Ron Teeguarden's Dragon Herbs Adaptogen Energizer
Adaptogen Energizer increases physical and mental vitality both quickly and cumulatively. It is a quintessential adaptogenic tonic herbal formulation. Taking advantage of the remarkable Chiangbai Mountain Ant, this formula expands the power of the body to adapt to all the stresses of life and strengthens the immune system. The full range of adaptogenic herbs in this formula assures improved adaptability and vitality.
Adaptogen Energizer helps overcome chronic fatigue and increases mental and physical endurance. In addition, this formula lowers cholesterol and helps reduce fat. It is good for men and women, old and young, and is excellent for the recovery from illness, surgery and childbirth. It is an extremely potent Qi tonic and is thus a superior athlete’s formula. It also has significant anti-inflammatory activity.
Adaptogen Energizer tonifies Qi, Yin Jing, and Blood, powerful adaptogen, removes heat. It may be used by anyone who wishes to increase mental and physical energy, anyone who understands the importance of superb adaptability.
We human beings are intimately interconnected with our environment. Any change in the environment influences us both physically and psychically. How we handle such changes, how we adapt to the changes in our environment and to the stresses of life, will be the determining factor in our health and well-being. Conversely, as we change, the environment around us will be influenced and will reflect our changes. The greatness of Oriental natural philosophy lies, to a great degree, in its subtlety and breadth of vision with regard to the connection between the human being and their environment. The tonic herbalist recognizes such environmental influences as the change of seasons, wind, heat, cold, dryness, moisture, and so on, as fundamental causative factors in one's health as well as one's disease.
Adaptability requires energy. The greater the stresses of life and the more dynamic the changes in one's life, the greater the requirement for adaptive energy. The very purpose of using Chinese tonic herbs is to aid the body-mind in its adaptive needs. The greatness of the Chinese tonic herbs lies in their adaptogenic quality; that is, their ability to enhance the body-mind's capacity to adapt optimally, accurately and with endurance, to changes in the environment, and thus to overcome the stresses of life.
By replenishing the energy of the cells, tissues and systems that regulate our adaptability, we find ourselves capable of experiencing life at its fullest. We find ourselves with increased physical, mental and emotional endurance. We find ourselves easily handling stresses that would exhaust others. We find ourselves to be resilient on every level. This adaptability allows us to lead a rich, broad, adventurous life.
When the body is working very well, it automatically adapts accurately. This is part of the miraculous self-regulatory mechanisms built into every cell of our bodies. This accurate adaptability is a key to radiant health. When you are radiantly healthy, nothing will bother you. If it’s very hot, the body adjusts and you feel just fine. If it’s cold, you adapt to that. People who adapt easily tend to be successful at life. But stress depletes this adaptive energy. Eventually, if you do not have enough adaptive Qi, you start to maladjust and sooner or later illness results. In addition, as we become less capable of adapting, we become more and more aware of the stress and a vicious cycle occurs.
The Chinese tonic herbs are among the best tools on earth for combating stress. Obviously, it is better to avoid stress in the first place, or at least to submit ourselves to a minimum. Along with meditation, yoga and deep breathing techniques, Chinese tonic herbs are the perfect natural way to help deal with stress. The herbs should not really be taken like drugs to overcome stress. Tonics aren’t really meant to be used like that. Herbs that help the body to maintain balance under stressful conditions are called adaptogenic. By taking the adaptogenic herbs continuously, even when stressful factors are not strong, we can handle stress easily and overcome our problems with less agitation, even when circumstances become extremely stressful.
It takes energy to handle stressful events and forces. The tonic herbs provide that energy. If you are in a weakened condition and a stressful event occurs, of course you will feel more vulnerable and more stressed than if you had plenty of energy to deal with the problem. That is natural. The point, then, is to never run out of adaptive energy --- always have reserve energy so that when an emergency happens we can deal with it without exhausting ourselves.
The Primary Adaptogenic Herbs that Help You Fight Stress
All of the herbs used in Chinese tonic herbalism contribute to our adaptability. That is the very nature of a “superior herb.” But some herbs have special reputations for helping people adapt and to handle stress in a way that is not damaging and not exhausting. Here are the super-adaptogens, the tonic herbs that everybody should be taking to protect themselves from the ravages of stress. Furthermore, all of the herbs in this powerful formula are immune modulators, which means that these herbs can be used by anyone, whether they tend toward experiencing immune deficiency or immune excess.
The Herbs in Adaptogen Energizer
50% of this formulation is composed of Ant. Ant tonics are widely consumed in Asia to promote strength, sexual vigor and as a powerful anti-aging agent. Research has proven that ants are highly nutritious and have powerful tonic and medicinal effects. Ant is considered a premium adaptogenic substance. In fact, there is a saying in China that Ginseng is the king of herbs, but Ant is the herb of kings.”
