of red blood cell and other cell membranes (lecithin is also a major component of nervous tissues).


Contains iron

He Shou Wu contains iron, even more than other blood tonics such as Dang Gui and Goji.


Supports Circulation

Prepared He Shou Wu supports blood flow and in test animals.

 

Protects the Liver

Classically, He Shou Wu is considered a Liver tonic. Many studies now support He Shou Wu’s protective and function-regulating actions on the liver. Throughout our lifetime liver cells continually replenish themselves. Adult humans do not die with the same liver they were born with. In experiments on mice, prepared He Shou Wu helps maintain healthy structural integrity of the liver. He Shou Wu acts as a powerful antioxidant in the liver.

Furthermore, researchers have found that this herb can stabilize liver cells by supporting membrane mechanism. He Shou Wu is a good source of plant lecithin. He Shou Wu has a special tropism (attraction) to the liver.

 

A zinc supplement

He Shou Wu contains zinc. The zinc content of prepared He Shou Wu is as high as 42 mg per 100 grams the herb. This is several dozen times higher than that of most herbs. Animal type foods are considered to be high in zinc, but they only have 3-5 mg per 100 gram, much lower than the 42 mg in He Shou Wu.

Zinc is an essential trace mineral required by all forms of life. Numerous aspects of cellular metabolism are zinc-dependent. Zinc plays important roles in growth and development, the immune response, neurological function, and reproduction. On the cellular level, the function of zinc can be divided into three categories: (1) regulatory, (2) catalytic, and (3) structural.

Zinc supports the metabolism of testosterone, and supports sperm quality and motility.

 

Effect on Memory

Dietary supplementation with either ethanol or water extracts of He Shou Wu can help maintain brain function and support learning and memory ability.

 

Potential Adverse Effects of He Shou Wu

Adverse effects are not common (very rare) with extracts of properly prepared He Shou Wu. Potential adverse effects of this herb are mainly digestive canal reactions, usually resulting in thin stool in cases where the herb is not tolerated, and occasional light abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. Raw, unprepared He Shou Wu is a laxative and should not be consumed as a tonic herb, i.e. on a long term basis. Some companies of He Shou Wu products are unaware of this issue and sell unprepared He Shou Wu, resulting in adverse effects.

 

 “Prepared” versus “raw” He Shou Wu

The tuber of He Shou Wu must be “prepared” in order to be used as a regularly-consumed tonic herb. The roots are sliced, gently stewed in black bean soup (in a proportion of 10 parts He Shou Wu to 1 part black beans) until the soup is exhausted. The “prepared” roots are then dried. That is all there is to the “preparation.” Of course, no chemicals are used to prepare He Shou Wu. 

 

The Toxicity Difference: Prepared He Shou Wu has extremely low toxicity.

He Shou Wu has been used for over two thousand years as a tonic herb in China and other Asian regions. In Asia, He Shou Wu is considered to be extremely safe and suitable for long term and daily use.

The LD50 tests for prepared He Shou Wu resulted in NO DEATHS, even after 1000 g/kg. On the other hand, the LD50 of raw (Unprepared) He Shou Wu is 50g/kg, This means even if rats consume their body weight worth of prepared He Shou Wu, they survived. Prepared He Shou Wu is one of the safest herbs or foods known to science.

With an LD50  value of greater than 1000 g/kg, We are only recommending 6-12 capsules (about 3-6 grams) of He Shou Wu per day as a long term tonic dose. [LD50: The LD50 Alcohol Percolate Test – generally referred to simply as the LD50  is a standard toxicity test used in scientific research. The higher the number, the safer the test object. LD50 (Lethal Dose50) is the amount of a substance that, when administered by a defined route of entry (e.g. oral, injection or dermal, etc.) over a specified period of time, is expected to cause the death of 50 per cent of a defined animal population. If no deaths have occurred when the test subject has consumed its weight in the test substance without ANY deaths, the test substance is considered safe beyond question. A score of 1000 g/kg means that the test animal can consume its weight in test substance with 50% dying. But to have NO deaths at 1000 g/kg means the LD50 is actually much higher, but researchers tend to stop there because no animal or human will ever consume its weight in any substance in a short period of time.]

 

Chemical Constituent Difference – Why Prepared He Shou Wu Is Much Milder and Safer than Unprepared He Shou Wu

The conjugated anthraquinones (such as emodin) present in unprepared He Shou Wu are laxative. After preparation, the amount of conjugated anthraquinones in He Shou Wu decreases, while the free form anthraquinones that have many health-supporting and protective benefits significantly increase. This is why prepared He Shou Wu has a much milder or nil laxative effect compared to raw, and why prepared He Shou Wu is so safe and effective. 

Efficacy and Function Difference: The “preparation” eliminates the laxative effect of He Shou Wu and brings out the tonic effect. In addition to toxicity elimination, the special preparation process also enhances He Shou Wu’s therapeutic efficacy. He Shou Wu is known to support macrophages. In a test where mice were fed He Shou Wu prepared by different methods, or not prepared at all, at the dose of 6g/kg, only the prepared He Shou Wu that was stewed and steamed with black soybean soup for 32 hours was shown to support the phagocytic activity of abdominal macrophage. He Shou Wu that was raw or prepared differently showed no obvious results.

