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SuperFeast Schizandra - the Beauty Berry for Skin and Ageing:
Celebrated around the world for thousands of years due to it's adaptogenic and anti-ageing powers, Schizandra is a simple and powerful addition to your daily health routine. Read on to find out more.
What you'll find here:
- A bit of background info on Schizandra & SuperFeast themselves
- What I love about this extract
- Best places to buy, including any discounts/sales we can track down for you
- My favourite recipes and serving suggestions
SuperFeast Schizandra Berry Review By Darcy - Bircher Bar Founder & Owner:
As with dried Schizandra Berry, the Superfeast powder extract also has a beautiful citrus style flavour with bitter and peppery after tones. I've put a couple of great recipes below but as per the SuperFeast recommendation, you can simply stir 1 tsp in a glass of warm water each morning for a simple 'tonic tea' (with a flavour much like a warm lemon water). This is is how I usually take it.
What I Like:
As a scientist myself, I like to see both anecdotal and scientific evidence when discussing the health and medicinal benefits of any product. Schizandra is one of the most important herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine AND is being recognised in many modern studies for its medicinal benefits as well. I also like that it's a great 'bang for your buck' supplement as aside from being widely recognised for it's skin, beauty and anti-aging benefits, it is also shown to have positive effects on lung health, nervous system, libido and many other areas (discussed in more detail below).
What I Think Could Be Improved:
Not so much an improvement but with quite a powerful peppery/citrus flavour - people seem to either love or hate the flavour. Personally, I love lemons so it's an easy one for me, if you're not so sold on sour, buy a small jar to start and see how you go.
WHERE TO BUY IT?
Click the big blue button at the top of this page to head directly to the SuperFeast website to make an order.
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Alternatively, you can search the 'stockists' section of their website to find your nearest local retailer too.
What is Schizandra?:
Schizandra berry (or Schisandra as it's also known) is the fruit from the plant Schisandra chinensis and is one of the top anti-ageing herbs of the Taoist tonic system. Called Wu Wei Zi ('Fruit of Five Flavours') in Chinese, Schizandra is extremely flavourful and incorporates the 5 major flavours (sour, salty, bitter, sweet and pungent).
According to traditional Chinese medicine, schizandra is unique in that it enters into all five major organs and 12 meridians, creating radiance from within. The legend of schizandra emerged when the Emperor, acting on a wise herbalists’ instructions, gave the berry to his concubines to help them maintain a youthful, radiant complexion!
Health Benefits of Schizandra:
While the ancient lore of this tonic herb is great, its incredible adaptogenic properties are only now being recognised by modern science (read here), who note its capacity to stabilise the nervous system, enhance brain function, improve coordination and boost the immune system.
What is Schizandra Good For?:
- Restoring the Yin Jing of the kidneys
- Liver cleansing
- Increasing circulation
- Lung health
- Libido improvement
- Preventing early aging
- Aiding resistance to general disease and stress
- Regulating blood sugar and blood pressure
As a powerful adaptogen, Schizandra is commonly used in the treatment of liver diseases (such as hepatitis) as it's known to stimulate enzymes that promote healthy liver cell growth and regeneration.
How to Take Schizandra:
Schizandra is an easy one to take - you can simply stir into hot water for a lemony tonic tea or step it up with these easy recipes below.
Schizandra Berry Tea:
For a quick and easy warming pot of schizandra tea, combine the following ingredients in a small teapot and let steep for 4 minutes before drinking.
- 2 cups of hot filtered water
- 1 tsp of Schizandra Powder
- 1/2 tsp of Astragalus Powder
- 1/4 tsp of Licorice Root Pieces
- 1 small piece of fresh ginger root - finely sliced
Schizandra Detox Lemonade:
Check out the recipe for a beautiful schizandra lemonade with Mason from SuperFeast in the video below:
Start with ¼ - ½ tsp daily. Stir into hot water or plant milk for an instant tonic tea. Works well in hot or cold drinks, broths and meals.
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