Cistanche

“The Most Androgenic Herb”

An underground herb in Western society, Cistanche shows potential for acting as the premiere herb for restoring youthful energy and hormonal balance.

benefits

How

Cistanche

can help you:

Cistanche targets various aspects of performance enhancement, ranging from cognition to hormones and even longevity. As a powerful male tonic, this herb completely outperforms any other Ginseng in terms of it's masculine power.

Longevity

  • Glycosides present in Cistanche exhibit protective effects on the hippocampal ultrastructure, and glycosides may play a role in the delay of aging and the prevention and treatment of senile dementia via anti-oxidation (12).
  • Results indicate that Ca2+-ATP enzyme activity was enhanced, and the MDA content in the hepatic mitochondria was reduced. These results further suggested that the Cistanche effectively protected hepatic mitochondria in the D-galactose aging rat model (13).
  • Cistanche can antagonize immunosenescence and extend life-span in mice (14).

Nootropic Properties

  • Enhances Nerve Growth Factor secretion, similar to Lion's Mane, without negative androgenic side-effects (5). NGF is critical to the growth and differentiation of neurons in the brain.
  • Increases GDNF production, which is essential for the health and integrity of one’s dopaminergic system (6).
  • Significantly enhances dopamine production (7).
  • Enhances learning and memory (8).
  • Increases neurite outgrowth (9).
  • Significantly increases BDNF (6).

Hormonal Optimisation

  • Echinacoside (a constituent found in Cistanche) Increases Sperm Quantity by Targeting the Hypothalamic Androgen Receptor (1).
  • Echinacoside increases leutenizing hormones levels significantly by 1.1-fold in serum, 1.4-fold in encephalon + pituitary and 1.2-fold in testis (1).
  • Echinacoside significantly increases mRNA (Genetic) levels of CYP11A1, CYP17A1, HSD3β1/2 and HSD17β, and particularly HSD3β1/2, which are key enzymes responsible for active hormonal conversions (1).
  • Cistanche extract shortened the erectile latency and prolonged the erectile duration to minimize the negative effects of castration (2).
  • Cistanche increases sperm count (2.3- and 2.7-folds) and sperm motility (1.3- and 1.4-folds) and decreased the abnormal sperm (0.76- and 0.6-folds). The serum level of progesterone and testosterone in rats was also increased (3).
  • Reverses BPA-induced abnormality in sperm characteristics, testicular structure and normalized serum testosterone, enhanced the testosterone biosynthesis (4).
DOSAGE STRATEGY

How to use

Cistanche

As a powder, take 1/2 a teaspoon up to twice per day (morning and lunch)

General population:

1/2 teaspoon daily.

Adults:

1/2 teaspoon daily, once in the morning, once at lunch.

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Ideal for:

Cistanche works best in conjunction with Cordyceps, Deer antler and other TCM herbs. For full results, a minimum of 8 weeks of usage is suggested.

Athletes, Libido, "Stressed Men" who need to perform.

CAUTIONS

Cistanche

safety and
medication interactions.

Safety assessment

Safety assessment of powdered Cistanche deserticola Y. C. Ma by a 90-day feeding test in Sprague-Dawley rats.

Medication interactions

Please consult with your healthcare professional.

Side Effects / Contraindications

May cause restlessness, and sleep difficulties if used in the evening. May also cause hyper-sexuality.

Allergies

None noted.

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