Dear Friends and Colleagues,
As a Chinese Medicine Physician specializing in Functional Medicine, I encounter patients with chief complaints of fatigue, both mental and physical, on every day basis. Research confirms that one out of 3 visits to doctors is due to persistent fatigue. Drinking coffee and other energy drinks is routinely what people choose to combat fatigue.
Energy drinks, which have become a $3 billion business since their introduction in the United States eight years ago, are expected to accelerate profit growth for the beverage industry more than any other drink category in the next few years. As a Health Care Professional, I am truly worried.
Energy drinks have as much sugar and roughly three times the caffeine of soda, and I do not doubt that they are so popular due to their addictiveness. The list of side effects of the Full Throttle or RockStar is clear: from hyperactivity and restlessness to fatigue and dragging feeling. The drinks foster caffeine addiction. Did you know that 4 countries have banned the sale of energy drinks due to their current caffeine levels? These are France, Denmark, Norway, and Argentina. Yet, the sales continue to grow in the US. However, not for long. I have high hopes that ageLOC Vitality, a natural product, just introduced by Pharmanex, can totally remedy the public's addiction to the caffeine.
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ageLOC Vitality contains a proprietary blend of three ingredients that impact organs like the brain, muscles, and the heart. The ingredients are the music to the ears of all Chinese Medicine doctors, herbalists, and people who use herbal remedies. (1) Cordyceps Sinensis Cs-4 Mushroom Mycelia; (2) Asian Ginseng Rb 1 (Panax Ginseng) Root Extract- a proprietary ginseng extract with a balance of biological activity not found in other ginseng extracts; and (3) Pomegranate (Punica Granatum), a unique patented extract.
Five thousand years experience of compounding and processing roots and herbs has thought the Chinese many things about the balance of nature. Traditional Chinese Medicine holds a vast pharmacopeia of herbs, minerals, and animal tissues, with Panax Ginseng, without a doubt, being one of the most widely used herbs in the world. It has been the most important herb prescribed for energy, to boost the immune system, and an immediate fix for fatigue.
Chinese Herbal Medicine, Materia Medica, a true bible for any herbalist, lists the following actions and indications for Panax Ginseng (botanical name), Radix Ginseng (pharmaceutical name), Ren Shen (common Chinese name), and Ginseng Root (English name).
- Strongly tonifies the basal Qi (energy); this herb is used alone to help a patient after severe blood loss
- Strengthens the Spleen and tonifies the Stomach; for lethargy, and chronic gastrointestinal issues
- Generates Fluids and stops thirst: for diabetic patients
- Benefits the Heart and calms the spirit: for palpitations with anxiety, insomnia, and forgetfulness.
To translate it into pharmacological and clinical information, Panax Ginseng enhances both stimulatory and inhibitory processes in the central nervous system, therefore improving the adaptability of nervous responses. So, you can see that it will stimulate and increase wakefulness when necessary or will have a sedative effect (i.e. will help you sleep better). The excitatory effect of the herb is greater than caffeine, without the side effects. It has shown a profound anti-fatigue effect in animals, as reflected in its ability to prolong swimming time in mice.
Panax Ginseng has a significant endocrine effect. It lowers plasma glucose levels, which is a fantastic news for diabetic and pre-diabetic individuals.
Panax Ginseng has many well-researched and documented anti-stress properties, including prevention of weight gain when under stress.
Do you still wonder why Panax Ginseng has been chosen by the Nu Skin and LifeGen Technology scientists to be an integral part of Vitality?
The second ingredient in ageLOC Vitality is Cordyceps Sinensis (botanical name and pharmaceutical name), Dong Chong, Xia Cao (common Chinese name), and Cordyceps (English name). The following are the actions and indications:
- For impotence and sore and weak lower back and lower extremities;
- For chronic cough, wheezing.
The pharmacological and clinical research points into antibiotic effect as well as an effect on muscles including the heart muscle.
Amongst major known ingredients of Cordyceps Sinensis is Arginine, a non-essential amino acid, considered ''The Natural Viagra" by increasing blood flow to the penis; used in treating sterility in men by increasing sperm count; aids in weight loss because it facilitates an increase in muscle mass and a reduction of body fat; assists the release of growth hormones, which is crucial for "optimal" muscle growth and tissue repair;
Finally, Pomegranate (Punica granatum), an ancient fruit, known in Europe since the Iron-Age Greek times. It is mostly native to the Iranian Plateau and India, and introduced into Latin America and California in 18th century.
There are only few fruits that have a sweet taste and are also good for health. Pomegranate is such a fruit that is not only delicious but also packed with those vital minerals and vitamins that a human body needs. It contains more than average levels of minerals and vitamins with the strong antioxidant properties. These nutrients are far more concentrated. Pomegranate fruit is a good source of polyphenols, panthothenic acid, phytosterols, ellagic acid, chlorogenic acid, sugars, starch, potassium, Vitamin B, Vitamin C and many more.
Research has proved that the fruit helps reduce the levels of cholesterol in body, acts as a blood thinner and so prevents the formation of blood clots. It removes the plague that could clog your arteries and so it reduces the possibility of heart attacks, heart diseases, stroke etc.
With so many uses and facts discovered of pomegranate, I am not surprised it has been chosen to be an integral part of ageLOC Vitality.
All three of the herbs, Panax Ginseng, Cordyceps Sinensis, and Punica Granatum are extremely safe for every day use.
Let us remember that ageLOC Vitality is an exclusive, proprietary and patent pending blend of these three unique extracts. It is formulated to address the sources of age-related vitality loss by influencing mitochondrial performance and resulting in increased physical vigor, mental acuity, and sexual desire.
I will recommend ageLOC Vitality to young people as a healthy substitute for energy drinks, to athletes who desire to increase their performance without dangerous and illegal stimulants, to young mothers, who feel exhausted by parenting and juggling many responsibilities, to all baby boomers who struggle with the aging process, and to the elderly who seem to be all together falling into brain fog and sedentary life style due to lack of mental and physical energy. But, I will not stop there.I will strongly recommend it to my Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia patients, to diabetic and autoimmune patients, and to anyone who would benefit from enhancing their energy in a natural way.
On that note, please share this message with anyone you care about.
PS I. If you are not a Health Care Professional, please refer anyone with medical questions to their Physician.
PS II. If the above information has overwhelmed you, I am sorry. If you wish to get more information, do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail.