Astragalus 60 caps by Paradise Herbs

Astragalus is most well-known for its traditional use as an adaptogen and to protect and support the immune system. It is also used for colds and upper respiratory infections, normalizing blood pressure, supporting diabetes management, and protecting the liver. There is emerging evidence that Astragalus could be beneficial in supporting glaucoma treatment due to its ability to reduce intraocular pressure (see references) and its antioxidant activities.

  • Astragalus showed the ability to significantly lower eye pressure (IOP) in a study in Life Science Journal**
  • The extremely beneficial antioxidant effect of Astragalus in this glaucoma model may be equal to brimonidine, a standard glaucoma medication**
  • Traditionally used to support the liver which, in TCM, is linked to healthy vision
  • A popular Qi (life force energy) tonic in Traditional Chinese Medicine**
  • Supports energy, vitality and digestion in Traditional Chinese Medicine**
  • Immune system support and other benefits backed by modern research** (jump to more research)
  • Adaptogenic**
  • A Traditional Chinese herb
  • A dietary supplement
  • Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Highly reputable manufacturer (jump to more about Paradise)

Paradise Herbs Astragalus is a 12:1 concentrated extract of the highest quality nature has to offer. Using a 100% natural extraction method the true essence of the whole herb is captured, therefore retaining all of its active and synergistic constituents in a truly potent holistic full spectrum form, the way nature intended.**

Astragalus is a popular Qi tonic used to support energy, vitality and digestion. It supports immunity, strengthens metabolism and helps tone the entire body.**

Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands of years. Astragaus is called an adaptogen, meaning it helps the body overcome (or adapt to) various stresses, including physical, mental, or emotional stress.

Astragalus may help protect the body from diseases such as cancer and diabetes.

Astragalus contains antioxidants, which protect cells against damage. Astragalus is used to protect and support the immune system, preventing colds and upper respiratory infections, lowering blood pressure, treating diabetes, and protecting the liver.

Astragalus has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. People sometimes use it on the skin for wound care. In addition, studies have shown that astragalus has antiviral properties and stimulates the immune system, suggesting that it may help prevent colds.

In the United States, researchers have looked at astragalus as a possible treatment for people whose immune systems have been weakened by chemotherapy or radiation. In these studies, astragalus supplements seem to help people recover faster and live longer.

Recent research in China suggests that, because astragalus is an antioxidant, it may help people with severe forms of heart disease, relieving symptoms, lowering cholesterol levels, and improving heart function. At low-to-moderate doses, astragalus has few side effects. However, it does interact with a number of other herbs and prescription medications. Astragalus may also be a mild diuretic, meaning it helps rid the body of excess fluid.

Source:Astragalus | University of Maryland Medical Center

 

Astragalus full spectrum 

250 mg (equivalent to 3,000 mg whole root), 60 Vegetarian Capsules

Item Catalog Number: A727

Suggested Use

1 vegetarian capsule 1-3 times daily or as directed by a qualified health care professional.

Other Ingredients

Capsule (vegetable material).

100% vegetarian. No fillers, binders or common allergens.

250 mg 12:1 extract equivalent to 3,000 mg whole root. The Full Spectrum Astragalus root raw material extract we use is certified to naturally contain 4% isoflavones.

The Full Spectrum Astragalus root raw material extract we use is certified to naturally contain 4% isoflavones.

Naturally grown or ethically wild crafted without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides or preservatives.

Warnings

Keep in a cool dry place, out of the reach of children. This product is not intended to be used by pregnant or nursing women.

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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Vegetarian Capsule
Amount Per Vegetarian Capsule % Daily Value
Astragalus root extract 12:1 (equal to 3,000 mg whole root) 250 mg *
*Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients: Capsule (plant cellulose) Made without fillers or binders. Contains NO animal products, wheat, corn, soy, yeast, preservatives, artificial ingredients or common allergens. Non-gmo and naturally gluten


Suggested Use: 1 vegetarian capsule 1-2 times daily or as directed by a qualified health care professional.

Raw Material: Astragalus root extract 12:1 naturally containing a full spectrum of active and synergistic constituents including important polysaccharides and isoflavones and equal to 3,000 mg whole root.

