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Ron Teeguarden's Super Pill is a special kind of formulation. It is composed entirely of super tonics, the elite tonic herbs in the world. Each of the herbs in this remarkable formulation are "King Herbs," herbs that typically are the lead herb in major formulations. They all have huge reputations for promoting radiant health, longevity and wisdom. It is possible to purchase each of these herbs individually, but by purchasing and consuming this one product, you are assuring yourself of consuming four of the most special health promoting herbs ever known to mankind.
The Herbs in Ron Teeguarden's Super Pill
Gynostemma is popularly believed in Asia to be an anti-aging, longevity herb. Gynostemma is generally reinforcing to overall health, has a strong anti-fatigue effect. It is also used throughout the Orient as a virtual "cure-all." Gynostemma is a major adaptogenic herb, in the same league as Panax Ginseng, Siberian Ginseng, Reishi, Schizandra and Astragalus.
In China, Gynostemma is widely believed to reduce oxygen deficiency at high altitudes, to improve digestion, to strengthen the mind, and to improve sex functions. It is also believed to help calm the nerves and to ease pain.
The ultimate greatness of Gynostemma lies in its broad spectrum adaptogenic quality. It has double-direction activity in many areas. It has the ability to bring balance to the body under a wide range of stressful circumstances. Constant consumption of Gynostemma tends to have a highly protective quality because it strengthens the adaptive capacity of the person at every level of their life. The chemical constituents responsible for the adaptogenic characteristic of Gynostemma are saponins called gypenosides.
Gynostemma contains more than eighty different gypenosides. This is the broadest range of saponins in one plant in nature. Ginseng, for example has about thirty-six saponins (ginsenosides) and Astragalus has about thirty-two saponins (astragalosides). These gypenosides are very similar to that of Ginseng and to the eleutherosides of Siberian Ginseng. In fact, four of Gynostemma’s saponins are precisely the same chemical structure as the saponins found in Ginseng and eleven more are almost identical. The similarities are so close and so extensive that Gynostemma is now called “Southern Ginseng.” To the local people who grow it and consume it, it is simply called “Magical Grass.”
Studies indicate that Gynostemma has a double-direction, regulating, and adaptogenic influence of the central nervous system. It is calming when one is overexcited and stimulating when one is depressed. Japanese studies have shown that Gynostemma is clinically useful in a number of mental and neurological conditions, including simple depression, anxiety and schizophrenia.
Though Gynostemma is regarded as a tonic herb, it is already perceived by many Asian people to be a “cure all.” In China, Gynostemma is being used to treat inflammation, stop cough, as an expectorant to remove sputum, to treat chronic bronchitis, and much more in actual clinical practice in Asia.
What is more important, Gynostemma does not cause any side effects and can be taken orally for a long time.
The Gynostemma Extract used in Ron Teeguarden's Super Pill contains 60% gypenosides. This is much more potent than normal extracts, which typically contain approximately 10% gypenosides.
Lycium (Goji) Fruit
This delicious fruit is very widely used as an excellent Yin Jing and blood tonic. Regular consumption of Lycium is traditionally believed to lead to a long and happy life. It is said that prolonged consumption of Lycium will promote cheerfulness and vitality. Lycium is also said to brighten the eyes and improve vision. It is said that Lycium strengthens the legs and enhances sexual function. Lycium fruit contains polysaccharides that have been demonstrated to strongly fortify the immune system. Lycium is also very rich in a vitamin C precursor that converts to vitamin C in the blood stream, and in B vitamins. Furthermore, it is the richest source of carotenoids, including beta carotene, of all known plants on earth and is thus a powerful antioxidant.
Fructus Lycii, the dried fruit of Lycium barbarum is one of the most commonly prescribed Yin-modulators used in Chinese herbalism. In Asia and wherever Chinese herbalism is practiced, this herb/superfood is used as a tonic, and is widely used specifically for the treatment of general debility with a deficiency of vital essence. It replenishes the Yin component and blood elements, improves eyesight, lumbago, impotence vertigo and other symptoms of Yin deficiency of the Kidney and Liver energy channels. In traditional Chinese medicine, it has been documented extensively as a favorite ingredient in recipes for elderly people. This herb contains simple sugars, polysaccharides, betaine, zeaxanthin and physalein.
