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Liu Wei Di Huang Pian (Wan)
(YinVive™)
An All Natural Chinese Herbal Supplement
Liu Wei Di Huang Pian (Liu Wei Di Huang Wan, YinVive™, Six Flavor Teapills, 六味地黄片) is among the most regarded ancient Chinese herbal formulas. It is widely used to nourish Yin of the Yin-Yang. In TCM, a diminished Yin manifests as weakness in the lower back, a hot feeling of the body, and pale complexion etc.
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    What does it do?

    In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Liu Wei Di Huang Wan (YinVive™) can replenish Yin due to the Yin insufficiency of the kidney. The kidney is the innate foundation of all organs with respect to the Yin-Yang principles, Qi essence etc. When the kidney is diminished functionally, many other organs show malfunctions. It is thus vitally important to maintain the kidney in a good state. This explains why many symptoms seemingly unrelated to the kidney may be relieved by restoring the kidney Yin-Yang.

    Liu Wei Di Huang Wan is indicated in China Pharmacopoeia1 for the Yin insufficiency of the kidney with a presention of weakness and soreness of the loins and the limbs, emission and sweating, lightheadedness, and occasional ringing in the ears.

    Liu Wei Di Huang Wan is originated from Jin Kui Shen Qi Wan (YanVive™) which contains additional Chinese herbs that replenish Yang. These YinVive and YanVive pair are the widely used Chinese medicine to tonify either Yin or Yang energy of the body. In many cases, they can be applied to the same symptoms. Whether using YinVive or YanVive depends on whether the signs of Yin or Yang deficiency is present. Highlighted below are some instances in which YinVive may be used.

    • Lower back weakness due to the Kidney Ying deficiency, which may manifest as weakness and soreness of the waist and legs, easily sweating and a sensation of feeling heat in the body such as hot flashes, a pale complexion and tiredness, lightheadedness, declined vision, or occasional ringing in the ears. In such cases, one may feel sick but doctors cannot find any underlying cause. These are common problems for people, especially professionals who spend hours in front of a computer each day and who are getting older (e.g., over 40).

    • Sexual wellness. In the case of Kidney Ying deficiency, one may experience poor male performance. The back feels weak the next day and it takes longer to achieve a follow-up erection.

    • Support glucose levels that are already in the normal range. TCM considers elevated levels of glucose has a nature of Yin deficiency. Supplementing Yin energy may help the glucose levels stay normal.

    • Support a smooth menopausal transition. Temporary hot flashes associated with menopause is a sign of Yin deficiency.

    Does research support YinVive?

    While modern biomedical studies have yet to reveal the basis of the kidney Yin-Yang and how Liu Wei Di Huang Wan works, some research found that Liu Wei Di Huang Wan can increase the number of T lymphocytes and regulate the production of cytokines2, 3 and thus Liu Wei Di Huang Wan may regulate the immune function of our body. Liu Wei Di Huang Wan can also increase the production of sex hormones and adrenal cortical hormones in animal studies4. Moreover, Liu Wei Di Huang Wan supports healthy blood sugar levels and increases the activity of superoxide dismutase (SOD) in the diabetes rat model4. SOD is a key enzyme for eliminating free radicals in the body and its enhanced function prolongs lifespan in animal studies.

    In multiple controlled human clinical trials, Liu Wei Di Huang Wan is reported to be beneficial in supporting the blood sugar levels within the normal range.5

    In a human clinical trial, 23 women undergoing menopause were treated with Liu Wei Di Huang Wan for 3 months, the symptoms of hectic fever, hot flash, sweating, palpitation, and restlessness were significantly improved in 39.1% patients. Additional 60.9% showed some improvement.6

    Ingredients
    What is the formula composition?

    A proprietary blend of

    Radix Rehmanniae Preparata
    Fructus Corni Officinalis
    Cortex Moutan Radicis
    Rhizoma Dioscoreae Oppositae
    Sclerotium Poriae Cocos
    Rhizoma Alismatis Orientalis
    (Shu Di Huang)
    (Shan Zhu Yu)
    (Mu Dan Pi)
    (Shan Yao)
    (Fu Ling)
    (Ze Xie)
     
    What is Available?
    Guang Ci Tang® Liu Wei Di Huang Pian (YinVive™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 tablets @ 5:1 strength.

    Guang Ci Tang® Liu Wei Di Huang Wan (YinVive™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 pills @ 5:1 strength.

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

    Liu Wei Di Huang 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 Liu Wei Di Huang Pian (Wan) is 5 tablets or pills each time, taken 2 to 3 times daily with or before meals. One bottle lasts users 2 to 3 weeks.

