Schisandra also referred to as Schizandra or Schisandra Chinensis comes from a vine native to China and parts of Russia. Its berry is used as a form of traditional Chinese medicine. Schisandra fruit is also known as the Five Flavor Berry because its taste captures the five major flavors – sour, sweet, salty, bitter, and spicy. This superherb used to keep organ systems toned and skin more resilient to signs of aging. Schisandra helps keep hormones at an even keel for a calm and gentle energy. Along with that, the berry contains tons of antioxidants and has been shown to improve skin by nourishing the complexion from within
Dosage & Duration
For improving mental and physical performance: 500 mg to 2 grams of schisandra extract daily or 1.5-6 grams of crude schisandra daily. 5-15 grams daily of a boiled tea made from crude schisandra has also been used. People have also taken 100 mg of schisandra extract twice daily.
Improves mental clarity
Schisandra Berry supports the mind by helping to maintain a strong memory. It improves concentration, coordination, endurance, and aids mental fatigue.
Sustains energy levels
Schisandra Berry provides focused, calm energy. As an adaptogen, Schisandra berry regulates energy and stress levels, balancing the thyroid and hormones.
Promotes beautiful skin
Packed with loads of antioxidants including key vitamins C and E, schizandra is a great superherb for skin wellness and protection. Schizandra’s strong astringent qualities enable the skin to hold in moisture for more fullness and beauty. It has always been popular amongst wealthy individuals in China, due to its ability to preserve youth in both physiology and appearance. The superherb has shown efficacy through countless dynasties, wherein the skin is said to glow, becoming clearer and finer after one imbibes it consistently for several months. Schizandra may also protect against UVB induced skin damage, and is still used as an important botanical in many Eastern skin formulas.
CLEANSES THE BLOOD
Schizandra has a unique capacity to not only cleanse the liver of toxins, but also to cleanse the blood once the waste from the liver has been removed. Some liver detox formulas put the user into a state of toxic overload as the body is cleansing itself (known as a Herxheimer Reaction), which comes with symptoms ranging from headache, diarrhea and flu-like symptoms. The bloodstream receives a tune up with this superherb, allowing for nutrients to flow more readily to organs and skin throughout the body.
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