Various human studies have shown the oral administration of goji (lycium fruit either as an extract or as dried fruit) to in have improved their immune functions, raised the serum levels of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and hemoglobin but lowered the level of lipid peroxides as well as reduced senility symptoms. Traditional medicinal preparations for sick persons and the elderly usually contain it as one of the ingredients.
Goji berries contain an abundance of health-promoting constituents including: Lycium polysaccharides, 18 amino acids, 6 essential fatty acids, vitamins B1, B2, B6, E (not commonly found in fruit), more beta carotene than carrots, as much vitamin C as contained in lemons or oranges, and more than twenty trace minerals including calcium, organic germanium, selenium, zinc, phosphorus, and iron.
High-grade, fresh Chinese goji is extremely rich in beta-carotene (some researchers estimate that it has the highest content of beta-carotene among all foods on earth). Beta-carotene can be transformed into vitamin A under the influence of human liver enzymes. Therefore, vitamin A ultimately plays a major influence in Lycium’s actions. Lycium’s function on the eyes is related to this factor. Lycium’s vitamin B1 and B2 contents are significant and the vitamin C content of freeze-dried Lycium has been measured to be 73 mg / 100 grams. Goji berries appear to help support our health in many ways. They possess powerful immune-supporting phytochemicals. Goji berry and its extracts have been shown to neutralize free radicals and to protect DNA. Evidence indicates that goji berries are likely to protect our nervous system (including our brain) and our sexual organs from damage due to stress, temperature variations and free radicals.
Convincing evidence supports the traditional notion that consuming goji berries regularly can help support cardiovascular health, protect the pancreas and liver, enhance immunity, support eye health, increase libido and fertility and improve mood.
The fruit also contains beta-sitosterol (an anti-inflammatory agent), linoleic acid (a fatty acid), sesquiterpenoids (cyperone, solavetivone), tetraterpenoids (zeaxanthin, physalin), and betaine.
Reishi mushroom is arguably the most revered herbal substance in Asia, certainly ranking with ginseng as the elite substance for the attainment of radiant health, longevity and spiritual attainment. It has maintained that position for at least 2000 years, and its reputation and value are only increasing. Since Reishi has been known to have many functions, it has been the subject of a great deal of research in recent years. It is absolutely safe, being non-toxic.
Reishi has traditionally been used as an anti-aging herb and has been used for many diseases and disorders as well. Taoists have continuously claimed that Reishi promotes calmness, centeredness, balance, inner awareness and inner strength. They have used it to improve meditative practices and to protect the body, mind and spirit so that the adept could attain both a long and healthy life and spiritual immortality.
Reishi is now used as a general tonic to help develop energy, to improve digestion and to improve sleep. Reishi is a profound immune potentiator. It has been found to significantly improve the functioning of the immune system whether the immune system is deficient or excessive. In this sense, it is an immune "modulator"---that is, it helps to modulate, or regulate, and fine tune the immune system. Our immune system is a virtually miraculous network of activities designed over millions of years to protect us from viruses, bacteria, parasites, molds, dust, pollen and malignant cells. It is the responsibility of the immune system to detect the intrusion, or invasion, of these entities and to mount a defense in order to eliminate them. A healthy immune system is capable of resisting most such intruders and a very hardy system may be able to resist invasions that many other people's systems cannot. If the immune system is weakened or malfunctioning, the invading microbes can easily establish a foothold in our body and disease sets in. Antibiotics can often be used to stop the invasion at this time, but chronic use of antibiotics further weakens the immune response. Furthermore, antibiotics are useless against viruses, pollens and most parasites. They are certainly useless against malignant (cancerous) cells generated in our own bodies. It is much better to resist the invasion from within with a fully fortified immune system and not become ill in the first place. This is where herbs like Reishi our now attracting the attention of scientists and consumers alike.
Chemical constituents known as polysaccharides play an important role in attacking cancerous cells, but not healthy ones, while simultaneously strengthening the body's overall immune functions. The polysaccharides appear to help the body attack microbial invaders such as viruses, bacteria and yeast. Reishi does not just "stimulate" the immune system. It regulates it. And that is what makes Reishi so precious. If the immune system is excessive, as is the case with auto-immune diseases and allergies, Reishi can have significant positive influence. A group of chemicals known as the ganoderic acids help fight auto-immune diseases such as allergies. Ganoderic acids inhibit histamine release, improve oxygen utilization and improve liver functions. Ganoderic acids are also potent antioxidant free-radical scavengers.
