Astragalus Root Extract
Astragalus extract is made with the plant’s roots (Astragalus membranaceus). Our Raw SuperCool proprietary double extraction process yields a Super Strength Holistically Standardized extract. Liquid extracts are absorbed faster than tablets or capsules, and are more potent than tinctures. Holistically Standardized guarantees that the constituents of the extract are in the same synergistic ratios as in the plant.
In Chinese medicine, Astragalus root is regarded as one of the most important tonic and health promoting plants. It has enjoyed a long history of use in strengthening the Wei Ch’i or “defensive energy” or as we call it, the immune system. Regarded as a potent tonic for increasing energy levels and stimulating the immune system, astragalus has also been employed effectively as a diuretic, a vasodilator (blood vessel dilator) and as a treatment for respiratory infections. It is used to increase resistance to disease and infections, restore a depressed immune system, restore energy reserves and reduce stress.
– Digestive Health
– Immune Health
– Stress & Energy
Astragalus root (Astragalus membranaceus), Pure grain alcohol (20%), Pure filtered water.
Contains No yeast, wheat, gluten, sweeteners, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in our Canadian GMP facility.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have an auto-immune disorder Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Keep out of the reach of children.
Take 2ml (approximately 70 drops) daily.
Health Canada License (NPN): 80023376
Super Strength Holistically Standardized Astragalus Root is specially designed to provide deep-level immune support while assisting the body in adapting to daily (physical and emotional) stress. It works to encourage overall immune system health stamina and endurance to physical and emotional stress. Astragalus also provides antioxidant protection to cells and tissues.
Astragalus has been used for centuries, primarily in Asia to support general immune function. The polysaccharides in Astragalus have been shown to intensify phagocytosis of reticulo-endothelial systems, stimulate pituitary-adrenal cortical activity and restore depleted red blood cell formation in bone marrow. Astragalus is also one of the herbs known to stimulate the body’s natural production of interferon. These immune support properties make Astragalus ideal in cases of immune deficiency. This can range from someone who easily `catches’ colds to someone with cancer.
Astragalus is believed to improve peripheral tissue oxygen delivery and may also serve as an adaptogen (much like ginseng) by improving the body’s response to and ability to handle stress by augmenting adrenal activity. This property also helps the body combat fatigue.
Astragalus root is also popular in treating any long term sickness, or weakness. It has been considered a critical part for the treatment of chronic infections of mucous membranes, and is used as a tonic in fatigue or general weakness, loss of appetite and spontaneous perspiration due to adrenal weakness.
Modern research on this herb has focused on its use as a post-treatment use as an immune stimulant for patients undergoing chemotherapy. Studies at the National Cancer Institute shown that astragalus strengthens a cancer patient’s immune system. Researchers believe on the basis of cell studies that astragalus augments the white blood cells that fight disease. There is clinical evidence that cancer patients given astragalus during chemotherapy and radiation, both of which reduce the body’s natural immunity while attacking the cancer, recover significantly faster and live longer. It is theorized that astragalus does not directly attack cancers themselves, but instead strengthens the body’s immune system. In these same studies it also has been found that Astragalus promotes adrenal cortical function, which also is critically diminished in cancer patients.
Early clinical studies in China suggest astragalus root might also benefit people with chronic viral hepatitis, though it may take one to two months to see results. Astragalus is presently being investigated as a possible treatment for people living with AIDS and for its potential to prolong life.