Astra C combines eastern and western therapies to prevent the common cold. Vitamin C and zinc citrate have been added to the traditional formula, Jade screen powder, used to enhance the body's protective power, or wei qi. Vitamin C has been used for two decades as a supplement to prevent viral infections. Zinc in citrate form is an easily absorbable form.
Astragalus (huang qi) tonifies Qi, stops perspiration, and spontaneous sweating. White atractylodes (bai zhu) tonifies Qi, dispels dampness, stops sweating, and strengthens resistance. Siler (fang feng) dispels wind, cold, and dampness.
Astragalus root (huang qi), White Atractylodes rhizome (bai zhu), Siler root (fang feng), Rose Hips fruit, Acerola, Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), Zinc Citrate
For more than a decade, Health Concerns has been in the forefront of research in herbal medicine, and was the first company to manufacture herbal products in the United States for practitioners. Its founder, Andrew Gaeddert, is an herbalist, lecturer, author of numerous books on herbal medicine, and committed to improving community health. He assisted in the development of clinical trials with HIV patients in 1992, and has been on the protocol team of a study to investigate the effects of Chinese herbs on chronic diarrhea, and an anemia study sponsored by the NIH Office of Alternative Medicine.
Health Concerns formulas are created on the basis of Traditional Chinese Medicine and modern biochemistry and developed by experienced practitioners such as Mr. Gaeddert, Dr. Fong, and Misha Cohen. They are targeted to treat specific disorders, and manufactured under strict quality control. All are continually tested to ensure optimum effectiveness, potency, and maximum bioavailability.