Tonic Herbs, Blood Activators and Adaptogens
Total Alignment for Women contains 12 herbs that tonify the organs, activate blood and offer adaptogenic support. Blood activators The active ingredients of the Total Alignment Tonic’s herbs are fatty acids and esters.enhance circulation of blood and help the body get rid of toxic substances. Tonifying herbs strengthen organ function, support the body in creating more healthy blood cells, reduce disease in the body and can even promote longevity. Adaptogenic herbs help to offset the effects of stress on the body.
Total Alignment contains herbs that are rich in antioxidants and minerals. Zinc, (a well known immune booster,) silica (known for stimulating collagen production and strengthening bones), iron (assists in production of blood cells) and vitamin C, (an antioxidant which helps with the absorption of iron while benefiting the bones, joints, and accelerating wound healing and promotes collagen production.)
Some of the organ tonifying herbs: angelica (famous for aiding menstrual disharmonies, anemia, mental fogginess and infertility,) rehmannia (used to treat osteoporosis, anemia, arthritis and asthma), fo ti (used for constipation, skin problems, memory issues,) and ligusticum (commonly used for problems related to menopause and irregular menses,) all function as blood activators, thus helping the body get rid of toxic substances, enhancing circulation and building healthy red blood cells.
Some of the adaptogenic herbs; astragalus (boosts the immune system, assists alleviating seasonal allergies and fight bacteria and viruses,) poria ( a mushroom that treats memory loss, anxiety, restlessness, fatigue, tension, nervousness, dizziness, fluid retention and insomnia) and schizandra (increases resistance to disease and stress, boosts energy and physical performance and promotes beautiful skin and a sense of calm.) Together they aid in offsetting the effects of stress, stabilize mood, balance, restore, and protect our bodies from external pathogens. Adaptogens are modulators, simultaneously sedating the nervous system while energizing us. If there is any imbalance in the body, then adaptogenic herbs strive to sort out the imbalance and bring the body to it’s ‘ideal’ state.
Total Alignment contains herbs such as bupluerum and stinging nettle, that support the liver’s function of filtration and detoxification. Bupleurum protects the liver from further damage, reduces inflammation, minimizes the risk of developing cirrhosis or liver cancer and aids the liver to synthesize new cells for its repair. Stinging nettle treats painful muscles and joints, eczema, arthritis, gout and anemia.
Specific hair growth herbs like eclipta alba (also known for it’s ability to detoxify the liver, reduce inflammation and soothe the stomach,) horsetail (known for preventing edema, regulating blood flow, strengthening skin, hair and bone health) and fo ti (also a well known longevity tonic used in preventing cancer and heart disease.)
Adaptogens aid in helping us to tolerate stress, stabilize our moods, balance, restore, and protect our bodies at the same time as sedating the nervous system and energizing us at the same time. If there is any imbalance in the body, then adaptogenics work to sort out the imbalance and bring the body back to the ‘normal’ or the ‘ideal’ state.
Adaptogens raise resistance to various negative factors: physical, chemical, biological, and psychological. The preparations stimulate physical and mental ability, raise the organism resistance at various kinds of sicknesses, poisoning, and irradiation. They stimulate the central nervous system sex gland activities, decrease sugar and cholesterol level in blood, improve appetite, and sharpen sight and hearing.
Studies show that fo ti has almost a 90 percent success rate in reduction of grey hair and improving the quality of hair. Experimental results show that fo ti has an analgesic effect, which is good for aches and pains. Its decoction can significantly reduce high-fat diet induced elevated serum total cholesterol and triglycerides. In addition, it has preventive and therapeutic effect on experimental hyperlipidemia; its alcohol extract can dilate isolated blood vessel, resist histamine, and increase coronary flow. Its alcohol extract has significant long-lasting antihypertensive effect on mice. The antihypertensive mechanism is related to muscarinic-cholinergic response; its hydroalcoholic extract can obviously inhibit the production of lipid peroxides (LPO) in liver, kidney, and spleen tissue, and its effect enhances with the increasing of extract concentration. The increasing LPO is believed as one of the underlying causes of aging and various diseases. This indicates that it has some anti-aging effect. Fo ti contains caffeic acid that has hemostatic effect, which can reduce blood clotting and bleeding time.
Its iron content makes it a wonderful blood builder, and the presence of vitamin C aids in the iron absorption. As a hemetic (an herb rich in iron), this is an excellent herb for anemia and fatigue, especially in women due to its properties in that it “promotes the process of protein transanimation in the liver, effectively utilizing digested proteins, while simultaneously preventing them from being discharged through the body as waste products.”
It has rich mineral value and vitamin K, which guards against excessive bleeding. Stinging nettle is often recommended for premenstrual syndrome because of its toxin-ridding activity. When the liver is sluggish, it processes estrogen slowly, contributing to the high levels that cause or aggravate PMS. It acts as a restorative remedy during menopause, and the astringency of the herb helps in excessive menstrual flow. It increases the secretion and flow of urine, which makes it invaluable in cases of fluid retention and bladder infections. It is also anti-lithic and nephridic, breaking down stones in the kidneys and gravel in the bladder.
