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Shou Wu Pian
(FotiHair™)
An All Natural Chinese Herbal Supplement
Shou Wu Pian (Shou Wu Wan, FotiHair™, 首乌片) is a patent herbal formula with the herb He Shou Wu as its main ingredient. A thousand years ago, a man named Mr. He used this herb to restore his vitality, sexual energy, and youthful appearance. The herb is named after Mr. He, because he used it to restore his hair to its original black color. He Shou Wu remains widely used in China for these benefits, and is gaining popularity in America under a different name: "Fo-Ti".
 
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    What does it do?
    In Traditional Chinese Medicine, He Shou Wu, in its processed form, nourishes the liver and kidney1 which is the source for Blood and Essence, respectively. The Liver Blood nourishes the head, scalp, and hair. The Kidney essence nourishes the bone marrow and bones, replenishes semen, and controls the aging process. He Shou Wu may stimulate hair growth, prevent greying, strengthen bones and muscles, relieve senility, and prolong lifespan.

    Several published human clinical trials2 have supported the traditional use of He Shou Wu. While the results vary among studies and individuals, over 60% of people who had hair loss (alopecia) experienced hair regrowth within 3 months after taking He shou Wu. In animal studies with aging mouse models, He Shou Wu was shown to lower total cholesterol and triglyceride, to reduce brain pathological changes and promote learning and memory3, 4. It is also shown to contain multiple anti-oxidants.

    In addition to He Shou Wu, Shou Wu Pian (Wan) contains a blend of 12 additional herbs. This formulation is used to further enhance the action of He Shou Wu because He Shou Wu as a single herb often does not produce the optimal results.

    Shou Wu Pian (Wan) is indicated in China Pharmacopoeia1 for insufficiency of liver and kidney; dizziness; tinnitus; soreness of the loins and weakness of the limbs; numbness of the extremities; baldness; premature hair-graying; high-cholesterol.

    Ingredients
    What is the formula composition?

    A proprietary blend of

    Radix Polygoni Multiflori
    Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae
    Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae
    Fructus Ligustri Lucidi
    Folium Mori
    Semen Sesami Nigrum
    Semen Cuscutae Chinensis
    Fructus Psoraleae Corylifoliae
    Herba Siegesbeckiae
    Flos Lonicerae Japonicae
    Fructus Mori
    Herba Ecliptae Prostratae
    Fructus Rosae Laevigatae
    (He Shou Wu)
    (Di Huang)
    (Niu Xi)
    (Nu Zhen Zi)
    (Sang Ye)
    (Hei Zhi Ma)
    (Tu Si Zi)
    (Bu Gu Zhi)
    (Xi Xian Cao)
    (Jin Yin Hua)
    (Sang Shen)
    (Mo Han Lian)
    (Jin Ying Zi)
    What is Available?
    Guang Ci Tang® Shou Wu Pian (FotiHair™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 tablets @ 5:1 strength.

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

    Please note that Guang Ci Tang® Shou Wu Wan in the pill form, which has the same formulation as the tablet, is discontinued.

    Shou Wu 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?
    Take 6 tablets each time, 2 to 3 times daily. One bottle lasts users 11 to 17 days.

    As the herbal formula is a mild tonic and acts slowly, results may not be noticeable within 3 months, it is suggested to take it for 3 months in full dose as the first regimen. The dose may then be reduced.

    Differentiation in Usage

    Side Effects
    Shou Wu Pian (Wan) has been safely used with few adverse effects when it is used as directed.

    Warning

    Allergy Info
    FotiHair™ is gluten free

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    Precaution
    1. Do not use it if you are taking cold medicines.
    2. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are taking other medicines.
    3. Avoid taking oily food.
    4. Use with caution if you have any of following symptoms: vomiting, diarrhea, stuffness of the abdomen, phlegm, and cough.
    5. If any adverse symptom occurs, discontinue use.
    6. Keep out of reach of children.

    References

    1. China Pharmacopoeia 2000.
    2. Dharmananda S. Ho-Shou-Wu. http://www.itmonline.org/arts/hoshouwu.htm.
    3. Chan YC et al., Polygonum multiflorum extracts improve cognitive performance in senescence accelerated mice. Am J Chin Med. 2003; 31:171-179.
    4. Chan YC et al., Beneficial effects of different Polygonum multiflorum Thunb. extracts on memory and hippocampus morphology. J Nutr Sci Vitaminol. 2002 Dec;48(6):491-7.
    Reviews
    HairVive™ is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 18.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've used the Shou Wu Wan Guang Ci Tang Brand for about two plus years I've used the Shou Wu Wan Guang Ci Tang Brand for about two plus years and recently switched over to the Hairvive brand for its higher potency. I've not seen either effect my sparsely graying hairs, thus the main reason why I bought it, but it’s worked well in other ways. The two most noticeable changes; it strengthened my nails, regulates bowel movements and it may help with keeping my youthful looks.
    Date published: 2011-10-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for my husband My husband have taken one bottle of Hairvive so far. His hair becomes darker. It seems works very well on his type who needs nurture Yin. I took two bottles of Hairvive, but it works slow on me. I think I need traditional type of QI BAO MEI RAN Wan, which can nurture both Yin and Yang at the same time. I suggest all of your medicine can be classified according to 《中医体质分类判定标准及中医体质分类与判定自测表》. Thank you.
    Date published: 2014-03-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am 70 years old. My hairline has been retreating over the years. I am 70 years old. My hairline has been retreating over the years. I was skeptical of products that claim to grow hair. As I know and trust the people at ActiveHerb, I started to take HairVive. Now after 3 months my hair is growing back on my top. I am very happy about it and proud of ActiveHerb
    Date published: 2009-02-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I started taking this for my hair which after 3 weeks stopped falling out. I dont know if this is what made it stop BUT my years of back aches which my Acu doc told me are due to yin deficiency are also almost gone after 3 weeks. This formula is amazing.
    Date published: 2014-05-23
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from not happy As the product says, promotes hair growth, well it is not doing that. I'm still losing hair and only used this product because my acupuncturist said to and it is not working. I was so hoping it would.
    Date published: 2014-08-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have some areas of grey and wanted to see if it might work. I have some areas of grey and wanted to see if it might work. I am now on my second bottle HairVive and inasmuch as it is still early in the treatment phase I do seem to notice some improvement.
    Date published: 2006-04-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I currently use your HairVive product. I currently use your HairVive product. I noticed that my hair stopped falling out quiet as much, and is a bit more robust. I think I will easily remain a lifelong customer of this product.
    Date published: 2007-06-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I appreciates your wonderful product-HairVive. I appreciates your wonderful product-HairVive. After taking HairVive, my hair is growing back and gets thicker and black. I have since recommended my friends to order your product.
    Date published: 2008-09-16
    Product Q&A

    Is HairVive for men only?

    Asked by: dee11
    HairVive is for both men and women. Thank you.
    Answered by: ActiveHerb_Answers
    Date published: 2014-11-06

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