Weight Management Support

Dragon Herbs can support your healthy weight management with herbs, superfoods and nutraceuticals. Some of these supplements can help modulate your appetite and some may strengthen your metabolism. Our bottom line is that everything we offer is healthy, very safe, convenient and a good value. Our senior tonic herbalists are always here to provide guidance. This section is not about nutritional support, it is about weight management support, so be sure you eat a balanced diet rich in vegetables, proteins, fruits, sea vegetables and so on. Along with a healthy diet and exercise, Dragon Herbs supplements are a useful for those desiring to promote and maintain healthy metabolism and appetite balance. These natural products may be used by those who are over their ideal or desired weight but who are not clinically obese. If you are overweight, you should consult with a physician. Obesity is a severe medical condition. If you are diagnosed as clinically obese these products are not for you unless advised as such by your physician.

Metabolic Support

Your metabolism is responsible for your weight. “Metabolism” includes digestion, assimilation and utilization of food and food components inside the body. Here are some of the Dragon Herbs products that support healthy, effective metabolism in adults.

Lighten Up – Metabolic Support Formula™ - Lighten Up is an encapsulated herbal formula that contains a potent range of effective digestive and metabolically-optimizing herbs that can help promote moderate, healthy weight loss in non-obese overweight individuals when used in a program that includes exercise and reduced calorie intake. Lighten Up™ contains a full standardized dose of Gynostemma leaf gypenosides. A featured herbal ingredient in Lighten Up™ is Citrus aurantium, standardized to synephrine, which is a safe and effective metabolic enhancer. Studies have confirmed the fact that synephrine-standardized Citrus aurantium has virtually no impact on blood pressure or heart rate. Lighten Up™ contains L-Theanine, an amino acid that promotes relaxation without causing drowsiness. Gynostemma leaf, Red and White Atractylodes, Sacred Lotus Leaf Green tea, leaf and other herbs in this formula support normal metabolic functions. *

Salacia - Salacia has a long history of use in India to support healthy carbohydrate metabolism. It supports insulin normal sensitivity in healthy people. Salacia supports normal, healthy sugar metabolism.

OptDigest - This is a modern Dragon Herbs version of a classic Chinese formula designed to aid your digestion in the stomach and small intestine. Supports better assimilation of important nutrients.

Gynostemma - This super-tonic herb is more than an immune tonifying adaptogenic. It is a powerful metabolism enhancer, famous in the Far East for its ability to help the body manage fat and sugar.

Healthy Vinegar - It is famously good for those wanting to reduce weight, eliminate fat in the blood, stimulate liver function, and improve the tissues of the entire vascular system. To promote cardiovascular health, many drink it as a straight shot, about ½ oz at a time, in the morning and evening.

Small Volcano - Gently encourages bowel movements.

Daily Regulator - A mild formulation that encourages health bowel function.

Endocrine Health - This is a classic tonic formulation that tonifies the pancreas, liver and endocrine system.

Metabolic Support from Tea

Bon Appetea for DBG - Assist your digestion and assimilation by consuming this tea of time proven herbs. These gentle but powerful herbs have been used by billions of people throughout the ages to aid digestion before, after or between meals. We use premium herbs to make Bon Appetea™. It is delicious and satisfying.

Spring Dragon Longevity Tea - Based on the famous metabolic enhancing tonic herb Gynostemma, Spring Dragon Longevity Tea helps digest, assimilate and metabolize food.

Green Tea - Green tea supports healthy digestion and metabolism. Many people who watch their weight consume green tea throughout the day. Dragon Herbs offers several excellent, high quality green teas, including instant granules and organic varieties.

Green Tea eeTee instant granules - Make yourself a cup of metabolism enhancing green tea in a matter of seconds. This tastes exactly like fresh brewed premium green tea.

Oolong Tea - The most popular tea on earth is slightly fermented so that it is very easy to digest and assimilate without any digestive upset. Oolong Tea is mellow and delicious. Drink it throughout the day. Dragon Herbs offers several premium grade Oolong teas.

Black Tea - Black teas have been fermented longer than Oolong teas – so long in fact that they become very dark (black). High quality black teas are almost always mixed with flowers and spices to provide exquisite taste. They are excellent metabolic enhancers.

Pu Erh Tea - This aged naturally fermented tea is collected from high mountain tea trees that are over 100 years old. Some of the exquisite Pu Erh teas in Dragon Herbs Pu Erh tea collection have been aged for decades after harvesting from ancient trees. Pu Erh tea is currently the rage in Asia for its fat-burning, metabolism enhancing qualities.

