Female Wellness 60 Capsules
CPT Superherbs Female Wellness Formulation uses the synergy of nature’s super herbs acting along multiple metabolic pathways to enhance one another. Each of these herbs deliver amazing benefits on their own, but in combination you should experience dramatic effects after a short time. There will, at the same time, be actions that support your well- being and longevity at deeper levels which may be less immediately obvious.
Cordyceps is perhaps most well known as a rejuvenator. It increases your energy level, relieves fatigue, and speeds recovery. This makes Cordyceps an attractive supplement for athletes seeking to maximize performance and for the elderly but it equally applies to people of all ages and walks of life as we face today’s fast paced modern stressful lifestyle.
Originating in the Himalayan Plateau , cordyceps is a rare medicinal mushroom that provides energy, not by using up your stored energy (typical of stimulants) which creates an energy boost often followed by a “crash”, but by increasing ATP, the basis for your energy production at the cellular level. This natural energy is the reason that it is included in many products that boost libido.
Oxygen intake and utilization are also a specialty of cordyceps which also provides kidney support, cardiac support and has a great many other significant health benefits.
The double effect of increased ATP and better oxygen utilization from the use of Cordyceps provides more fuel to burn and more oxygen to burn it with.
Cordyceps contains polysaccharides such as Beta gluten which activate and stimulate the immune system. The bi- directional regulation of immune function is known as immunomodulation. When Cordyceps is taken by a patient in an immune-deficient state (cancer, HIV) white blood cells increase in quantity and activity. When the same Cordyceps is given to someone in a hyper-immune condition (Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis) the quantity and activity of white blood cells decrease while red blood cells increase.
Inherent in the structure of Cordyceps is an antitumor mechanism. Cordyceptin lacks an oxygen atom in a particular position where an oxygen atom is required to create a bond that effectively forms the ladder structure that holds DNA together. DNA replication cannot occur in the absence of this oxygen atom. So while Cordyceps does not kill active cancer cells it may prevent them for replicating and bring the cancer under control.
Kidney health seems to be a cornerstone of the body’s wellness. When kidneys fail the effects are felt in many other organs and systems. In this sense, the positive effect of Cordyceps on the kidneys support overall health and homeostasis.
Fatigue, impotence, anemia, hypertension, joint and back pains are all symptoms of poor kidney health. Chronic kidney failure tends to affect the elderly as our natural healing capabilities decrease with age.
Cordyceps is a traditional herb used as a kidney tonic and is now being widely used for patients to reduce anemia, lower blood pressure and improve kidney function with no adverse effects. Thai physicians focusing on the pharmacological properties of cordyceps suggest its use to treat critical stage kidney disease.
One side effect described by those who use Cordyceps is its aphrodisiac and sexual potentiator qualities for both men and women. Cordyceps was used for thousands of years by Asian physicians to improve physical (including sexual) stamina and performance as recorded in “The Classic Herbal of the Divine Plowman” (written around 200 AD).
Sexual dysfunction affects 43% of women compared to 31% of men, yet the attention seems to focus on treatments of male erectile dysfunction. Cordyceps is a good natural approach to this issue for women.
It helps to balance the communication pathways between the brain and the body. The HPA (hypothalamus-pituitary axis) balances levels of estrogen and testosterone.
Cordyceps helps to optimize adrenal functions which promote the natural flow of sex hormones.
Cordyceps supports energy production at the cellular level which increases energy including sexual energy and interest.
Boosting antioxidant actions and inhibiting destruction of nitric oxide promote natural vaginal lubrication and sexual function.
Anti-inflammatory effects of Cordyceps helps to control levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines which tends to block their dampening effect on sexual desire and activity…
Cordyceps inhibits production of the enzyme 5-alpha reductase which increases sexual desire for women.
Cordyceps is useful in regulating abnormal menstruation in women and sexual dysfunction including impotence. Increased kidney function (discussed above) helps to protect against water retention and also regulates growth hormone production which has an effect on increased egg extruding in women.
