Planetary Herbals Schisandra Adrenal Complex™ is a classic Chinese formula prepared from some of Asia’s most precious “superior” tonics. Superior herbs such as these are designed to enhance and promote general health and well-being, and are especially suited for those depleted due to overwork, excess stress, and inadequate rest.
Schisandra Adrenal Complex is a natural way of recovering from lifestyle and environmental stress—specifically helping the liver and adrenal glands function optimally, while at the same time, strengthening and energizing the rest of the body.
Schisandra (Schisandra chinensis) is a small red berry native to Northern China and Russia. It is not only a world-renowned adaptogen, but it is used to support liver, kidney and adrenal health.† It's one of the most treasured plants in China and one of the most researched adaptogens in the world. It may increase stamina and endurance while helping the body recover from exhaustion, overwork, and excessive stress.†
Adaptogens are a key class of substances that have been shown to increase the body’s resistance to many of the body’s daily challenges. They are known to help the body adapt to stress or change. The genus schisandra consists of 25 species, part of the magnoliaceae family. The perennial vine is capable of growing up to 25 feet and bearing grapelike bunches of small red fruits. It has sweet skin, sour and salty pulp and bitter, pungent seeds. The berries are used to make jellies, jams and teas.
Schisandra operates on what is known as the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, a part of the stress system that is believed to play a primary role in the reactions of the body to repeated stressors. In recent studies, schisandra was found to improve recovery after stress—it improved mental and physical performance and learning efficacy after stress tests were administered.
It has also been shown to increase resistance to heart stress while reducing heart rate, respiratory frequency and lactic acid levels after stress tests.† It offers great support as a supplement to help get through the stresses of daily deadlines and tensions.
Studies have shown that Schisandra increases recovery after exertion. This is the key measure of physical conditioning making Schisandra Adrenal Complex an ideal adjunct for body building, optimizing athletic performance, and promoting endurance.
Schisandra Adrenal Complex is based on one of the oldest classic adaptogenic tonifiers of Chinese herbalism—Wu Wei Zi Wan, which literally means "Five Flavored Seed Pill". In addition to schisandra, the complex contains five other fruits and seeds - dodder, plantain, lycium (goji), raspberry, and Asiatic dogwood. Except for goji (Lycium chinensis), these are rarely known the West. In China, however, they are regarded as precious tonics and have a long history of traditional use by ancient herbalists.
The seeds and fruits of a plant are said to contain the essence of the plant. It is this essence that Chinese scholars say replenishes the essence we lose through excessive work and stress and can help in restoring vitality.
Recovering and replenishing adrenals after stress, while caring for physical health, is critical to a healthy life and healthy aging. Planetary Herbals Schisandra Adrenal Complex is an easy and safe way to bring potent support to body systems that are typically worn out of balance by our modern environment and lifestyles.
Planetary Herbals integrates the best of worldwide herbal traditions with modern clinical and pharmacological research. The result is an herbal product line that is unequalled for efficacy, safety, and dependability.
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Capsules per Container: 120 Tablets
Serving Size: 2 Tablets
Servings per Container: 60
Suggested Use: 2 tablets twice daily between meals
Manufactured for: Planetary Herbals, LLC. Soquel, CA.
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