HE SHOU WU POWDER PRODUCT
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He shou wu helps turning graying hair back to its natural color and supports healthy aging, stamina, endurance, and enhances energy and immunity. Purity Natural Beauty he shou wu is specially formulated for taste and consistency and tastes great as a drink, tea, or smoothie.
Purity Natural Beauty’s He Shou Wu extract has a ratio of 30:1. This ratio means that thirty or more pounds of the He Shou Wu herb have been concentrated into one pound of extract, making it extremely potent and allowing you to take full advantage of its benefits!
He Shou Wu (or "Fo-ti") is the prepared root of Polygonum multiform, a Chinese plant. It is prepared by slicing the root shortly after harvesting and then cooking it 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. This process has been done in this way for around 1,500 years.
All of our products are grown organically without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides, are non-GMO, and are tested for heavy metals by a third party to ensure that they meet our high safety standards.
WHAT IS HE SHOU WU?
He Shou Wu has been regarded as one of the most powerful Qi extracts gotten from earth plants. The Qi extract is kept in the He Shou Wu’ root. To make it highly effective and safe for use, you are to cook He Shou Wu alongside black beans. The prepared or cooked He Shou Wu won’t act as a laxative for many users. You can prepare it by boiling it with beans. Interestingly, they do that in China before making it go through any other process. The prepared version of He Shou Wu has become an extremely important herb today. It has the unique ability to replenish lost Jing for people who have lost theirs for one reason or the other. He Shou Wu is nothing short of a miracle, and is known to kick into action without wasting time. THSG is the main component of He Shou Wu, and can be put in the same category as resveratrol or it can be considered stronger. THSG is good at firing up Klotho genes. Dragon herbs implement He Shou Wu that has been properly cooked from Di Tao that has been nurtured for at least five years in the wild. The preparation process of Dragon Herb’ He Shou Wu does not implement any chemicals. The bulk of the He Shou Wu consumed in America are processed with chemicals and are not older than one or two years. Hence, the Dragon Herb’ He Shou Wu is authentic and superior.
Ingredients: Organically Prepared He Shou Wu
For hair enrichment, and for Jing and Blood tonic. Accesses the kidney and liver meridians. It has a sweet, bitter, and astringent flavor. A bit warm.
It’s fit for who?
500mg of 100 capsules
Rice powder, Pullulan polysaccharide, Bamboo extract powder, Rice extract blend
You are expected to take 3 capsule daily or according to the directive of a medical professional.
More explanation about he shou wu powder / fo ti root
In the history of Asian herbs, He Shou Wu has proven to be a highly respected tonic herb. He Shou Wu can be prepared from Polygonum multiflorum’s root, a common plant in the mountainous regions of southern and central china. It is jointly classified with Goji berry as the fundamental essence of Chinese herbs.
Due to the fact that it can accumulate great Qi quantities within its roots, He Shou Wu can tonify animal and human organs, as well as have the blood nourished. Although He Shou Wu isn’t a stimulant, it’s been a great energy tonic for man. It has cumulative power like most healthy tonic supplements. Since it is mild, it calms your nervous system. Therefore, He Shou Wu offers an energizing and cooling effect. That’s the mystery of this herb.
He Shou Wu provides stability and strength for the knees and lower back. It’s effective in maintaining a youthful sex drive, by providing adequate sperm count for men and ensuring a healthy ova for females. It has a wide application in Asia for maintaining hair color and making the hair look youthful. It is capable of calming your nervous system. Some of its constituents are powerful antioxidants that act gently on the eyes and liver. Its success can be traced to its ability to maintain and support the healthy cleaning of the liver and kidney, ultimately cleaning the blood in the body.
He Shou Wu contains lots of iron. It comprises molecules with powerful antioxidant potentials. It is known to support the body’s natural ability to get rid of reactive free radicals, and superoxide from our bodies. Our bodies are fond of producing dangerously free radicals; and the state of our health hinges on how often those chemicals are cleansed from our body systems. The cleansing action is carried out by the herbs and foods we consume. He Shou Wu’ ability to generate SOD is one reason it’s deemed useful in promoting longevity and as having anti-aging property. These actions assist in maintaining body structures, as well as mental and physical functions.
