OptDigest™ has strong tonic properties that help
strengthen the Spleen and Stomach. It improves gastrointestinal function,
improves appetite, and helps alleviate temporary abdominal distention,
discomfort and stomach fluid retention. The herbs in this formula can regulate
the middle warmer and restore Spleen and Stomach function. They can help regulate
This is a classical formulation. What distinguishes Dragon Herbs
classic formulations from other brands is the quality of the herbs used to
produce it and the production technology.
ALL HERBS in China (and from most places)
come in different grades based upon
their variety, seed stock, growing source, growing conditions, care of the
cultivators or collectors, and processing at various stages of the supply chain
and during production.
That’s a lot to consider. But Dragon
Herbs does take ALL factors these into account in selecting our raw materials
and in producing our herbal products.
OptDigest™ is so widely
consumed in China that many domestic herb factories produce it. Most of this
production uses low grade herbs for price reasons. Many of the peasants of
China take OptDigest™,
so many factories produce it with very cheap materials so that it costs just
Dragon Herbs does not use low grade, less
effective, raw materials for OptDigest™ or any of its
products. Dragon Herbs identifies sources of the BEST raw material, the kind
preferred in Shanghai or Hong Kong by those who know herbs and want the best.
We use this premium material to produce this important formula.
Production technology also matters. Most
factories just throw the herbs into a tank and cook the whole thing for a
couple of hours, then they make a powdered extract of
the tea using a lot of excipient (usually not natural). Dragon Herbs uses low
temperature extraction using very pure water and no chemicals. We add the herbs
carefully at incremental stages. Some of the herbs in OptDigest™ can only be cooked
for a few minutes. These “short cook” herbs are cooked separately
and carefully and added at the end. For example, the Ginger rhizome, Aged
Tangerine rind in OptDigest™
must be cooked just for a few minutes at most because of
its aromatic oil content.
One very important process that most
factories skip involves the collection of aromatic
oils from the tea. Real OptDigest™ has a spicy aroma.
This is from the aromatic oils in the herbs. If the herbs are overcooked and
the oils are allowed to evaporate, the true power of OptDigest™
cannot be achieved – even if good quality herbs are
Dragon Herbs always processes it herbs using
an “oil trap.” An oil trap is a sophisticated device connected to
the extraction system. It captures evaporating aromatic oils and collects them
in crystallized form. These collected essential oils are therefore not lost.
They are blended back into the extract at the end of the process. The function
of OptDigest™ is completely
dependent upon the presence of the aromatic oils. And all the oils that were in
the original herbs are in the final powder inside the capsule.
And this makes ALL THE DIFFERENCE!*
Tonify Stomach and Spleen, improve
digestion, relieve temporary distention*
with weak stomach
Concentration: 8:1 herbs plus raw
ground aromatic herbs
Capsules 500 mg each
Amomum fruit, Saussurea costus root, Codonopsis root, Bai-zhu Atractylodes root, Poria sclerotium, Prepared Pinellia rhizome, Agastache rugosa plant, Red Jujube fruit, Ginger rhizome, Aged
Tangerine rind, Cyperus rhizome, Chinese Licorice
capsules**, rice powder.
Usage: Take 3 capsules, 2
times per day or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Remember Ron Teeguarden’s
“First Rule of Tonic Herbalism,” summed up in a single word –
If you don’t take the herbs, they won’t work.”
**Pullulan caps 100% natural, water-soluble polysaccharide
produced through a fermentation process; vegetable origin; non-GMO; no starch,
preservatives or chemical modifications; gluten free.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.
This product is not intended to
diagnose, treat, cure or
prevent any disease.