Schizandra, the berry of Schizandra chinensis owes its name Wu Wei Zi (Five Flavored Berry) to the fact that it is sweet, sour, salty, bitter and pungent. Schizandra is a bitter berry you would not normally eat raw. Rather its best ingested in extract, tea or pill form. Chris considers Shizandra a natural anti-aging “gateway herb” that could change your life.
Schisandra berry demonstrates significant adaptogenic activity. To qualify as an adaptogen, an herb must be completely safe and non-toxic, it must have broad uses for health, and it must specifically reduce stress, both mental and physical. As an adaptogen, Schisandra is a potent general tonic, decreasing fatigue, enhancing physical performance, and promoting endurance. The berry counters stress by reducing the levels of stress hormones in the blood. Additionally, Schisandra offers great benefits for athletes. In human studies Schisandra berry and its extracts have improved performance among long distance runners, skiers and gymnasts. For this reason Schisandra berry is often found on the training tables of Chinese athletes.
Schisandra also offers special benefits for the mind. Several human studies show that Schisandra extract improves concentration, coordination and endurance. Schisandra helps to prevent mental fatigue and increases accuracy and quality of work. In various human clinical studies with doctors, students, soldiers and other groups, Schisandra demonstrated superior mind-sharpening powers. Schisandra also offers first-rate liver-protective benefits.
LuckyVitamin offers various forms of Shizandra Berry Extract in pill and liquid form. Try some today and enjoy the life changing benefits derived from this ancient Chinese medicinal berry.