What are Polygala Tenuifolia 20:1 Extract Capsules (Yuan Zhi)
Polygala tenuifolia is a perennial purple flowering plant that grows in Asia in various environments but is more commonly found growing in moist soil. Polygala can be found growing in a variety of climates but can mostly be found in grasslands, shrub forests, or prairies. Although it may seem fairly unknown, Polygala tenuifolia root has been widely used in Traditional Chinese practices and is known as Yuan Zhi or Chinese Senega. Polygala is believed to support overall cognitive function when consumed orally. Written anecdotal evidence from users report that Yuan Zhi’s calming and stimulating effects support focus and cognition without the negative drawbacks such as jitters or other feelings of overstimulation like when taking large amounts of caffeine. In fact, modern research has discovered that Yuan Zhi has adaptogen-like properties that make it a great supplement to promote healthy stress levels while simultaneously supporting optimal cognitive function. Yet, more organized research is needed to solidify this evidence.
Polygala Yuan Zhi Benefits and Uses
- May help support cognitive function
- May help promote feelings of well being
- May help support healthy stress levels
- May help promote respiratory health
- May help support neuroplasticity
- May help promote sleep quality
Polygala and The Brain
Most plant extracts usually have one to two primary effects. Polygala however, has a wide range of effects, making it a unique and versatile plant extract. Regular Polygala users report experiencing a stimulating yet calm sensation when taking a Polygala supplement. This is particularly unique since this sort of feeling is typically achieved with a pairing of 2 or more supplements or what some call a ‘supplement stack’, such as Caffeine and L-Theanine. Even though it is quite stimulating, Polygala tenuifolia may also help support sleep quality. Some people say that the calming effects appear to outlast the stimulating effects which is good for those looking for balanced stimulation. The Polygala sleep promoting effects are believed to be associated with Polygala’s tenuifolin content. Tenuifolin a bioactive compound found in Polygala tenuifolia root extracts. Human studies also appear to suggest that Polygala tenuifolia may help promote spatial awareness and organization.
A few studies on Polygala found that taking a Polygala tenuifolia extract may help support neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is the process by which our brains can adapt, grow, and change, which is a critical process for various cognitive functions since they are dependent on sufficient levels of neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is the foundation of memory and memories, as our memory and memories are believed to be stored by neuron connections that are physically changing. These changes are dependent on neuroplasticity. Two of the largest regulators for neuroplasticity are brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and nerve growth factor (NGF). Research has discovered that an increase in either NGF or BDNF may result in a notable increase in neuroplasticity. Many people believe Polygala tenuifolia elevates both NGF and BDNF levels. Increasing BDNF and NGF levels suggests that Polygala tenuifolia may help promote overall brain health as well as cognitive function.
Polygala Tenuifolia Dosage
As a dietary supplement, take one 100mg Polygala tenuifolia 20:1 Extract capsule one to three times daily.
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Where to Buy Polygala Tenuifolia Capsules
Nootropics Depot offers 90ct. or 180ct. jars of high quality Polygala tenuifolia 20:1 Extract Capsules (Dual Water/Ethanol Extraction). Nootropics Depot’s Polygala tenuifolia capsules have been lab-tested and verified for both product purity and identity.
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