He Shou Wu is composed of zinc. Living things need zinc to survive. It is that important. Most cellular metabolism processes depend on zinc. Concerning development and growth, reproduction and neurological functions, and immune response, zinc plays a significant role in most of our day to day activities. Studies have also shown that He Shou Wu supports important immunological functions. For instance, it enhances adrenal gland functioning.
Nothing has been able to beat He Shou Wu when it comes to offering primordial energy through the kidney to our body cells. He Shou Wu assists the body functional reserve of humans. He Shou Wu has been applied in Chinese tonic to enhance healthy aging through the tonification of liver and kidney functions. It tones up Jing, nourishes the blood, as well as fortifies bones, tendons, and muscles.
The Dragon Herb version of He Shou Wu is gotten from the He Shou Wu that has been properly prepared. Sadly, most supplement companies in the U.S. cannot tell the difference between the He Shou Wu that has been prepared and the one that hasn’t (Polygonum multiflorum). Many companies tend to align their goals with the uncooked He Shou Wu because they cost less. For this reason, many users have blamed He Shou Wu for a couple of side effects experienced after consumption. Unknown to them, those side effects were caused by the raw version of He Shou Wu. Dragon Herb knows about this, and they only process their tonic products with Prepared or Cooked He Shou Wu.
The He Shou Wu Legend
‘The He Shou Wu Legend’ was written by Li Ao; the book detailed how it was discovered. The man behind He Shou Wu’ discovery was Neng Si.
Neng Si had been born with certain health conditions. Those conditions made him weak sexually. As a result, he never conceived the thought of getting married or giving birth to children one day. Consequently, he took to strong drinks. But, because of his love for Taoism, he was always with his Taoist master in the mountain.
When he was 58, he became drunk in the woods one day. When he woke up, he saw a couple of vines that were entwined for over 3 yards. His only assertion was that the vines could be making out. He ended up digging out the plant’s root and took it to where he was staying. None of the locals could recognize the herb. One hermit was the one who explained to him that he should consider the plant as a special tonic since it’s strange to everyone. He suggested that he gives it a try.
He yielded and ground the root in powdery form and consumed a small portion without taking any food. In a period of 7 days, he noticed he was having renewed energy flowing past his body. He also noticed strange urges. It didn’t take long for this man to realize that he was dealing with a case of uncontrollable sexual desire. He became vibrant within the next months. He kept consuming the herb and doubled his in-take in the process. The continued consumption of the herb made him regain his black hair, giving him a youthful appearance. In the subsequent years, he became the proud father of many boys, which gave rise to the name, Neng Si – which means - able to bear offspring.
Even though He Shou Wu became popular for its anti-aging effects and for enhancing fertility, it didn’t immediately get the attention it deserved from preservationists. A respected herbalist by the name Li Shi Zhen who played a significant role in Chinese native pharmacy stated that while the establishment of He Shou Wu seem to be long ago, only a handful of people actually took the herb. That was going to change due to an emperor’s endorsement. Shi Zong, was given a miraculous herb. Most of the off-springs he had was because of that herbal elixir. Interestingly, He Shou Wu turned out to be the main component of the herb. That was how He Shou Wu gained popularity across the whole of Asia.
Li Ao’s Account of He Shou Wu’
Li Ao gave a personal account of He Shou Wu. After a close encounter with the herb, this was what he had to say;
“I’ll make an herb-based secret known to you. My encounter with He Shou Wu made it possible for me to become a father. I am someone who likes to live a peaceful life, and that almost discouraged me from taking this particular herb. I heard rumors it could make you restless. But as fate would have it, my spouse accidentally consume the herb, and the effect was an inexplicable encounter of sexual activeness. After that incident, I remained a steadfast believer in the herb.”
How our 5 years old wild based He Shou Wu is processed
Many of the He Shou Wu you would find on the global market today were only grown for a maximum of two years before they were harvested. While that set of He Shou Wu has mature roots, they are incapable of giving you the tonic associated with full maturity. A lot of producers result to steaming the premature He Shou Wu inside a regular bean-broth for an hour or two. The roots slices are then dried before they are sold or used for other production reasons.
In stark contrast, our He Shou Wu plants grow for a minimum of five years before they are harvested. We grow them at a natural forest’s border without fertilizers or pesticides. The vines can grow to as tall as 80ft.
Formerly, we used to subject the sliced portions of He Shou Wu to steaming and drying nine good times. But thanks to recent research, there are indications that steam-curing inside modern items for like 20hrs under controlled pressure and temperature, and drying it brings about a better tonic herb that matches the He Shou Wu that is traditionally processed. The completely processed form of He Shou Wu contains everything that qualifies it as an efficient kidney tonic, eliminating every phyto-elements which is not helpful to the body.
