What does it do?
Heart disease is a leading cause of illness and death in many parts of the world including the United States. The importance of maintaining cardiovascular health cannot be overemphasized.
Traditional Chinese Medicine refers to the pattern Fu Fang Dan Shen Pian deals with as Xiong Bi or chest impediment. It is frequently caused by phlegm obstruction or blood stasis preventing proper movement of Yang Qi (energy) in the chest. Fu Fang Dan Shen Pian optimizes blood flow through the heart and relieves pain by dissolving blood stasis, aromatically opening the orifices, cooling the blood, dispersing phlegm and restoring vital energy.
Fu Fang Dan Shen Pian is composed of three herbs. Dan Shen (Salvia root) is paired with San Qi (Notoginseng) to specifically address Xiong Bi or chest impediment. Both herbs invigorate the blood and dispel stasis, thus alleviating pain in the chest. San Qi in particular has powerful anticoagulant and hemostatic properties and has been studied for its application in the treatment of coronary artery disease and cardiac arrhythmia1. Modern research clearly demonstrates that these herbs have a supportive effect on the cardiovascular system.
Dan Shen is highly prized for its ability to dispel blood stasis while also nourishing the blood. Dan Shen additionally cools the blood and calms the spirit or Shen, thought be housed in the heart. Dan Shen has been shown to potentially reduce the damage of cardiac ischemia (tissue death) in cases of heart attack.2
The final herb in this formula is Shu He Xiang (Styrax). Shu He Xiang powerfully opens the orifices, disperses phlegm turbidity and relieves pain. Shu He Xiang also has antiplatelet action and benefits the heart muscle by increasing blood flow. It is frequently used in cases of coronary artery disease.
Fu Fang Dan Shen Pian has a remarkably beneficial effect on the heart and cardiovascular system in cases of Xiong Bi or chest impediment. Modern research suggests that this Chinese herbal supplement may be beneficial for biomedically defined conditions such as hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), myocardial ischemia (heart attack)3 and coronary artery disease4.
What is the formula composition?
A proprietary blend of
| Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae |
| (Dan Shen) |
(Shu He Xiang)
What is Available?
Guang Ci Tang
® Fu Fang Dan Shen Pian (Cardiovigor™) 20 grams in 200 mg 100 tablets @ 5:1 strength.
At a true 5:1 concentration, this product represents the most potent form of Fu Fang Dan Shen Pian (Wan) on the market. One tablet is equal to 1 gram of raw herb.
Please note that Guang Ci Tang® Fu Fang Dan Shen Wan in the pill form, which has the same formulation as the tablet, is discontinued.
Fu Fang Dan Shen Pian
tablets are made with 100% natural herbs that are tested for authenticity, quality, and potency.
A traditional water decoction is prepared with the herbs to reproduce the time-tested efficacy of the formula,
and this water decoction is concentrated with our proprietary technology to form a potent extract that is made into easily absorbed tablets,
which are remarkably effective, easy to use, and safe.
The tablets are produced by Guang Ci Tang®
in our state of the art cGMP-certified facility
and imported in accordance with U.S. FDA guidelines. When you choose Guang Ci Tang®
products, you are taking advantage of a
wonderful fusion of
science and tradition that incorporates the highest standards in the field of Chinese medicine today.
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- Double the concentration of other Chinese herb concentrated pills
- Pure water extract using minimal or no fillers/binders
- No pharmaceuticals, sugar, or dyes
- Comprehensive heavy metal testing in accordance with the US Pharmacopeia
- Proprietary extraction and formulation technology
- Reduced daily dose and larger pack size for longer use
- Made in a pharmaceutical cGMP certified facility
- Safely used in the USA since 1995
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How do I use it?
The standard dosage for Cardiovigor™ is 3 tablets taken 2 times daily with or before meals. One bottle lasts users 16 days.
The dose may be doubled for a quicker and stronger response as needed (e. g., in an acute phase). Consult your practitioner for precise dosage recommendations based on body weight and other factors.
Cardiovigor™ is a tonic and therefore it usually takes time before its effects become apparent. It may take one month or more before symptoms begin to improve. An initial course of treatment is suggested as 4 - 6 bottles taken at the full dose.
Differentiation in Usage
Fu Fang Dan Shen Pian (Wan) has been safely used with few adverse effects when it is used as directed.
- 1. Chest pain may be the sign of a serious and potentially life threatening condition. Consult your physician before using this or any other product to address acute chest pain.
- 2. Not for use during pregnancy.
- 3. Use with caution in conjunction with blood thinners like Aspirin or Walfarin as Cardiovigor may enhance their effect.
- 4. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are taking other medications or receiving other medical treatments.
- 5. Discontinue use if allergic reaction occurs.
- 6. Keep out of reach of children.
Cardiovigor™ is gluten free
In the Media
- 1. Zhong Yao Xue (Chinese Herbology), 1998; 507:512
- 2. Guo Wai Yi Xue Zhong Yi Zhong Yao Fen Ce (Monograph of Chinese Herbology from Foreign Medicine), 1991; 13(3):41
- 3. Duan WH et al., Clinical efficacy of traditional Chinese medicine on acute myocardial infarction-A prospective cohort study.Chin J Integr Med. 2012 Aug 16.
- 4. Yi Xue Qing Kuang Jiao Liu (Medical Information Exchange), 1977; 2:19