Schisandra is a highly revered herb in traditional Chinese practices, and for good reason! Schisandra has a wonderful calming and mood elevating effect in isolation, but it has a very interesting trick up its sleeve. Similar to another bioavailability enhancer, Piperine, Schisandra can enhance the bioavailability of various botanicals.
One famous example is the combination of Schisandra chinensis and Panax ginseng. The ginsenosides in Panax ginseng see a major boost in absorption when taken alongside Schisandra berries. This synergistic effect makes Schisandra chinensis a great herb to introduce into your stack to dial in absorption, while giving the rest of your stack a boost with Schisandra’s invigorating calming effects!
Schisandra chinensis is a woody vine with yellowish and pink flowers and small red fruit. This wonder plant can grow to over 26 feet tall and is also known as “Chinese Magnolia Vine.”
The fruit also has other names, such as Fructus Schisandra and Wuweizi (which means Five flavored berry). It gets the name Five Flavored Berry because the fruit is thought to taste bitter, sweet, sour, spicy and salty.
Schisandra has been used in both traditional Chinese and Russian practices for its support to respiratory function and energy levels. Modern day research has indeed confirmed that Schisandra promotes lung, liver and nervous system function and even promotes healthy stress levels!
Our Schisandra chinensis extract is standardized to a minimum of 3% Schisandrins.
The three main benefits of Schisandra that we chose to focus on today are mood with a side of healthy stress levels, respiratory function and cognitive function. Keep on reading to find out more about how Schisandra promotes all three of these!
Schisandra is commonly thought of as an adaptogen supplement, which means that it helps balance our stress levels. It primarily achieves this by decreasing the levels of common stress hormones called the corticosteroids. In addition to this, Schisandra has a pleasant, yet mild GABAergic effect that helps bring on a nice sense of calm. However, what is unique about Schisandra, is that the effects are also fairly uplifting. So while the extract is calming, it does not induce much, if any lethargy. A perfect daytime supplement to help chill you out while keeping you focused and energized!
By regulating corticosteroid levels, Schisandra is also able to promote general cognitive function! This is due to the fact that corticosteroids can dampen overall cognitive function. Thus, by regulating corticosteroid function, Schisandra can dial in overall cognitive function.
Respiratory function isn’t left behind either! Schisandra is well-loved for its respiratory support and with good reason. By regulating inflammatory cells in the lungs, Schisandra allows the lungs to function to the best of their ability!
Healthy Stress Levels Stack: Schisandra + Panax Ginseng Leaf Extract Capsules
As one of the main effects of Schisandra, we needed to create a stack that improved Schisandra’s stress effects, while simultaneously taking advantage of its bioavailability boosting effects!
Panax ginseng is another adaptogen that, unlike Schisandra and most other stress regulation supplements, works by competing with cortisol rather than lowering cortisol levels. Combining both methods provides the ultimate stress management stack while also improving the bioavailability of the ginseng extract!
The Respiratory Stack: Schisandra + Andrographis paniculata Capsules
Looking to support respiratory function? Adding Andrographis paniculata to Schisandra allows the two to work together to support respiratory function in addition to immune system and cellular function!
The Cognitive Function Stack: Schisandra + Reduced Glutathione Tablets
Reduced Glutathione is a great option if you’re looking for cognitive support. The body and brain requires high amounts of Glutathione to maintain proper function and can have major negative ramifications to cognitive function if the body’s stores get too low. Make sure to supplement your Glutathione levels and support cognitive function with Schisandra and Reduced Glutathione!
As a dietary supplement, take one 250mg capsule of Schisandra daily.
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Nootropics Depot offers a 180ct. jar of high-quality Schisandra. Nootropics Depot’s Schisandra has been lab-tested and verified for both product purity and identity.
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