He Shou Wu FAQs
What is the age of the roots we normally use?
At least 5yrs old.
The black bean employed in preparing He Shou Wu, is it non-GMO?
Yes, they are. They are unlike soy beans that are GMO prevalent.
What differentiates them is whether they are “prepared” or not
The He Shou Wu tuber needs to be “prepared” before it can pass as a tonic herb that is fit for regular consumption. The unprepared version of He Shou Wu doesn’t have the same tonic effect as the prepared one and can be responsible for those negative side effects. The fresh tubers are then sliced and stewed in a black bean soup (in a 1:10 proportion where He Shou Wu is added to one portion of black beans) till you exhaust the soup. Once again, when making the processed version of He Shou Wu, it doesn’t require any chemicals.
The tuber roots of He Shou Wu (Polygonum multiflorum) has lots of active components. He Shou Wu comprises load of anthraquinones, which includes phospholipids like lecithin (3.7%). He Shou Wu’s super-glycoside known as stilbene glycoside is regarded as the main ingredient behind its potent antioxidant activity. He Shou Wu contains several stilbene glycosides that are similar to one another. He Shou Wu’s stilbene glycosides look every inch like resveratrol. Interestingly, many of He Shou Wu’s stilbene glycosides contain antioxidants that are stronger than that of resveratrol.
Extract of Prepared He Shou Wu increases the antioxidant activity of the cell.
The body’s natural ability to clear superoxide is supported by He Shou Wu. This clean-up of free radicals is something that happens countless times in humans daily.
Every organism has its advanced antioxidant system that helps to prevent any damages caused by oxidation. The work of antioxidants is to reduce how oxidation reaction occurs. Oxidation reactions are responsible for transferring electrons between a substance and an oxidizing agent.
Oxidation happens to be a regular part of our lives that is enhanced by stress, as well as other factors. As a result, you can count on He Shou Wu to provide that antioxidant effect to slow down such processes.
This is also called SOD. It refers to a category of enzymes in humans that are closely related. SOD is the head of all antioxidants produced within the body. You can find SOD proteins in virtually every aerobic cells and extracellular fluids. SOD helps to transform superoxide radicals into less reactive ions. The transformation of the less reactive ions into safer molecules are carried out by antioxidant catalase and glutathione. The process is known as dismutation, and it is relevant to life. He Shou Wu also supports regular dismutation.
SOD is a more powerful antioxidant compared to other antioxidants. No outside antioxidant can be measured with SOD because those antioxidants may lose their efficacy as they access our blood streams. They don’t clean up free radicals like SOD too.
He Shou Wu has proven to ensure youthful SOD levels in lab animals notwithstanding their aging process. It’s widely speculated that the ability of He Shou Wu to generate SOD it has offered the necessary anti-aging components that ensures longevity.
He Shou Wu is also known for boosting immunity.
He Shou Wu supports basic immunological functions within mammals.
It also improves adrenocortical function.
He Shou Wu supports the functioning of the adrenal glands.
It functions normally as a kidney tonic. Jing helps to control the way the adrenal cortex functions.
He Shou Wu’s Blood Tonic
Science explanations have backed He Shou Wu as a reliable blood tonic. The prepared version of He Shou Wu enhances the ability of the body to produce blood. That is done by improving the stem cells responsible for generating the blood.
It ensures for better red blood cell membranes.
This herb extract has shown that it can boost red blood cells, supporting the development and growth of such cells in test animals.
He Shou Wu contains plenty of lecithin, a significant red blood cell raw material. It’s also a major constituent of nervous tissue.
Contains Iron (Fe)
It is also known that He Shou Wu comprises a vast percentage of iron unlike Goji and Dang Gui, and any other blood tonic and helps hair health.
Blood flow in animals and humans is believed to be supported by He Shou Wu.
He Shou Wu has gained a reputation for being called an effective liver tonic over the years. Several studies have gone on to indicate how it protects and regulates the activities of the liver. All through our lifespan, liver cells replenish themselves continually. The liver of an adult is not the same with what they had when they were born. He Shou Wu has shown through various experiments that it can maintain the liver’s structural integrity. He Shou Wu is a strong antioxidant when considering the liver.
