Anti-aging Miracle: Schizandra Berry
If you want to look younger, feel more energized, and boost your brainpower, try the schizandra berry. This herb has been used for over 3000 years in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Schizandra berry is an adaptogen, a class of herbs that help the body fight stress by reducing the production of stress hormones. As such, it helps you “adapt” to mental and physical stress by lowering these stress hormones in the blood, a key to slowing the aging process. In China, the schizandra berry is known as the five-flavored fruit because of its five conflicting tastes – sweet, sour, salty, bitter and spicy.
Here’s how the schizandra berry turns back the clock:
1. Younger Skin: The schizandra berry contains powerful antioxidant properties that work to rejuvenate skin by protecting the lipid membrane in skin cells. Plus, its anti-inflammatory qualities help to reduce facial redness. Lastly, it detoxifies your liver to rid your body of toxins.
Try using dried schizandra berry to make tea or juice. You can also find it in prepared tea or juice form. Try cutting the strong taste of the juice by mixing it with another juice. Available online and in health stores.
2. Boost Energy: Long-distance athletes have used schizandra to enhance their performance. Schizandra stimulates the nervous system without creating that excitatory effect you get from stimulants such as caffeine. Schizandra helps you stay alert and also creates a stable energy boost so you don’t experience a crash.
To increase energy, drink schizandra tea in the morning instead of coffee.
3. Sharpen Your Memory: Schizandra berry may enhance mental concentration and memory by delivering more oxygen to brain cells. During periods of final exams in China, schizandra berry sells out.
To sharpen your memory, take schizandra berry extract in capsule form. Take 500mg daily. Also available online.