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Organic Schisandra Powder


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The Schisandra Berry has been used in Chinese medicine for 100’s of years, with folklore claiming it can “calm the heart and quiet the spirit”. Listed as a top adaptogen, studies* suggest Schisandra is high in anti-oxidants, and may aid physical performance, fatigue, brain health, blood sugar and liver health, as well as being anti-microbial.
The bold, boosting and balancing berry.


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OVERVIEW

Schisandra is a berry that grows on a vine that is thought to grow in similar conditions to grapes, though its flavour very different, earning it the name the '5 flavour berry' due to its sour, bitter, sweet, spicy and salty taste. The Grove Schisandra is grown and processed Organically, certified by the USDA. We provide you the whole Organic berry powder with all the berry goodness, nothing missing — you get the very best it has to offer, with all the health benefits.
Schisandra has been used extensively throughout history in many cultures, most revered in Traditional Chinese Medicine for its ADAPTOGENIC capacity (helping the body adapt to stress, allowing for an increased tolerance to mental exhaustion, enhancing attention and mental endurance
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For 100's of years, Schisandra has been one of the most revered adaptogens in Chinese Medicine, the king of the crop if you like, said to be the “the herb that does it all", claiming that when taken for extended periods it helps promote; vitality, beautiful skin, cleanse the blood, aid memory, support organ function (specifically Kidneys, Lungs, Brain and Liver), as well as act as an aphrodisiac. Due to the afor mentioned 5 flavours Chinese Medicine classifies it as also containing the essence of the five energy elements (wood, fire, earth, metal and water), earning Schisandra a place among the high-classed Reishi, Goji and Ginsengs of the Chinese Medicinal arsenal.

Science is now supporting some of these claims, particularly in its capacity to aid the body in dealing with current day stressors of various kinds. Suggesting that Schisandra may aid everything from "schizophrenia in reduction of catatonia and negative symptoms, relief of fatigue, and amelioration of side effects from neurotropic and other sedating medications."
With polyphenolic and flavonoid compounds acting as anti-oxidants and the widely researched adaptogenic capacities of Schisandra, it makes it not just another Goji or Acai, this little berry is far more potent, with a potent 'sweet-sour' flavour to go with it.

Head over to the history tab for more about its origin, the science tab to delve into the research or the kitchen tab for some tasty recipes.

FUNCTIONS

Below are the subconscious bodily systems / functions that science has suggested may be nourished and supported, providing positive feelings.

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FEELINGS

Below are the positively impacted emotions / responses that science suggests we may consciously feel, supporting optimal performance.

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Research suggests*

Physical performance

Nootropic

Anti-oxidant

Anti-microbial

Anti-fatigue

Liver support

Anti-Inflammatory

Immune support


This product is not a miracle drug. The Grove products are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. For Full Disclaimer click here or the link in the website footer.

ACTIVE COMPOUNDS

Schisandra has been shown to contain the following active compounds:
  • schisandrol A,
  • schisandrin A,
  • 
schisandrin B,
  • polysaccharides, and
  • polyphenolic and flavonoid compounds (anti-oxidants).

NUTRITIONAL PANEL

Serving Size: 1-5g per Serve
Ingredients: Schisandra (Schisandra Chinensis) Berry Powder
 
  Per Serve (1g) Per 100g
Energy (kJ) 102.8kJ 1028kJ
Protien 0.11g 11g
Total Carbohydrate 0.45g 45g
- Sugars 0.0g 0g
- Fibre 0.14g 14g
Total Fat 0.02g 2g
- Saturated 0.01g 1g
Sodium 0.00mg 0mg

OUR SCHISANDRA

100% SCHISANDRA

NO Fillers

NO Additives

NO Preservatives

NON-GMO

Sugar Free

Dairy Free

Gluten Free

Vegetarian


This product is not a miracle drug. The Grove products are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. For Full Disclaimer click here or the link in the website footer.

HEALTH BENEFITS*

ANTI-OXIDANTS and ANTI-INFLAMMATORY
Studies suggest that Schisandra contains high levels of polyphenols and flavonoids which are anti-oxidants that have been suggested to be effective at free radical scavenging (7, 8, 14, 15).


Suggesting that anti-oxidants are potentially responsible for:
  • anti-aging,

  • anti-fatigue, and
  • anti-inflammatory, and
  • organ health (liver).