It has also been explained that He Shou Wu can cause liver cells to be stable by giving membrane mechanism the support it deserves. He Shou Wu happens to be rich in plant lecithin. It is especially attracted to the liver.
He Shou Wu is a rich constituent of zinc. The prepared version of He Shou Wu contains zinc content up to 42mg for 100g of the herb. That is much higher than what most herbs offer. Although animal foods are known to contain a high proportion of zinc, they just have a maximum of 5mg for each 100g, which is not close to what you get from He Shou Wu.
Zinc is a mineral that is required by all life forms. Many cellular metabolic activities are dependent on zinc. Zinc plays a significant role in development and growth, response of the immune system, reproduction and neurological function. At the level of the cells, zinc functions can be categorized into 3 groups: catalytic, regulatory, and structural.
Zinc also supports testosterone metabolism and sperm quality and motility.
How it impacts memory
Dietary supplements made with ethanol or He Shou Wu extracts can boost brain function and also support learning as well as memory capabilities.
Possible negative effects of He Shou Wu
The prepared version of He Shou Wu has not been linked with any serious adverse effects so far. The possible adverse effect of He Shou Wu is mostly digestive canal reactions, which normally results in thin-shaped stool anywhere the herb isn’t tolerated, and sometimes slight abdominal pain, vomiting, and nausea. The raw version of He Shou Wu is a type of laxative; hence, it shouldn’t be taken as tonic herbs. That is, taking it for a long time. Some supplement companies don’t have this information. So they end up selling the unprepared version of He Shou Wu to their customers, causing serious adverse effects.
A Comparison of Processed He Shou Wu and Raw He Shou Wu
To use He Shou Wu (also known as Polygonum multiflora in China) as a tonic herb which can be consumed regularly, its root must be “processed” as follows:
- Slice the root of He Shou Wu
- Add 10 units of He Shou Wu to 1 unit of black beans and cook slowly. Cook until the black bean is completely used up.
- Dry the processed He Shou Wu roots
- The difference in toxicity: Processed He Shou Wu has very minimal toxicity.
For over two thousand years, He Shou Wu has been widely consumed as a tonic herb in Asia countries especially in China. He Shou Wu is safe and recommended for a daily and over a long term period.
LD50 test (Lethal Dose 50 test) is carried out on rat to determine the toxicity of He Shou Wu-processed and raw.
LD50 test is a research procedure that involves animals. Animals are administered various dosage of a test substance to determine the dosage that will cause the death of 50% of a specific animal population.
The higher the dosage, the safer the administered substance. In a case where zero death was recorded during the LD50 test, the animal is said to have consumed its weight in the tested substance without ANY death recorded; and the tested substance is believed to be extremely safe.
Toxicity Test for He Shou Wu
Test Type: LD50 Test
Dosage: 1000g/Kg (processed He Shou Wu) and 50g/Kg (Raw He Shou Wu)
Animal Utilized: Rat
Result: No Death
In LD50 test, a dosage of 1000g/kg administered implies that the tested animal can ideally consume its own weight in the test substance, with a death rate of 50% of the defined animal population.
The toxicity test however indicates that the rats (tested animals) actually lived despite been administered 1000g/Kg of processed He Shou Wu. This shows that the herb, He Shou Wu ranks among the safest herbs in traditional medical science.
For an LSD value of more than 1000g/Kg, 3-6 grams daily (about 6-12 capsules) of processed He Shou Wu is recommended for a long term use.
- The difference in chemical composition: The reason processed He Shou Wu a lot milder and safer than Unprocessed He Shou Wu
Raw He Shou Wu contains conjugated anthraquinones and anthraquinones in freeform. The conjugated Anthraquinones (e.g. chrysophanol, aloe-emodin, and rhein) are laxatives. Anthraquinones in freeform has numerous health benefits for protection and enhancement. After processing, the concentration of conjugated anthraquinone in raw He Shou Wu is reduced, while the concentration of anthraquinones in freeform is increased.
This is what is responsible for the milder and zero laxative effect; and the potent, efficient and safe use of processed (not raw) He Shou Wu.
The difference in effectiveness and purpose
The processing of raw Hi Shou Wu produces the tonic effect of the herb and removes its laxative effect. The processing process also enhances its therapeutic effectiveness.
