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Before I go into the specific top herbs that beautify your skin in 30 days, there is an idea I want to express to you that is more important than any 1 herb: This idea is that:
Herbs are essential for one’s health. Period.
Even a most wholesome organic modern western diet will skimp on the herbs, or have herbs in small doses for flavoring only. You can take whatever nutritional path you are on, and just ADD HERBS IN! Herbs should have a BIG section in your food pyramid.
The herbs to ‘go to first’ are the tonic herbs which are adaptogenic herbs that tonify the body, are safe for daily use with no side effects, and can be used ongoingly for a lifetime of cumulative benefits.
Here are the top 8 tonic herbs that when taken internally immediately and cumulatively do wonders for nourishing and beautifying the skin and balancing skin conditions:
1. Schisandra Berry
Schisandra Berry (Schisandra chinensis), also Schizandra, the “5-flavor berry,” is the most well-rounded-in-effect herb ever. Those 5 flavors (sour/astringent, sweet, bitter, salty, spicy/pungent,) correspond to a wide range of nutrients and effects on the organs of the body. Schisandra’s dominant sour and astringent flavor boosts liver cleansing and thus skin radiance because they are so closely related. Astringency locks in moisture for the skin and helps your body assimilate all other nutrition consumed with schisandra. A richly-red high antioxidant food and herb to be taken daily for beauty through the ages.**
Horsetail (Equisetum arvense, Equisetum telmateia, and some other species of the Equisetum genus) is one of the highest bio-available-silica substances ever. And, silica is THE BEAUTY AND YOUTH MINERAL. An extract of a young horsetail plant gives the body the free silica it needs to regenerate tissue and make it soft, supple and strong. Silica is one of the main co-factor nutrients required in bone growth. The more organic silica you can get in your body the more your skin will be baby soft.**
3. Goji Berry
A handful of delicious red-orange goji berries (Lyceum barbaric and Lycium chinense) or a couple doses of goji berry extract or tea a day is a tradition going back eons to create a youthening effect in the partaker.** A super-antioxidant, carotenoid-rich, polysaccharide-laden, flavonoid-dense superfood, goji does wonders for your inner and outer body.** It’s not “just a berry.” Try them daily and experience the glow.
Eucommia (Eucommia ulmoides) bark is rich in a rubber/latex substance. An extract of this tissue, joint and skeletal repairing material promotes inner health and beauty and helps youthen the skin. An active constituent in Eucommia, aucubin, has been shown to protect the skin against UV radiation and helps prevent photo-aging.**
Use prepared (not raw) rehmannia (Rehmannia glutinosa) root extract for a massive revitalization of the kidneys and nourishment of the liver and blood. When the kidneys (your body’s battery packs), liver and blood are running strong, guess what happens: the skin beautifies with its full natural color and glow.**
Rehmannia tea is THE most grounding elixir ever – as long as you don’t drink too much at once or it will loosen your stool slightly. 😉
Completely different from the asparagus vegetable, Red Asparagus Root is the ancient Taoist tonic herb used by spiritual seekers for generations to produce an open-hearted feeling of levity above the mundane. It cools, moistens and beautifies the skin and recharges the adrenals and sexual functions.**
Prepared (not raw, just like with rehmannia the raw is not as nourishing) He Shou Wu (Polygonum multiflorum) has been used by tens of millions of people in Asia to nurture beautiful colorful hair. It deeply nourishes and cleanses the organs (which always leads to nourishing and cleansing of the skin). It greatly increases superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity. SOD is a powerful antioxidant (free radical scavenger), demonstrated to have powerful anti-aging benefits in humans.**
Hydrolyzed Pearl extract has always been considered the quintessential beauty herb for women (and for men as far as I’m concerned.) It is rich in amino acids and trace minerals which nurture the delicate nuances of fantastic skin. Pearl is a top Chinese beauty herb that uplifts the spirit and is the only form of calcium carbonate one should ever take (other forms are mined chalk).** Although not a vegan product, many plant-based folders love to add in pearl to their lifestyle as a strategic beauty food that calms the mind and fills in nutritional gaps. It can be mixed with coconut oil or an organic high quality body butter to make outstanding homemade edible skincare.
Bonus Herb #9:
I like to add this one in as a bonus, but many Russian medicinal mushroom researchers would call this the #1 herb for skin health and whole body vitality: Chaga mushroom sclerotia. Revered for its incredible antioxidant and melanin (think skin pigment and hormone balance) content, this immune strengthening adaptogen has been consumed for eons by humans. In a world of radioactive pollution and radiation from the sun, Chaga is the ultimate protective. Combined with the herbs listed above, we have the ability to repair and tighten up skin. Chaga is great at fighting back at moles, fungal rashes and other mutagenic skin occurrences.**
The easiest way to get all 9 of the herbs mentioned chaga, pearl, rehmannia, eucommia, horsetail, shisandra berry, he shou wu, red asparagus root, and goji berry is with Everlasting Youth: The Ultimate Instant Tonic Herbal Beauty Elixir Blend for Health Conscious Women (and Conscious Cool Men)
The most fun & powerful way to take Goji Berry: Our extreme-potency goji berry extract, Longevity Power Goji Joy.
