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Bu Zhong Yi Qi Pian (Wan)
(QiVive™)
An All Natural Chinese Herbal Supplement
Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan (Bu Zhong Yi Qi Pian, Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang, QiVive™, 补中益气片) is a highly regarded ancient Chinese herbal formula that replenish the body's Qi and to promote physical strength. In TCM, Qi is the principle of vital energy. A diminished Qi can be shown as tiredness and shortness of breath.
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    What does it do?

    In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan can nourish the spleen and promote Qi due to the Qi deficiency. The central Qi provides the vital energy of the body including the internal organs and physical activities. When Qi is weak, the organs like stomach, uterus, and rectum fail to support themselves and thus droop; the body loses the physical strength and shows tiredness, weakness, lack of interest in speech.

    Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan is indicated in China Pharmacopoeia1 for replenishing Qi, elevating the spleen Yang, promoting physical strength, and lifting the internal organs.

    Does research support QiVive?

    Modern biomedical studies have found many beneficial actions of Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan that support its traditional use. Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan can increase the activity of natural killer cells in the blood and increase the serum level of interferon-gamma (IFN-g) and enhance the immune function in animal and human2-5. In controlled human trials, Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan can significantly improve the physical strength and energy after 8 to 12 weeks of administration. When Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan is applied as a supplement before and after surgery, the subjects showed improved physical strength and appetite.

    Ingredients
    What is the formula composition?

    A proprietary blend of

    Radix Astragali Membranacei
    Radix Codonopsis Pilosulae
    Radix Angelicae Sinensis
    Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
    Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae
    Rhizoma Cimicifugae
    Radix Bupleuri Chinensis
    Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis
    Rhizoma Zingiberis Officinalis Recens
    Fructus Jujubae
    (Huang Qi)
    (Dang Shen)
    (Dang Gui)
    (Bai Zhu)
    (Chen Pi)
    (Sheng Ma)
    (Chai Hu)
    (Gan Cao)
    (Sheng Jiang)
    (Da Zao)
     
    What is Available?
    Guang Ci Tang® Bu Zhong Yi Qi Pian (QiVive™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 tablets @ 5:1 strength.

    Guang Ci Tang® Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan (QiVive™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 pills @ 5:1 strength.

    At a true 5:1 concentration, both products represent the most potent form of Bu Zhong Yi Qi Pian (Tang/Wan) on the market. One tablet or pill is equal to 1 gram of raw herb. Both tablets and pills have the same formulation.

    Bu Zhong Yi Qi 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 5 tablets or pills each time, 2 to 3 times daily. One bottle lasts users about 2 to 3 weeks.

    The dose may be doubled for a quicker and stronger response as needed (e. g., in an acute phase or with heavy body weight).

    As the herbal formula is a mild tonic, results may only be noticeable after 1 month. It is suggested to take 4 to 6 bottles in full dose as the first regimen. The dose may then be reduced.

    Precaution
    1. Do not use it if you are taking cold medicines.
    2. Do not use it if you have hypertension.
    3. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are taking other medicines.
    4. If any adverse symptom occurs like headache and dizziness, discontinue use.
    5. Keep out of reach of children.