He Shou Wu is also known to enhance macrophages-cells that protect the human body by consuming infectious substances. A study was carried out where 6g/Kg differently processed and raw He Shou Wu was administered to mice. The immune cell (macrophage) in the abdomen of the mice, that were administered the He Shou Wu processed with black bean soup for 32hours, were able to protect themselves from infectious and non-infectious particles. This is referred to as phagocytosis. In the study, raw He Shou Wu and He Shou Wu processed differently as stated earlier showed no clear results.
In herbal Chinese medicine, raw (unprocessed) He Shou Wu root are used as laxatives. Processed He Shou Wu are used in the production of Dragon Herbs.
Raw He Shou Wu is cheaper. This is mostly due to the fact that a lot of marketers and companies are not familiar with the difference between raw and processed Hi Shou Wu; which make people to consume He Shou incorrectly. This results in watery stool (Diarrhea), an undesirable side effect of unprocessed He Shou Wu. However, Dragon herbs are always produced using processed He Shou Wu.
Precautions and Advice
He Shou Wu is an herb that is widely known to be safe to consume and have a fairly effect. The only recognized side effect of He Shou Wu is mild gastrointestinal disorder consisting of watery stool. When not abused, processed or raw He Shou Wu seldom cause such side undesirable effect. Please, consult a professional herbalist should this occur
Further Reading About He Shou Wu
Li Qing Yuen’s Worthy Tale
Li Qing Yuen’s story is a popular tale in Asia. It is worth saying. He is alleged and widely believed to have stayed for 252 years. Perhaps, Li Qing might have been referred to as a legendary figure.
Li Qing’s tale shows the keen interest of the Chinese in the quest for longevity. It also gives some moral lessons that are helpful in life.
In the tale, Li Qing was born in southwest China, which has a lot of mountains. He left home with about three travelers, who specialize in herbal trade, when he was three years old. The travelers became his teachers, and amid risky and threatening circumstances, they journey throughout China, Southeast Asia and Tibet. Despite these circumstances, they studied the herbal cultures of these regions.
Li Qing became an herbalist, even as he grew and got older. He was renowned for his exceptional energy and fine health. His was keenly focused in Taoist philosophy of Life Cultivation, as well as also personally fascinated with tonic herbs.
At about 50years old, Li Qing Yuen met an elderly man of respectable age, who walked faster than him. This really caught Li Qing’s attention. He believed walking swiftly and energetically is indicative of inner health and a pathway to longevity and healthiness.
Li Qing asked the man the secret behind this exceptional energy. The old man replied: “If you could drink the herb’s soup called Gou Qi Zi (Fructus lycii – called Wolfberries or Goji berries) he would in no time become healthier.” Li Qing Yuen’ obviously knew about the Goji berries but they weren’t any of his herbal treatment and therapy. Li Qing immediately adhered strictly to the elderly man’s instruction and continuously drank the soup processed from Goji berries.
Just like the elderly man stated, Li Qing experienced a new standard of health. His brilliant health and long life brought him respect especially from those that knew him. Li Qing had a lot of followers. He had strong legs and his vision was sharp, notwithstanding his elderliness. He continuously walked energetically daily.
On a certain day, Li Qing embarked on a trip in the dangerous mountains, where he came across a Taoist monk. The Taoist monk was far older. Fascinated by the radiance of the elderly Taoist monk, Li Qing pleaded with the wise Taoist to reveal his secrets to him.
The elderly Taoist saw the honesty in Li Qing, and he educated him with the dark secret of Taoist Yoga. This is also called “Inside Alchemy”. He told Li Qing to alter his food and start taking Ginseng daily, in addition to He Shou Wu.
As instructed, Li Qing altered his diet including meat, root vegetables and grains. He rather ate herbs and cooked vegetables that grew above the ground.
He died around 1930 after he was celebrated by the government, as reported. Li Qing had married multiple times when he was alive for a generation of years compared to his descendants.
Li Qing’s tale is a tradition that’s rooted in the folklore of a Taoists life to the ages unknown to us. Within the Chinese population, it is popular that the Taoists always live longer than any other Asian. A lot of Asians has died untimely while others have lived longer.
The “Way of Radiant Health” is a term that is used to refer to the Taoist arts of longevity. It’s one of the best heritages of East Asia. The Taoist art of longevity comprises of Taoist Yoga, Taoist Sexual Recipes, Tonic Herbalism, Tai Ji Quan Qi Gong and a lot of martial arts.