Goji and Schizandra Drops
Goji and Schizandra Drops is the extraction of the very finest,
freshly harvested wild Schizandra from Changbai Mountain in Manchuria, blended
with an equal amount of premium organically grown Goji fruit from Heaven
Mountain, the premier source of Goji in the world. This superb super-concentrated
tincture will surprise you with its multi-textured flavor and wide range of
benefits. This is a product that should be on everyone's home herb shelf or
home elixir bar. This formulation is suitable for men and women, young or old.
Asia’s Original Superfood/Supertonic
Europeans are discovering what has been known for 2,500 years in Asia – consuming
Goji regularly helps you to feel, look and perform better on every level of
life. Goji is not a placebo or fad herb. It has been used by billions of people
over the period of thousands and years. Hundreds of scientific studies are
confirming all its traditional uses and more. Goji is a life-supporting, health
protective miracle if every Nature created one!
Goji berries, a.k.a.
Lycium Fruit or Wolfberries, from the plant Lycium barbarum, have been
considered to be a “magical” longevity herb and superfood since the
dawn of Asian civilization. To this day Goji is revered in Asia for its youth
preserving, health protective, strengthening, and mood-supporting properties.
And though it is a fruit, it is considered to be more than a common fruit
– it is regarded as one of the elite tonic herbs in the world. It is one
of the main herbs used in China’s amazing tonic herbal system, often used
in combination with other major tonic herbs like Ginseng, Reishi and Schizandra.
High Quality Goji Tastes Great
Goji (Lycium barbarum) is a
delectable dried fruit that can be extracted to be used as an herbal
supplement. The best tasting Goji comes from Heaven Mountain in northwestern
China (Central Asia – Heaven Mountain is about 12 thousand miles from Los
Angeles – it’s as far away from the United States as one can go).
Goji berries from Heaven Mountain are very sweet, have a rich delicious flavor
and are tender (not tough like lower grade Goji). These qualities have made Heaven
Mountain Goji a favorite superfood in Asia.
In China, this high
quality Goji from China’s northwestern territory is called a
“delicious herb,” suitable for use in cuisine (raw or cooked) and
for straight snacking. Low quality Goji may not be delicious at all. That is
why people are so attracted to the flavor of Dragon Herbs Goji and Schizandra Drops. Both the Goji and the Schizandra have
remarkable flavors. Most of the Goji used to manufacture products for the
American market are NOT of this “delicious” variety. It is
important to know that the taste of Goji is in fact related to its benefits and
quality from a tonic perspective. The most powerful Goji from a tonic
perspective just happens to be the best tasting. Lucky for us! The best Goji
comes from Heaven Mountain in the remote northwest of China.
From the Official Pharmacopoeia of
the People’s Republic of China
Action: To benefit the liver and the kidney, to replenish vital
essence and to support eyesight.
What Makes Goji Berries So Special
The Goji berry is
unquestionably one of the supreme tonic herbs in the world. In Asia and
wherever Chinese herbalism is practiced, this herb is used as a tonic, and is
widely used specifically to tonify vital essence, known to those “in the
know” as Jing. It replenishes
the Yin component. In traditional Chinese medicine, it has been documented
extensively as a favorite ingredient in recipes for elderly people as an
anti-aging herb. However, it is also a favorite of young people.
This herb contains
simple and complex sugars, polysaccharides, betaine, zeaxanthin and
Various human studies
have shown Goji supports the serum levels of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and
Evidence supports the
traditional notion that consuming Goji berries regularly can help support
cardiovascular health, support the functions of the pancreas and liver, support
immune functions, support eye health, support mood, and help increase and
The fruit also
contains beta-sitosterol, linoleic acid (a fatty acid), sesquiterpenoids
(cyperone, solavetivone), tetraterpenoids (zeaxanthin, physalin) and betaine.
Goji is known as
“Happy Fruit” in China. It is said that people who eat it regularly ”become happy, and find themselves laughing
all the time.” A research study conducted in England has shown that
consumption of Goji berries for several months significantly enhanced
It is important to
our health to maintain proper levels of free radicals in our body. We need
antioxidants to support that balance. Excessive free radical production results
in destruction of cellular integrity. The daily challenges of modern life,
including pollution, poor diet and eating habits, overexposure to the
sun’s rays, smoking (or being exposed to second hand smoke), and exposure
to radiation all contribute to oxidation. Of course, it is best to avoid these
toxic conditions – but that is only partially possible.
