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Dong quai's use in Chinese medicine dates back to ancient times. Today it is one of the most heavily used female tonics throughout the world to balance oestrogen levels. Its phytoestrogenic components possess an activity that is approximately 1/400 that of human oestrogen.
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Code: S3862Brand: SolgarForm (e.g. capsules): Capsules
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Nutritional Health Supplement Features:
Solgar Dong Quai may be helpful in alleviating symptoms of:
Menopausal symptoms (e.g. hot flushes) Food and environmental allergies
Health Supplement Recommended Dosage:
As a herbal food supplement for adults, 1-3 Dong Quai 520mg vegicaps daily, preferably at mealtime, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Do not exceed the recommended daily intake. Store out of reach of young children. Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Although we take great care in what we say about products on this site, you should always read the manufacturer's label on the actual product carefully before taking supplements.
Contra-indicationsDo NOT use during pregnancy. Although rare, high doses may cause some women to experience abdominal bloating, diarrhoea or a change in the typical timing of menstruation and/or menstrual flow rate.
Nutritional Supplement Ingredients:
Each Solgar Dong Quai vegetable capsule provides:Raw Dong Quai Root Powder200mgDong Quai Root Powdered Extract (2:1)50mg
Encapsulated with these natural ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide.
Vegetable capsule shell: hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose.
Solgar Dong Quai 520mg vegicaps
More About Dong Quai Root:
Female Hormonal Tonic
Dong quai's use in Chinese medicine dates back to ancient times. Today it is one of the most heavily used female tonics throughout the world to balance oestrogen levels. Its phytoestrogenic components possess an activity that is approximately 1/400 that of human oestrogen. These phytoestrogens are frequently employed to modify oestrogenic activity in the body due to their ability to bind to oestrogen receptors in cells.
If the levels of oestrogen are too high, the herb's comparatively weak phytoestrogens can occupy receptors that otherwise could have been occupied by the much stronger hormone. If the oestrogenic activity in the body is too low, phytoestrogens can exert a mild positive oestrogenic effect.
Research also suggests that dong quai may regulate uterine function and may be of value in normalising menstruation.Pain Reliever
Research has shown dong quai may be an effective analgesic. This combined with its muscle-relaxing qualities enhances its benefits in symptoms of conditions such as menstrual cramps, headache, arthritis, etc.Muscle Relaxant
Dong quai appears to act as a general smooth muscle relaxant, with a special focus on the uterus. This influence on other muscle tissue may partly account for the use of dong quai in blood pressure regulation and bronchial asthma.Circulatory StimulantDong quai is shown to dilate blood vessels, and has been reported to possess a vitamin E-like effect on the circulatory system.Anti-allergic
The anti-allergy effect of dong quai would appear to be due to its ability to selectively inhibit the production of allergy-related antibodies (such as IgE). IgE levels in high allergic individuals are often three to ten times greater than normal.
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Viridian Organic Dong Quai Root 60 Capsules£17.05 £14.49
Known to balance oestrogen levels and helpful for pre-menstrual and menopausal problems.