Cistanche

Cistanche is a desert plant that has been traditionally used in herbal remedies and is valued for its potential health and wellness benefits. It is often incorporated into various dietary supplements and wellness products.

£30.00

(4 customer reviews)
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Cistanche

Cistanche is a desert plant that has been traditionally used in herbal remedies and is valued for its potential health and wellness benefits. It is often incorporated into various dietary supplements and wellness products.

£30.00

(4 customer reviews)
SKU BLE024 Category Tag

Cistanche is a desert plant that has been traditionally used in herbal remedies and is valued for its potential health and wellness benefits. It is often incorporated into various dietary supplements and wellness products.

Like many supplements, the origins of Cistanche appears to have a large base in ancient Asian medicine. Sometimes referred to as the ‘ginseng of the desert’ due to its traditional medicine reputation as an aphrodisiac. Of late, Cistanche has been used as a dietary supplement due to its believed adaptogenic properties.

Quantity: 60 Capsules

Directions: Take one or two capsules per day. If this is your first time taking Cistanche we suggest starting with one capsule.

Serving Size: 1 capsule Quantity % NRV*
Cistanche 60% GCS 500mg NA

Ingredients: Cistanche 60% GCS, HPMC Capsule.

Free From: Added fillers, binders and excipients. Gluten, soya and preservatives.

Precautions: Do not exceed the recommended daily intake. Keep out of reach of young children. This product is not a substitute for a balanced and varied diet and a healthy lifestyle. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking medication or have a medical condition, consult your doctor before use. Do not use if seal under lid is broken or missing. Store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight.

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  1. Leah

    I discovered Cistanche Tubulosa after being a regular user of Life Essentials Tongkat Ali & Fadogia Agrestis, I am very happy with the early results!

  2. Ray

    Great product from a very reliable company. Take it daily. The dosage is right and the capsules are is easy to swallow. Life Essentials always deliver a great and effective product. 10/10

  3. Scott

    Good quality natural supplement at a fair price, works good, will buy again!

  4. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Quality of product great, will definitely re order!

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FAQs

What Is Cistanche tubulosa?

Cistanche tubulosa is a native medicinal herb that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for hundreds if not thousands of years. Cistanche was originally recorded in the Classic of Herbal Medicine, a revered text on medicinal plants written between about 200 and 250 AD. The text calls Cistanche an herb that can regulate “five (viscera) strains and seven (overeating, anger, moisture, cold, worry, wind and rain, and fear) impairments.”

Another name for Cistanche is Rou Cong Rong. Linden Botanicals calls Cistanche “Methuselah’s Breakfast,” a nickname that is becoming widely known for the plant. Remember Methuselah? The Bible says he lived until the ripe old age of 969, making him the longest-lived human. We like to call Cistanche Methuselah’s breakfast. Cistanche extracts are traditionally used to fight aging and increase longevity.

Since ancient times, Methuselah’s Breakfast was taken to clear the mind and enhance cognitive ability. In addition, the benefits of Cistanche include anti-aging properties that may increase stamina and aid healthy sexual performance. Today, Cistanche is quickly gaining popularity due to the wide range of potential health benefits it offers.

What are the Benefits of Cistanche

Anti-Fatigue Benefits: Cistanche extract has anti-fatigue, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging properties. These properties are responsible for its ability to provide cardio-protection and possibly reduce oxidative stress or any other factors that can inhibit apoptotic pathways. Its bio-activities include significant anti-fatigue activity.

Digestive Health Benefits: Cistanche may help alleviate depression symptoms by restoring gut microbiota homeostasis.

Cognitive Health Benefits: Due to its neuroprotective properties, Cistanche tubulosa has the potential to enhance learning and memory capabilities. Its adaptogenic, anti-inflammatory and neurotrophic properties work in concert to help activate brain cells and improve memory power as well as the physical state of the body.

Cistanche tubulosa extract has even shown positive effects in supporting the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. To learn more about the nootropic brain health potential of Cistanche.

Antidepressant Benefits: A recent study in Frontiers in Pharmacology suggests Cistanche tubulosa extract demonstrates antidepressant-like effects on chronic stress. The study addresses the health benefits of the extract, including its antidepressant-like effects through its ability to restore gut microbiota homeostasis.

Aphrodisiac Effects: One of the most commonly recognized benefits of Cistanche is its aphrodisiac properties. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has long recognized it as a potent sexual tonic. Some studies have suggested that Cistanche may enhance sexual function by promoting the production of nitric oxide, a compound that helps relax blood vessels and increase blood flow.

Is Cistanche good for Heart Health?

Regular consumption of an herbal tea made from Cistanche extract has been used to provide effective support for people with heart conditions. Cistanche protects the cells of the heart and stimulates the production of natural antioxidants.

Cistanche is considered to be a “yang invigorating” tonic in traditional Chinese medicine. Yang tonics enhance mitochondrial functional and antioxidant capacity. Mitochondria play a crucial role in energy metabolism. Improving mitochondrial function is beneficial to anyone looking to improve endurance or reduce fatigue. Studies have demonstrated that the extract can reduce muscle damage and improve ATP (cellular energy) storage.

In short, the benefits of Cistanche include helping to maintain healthy metabolic function. It is often used to help prevent fatigue and increase energy.

Cistanche herbal extract may also improve the heart rate at a cellular level by controlling the contraction of the heart muscles. Once absorbed in the bloodstream, the extract may increase myocardial Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) generation capacity. Increased generation of ATP improves the heart contractile function. This facilitates a regular heartbeat, helping to prevent any cases of difficulty in breathing.

Moreover, Cistanche has cardioprotective properties that protect the mitochondria in the heart cells due to the plant’s ability to enhance mitochondrial glutathione status.

What’s The Best Time To Take Cistanche?

Cistanche isn’t known for having a stimulating effect, so it can be taken at any point throughout the day. Some users even report that cistanche taken before bed helps to improve sleep quality.

That said, cistanche promotes mitochondrial ATP (i.e. cellular energy) production, which can be potentially stimulating for some individuals. In this case, it’s best to take in the morning for some users.

How Long Does It Take Cistanche to Work?

There is no standard length of time. Some users may feel results quickly (within a week) while others may take longer. Generally, when adding a new supplement to your routine, it’s best to commit to 1-2 months of consistent use.