Flavonex is based on a combination of three Chinese herbs rich in flavones, including a concentrated extract of gingko biloba (bai guo ye). Ginkgo is the subject of much research in Europe on its ability to affect cerebral and peripheral arterial insufficiency. The herbs are added to a base of famous Chinese herbs thought to prolong the life span and improve cerebral functions. Flavonex is designed to treat cardiovascular degeneration from high fat diets. Flavones, also present in fruits, grains, and leafy vegetables, are thought to maintain the integrity of capillaries. The formula also contains salvia (dan shen) and ilex (mao dong qing), which are noted for their heart and capillary promoting properties.
Ginkgo leaf extract contains: 24% flavonoids, 6% lactones
Pueraria root (ge gen), Ilex root (mao dong qing), Salvia root (dan shen), Lonicera flower (jin yin hua), Eucommia bark (du zhong), Acorus rhizome (shi chang pu), Cistanche salsa herb (rou cong rong), Ho-shou-wu root (he shou wu), Morus fruit (sang shen), Rose fruit (jin ying zi), Lycium fruit (gou qi zi), Zizyphus seed (suan zao ren), Tang Kuei root (dang gui), Schizandra fruit (wu wei zi), Ginkgo extract leaf 24% flavonoids; 6% lactones (yin guo ye)
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.