Schizandra Fruit – Anti-aging elixir
Schizandra (Schisandra chinensis) is a small fruit that grows on vines in the remote
pristine mountains in northern China (Changbai Mountain, Manchuria), Korea,
Siberia, Russia and Scandinavia. This bright red fruit is a famous tonic historically
used as a longevity herb and as a superior adaptogenic herb. Schizandra is one of
the most important supertonic herbs and is widely used in Asia and more recently
in the West. It is a wonderful adaptogenic herb historically consumed by Taoists and
Chinese royalty, ultimately for similar reasons – to increase their “inner power” and
to preserve their youth. It is one of the few herbs that contain all “three treasures”
–Jing, Qi and Shen – in abundance. All Taoists throughout Chinese history have
consumed Schizandra. Schizandra is considered to be a youth preserving and deeply
empowering herb. It is called the “quintessence of Chinese tonic herbs.”
Our Schizandra is collected in the wild from the pristine forest of Changbai Mountain
in Manchuria, hundreds of miles away from any source of pollution. The
Schizandra naturally ripens in the old forest before being collected, fully ripe and at
the height of flavor and efficacy. This is the best Schizandra in the world.
Until now however, it has been an inconvenient herb to consume. In spite of the
fact that Schizandra has a naturally wonderful, unique flavor it has only been sold in
capsules and in combination with other herbs like Ginseng. Dragon Herbs FITT™
sticks have changed this. Now everyone can enjoy the amazing flavor, aroma and
benefits of Schizandra, just as it tastes freshly picked from a wild mountain vine.
Dragon Herbs Schizandra granules are quite unique – there is nothing
like it on the market in America today.
Schizandra is a superior tonic herb that has many significant health
benefits. Schizandra is renowned as a youth preserving herb and is
considered to be a superb beauty tonic. It has been used for centuries
by Asian royalty to make the skin soft, moist and radiant. It is also
considered to be a powerful tonic to the brain and mind, and is believed
in China to improve memory and concentration. It has been demonstrated
that human intellectual activity can be enhanced and work efficiency
increased by consuming Schizandra. It is used in Scandinavian
countries to improve mental and physical energy. Russian researchers
have shown it to be a powerful adaptogenic agent, helping the body
and mind cope with stress without harming the body.
Schizandra is said to be an excellent sexual tonic when consumed
regularly. It is reputed to help produce abundant sexual fluids,
sexual endurance and to strengthen the whole body. It was used by female
Chinese royalty for that purpose and has been a staple in the
Taoist sexual formulations for both men and women for over 2,000 years.
The fruit, which is the part used, is rich in very potent antioxidant
compounds. These antioxidants protect and detoxify the body. The most
studied is Schisandrin B which has many biologically important health
benefits. It is highly protective to the liver, and also helps protect
heart, brain and kidneys. Schizandrin B, has significant
anti-inflammatory action. Inflammation is now believed to be a central
cause of aging.
It also helps protect the thymus gland.
As a liver tonic, Schizandra is extremely effective at purifying the
blood and helping to eliminate toxins from the body without causing any
effects. Schizandra contains dozens of lignins that help remove toxins
from the liver and then from the body. It aids in both phase I and phase
II toxin removal from the body, and is thus a quintessential body
purifying agent because it rids the body of dangerous toxins without
any side effects.
Schizandra is renowned as a beauty tonic. It has been used for centuries
to make the skin soft, moist and radiant, and to slow down aging of
the skin. For this reason, it was served for generations as the main
ingredient in a tonic tea at the Qing Dynasty Imperial Palace.
protects against UVB induced skin damage.
Taoists use Schizandra as a spiritual cleansing and tonifying herb. Many
masters recommend consuming freshly collected, dried raw Schizandra
for 100 days as a way to change the energy in the organs and meridians.
With FITT™, this is easy. The fresh Schizandra fruit has been
extracted without cooking.
Consuming one stick a day for 100 days can
have a life changing effect.
This is the loose granules. 2g of granules are equal to what was in one stick.
Most botanicals are woody and fibrous. The woody fiber (cell walls)
generally makes most botanicals difficult to digest. Thousands of years
ago, humans discovered that cooking, making teas, decoctions and soups
with water and/or alcohol improved the potency and efficacy of the
foods, beverages, tonics and medicines they consumed.
When a botanical is boiled in water or extracted in alcohol or other
solvent, the constituents of the botanical are released from the fiber
contains them and are dissolved into the liquid medium. The resulting
“tea,” or paste is highly assimilable. Also, it is much easier to
because the material has been “reduced” to a much smaller volume and yet
the potency is higher. Without the extraction, the body would
have to do a digestive “extraction” of the materials bound to the fiber,
adding much stress to our GI tract. Since we do not have the digestive
tract of a ruminate, this “extraction” method is not very effective, nor
is it efficient.
Of course, the technology back then was primitive, relying on simple stove boiling to break down cell
walls. Amazingly, extraction technology has not changed much even during the industrial-scientific
era - it is just performed on a much larger scale. We still rely on the application of heat to a tank of
solvents such as water or alcohol for several hours until the constituents of the raw herbs have been
released into the hot solvents.
However, the traditional heated extraction has its downsides besides its benefits.
- It is not suitable for extracting heat sensitive substances such as protein, amino acids,
essential oils and enzymes.
- Starch and saccharides of low molecular weight can gelatinize and become cohesive under
heat, preventing the effective release and extraction of active ingredients.
- Substances with no or few pharmacological effects can be released simultaneously.
- The heated process accelerates the oxidation process.
- It can result in polymerization and decomposition of active constituents.
Because FITT™ technology is effective, easy, ecological and economical, we fondly named these instant granules eeTee™.
FITT, the technology of the next generation
Now for the first time, a cutting edge extraction technology is
available for commercial extraction of botanicals. Dragon Herbs’ new
Identical Transfer Technology™ (FITT™) is a patented green extraction
technology of the 21st century. It is the most advanced commercial
extraction technology in the world.
How does the FITT™ process work?
FITT™ is a proprietary process that utilizes mechanical forces to break
the raw materials down to micron level. The materials are “shaken”
loose at tremendous speed, resulting in instantaneous extraction of both
water-soluble and alcohol-soluble components from the raw
material into the solvent. The entire process is performed at a low to
moderate temperature that never exceeds 40°C (104° F), thus
eliminating the drawbacks of a heated extraction.
Other Ingredients (less than 1%):
Maltodextrin (a binding agent, enzymatically derived from plant starch.
May contain a trace amount of cleanest source, non-GMO potato.)