Astra Essence maintains vitality and promotes longevity. The formula is a combination of tonic herbs to nourish essence and astringent herbs to prevent loss of essence. Emphasis is placed on balanced kidney tonification. Essence tonics are taken in order to slow aging and to prevent deterioration of body functions for those who are under constant stress. The formula is useful in our society where many show signs of premature aging or kidney deficiency from fast-paced lifestyles.
Astragalus root & seed (huang qi & sha yuan ji zi), Ligustrum fruit (nu zhen zi), Ho-shou-wu root (he shou wu), Lycium fruit (gou qi zi), Rehmannia (cooked) root (shu di huang), Eucommia bark (du zhong), Cuscuta seed (tu si zi), Ginseng root (ren shen), Tang Kuei root (dang gui), Cornus fruit (shan zhu yu)
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.