Raw, un-prepared He Shou Wu is used as a laxative in Chinese herbalism, and is not used in tonic herbalism. 

 

Dragon Herbs He Shou Wu products are always made from PREPARED He Shou Wu. Unfortunately, many nutritional supplement companies and marketers in America are unaware of this distinction between prepared and un-prepared He Shou Wu (Polygonum multiflorum). Raw He Shou Wu is of course less expensive, and that is often the driving force behind the way many herb companies make their purchasing decisions. As a result, He Shou Wu is sometimes blamed for the unwanted side effect of loose stool that results from the use of the incorrect herb (raw He Shou Wu). Again, Dragon Herbs is extremely aware of this issue and only uses PREPARED He Shou Wu to make its tonic products.*

 

Traditional Function: Kidney tonic and support the Liver, fortifies muscles, tendons and bones; prevents premature aging and natural hair colour***, sypports sperm production and the ovules
***after 6 months of daily use it can reduce/eliminate gray hairs, buy not in all cases. Depends on diet, other cofactors, etc. Combine with soluble rice bran (Sante Complex) for best results against gray hair.

Concentration: He Shou Wu powdered extract is an 8:1 “pure yield” (100% natural) powdered extract of the highest grade Prepared Polygonum multiflorum tubers grown in the remote high mountains of Yunnan province, China.

Specifications: 100 capsules 480 mg each

 

 

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.”

The products of Dragon Herbs should be taken for at least 100 days before starting to regenerate deeply energies Jing, Qi and Shen and feel the real benefits!

What do customers like best about He Shou Wu

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flavia uboldi
Reviewed on 2/19/2016
extraordinary.

great!!!!

Anna
Reviewed on 1/26/2016
My husband has been using this product for 3 months and has noticed a hair regrowth that is visibly thicker, fuller and shinier.
I recommend this product to everyone.
Meanwhile, we continue to take this supplement because we are very happy with the results
.

Amazing product

Paviter Kaur
Reviewed on 1/1/2016
Really good product for Those who practice sports as it is great help to protect back and knees.
In addition, hair and nails grow faster, obvious sign of rejuvenation. It also lowers intolerances and allergies. In the first two months I took 8 capsules a day, now I take four, which is what my body requires at this time. I will continue taking it as maintenance. Highly recommended. PK

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Fortuna
Reviewed on 5/30/2016
A truly singular product that nourishes the hair by strengthening them and also contributing (at least) to retaining its color; In addition, it has benefits on both the back (especially the lower back) and the knees.
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Extraordinary.

flavia uboldi
Reviewed on 2/19/2016
extraordinary.
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great!!!!

Anna
Reviewed on 1/26/2016
My husband has been using this product for 3 months and has noticed a hair regrowth that is visibly thicker, fuller and shinier.
I recommend this product to everyone.
Meanwhile, we continue to take this supplement because we are very happy with the results
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Amazing product

Paviter Kaur
Reviewed on 1/1/2016
Really good product for Those who practice sports as it is great help to protect back and knees.
In addition, hair and nails grow faster, obvious sign of rejuvenation. It also lowers intolerances and allergies. In the first two months I took 8 capsules a day, now I take four, which is what my body requires at this time. I will continue taking it as maintenance. Highly recommended. PK
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Salvatore De Rinaldis
Reviewed on 12/4/2015
Great product. When I took it I did not cause me any kind of allergies. If I need to find something negative about it, that would be the price and the packaging which does not last (about 15 days) enough.
Since it has to be used for many months, like in my case, it becomes very pricey.
Everything else is OK.
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General improvement and no side effects.

Angelo
Reviewed on 11/3/2015
I take 9 capsules a day for about 4 months and I can say that I have never had any type of gastrointestinal disorder (no soft stools).
In addition, I noticed a gradual improvement of my entire body.
My hair appears somewhat darker than before and perhaps even a little thicker ...
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stefania
Reviewed on 4/2/2015
Great product ! my hair has regrown.
It is also true that you should be consistent and have patience.
I have noticed the results after 3 months and the product has benefits on the whole body not just the hair. I will continue taking it at a maintenance dose.
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Valerio Pritelli
Reviewed on 1/10/2015
The product is an excellent tonic without giving that sense of excitement or anxiety .
Its effect is gentle but deep at the same time.
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great product

Vero
Reviewed on 8/1/2014
We have tried this product with great satisfaction ; all the benefits described have proved to be true and we also noticed a slight hair regrowth.
As I write this review I have already forwarded another order that will surely follow another one.
It is ultimately a product to recommend !!!
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worth of 5 stars

Laura
Reviewed on 4/22/2014
I followed directions for this product and I tried takin git along with Hair and Nails. The results are just as described: it has benefited my entire body and the hair aquired strength, vitality, tone and thickness.
It has been beneficial for my mood as well. I believe that I will buy it again. The description of the product is true.
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