Body Ecology Dong Quai Probiotic Beverage, 750mL
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Dong Quai is a fermented liquid probiotic beverage that promotes digestion and bone health and helps with depression. This ancient herb has long been revered for balancing female hormones, and for enhancing a man's fertility and prostate health. Dong Quai is known for its anti-fungal and antioxidant properties, and its valuable vitamin content. Body Ecology enhances the nutritional properties by fermenting it; creating a health-promoting and nourishing drink. Dairy-free. 25.36 fl oz / 750 mL bottle.
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Body Ecology Dong Quai Herbal Probiotic Tonic Liquid Supplement
For Men and Women
Dong Quai is a fermented liquid probiotic beverage containing the herb of the same name, used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine.
Chinese medicine uses dong quai to strengthen and cleanse the blood, restore energy, and provide a youth-enhancing tonic and digestive aid. This revered herb also has proven antioxidant and antifungal properties.
The name dong quai actually translates as “return to order” because of the herb’s ability to promote overall body balancing and restoration.
The herb dong quai, a member of the celery family, has been called “female ginseng” for the role it has played in balancing female hormones, and providing relief of PMS and the symptoms of menopause.
It’s not just for women, however. The dong quai herb also supports men’s fertility and prostate health.
Body Ecology’s new Dong Quai beverage goes well beyond the health benefits of traditional dong quai, though, by incorporating a proprietary blend of four (4) of the most beneficial probiotic bacteria and yeasts:
- Lactobacillus acidophilus
- Lactobacillus delbreukii
- Saccharomyces boulardii
- Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Plus, these gut-friendly bacteria and yeasts come entirely from nature — from organically-certified plant sources.
One of the Best-Known and Most Effective Healing Herbs in Asia
A thousand years ago, traditional Chinese healers didn’t hand out prescriptions for hormone replacement therapy. They had no pills for menstrual cramps, hot flashes or infertility.
But they did have something so powerful that healers — both Eastern and Western — still use it today, ten centuries later.
That “something” is an aromatic herb that goes by the name of dong quai, and offers numerous and varying benefits to both men and women.
Benefits of Dong Quai in Women:
"My mood changes and hot flashes have really responded favorably to the fermented Dong Quai! I am feeling more sustained energy too, Not like a stimulant high but a boost in my baseline of energy. I have also noticed greater mental clarity and focus." -- Jennifer Boddie, Conyers, GA (Certified Body Ecologist)
As one of the best-known herbs in China and other Asian nations, it also goes by the name “women’s ginseng”.
Dong quai promotes proper balance of the female hormones and the female reproductive cycle.
Traditional Chinese Medicine uses dong quai in numerous ways — in fact, it’s one of the key ingredients in “Four Things Soup”, a widely used women’s tonic.
Clinical studies haven’t conclusively nailed down the reasons why dong quai seems to work so well, but some theories have emerged:
- Ongoing research on dong quai points to the possibility that some of the herb’s effects are due to phytoestrogens, estrogen-like plant compounds. These phytoestrogens may help to supply an additional mild source of estrogen to balance out levels in the body.
- Additionally, dong quai contains compounds called coumarins, which act to dilate or open up blood vessels and help control spasms in muscles. Experts surmise that these compounds may act to increase the blood supply to various organs including the uterus, thus promoting the regulation of menstruation.
Benefits of Dong Quai in Men:
Although dong quai offers many advantages specific to women, men also benefit.The dong quai herb supports men’s fertility and prostate health.
Dong Quai has been known to increase male fertility. Ferulic acid, an antioxidant found in dong quai, has been shown to improve sperm quality.
Dong Quai promotes urination, can act as a mild laxative, and soothe ulcers.
Benefits of Dong Quai for all:
Both sexes respond to the dong quai's balancing qualities.
Chinese medicine uses dong quai to:
- Promote nourishing and cleansing of the blood
- Fight the signs of aging
- Elevate mood
- Increase energy
- Maintain proper digestion and immune function
- Support optimal joint and bone health
- Promote proper functioning of the heart, spleen, liver and kidneys
Dong quai provides a source of vitamin B12, vitamin A, vitamin E, niacin, folate, and iron. And some of the components in dong quai exert free radical-fighting antioxidant qualities.
Everything You Ever Wanted From Your Probiotic…and More!
