Schizandra: Building Chi
Did you know that schizandra is known as a Chi building tonic? This means that it influences your ability to make energy and is a great herb to take daily.
Schizandra is also useful for helping to promote liver and lung function and as an added benefit, it clears the mind!
Molecularly speaking, the body’s “energy currency” is called ATP (adenosine triphosphate). In situations of stress, the increase in levels of nitric oxide correspond to decreased levels of ATP synthesis.
When you take an adaptogen like schizandra every day, especially in a well balanced formula like TianChi, - it will help reduce your stress allowing your body to focus on ATP production to give you the energy you need.
Schizandra’s role in protecting mitochondria during its production phase may also provide a biochemical explanation for its ability to generate Chi, and build “life force”.
This has been studied in brain cells, suggesting that schizandra’s health benefits may aid in fending off neurodegenerative diseases, supporting longevity, and promoting overall brain health.
It’s also a great antioxidant!