The Secret to Feeling and Looking More Youthful
Filed under: Nutritional Supports
For thousands of years, explorers have searched for the fabled “fountain of youth”. Writers have included the myth in their stories and novels, and spoken tales handed down through the generations promise the undiscovered miracle of eternal life. Some even claim to have witnessed the healing powers of a fountain, a fruit, or a magical herb.
Logically, we know that the idea of immortality is a fairy tale. Such a supernatural idea is unlikely to ever exist in reality. But we do know that nature provides powerful tools to fight disease, prolong youthfulness, and restore energy and vigor to our lives.
One of those tools comes from Thailand, where the herb Jiaogulan grows in abundance. The so-called “immortality herb” is credited with the long lifespans of people living in Thailand and southwest China, who regularly drink a tea made from the herb’s leaves.
As it turns out, Japanese scientists discovered that Jiaogulan and ginseng share some similarities in their chemical makeup. Ginseng has long been regarded as a powerful herb promoting longevity, due to its compounds called saponins that are known to enhance health. But while ginseng boasts an impressive 28 active saponins, Jiaogulan contains an unbelievable 82 saponins!
What do saponins do? While researchers still work to unravel the mysteries of herbs like Jiaogulan and ginseng, we do know a few things about how saponins work in the body. So far, we know that these compounds promote:
- heart health
- improved blood flow
- lower LDL (bad) cholesterol
- higher HDL (good) cholesterol
- reduced blood pressure
- stable blood sugar levels
- energy, endurance, and stamina
- shorter recovery times from illness or strain
- mental and emotional health
In addition to all of these health benefits, we also know that the saponins in Jiaogulan have been used to treat hangovers, and they also protect the liver. Of course, it’s best to reduce or eliminate alcohol consumption anyway, but some people might find that information to come in handy!
Due to its numerous positive health effects, Jiaogulan is enjoying a surge of popularity among those seeking natural solutions to personal wellness. Due to its benefits for your heart, we’ve included Jiaogulan in our Heart Fit product, but you might find the herb to be helpful in other ways as well. To learn more about Heart Fit, contact us and we’ll be happy to explain how it could benefit you.