Cistanche tubulosa is a superior anti-aging food and strong sexual rejuvenator. In Chinese medicine, this well balanced restorative Yang tonic is used as a premier tonic to nourish Kidney, Jing, Essence, and Blood. Clinically validated as an aphrodisiac and in doubling testosterone production in in vivo testing, it also has strong age reversing effects on the skin and brain. It is tonic and adaptogenic, with pro-androgenic and longevity properties. It has also been shown to prevent lipid peroxidation, which is the oxidative degradation of lipids by free-radicals. Furthermore, Cistanche has been shown to reverse sun damage and enrich and replenish energy.
This is an ideal herb for those looking for a tonic adaptogen to help with immune system support and anti-aging, boasting the same chemicals as echinacea, but with added longevity properties.
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"[RAW] Forest Food products are top notch in quality. I can't recommend them enough. You will absolutely feel the effects, no placebo. I also like knowing their products are unadulterated, and organic, when possible." — Udo
"I've bought from a lot of different suppliers over the years, and in my opinion, [RAW] Forest [Foods] does a great job in providing high-quality products. I've been very pleased with the quality and results of the Cistanche. Like all your products, it smells, tastes and looks fresh, and the effects are potent. Great stuff, keep up the good work! And if you've never tried Cistanche, you should give it a shot. If it's good enough for Genghis Khan, it's good enough for you." — Jim
Cistanche Extract May Support
- Anti-aging and antioxidant properties;
- Improvement of brain function;
- Strong aphrodisiac and sexual health restoration;
- Significantly increases testosterone production;
- Increases vasodilation;
- Immune system modulator;
- Anti-fatigue properties and metabolism correction;
- Skin quality rejuvenation;
- Anti-oxidant properties 15 times greater than resveratrol;
- Strengthen bowel movements;
- Promote healthy circulation and circulatory system;
- Nutrition and nourishment;
- Increase strength and athletic performance.*
Cistanche Extract Key Benefits
Our Lost Desert Oasis Cistanche tubulosa Extract is crafted with select-harvested Cistanche. In Chinese herbal medicine, Cistanche is considered a potent, well balanced Yang tonic. Research into Cistanche tubulosa has shown it to contain high levels of Echinacoside, which is present in Echinacea, Acteoside, and Kankanoside. The main emphasis in the clinical application of Cistanche extract is to scientifically validate the folk use of the plant as a potent anti-aging tonic and a strong yang tonic.
Research has focused on several broad areas: anti-aging and antioxidant properties, improvement of brain function, aphrodisiac properties, immune system restoration, anti-fatigue and metabolism, and skin quality rejuvenation.
Cistanche tubulosa is known as a rare Panax ginseng found in the Hotan region, an oasis in the Takla Makan Desert, in the sparsely populated Hsinchiang Uighur Autonomous region of northwestern China, southern Russia, and southern Mongolia. The extreme desert conditions of the Takla Makan Desert produce the perfect environment for a perfect Yang Tonic to grow in. It thrives with beautiful, vibrant flowers in an otherwise hostile environment, which prepares us to similarly thrive in an increasingly hostile world. The Hotan region has one of the four longest life expectancies in the world. This is the area where Cistanche tubulosa grows. The percentage of elderly people that live to be over 100 years old in this region is the highest in all of China, over three times that of Okinawa Prefecture in Japan, which is famous for its peoples' longevity. Per 100,000 people, Okinawa has 51 people aged over 100 and Hotan has 183 such people. People of the Hotan region consume Cistanche tubulosa daily and this habit is believed to be the key to peoples' longevity in the region.
Cistanche Tubulosa Extract
½ tsp, taken twice daily or as directed, preferably on an empty stomach. Recommended, once in the morning and in the evening.
Our favorite way to consume this product is by combining it with 4-6 ounces of warm or hot water on an empty stomach.
A cool, dry place, away from sunlight and moisture.
Herb cycling schedules can be beneficial when healing. If you prefer to rotate your pro-androgenic and tonic herbs, we suggest a schedule of five days on, and two days off, or four weeks on and one week off.