Black Ginger: Another rare botanical, black ginger is the only variety of ginger that has the deep purple pigments (found in blueberries, acai, Mangosteen rind etc.) that contain high levels of antioxidants. Black ginger is most often noted for its ability to increase blood flow carrying oxygen and nutrients to the extremities. This not only includes increased blood flow to the sexual organs, but also to the brain which may help to protect us from neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. In addition to supporting libido, cognitive function and overall wellness as are significantly aided by black ginger.
Blue Butterfly Pea Vine: Butterfly Tea has a beautiful deep cobalt blue color that lead many to believe that this gorgeous plant was actually a gift from nature; they have a shape similar to female genitalia from which it derives its scientific name. Aside from its many culinary uses, the blue butterfly pea vine has been used in Ayurvedic as well as traditional Asian and Middle Eastern medicine and its health benefits are increasingly supported by modern science.
Turmeric and Black Pepper: Turmeric contains hundreds of chemical species including a variety of curcuminoids working together in synergy. If we isolate one or several curcuminoids we exclude others that contain essential oils that help make Turmeric easier for your body to absorb and metabolize. While Curcumin is the most notable and most important of the curcuminoids in turmeric its benefits are more effective if it is not isolated as a single extract.
Brain Function and Health: Curcumin crosses the blood-brain barrier to exercise a direct influence in reducing oxidative damage and inflammation in the brain. Our Freeze Dry’s Cellular Fracture Line process also captures bioactive compounds such as aromatic-turmerone which encourages the growth of nerve cells creating the potential to help repair the brain and thereby prevent neurodegenerative problems associated with dementia such as Alzheimer’s. Allegorical support for the benefits of turmeric includes the low incidence of Alzheimer’s in areas such as India where turmeric (contained in their curry) is a staple in their daily diet
Brain Function and Health: Curcumin crosses the blood-brain barrier to exercise a direct influence in reducing oxidative damage and inflammation in the brain. Our Freeze Dry’s Cellular Fracture Line also captures bioactive compounds such as aromatic-turmerone which encourages the growth of nerve cells creating the potential to help repair the brain and thereby prevent neurodegenerative problems associated with dementia such as Alzheimer’s. Allegorical support for the benefits of turmeric includes the low incidence of Alzheimer’s in areas such as India where turmeric (contained in their curry) is a staple in their daily diet.
Neurons form new connections and also grow and multiply in the brain. A growth hormone, essential to this process is BDNF ( Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor). This hormone decreases as you grow older. Decreased levels of BDNF are linked to brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, depression (see below) and age-related decreases in cognitive functions. Curcumin has been shown to increase levels of BDNF.
Anti-Inflammation: Inflammation is part of the body’s natural defense system, repairing damage and fighting foreign invaders, but when short-term inflammation becomes chronic, appropriate therapeutic interventions are needed.
Turmeric displays powerful anti-inflammatory effects. Given the fact that inflammation is linked to a wide spectrum of health issues including heart disease, metabolic syndrome, arthritis, and degenerative nervous system disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and contributes significantly to the aging process, turmeric makes a great daily supplement to your diet.
The protein tangles know as Amyloid plaque are a feature of Alzheimer’s disease that Curcumin can help to clear. In doing so, Turmeric may prove to help slow down and even reverse of progression of Alzheimer’s.
Curcumin supplementation has shown the ability to effectively improve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (joint inflammation) due to is anti-inflammatory prowess.
Turmeric is a highly effective anti- inflammatory as powerful as anti-inflammatory drugs that have a long list of negative side effects. Curcumin acts on the molecular level to block NF-kB, a molecule that travels into the nucleus of cells and turns on the gene expression for inflammation. This effectively interrupts the inflammation cycle.
Antixodiant Capacity: A wide range of diseases and effects of aging are associated with free radical imbalance. Excessive free radicals that attack our healthy cells are kept in check by antioxidants. Curcumin has a double antioxidant effect. It contains strong antioxidant compounds that neutralize free radicals and, at the same time, boosts the body’s natural ability to synthesize the enzymes that act as our endogenous antioxidants. It acts along both of these metabolic pathways at the same time.
