TOP 5 BENEFITS OF SCHISANDRA THAT WILL TRANSFORM YOUR BODY
Posted on March 27 2020
There are many supplements or ingredients that promise to boost performance and recovery. However, few are as effective as a class of compounds called ADAPTOGENS!!
Schisandra Chinensis is the EMPEROR of adaptogens and has been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine to boost chi (energy, virality, youthfulness and vigour).
Adaptogens are named after their ability to help you adapt to your current environment better and faster. In other words, if you’re doing cardio to burn fat, it will melt away quicker. If you’re lifting heavy stuff to build muscle, you’ll grow like a weed.
So, how does Schisandra elicit these benefits and what else can you expect from this magical berry?
SCHISANDRA FOR FAT LOSS
Schisandra is used traditionally to treat poor liver function and liver disease. Your liver is a very important organ in the fat burning process. The liver is responsible for turning fatty acids into ketones which can then be used by your brain and body for fuel.
If your liver function is sub-optimal you will not maximise fat burning or detoxification. In fact, it may be the one thing that brings your fat loss to a grinding halt. If toxins are not eliminated your body will create extra fat tissue to try and safely store them.
SCHISANDRA FOR PUMP (VASODILATION)
A pump is a term used to describe greater blood flow to your muscles. More blood means more nutrients and oxygen for performance, and better transportation of fats for energy. A pump is not just for show, it’s critical for the growth and development of muscle and the burning of body fat.
Schisandra increases an enzyme called endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS). eNOS is responsible for converting circulating Arginine into Nitric Oxide (NO2). NO2 relaxes the blood vessels and allows more blood to flow around your body, delivering more nutrients and removing more waste. 130mg of Schisandra has shown to increase blood flow by 9%.
Note: People with high blood pressure or heart conditions could benefit from Schisandra the most.
SCHISANDRA LOWERS CORTISOL
Cortisol is a crucial hormone that helps maintain the balance of energy and inflammation in the body. But like any hormone, when it gets out of balance we have a problem. Excessive cortisol has been connected to…
- Abdominal weight gain
- Muscle atrophy (loss)
- Increased stress
- Anxiety and depression
- Wired and tired
Schisandra supplemented to individuals after intense exercise at 120mg (10:1 Extract) saw a 200% decrease of cortisol post exercise. By lowering cortisol post workout and before bed you will recover faster, burn fat better and build muscle quicker.
SCHISANDRA FOR SEXUAL FUNCTION
Due to the strong relationship testosterone and other sex hormones have with cortisol, it’s no surprise that getting cortisol under control allows for better sexual function.
The natural increased release of sex hormones means better muscle recovery and growth, improved bone density, enhanced libido and lowered body fat.
SCHISANDRA FOR IMMUNE SUPPORT
Nothing sets back your progress and motivation like a cold or flu. Studies show that adaptogens like Schisandra help prevent and even reduce the symptoms of the common cold.
Schisandra is concentrated full of natural anti-oxidants which help prevent your cells from rapidly deteriorating and aging. This includes your immune system!
Schisandra Chinensis truly is a superfood.
If your goal is to feel, look and function better, then Schisandra should be in the top five supplements you consume every day.
Disclaimer: The above article is merely a guide and is in no way a recommendation or a treatment protocol for any health conditions or diseases. You should always consult with a qualified health care provider before changing your supplement, training or nutritional strategy. Supplementation should not be attempted by pregnant or breastfeeding women, anyone on prescription medication or children under the age of 15 unless advised by your qualified health care provider.