Cistanche herbal extract benefits include increased energy and endurance, which contribute to heart health.
Cistanche tubulosa, commonly referred to as Rou Cong-Rong in the Chinese language, is an herbal extract that grows in the arid and warm deserts in Mongolia and northwest China. The extract comprises volatile oils, polyphenols, and powerful antioxidants that are often used to support treatment for heart diseases, cancer, and osteoporosis. In addition, it is often used as a tonic in supporting treatment for chronic renal disease, sexual health issues, constipation, and kidney infections.
One of its key health benefits is its potential to improve energy, endurance, and heart health.
Cistanche tubulosa Heart Health Support
Heart diseases are among the leading causes of health across the world. According to a report by the World Health Organization, 17.9 million lives are lost each year due to cardiovascular diseases.
Cistanche tubulosa is an amazing herbal extract. It has polyphenols with powerful antioxidant properties that can inhibit the action of free radicals in the body. Inhibiting free radicals can provide protection from heart problems and cardiovascular diseases.
Drinking herbal tea made from Cistanche tubulosa extract can also help maintain optimal blood pressure, thus improving endurance and the functioning of the heart. It can help to strengthen the endurance of the heart muscles. Once dissolved in the bloodstream, it acts as a vasodilator by relaxing constricted blood vessels to help stabilize a regular breathing rate.
Other Health Benefits of Cistanche Tea
Studies have shown that Cistanche herbal tea can improve cellular energy storage, reduce muscle damage, and increase endurance and energy levels. In addition, Cistanche extract is commonly used to fight aging, increase longevity, and maintain healthy metabolic functions. Its benefits don’t stop there.
Cistanche also shows potential in doing the following:
- Lowering blood pressure.
- Preventing bone fracture and bone loss.
- Sharpening human memory.
- Improving sexual health and stamina by boosting testosterone.
- Showing nootropic properties and improving brain health.
In particular, the activity of this herbal extract shows promise in boosting energy levels and endurance during physical exercise. In a study published in Frontiers in Pharmacology, anti-fatigue herbal tea made from Cistanche tubulosa helped increase energy levels by approximately 20% when consumed on a regular basis.
Learn More About Cistanche Endurance Tea
Cistanche tubulosa extract offers a wide range of potential heart health benefits. It’s highly regarded due to its anti-fatigue properties. A tea made from the extract supports the functions of many body systems. In particular, its anti-aging and antioxidant properties have the potential to significantly optimize health, help to manage fatigue, and enhance endurance.
Linden Botanicals sells Cistanche extract in a 50-serving size as OOMPH! energy support, as well as in larger sizes. To learn more about Cistanche tubulosa, a good place to start is our Cistanche FAQ and this study.
Cistanche tubulosa is also one of five herbal extracts included in Linden Botanicals CardiAce Heart Health Support Kits. CardiAce Kits are a synergistic collection of time-tested heart health herbal supplements designed to support vascular health and healthy heart function, bolster mitochondrial energy, increase endurance, improve cardiac stress tolerance, and protect against free radical damage. Kits come in two sizes: 100g (~50 servings) and 250g (~125 servings).