Extra flexibility | Tendon/Ligament Strengthening
Eucommia bark (Eucommia ulmoides) helps to build healthy bones and a flexible skeleton with strong ligaments and tendons. E. bark primarily is used to heal tissues that are slow to mend after an injury or that have weakened through stress or age. E. Bark also treats lower back and leg pain, arthritis, stiffness, and knee problems including continual dislocation.
E. bark has been used in TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) for over 3,000 years. E. bark is strongly associated with the kidneys and liver. In Chinese medicine, the kidneys store jing. Jing is an essential life source and related to whole body growth and development, as well as healthy sexual and reproductive functioning.
In addition to healing tendons, tissues, and ligaments, E. bark has two distinct significant functions. Pregnant women use E. bark to calm the fetus, prevent miscarriage and soothe the uterus.
We highly recommend those that are in sports, yoga or perform high-intensity workouts to consume E. bark. It allows the body to bend and or flex at greater lengths without isometric strain or overstretching the ligaments.
Benefits the Hypothalamus (Brain)
Eucommia ulmoides Oliv. Bark (EUE) is commonly used for the treatment of hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, lumbago, and ischialgia as well as to promote longevity. In this study, we tested the effects of E. bark aqueous extract in graded doses to protect and enhance cognition in scopolamine-induced learning and memory impairments in mice. E. bark significantly improved the impairment of short-term or working memory induced by scopolamine in the Y-maze and significantly reversed learning and memory deficits in mice as measured by the passive avoidance and Morris water maze tests. One day after the last trial session of the Morris water maze test (probe trial session), E. bark dramatically increased the latency time in the target quadrant in a dose-dependent manner. Furthermore, E. bark significantly inhibited acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and thiobarbituric acid reactive substance (TBARS) activities in the hippocampus and frontal cortex in a dose-dependent manner. E. bark also markedly increased brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and phosphorylation of cAMP element binding protein (CREB) in the hippocampus of scopolamine-induced mice. Based on these findings, we suggest that E. bark may be useful for the treatment of cognitive deficits and that the beneficial effects of Eucommia are mediated, in part, by cholinergic signaling enhancement and protection.
In the late 1990’s Japanese researchers became interested in E. bark. In 2000, researchers at Nihon University in Chiba, Japan, published two studies showing that both the leaves and the bark of E. bark contained a compound that encourages the development of collagen in rats. Collagen is an essential part of connective tissues such as tendons and ligaments.
In modern Japan, E. bark is also believed to help with weight loss by reducing the urge to eat. For this reason, in the late 1990’s E. bark became an increasingly popular herb there.
Strengthens spinal cord
Beneficial for fatty liver
Enhances the hypothalamus
Ingredients: Wild harvested Eucommia
Parts Used: Bark
2 ounces of powder and or 60 vegetable capsules.
The gel caps we use are Vegicaps (vegetable) and are all-natural. No Animal By-Products, Starch Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Preservative Free, Ethylene Oxide and Sulfite FREE!
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