What are Swanson Full Spectrum Schizandra Berries?
Do you ever get the feeling that your life is being inundated with different types of berries? Blueberry, Acai, Goji and now Swanson Full Spectrum Schizandra Berries? Superfruits are unquestionably a hot topic at the minute but do we need them all? Before you baulk at the prospect of yet another antioxidant, hear this one out.
You might think that this is just another ‘new’ berry bursting into an already saturated market but you’d be wrong. This berry isn’t new at all. Far from it. This berry, the Schizandra chinensis is actually very, very old indeed.
- Ancient Chinese antioxidant
- All natural way to replenish & nourish the lungs and intestines
- Can also benefit the liver; cleansing & healing it
First cultivated in Northern China and parts of Russia, Swanson Full Spectrum Schizandra Berries come from a deciduous, woody vine which grows in patches of moist soil, under the shade of taller trees. Its history is a remarkable one, dating back as far as 2697 B.C. when it was first classified as ‘superior’ by Pen-Ts’ao in his encyclopaedia of healing plants.
By the 16th century, Schizandra Berries had been commended in Ben Cao Gang Mu (The great Chinese pharmacist Li Shi Zheng’s book of plants). The berry was said to be helpful for increasing energy, replenishing and nourishing organs like the lungs and intestines, as well as being great for improving vision and enhancing muscular activity.
Today, Swanson Full Spectrum Schizandra Berries are still considered to be something of a panacea but it is specifically their ability to heal the liver that has gained them so many accolades.
What are Swanson Full Spectrum Schizandra Berries used for?
One of the things that make Swanson Full Spectrum Schizandra Berries stand out from all their other superfruit colleagues is that in spite of the fact that they look an awful lot like the Goji berry (they are small and vibrantly red), you would never want to spread these all over your morning yoghurt.
- An adaptogen
- A hepatoprotector
- Reduces fatigue
- Ancient healer
Known in Chinese as w? wèi zi (which translates as five-flavour berry), they taste simultaneously sweet, salty, sour, bitter and pungent. As you can imagine it’s not that inviting a flavour(s). Fortunately for you, Swanson have put their Full Spectrum Schizandra Berries into handy, easy to take capsules that mean you can avoid that quite ‘unique’ palate.
The other thing that makes Swanson Full Spectrum Schizandra Berries so unique is how they work inside your body. Not just a potent antioxidant, they are also hepatoprotective.
In other words, they protect your liver. With chemical compounds called lignans inside, they not only have a protective value on your liver but also have an immuno-modulating effect on your body. Swanson Full Spectrum Schizandra Berries really are more than just your average antioxidant, they’re a liver healthy one!
What is the recommended dosage of Swanson Full Spectrum Schizandra Berries?
As a dietary supplement, take one capsule per day with water.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, microcrystalline cellulose (plant fibre), may contain one or both of the following: magnesium stearate, silica.
If you are already on other medication or suffer from any pre-existing conditions which you believe may contradict this supplement then ALWAYS seek advice from a physician before taking.
Do not exceed the recommended dose.
Do not take if the outer seal is broken or damaged upon purchase.
WARNING: Not suitable if you are pregnant or nursing.