Reishi is widely used in Asia to improve the cardiovascular system. It helps lower HDL (the "bad" cholesterol) and reduce excess fatty acids. It has been found to prevent and treat hardening of the arteries, angina and shortness of breath associated with coronary heart disease.
It has been demonstrated that Reishi can help reduce the side-effects of many kinds of chemotherapy and radiation treatment and simultaneously contribute to the rebuilding of the immune system – an essential part of the recovery from cancer. Reishi stimulates the production of interferon and interleukins I and II, all being potent natural anti-cancer substances produced in our own bodies.
It has also been approved in Japan and China for the treatment of myasthenia gravis, a serious auto-immune disease. Besides that, it is commonly prescribed by MD’s in Japan for chronic bronchitis, memory loss, insomnia, hyperlipidemia and a whole range of degenerative diseases of the elderly, including disorders associated with senility.
Reishi is a superb anti-stress herb. Throughout history it has been used to bring balance into the lives of people who needed help in this department, and that means most everyone. Deep in antiquity, it was routinely used by mountain hermits, monks, Daoist adepts and spiritual seekers throughout Asia because it was believed to help calm the mind, ease tension, strengthen the nerves, strengthen memory, sharpen concentration, improve focus, build will power and, as a result, help build wisdom. That is why it was called the "Mushroom of Spiritual Potency" by these seekers. The people of Asia have never lost their faith in Reishi. They believe more than ever in Reishi's power to improve the quality of life by improving the inner life of a human being. All the scientific validation only explains the physical nature of Reishi, but it is the profound ability of Reishi to improve one's life on every plane that makes it so miraculous. Reishi is indeed calming and centering. Everyone who takes Reishi notices the peacefulness that seems to accompany its use. Many people are able to stop using chemical drugs. And Reishi seems to be cumulative, gradually strengthening the nerves and actually changing how we perceive life.
This product is made from 100% Duanwood, which studies have shown is the most powerful Reishi in the world from a pharmacological perspective. It is extremely rich in all of the components that make Reishi great in the first place. Duanwood Reishi is far more powerful than common hot house Reishi and Reishi mycelium, the most common sources of raw materials on the American market.
Duanwood Reishi is a substance that builds health on all levels. But high quality Duanwood Reishi is among the rarest of jewels in nature. Life itself is based on the ability to adapt to the stresses, the attacks, the challenges that come our way every day. Duanwood Reishi seems to provide an incredible resource of the full range of energies we need to meet these challenges. Duanwood Reishi is indeed "the great protector," protecting us on every level – physically, immunologically, mentally, spiritually. It helps us adapt to the world and provides additional power for us to achieve a superior level of life. When we are so protected and so provided for, we can achieve things that otherwise would be impossible. That is why Duanwood Reishi has been called the "herb of good fortune."
Tibetan Rhodiola sacra is an exciting herb, only recently available outside of Tibet. It is a rare herbal substance because it grows in one of the harshest environments in the world. In the Orient, Rhodiola sacra is called “Plateau Ginseng,” and as the species name “sacra” indicates, the Tibetans consider Rhodiola sacra to be a sacred herb. It has been used by the Tibetan people as a powerful adaptogenic vitalizer and as a substantial medicinal agent since the beginning of Tibetan civilization. Rhodiola sacra has also been prized by the Chinese and was very positively reviewed in the very first Chinese herbal classic over two thousand years ago. It was regarded by the author of that classic text, Shen Nong, as a life-prolonging, wisdom enhancing “superior herb.” However, the rarity of Rhodiola sacra has prevented it from becoming a well-known commodity outside of Asia.
According to Tibetans, Tibetan Rhodiola sacra may be used as a tonic, in which case it strongly increases vitality. It is good for strengthening the body and mind, resisting fatigue, resisting a lack of oxygen and excessive radiation (including solar radiation), and for prolonging life. It is especially well known for increasing the intelligence of those who consume it regularly. Rhodiola sacra has the action of “supporting and strengthening the human body” and the immune potentiating effects of Rhodiola sacra are, according to some researchers, stronger than those Ginseng (a VERY potent immune potentiator). Rhodiola sacra has a notable restorative effect if one consumes a preparation while the tired body is recovering or is failing to recover from strong or excessive exertion. Tibetan Rhodiola sacra is now being distributed and consumed in China and Japan. According to the Chinese Ministry of Health, Rhodiola sacra has the following functions:
It has the action of supporting and strengthening the human body and intelligence, and prolonging life.