Cancer Protection: Studies show that Curcumin reduces the growth of blood vessels in tumors, reduces metastasis (spread of cancer) and contributes to apoptosis (the death of cancer cells). Proof that Curcumin can treat cancer in humans has yet to be proven, however there is evidence that it may prevent some cancers from occurring in the first place, specifically cancers of the digestive system (such as colon cancer). In a study of 44 people with lesions of the colon that tend to turn cancerous, 4 grams of Curcumin per day for 30 days reduced the number of lesions by 40%.
Cardiac Health: Heart disease, the greatest killer of mankind, is a complicated matter with various contributing factors. One of the major causes of heart disease is endothelial dysfunction which is the inability of the endothelium to regulate blood pressure, blood clotting and other factors. Studies attribute Curcumin with improvements in endothelial function as effective as the drug Atorvastatin. This is in addition to the reduction of inflammation and oxidation which greatly affect cardiac health.
In a study involving 121 patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery, the patients were randomized to either placebo or 4 grams of Curcumin per day, only a few days before and after the surgery. The Curcumin group demonstrated a 65% decreased risk of heart attack in the hospital.
Anti- Depressant: Curcumin shows promise as an anti-depressant. Depression is linked to reduced levels of brain- derived neurotrophic factor (BNDF – a brain growth hormone) and a shrinking hippocampus (the area of the brain associated with learning and memory). Curcumin has been shown to boost levels of BNDF and there is evidence that curcumin boosts neurotransmitters in the brain such as serotonin and dopamine. In a study of 60 patients suffering from depression, Curcumin was shown to be as effective as Prozac in alleviating symptoms of depression.
Anti-Aging: Given curcumin’s anti- inflammatory and antioxidant capabilities, support of heart function, and defense and prevention against cancer and neurodegenerative disorders, Turmeric has become known as an anti-aging supplement.
Female reproductive system support: Turmeric plays an important role in supporting the female reproductive system. Estrogen is a female sex hormone essential for fertility and menstrual cycle function. Turmeric has activities mimicking the activity of estrogen.
Turmeric is known to decrease pain during periods. Thai scientists have investigated Turmeric’s antispasmodic action which can help regulate menstrual cramps. Back pain and body aches associated with menstrual cycles. Rather than taking painkillers with a host of negative side effects, turmeric’s strong anti-inflammatory effects address this pain without any known negative side effects.
Turmeric stimulates blood flow including in the pelvis and uterus. This helps to remove and purify stagnant blood which, in turn, helps to normalize menstruation and bring the uterus back into proper shape as well as function.
Endometriosis is a disease affecting approximately 15% of women of reproductive age and can lead to infertility. It’s causes are not fully understood, but hormonal imbalance (specifically excess estrogen) and oxidative stress seem to play a significant role in its mediation. Curcumin (the main ingredient in Turmeric) modulates the secretion of estrogen and its antioxidant activity can help to repress oxidative stress related to endometriosis and it’s causing infertility in women.
Non-cancerous tumors growing in the walls of the uterus (“uterine fibroids”) develop in 80% of women by the age of 50. The powerful anti-inflammatory properties of Curcumin inhibit the growth and reduce proliferation of uterine fibroids.
Cancers and tumors and specifically the growth and proliferation of breast cancer are treated with turmeric which may help to inhibit breast cancer cells from secreting factors that are necessary for the progression of the cancer to other organs. India, with the world’s highest consumption of turmeric has the world’s lowest incidence of breast cancer.
Ovarian cancer (the leading cause of deadly gynecological cancer) is treated with turmeric which has been shown to inhibit the growth of ovarian cancer cells and cervical cancer can be kept in check with the use of turmeric to act against estradiol – a female sex hormone which promotes the progression of cervical cancer.
Women may take uterine medications to stimulate frequency and intensity of contractions. Turmeric is a mild and relatively safe uterine stimulant. This can be a problem with pregnant or lactating mothers and, in such cases, this and other products using turmeric should be taken only after consultation with your doctor.
To dramatically increase the absorption of Curcumin into the bloodstream it is helpful to consume black pepper (which contains peperine) which enhances the absorption of Curcumin by up to 20 times. For this reason our premium freeze dried Curcumin powder contains appropriate levels of black pepper.
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