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Jiang Dan Gu Chun Pian
(CholestAssure™)
An All Natural Chinese Herbal Supplement
Jiang Dan Gu Chun Pian (CholestAssure™, 降胆固醇片) is a Guang Ci Tang's signature formula to help maintain cholesterol levels within a normal range.
 
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    What does it do?

    Maintain Healthy Cholesterol Levels

    The amount of people taking statin drugs to lower cholesterol levels is in the millions. The potential side effects of statins are a cause for concern, which includes muscle pain and liver damage, among other negative outcomes of statins.

    Though you need some cholesterol to have efficient cell membrane structure, to produce steroidal hormones, and other critical functions, an excess of serum cholesterol may contribute to heart disease.

    In addition to exercising and eating a primarily plant-based diet, natural herbal supplements such as CholestAssure™ may help keep serum cholesterol and triglycerides at healthy, normal levels.

    Signature Formula Contains Clinically-Proven Herbs

    CholestAssure™ is not a classic traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). This botanically-sourced natural remedy for maintaining healthy cholesterol and triglycerides is our signature formula. The reason why ActiveHerb does not use a classic TCM formula to help lower cholesterol is quite simple. In TCM, there is no focus on cholesterol. Cholesterol is not mentioned in classical TCM texts.

    After all, abnormally high cholesterol levels are a modern medical phenomenon.

    Beyond getting a blood test for cholesterol levels, many people do not realize that they even have excess serum cholesterol or triglycerides as it may not manifest any symptom.

    Excess cholesterol is attributed, from a TCM perspective, to "internal phlegm," and its buildup in the blood vessels contributes to "blood stasis." Thus, Chinese herbs that remove phlegm and blood stasis have the potential to clear excess cholesterol from the blood. Indeed, studies have found that many Chinese herbs possess cholesterol-lowering properties, including each of the herbs in CholestAssure™.

    If you want to harness the power from nature to manage your cholesterol, look no further than CholestAssure™.

    Does Research Support CholestAssure™?

    Hawthorn fruit (Fructus Crataegi, Sheng Shan Zha) is used in TCM to improve digestion and remove food retention in the stomach, as well as promote blood circulation to disperse blood stasis. Because it unblocks stagnation, it is particularly beneficial for those who eat fatty, greasy foods. A Hawthorn extract was used to treat hyperlipidemia in 89 middle-aged and elderly patients, and helped to lower cholesterol and triglycerides levels in most cases.1 In another study, Hawthorn extracts were found to reduce serum cholesterol levels in animals fed with a high cholesterol diet.2,3

    Fleeceflower root (Radix Polygoni Multiflori, He Shou Wu) is a Liver and Kidney tonic and nourishes the Blood and Jing. This famous TCM herb also moistens the Intestines and unblocks the bowels. He Shou Wu was one of the herbs used in a formula that had beneficial effects on plasma LDL cholesterol after 12 weeks of treatment in subjects with dyslipidemia, without any noticeable adverse effects.4

    Goji berry (Fructus Lycii, Gou Qi Zi) is a tonic for Liver and Kidney Blood. The polysaccharides in Gou Qi Zi was shown to reduce blood glucose and serum lipids in rabbit models.5

    King Solomon's Seal (Rhizoma Polygonati, Huang Jing) is a tonic for Spleen Qi and nurtures Stomach Yin. In a study, hamsters were fed a diet that induced atherosclerosis. Treatment with rhizoma polygonati polysaccharide resulted in significant improvement in serum lipid profile, apolipoproteins, and endothelial dysfunction parameters. The results showed that rhizoma polygonati polysaccharide has a protective effect against hyperlipidemia-induced atherosclerosis.6

    Reishi (Ganoderma, Ling Zhi), a medicinal mushroom, tonifies Heart Qi, nourishes Heart Blood and calms the Spirit. Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides could significantly decrease the serum contents of TC, TG, LDL-c in the experimental hyperlipidemic rats.7

    Alisma rhizome (Rhizoma Alismatis Orientalis, Ze Xie) leaches out dampness, and drains Kidney Fire. Alismatis rhizome treatment resulted in a clear decrease in serum and liver cholesterol, triglyceride along with an elevation of serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in hyperlipidemic mice. Alismatis rhizome may act by decreasing the liver synthesis of cholesterol.8

    Turmeric (Rhizoma Curcumae Longae, Jiang Huang) invigorates Blood and promotes the movement of Qi. It may be considered a functional food for regulating plasma cholesterol levels and preventing the development of fatty liver in people who frequently consume a high-cholesterol diet.9

    Safflower (Flos Carthami Tinctorii, Hong Hua) invigorates the Blood and dispels Blood Stasis. A study examined if Flos Carthami, as part of an injection (Danhong), is effective against hyperlipidemia in rats. Treatment with the injection led to significantly reduced triglycerides, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and arteriosclerosis index. 10

    Chinese Angelica root (Radix Angelicae Sinensis, Dang Gui) both tonifies and invigorates the Blood. A study involving mice models concluded Angelica sinensis polysaccharides improves fatty liver and glucose homeostasis in high-fat diet-fed mice. The researchers concluded Dang Gui might be used as an alternative dietary supplement to reduce metabolic syndrome in people consuming high-fat diets.11

    Szechwan Lovage Rhizome (Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong, Chuan Xiong) invigorates the Blood and moves Qi. Chuan Xiong contains a compound 'ligustrazine,' which plays an important role in contributing to hypolipidemic effects. Ligustrazine significantly decreased triglyceride levels, total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels in atherosclerosis rats.12

    Ingredients
    What is the formula composition?

