Welcome to summertime, what a beautiful time of year. Summer brings the energy of expansion, a time when all our hard work, our dreams and ours desires blossom in fullness. Summer is a time of year to allow your creativity to grow and expand; it’s a time of year we associate with travel to faraway places and new adventures.
Physical energy and vitality are needed to embrace the summer in all its fullness. Without it, we find ourselves curled up in bed, sleeping away our Saturday mornings. If you are feeling a lack of energy to “get up and go”, consider adding one of these wonderful herbal formulas to help re-balance your body.
Energ-V and Trigger Immune areherbal tonic formulas. Herbal tonics are herbs which nourish and strengthen all the body functions. Unlike other herbs that are used for specific symptoms, tonic herbs are nutritive and nourishing to the cells, tissues, organs, and the whole individual. Herbal tonics can be used for long periods of time. Tonic herbs gently stimulate and activate the function of organs that are not operating at their highest potential. Master herbalist Christopher Hobbs stated that “Tonic remedies help focus and call forth the biogenetic potential or vitality of the individual. Large quantities can be given without harm of over stressing cells, tissues, organs or body systems." Examples of tonic herbs include: Alfalfa, Hawthorn, Dandelion, Milk Thistle, Astragalus, and herbal formulas like Herbal Trace Minerals, Mineral Chi Tonic, Energ-V and GreenZone. I really like the idea of bringing forth the biogenetic potential of the cells and organs of your body.
Energ-V contains herbs which promote energy and support stress, with no harsh stimulants. This formula contains Bee Pollen which is considered an energy and nutritive tonic in Chinese medicine. It has been used by cultures throughout the world for improving endurance and vitality, and aiding recovery from chronic illness. Bee Pollen is high in B-vitamins, which are needed for energy production in the cells. Bee pollen is often referred to as nature's most complete food and contains a complete balance of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and protein. Eleuthero, Licorice root and Schizandra, are also included in the formula to help the body recover from and adapt to long term stress. These herbs provide additional B-vitamins, strengthen the adrenal glands, and help balance blood sugar levels. Low blood sugar would be another contributor to low energy levels. Energ-V also contains capsicum to improve circulation and Gotu Kola a natural brain food to improve memory and concentration. Kelp, Barley grass, yellowdock and rose hips round off the formula by providing trace minerals and vitamins which enhance vitality and build the blood. I take 2 capsules 2-3 times daily when I feel I need this formula.
Chinese Trigger Immune – is a unique tonic formula which was designed to rejuvenate the cells of the body to help counter fatigue, poor health and general weakness. This is an immune building formula which I recommend if you have gone through prolonged illness. The herbs in this formula stimulate circulation, enhance digestion, tone the liver and kidneys and help support recovery from long term stress. If you have a lowered immune system, you may want to try Chinese Trigger Immune to help re-balance your health and vitality.
Some key herbs in this formula are:
Astragalus – this herb is considered an anti-aging tonic, it supports cardiovascular health, boosts immunity and strengthens lung function. Astragalus is sought after to help rebuild the body after prolonged illness, or after overuse of medications.
Panax Ginseng – another energy tonic which is well known for increasing stamina and endurance. Ginseng helps improve cognitive function and is high in antioxidants which protect against aging in the brain. This herb also enhances lung function and protects against cancer.
Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) – Reishi is a beneficial mushroom with a history of use which spans thousands of years. Reishi is known for its ability to enhance energy and slow the aging process. Like panax ginseng it helps improve cognitive function and protect brain neurons. Like astragalus, panax ginseng enhances circulation, improves blood flow to the heart. Reishi mushroom is often used to help maintain healthy blood pressure.
Chinese Trigger Immune formula also contains 18 additional herbs which support the above areas. This is a wonderful formula for regeneration and renewal of your energy and health. Chinese Trigger Immune is available in regular strength (whole herb formula), or TCM concentrate which is an extract formula. I recommend the TCM for those who have weak digestion, or the elderly, as it is very easy to absorb.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this publication is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose illness nor prescribe treatment. We do not claim or imply that any instruction, advice, counsel, recommendations or products that we provide will cure, treat, prevent, or mitigate any disease condition. They are provided solely for nourishing and strengthening the natural function of the various body organs and systems.
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