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Jiang Dan Gu Chun Pian
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Jiang Dan Gu Chun Pian (CholestAssure™, 降胆固醇片) is a Guang Ci Tang's signature formula to help maintain cholesterol levels that are already within the normal range.
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    What does it do?

    Maintain Healthy Cholesterol Levels

    Today everyone recognizes how important it is to keep a healthy level of cholesterol. Though some cholesterol is needed to have efficient cell membrane structure, to produce steroidal hormones, and other critical functions, an excess of serum cholesterol may contribute to heart disease.

    That is why the amount of people taking drugs like statins to lower cholesterol levels is in the millions. It does not come without a cost. An increasing number of people are concerned about the possible side effects of statins which may include muscle pain and liver damage.

    Lifestyles matter. Diet and exercise are the first suggested approaches to help maintain normal cholesterol levels1, for example, by reducing intake of fat in the diet and eating a primarily plant-based diet. Natural herbal supplements such as CholestAssure™ may also play a role in keeping serum cholesterol and triglycerides at levels that are already within the normal range.

    Signature Formula Contains All Natural 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 is quite simple. In TCM, there is no focus on cholesterol. Cholesterol is not mentioned in classical TCM texts.

    After all, 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 may regulate cholesterol metabolism, including each of the herbs in CholestAssure™.

    If you want to harness the power from nature to maintain 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 normalize cholesterol in 89 middle-aged and elderly patients with beneficial results in most cases.2 In another study, Hawthorn extracts were found to support normal serum cholesterol levels in animals fed with a high cholesterol diet.3,4

    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 supported having healthier plasma LDL cholesterol after 12 weeks of administration.5

    Goji berry (Fructus Lycii, Gou Qi Zi) is a tonic for Liver and Kidney Blood. The polysaccharides in Gou Qi Zi was shown to support normal blood glucose and serum lipids in rabbit models.6

    King Solomon's Seal (Rhizoma Polygonati, Huang Jing) is a tonic for Spleen Qi and nurtures Stomach Yin. In a hamsters study, treatment with rhizoma polygonati polysaccharide was shown to support normal serum lipid profile, apolipoproteins, and endothelial parameters.7

    Reishi (Ganoderma, Ling Zhi), a medicinal mushroom, tonifies Heart Qi, nourishes Heart Blood and calms the Spirit. Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides was shown to support normal serum contents of TC, TG, LDL-c in the experimental rats.8

    Alisma rhizome (Rhizoma Alismatis Orientalis, Ze Xie) leaches out dampness, and drains Kidney Fire. Alismatis rhizome treatment was shown to support healthy serum and liver cholesterol levels as well as triglyceride levels, and it also supported healthy serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in hyperlipidemic mice.9

    Turmeric (Rhizoma Curcumae Longae, Jiang Huang) invigorates Blood and promotes the movement of Qi. It is considered a functional food for supporting healthier plasma cholesterol levels in people who frequently consume a high-cholesterol diet.10

    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), helps normalize cholesterol levels in rats. Treatment with the injection may support healthier triglycerides, total cholesterol, and LDL cholesterol. 11

    Chinese Angelica root (Radix Angelicae Sinensis, Dang Gui) both tonifies and invigorates the Blood. A study involving mice models concluded Angelica sinensis polysaccharides may play a role in supporting liver function and glucose homeostasis in high-fat diet-fed mice.12

    Szechwan Lovage Rhizome (Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong, Chuan Xiong) invigorates the Blood and moves Qi. Chuan Xiong contains a compound 'ligustrazine,' which may support healthy cholesterol levels. Ligustrazine may also support triglyceride levels, total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels, as shown by a study on rat models.13

    What is the formula composition?

    A proprietary blend of

    Chinese hawthorn fruit(Crataegus pillnatijida)(Shan Zha)
    Fo-Ti root cured(Polygonum multiflorum)(He Shou Wu)
    Lycium fruit(Lycium barbarum)(Gou Qi Zi)
    Polygonatum rhizome(Polygonatum sibiricum)(Huang Jing)
    Reishi fruiting body(Ganoderma lucidum)(Ling Zhi )
    Asian water plantain rhizome(Alisma orientale)(Ze Xie)
    Turmeric rhizome(Curcuma longa)(Jiang Huang)
    Safflower flower(Carthamus tinctorius)(Hong Hua)
    Dong quai root(Angelica sinensis)(Dang Gui)
    Sichuan lovage rhizome(Ligusticum chuanxiong)(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.

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


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    3. 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.
    4. Zhang Z et al., Hawthorn fruit is hypolipidemic in rabbits fed a high cholesterol diet. J Nutr. 2002 Jan;132(1):5-10.
    5. 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
    6. Luo Q. et al., Effect of Lycium barbarum L. and its polysaccharides on decreasing serum lipids in rabbits. Acta Nutrimenta Sinica. 1997;19:4157.
    7. Zhu X et al., Antiatherosclerotic Potential of Rhizoma Polygonati Polysaccharide in Hyperlipidemia-induced Atherosclerotic Hamsters. Drug Res (Stuttg). 2015 Sep;65(9):479-8
    8. 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.
    9. 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.
    10. 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.
    11. Chen J et al., Lipid-lowering effects of Danhong injection on hyperlipidemia rats. J Ethnopharmacol. 2014 Jun 11;154(2):437-4
    12. 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.
    13. Jiang F. et al., Ligustrazine improves atherosclerosis in rat via attenuation of oxidative stress. Pharmaceutical Biology. 2011;49
    CholestAssure™ (Jiang Dan Gu Chun Pian) is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't Tolerate Statins -->This Lowered My Cholesterol Due to liver issues, I can't tolerate taking statins and was trying to find another route to lower my frighteningly-high cholesterol and triglycerides. My acupuncturist recommended CholestAssure - and in 4 months, my total cholesterol dropped from 376 to 210, triglycerides from 740 to 315. THIS WORKS
    Date published: 2017-05-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great Did not believe that herbs can lower cholesterol, but when I took my annual physical, it was significantly lower
    Date published: 2014-11-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Seems to Help I don't like the possible side effects of statins, so I decided to try CholestAssure. I've been taking the recommended dosage once in the morning and once at night for six months. My total cholesterol was down after three months. My doctor is satisfied with the results so I'm continuing it.
    Date published: 2017-07-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from cholestassure, hypertensure combo been using these products for 3 months and it works
    Date published: 2015-06-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Product I will know more when I get new labs in August, but seems like a great herb...little "crumbly" but I am happy with it
    Date published: 2015-06-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from After taking CholestAssure I feel amazing. After taking CholestAssure I feel amazing. My blood pressure is down but I am yet to test cholesterol.
    Date published: 2011-12-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from It worked! I have been purchasing CholestAssure for my mom to control of cholesterol without taking her prescription that she does not want to take. She was keeping her cholesterol in good range with this herb but recently it shot up. It may be that she reduced the dose and stopped exercising regularly. She is back on her routine. I will update with any changes.
    Date published: 2019-03-01
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from What a disappointment. I bought this herbal medication after a blood test in May 2016, showing an elevation of my cholesterol. I took these pills religiously for three months and had another cholesterol test. No improvement. Oh well, "back to the drawing board."
    Date published: 2016-09-03
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    Product Q&A

    Does it come in pill form? I don't like tablets.

    Asked by: Marie
    It is now only available in tablets which have the advantage of faster absorption and can be dissolved and served as tea. Thank you.
    Answered by: ActiveHerb_Answers
    Date published: 2019-03-18

    Hi I'm already taking Red Yeast Rice but it's not quite doing the job. Would this be compatible or should I stop taking that when trying this? Thanks

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