Ten Complete Supertonic Combination
This is the original classical "dabuwan", or "super pill". Ten Complete Supertonic Combination, known in Chinese as Shi quan da bu wan, combines Four "Major Herbs" (Codonopsis, Atractylodes, Poria and Licorice) and Four Things (Danggui, Prepared Rehmannia, White Peony and Ligusticum), and adds two other supertonics (Astragalus and Cinnamon) to make the "complete tonifying formula." This ancient formula tonifies Qi, Blood, Yin Jing, Yang Jing, improves blood circulation, purifies the blood and calms Shen.
The formula supports immune functions in healthy individuals. Astragalus, Codonopsis, Poria and Licorice roots in particular are well known immune modulators used by healthy individuals to help maintain optimal immune system functions. Cinnamon bark supports normal metabolic functions and hastens blood circulation. Danggui and Ligusticum support blood production and blood circulation, and are thus heart healthy. Poria has a calming effect. Rehmannia is a superb Kidney tonic. Rehmannia and Cinnamon together build Jing.
This is the classical Ten Complete Supertonic Combination used for centuries in Asia. What distinguishes Dragon Herbs Ten Complete Supertonic Combination 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, growing source, seed stock, 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 these factors into account in selecting our raw materials and in producing our herbal products.
Ten Complete Supertonic Combination is so widely consumed in China that many domestic herb factories produce it. Most of this production uses low grade herbs for price reasons.
Dragon Herbs does not use low grade, less effective, raw materials for Ten Complete Supertonic Combination 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. We use this premium material to produce this important formula. All herbs are NOT created equal, and you cannot make gold from straw.
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. We add the herbs carefully at incremental stages. Some of the herbs in Ten Complete Supertonic Combination can only be cooked for a few minutes. These "short cook" herbs are cooked separately and carefully and added at the end.
One very important process that most factories skip involves the collection of aromatic oils from the tea. Real Ten Complete Supertonic Combination has an earthy sweet and spicy aroma. This is largely due to the aromatic oils in the herbs. If the herbs are overcooked and the oils allowed to evaporate, the true power of Ten Complete Supertonic Combination 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 aromatic oils are therefore not lost. They are added back into the extract at the end of the process. And this makes ALL THE DIFFERENCE! The oils collected from Danggui and Ligusticum in particular are essential to the efficacy of this great classical formula. If they are not collected, the formula cannot function correctly. The vast majority of herbal extraction facilities do not have oil traps.
When you smell Dragon Herbs Ten Complete Supertonic Combination, and other Dragon Herbs powdered extracts, you can always smell the aromatic oils. These oils are not present in most other brands of powdered extract. It is something we pay extra for, but you don't. We know that for an herbal extract to work, it must be made correctly and with the best technology available in the world.*
Tonifies Qi, nourishes blood, promotes blood circulation, supports healthy digestion, promotes digestive absorption*
Specifications: 100 Capsules 500 mg each
Codonopsis root, Astragalus root, White Atractylodes rhizome, Poria sclerotium, Dang gui root, Prepared Rehmannia root, Chinese White Peony root, Ligusticum rhizome, Cinnamon bark, Chinese Licorice root.
Other Ingredients: Vegetarian capsules**, rice powder.
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 polysacharide 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.