He Shou Wu

The Ultimate Kidney Jing Fortifier and
#1 Anti-Aging Herb in Chinese Tonic Herbalism

The Legend of He Shou Wu…

This root is named after a man who became famous from its use. Neng Zi was born as a weak boy. When he grew up he never married because he was impotent. At the age of 58, one day he got drunk in the forest and fell asleep. He noticed roots that appeared in his mind to be “making love”. He dug these up and later made it into a tonic he could consume.

Within a short period of time he noticed a new energy flowing within his body. He began to feel virile, and could hardly contain his sexual drive. He continued taking He Shou Wu for years which made his grey hair turn black and he fathered many children.

The legend says he lived to 160 years old and fathered 19 sons and daughter. Not bad for starting out with a weak constitution and beginning on the herb at 58.

He Shou Wu – 100 Gram Bag – $34.95
He Shou Wu Extract

 

The Benefits of He Shou Wu

  • Supports Liver and Kidney Detoxification
  • A Mild Sedative said to Calm the Nervous System
  • Helps Enhance Fertility
  • May help to Restore Hair Color or Prevent it from Going Gray
  • Shown to Very Significantly Increase Levels of SOD (Superoxide Dismutase) in the Body which is a Powerful Antioxidant that Protects DNA from Damage
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Studies show promise that He Shou Wu may Help Hair Growth
  • High in Zinc
  • Supports Blood Building and Blood Cell Health with Iron
  • Helps Modulate Estrogen
  • Strengthens the Kidneys and Adrenals
  • Aids in Mental Clarity, Learning and Memory
  • Can help with Low Back or Knee Pain (as these are associated with Kidney Deficiency)
  • Immune System support
  • Slows Degeneration of Glands
  • Helps Strengthen the Muscles and Tendons
  • Many people report Improved Sleep
  • Inhibits Formation of Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs)
  • Anti-Mutagenic Effects and Improves DNA Repair
  • Protects Skin from Photoaging
  • Increases Nitric Oxide and Endothelial Health
  • Improves Mitochondrial Function

Several studies have shown that animals fed He Shou Wu live longer than their control group counterparts. In China they’ve even used it to help patients suffering from Schizophrenia.

The principle constituent of Polygonum multiflorum is 2,3,4′,5-Tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-β-D-glucoside (called TSG for short). Of course, it contains many other components like emodin, several proanthocyanidins, a high phenol content and much more.

Amazing 20:1 Concentration Extraction

That means there are 20 lbs. of roots to every 1 lb. of finished extract. All the active constituents of the roots are concentrated to make this extract even more powerful.

He Shou Wu must be prepared properly to have its tonic properties. Raw, unprepared He Shou Wu is a strong laxative and should not be consumed regularly. It is potentially liver toxic in this form. However, in processed form, it is found to be protective of the liver. Beware of companies selling unprepared He Shou Wu as they are unaware of this fact.

Prepared He Shou Wu is extremely safe. In Lethal Dose 50 tests there was found to be no deaths even after 1000g/kg!

The only possible side effect that some people find is slightly soft stools and mild gastrointestinal discomfort though this is rare.

Serving size is one half to one teaspoon which is about 3.5 grams. This can easily be mixed into water and other liquids. There are roughly 27-54 servings per 100 gram bag (a little over 3.5 ounces).

He Shou Wu – 100 Gram Bag – $34.95

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Sources:
Neuroprotective effects of Polygonum multiflorum extract against glutamate-induced oxidative toxicity in HT22 hippocampal cells.
Promotion effect of constituents from the root of Polygonum multiflorum on hair growth.
Tetrahydroxystilbene glucoside improves the learning and memory of amyloid-β-injected rats and may be connected to synaptic changes in the hippocampus.
Hexane extract from Polygonum multiflorum attenuates glutamate-induced apoptosis in primary cultured cortical neurons.
Damage effect of Polygonum multiflorum fractions on human normal liver cells L02 and liver cancer cells HepG2
Cytoprotective properties of traditional Chinese medicinal herbal extracts in hydrogen peroxide challenged human U373 astroglia cells.
2,3,4,5-tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-β-D-glucoside inhibits proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells: involvement of NO/cGMP/PKG pathway.
Toxicity of raw and processed roots of Polygonum multiflorum.
Hepatoprotection of emodin and Polygonum multiflorum against CCl(4)-induced liver injury.
Pharmacokinetics and tissue distribution of 2,3,5,4′-tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-β-D-glucoside from traditional Chinese medicine Polygonum multiflorum following oral administration to rats
Tetrahydroxystilbene glucoside protects human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells against MPP+-induced cytotoxicity.
Topical application of Polygonum multiflorum extract induces hair growth of resting hair follicles through upregulating Shh and β-catenin expression in C57BL/6 mice.
Effect of compound Polygonum multiflorum extract on Alzheimer’s disease
Stilbene glucoside from Polygonum multiflorum Thunb.: a novel natural inhibitor of advanced glycation end product formation by trapping of methylglyoxal
Effect of polygonum multiflorum on the fluidity of the mitochondria membrane and activity of COX in the hippocampus of rats with Abeta 1-40-induced Alzheimer’s disease.
The Amazing Health Benefits of He Shou Wu
An extract of Polygonum multiflorum protects against free radical damage induced by ultraviolet B irradiation of the skin.
In vitro estrogenic activities of Chinese medicinal plants traditionally used for the management of menopausal symptoms
Antimutagenic property of an herbal medicine, Polygonum multiftorum Thunb. detected by the Tradescantia micronucleus assay.
Polygonum multiflorum extracts improve cognitive performance in senescence accelerated mice.

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** We test all products on ourselves to verify the claims made by supplier’s and are in the process of getting them independently lab tested to verify contents. These products are not certified organic but would likely pass that inspection if it was paid for. GMO-Free.

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