Nature’s Chi Formula is a concentrated blend of 15 herbs designed to increase the chi (qi) or energy in the body. It is an ephedra-free and stimulant-free formula that helps the body create more energy reserves rather than just stimulating energy discharge.
Unlike stimulants, the longer you take Nature’s Chi, the more stamina and endurance you build up. Nature’s Chi supports energy production at the cellular level, improves immunity, enhances metabolism and stimulates blood circulation. It may also curb excessive appetite, helping to balance blood sugar levels and reducing the desire for carbohydrates.
It contains the following herbs:
Eleuthero Root (Eleutherococcus senticosus) is an adaptogenic herb that helps the body cope with stress. It has anti-inflammatory, antiviral and anticancer action because it boosts immune function. Studies have also show it can boost athletic performance by its ability to help increase lung capacity and hence increasing energy.
Cinnamon Twig (Cinnamomum cassia) is a stimulant that enhances poor peripheral circulation. It warms and invigorates circulation and helps balance blood sugar.
Peony Root without Bark (Paeonia lactiflora) has been used for over 1,500 years in China to regulate the blood. The herb has the ability to relax blood vessels, reduce platelet sticking, nourish the blood, and promote circulation to the skin and extremities.
Forsythia Fruit (Forsythia suspensa) is one of the 50 fundamental herbs in Chinese medicine. The fruit is a bitter astringent that stimulates the heart, nervous system and gall bladder. It contains a bioflavonoid that has been shown to improve capillary strength, lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation.
Gardenia Fruit (Gardenia jasminoides) contains iridoid glycosides reduce heat accumulation, irritability, restlessness, sensations of tightness in the chest and insomnia.
Hoelen Sclerotium (Poria cocos) is a mushroom cultivated and used in Chinese medicine in China for its immune stimulating activity. It is used to alleviate irritation of the gastro-intestinal system and may promote mineral absorption.
Ginseng Root (Panax ginseng) is a tonic that enhances energy, improves digestion and glandular function, reduces stress levels and balances blood sugar. It helps overcome nervous exhaustion.
Schizonepeta Flower (Schizonepeta tenuifolia) is often combined with mint in Chinese formulas to dilate peripheral blood vessels, improving circulation. It alleviates pain and inhibits bacteria.
Mint Leaves (Mentha haplocalyx) have pungent and cooling properties. According to Chinese medicine, when mint is combined with other herbs, it helps to regulate liver energy. It also improves circulation and digestion.
Scute Root (Scutellaria baicalensis) is another basic herb in Chinese medicine, used to treat “hot and damp” conditions such as dysentery and diarrhea. Research has found that the herb contains flavonoids that enhance liver function. It also aids in calming the stomach and in improving digestion and appetite.
Siler Root (Siler divaricatum) has been used in the treatment of influenza, headaches, chills, rheumatoid numbness, joint pains and tetanus. It’s antipyretic, antiviral, antiseptic; diaphoretic, carminative and antitoxin properties help relieve headaches, stiff neck, back pain and spastic tight limbs.
Tang-kuei Root or Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis) is used to strengthen heart, lung, and liver meridians, as well as lubricate the bowel. It is considered a blood tonic, and has been used by generations of women for regulating the menstrual cycle.
Ho Shou Wu Root (Polygonum multiflorum) is another important tonic herb in Chinese medicine used to restore vitality and virility. It stimulates and supports the functions of the liver, reproductive, urinary and circulatory systems. The herb is also very effective in reducing high cholesterol levels in the blood and with increasing blood sugar levels
Astragalus Root (Astragalus membranaceus) is one of the most commonly used herbs in Chinese medicine. Rich in polysaccharides and flavonoids that normalize immune responses and improve digestive functions, it is used for immune deficiency, allergies and respiratory problems.
Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza uralensis) is frequently used in small amounts in Chinese formulas to catalyze the action of other herbs. It helps to stabilize blood sugar, and can increase energy and improve stamina and endurance. It is also anti-inflammatory.
For enhanced energy, take 1–2 Nature’s Chi capsules twice daily between meals. To aid in weight loss, take 2 capsules between breakfast and lunch. If pregnant, consult a health practitioner before using this formula.
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