Our CHF #48 contains a unique blend of energy promoters such as bee pollen, royal jelly, gotu kola, eleuthero senticosus, octacosanol (wheat germ) and alfalfa leaf.
Bee pollen is one of nature’s healthiest and most powerful “superfoods.” The early Egyptian and early Chinese civilizations both used it as a physical rejuvenator and medicine. The Greek physician Hippocrates used pollen as a healing substance over 2,500 years ago. Today, natural health practitioners often refer to bee pollen as an herbal “fountain of youth”. It may be nature’s most perfect food. One thing is certain: people who consume high-quality bee pollen almost always experience an increase in energy, zest, and physical endurance. Bee pollen contains an incredible array of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, co-enzymes, and hormones. It is especially rich in B vitamins and antioxidants, including lycopene, selenium, beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, and several flavanoids. Overall, it is one of the most nutritionally complete natural substances found on earth. The use of pollen may improve your energy, stamina, endurance and feeling of general well-being.
Royal jelly also contains remarkable amounts of proteins, lipids, glucides, vitamins, hormones, enzymes, mineral substances, and specific vital factors that act as biocatalysts in cell regeneration processes within the human body. Royal jelly is rich in protein, vitamins B-1, B-2, B-6, C, E, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, inositol and folic acid. In fact, it contains seventeen times as much pantothenic acid as that found in dry pollen. It may also help with Parkinson’s Disease.
Gotu kola benefits are said to be plentiful, including healing of wounds, memory enhancement, burn and scar treatment, arthritis relief, purifying blood, and strengthening varicose veins.
Eleuthero senticosus has been used in China as a tonic for invigorating vital energy (qi) for more than 2,000 years. In Chinese medicine, it is used to normalize body functions, restore vigor, improve health, promote good appetite, and help to assure a long life.
There are many theories that exist on how wheat germ (octacosanol) has the ability to increase strength and endurance. There have been many proposed theories, such as one that concentrates on some evidence that octacosanol may improve the efficiency of transferring nerve impulses, or that it may have the ability to increase oxygen transport and/or uptake. Another theory is that it boosts the energy applied to muscles via the promotion of the transfer of fatty acids in the muscles.
Alfalfa facilitates efficient ingestion of the entire nutriments present in alfalfa without waste. Alfalfa leaf saponins have been shown to lower plasma cholesterol, decrease intestinal absorption of cholesterol, and prevent atherosclerosis. Due to its generally high nutritive value, alfalfa could help to prevent fatigue associated with vitamin/mineral deficiency.