It is essential that
we consciously and consistently include antioxidants in our food – and
that means every day. And since it is often impossible to consume enough
antioxidants via our diet, the modern lifestyle actually requires that we
supplement our diets with rich, concentrated sources of antioxidants.
A diet rich in a wide
variety of antioxidants is best for our health. Unfortunately, it is estimated
that only one in four Americans is consuming the recommended twelve servings of
fruits and vegetables a day recognized as the level of intake for maintaining
good health. And even if one were consuming an ample supply of fruits and
vegetables, it has been proven that certain antioxidants are more powerful
health agents than others – and the most potent antioxidants are not
necessarily found in the common foods eaten in America. The polyphenols in
green tea provide a perfect example, as do the carotenoids and polysaccharides
All antioxidants are NOT created equal
It has become clear
to most health experts, and to many knowledgeable
consumers, that antioxidant molecules have widely ranging functions and actions
in the body. Because the body is served best by consuming a wide range of antioxidants, it is best to supplement our diet
with some potent antioxidant herbs and superfoods in order to protect our
bodies, to support our vitality, and to support us on the road to healthy
longevity. The incredible efficiency of the antioxidants in Goji berries, as is
being demonstrated in research around the world, make Goji berries a perfect
addition to our daily diet and make concentrated Goji extracts a perfect tonic
How Goji Works as an Antioxidant
It has been proven
that cooking does not destroy the antioxidant activity of Goji. Both water and
alcohol extracts have extraordinary antioxidant activity.
on the eyes is related to its content of a vital carotenoid called zeaxanthin dipalmitate. Zeaxanthin is a
potent antioxidant essential for vision and probably for other human functions.
It is a predominant carotenoid found in Goji berries.
Goji is an good source of vitamin C (ascorbic acid). The human body
needs lots of vitamin C, and it must be replenished daily. Goji berries contain
a unique vitamin C precursor, known
as ascorbic acid 2-beta-G. This precursor
is stable in the digestive tract. When provided to test animals by oral
administration, it increased their blood ascorbic acid and it was also detected
in blood from the portal vein. Thus it appears to be easily assimilated by the
body and highly bioavailable.
Goji fruit is also
good provider of riboflavin, vitamin B1 (thiamine) and nicotinic acid.
Goji berries contain
an abundance of health-promoting constituents including: 5 Lycium
polysaccharides (LBP), 18 amino acids, 6 essential fatty acids, vitamins B1,
B2, B6, E (not commonly found in
fruit), and more than 20 trace minerals including calcium, germanium, selenium,
zinc, phosphorus and iron.
Goji Supports Our “Youth
Enzyme” Antioxidant System
Our bodies produce
extremely powerful “innate” enzyme antioxidants, one of which is SOD (superoxide dismutase). SOD is one
of three primary enzyme antioxidants produced in the human body designed during
evolution to protect the body against natural free radical damage. SOD has been
dubbed the “youth enzyme.” SOD protects our cells (including the
cells of the brain, heart, kidneys, liver and other organs) from the ravages of
internally-generated toxins, as well as from toxins and other stressors
introduced from the outside environment.
An herbal dietary
supplement that can stimulate the body’s production of SOD is fabulous
for our health, and is undoubtedly of great importance as a person ages. What
could be better than stimulating OUR OWN native antioxidant system? This
appears to be exactly what happens when we consume Goji. Oral consumption of Goji
fruit has been shown to raise and support SOD in the blood stream and in
various tissues. Genuine Goji can increase SOD production in the body by as
much as an astounding 40%, thus supporting healthy antioxidant function!
It appears that this
stimulatory ability of Goji on SOD production is the result of the actions of the
unique constituents in Goji called Lycium
Goji has emerged as
one of the elite superstars in the antioxidant arsenal – not a surprise
to the Chinese or to tonic herbalists.
The purified LBP
component was extracted from Northern Chinese Goji berries. According to the
report, the LBPs induced “a remarkable adaptability to exercise load,
enhanced resistance and accelerated elimination of fatigue.” LBP could enhance the storage of muscle
and liver glycogen.
