Boost your energy with Jiaogulan - NL-058
Feeling tired? Overworked and stressed out? Try Jiaogulan to relieve stress, anxiety and fatigue. Jiaogulan (scientific name Gynostemma Pentaphyllum) is a herb known to strengthen the immune system, fight fatigue and boost energy levels. Also known as the “Herb of Immortality”, Jiaogulan has been traditionally used as a rejuvenating tonic that invigorates and heals the body, improves quality of life, and prevents premature ageing.
Jiaogulan is an adaptogen, a unique class of natural substances that help the body cope with stress, and achieve internal balance. A well-balanced body can repair and heal itself and recover fast from disease, injury, infection and exhaustion.
Adaptogenic herbs have many interesting properties. These herbs are non-specific in action, great at increasing your body’s resistance to any kind of stress and safe with no side effects. The credit behind Jiaogulan health benefits goes to saponins, bio-active compounds with amazing adaptogenic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities.
How Jiaogulan helps boost energy and reduce fatigue?
One of the major reasons behind fatigue and poor energy levels is stress. Chronic stress eats up your energy, leaving you feeling drained and with symptoms such as extreme tiredness, sore muscles, muscle weakness and drowsiness. Lack of sleep also makes you feeling tired and drowsy during the day. Using Jiaogulan can boost your energy levels and get rid of fatigue and lethargy.
One of the most important ways it helps reduce fatigue is by helping the body deal with stress. It strengthens the function of the nervous system and endocrine (neuro-endocrine) system which calms nerves and reduces stress. It improves how you respond to stress and helps you sleep better. It also pumps up your immune system. With a reinforced immunity, nourished nervous system, and a balanced internal state, your body becomes much more equipped to recover from stress, fatigue and disease.
What makes Jiaogulan a very interesting herb is that it works on all the major organ systems. It also supports the circulatory system and improves heart functions, which means a healthy supply of oxygen and nutrients reach the tissues. Jiaogulan is a good source of bioactive compounds, vitamins, trace minerals, and polysaccharides that again helps in improving energy levels and stamina.
Jiaogulan is different from other antioxidants as it boosts the production of internal antioxidants, which improves your body’s natural capacity to neutralize free radicals that cause oxidative damage and inflammation in the tissues. Your body relies on two types of antioxidants, endogenous (those that are produced naturally by the body) and exogenous (those that are supplied from outside through food and supplements). When you age, your body becomes less efficient in producing these important endogenous antioxidants and that’s where Jiaogulan helps. It triggers the production of super antioxidants such as Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), Glutathione, and Catalase. This is one of the mechanisms how Jiaogulan supports healthy ageing, prevents chronic diseases with their roots in inflammation and improves your overall quality of life.
Other health benefits of Jiaogulan:
- Promotes heart health
- Helps in weight loss
- Removes toxins, supports liver function
- Controls cholesterol levels
- Lowers blood sugar levels
- Dai et al. Gynostemma pentaphyllum for dyslipidemia: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Front. Pharmacol. 2022
- Huyen et al. “Antidiabetic Effects of Add-On Gynostemma pentaphyllum Extract Therapy with Sulfonylureas in Type 2 Diabetic Patients,” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2012, Article ID 452313, 7 pages, 2012