OOMPH! Energy Support Tea
Cistanche tubulosa – 20:1 Concentrated extract
OOMPH! contains Cistanche tubulosa, also known as Rou Cong Rong and Desert Hyacinth. Cistanche extract is traditionally used to make an energy support tea and to help fight aging and increase longevity.
Remember Methuselah? The Bible says he lived until the ripe old age of 969, making him the longest-lived human. We like to call Cistanche tubulosa “Methuselah’s breakfast.”
Used as an herbal therapeutic in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for thousands of years, Cistanche tubulosa is a nootropic, an adaptogen, and an antioxidant. Frontiers in Pharmacology calls Cistanche “One of the Best Pharmaceutical Gifts of Traditional Chinese Medicine,” highlighting the plant’s bio-activities, including antioxidation, neuroprotection, and anti-aging properties. Phytotherapy Research focuses on its anti-fatigue activity.
Cistanche tubulosa helps maintain healthy metabolic function. It is often used to help prevent fatigue and provide energy support. It is considered to be a “yang invigorating” tonic in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Yang tonics enhance antioxidant capacity (it is 15 times stronger than resveratrol and 5 times stronger than vitamin C) and mitochondrial functional. Mitochondria play a crucial role in energy metabolism. Improving mitochondrial function is beneficial to anyone looking to improve endurance or reduce fatigue. Studies have demonstrated that the extract can reduce muscle damage and improve ATP (cellular energy) storage.
In addition to being consumed as an energy support tea, Cistanche tubulosa is also traditionally used to improve sexual health and stamina and aid sexual performance by possibly boosting testosterone.
There is good reason to believe that a lifestyle-related approach to optimal health will benefit from support with Cistanche tubulosa as a health supplement. It’s exactly what your day needs – a little OOMPH!
Cistanche tubulosa Energy Support Tea – Get the Facts
Learn more about Cistanche health benefits by reading our Cistanche FAQ and our Health Made Simple FAQ.
Instructions: Add 1/2 teaspoon of extract to 8 oz of hot water or a cup of juice. Stir until dissolved. Drink 2 glasses a day.
There are no documented side effects or negative interactions associated with the consumption of Cistanche tubulosa. If pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your physician before using any herbal supplement.