Imperial Ginseng Vitality Elixir
1000-YEAR-OLD CHINESE FORMULA ORIGINALLY RESERVED FOR ROYALTY
Imperial Ginseng Vitality Elixir is an Ancient, All-Natural Formula, Originally reserved for Royalty to enhance Qi Energy, Mental Focus, Physical Stamina & Vitality. This product is prepared using modern technology in light of ancient prescription and traditional process. We use a patented extraction process which maintains the active ingredient's potency.
- Quantity: 100 ml
- 1 bottle provides 20 servings
- Dosage: 2 Teaspoons, 2-3 Times Per Day (Adult)
- 100% Natural Ingredients, Non-GMO, Kosher, Halal, Vegan
- 3 Years Shelf Life
- Made in Canada
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Ginseng has been used as herbal medicine in ancient China dating back to 100 A.D. In traditional Eastern medicine, it’s believed to it be a source of Chi, the earth’s vital energy that circulates through the body at all times.
Ginseng has a wide range of time-tested benefits. The root is filled with antioxidant properties and has the potential to both increase your energy levels and decrease stress.
- Increases vitality & stamina for wellness and longevity
- Improves mental focus for the most difficult tasks
- Enhances overall physical activity, especially sports
- Speeds up physical recovery from fatigue or injuries
- Improves blood circulation for better health
- Helps protect the body against physical, mental, and emotional stress by strengthening the immune system
- Safe for long-term use, and non-habit forming (Use as an alternative to caffeine)
- It brings balance to your body and helps to normalize all systems
Powerful Antioxidant, especially for brain and heart
Each Teaspoon Contains mg Value
|Radix Ophiopoginis Extract 5:1
(Ophiopogon Japonicas, Root)
CANPHY Asian Ginseng Extract 5:1
(Panax Ginseng, Root)
Schisandra Extract 5:1
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Ethylparaben, Pure Water, Glucose Syrup
Directions for Use:
- Recommended Dosage: adult, take 2 teaspoons, 3 times per day
- Storage: Keep in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and heat.
- Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if seal is broken.
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Caution and Warnings: If symptoms persist, consult your health care practitioner immediately. If with hypertension or taking prescription medication, consult your health care practitioner prior to use. Use extreme caution in cases of high fever, or where pathogenic influence has not yet to injure, this might prolong the disease. Do not use this product if pregnant, breast-feeding, with diabetes, with chronic cough, with lung deficiency with exterior syndrome. Do not combine with Rhizima and Radix Verati.
Counter Indications: This product has astringent qualities, and is contraindicated in patients with exterior syndrome or Interior heat conditions.
Ginseng is a tonic herb used for rejuvenate and invigorate. It is considered an adaptogen, providing non-specific protection against various mental, physical and environmental forms of stress. Panax ginseng is a slow-maturing perennial herb native to the mountain forests of northeastern China, Korea, and Russia. The plant is cultivated extensively in China, Japan, Korea, Russia, Canada and Wisconsin in the US. Ginseng usually starts flowering at its fourth year and the roots take four to six years to reach maturity. Panax ginseng is one of the most heavily cultivated and widely consumed herbs on earth.
Ginseng root consists of the dried main root, lateral roots and root hairs or “tailings” of P. ginseng C.A. Meyer. According to Germany’s Commission E, ginseng root contains at least 1.5% ginsenosides, calculated as ginsenoside Rg1. Natural unprocessed ginseng root is white in appearance. So-called red ginseng root is prepared from white ginseng by various processing methods, such as steaming the fresh root before drying. Panax ginseng is sold in types and grades, depending on its geographic origin, root maturity, parts of the root used (main root or “tailings”), and methods of preparation or processing such as bleaching or processing into “red” root.
Ginseng's genus name Panax is derived from the Greek, and means panacea or cure-all. In Asian medicine, dried ginseng is used as a tonic to revitalize and replenish vital energy, which is referred to as qi or chi. Ginseng is traditionally used as an aid during convalescence and as a prophylactic to build resistance, reduce susceptibility to illness, and promote health and longevity. In traditional Chinese medicine Panax ginseng is usually prescribed in combination with other herbs as “teapot” medicine. 1,2,3,4
Panax ginseng is listed in the national pharmacopeias of China, Japan, Russia, Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. It is widely used to treat fatigue, impotence, lack of appetite, headache, dizziness, cancer and rheumatism. The Pharmacopoeia of the People's Republic of China indicates its use for prostration with impending collapse marked by cold limbs and faint pulse; diminished function of the spleen with loss of appetite; diabetes caused by "internal heat"; general weakness with irritability and insomnia in chronic diseases; impotence or frigidity; and heart failure and cardiogenic shock. 2, 7
Phytochemicals and Activities
Ginseng root contains various polysaccharides, saponins, sterols, polyalkenes and essential oil. The biologically active constituents in P. ginseng are triterpene saponins known collectively as ginsenosides. They are also referred to in some literature as “panaxosides.” At least 30 ginsenosides have been identified in Panax ginseng. Of these, ginsenosides Rg1 , Rc, Rd, Rb1 , Rb2 , and Rb0 are generally regarded as the most important. Ginsenoside values of ginseng root vary according to origin, plant maturity and other factors.
