1) Ganoderma lucidum extract
Ganoderma lucidum (Lingzhi / Reishi Mushroom) has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for over 4,000 years for its supportive actions on liver function, blood pressure, and joint mobility. Taken as directed, it is a well tolerated non-toxic herbal.
Ganoderma’s bio-active components consist mainly of polysaccharides, triterpenes, sterols, alkaloids and trace elements. It also contains the polysaccharide Beta-D-glucan which research indicates has the primary benefit of supporting immune and liver function; and the calming neurotransmitter Gamma Aminobutyric Acid (GABA).
Ganoderma assists in supporting the following body functions:
• Stamina and energy
• Liver cell repair and detoxification
• Stress and nervous tension
• Hormonal balance
2) Cordyceps sinensis extract
Cordyceps sinensis (Dongcongxiacao / Caterpillar Fungus) originates from the Tibetan Plateau, more than 3000 metres above sea level. It contains active substances including polysaccharides and phytosterols, and is rich in amino acids and trace elements. It is used in herbal formulas to support -
• Hormonal balance and ageing factors
• Free radical scavenging and antioxidant promotion
• Nourishment of liver and kidney function.
3) Trametes versicolor extract
Trametes versicolor (Yunzhi / Cloud Fungus) is a Japanese medicinal mushroom with a traditional history of use for supporting temperature balance, detoxification, and liver protection. Its chief active component is Trametes polysaccharide, which has the following functions:
• Supports liver function and metabolism
• Strengthens and nourishes immune defences
4) Astragalus membranaceus extract
Astragalus membranaceus (Huangqi / Milk Vetch Root) is part of the botanical legume family and contains many beneficial constituents including polysaccharides, phytosterols, polyphenols, minerals and vitamins. It is used traditionally to assist with recovery and restoration after illness, support healthy digestion and absorption, maintain fluid balance, and support healthy blood glucose levels.
5) Lycium chinense extract
Lycium chinense (Gou Qi Zi / Goji Berry) is a well-known Chinese herb belonging to the Nightshade family. It contains polysaccharides, phytosterols, and vitamin C which are traditionally used to:
• Strengthen and nourish physical health
• Support healthy immune function
• Support healthy liver function
• Act as an antioxidant and free radical scavenger
Chitosan (Jiakesu / Chitin) is a type of Glycosaminoglycan (protein-glucose molecule) derived from marine cartilage and crustacean shells. Its benefits lie in its high fibre content which contains positively charged ions; and its weak alkaline properties which help to maintain the body’s alkaline levels, assist with removal of waste, and support healthy blood lipid levels and liver and kidney function. Non-shellfish chitosan is also derived from the fruiting body of Ganoderma mushroom. This form has long-lasting antibacterial actions on the gut wall.
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