This is the classic formulation dating to the eleventh century. Return to Youth Formula is traditionally used to help strengthen the sense organs, improve memory and the ability to concentrate, to overcome general weakness, to enhance male and female reproductive function and libido, and to support healthy aging. This superb essence (Jing) tonic is suited to men and women of all ages. It is a powerful vegan tonic formula.
More about the Herbs in Return to Youth Formula
Goji berry and Steamed Rehmannia are two of the primary Jing tonic herbs used in Chinese tonic herbalism. They are both superb Yin Jing tonics that tonify the Kidney Yin. Goji berry is singularly the most popular tonic herb used throughout Asia. It restores Jing and helps build strong blood. It supports the metabolic functions and supports the immune system. It supports the eyes and vision, and has been shown to support other senses as well. It is renowned for its mood supporting effects. And it is one of the primary herbs used to strengthen sexual functions in both healthy aging men and healthy aging women.
Steamed Rehmannia is said to be the "Kidney's own food". It is a fundamental Kidney tonic in Chinese tonic herbalism. It is found in a great many common tonic formulations for aging men and women (typically set in China at above fifty). It is considered rejuvenating. Steamed Rehmannia is a fundamental Yin Jing tonic, providing Yin support to the Kidney. It is quick and effective. Steamed Rehmannia is said to benefit sexual functions in men and women. Steamed Rehmannia is usually combined with Qi tonics to improve its assimilation. Goji, Steamed Rehmannia, and Cornus Fruit nourish the Yin of the Kidney. Goji and steamed Rehmannia strengthen the Blood.
Eucommia, Cistanche and Morinda are three of the finest Yang Jing tonics produced by Nature. They are the three truly elite vegetable-source Yang tonic herbs in the Chinese herbal system. Cistanche, Eucommia and Morinda tonify the Kidney Yang and with Achyranthes, invigorate sexual functions and strengthen the bones and ligaments, especially those of the back and knees. Dioscorea, Broussonetia and Schizandra further nourish the Kidney. Lycium, Schizandra, Achyranthes, Broussonetia, steamed Rehmannia and Cornus all strengthen the Liver and promote visual function.
Schizandra Berry and Cornus Fruit are "astringents" to the Essence (Jing), locking the Kidney Qi in and preventing a leaking of essence. Schizandra, Cornus, Cistanche and Morinda are considered "aphrodisiac" in China. Schizandra acts as tonic to all of the organs, helping to support and regulate their functions, and supports the brain and supports concentration.
Polygala, Steamed Rehmannia and Poria support the Qi in the Heart meridian. Schizandra, Poria, Zizyphus Seed and Polygala are all superb Shen tonics. Polygala opens the connecting channel between the Kidney and Heart, giving the organism a greater ability to process the emotions of love, passion, will, courage and fear.
Fennel, Poria and Dioscorea all tonify the Spleen and Stomach function. Dioscorea, Poria and Broussonetia support the circulation of fluids in the body. Jujube is a Spleen tonic which harmonizes the herbs so they function well together.
This is the classical Return to Youth Formula used for nine centuries in Asia. What distinguishes Dragon Herbs Return to Youth Formula 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 our raw materials and in producing their herbal products.
Return to Youth Formula is 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 Return to Youth Formula, 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 Return to Youth Formula 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. They use 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 Return to Youth Formula can only be cooked for a few minutes. These "short cook" herbs are cooked separately and carefully and added at the end. For example, the Schizandra in Return to Youth Formula 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 Return to Youth Formula has a sweet-earthy 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 Return to Youth Formula cannot be achieved - even if good quality herbs are used.
Dragon Herbs always processes it 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 added back into the extract at the end of the process. And this makes ALL THE DIFFERENCE!
Traditional Function: Tonifies Yin and Yang Jing, Qi, Blood and Shen*
Specifications: 100 Capsules 500 mg each
Red Jujube fruit, Schizandra fruit, Eucommia bark, Achyranthes root, Cornus fruit, Broussonetia fruit, Polygala root, Chinese Yam rhizome, Goji berry, Prepared Rehmannia root, Poria sclerotium, Morinda root, Fennel fruit, Cistanche stem.
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.