Metabolic Support from Probiotics

Tonic Alchemy -91 natural ingredients that promote ultimate nutrition and metabolic support. It contains dozens of naturally occurring enzymes and metabolic enhancers. Blended with a nut milk or even plain water, Tonic Alchemy makes a satisfying meal in and of itself, especially for those on a weight management program.

Brazilian Magic -Brazilian Magic™ is a wonderful superfood powder made from 55 superfoods, exotic superfruits, garden vegetables and herbs. All of the ingredients are grown on the ultimate organic farm in the heartland of Brazil. The water used to grow the superfood ingredients, and to process them, comes from a 30 thousand year old aquifer that provides the purest water in the world. The water is so soft that it can even dissolve essential fats (not possible with normal water). The vegetables, fruits and herbs are fermented together, slowly and naturally, in a beautiful state-of-the-art fermentation workshop. This superfoods aid metabolism. A little goes a long way. Add it to smoothies, elixirs and juice.

PureTrans Resveratrol -Resveratrol is a profound metabolic enhancer at the cellular level – the business end of metabolism. Just as importantly, resveratrol modulates the composition of the gut microbiota and positively influences central energy metabolism. Resveratrol modifies concentrations of satiety hormones to produce anti-fat effects. By upregulating the expression of genes involved in maintaining tight junctions between intestinal cells, resveratrol contributes to gut barrier integrity. The composition of the gut microbiome and rapid metabolism of resveratrol determines the production of resveratrol metabolites. Resveratrol metabolites are found at greater concentrations in humans after ingestion than their trans-resveratrol itself, but they can have similar biological effects.

Bromelain -Bromelain is obtained from the lower stems of the pineapple plant. Bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme extracted from pineapple that efficiently hydrolyzes most soluble proteins. It can be a useful digestive aid when consuming a protein rich meal. Our bromelain is a high potency bromelain providing 960 GDU (a measure of the enzyme’s activity) per capsule.

KimQi ProBio -Kimchi, Korean fermented vegetables, is a powerful source of living probiotic organisms and is a potent aid in our metabolism. To digest and metabolize food efficiently, you need a healthy gut microbiome. KimQi ProBio is triple coated kimchi, with over 200 different probiotic organisms. One lactic acid bacteria strain in kimchi, Lactobacillus brevis, for example, reduced the ratio of fat-forming gut bacteria to fat mitigating bacteria and inhibited NF-κB activation – very good effects for weight management.

Never-Say-Die Enzymatic Syrup or Powder -64 wild herbs and volunteer plants are fermented together to create an enzymatically rich syrup (or powder) that aids digestion and cellular metabolism.

Digestive Enzyme. Naturally sweet, vegetarian Papaya Enzyme tablets from the papaya melon are rich in proteolytic enzymes that can greatly aid the digestive process, especially meals that contain concentrated forms of protein. Papain cleaves the peptide bonds of complex proteins, breaking them down to their individual amino acids. Amino acids, of course, are necessary for the growth and repair of the body. Ingredients — Papain enzyme from Caria papaya melon, Alpha amylase enzyme, Protease enzyme.

Suprema-Dophilus -Standardized Probiotic offers a range of the most stable strains of probiotics. These acid resistant strains easily survive the stomach acids. Each Bio-Enhanced, Acid Resistant Strain (BEARS) has been specifically designed to survive stomach acid secretions during digestion, eliminating the need for enteric coating. Wonderfully, these protected probiotics have been shown to survive antibiotics.This highly concentrated multiple probiotic formula provides 5 billion viable cells per capsule, in a prebiotic blend of FOS and arabinogalactans for enhanced promotion of “friendly” bacteria and for support for the digestive and immune systems. This product does not need to be refrigerated in order to remain fresh and viable. Suprema-Dophilus may be used in conjunction with Dragon Herbs KimQi ProBio™ for a complete microbiome reboot. KimQi ProBio™ provides hundreds of different natural probiotic micro-organisms while Suprema-Dophilus provides a high count of the major ones. Ingredients — Proprietary probiotic blend (La-14, BI-04, Ls-33, Lp-115, Bb-02, BI-05, Lr-32, Lb-64), Prebiotic blend (FOS, Fiberaid® Arabinogalactan).

