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Astragalus Extract, 500 mg - 90 Vcaps


For more than 2000 years, Chinese herbalists have valued Astragalus for its adaptogenic properties, as well as for its ability to tonify the body's "vital force" known as the Qi.  More recently, Astragulus has been found to support healthy immune function through numerous mechanisms.  Non-clinical studies using Astragalus have demonstrated its ability to stimulate the production of and increase the activity of specialized white blood cells, such as T-Cells and Natural Killer Cells.

 Astragalus has also been studied for its role in the support of healthy liver and vascular function.  Herbalists recommend the use of Astragalus both seasonally and year-round to support a healthy immune system.
It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. Its main use has been to boost the body's immune system. It also has been used to treat other conditions, including heart disease.

 It is a powerful adaptogenic herb that supports immune function. It has gained popularity recently as research has emerged showing it can protect DNA and increase longevity. This research has shown that Astragalus may protect the telomeres from degradation.
Telomeres are attached to the end of chromosomes, and during the DNA replication process, telomeres keep the DNA together. Every time DNA replicates, the telomeres get slightly shorter and eventually when they get small enough, the process of cell death begins. Research has linked this process of cell death to aging and cancer
, and astragalus protects these telomeres.

There are 2 chemical compounds found in astragalus, namely, polysaccharides and saponinsthat are credited with many of the health benefits provided by the herb. Astragalus is used to strengthen the immune system over time, building resistance to illness and disease, and combines well with echinacea for additional immune boosting properties. Many clinical studies have shown the use of astragalus for colds and upper respiratory infections, as well as decreasing the incidence of illnesses and shorten their length.

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Nutrition Info
Serving Size: 1 Vcap -Servings Per Container: 90
 Amount Per Serving 
Astragalus Root Extract (Astragalus membranaceous 500 mg  

(Standardized to min. 70% Polysaccharides)     

Serving Size: 1 Vcap
Suggested Use:  As an herbal dietary supplement, take 1 Vcap® 1-3 times daily as needed, preferably with meals.
Free of: sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg or preservatives.
Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule), Cellulose, Silica and Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source).  Vegetarian Formula.




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