COGNITIVE and PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE
The adaptogenic properties of Schisandra work similarly to Eleuthero and have also been shown to potentially demonstrate protective actions within the brain but further studies are required.
In addition, it has been studied and suggested that Schisandra — again due to its adaptogenic properties — potentially exhibits the ability to increase mental and physical performance, in some instances, this can take effect within as little as 30 minutes of consumption and lasts for around 4-6hours, and even better, unlike other stimulants, Schisandra doesn't have addictive qualities, doesn't have a "come down", nor does it effect sleep.
Research surrounding the adaptogenic effects of various traditional medicines, have also suggested that Schisanrda may have a neuroprotective effects, and also those specific to aging related decline. (1, 3, 4, 13, 14)

HORMONES (Immune Support)
Schisandra has been studied regarding its effects glucose metabolism and strenuous exercise, which then put undue stress on immune function. It was found that Schisandra had the potential to reduce cortisol and blood glucose levels, which protected the adrenals, the balance of which plays an important role in supporting immune function.
Recent studies, as recent as 2016, have also found that Shisandra may have an anti-depressant like effect due to it's ability to regulate the adrenals. In another study it was suggested that schisandra was able to provide anti-depressant like effects by potentially mediating the modification of noradrenergic (noradrenaline: fight or flight response), dopaminergic (dopamine: feelings of pleasure), GABAergic (calming) and glutamatergic (learning and memory) systems. (16, 17)

FATIGUE
Due to it's adaptogenic activity, Schisandra has been suggested to have the ability to aid in treating fatigue by enabling the body to better handle stress through regulation. Scientific trials have documented that Schisandra and Eleuthero may potentially increase endurance and mental performance in patients who have mild fatigue and weakness, as the stress response in the body was being regulated. Also potential due to its capacity as an adaptogen. (1, 3, )

ORGANS (LIVER)
Studies have suggested that due to the potent anti-oxidative effects of Schisandra, it helps prevent the oxidation of lipids (fats) in the liver and so may help protect the liver from toxicity or disease. (2, 6, 7, 9)

ORGANS and BACTERIA (GUTT)
Research suggests that Schisandra's use as a treatment for Gastrointestinal issues may be warranted, due to its ability to increase the intestinal transit rate and so help alleviate such issues. (10)

SCIENTIFIC STUDIES*


THE MAGIC OF SCIENCE*

As with many things internet based, a lot of information is sourced by being copied and pasted, then some creative license is added, number made bigger or smaller depending, and boom you have a superfood or a superherb. We aim to collaborate with founded evidence and provide this evidence to you so that you can make up your own mind—we have not made assumptions when choosing products for you, but why take our word for it.
Opposite are the studies we've found that substantiate these claims.

We welcome constructive comments and dialects, encouraging you to send us a message via our contact page.


This product is not a miracle drug. The Grove products are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. For Full Disclaimer click here or the link in the website footer.

A SHORT HISTORY

Schisandra has been mentioned as far back as 2697 BC, when is was classified as a superior in Chinese Medicinal document "Yellow Emperor's Study in Inner Medicine". Historically consumed by Chinese royalty and by Daoist masters to preserve youth and mind, said to improve memory.
In the 40's and 50's Russian scientists had studied Schisandra chinensis both pharmacologically and clinically, leading it its initial recognition as an adaptogen in the early 1960s in the USSR with it now being listed in recent editions of the National Pharmacopoeia of the USSR and in the State Register of Drugs.
In recent years it has been gaining recognition in the western world due to its popularity in Chinese Medicine.

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LIFE OF SCHISANDRA

Schisandra senticosus is native to the North and North East of China as well as East Russia. It is a deciduous, woody, vine that likes some shade with moist, well-drained, humus-rich soil. It requires, moderate humidity and light and in temperate climates generally won't die back during the winter. It is thought that they may thrive in similar conditions to grape vines.
Schisandra produces clusters of little white flowers in the spring followed by edible red berries in the summer.

Schisandra is imported to make ensure its growing conditions are optimum for product potency.


Farming



The Schisandra fruit is organically grown in China. 
The fruit are harvested, selected and cleaned. 
They are then washed and organically disinfected.

Processing

The fruits are dried and crushed. 
The powder is then ground a second time to finer powder, sifted and bulk packed ready for transport. Once complete the powder is bulk packaged ready to send to The Grove HQ.

Importing

The product is then put on a ship and sails to Australia and arrives at The Grove HQ approximately 6 weeks later.

Packing

Once it arrives at The Grove HQ we carry out quality control checks and repackage it ready for you.


GET IN THE KITCHEN

Schisandra powder has a strong sharp slightly bitter / sweet flavour and can be added to smoothies, juices, soups, raw food treats and baked goods. We like to add Schisandra to our water with Camu Camu for a fresh citrus flavour.
See recipe feed below from our In The Kitchen blog that contain our Organic Schisandra powder.

OUR SCHISANDRA

100% SCHISANDRA

NO Fillers

NO Additives

NO Preservatives

NON-GMO

Sugar Free

Dairy Free

Gluten Free

Vegetarian

Paleo


This product is not a miracle drug. The Grove products are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. For Full Disclaimer click here or the link in the website footer.
  • Alt
    Thu, 01/05/2017 - 09:48 reply
    Excellent product and fast delivery.
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    Tim
    Sun, 03/26/2017 - 04:38 reply
    Shocked!! super fast delivery, great service (hand written note) amazing thx :)
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    Sun, 03/26/2017 - 04:39 reply
    great product fast shipper+++++

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