Health Concerns OsteoHerbal - 90 Capsules

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This is an empirical formula based on Dr. Fung's 60 years of clinical experience. According to Chinese medicine, aging results in the diminution of the fundamental substances, particularly essence and yang qi. Since the kidney rules the bones, insufficient essence leads to weakened bones, thus many elderly individuals are susceptible to bone fractures under circumstances that would not affect younger persons. This corresponds with the biomedical condition of osteoporosis. In this formula, the chief materia medica lu jin, strengthens the sinews and bones, as does gui ban. The latter two ingredients also nourish the yin and blood. To restore the kidney's production of essence, cistanche salsa (rou cong rong) is added to the formula. Blood must also be tonified and nourished in order to maintain production of essence; this is accomplished through the herbs tang kuei (dang gui), and rehmannia (shu di huang). Ligusticum (chuan xiong), spatholobus (ji xue teng), and ardisia (zou ma tai) invigorate the blood; the latter also strengthens the sinews and bones. Due to insufficient fundamental substances, the elderly are also prone to patterns of cold and stasis. Thus, in this formula, ardisia (zou ma tai), cinnamon twig (gui zhi), chaenomelis (mu gua), and evodia (wu zhu yu) are added to dispel cold and stasis. Codonopsis (dang shen) and licorice (gan cao) tonify the yang; the latter herb also harmonizes the herbs in the formula.
Deer antler (corni cervi) (lu jiao), Gui Jiao (gui jiao), Cistanche salsa herb (rou cong rong), Rehmannia (cooked) root (shu di huang), Tortoise shell (from Chinemys reevesii) (gui ban), Spatholobus stem (ji xue teng), Ardisia gigantifolia root (zou ma tai), Cinnamon twig (gui zhi), Ligusticum root (chuan xiong), Red Peony root (chi shao), Chaenomelis fruit (mu gua), Evodia fruit (wu zhu yu), Codonopsis root (dang shen), Tang Kuei root (dang gui), Licorice root (gan cao)
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.
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