of Organic, Herbal Jiaogulan for Cholesterol Maintenance
Jiaogulan offers a host of benefits to the heart and the circulatory
system. These include maintaining cholesterol levels that are already
in the normal range, protection of the heart, antioxidant properties,
maintaining already-normal platelet aggregation levels and more.
It may be particularly effective in maintaining triglyceride levels
that are already in the normal range. Jiaogulan has been in the
news in recent years for its antioxidant abilities. It also may
help promote immune system strength and maintain LDL and triglyceride
levels already in the normal range. Jiaogulan is in growing in popularity
in China, Thailand and Japan for its ability to maintain cholesterol
levels already in the normal range.
Caution: Consult your health care provider before using any herbal
product. Do not discontinue use of your prescription medication(s)
without your doctor’s approval.
Natural Cholesterol Support: Jiaogulan
lowers total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol (the bad stuff), and raises
HDL cholesterol (the good stuff). More than 20 papers have been
published on the subject with effectiveness reported as ranging
from 67 to 93%. It also inhibits platelet aggregation, which may
lessen the chance of a stroke or heart attack.
This study may not be indicative of the effects of
gynostemma pentaphyllum on all people. More human studies will need
to be done to prove or disprove overall results.
Find out more about other published studies at the bottom of this page.
Get some tough-love from your doctor. Learn about Cholesterol and ask the right questions!
Your body needs cholesterol to work properly. When you have extra cholesterol in your blood, it builds up inside the walls of your arteries (blood vessels), including the ones that go to your heart. This buildup is called plaque.
Plaque narrows your arteries and slows or stops the blood flow. This can cause a heart attack, stroke, or other serious heart disease.
Below are some questions you may want to ask your doctor or nurse to help you take care of your cholesterol.
- What is my cholesterol level? What should my cholesterol level be?
- What are HDL ("good") cholesterol and LDL ("bad") cholesterol?
- Does my cholesterol need to be better?
- How often should I have my cholesterol checked?
- What medicines am I taking to treat high cholesterol?
- Do they have any side effects?
- What should I do if I miss a dose?
- Are there foods, other medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements that may change how well my cholesterol medicines work?
See a listing of common side-effects from Chosterol medications at the bottom of this page.
Leaf in Tea Form
Shipping by Priority Airmail
in 1 to 3 weeks
1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds = 35.7 ounces
Jiaogulan Vegetable Capsules are your best source for Gypenosides
when you are on the go.
Organic Jiaogulan Capsules
1 Bottle contains 100 Veggie capsules. Each 2 - 500mg capsules
contain 75mg Gypenosides.
How Many Capsules
of Jiaogulan Should I Take?
The following are serving suggestions:
20 to 75mg of Gypenosides (active ingredient) 2 to 3 times per
day as specified below...
- Initial: 2 capsules/3 times daily
- Up to: 6 capsules/3 times daily
Tea and Capsules
combinations packages for Lowering Cholesterol
You can sample Jiaogulan Capsules and Jiaogulan
Herbal Tea by ordering specially designed combination
packages. Shipping is FREE.
One of our recent clients had this to say...
"I've been taking (another brand of herbal pills) for a long
time, and now that you are offering Jiaogulan capsules, I compared
the two products, and your's provides a better
value insofar as amount of gypenosides for the dollar. Of
course the fact that I love your fresh Jiaogulan Herbal Tea helps
the decision as well :-)
Thank you so much for a wonderful product, and it's truly a pleasure
doing business with Aum Tea Company."
Jay L. ~ MA, USA
shares her experience using Jiaogulan to Lower Cholesterol
"I've been drinking your delicious tea and taking capsules
(when I'm in the office) for about 3 weeks now. My results from
my last trip to my doctor show a significant lowering of my LDL
Cholesterol levels. Thank you for a great product and for such speedy
service on my first order. Look for my next order soon."
State Politician ~ West Virginia, USA
"Since I started to drink your Jiaogulan tea for three months,
I am very happy to let you know that my good
cholesterol went up. The tea has a very refreshing taste
and I enjoy drinking it. Thank you."