    Liu Wei Di Huang Pian (Wan) is a mild tonic and therefore it 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.

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

    References

    1. China Pharmacopoeia 2000.
    2. Cai B, Jiang T. Study on preventive and curative effects of liu wei di huang tang on tumors. J Tradit Chin Med. 1994 Sep;14(3):207-1
    3. Shen JJ, Lin CJ, Huang JL, Hsieh KH, Kuo ML. The effect of liu-wei-di-huang wan on cytokine gene expression from human peripheral blood lymphocytes. Am J Chin Med. 2003;31(2):247-57.
    4. Dharmananda S. Rehmannia. http://www.itmonline.org/arts/rehmann.htm.
    5. Review of clinical applications of Liu Wei Di Huang Wan in treatment of diabetes and complications. Chinese J Current Traditional Western Medicine. A 1726-6424 (2003) 11-0976-0
    6. Chen Q. Renowned Patent Traditional Chinese Medicines: Pharmacology and Clinical Applications (1998).
    Reviews
    YinVive™ (Liu Wei Di Huang Pian) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 31.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helping Restore Vigor : Stage of Recovery After Extended Illness (Age 50+) After four months of amazing results from Shoulder-EZ (taken for double frozen shoulder & and two years of not being able to exercise & do things I enjoy), I switched to YinVive to deal with getting back into the swing of real life again, and dealing with the associated mental & physical challenges that have come with spending so much time isolated and housebound. Very pleased with the results of both products. I am so impressed with the quality & results of ActiveHerb products. They really do work for me.
    Date published: 2015-06-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have been using your Guang Ci Tang, Liu Wei De Huang Wan since last fall I have been using your Guang Ci Tang, Liu Wei De Huang Wan since last fall. It was recommended by a fantastic Chinese Doctor in California. I have glaucoma, high pressure in my eyes and at the time my blood sugar levels were too high. He didn't go into any detail as to why I should take it just that it would make me feel better and that it would be good for my eyes. 5 months later, just after the Holidays, when with the best of intentions I still got into the goodies a bit, my blood sugar levels were perfect on the A1C Hemoglobin and glucose tests. I had been taking 5 pills three times a day. The may also be another factor in that as I have gone back to juicing green drinks. So the success was probably a combination of the Tea Pills and the juicing.
    Date published: 2006-04-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you can't take estrogen, YinVive REALLY helps! My acupuncturist recommended YinVive for menopausal night sweating with insomnia. After about 3 weeks of 5 pills twice a day I had a noticeable reduction in waking up hot and not being able to get back to sleep. But this wasn't the even the best benefit I experienced. Before taking YinVive, intimacy had become quite painful since going through menopause (I didn't tell my acupuncturist about this. Silly me, I was embarrassed and just thought this was a burden I had to bear). At the 3 week mark I found I no longer needed all the gels I had been using to keep intimacy bearable. I have to say this whole experience has made be a BIG believer in Chinese herbal medicines and acupuncture! YinVive has given me a new outlook on life after menopause! Even if you can use estrogen without side effects, why would you use a synthetic hormone when you can use a herbal medicine like YinVive?
    Date published: 2017-02-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tinnitus relief and better BMs I have been suffering with Tinnitus most of my adult life. I have tried many traditional treatments of which none worked or sometimes made it worse. After using YinVive for one month, the ringing levels have decreased by more than half. While they are still worse in the morning, many days from late morning onward, the ringing is almost completely gone. In addition, my stomach issues have dramatically improved and my energy is also better than normal. Highly recommend these for kidney/brain TCM diagnosis.
    Date published: 2018-10-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from LIU WEI Mi madre estaba muy may de riñon, piel descamada, debilidad cuerpo glucosa alta. En 15 día cambió fisicamente, además sus valores bioquimicos en sangre han mejorado muchisimo con tendencia a la normalidad.
    Date published: 2015-02-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helps with hot & dizzy flashes My acupuncturist recommended this. Now that I'm in menopause, I get hot flashes. In addition, the women in my family get 'dizzy flashes.' Liu Wei helps me cope with both.
    Date published: 2014-04-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for overall health I am using Guang ci Tang Liu wei di Huang Pian for 6 years. I bought this for type 2 diabetes, as a Chinese doctor in VA recommened me. It has helped me to lower the blood sugar levels with healthy diet and exercise.
    Date published: 2015-12-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from YineVive is Beneficial to Well Being I bought this for body balance and relief for chronic fatigue syndrome and adrenal fatigue. It has helped me physically and mentally!
    Date published: 2015-06-30
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