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the health benefits of schisandra berry extract
Risun Bio-Tech Inc  Sep 12, 2016

The Health Benefits of Schisandra Berry Extract 

1. Lowers Inflammation

    Thanks to its high concentration of antioxidant compounds, schisandra helps fight free radical damage and lowers inflammatory 

responses — which are at the root of modern diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Free radicals threaten our health 

because they turn on and off certain genes, cause cellular and tissue damage, and speed up the aging process.

    Due to its ability to positively affect the immune system and fight inflammation, schisandra seems to help stall the development of 

atherosclerosis , balances blood sugar, prevents diabetes and bring the body into an optimal acid-base balance.

2. Supports Adrenal Function, Helping Us Deal with the Effects of Stress

    Known as an adaptogenic agent, schisandra helps balance hormones naturally and therefore improves our ability to deal with 

stressors, both physical and psychological. Adaptogenic herbs and superfoods have been used for thousands of years to naturally 

raise the body’s resistance to environmental stress, anxiety, toxin exposure, emotional trauma, mental fatigue and mental illnesses. 

Because schisandra helps nurture the adrenal glands and turns down an overproduction of “stress hormones” like cortisol, it’s linked

with better mental capabilities, physical endurance and metabolic health.

3. Improves Liver Function & Digestive Health

    Much of the anecdotal research on schisandra has focused on liver function, especially its effect on the production of various liver 

detoxifying enzymes. Its immune-boosting abilities are far-reaching because schisandra helps increase enzyme production, boosts 

antioxidant activity, and improves circulation, digestion and the ability to remove waste from the body. Because liver health is tied to 

stronger immunity, schisandra has been found to be protective against infections, indigestion and various gastrointestinal disorders.

    Dozens of studies done over the past 40 years demonstrate the efficiency of schisandra in cleansing the liver, healing pneumonia, 

preventing developmental problems in pregnant women, and reducing allergic reactions, acute gastrointestinal diseases, gastric 

hyper- and hypo-secretion, chronic gastritis, and stomach ulcers. Some small studies also show it’s helpful for treating chronic 

hepatitis, especially when used with other treatments. 

4. Protects the Skin

    Schisandra is a natural beauty tonic that’s capable of protecting the skin from wind, sun exposure, allergic reactions, dermatitis, 

environmental stress and toxin accumulation. Schisandra chinensis has been widely used to treat skin diseases due to its 

anti-inflammatory effects. While more formal research on the effects on shisadra on skin health are needed, one 2015 study using 

rats observed that schisandra extract inhibited ear swelling by lowering skin dermatitis, immune cell filtration and cytokine 

production, which are all markers of inflammatory skin disorders in humans. 

5. Improves Mental Performance

    One of the oldest uses for schisandra is promoting mental clarity and raising energy levels. Centuries ago in Russia, it was used by 

the Nanai people to promote stamina for hunters going on long voyages without much rest or nourishment. Practitioners of TCM 

have used schisandra to naturally improve mental capabilities and promote sharper concentration, increased motivation and better 


   One of the great thing about schisandra is that it doesn’t increase energy in similar ways to caffeine, by effecting the release of 

various stress hormones and altering blood sugar. As you probably know, caffeine use — especially caffeine overdose — can 

cause side effects like nervousness, restlessness and heart beat irregularities, but schisandra actually does the opposite. It essentially 

makes you feel calmer while also fighting off fatigue.

   Studies also show a link between schisandra use and protection against neurological and psychiatric disorders, including: neurosis,

depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, alcoholism and even Alzheimer’s. 

6. Helps with Healthy Sexual Function

    Research shows that schisandra is beneficial for fertility and hormonal health, helping promote a strong libido, preventing sexual 

dysfunction like impotence and positively affecting the reproductive organs, including the uterus. 

Because it positively impacts hormone production, including estrogen, it’s capable of helping with bone healing and forming bone 

mineral density. This is useful for preventing diseases like osteoporosis, which are common among older women as they experience 

changes in hormonal levels.