    References

    1. China Pharmacopoeia 2000.
    2. Kido T, Mori K, Daikuhara H, Tsuchiya H, Ishige A, Sasaki H. The protective effect of hochu-ekki-to (TJ-41), a Japanese herbal medicine, against HSV-1 infection in mitomycin C-treated mice. Anticancer Res. 2000 Nov-Dec;20(6A):4109-1
    3. Kuroiwa A, Liou S, Yan H, Eshita A, Naitoh S, Nagayama A. Effect of a traditional Japanese herbal medicine, Hochu-ekki-to (Bu-Zhong-Yi-Qi Tang), on immunity in elderly persons. Int Immunopharmacol. 2004 Feb;4(2):317-2
    4. Li T, Tamada K, Abe K, Tada H, Onoe Y, Tatsugami K, Harada M, Kubo C, Nomoto K. The restoration of the antitumor T cell response from stress-induced suppression using a traditional Chinese herbal medicine Hochu-ekki-to (TJ-41:Bu-Zhong-Yi-Qi-Tang). Immunopharmacology. 1999 Jun;43(1):11-2
    5. Kim SH, Lee SE, Oh H, Kim SR, Yee ST, Yu YB, Byun MW, Jo SK. The radioprotective effects of bu-zhong-yi-qi-tang: a prescription of traditional Chinese medicine. Am J Chin Med. 2002;30(1):127-37.
    Reviews
    QiVive™ (Bu Zhong Yi Qi Pian) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 29.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just What I Needed Having to deal with the "change of life"(menopause) has been a real challenge. I have felt depressed,tired, and listless with no energy and I mean nooo energy. I spent a lot of time laying down on the couch watching tv feeling exhausted. I read about the need for boosting my Qi. I purchased the QiVive along with Brain New and Neuro soothe. I take the recommended 5 tabs but only 2 times per day. I have had a surge of energy that is wonderful! I feel so much better that I joined an excercise class which I attend 4 days a week. What a difference! Try it, you will see for yourself. It really works!
    Date published: 2014-06-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from has helped with prolapse I have been taking this for about two months twice a day. I feel much better and am not experiencing the issues with prolapse and hemorrhoids as I was prior to taking the product. My question is do I continue to take this non stop? I have cut down to 4 tablets twice a day from 5. I do not want stop taking them and have issues return. Please answer.
    Date published: 2016-02-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really works for me I had been going to an acupuncturist for prolapse and was given a different brand of these pills - they helped a lot - between them and the treatment I had none of the distressing symptoms that can go along with organ prolapse. I had to quit going to the Dr. because I wasn`t covered anymore by my insurance - and he doesn`t ship supplements - so I searched and found these. I am sensible about things like posture and heaving lifting and take these pills 5 x 3 times daily and I can remain symptom free for the most part - I do know when it is time to take them again - I have them in my purse and travel bag and at work - I don`t want to not have them when I need them. My GP told me I need surgery and has booked an appointment for me to see a surgeon but I do not plan on having the surgery. I have not heard good things about it.
    Date published: 2015-12-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this I was recommended this by a doctor of acupuncture to boost my energy. I love them. I take 5 pills and it's enough to get me through the day. If I wake up in the morning feeling groggy I take this and within a short time I have forgotten about the slow start to the day and am moving about with a sense of ease. The effects are very gentle, no spike in energy and no crash. I have found no side effects taking these, which I have with other pills I have taken.
    Date published: 2014-12-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Increases strength, energy, and appetite QiVive is my go-to formula for whenever I'm feeling drained, weak, or have no appetite. I usually take the recommended dose and within a few days I feel much, much better. First my appetite returns with a vengeance and the energy and strength follow. I lift weights several times a week and QiVive really does help with improving strength and gaining muscle. QiVive has also helped with a mild prolapse issue that was starting to concern me. I recall a time in my life when I felt weak and low energy for several years. I wish I had QiVive back then! Thank you ActiveHerb.
    Date published: 2018-10-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from really does help I was skeptical at first, but I have always gotten good results from Chinese herbs, so I gave it a try. So glad I did-------it really helps with low energy levels. I take the recommended dosage in the morning, and I don't get that "slump" in the late afternoon. Give it a try!!
    Date published: 2016-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great result! I'm very pleased with this product. I really did not expect the results I got from taking this supplement exactly according to the directions on the bottle. I have much more energy and a great improvement in the condition I am taking it for.
    Date published: 2014-07-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful relief My naturopathic doctor recommended these in pill form for uterine prolapse. It takes a while to get relief, probably 3 bottles need to be taken first, but when this kicks in....the results are extremely good. Then I cut back on the dosage and just take 5 pills a day for maintenance. Won't be without them! Rarely do I have pain or discomfort anymore. HIghly recommended.
    Date published: 2017-02-16
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    Product Q&A

    Is any ingredient of this combination a diuretic?

    Asked by: Imik
    Thanks for the question. No, it is not.
    Answered by: ActiveHerb_Answers
    Date published: 2015-07-24

    Is this safe to take while pregnant?  

    Asked by: EmaDz

    If the ancient Chinese herbal formula are made from a combination of Astragalus and Ginseng, where's the Ginseng on your formula ? I can't see it listed.

    Asked by: Gabriel

    Is it best to take this product on an empty stomach or with food. 

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