It has double-direction adjusting effects on the nervous and endocrine systems.
It is good for resisting fatigue, lack of oxygen and radiation, and it can improve a person’s memory, power of concentration and work-efficiency.
Consumption of a small amount of Tibetan Rhodiola sacra extract significantly improves a person’s capacity to absorb and utilize oxygen. This is a major key to the incredible benefits associated with this herb. When you consume Tibetan Rhodiola sacra, it is the same as inhaling pure oxygen.
Tibetan Rhodiola sacra is a superior tonic for those who work from behind a desk or at a computer terminal for long periods of time. It is a powerful brain tonic and alertness enhancer. People who consume Rhodiola sacra find that they can work for much longer without losing their ability to concentrate and create. It is a superb herb for writers, executives, lawyers, etc.
Tibetan Rhodiola sacra is especially beneficial to those who live under stressful conditions. It has been proven that Rhodiola sacra reduces the body’s stress response, and thus protects against the physical side effects of chronic or acute stress. It protects from the damaging effects of mental stress as well. All this is due to its powerful adaptogenic activity. People stay focused and suffer far less from fatigue even under severe stress. Rhodiola sacra is the ideal herbal supplement for the modern world.
This incredible herb has long been used by the Tibetan monks to enhance their spiritual power, the power of concentration and physical endurance. It has undoubtedly played a major role in the development of Tibetan culture. It is a superb herb to take before meditation, since it improves respiration and clears the mind and promotes focused mental states. Tibetan Rhodiola sacra gained its name because it is considered a sacred herb in Tibet and Bhutan.
Evidence has shown that Tibetan Rhodiola sacra is in many ways more powerful than Ginseng, and, for that matter, every other adaptogenic herb in the world. It is a superb herb for people who work very hard physically. Rhodiola sacra has been shown to improve physical endurance. It has been shown to be a superb tonic and energizer for those into physical fitness and for athletes, including extreme athletes.
Rhodiola sacra has been found to be extremely beneficial to the cardiovascular system, and is used in China and Tibet to prevent heart disease, the number one cause of death in the United States.*
Rhodiola sacra is also a powerful immune modulator, building the immune system into a well tuned fighting machine.
Tibetan Rhodiola sacra also is being used as a powerful and safe antidepressant.* It is believed to be more powerful than St. Johns Wort, currently the world’s number one selling natural antidepressant substance.
Rhodiola sacra has been found to be stimulating to the appetites and strengthening for weakened individuals and for those recovering from illness and surgery. However, it may be used by people of excessive weight to help in losing fat because it increases respiratory power and thus can act as a thermogenic agent. By providing increased oxygen and increased energy, Rhodiola sacra improves the ability to lose weight through exercise. Rhodiola sacra is the perfect herb for those who want to gain muscle and lose fat.
Rhodiola sacra is rich in the primary active ingredient, salidroside. However, it is important to know that this single active agent is not the sole active agent in Rhodiola sacra, and that Dragon Herbs’ Diamond Mind is extracted so that the full range of phytochemicals are fully extracted. This is a full potency herbal extract. It is effective in very small quantities and its effects are felt by many people almost immediately.
Rhodiola sacra is a non-toxic herbal nutrient. Safety studies, as well as 2000 years of experience, indicate conclusively that Rhodiola sacra is extremely safe, having no side effects in humans when taken even at high doses. Numerous studies have been presented to the Chinese Ministry of Public Health, which has reached the following evaluation: “Tibetan Rhodiola sacra has no poison, no sub-slow poison and does not cause any sudden change and deformity.”
Rhodiola sacra, and several other very closely related species of Rhodiola (which may be used interchangeably with Rhodiola sacra) grows on the Himalayas at more than 14,700 feet above sea level, under extremely adverse conditions. The region in which Rhodiola sacra grows is extremely barren due to the extreme climatic conditions of the Tibetan alpines. This is considered to be one of the harshest environments on earth, with dry air, insufficient oxygen, strong ultraviolet radiation and a huge day-and-night temperature variance (often as much 60 degrees Centigrade or more). Rhodiola sacra, which belong in to the Crassulaceae family, is a sub-shrub plant with a succulent stem. Its adaptability to the harsh environmental circumstances and its vitality are seldom found in any other plants.