Before starting any new medicinal herbs or nutritional supplements (from our company or otherwise), customers should consult with their qualified healthcare practitioner. This not because we question the safety of our products, but because we believe in the strength of our products and that plants have a medicinal, therapeutic potential.
This product is not for use by those under the age of 18, who are pregnant or nursing, or who are allergic or adverse to any of the ingredients contained within.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please view our full Terms and Conditions.
(2E,6R)-8-Hydroxy-2,6-dimethyl-2-octenoic Acid, a Novel Anti-osteoporotic Monoterpene, Isolated from Cistanche salsa;
Cistanche deserticola decoction alleviates the testicular toxicity induced by hydroxyurea in male mice;
Phenylethanoid oligoglycosides and acylated oligosugars with vasorelaxant activity from Cistanche tubulosa;
Protective Effects of Echinacoside, One of the Phenylethanoid Glycosides, on H2 O2-Induced Cytotoxicity in PC12 Cells;
Studies on chemical constituents of Cistanche tubulosa (Schenk) R. Wight;
Testosterone generating and metabolizing enhancer (patent);
The Hypocholesterolemic Effects of Cistanche tubulosa Extract, a Chinese Traditional Crude Medicine, in Mice.
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Works well at expanding blood vessels and increasing blood flow. I can tell big difference whenever I run out. Wish RFF would offer in larger quantities. Taking 1/2 teaspoon twice daily.
I have been using this product for 2 weeks and immediately noticed on day 1 that it is high quality. I take this before my morning workout and it gives I have been using this product for two weeks just before my morning workout. I feel a burst of energy and I have more stamina. I am prone to kidney stones, but with use of this product which is a kidney tonic so far so good.
Raw Forest Food products are top notch in quality. I can't recommend them enough. You will absolutely feel the effects, no placebo. I also like knowing their products are unadulterated, and organic, when possible.
I have tried several other brands of Cistanche and much prefer this one. I recently read a study that this is very helpful for auto-immune problems and I have had CFS for 30 years. I feel much better taking this product along with Taproot and Pine Pollen Extract. Keep up the good work RAW Forest Foods!!
I've bought from a lot of different suppliers over the years, and in my opinion Raw Forest does a great job in providing high-quality products. I've been very pleased with the quality and results of the Cistanche. Like all your products, it smells, tastes and looks fresh, and the effects are potent. Great stuff, keep up the good work! And if you've never tried Cistanche, you should give it a shot. If it's good enough for Genghis Khan, it's good enough for you.
Making a tea with 1/2 tsp. Cistanche and 1 tsp. pine pollen powder. Drinking upon waking and when I get home from work. I'm a healthy 58 yr. old male and never had ED. However, T was kind of low (300's) and felt worn out most days and nights. Have been doing this for about a week and clearly have more energy and libido. Looking forward to next blood test...
Taking this product for "Immune senescence" in other words..to rejuvenate the ageing immune system! Happy so far!
Too bad they only give you half of your order.
Label says 43 teaspoon servings. Contains only 22 teaspoon servings. I have made two inquires regarding this matter and they refuse to even respond. If they don't respond I assume they are fully aware of the issue and don't care!!!
I've been taking CT on and off for about a year and half.
Only on and off because it is so powerful I don't find the need to take it
all the time. I take about 1/4 teaspoon 3 times a week.
I'm 52, pretty fit, eat well etc. and I must say that it is a very interesting herb.
I love how differently it has effected all of the reviewers.
One of the properties it has for me is too tighten and seriously enliven the skin.
And I already had great skin.
People have a hard time believing I'm not in my early 40's.
The herb can be a bit distracting in that i do wake up several times a night
with powerful woodies when I am taking it. Also the power felt during love making would make porn kings jealous, seriously- it imparts a natural Tantric empowerment to the delight of both partners, ha ha. Don't take it if you plan on not having a mate!
I could go on... One other very very import thing, no side effects!