Odorless garlic reduces atherosclerosis and hypertension. It has been shown to reduce cholesterol by as much as 12 percent. Ho-shou-wu has also demonstrated cholesterol-lowering effects in clinical trials in China. Crataegus (shan zha) is individually used to remove food stagnation. In a 20 patient, 6 week Chinese trial, it reduced cholesterol levels an average of 18 percent. Salvia (dan shen) alleviates pain and is used extensively in China for its cardiovascular effects. Astragalus (huang qi) has an anti-hypertensive effect. White Atractylodes (bai zhu) tonifies the spleen and dries dampness. Chinese research has shown it has anti-coagulative properties.
Odorless Garlic bulb (da suan), Astragalus root (huang qi), Ho-shou-wu root (he shou wu), Red Ganoderma (reishi) fruiting body (ling zhi), Crataegus fruit (shan zha), Tang Kuei root (dang gui), Salvia root (dan shen), White Atractylodes rhizome (bai zhu)
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.