    A proprietary blend of

    Fructus Crataegi
    Radix Polygoni Multiflori
    Fructus Lycii Chinensis
    Rhizoma Polygonati
    Ganoderma Japonicum
    Rhizoma Alismatis Orientalis
    Rhizoma Curcumae Longae
    Flos Carthami Tinctorii
    Radix Angelicae Sinensis
    Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
    (Sheng Shan Zha)
    (Shou Wu)
    (Gou Qi Zi)
    (Huang Jing)
    (Ling Zhi)
    (Ze Xie)
    (Jiang Huang)
    (Hong Hua)
    (Dang Gui)
    (Chuan Xiong)
    What is Available?
    Guang Ci Tang® Jiang Dan Gu Chun Pian (CholestAssure™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 tablets @ 5:1 strength.

    At a true 5:1 concentration, this product represents the most potent form of Jiang Dan Gu Chun Pian (Wan) on the market. One tablet is equal to 1 gram of raw herb.

    Please note that Guang Ci Tang® Jiang Dan Gu Chun Wan in the pill form, which has the same formulation as the tablet, is discontinued.

    CholestAssure™ is a Guang Ci Tang signature formula.

    Jiang Dan Gu Chun 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.

    Guang Ci Tang® Advantages
    Effective. Safe. Affordable
    • True 5:1 concentration
    • Double the strength of other brands
    • Minimal or no fillers and binders
    • No pharmaceuticals, sugar, or dyes
    • Comprehensive lab testing (e.g., heavy metals,etc.)
    • Made in a cGMP certified facility
    • Unbeatable value
    • Safely used in the USA since 1995

    Check for an independent US lab test report.

    How do I use it?
    The standard dosage for CholestAssure™ is 6 tablets each time, taken 2 to 3 times daily with or before meals. One bottle lasts users 11 to 17 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.

    CholestAssure™ 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

    Side Effects
    Jiang Dan Gu Chun Pian (Wan) has been safely used with few adverse effects.

    Warning

    Allergy Info
    CholestAssure™ is gluten free

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    Precaution
    1. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are taking other medicines.
    2. Keep out of reach of children.

    References

    1. 宁选,梗新生,高雅仙,《山楂降脂乐对中老年高脂血症的临床观察》,河南中医,1990,(4) :2
    2. Xu H, Xu HE, Ryan D, A study of the comparative effects of hawthorn fruit compound and simvastatin on lowering blood lipid levels. Am J Chin Med. 2009;37(5):903-8.
    3. Zhang Z et al., Hawthorn fruit is hypolipidemic in rabbits fed a high cholesterol diet. J Nutr. 2002 Jan;132(1):5-10.
    4. Hu M. et al., Evaluation of a Crataegus-Based Multiherb Formula for Dyslipidemia: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2014;2014:36574
    5. Luo Q. et al., Effect of Lycium barbarum L. and its polysaccharides on decreasing serum lipids in rabbits. Acta Nutrimenta Sinica. 1997;19:4157.
    6. Zhu X et al., Antiatherosclerotic Potential of Rhizoma Polygonati Polysaccharide in Hyperlipidemia-induced Atherosclerotic Hamsters. Drug Res (Stuttg). 2015 Sep;65(9):479-8
    7. Chen WQ et al., Effects of ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides on serum lipids and lipoperoxidation in experimental hyperlipidemic rats. Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2005 Sep;30(17):1358-60.
    8. Dan H. et al., Hypolipidemic effects of Alismatis rhizome on lipid profile in mice fed high-fat diet. Saudi Med J. 2011 Jul;32(7):701-7.
    9. Yiu WF. et al., Attenuation of fatty liver and prevention of hypercholesterolemia by extract of Curcuma longa through regulating the expression of CYP7A1, LDL-receptor, HO-1, and HMG-CoA reductase. J Food Sci. 2011 Apr;76(3):H80-9.
    10. Chen J et al., Lipid-lowering effects of Danhong injection on hyperlipidemia rats. J Ethnopharmacol. 2014 Jun 11;154(2):437-4
    11. Wang KP. et al., Chronic administration of Angelica sinensis polysaccharide effectively improves fatty liver and glucose homeostasis in high-fat diet-fed mice. Sci Rep. 2016; 6: 26229.
    12. Jiang F. et al., Ligustrazine improves atherosclerosis in rat via attenuation of oxidative stress. Pharmaceutical Biology. 2011;49
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