For longevity and radiant health
Gynostemma is one of the most sought-after and powerful tonic herbs on the planet. There's a good reason for this; it seems to be curative, tonic and beneficial for just about everything!
That may seem a bold claim. But consider; it was discovered that the people in the original local region of China where gynostemma was traditionally taken had longer life spans, less disease and greater vitality than just about any other people in the world, with few exceptions.
The reason for the exceptional health and longevity of these people was their habit of having gynostemma every day, which they call magic grass. This discovery prompted extensive research into gynostemma by both Chinese and Japanese researchers. They have confirmed that it does indeed have tremendous benefits. Its popularity has grown exponentially in recent decades.
Its excellent for keeping blood sugar balanced. It helps control appetite and is effective in assisting weight loss. Its a top-class adaptogen, strengthening and fortifying you so that you are capable of dealing with whatever life throws at you. Its good for the immune system too. I could go on and on!
While it seems to have these universal properties for health, gynostemmas most interesting and exciting properties confirmed by the research is that it seems to be a life extender; its a longevity herb. Nor does it simply give you extra years in a nursing home. It adds life to your years as well as years to your life.
It seems that gynostemma has constituents that stop your DNA from being degraded and broken down too quickly. Gynostemma has been found to stop and even reverse the process of erosion of the telomeres. Telomeres are the end caps on your strings of DNA, and the remaining length of your telomeres is a major factor governing your remaining life span. The effects of gynostemma on telomeres make it one of the most powerful longevity substances ever known.
You can do your own research on gynostemma by giving it a try! Its completely safe, it has no bad side effects of any kind.
Gynostema or “Jiaogulan” is an adaptogenic herb. An adatpogen is a substance that brings you whole body back into balance.
It also increases strength and stamina and protects the body and mind against stress, either mental or physical.
It is especially helpful for the immune, digestive, nervous, reproductive and cardiovascular systems. It is a very potent health tonic.
Saponins are what gives this powerful herb its ability as an adaptogen. It has the largest amount of saponins of any natural plant. There are over 80 of them contained in Gynostema. This is over four time the amount found in ginseng The saponins in Gynostemma are called “gypenosides”.
These are similar to the ginsenosides in ginseng. Some of these saponins actually convert to ginsenosides when ingested.
When you take Gynostemma, you get the benefits of saponins and ginsenosides. Gynostemma is also much cheaper than ginseng, making it a very popular health supplement.
Gynostemma is very popular all over the world for its ability to control weight. If you are too skinny, it can help you gain weight. If you are too heavy, it can help you lose weight. This is the balancing action of this adaptogen. It brings the body back to its normal weight.
It can also help maintain normal blood sugar levels and remove harmful blood fat. This causes your metabolic system to function better. Its also able to maintain healthy bowel function by its cleansing action on the intestines and stomach. It eliminates toxins from the body too.
Gynostemma helps the immune system with its powerful antioxidant content. It increases white blood cells and assists the liver. It relieves stress and relaxes the nervous system. If youre depressed, itll lift you up. If youre too excited, its calm you down. It is often used by people suffering from depression, stress and anxiety.
This herb is believed to have anti-cancer activity in the body. More scientific study is necessary to confirm this though.
In China, Gynostemma is used to reduce fatigue, treat bronchitis, improve sexual function and to strengthen the body in general. It is considered a very powerful tonic for wellbeing.
Gynostemma is also capable of lowering serum cholesterol, bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides, and at the same time increasing good cholesterol (HDL). It can lower high blood pressure and improve the function of the cardiovascular health by increasing coronary blood flow and decreasing vascular resistance. It has the ability of releasing nitric oxide which relaxes the blood vessels.
As far as anti-aging goes, Gynostemmas ability to increase the antioxidant, superoxide dismutase (SOD) is believed to be what gives this herb its longevity enhancing properties. SOD is very helpful in preventing oxidation damage from harmful free radicals. This could allow a person to remain healthy, long into old age.
This herb is very popular with athletes and bodybuilders because of its strength and endurance enhancing properties. It can actually help build lean muscle and reduce fatigue.
Gynostemma also contains many important mineral, trace minerals, amino acids and vitamins that are helpful to the body in general. It really is a powerful herb.
- Increase strength and endurance
- Build lean muscle
- Reduce fatigue
- As a powerful adaptogen
- Treat bronchitis and breathing problems
- As a powerful antioxidant
- Reduce stress
- Treat depression and anxiety
- Maintain optimal weight
- Maintain normal blood sugar levels
- Remove toxins from the body
- Assist liver functioning
- Improve sexual function
- As a general tonic for overall health and wellbeing
- Decrease bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides
- Increase good cholesterol (HDL)
- Lower high blood pressure
- Increase coronary blood flow
- Decrease vascular resistance
- As a nitric oxide releaser
- As a healthy source of natural vitamins and minerals
- Prevent senility
- For its anti-aging benefits
- Maintain healthy brain function
- Enhance immune system
- Treat Diabetes
How to take
Joyfully and gratefully, simply add to either cold or warm water, or add to your favorite juice, smoothie or even soup! You can even eat it from the spoon should you like! Depending on the taste. I've personally done all of these!
It's also important and powerful to take intentionally and with gratitude, appreciation and thanksgiving to the plants, Mother Earth/Gaia, and the Sun, and even any and all of the humans who helped and were involved, and to all parts and elements of nature and the ecosystems that played their part in bringing this final product to you. This will enhance the vibration of the food, and your own vibration, and incur greater health benefits and benefits to us all as an energetic collective.
Joyfully, gratefully, and with generous dollops of appreciation and excitement!
Thank you and enjoy life!
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