OptDigest has strong tonic properties that help strengthen the Spleen and Stomach. It improves gastrointestinal function, improves appetite, and helps alleviate temporary abdominal distention, discomfort and stomach fluid retention. The herbs in this formula can regulate the middle warmer and restore Spleen and Stomach function. They can help regulate vital energy.
This is a classical formulation. What distinguishes Dragon Herbs classic formulations from other brands is the quality of the herbs used to produce it and the production technology.
ALL HERBS in China (and from most places) come in different grades based upon their variety, seed stock, growing source, growing conditions, care of the cultivators or collectors, and processing at various stages of the supply chain and during production.
That's a lot to consider. But Dragon Herbs does take ALL factors these into account in selecting their raw materials and in producing our herbal products.
OptDigest so widely consumed in China that many domestic herb factories produce it. Most of this production uses low grade herbs for price reasons. Many of the peasants of China take OptDigest so many factories produce it with very cheap materials so that it costs just pennies.
Dragon Herbs does not use low grade, less effective, raw materials for OptDigest or any of its products. Dragon Herbs identifies sources of the BEST raw material, the kind preferred in Shanghai or Hong Kong by those who know herbs and want the best. Dragon Herbs uses this premium material to produce this important formula.
Production technology also matters. Most factories just throw the herbs into a tank and cook the whole thing for a couple of hours, then they make a powdered extract of the tea using a lot of excipient (usually not natural). Dragon Herbs uses low temperature extraction using very pure water and no chemicals. They add the herbs carefully at incremental stages. Some of the herbs in OptDigest only be cooked for a few minutes. These "short cook" herbs are cooked separately and carefully and added at the end. For example, the Ginger rhizome, Aged Tangerine rind in OptDigest must be cooked just for a few minutes at most because of its aromatic oil content.
One very important process that most factories skip involves the collection of aromatic oils from the tea. Real OptDigest has a spicy aroma. This is from the aromatic oils in the herbs. If the herbs are overcooked and the oils are allowed to evaporate, the true power of OptDigest be achieved - even if good quality herbs are used.
Dragon Herbs always processes its herbs using an "oil trap". An oil trap is a sophisticated device connected to the extraction system. It captures evaporating aromatic oils and collects them in crystallized form. These collected essential oils are therefore not lost. They are blended back into the extract at the end of the process. The function of OptDigest completely dependent upon the presence of the aromatic oils. And all the oils that were in the original herbs are in the final powder inside the capsule. And this makes ALL THE DIFFERENCE!*
Traditional Function: Tonify Stomach and Spleen, improve digestion, relieve temporary distention*
Who can use it? Those with weak stomach
Concentration: 8:1 herbs plus raw ground aromatic herbs
Specifications: 100 Capsules 500 mg each
Chinese Amomum fruit, Saussurea costus root, Codonopsis root, Bai-zhu Atractylodes root, Poria sclerotium, Prepared Pinellia rhizome, Agastache rugosa plant, Red Jujube fruit, Ginger rhizome, Aged Tangerine rind, Cyperus rhizome, Chinese Licorice root.
Other Ingredients: Vegetarian capsules**, 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.
**Pullulan caps 100% natural, water-soluble polysaccharide produced through a fermentation process; vegetable origin; non-GMO; no starch, preservatives or chemical modifications; gluten free.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to
diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.