Naturally grown or ethically wild crafted without chemical fertilizers/pesticides

**DISCLAIMER: Information on this page is not intended as a substitute for advice provided by a competent health care professional. You should not use this information in diagnosing or treating a health problem. No claim or opinion expressed on this web site is intended to be, nor should be construed to be, medical advice. If you are now taking any drugs, prescribed or not, or have a medical condition, please consult a competent physician who is aware of herb/drug interactions before taking any herbal supplements. The information presented herein has not been evaluated by the FDA or the Department of Health and is not intended to diagnose, prevent or treat any disease or illness.

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Life Science Journal Article

Abstract

Glaucoma is one of the world’s leading causes of blindness. Astragalus membranaceus is a well-known traditional Chinese herbal medicine widely used for a long time. The aim of our study is to evaluate the activity of lowering intraocular pressure through the use of Astragalus membranaceus extract ("Astragalus") in an experimental glaucoma model.

The rats used in the study were divided into six groups: one sham group, two positive control groups with topical brimonidine instillation and oral acetazolamide therapy, and three groups treated with Astragalus (low, medium and high dosage).

The antioxidant activity of Astragalus was accessible by MDA and GPx levels. The ability to lower intraocular pressure (IOP) signified the efficiency of treating glaucoma. The results revealed that Astragalus may decrease the MDA production and restore the GPx level in the periocular blood. This extremely beneficial [antioxidant] effect [of Astragalus] may be the same as that of brimonidine.

Furthermore, Astragalus also showed the ability to significantly lower IOP as is the case with brimonidine and acetazolamide.

Astragalus is a relatively safe Chinese herbal medicine with no observed side effects such as body-weight loss, or pathological change.

In conclusion, the extract of Astragalus membranaceus is beneficial in treating glaucoma during the development of progression of this disease due to its significant IOP and antioxidant activities .

[Chi-Ting Horng, Ming-Liang Tsai, Jeng-Chuan Shiang, Shang-Tao Chien, Chiang–Hsiang Lu, Tsung –Hsung Chang , Fu-An Chen.

Glaucoma Treatment with the Extract of Astragalus Membranaceus in Rats Experimental Model.

Life Science Journal.
2011;8(4):124-132]
(ISSN:1097-8135).
http://www.lifesciencesite.com.
Keywords: Astragalas membranaceus, Glaucoma

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More References

Chen KT, Su CH, Hsin LH, et al. Reducing fatigue of athletes following oral administration of huangqi jianzhong tang. Acta Pharmacol Sin. 2002;23(8):757-761.

Cheng Y, Tang K, Wu S, et al. Astragalus polysaccharides lowers plasma cholesterol through mechanisms distinct from statins. PLoS One. 2011; 6(11):e27437.

Duan P, Wang ZM. [Clinical study on effect of Astragalus in efficacy enhancing and toxicity reducing of chemotherapy in patients of malignant tumor]. Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi.2002;22(7):515-517.

Hao Y, Qiu QY, Wu J. [Effect of Astragalus polysaccharides in promoting neutrophil-vascular endothelial cell adhesion and expression of related adhesive molecules]. Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 2004;24(5):427-430.

Hei ZQ, Zhang JJ, Lin SQ, et al. [Effects of Astragalus membranaceus injection on nitric oxide and endothelin concentration of intestinal mucosa after hemorrhage shock-reperfusion in rats]. Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2004;29(5):444-447.

Kim SH, Lee SE, Oh H, et al. The radioprotective effects of bu-zhong-yi-qi-tang: a prescription of traditional Chinesemedicine astragalus. J Chin Med. 2002;30(1):127-137.

Li M, Wang W, Xue J, Gu Y, Lin S. Meta-analysis of the clinical value of Astragalus membranaceus in diabetic nephropathy. J Ethnopharmacol. 2011; 133(2):412-9.

Mao SP, Cheng KL, Zhou YF. [Modulatory effect of Astragalus membranaceus on Th1/Th2 cytokine in patients with herpes simplex keratitis]. Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 2004;24(2):121-123.

Matkovic Z, Zivkovic V, Korica M, et al. Efficacy and safety of Astragalus membranaceus in the treatment of patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis. Phytother Res. 2010;24:175-81.

Shao BM, Xu W, Dai H, et al. A study on the immune receptors for polysaccharides from the roots of Astragalus membranaceus, a Chinese medicinal herb. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2004;320(4):1103-1111.