LBP helps maintain
healthy blood urea nitrogen after strenuous exercise, and supports the natural clearance
of blood urea nitrogen after exercise. It therefore may support better recovery
In China, Goji is
considered to be a “beauty herb.” It is universally believed in the
Far East that Goji berries help prevent drying and wrinkling of the skin. Goji
is rich in phospholipids, the main lipid component of all cell membranes. Women
are particularly fond of the influence Goji has on their skin.
In Asia, millions of
people consume Goji from the Heaven Mountains daily to retain their youthful
appearance, energy and youthful sex life.
The Quintessence of Tonic Herbs
from the plant Schisandra chinensis,
is “the herb that does it all.” It develops and protects the
primary energies of life. Schizandra, known as the "quintessence of
Chinese tonic herbs,” supports vitality and beauty when used regularly
for some time. It is said to promote beautiful skin. Schizandra is said to help
purify the blood, support the mind, help maintain a strong memory, and help
maintain sexual energy and sexual functions in both men and women.
Quintessential Full Spectrum Tonic Herb
The very name of
Schizandra in Chinese, Wu Wei Zi, tells us a great deal about the qualities of
this herb. Wu Wei Zi means “Five
Flavors Fruit.” Due to the
fact that Schizandra possesses all five of the classical “tastes”
(sour, bitter, sweet, spicy and salty) and thus possesses the essence of all
five of the elemental energies (wood, fire, earth, metal and water), Schizandra
is respected as a health-providing tonic in the same class with Ginseng, Reishi
Schizandra has been
used since the dawn of Chinese civilization as a tonic herb. From the beginning
it has been revered, and remains one of the elite herbs of the Chinese system
of herbalism. It was first written about in Shen Nong’s Pharmacopoeia
(written between 1st and 2nd century A.D.) where it was listed as a Superior
especially have revered Schizandra.
Schizandra was Ron Teeguarden’s teacher’s,
Taoist Grandmaster Sung Jin Park’s, favorite herb. This is because Schizandra tonifies all
3 treasures**, enters all 12 meridians and nurtures all 5 elements. Master Park considered it to be the
quintessential herbal substance.
Though Schizandra is
believed to benefit all the functions of the body, it has traditionally been
considered to have the most influence on the Kidney, Lung and Liver functions.
Schizandra chinensis (Wu Wei Zi)
all 3 treasures.
all 12 meridians
all 5 elements.
** the 3 Treasures
are the 3 fundamental energies that make up life, the meridians are the energy
channels that flow throughout the body, the 5 elements are the five energy
states of nature (Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal). In short, Schizandra is
a rare herb that can actually benefit all the bodily functions and organs of
the body, according to the traditional Chinese and Taoist health system.
A Famous Beauty Herb
the skin and its functions. Schizandra is widely used to beautify the skin and
to protect the skin from the damaging effects wind. Due to the astringent
quality of Schizandra, the skin tends to hold its moisture and becomes full and
beautiful. It has always been very popular with the wealthy men and women of
China, especially the women of the imperial court, because of its youth preserving
and rejuvenating effects. It is
said that those who use Schizandra consistently will remain youthful in both
appearance and physiology. I have
seen the benefits of this herb with my own eyes hundreds of times in my
life. People who start taking
Schizandra regularly all change for the better. Their skin virtually glows and becomes
clear and fine after several months.
An Excellent Mind Tonic
Double-Directional Regulation On The Central Nervous
This herb is
considered to be one of the premium mind tonics of herbalism. It is used to support
concentration, memory and alertness. Yet, unlike caffeine-like stimulants,
Schizandra does not produce nervousness. In fact, some people consider
Schizandra mildly “calming” while producing wakefulness and
The ability of the
dried fruit to support mental and physical activity in humans has been reported.
It has been demonstrated that human intellectual activity can be supported and
work efficiency increased by consuming Schizandra. Various tests have shown
that moderate doses of Schizandra can support various activities requiring
concentration, fine coordination, sensitivity and endurance. The tests in
humans confirming Schizandra’s efficacy in these areas range from
threading needles to running marathons.
Schizandra has been
demonstrated in laboratory animals and in humans to have a stimulant action on
the central nervous system. The
herb works directly on the nervous tissue.
paradoxically, Schizandra is also mildly sedative (“Shen
stabilizing”). Schizandra does not make people sleepy.
