Pearl powder is one of the most precious dietary supplements from the Orient. Dragon Herbs utilizes the very latest technology to produce the finest pearl powder available in the world for dietary supplement use. Of course, pearls are usually thought of in the Western world as a jewel to be worn, not consumed. But in the Orient, finely ground pearl powder has been used as a dietary supplement for thousands of years, especially by the wealthy. It has many physiological actions beneficial to humans.
Pearl was made especially famous as a beauty tonic by the Dowager Empress Ci Xi, the de-facto last ruler of China’s Qing Dynasty for almost 50 years.
Empress Ci Xi consumed one silver spoon of pearl before bedtime for most of her adult life. In a memoir written by her personal assistant, she was described to have “the skin of a young girl” even in her sixties. Being the actual ruler, she used her administrative power to set up an institute that conducted research on Pearl and other anti-aging materials and prepared all kinds of herbal formulations to satisfy her desire for eternal youth and immortality. She adored pearls so much that she was accompanied by more than 30,000 pearls on her way to the other world, with the largest pearl directly in her mouth.
Pearl is one of the great secrets of the most beautiful women of the Orient.
Dragon Herbs employs a cutting edge grinding technology known as levigation to produce its Pearl Powder. This super fine pearl powder is easily assimilated and utilized by the body, providing a range of novel constituents that can support radiant health.
Pearl Powder contains ALL the biologically active constituents of Pearl. It is rich in minerals, amino acids and co-factors that make it one of the premier anti-aging tonic substances.
Pearl Powder can help prevent the development of melanin, which causes freckles and dark patches on the skin as a normal process during aging. It can help prevent the skin from becoming old looking, wrinkled and sagging. This is partly due to its stimulation of SOD activity and partly due to other capacities and nutrients. Consistent use of pearl powder can eliminate blemishes such as colored spots and even occasional pimples (not cystic acne). Constant use can help assure that the skin will age much more slowly and that it will not be easily harmed by either time or the elements.
Pearl Powder is also a powerful Shen stabilizer, and thus it supports mood. It is among the elite substances of this type known. It can relieve uneasiness, nervousness, anxiety and tension. Pearl Powder supports the nervous system. Consistent use helps a person maintain their energy and vitality. It is an ideal Shen tonic and is the main ingredient in the finest Shen tonic formulations. It may be used for occasional sleeplessness.
Pearl Powder contains dozens of minerals, including: calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, strontium, copper, selenium, silicon, titanium, and more. Pearl contains calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate, calcium phosphate, ferric oxide and silica.
But to many people’s surprise, pearl is not just made up of minerals. Pearl contains many amino acids. Eight of the amino acids are “essential” – in other words, they cannot be produced in the body but are required for health. Various components in Pearl participate in DNA and RNA metabolic activities, and thus can support cell renewal. Mucopolysaccharides in Pearl have been shown to prevent wrinkling and to increase libido and sexual potency in humans that is naturally diminished due to aging.
Pearl powder has been shown in China to support the growth of children’s teeth and bones and to support children’s intelligence. Pearl has also been shown to be beneficial for occasional constipation, acting quickly, gently and effectively. Studies indicate that pearl can increase endurance.
Pearl powder supports skeletal tissue and function, especially bone.
Pearl powder supports cardiovascular functions.
Safety studies on Pearl Powder have shown it to be absolutely harmless. It can be taken by anybody for the course of a lifetime without side effects.
What is “Levigated” Pearl Powder?
Studies conducted over the past several years have proven that the best way to use Pearl is to use it whole. The traditional problem with using whole Pearl powder was that it was difficult to grind fine enough to make it highly bioavailable. Recent advancements in grinding technology now allow the Pearl to be ground into a powder that is very close to nano-sized. This powder is easily and completely absorbed by the body and is fully utilized once it is in the blood stream.
The technique now used is known as levigation.
- High grade Pearl is ground in water using circular motion.
- Fine powder will become suspended in water.
- The water is removed, thus separating the suspended powder from non-suspended heavier powder.
- More water is added and the grinding continues until all pearl powder is “extracted” (goes into suspension).
- This will also separate the center impurity (the “seed” that starts the pearl) from actual pearl powder.
- The solution with “extracted” pearl in suspension is left to settle so the pearl will deposit to the bottom.
- The deposited pearl is then dried. This “levigated” Pearl powder is almost nano-sized and is thus very easy for the human body to absorb.*