The tastiest and most potent way to take Red Asparagus: Longevity Power LEVITY Red Asparagus Root Extract Power
The most convenient way to consume chaga, rehmannia, eucommia, horsetail, shisandra berry, he shou wu, red asparagus root, and goji berry in the most beautifying synergy of all: Longevity in a Bottle.
The richest, most delicious and extremely potent form of He Shou Wu: Our Longevity Power Prepared He Shou Wu.
The most powerful pearl on the planet: Longevity Power 100% Pure Freshwater Pearl Extract Powder
Chaga sclerotia extract is the main ingredient in Mushroom Immunity. Incredible power in only a teaspoon serving (most mushroom formulas require 1-2 tablespoon dosages to be effective), this coffee-like tasting water-soluble powder goes great in nut mylk, soup, smoothie or dessert!
To your greatest, healthiest and most beautiful from the inside out version of yourself!
**Disclaimer: Results may vary from individual to individual, based on health conditions, diet, weight, physical exercise and lifestyle habits. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are for informational and educational use only. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Individuals taking medications and those with known medical conditions, as well as pregnant or breastfeeding women, should consult with their holistic physician before using these or any nutritional products.
From the desk of Christian Bates, formulator of Longevity in a Bottle and founder of Longevity Power Inc.:
Herein describes the ingredients of my new leading-edge nutrition product, Longevity in a Bottle, and why I chose a whopping 40 of them.
Longevity in a Bottle is designed to de-stress you, give you long-burning energy, nourish your immune system, revitalize your cells and promote longevity like nothing else you have ever experienced.**
To do this, I’m not going to rely on just one great superfood or one great tonic herb, but rather the many greatest superfoods and herbs from the greatest ancient nutritional systems from around the world.
I have lived the last several years of my life consuming these herbs and superfoods in various forms. I chose to take very potent extracts of my favorite (and historically, the favorite of these top medicinal traditions) and combine them into a balanced and synergistic form safe and recommended for daily use so that you can experience the benefits of these super substances your ancestors spent generations perfecting the use of. Longevity in a Bottle is one culmination of humanity’s ability to share our greatest traditions together (That’s a big part of the American dream)!
I’ll be using the word “Jing” in the definitions of many of these herbs. In Chinese tonic herbalism, jing is one of the “three treasures” of life energies that govern the vitality of your human experience. Jing is the essence of your physical body and needs to be nourished to promote longevity, sexual and hormonal vitality, and kidney health. Think of jing as your youth, and think of it metaphorically as the wax of a candle. Jing is burned daily (faster with stress), you must continue to build it up or it will eventually burn out.
Eucommia Bark Extract – Eucommia ulmoides: Made from a latexy bark. Powerful joint and tissue building jing tonic from Chinese tonic herbalism.**
American Ginseng Root Extract – Panax quinquefolium: The cooling type of ginseng from North America which causes serious jing building and massive adaptability response in your body to stress, which is why ginseng is the most famous tonic herb in the west (for all the western people who experience the stress of modern western lifestyles.)
Panax Ginseng Root Extract – Panax ginseng: The warming type of ginseng from Asia. See above.
Prepared He Shou Wu Root Extract – Polygonum multiflorum: A near-black substance that richly nourishes the kidneys and causes bliss. Epic jing building herb.
Prepared Rehmannia Root Extract – Rehmannia glutinosa: Considered “the kidney’s own food” in Chinese medicine, this is the most grounding and restorative herb ever. To nourish the kidneys is like recharging your battery packs.
Astragalus Root Extract – Astragalus membranaceous: Studies show that astragalus is the quintessential herb for DNA repair.** Check out my article on it HERE.
Agaricus Blazei Mushroom Fruitbody Extract – Agaricus blazei/subrufescens: One of the richest in polysaccharides (pure immune system food) of all the medicinal mushrooms.
Red Asparagus root Extract – Asparagus cochinchinensis: The “flying de-stress herb.” This bliss-inducing jing substance also makes a great aphrodisiac. Check out my article on it HERE.
Goji Berry Extract – Lycium barbarum: All the fun of goji berries but in a concentrated form rich in polysaccharides. Boosts human growth hormone and bio-potentiates all other herbs and food consumed with it.**
Turkey Tail Mushroom Fruitbody Extract – Trametes versicolor: A very well studied mushroom. It is incredible in the case of tumors and does wonders for liver health.
