What is AstraGin™?
AstraGin™ is a proprietary blend of highly purified and fractionated extracts of two Chinese Qi herb: Panax notoginseng and Astragalus membranaceus.
- Panax notoginseng, also known as Chinese ginseng, is a key ingredient of Chinese medicine. It is thought to: reduce inflammation, increase blood flow, improve energy and the ability to exercise, and to reduce muscle soreness after exercise.
- Astragalus membranaceus, also known as Milkvetch, is considered to be one of the most important traditional Chinese medicines and has been used with various different natural remedies and herbal blends. This plant may reduce the physical and metabolic effects of ageing.
Why is it important?
Nutrients in food must be digested and absorbed by the body before they can be distributed and used for vitalization. Absorption determines the amount of nutrients available for maintaining normal bodily functions as well as repairing and rebuilding of cells, tissues, and organs in human body. Absorption plays a very critical role in maintaining life and promoting health in humans.
Sometimes a person’s ability to absorb nutrients can be impaired due to stress, ageing or an improper diet. However in clinical studies AstraGin™ has been demonstrated to increase the bioavailability of many essential vitamins and nutrients in the human body.
The science of AstraGin™
90% of nutrients are absorbed in the small intestine. Many nutrients such as turmeric or calcium are either marginally or poorly absorbed by the body. AstraGin™ enhances nutrients uptake by over 50% by enhancing certain “transporter molecules” in your small intestine, allowing more nutrients to cross the intestinal lumen and enter the bloodstream to be used by our organs, muscles and more.
nutrients and active people
All people need a well-balanced diet with a healthy variety of vitamins and minerals, but for active people and athletes in particular, this need is more urgent. For example strength and endurance athletes generally require double the amount of daily protein than a standard person. By enhancing the absorption of nutrients in a person’s diet, AstraGin™ can enhance their health, and ultimately their sport performance.
astragin™ and gut health
The gut has a huge impact on the rest of our body, even our mind. A healthy gut leads to better absorption of food, a strong immune system and can even improve sleep and mood. Many gut issues stem from the improper transport of nutrients in the body and/or inflammation in the gut.
AstraGin™ helps rejuvenate damaged intestinal walls and reduce inflammation in the gut.
In 16 in-vitro and 8 in-vivo studies, AstraGin™ has been demonstrated to boost absorption and consequently final bioavailability of many essential and phytonutrients in the human body. One of these is called Arginine, which is an amino acid that helps the body build protein.
Clinical findings show an increases absorption of:
- Peptides and amino acids by 41%
- Protein by 25%
- Arginine by 67%
- Omega-7 fatty acid by 39% in 30 mins
- Folate by 50%