Baicalin -Baicalin is the primary ingredient in Scutellaria baicalensis, also known simply as Scute. Baicalin has become one of the most popular nutraceuticals of our era. Baicalin appears to involve intestinal microflora for its metabolism into baicalein, the most active metabolite of baicalin. Baicalin activates AMPK, an enzyme that plays a role in cellular energy homeostasis.

Alternative Sweeteners

Sweetfruit Drops -Sweetfruit from Luohanguo is approximately 300 times sweeter than sugar, but unlike sugar only has a few calories. You may add this to tea and smoothies and avoid the calories of sugar.

Xylitol -The human body manufactures about an ounce of xylitol every day. Made from non-GMO corncobs, xylitol is a white crystal that looks like sugar, is slightly sweeter than sugar, has a cool taste, and has nearly zero calories. It helps protect the mouth and teeth from plaque and tooth decay. Use it in your diet. (Note: not for dogs – they cannot digest it).

Appetite Support

Appetite control is important when starting a weight management program. Over eating and out-of-control portion size of key factors in runaway weight gain. There are some natural products that support your efforts to gain portion control by modulating your appetite. Consult with a licensed herbalist or your physician before launching any significant appetite control regimen.

Caralluma - Appetite Regulation - Dragon Herbs Caralluma is a proprietary extract of Caralluma fimbriata, an edible cactus used for centuries in India as a “famine food” that has a reputed appetite moderating action.* Dragon Herbs Caralluma is made by a special process that extracts the essential constituents of the whole herb without chemical alteration to any of the key constituents, ensuring that the full benefits of the Caralluma cactus are delivered in a concentrated form. Along with a healthy diet and exercise, Dragon Herbs Caralluma is a useful herbal supplement for those desiring to promote and maintain healthy metabolism and appetite balance. It may be used by those who are over their ideal or desired weight but who are not clinically obese. If you are overweight, you should consult with a physician. Obesity is a severe medical condition. If you are diagnosed as clinically obese this product is not for you unless advised as such by your physician.

Tonic Alchemy - The beauty of Tonic Alchemy is in its nutrient density. Made from over 91 superfood and supertonic ingredients from around the world, this food matrix will satisfy your system from a nutritional perspective. By blending this powder with a nut milk it makes a rich and filling tonic blender drink that can carry you on for hours.

Pine Nuts - Pine nuts are a true superfood. Pine nuts suppress the appetite. But first of all, it is important to note that pine nuts are not really “nuts.” They are seeds, since they are the seedlings of pine cones. Once upon a time, many people were afraid to eat pine nuts because they thought they were fattening — this was before the public understood the difference between “good fats” and “bad fats.” Pine nuts are now known to contain almost entirely “good fat.” Pine nuts contain approximately 60% fats, most of which are polyunsaturated fats, and in particular linoleic and linolenic acids, essential fatty acids required by the body but not produced in the body. The best thing about pine nuts is their high concentration of monounsaturated fat, which paves the way for a healthier cardiovascular system, healthier skin and improved immunity. Pine nuts are very nutrient dense. These tasty seeds are rich in vitamins A, C and D. Pine nuts are especially rich in vitamins B1 (thiamine) and B6, which benefits mental functions. The vitamin E (tocopherol) content in pine nuts exceeds that in walnuts, almonds and peanuts. Pine nuts also contain about 20% protein and features L-arginine (20%).

Pine nuts contain numerous microelements (minerals and trace minerals), including magnesium, manganese, iron, copper, phosphorous and iodine. These seeds are especially rich in magnesium and phosphorus. In fact, pine nuts surpass all other nuts and oil-bearing seeds in their phosphorus content. Pine nut is an excellent source of iodine.

For all this goodness nutritionally, Changbai Mountain Pine Nuts are also delicious. And pine nuts are known for their easy digestibility. They do not cause any stomach acidity, and in fact counteract it. They were consumed by Taoist hermits instead of grain because they were much easier on the body and provided superb nutrition and energy. Taoists resisted eating rice and other grains, and instead ate pine nuts as a primary source of energy and nutrients. When combining pine nuts with edible herbs, the Taoists created a superfood diet – an example of which we call Hermit’s Mix. Taoist Master Sung Jin Park ate pine nuts and herbs as his diet when he lived as a hermit in the remote mountains of Korea with his hermetic teacher, the Venerable Grand Master Mu San Do Sha.

Hermit’s Mix - In times past, Hermit’s Mix was a diet, not just a “trail mix.” Taoist hermits combined these seeds and fruits to live in the mountains in their quest for enlightenment. You may eat them and go for many hours on their energy. Pine nuts have an appetite suppressing action.

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