I developed this formula for myself. I wanted an adaptogenic formula that was not stimulatory or hot in nature. One that felt balanced and offered me both energy and a deep relaxation. I also wanted it to highlight some of my favorite adaptogenic herbs, including American Ginseng ( Panax quinquefolius), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), and Dang Shen (Codonopsis pilosula). I worked with our master formulator and our Elephant Mountain Ginseng Formula was developed.
Since starting and using this formula I have noticed three major changes. Firstly, my level of stress have decreased dramatically. Previously stressful situations have become re-framed and they no longer elicit the same stress response has they previously did. Secondly, more sustained energy throughout the day. Not a stimulated, immediate sense of energy, but the fuel to consistently and evenly burn as the day sees fit. Thirdly, and somewhat tied to the first, is a heightened overall sense of peace and oneness--just that feeling that washed over you that everything is good and OK.
Happily, our Elephant Mountain Ginseng Formula stands in stark contrast to many of the adaptogenic blends that exists and many of the "tonic" herbs that people use. An almost pathological fascination with highly stimulating herbs exists (perhaps it is pathogenic...). These offer a quick fix but usually and ultimately leave people feeling worn out in the long run. In particularly, I see people seriously depleted from using herbs like maca, goji berries, deer antler, Chinese ginseng, ant extract, and the list goes on. There is nothing inherently wrong with any of these herbs (and I use and we sell some of these), but they are all very stimulating and very hot. They can work like a band-aid for some time, but are fruitless in the long run. So, in stark contrast, this formula was developed to be tonifying to the Yin and Qi, to clear Heat and Dampness. It was developed to be relaxing and energizing, to reduce anxiety and enhance a sense of contentedness and peace. Our Elephant Mountain Ginseng Formula was developed to really showcase what the individual herbs have to offer.
I want to share this formula with you because I am exceptionally pleased and happy with it. The herbs that we have included are all 10:1 (ten times concentrations) hot water extracts. The herbs themselves are all either organically grown and produced or they are ethically and ecologically wild-harvested. The formula itself was developed by our Chinese herbalist formulator and is not simply a combination or blend of like sounding herbs.
The formula contains:
- American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)
- Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
- Chinese Ginseng (Panax ginseng)
- Dan Shen (Salviae Miltiorrhizae)
- Dang Shen (Codonopsis pilosula)
- Eleuthero, aka Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus)
- Ku Shen (Sophorae Flavescentis)
- Tienchi Ginseng (Panax notoginseng)
If you are interested in learning more and obtaining an in-depth discussion on the herbs and the formula (as well as purchase it for yourself), please Elephant Mountain Ginseng Formula in our store.
Like I said, I am extremely happy with this formula and how it has benefited me, and I am confident you will be as well.