Return to Youth Formula
This is the classic formulation dating to the eleventh
century. Return to Youth Formula is
traditionally used to help strengthen the sense organs, improve memory and the
ability to concentrate, to overcome general weakness, to enhance male and
female reproductive function and libido, and to support healthy aging. This
superb essence (Jing) tonic is suited to men and women of all ages. It is a
powerful vegan tonic formula.
More about the Herbs in Return to Youth
Goji berry and Steamed Rehmannia are two of the primary Jing
tonic herbs used in Chinese tonic herbalism. They are both superb Yin Jing
tonics that tonify the Kidney Yin. Goji berry is singularly the most popular tonic
herb used throughout Asia. It restores Jing and helps build strong blood. It supports
the metabolic functions and supports the immune system. It supports the eyes
and vision, and has been shown to support other senses as well. It is renowned
for its mood supporting effects. And it is one of the primary herbs used to
strengthen sexual functions in both healthy aging men and healthy aging women.
Steamed Rehmannia is said to be the “Kidney’s
own food.” It is a fundamental Kidney tonic in Chinese tonic herbalism.
It is found in a great many common tonic formulations for aging men and women
(typically set in China at above fifty). It is considered rejuvenating. Steamed Rehmannia is a fundamental Yin
Jing tonic, providing Yin support to the Kidney. It is quick and effective.
Steamed Rehmannia is said to benefit sexual functions in men and women. Steamed
Rehmannia is usually combined with Qi tonics to improve its assimilation. Goji,
Steamed Rehmannia, and Cornus Fruit nourish the Yin of the Kidney. Goji and
steamed Rehmannia strengthen the Blood.
Eucommia, Cistanche and Morinda are three of the finest
Yang Jing tonics produced by Nature. They are the three truly elite
vegetable-source Yang tonic herbs in the Chinese herbal system. Cistanche,
Eucommia and Morinda tonify the Kidney Yang and with Achyranthes, invigorate
sexual functions and strengthen the bones and ligaments, especially those of
the back and knees. Dioscorea, Broussonetia and Schizandra further nourish the
Kidney. Lycium, Schizandra,
Achyranthes, Broussonetia, steamed Rehmannia and Cornus all strengthen the
Liver and promote visual function.
Schizandra Berry and Cornus Fruit are “astringents”
to the Essence (Jing), locking the Kidney Qi in and preventing a leaking of
essence. Schizandra, Cornus, Cistanche and Morinda are considered
"aphrodisiac" in China. Schizandra acts as tonic to all of the organs,
helping to support and regulate their functions, and supports the brain and supports
Polygala, Steamed Rehmannia and Poria support the Qi in the
Heart meridian. Schizandra, Poria, Red Jujube Date
and Polygala are all superb Shen tonics. Polygala opens the connecting channel
between the Kidney and Heart, giving the organism a greater ability to process
the emotions of love, passion, will, courage and fear.
Fennel, Poria and Dioscorea all tonify the Spleen and
Stomach function. Dioscorea, Poria and Broussonetia support the circulation of
fluids in the body. Jujube is a Spleen tonic which harmonizes the herbs so they
function well together.
This is the classical Return to Youth
Formula used for nine centuries in Asia. What distinguishes Dragon Herbs Return
to Youth Formula 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.
to Youth Formula 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 Return to Youth Formula, so many factories produce it
with very cheap materials so that it costs just pennies.
Dragon Herbs does not use low grade, less
effective, raw materials for Return to
Youth Formula 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
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 Return to Youth Formula 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 Schizandra in Return
to Youth Formula 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 Return to Youth
Formula has a sweet-earthy 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 Return to Youth Formula
cannot be achieved – even if good quality herbs are used.
Dragon Herbs always processes its 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 added back into the extract at the end of the process. And this makes
ALL THE DIFFERENCE!
Return to Youth
Formula forms the foundation of
other major Jing formulations
including Imperial Garden and Supreme Creation, which are the
“imperial versions.” Supreme
Creation adds Deer Antler, Placenta
and premium Red Ginseng to the mix.
This superb tonic is suited to men and women of all ages. Imperial Garden adds Cordyceps and Epimedium.*
Traditional Function: Tonifies Yin and Yang Jing,
Qi, Blood and Shen*
Specifications: 100 Capsules 500 mg each
Red Jujube fruit, Schizandra fruit, Eucommia bark, Achyranthes
root, Cornus fruit, Broussonetia
fruit, Polygala root, Chinese Yam
rhizome, Goji berry, Prepared Rehmannia
root, Poria sclerotium, Morinda root, Fennel fruit, Cistanche
Other Ingredients: Vegetarian capsules (non-pullulan based), rice hull extract, certified organic non
GMO maize starch.
Usage: Take 3 capsules, 2 times per day or as directed by a
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.”
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.
This product is not intended to
diagnose, treat, cure or
prevent any disease.