Rhodiola sacra’s root and stem are mainly used as a precious tonic. The major effective contents are salidroside (C14H20O9), tyrosot (C8H10O2), p-sitosterol, ethyl gallate, gallic acid, flavones, phenol compounds, 35 kinds of biologically active trace elements (e.g., Fe, Al, Zn, Ag, Co, Cd, Ti, Mo, Mn, etc.), as well as a complex volatile oil. Tibetan Rhodiola also contains 18 amino acids which are needed by the human body, 7 of which are "essential" (cannot be produced by the body). Such a spectrum of bio-nutrients is seldom seen in any other natural plant.
Salidroside, tyrosot and sitosterol mainly enhance the resistance of the human body for adapting to stressful conditions and adjust physiological functions for restoration. It has double-direction adjusting effects on the nervous system and endocrine system, and possesses many kinds of physiologically active components which studies have shown have anticarcinogenic, antiviral, and antimicrobial activity in in vitro and animal studies*.
The people of Tibet knew over a thousands years ago that by decocting Rhodiola sacra with water or extracting it in alcohol, it can be drunk to overcome fatigue from heavy physical labor and to help increase the vitality necessary for completing extraordinary physical tasks. The benefits of Rhodiola sacra were recorded in the Jingzhu Materia Medica (the Tibetan Medicine Documents). According to that ancient Tibetan medical classic, Rhodiola sacra is nourishing to the lungs and respiratory functions, it is antipyretic, and vitalizing. It was said by “Supernatural Peasant’s (Shen Nong’s) Materia Medica Classic” that “Rhodiola sacra will make the body light and relaxed, and will make the eyes bright.”
According to a large numbers of pharmacological experiments and clinical reports, weak and sick men and women can be helped in building up their strength, intelligence and efficiency of working or exercising power by taking a Rhodiola sacra product frequently. A healthy man or woman can noticeably raise his or her memory and power of concentration. Rhodiola sacra has also been used for stimulating the mental energy and working efficiency of those who work primarily with their brains.
It can be used for relieving internal heat and for detoxification. It is used for invigorating blood circulation and stopping bleeding. With respect to gynecology, it has a beneficial effect on women’s consumptive disorders, and abnormal menstruation, either excessive or deficient.
Traditionally it is believed to have a remarkable curative effect on neurosis and asthenia resulting from various causes.* Therefore, it plays a very important role in military medicine, space medicine and sports medicine. Tibetan researchers have been studying Tibetan Rhodiola sacra with great interest in the last twenty years, and have conducted experiments for toxicology and physicochemical and pharmacological analyses, together with various large hospitals, including the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, the Chinese Ministry of Space, the Chinese Military Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing Medical and Scientific University, Qinghua University, Chinese Preventive Medical and Scientific College, and the Capital Academy of Medical Sciences. As a result, a large body of supportive research is confirming the benefits of Tibetan Rhodiola sacra, and new functions are being discovered.
Rhodiola crenulata, a very close relative of Rhodiola sacra, is used interchangeably with Rhodiola sacra in both Tibet and China. They are pharmacologically very similar and are indistinguishable clinically. In Bhutan, they are regarded as the same herb, though their flower is a different color. They are merely considered different varieties of Tibetan Rhodiola.
Tibetan Rhodiola is a health treasure presented by Tibet and Bhutan to the whole world, and by Ron Teeguarden’s Dragon Herbs to you.
Tonifies all three treasures (Jing, Qi and Shen). Protects all the systems and promotes longevity
Who can use it? Anyone
Specifications: 100 Capsules 500 mg each
Duanwood Reishi fruiting body, Lycium fruit, Gynostemma leaf, Tibetan Rhodiola root, Gynostemma leaf saponins, Lycium barbarum fruit polysaccharides
Other Ingredients: Vegetarian capsules (Pullulan caps 100% natural, water-soluble polysaccharide produced through a fermentation process; vegetable origin; non-GMO; no starch, preservative or chemical modifications; gluten free.), 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.”