Repeat Customer ~ New York, USA
The testimonials above indicate the potential effects of Jiaogulan
only and need more human studies to prove or disprove.
Cholesterol Medicine : Side-Effects of Statin Drug use over time
If your already experiencing side effects from Cholesterol medications below, consider a hard and honest talk with your doctor about our Jiaogulan Tea and Capsules as a complimentary and/or alternative treatment for your condition.
Are There Side Effects of Statin Drugs?
Most people who take statin drugs tolerate them very well. But some people experience side effects. The listing below are from WebMD's official site.
The most common statin side effects include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Flushing of the skin
- Muscle aches, tenderness, or weakness (myalgia)
- Nausea or vomiting
- Abdominal cramping or pain
- Bloating or gas
Statins also carry warnings that memory loss, mental confusion, high blood sugar, and type 2 diabetes are possible side effects. It's important to remember that statins may also interact with other medications you take.
Which Statin Side Effects Are Serious?
Statins are associated with a few rare, but potentially serious, side effects including:
- Myositis, inflammation of the muscles. The risk of muscle injury increases when certain other medications are taken with statins. For example, if you take a combination of a statin and a fibrate -- another cholesterol-reducing drug -- the risk of muscle damage increases greatly compared to someone who takes a statin alone.
- Elevated levels of CPK, or creatine kinase, a muscle enzyme that when elevated, can cause muscle pain, mild inflammation, and muscle weakness. This condition, though uncommon, can take a long time to resolve.
- Rhabdomyolysis, extreme muscle inflammation and damage. With this condition, muscles all over the body become painful and weak. The severely damaged muscles release proteins into the blood that collect in the kidneys. The kidneys can become damaged trying to eliminate a large amount of muscle breakdown caused by statin use. This can ultimately lead to kidney failure or even death. Fortunately, rhabdomyolysis is extremely rare. It occurs in less than one in 10,000 people taking statins.
Published Studies on the Effectiveness of Jiaogulan aka Gynostemma Pentaphyllum
Blumert and Dr. Jioliu Liu have assembled the best source
of information concerning the research of Jiaogulan and its components.
Jiaogulan, The Chinese Immortality Herb
This book contains analysis of over 10 years of study at leading
universities and institutes in China, Japan and the United States. Click
here to order at Amazon.com for US$7.95.
You can sample Jiaogulan Capsules
and Jiaogulan Herbal Tea by ordering specially designed combination
packages. Shipping is FREE.
Uses of Jiaogulan:
Many systems within the body may be
supported by adaptogens and antioxidants. Typical ways that adaptogens
and antioxidants may work within the body are listed below:
Circulatory System: support the body’s
blood and related systems such as the liver, glands, nerves and
Immune System: supports the immune
system, adrenal function, provides energy/metabolism boost, nurtures
central nervous system/heart connection, creates unfavorable environment
Nervous Fatigue: Supports adrenal
function, provides energy/metabolism boost, nurtures central nervous
Digestive System: digestive and
detoxifying functions of the body, including the urinary system
Liver Balance: Supports Liver Health,
Relieves Stress, For Occasional Irritability
Spleen Activator: Nourishes Spleen
Function, Supports Pancreas, Relief of Occasional Nighttime Leg
Energy, Alertness & Stamina: Builds physical and emotional energy, nourishes adrenal glands,
and promotes cellular metabolism
Intestinal System: designed to support
the cleansing mechanisms of the body by targeting the intestinal,
digestive and circulatory systems
Nervous System: Mood Elevation:
supports the nervous, urinary, respiratory and female reproductive
Liver Balance: Supports liver health,
relieves stress, also useful for occasional irritability
Liver and Pancreas: Supports the
liver and pancreas to assist the bodies normalization of blood
sugar and optimal glandular within the digestive system
Respiratory System: Lung Support:
supports respiratory health
Urinary System: Kidney Activator:
designed to support the urinary and lymphatic systems and structural
All of the above potential effects of adaptogens
and antioxidants (including gynostemma pentaphyllum) on the systems
within the body need more human studies to prove or disprove.