Body Ecology chose to ferment dong quai into a delicious probiotic liquid to create the perfect liquid supplement to balance the internal organ systems and hormones.
In liquid form, the beneficial microflora in Dong Quai’s unique formula can better withstand harsh stomach acids to reach the walls of your intestines — and thus recolonize them more effectively than capsule probiotic supplements.
Body Ecology Dong Quai Herbal Probiotic TOnic Liquid Supplement for Men and Women allows you to enjoy all the benefits of this ancient healing herb:
- With no hassles
One .79 quart bottle of Dong Quai provides 13 refreshing servings.
You can consume it as is, dilute it with flat or sparkling mineral water, or add it to other foods or Body Ecology recommended juices and smoothies.
Dong Quai is your perfect probiotic solution:
- Naturally carbonated with a refreshing taste
- Contains no artificial colorings, flavorings or preservatives
- Promotes normal blood sugar levels
- Provides a wonderful daily balancing tonic
- Perfect for both sexes (should not be used during pregnancy)
- Packaged for optimum freshness and potency
- Helps increase energy, improve mood and a sense of well-being
**This product is not recommended for pregnant and nursing mothers or children under the age of 18.
A note about Gluten and Dong Quai:
Current research suggests that for persons with celiac disease and gluten-sensitivity the maximum safe level of gluten in a finished product is less than 0.02% (200 parts per million) and possibly as little as 0.002% (20 parts per million). Indeed, for a product to be labeled as "Gluten-Free," Codex Standard allow for up to 200 parts per million gluten content.
Although you see wheat and rye lower down in the ingredient lists for Dong Quai, only 6 parts per million was detected in lab tests for Dong Quai,(which is far below the rigorous 20 parts per million or less threshold the FDA is pushing for to label a product "Gluten-Free").
Aside from the fact that there are minimal amounts of these grains in Dong Quai, the fermentation process actually breaks down the gluten; gluten strains normally bind in the body, but fermentation breaks it down so it won't! That means those with gluten sensitivities may actually have their digestive systems improved and raise their long-term gluten tolerance with this product.
About Body Ecology, the company
After years of extensive study, Body Ecology founder Donna Gates created a back-to-basics approach to restoring health and vitality by understanding the invaluable balance of the human body's "inner ecology".
Donna Gates is a respected authority in the field of digestive health, diet, and nutrition. Donna coined the phrase “inner ecosystem” to describe the network of microbes that maintain our basic physiological processes from digestion to immunity.
In her 30s, Donna began searching for answers to lifetime of health issues. Several years of research and examination of her own diet led her to slowly heal from years of sensitivity and infection. She replaced her standard American diet with one rich in probiotics and fermented foods and beverages. Donna decided to put together everything she had learned into a book that would be easy for others to follow, and the Body Ecology Diet was born. Through Body Ecology, Donna is able to bring the best of medical science, naturopathy, and ancient Chinese medicine together so that everyone can access her system of health and healing.
Body Ecology offers products geared to one fundamental law of nature: the fact that our digestive systems are intimately linked to our immune, endocrine, circulatory and central nervous systems. Profoundly affecting all these interlocking systems is an amazing world of benevolent bacteria: the microscopic “good guys” that must be present in your intestines for you to be healthy.
Often forgotten or unconsidered, probiotics and enzymes are crucial to a healthy and efficient internal system. When this system is out of balance, a host of medical issues and conditions can arise.
Body Ecology's products are all designed to help cultivate, nourish, cleanse and repair the body's abundant inner ecosystem.
The Body Ecology system of health and healing is comprised of three simple dietary principals that can have a profound impact on how you feel:
• The addition of cultured foods to your diet
• Changing the quality of fats and oils you consume
• Drastically reducing your intake of carbohydrates and sugars
Body Ecology products are designed to restore your system’s harmony through effective nutritional therapy.
More about Donna’s contributions: Donna’s groundbreaking work has been instrumental in transforming the natural foods industry. Donna first introduced the natural sweetener stevia to the US in 1994. Her dedication to educating society on the value of coconut oil has turned the once-demonized ingredient into one promoted by holistic doctors and medical doctors alike.
Donna is also a key figure in the autism movement, working with doctors in the field who view her diet as instrumental in the treatment of the disorder.
Donna has certified hundreds of “Body Ecologists”, who passionately spread her teachings throughout the US, Canada, England, Australia and New Zealand.