Many studies now
indicate that Schizandra actually has a balancing, or regulating, action on the
central nervous system. It can
result in accurate and optimal balancing between the excitatory and inhibitory
control functions of the cerebral cortex.
Goji and Schizandra Drops is an alcohol and water extract of Schizandra fruit and Goji
berries (a yin Jing building herb).
Schizandra and Liver Health
regenerative and protective
along with Reishi as the primary liver cleansing agents used in tonic
programs. Schizandra does not have
the side effects that are associated with many of the “inferior”
liver cleansing herbs. Schizandra, especially alcohol extracts, are widely
believed to protect the liver from damage due to the kinds of toxins humans
consume or absorb on a daily basis, the byproducts of living. Again, Goji and Schizandra Drops is an alcohol
and water extract of Schizandra fruit and Goji berries.
Phase I and Phase II of detoxification
Schizandra has been
shown to strengthen and protect the liver. It does this by detoxifying and
rejuvenating this critical organ. There are two critical stages to the process
of normal liver detoxification, known as Phase I and Phase II. In Phase I, a
detoxifying agent goes into the liver and binds with toxins, releasing them
from the liver and taking them into the bloodstream. Almost always, this newly
bound toxic bundle is more toxic than the original toxin. This increased
toxicity is known as bioactivation. Old
toxins in their new bioactivated form re-exposures the body to these old
toxins, and they will end up back in the liver again, or stored in other
Is Your Detox Program Making You More
During phase II of
detoxification, the bioactivated toxins, which may be highly active, are safely
cleared out of the body. This, of course, is the part we all want to happen in
quick and efficient order. If the phase II process is weak, faulty or absent,
all we’ve done is re-poison ourselves.
Many substances can
go into the liver and release old toxins into the bloodstream, but that is all
they do, and as a result the person goes through an increased toxic period. The
so-called cleansing crisis experienced by many people who go through various
types of cleanses, is largely the result of bioactivated toxins wreaking havoc
in the body. It is therefore very important that agents which boost Phase I
activity also have significant effects on enhancing the Phase II clearance of
the reactive intermediate.
Schizandra appears to
be very effective in boosting both Phase I
detoxification and Phase II clearance of activated toxins.
A Sex Tonic for both Men and Women
Schizandra is said to
increase the “Water Qi in the Kidney.” In particular, it is said to support the
“water of the genital organs,” referring to the sexual fluids. Schizandra is said to support the
production of semen. It is famous for its ability to relieve sexual fatigue and
for increasing the sexual staying-power in men. It is thus an ingredient in the vast
majority of men’s sexual tonics in Asian herbalism.
Women benefit from
the same capacity to increase Water Qi of the Kidney. Schizandra is said to increase
circulation and sensitivity in the female genitals. Many women claim increased genital
warmth and sensation after using Schizandra for a period of time. The Chinese
sexual classics claim that continuous use by a woman will increase the amount
of “female elixir,” a euphemism for vaginal secretions, during
Human studies have
also shown that Schizandra can support vision, even enlarging the field of vision,
and can support hearing. It also supports the discrimination ability of the
skin receptors. It has been determined that this sensitivity-support is due to enhanced
function of the central nervous system’s ability to analyze data flowing
to it from the peripheral sensors.
Schizandra and Goji Drops
This is the
extraction of the very finest, freshly harvested wild Changbai Mountain Schizandra,
blended with an equal amount of premium Goji fruit from Heaven Mountain, the
premier source of Goji in the world. This superb concentrated tincture will
surprise you with its multi-textured flavor and wide range of benefits. This is
one product that should be on everyone's home herb shelf or home elixir bar. It
is suitable for men and women. Ron Teeguarden adds 2 or 3 squirts to his and
his wife's Tonic Alchemy superfood drink every day.*
Traditional Function: Tonifies
all three treasures*
Ingredients: Wild Schizandra fruit, Heaven Mountain
Other Ingredients: water, alcohol (30% by volume)
droppers per day or as directed by your health care practitioner
Remember Ron Teeguarden’s “First Rule of Tonic
Herbalism,” summed up in a single word – Compliance. If you
don’t take the herbs, they won’t work.”
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.
This product is not intended to
diagnose, treat, cure or
prevent any disease.