Shi FS, Yang ZG, Di GP. [Effect of Astragalus saponin on vascular endothelial cell and its function in burn patients]. Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 2001;21(10):750-751.

Wang D, Zhuang Y, Tian Y, Thomas GN, Ying M, Tomlinson B. Study of the effects of total flavonoids of Astragalus on atherosclerosis formation and potential mechanisms. Oxid Med Cell Longrev. 2012; 2012:282383.

Yang QY, Lu S, Sun HR. Clinical effect of Astragalus granule of different dosages on quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure. Chin J Integr Med. 2011; 17(2):146-9.

Source: Astragalus | University of Maryland Medical Center

 

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About Paradise Herbs & Essentials®

FitEyes knows of no other reputable herbal manufacturer that matches Paradise Herb's full spectrum extraction method combined with raw ingredients of the highest quality and a capsule that is free of fillers and excipients. This is as close to perfection as we have found in a widely available herbal product. For this reason, Paradise Herbs is a feature FitEyes brand that we recommend and trust.

Paradise Herbs & Essentials® Inc. was established in 1994 by our founder and formulator and has been family owned and operated ever since. With a combined experience of over 26 years of training, experience and research in the natural health foods industry along with our founders extensive background in Chinese, Ayurvedic and Euro-Native American herbalism we have established ourselves as a company with big ideas and even higher standards. Our founder has received over ten years of apprentice hands-on training working directly under two Chinese medical doctors with a combined total experience of over sixty years in traditional Chinese medicine.*

At Paradise we know that the end product is only as good as your starting material. We obtain our herbs from special alliances we have built all over the world. Our herbs are grown where they are indigenous; either ethically and ecologically wild crafted or naturally cultivated without the use of any chemical fertilizers, pesticides or preservatives.*

For example: Our Ayurvedic herbs Turmeric, Ashwagandha and Holy Basil are from an isolated and pristine environment at the base of the Himalayans, or we obtain our Ginger from the Ecuadorian rain forest where it is ethically wild crafted. It is this total combination of factors: climate, soil, pristine and natural growing environment that produce the outstanding quality of all our herbs. But we don’t stop there.*

Our end product after extraction is a True Full Spectrum™ extract, although we measure standard marker compounds in most of our extracts we never fractionate or isolate. We believe in keeping all the synergistic components in the balanced ratios nature intended. We know that in many cases it is not evident which components are to be credited for the clinical effect, or if several components must act synergistically, therefore the whole root extract is always regarded as the active ingredient. It is a central philosophy of traditional herbalism to trust in the wisdom of nature to provide the most complete medicines for humans. Unlike the conventional Pharmaceutical Industry that has sought to isolate compounds to create new drugs, we believe the whole herb is the medicine and is supplying all the benefits. For example, studies have shown that a True Full Spectrum™ herbal extract of Panax Ginseng consistently outperforms an extract comprising only isolated ginsenosides. This illustrates that polysaccharides and other active constituents in Ginseng play an integral role in its clinical efficacy. Also, research analysis reveals a component in Panax Ginseng called panaxydol to inhibit cell cycle progression of human malignant tumor cells. We believe this is scientific proof for True Full Spectrum™ preparations as compared to fractionated isolates only containing the ginsenosides and possibly lacking some of the benefits.*

Our production facility is NSF certified to meet all cGMP requirements according to FDA standards. All operations are carefully documented, including in-process quality assurance checks. Equipment use/cleaning logbooks, and standard operating procedures are followed scrupulously to avoid any form of contamination or non-compliance.*

HEPA filters not only condition the air by removing moisture, they function at 95% efficiency down to 5 microns, eliminating microbial and cross-contamination. This system introduces clean air into the room creating a positive pressure which ensures that only the cleanest air contacts ingredients and finished goods.*

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Common fillers or flow agents like magnesium stearate, calcium stearate or stearic acid are hydrogenated oils (trans fats). Not only are these oils unhealthy, they coat the capsule ingredients with a layer of saturated fat hindering nutrient absorption. Some studies we have seen list this hindrance to be as high as 80%. Doing the math on this, that cuts down nutrient contents utilized to 20%, not very good to say the least.*

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