What Is Cistanche Good For? (Hint: Energy and Longevity!)

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What is Cistanche good for? Cistanche tubulosa tea is known for its anti-oxidation, endurance, and anti-fatigue activity.


Cistanche tubulosa makes a fantastic energy and longevity tea for whole body health. Frontiers in Pharmacology calls it “One of the Best Pharmaceutical Gifts of Traditional Chinese Medicine,” highlighting the plant’s bio-activities, including anti-oxidation, neuroprotection, and anti-aging. Phytotherapy Research focuses on its anti-fatigue activity.

Native to Mongolia, Cistanche tubulosa is a parasitic flower that has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. It’s a nootropic and an adaptogen. It’s also an extremely strong antioxidant. It is 15 times stronger than resveratrol and 5 times stronger than vitamin C. It’s often used to prevent fatigue and increase energy. It may improve memory power and increase immunity, and it shows promise for lowering blood pressure.

Antioxidation, Neuroprotection, and Anti-Aging

Also called Cistanche deserticola and Rou Cong-Rong , Cistanche tubulosa is traditionally used to fight aging, increase longevity, prevent fatigue, and increase energy. It may also help maintain healthy metabolic function.

It’s considered to be a “yang invigorating” tonic in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Yang tonics enhance mitochondrial functional and antioxidant capacity. 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 it may reduce muscle damage and improve ATP (cellular energy) storage.

Cistanche has shown promising effects on lowering blood pressure. It’s commonly used to prevent bone loss and strengthen bones, and it may be able to improve brain health, sharpen the memory, and enhance practiced learning abilities. Furthermore, it’s traditionally used to improve sexual health and stamina by boosting testosterone.

What Is Cistanche Good For? Energy and Longevity.

Many people call Cistanche Methuselah’s Breakfast. Remember Methuselah? The Bible says he lived until the ripe old age of 969, making him the longest-lived human in both legend and tradition.

Cistanche tubulosa supports the function of many body systems. In particular, its anti-aging and anti-fatigue properties may go a long way toward helping you optimize your health. We think the extract makes a pretty fabulous energy and longevity tea (or a smoothie if you’re so inclined). You can learn more about potential health benefits here.

We sell it in larger sizes (200 grams to 1,000 grams), and we also sell it in 100 gram sizes as OOMPH Energy Support. We love it. We think you will too.

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