What is astragalus and what active ingredients does this plant contain
Astragalus belongs to the most famous medicinal plants of traditional Chinese medicine. There it has been used for thousands of years for the treatment of a variety of diseases and as a general tonic general tonic. Of the medicinal plant itself, it is primarily the root that is used. This is because it contains the highest content of biologically active ingredients (1). Astragalus belongs to the legume family and is native mainly to China, Korea, Mongolia, and Siberia. Astragalus root contains as active ingredients two groups of Polysaccharideswhich are known as astragalans and astraglucans respectively. In addition, two groups of triterpene saponinswhich are called astraglosides and isoastraglosides are known (2). The extract we use is characterized by a high standardized to a high content of 50% polysaccharides polysaccharides in order to always guarantee a consistent effect.
What are the health benefits of astragalus?
Astragalus is attributed a a wide range of positive effects on on health. These are said to range from a stimulating effect on the immune system (3) to a positive influence on the health of the cardiovascular system (4) to the detoxification organs of the body and the nervous system (5). range (5). In addition to this Astragalus is said to have pronounced antioxidant effects (6) and lower lower blood sugar levels (7), and improve improve insulin sensitivity (8). All these effects have been been investigated in the course of numerous studies and have been demonstrated in the subjects of various studies. One of these studies showed that the polysaccharides contained in astragalus activated the killer cells and the T-cells of the immune system and stimulates the antibody response, thus significantly improving immune function., thereby significantly improving immune function. Astragalus was thus able to strengthen the immune system of the subjects and reduce their susceptibility to infectious diseases (9). (9). However, the effects that astragalus has been shown to have on the immune system do not stop there. According to researchers, astragalus has what is known as an immunomodulatory effect. This regulated with the test subjects of a study an excessive immune reactionas is often observed in allergies, to a healthy level. As a result, said test subjects, who were suffering from asthma inflammatory reactions in the lungs and an increased formation of mucus in the respiratory tract, which occur in asthma, could be reduced (10).
Astragalus also possesses a whole range of potentially positive effects on the cardiovascular system. This starts with the fact that the saponins contained in the root of this medicinal plant improve the improve the contractility of the cardiac muscle, which which has been in the context of 17 (!) different Chinese studies could be proven. (11,12,13 etc.). The flavonoids contained in flavonoids contained in Astragalus could lower excessive blood pressure and at the same time and at the same time, by reducing the absorption of cholesterol in the digestive tract and increasing the breakdown of unhealthy LDL cholesterol by the liver, can cause a significant reduction in the levels of unhealthy LDL cholesterol and a reduction in triglyceride levels by over 45% each (14). Both can potentially lead to a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease (15). (15). In addition to this, astragalus has been shown by researchers to possess a pronounced antioxidant effectwhich may protect the body's cells and DNA from the damaging effects of free radicals. Excessive levels of free radicals are associated with the development of many diseases, including cancer, and accelerated aging of the body (16). (16). The antioxidant effects antioxidant effects of astragalus may also be responsible for the liver for the liver and kidney protective properties observed in a study of subjects (17). (17). Astragalus is also a effective adaptogenand has been shown in studies to help people cope better with stress and to reduce fatigue, exhaustion, and appetite. fatigue and loss of appetite (18,19). (18,19).
Considering all these effects, which were proven in different test groups, it becomes more than clear, why Astragalus has proven to be an effective remedy in traditional medicine for years. GN Laboratories delivers the active ingredients of the medicinal plant as usual in the highest quality. highest qualityso that their benefits can fully unfold. Astragalus by GN Laboratories - because in the end only results count.
Precautions and Warnings:
The active ingredients contained in Astragalus exhibit blood pressure and blood sugar lowering effects. People who take diabetes medication or blood pressure medication should therefore discuss the supplementation of astragalus in advance with their treating physician in order to rule out an undesirable excessive amplification of the effect of their medication. In addition, due to the strong immune-stimulating effect of astragalus, its use by people who take drugs to suppress the immune system after transplantation, as part of the treatment of autoimmune diseases or as part of cancer therapy should be clarified with the attending physician.