The contradicting but powerful herb schizandra can wake you up and give you lots of energy, but it can also calm you down and help you sleep. See, a contradiction, but an awesome contradiction. It also holds the power to cleanse your body! It plays a huge process part in detoxifying your body, especially when combined with ginseng; lucky for you they’re both in ZealO2 and HappyGirl.
Instead of waking up with a cup of coffee, or a chemcial based energy drink, start your day with schizandra. Dr. Donald R. Yance, Jr., reported in Herbal Medicine, Healing and Cancer, that schizandra can increase the activeness of your mental and physical capabilities. The herb stimulates the central nervous system without creating an excitatory effect which can give you a mental boost minus the jitteriness and the crash involved with caffeine. Schizandra has adaptogenic properties so it can improve your body’s adaptability to darkness and other environmental stresses, hence why it can help calm you at the same time. Another great benefit? Anti-aging skin effects! This herb provides a clearer complexion and improved skin elasticity which means scars and wrinkles are diminished. It also means you have a healthy, natural glow all year long.
Well the reason that we include schizandra in our WheatgrassLove products is it can give your body a full detox on a daily basis without starving yourself or drinking a nasty shake. Schizandra is said to purify the blood and cleanse the liver- it is the primary tonic used in cleansing systems- as well as strengthen circulation and vital organs. If that’s not amazing enough, the herb can even get rid of toxins and free radicals before they even have the chance to get invade your body. Bonus: you don’t get any side effects that come along with “medicinal” liver cleaners.
Overall, Schizandra is one of the most popular tonic herbs and has been used as a symbol of immortality; no wonder it’s in Zeal02 and HappyGirl!