It is a powerful rubefacient (removing redness on the skin) and is used to treat the following: Arthritis, bursitis, rheumatism, gout, and tendonitis. Stinging nettle contains Boron, which is a trace mineral essential for healthy bones. Boron is effective because it plays a role in helping bones retain calcium. It also has a beneficial influence on the body’s endocrine (hormonal) system, and hormones play a role in helping the body maintain healthy bones and joints.
Research has shown that stinging nettle stimulates resistance to stress, and so it is now widely used as a tonic in times of stress and pressure. Regular use is said to restore vigor, improve the memory, and increase longevity. It has been used during convalescence and in the treatment of menopausal problems, geriatric debility, physical and mental stress, and a wealth of other ailments.
Angelica (dang gui) is particularly useful in helping to end hot flashes and menstrual cramps. It is also used as a liver tonic and in treating sciatica and shingles. It is one of the most widely consumed herbs in China, and has been used by the Chinese for more than two thousand years as a strengthener of the heart, lung, spleen, liver, and kidney meridians and as a tonic for the blood. It is traditionally characterized as a warm atmospheric energy that promotes blood circulation.
The root has earned a reputation as the "ultimate herb" for women. It is widely used among Chinese women as a fortifying daily tonic, much like how Chinese men rely on ginseng. Women in other parts of the world have also discovered this 5,000 year old tradition that naturally provides balancing and normalizing support for women's unique rhythms, cycles, and body systems. It is not recommended during pregnancy, menstruation, or for people taking blood thinning agents. Reports indicate that angelica may lower blood pressure in some individuals.
Dang gui contains compounds that, in laboratory tests, have demonstrated activities that may translate into reduction of pain, dilation of blood vessels, and stimulation as well as relaxation of uterine muscles. Animal studies suggest that dang gui may treats abnormal heart rhythm, prevents accumulation of platelets in blood vessels (contributing to plaque formation or atherosclerosis), protects the liver, promotes urination, acts as a mild laxative, promotes sleep, fights infection, and soothes ulcers.
It has also been indicated for constipation, migraines, pain, and liver disorders.
Mu Zei, or horse tail, is known for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antioxidant, coagulant, demulcent, diuretic, and astringent activity. Reportedly, it has been used in the treatment of a number of health conditions which include brittle bones, hair, teeth, and nails, white spots on nails, gingivitis, tonsillitis, inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth, rheumatic disorders, edema, osteoarthritis, diabetes, acne, wounds, itchiness, rashes, burns, frostbite, chilblains, athlete’s foot, cracked and tired feet, drawing out pus from boils and carbuncles, ulcers, fistulas, herpes simplex, dyspepsia (impaired digestion), gastrointestinal conditions, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory tract infections, bronchitis, fever, malaria, bladder problems, urinary tract infection, bed-wetting in children, kidney stones, prostate problems, hemorrhoids, muscle cramps, tumors, broken bones, fractures, sprains, nose bleed, and other heavy bleeding. Horsetail is also known to strengthen the body’s immune system.
Wu Wei Zi generates sexual fluids in both men and women. It creates more sensitivity and sensation for women and more endurance for men. This super herb improves circulation and has the ability to dilate blood vessels.
For thousands of years, schizandra has been adored by women for its ability to make the skin smooth, soft, beautiful, and moisturized. By balancing the fluids of the skin, it helps lock in hydration and protects against damage from the sun and wind. Historically, it was only available to the one-percenters in the Royal Courts of China, but now everyone can experience its beauty benefits.
The liver is a vital organ that helps the body with over 500 processes, including filtering the blood and detoxification. Wu wei zi protects the liver and helps it maintain its many functions. This super herb can raise the body’s levels of a powerful enzyme, glutathione, which is known for detoxification.
It also contains many important constituents for better health. It is a potent antioxidant and also has important phytochemicals, essential oils, vitamins, minerals, and beneficial fats, which is why it makes it such a powerful element in our hair growth tonic. Many people take this super herb to increase energy at the cellular level.
Wu wei zi is a powerful adaptogens that fight fatigue and increase endurance. It helps your body adjust to the environment, enabling you to handle stress and any kind of physical or mental challenge. These small berries can help stimulate the central nervous system without making you nervous like caffeine would, and therefore is very popular with those who have great physical and mental demands placed on them daily.
Finally, this superfood herb quiets the spirit and calms the heart: it's good for balancing moods, so in times of high stress and not enough sleep, it helps to make you happy as well.
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Best results are achieved when taking Total Alignment long term. Many see results after 1-2 months but a minimum of 3 months is advised. We are thrilled to offer this health tonic and look forward to all the positive feedback we receive!