Ginseng appears to act as a CNS stimulant, promotes resistance to stress and fatigue, and helps to improve memory. The root and its extracts increase mental and physical work capacity, The biological activities of individual ginsenosides appear to work in opposition to one another. Ginsenoside Rb1 acts as a CNS suppressant, while ginsenoside Rg1 acts as a CNS stimulant. Ginseng's various biological activities are varied and complex, due not only to ginsenosides but to other compounds such as panacene, which demonstrates hypoglycemic activity, at least one compound with insulinomimetic properties, and compounds which demonstrate antioxidant and antifatigue properties in animal studiess. 1,2,3,5,6,7
Ginseng is reported to possess hormone-like and cholesterol-lowering effects, promotes vasodilatation, and act as an anxiolytic and antidepressant. Numerous animal studies have found whole ginseng extracts and purified ginsenosides effective in stimulating learning, memory, and physical capabilities, promoting radioprotection, improving resistance to infection, possessing antioxidant and antifatigue effects, enhancing energy metabolism, and reducing plasma total cholesterol and triglycerides while elevating HDL levels. 6,7
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Protective effect of Sheng-Mai Yin, a traditional Chinese preparation, against doxorubicin-induced cardiac toxicity
Sheng-Mai Yin (SMY), a modern Chinese formula based on Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, has been used to treat cardiovascular diseases in Eastern Asia. Our study focuses on the cardioprotection of SMY against doxorubicin (DOX)-induced cardiac toxicity in vivo.
Rats were injected with DOX (2.5 mg/kg) in six injections over a 2-week period. SMY was administrated intragastrically at the dose of 8.35, 16.7 and 33.4 g/kg, or 16.7 g/kg only twice a day concurrently with DOX for the 2-weeks. A series of assays were performed to detect the effects of SMY on: (i) heart weight index (HWI) and left ventricular mass index (LVMI); (ii) cardiac function; (iii) heart tissue morphology; (iv) the contents of carboxy terminal propeptide of procollagen typeI (PICP), amino terminal propeptide of procollagen type III (PШNP), transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1), B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1), interferon gamma (INF-γ) and interleukin 6 (IL-6) by ELISA; (v) the mRNA levels of TGF-β1 and toll-like receptor-2 (TLR2); and (vi) protein level of TGF-β1.
Rats treated with SMY displayed the reductions of BNP and CK-MB increased by DOX in a dose-dependent manner. Moderate dose of SMY exhibited the correction for the increased HWI, LVMI, and the injured cardiac function, as well as the collagen accumulation. In addition, cardioprotection of SMY against DOX-induced cardiac toxicity was demonstrated by the reduction of myocardial fibrosis, characterized by the suppression of PICP, PШNP and TGF-β1, as well as the anti-inflammation and the regulation for cardiac immune microenvironment, characterized by the inhibition of TLR2, MCP-1, INF-γ and IL-6.
a Bar graphs showed the changes of BNP content determined via ELISA assay. SMY of both moderate dose and high dose suppressed the BNP content, with a significant reduction as compared to group DOX. b Bar graphs show the changes of CK-MB in serum. The CK-MB level was significantly inhibited by the SMY in a dose-dependent manner. Eight to ten rats in each group were analyzed in this experiment and all data were represented as mean ± standard deviation. ** P < 0.01 versus the group control, *** P < 0.001 versus the group control; #P < 0.05 versus the group DOX; ##P < 0.01 versus the group DOX
SMY may protect heart function through the restriction of myocardial fibrosis induced by DOX, which suggests the potentially therapeutic effect of SMY on DOX-induced cardiomyopathy.
This project was supported by the Chinese Natural Science Foundation grants 81273937.
The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
SM, XL and YJ participated in the design of the study data analyses and manuscript preparation. LD, JZ and HZ conducted the assays and analyses. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.
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