Ant is widely used to boost the immune system, or to maintain already strong immune functions. Polyrhachis Ant, which is the unique variety of ant used as a tonic herb, has been established to have double-direction benefits on the immune system, so it can be used by anyone with any immune disorder to regulate immune functions. It is widely believed to prevent common symptoms associated with aging, such as lumbago (low back pain), memory loss, joint problems, fatigue, menopausal symptoms, cardiovascular disease, etc. Ant also strengthens the nervous system, digestive functions, detoxification functions and muscular system. Because of its long and short-term energy boosting effects, Ant tonics are ideal for athletes, especially when combined with Ginseng, Gynostemma, Eleuthero, Reishi and other similar tonics. Ant also strengthens the entire Kidney system, including the sexual functions, skeletal structures and renal system. Ant has a serious reputation in Asia for increasing libido and virility. Both men and women claim that after using Ant for even a short time that their interest in sex increases significantly and that their sexual performance improves in numerous ways. Ant protects the liver from toxins and has potent general anti-inflammatory action throughout the body with any side-effects. It is one of Asia's premier tonic herbs.
Asian Panax Ginseng has been known for its ability to help people handle stress for thousands of years, and is now used by millions of people to help handle stress more effectively. Ginseng may be consumed on a regular basis so that when stress occurs, the body and mind are fully energized and ready.
Gynostemma is a quintessential adaptogenic stress-fighting herb. Gynostemma contains over 100 saponins that contribute to the adaptability of any individual who consumes it. Gynostemma eases tension and builds energy. It has general, safe, anti-inflammatory action throughout the body without causing any side-effects. Gynostemma is a powerful immune modulator which means it can be used by anybody.
Eleuthero Root (Siberian Ginseng)
Eleuthero is the equal of Ginseng in its adaptogenic capabilities. Some authorities think it is stronger. Eleuthero contains saponins which balance the nervous system and endocrine system.
Recent research has shown that Astragalus is one of the most powerful agents in the world at regulating the functions of the body. It is a fundamental Qi tonic and should be a part of any adaptogenic, anti-stress formula.
Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) is the perfect herb for these times. It is strengthening, protective and calming to the nerves. It is both a potent Qi tonic and the ultimate Shen tonic. It is the perfect anti-stress herb. It helps to center you. When you’re taking Reishi you feel adaptive and you feel protected. It is without question the best anti-stress herb in Chinese herbalism. It is very safe, so you may use as much as you like. Adaptogen Energizer, is made with genuine “log-grown” Duanwood Reishi.
Lycium (Goji berry) provides the reserve energy necessary to handle just about any difficulty. They say that constant consumption of Lycium will beget a cheerful attitude, and there’s nothing like good cheer to overcome stress. Lycium, like the other super-tonic adaptogens, makes you strong, relaxed and resilient.
Schizandra is a major adaptogenic herb. Schizandra helps keep you relaxed and alert, improves concentration and strengthens the nervous system.
Licorice Root is an important tonic herb that harmonizes all the ingredients in any formula. It detoxifies the body of hundreds of known toxins and is a powerful adaptogenic herb.
Tonifies Qi, Yin Jing, and blood, powerful adaptogen, removes heat
Who can use it? Anyone who wishes to increase mental and physical energy, anyone who understands the importance of superb adaptability
Specifications: 100 Capsules 500 mg each
Ingredients: Polyrhachis Ant, Tibetan Rhodiola root, Gynostemma leaf, Eleuthero root, Schisandra fruit, Astragalus root, Duanwood Reishi fruiting body, Chinese Ginseng root, Lycium fruit, Chinese Licorice root
Other Ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), rice powder
Usage: Take 3 capsules, 2 times per day or as directed by a healthcare professional
Remember Ron Teeguarden’s “First Rule of Tonic Herbalism,” summed up in a single word – Compliance. If you don’t take the herbs, they won’t work.”
About Dragon Herbs, the company
Dragon Herbs was founded by Ron Teeguarden, a professional practitioner and teacher of holistic Asian health. Ron is recognized as the premier spokesperson for Chinese tonic herbalism in America, after spending decades teaching the concept of promoting health through Chinese Tonic Herbs.
For thousands of years, Asian herbalism has been used as a way to naturally maintain health. These tonic herbs safely promote ones health and healthy aging, and support “radiant health”, including increased longevity, emotional balance, resistance to disease, superb vitality, and maintenance of youthfulness.
To be considered a Superior Tonic herb, that herb must have been found to meet specific qualifications over many centuries of human use, including:
- • Possess anti-aging and longevity characteristics
- • Profound health-promoting actions
- • Balance emotional and psychic energy to improve emotional and spiritual wellbeing and happiness
- • No negative side effects when taken continuously
- • Be easily digestible and assimilated, and taste good enough to be easily consumed
- • Must contain at least one of the “three treasures”
The Three Treasures
In traditional Asian healthcare, there are said to be Three Treasures, or three primary types of energy in the body. These energies are known as treasures because they are the basis for life. The three treasures are Jing, Qi, and Shen, also known as Essence, Vitality, and Awareness. True health and happiness cannot be obtained unless all three treasures are valued and not wasted.
The Dragon Herbs line of herbal tonics is based on these superior herbs. Using herbs from their natural sources combined with cutting edge modern technology, Ron Teeguarden’s Dragon Herbs provide a broad and complete program of superior tonics to help promote radiant health on every level of your being.