Cordyceps Mycelium Extract – Ophiocordyceps sinensis: This is an excellent jing tonic and immune system modulator. Wild cordyceps mushrooms are about a $10k a pound, so we grow cordyceps techie style and make a potent extract of the mycelial biomass and fruiting bodies.
Gynostemma Leaf Extract – Gynostemma pentaphyllum: This is just like ginseng in effect, but from a leaf. It’s been studied almost as much as green tea, but it has no caffeine and has lots more adaptogenic effects.**
Schisandra Berry Extract – Schisandra chinensis: The 5-flavored berry. Because it contains all 5 flavors it has a broad spectrum of effects from its diverse medicinal constituents. It is considered the most well-rounded, most powerful herb in Chinese tonic herbalism.
Poria Mushroom Extract – Wolfiporia extensa: This fungus grows on the roots of pine trees. It has all the immune system benefits of a medicinal mushroom and also calms the mind and soothes digestion.
Horstetail Extract – Equisetum arvense: High highest source of bioavailable silica in nature. Silica is the beauty and youth mineral. It’s a plant, by the way. Longevity in a Bottle is a vegan product.
Red Sage Root Extract – Salia Miltiorrhizae: This herb massively increases circulation in the body.
Jujube Fruit Extract – Ziziphus zizyphus: Jujube is nourishing by itself, but has been used for thousands of years in Chinese tonic herbalism to balance and bio-potentiate other ingredients in an herbal formula thus providing for a more well-rounded effect.
Eleuthera Root Extract – Eleutherococcus senticosus: Provides a deep calm energy in the body helping the body adapt to stress and physical excursion.**
Maitake Mushroom Fruitbody Extract – Grifola frondosa: More immune system food.
Cistanche Extract – Cistanche deserticola: A potent aphrodisiac and jing replenisher.
Morinda Root Extract – Morindae officinalis: Pure jing to build up your lifeforce.
Shiitake Mushroom Fruitbody Extract – Lentinula edodes: Another famous source of polysaccharides to make your immune system intelligent.
Atractylodes Root Extract – Atractylodes macrocephaly: Very revitalizing, energizing and digestion boosting.**
Noni Fruit Extract – Morinda citrifolia: This is the superfruit of the Pacific coastal medicinal traditions. It’s loaded with polysaccharides and sulfur (the beauty and tissue repair mineral).
Black Maca Root 10:1 Dual Extract – Lepidium meyenii: The concentrated water-alcohol extract of maca for hormone balancing and core energy.**
Wilderness Sourced Chaga Extract – Inonotus obliquus: The “King of Mushrooms” is rich in antioxidants, polysaccarides and a host of other substances including melanin to support beauty and immune system robustness. Russia has done countless studies on chaga, proving it to be one of the most important herbs ever used.
Shilajit Extract: A natural mineral pitch which slowly oozes out of rock over eons is high in fulvic and humic acids which promote detoxification. The “rock invincible” (Shilajit is a Sanskrit word) is often considered the #1 herb in Ayurveda.
Organic Reishi Mushroom Fruitbody Extract – Ganoderma lucidum: The Queen of the mushrooms that builds jing while providing mental calm and focus. Rieshi “works on you” over months of daily consumption to help dispel bad habits. Our organic reishi is sustainabley grown on many different herbs (instead of logs) to increase its nutrient content and is triple extracted to attain a very high polysaccharide content.
Organic Reishi Mushroom Cracked-Cell Spores – Ganoderma lucidum: The spores of reishi are considered many times more immune system modulating than anything ever discovered.
Pine Pollen 10:1 Extract – Pinus massoniana: The stuff is magical. Pine pollen gently boost testosterone and help curb excessive estrogens in both men and women.
Organic Amla Berry Extract – Phyllanthus emblica: Rich in vitamin C and used in almost every Ayurvedic herbal formula as a well-rounding and bio-potentiating ingredient.
Organic Ashwagandha Extract – Withania somnifera: Sometimes called “Indian ginseng,” this supertonic root provides the immune system and long-burning energy support we’re looking for.
Organic Holy Basil Extract – Ocimum tenuiflorum: Also known as Tulsi, this is the ultimate vitality tonic in Ayurveda.
Organic Mangosteen Rind and Fruit Extract – Garcinia mangostana: The quintessential anti-inflamitory tropical superfood.
Organic Mucuna Extract – Mucuna pruriens: This bean pod contains a huge amount of neurotransmitter precursors, making it the happiness herb of the decade.
This concludes a breif introduction to the ingredients of Longevity in a Bottle.