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Eleuthero: The King of Adaptogen Herbs

4 min read time Sep 17, 2020

Eleuthero - The most studied herb in the world

If you thought all of the amazing adaptogens were exactly the same, think again.

Some 1,500 scientists performed a whopping 3,000 studies on this herb to discover it may help your body combat and overcome stress, improve your overall health, (3) and provide many other physical and even mental benefits.

Does it get any better than this? It does, actually. And after you read this you’ll know exactly why this herb is a component of our best-selling adaptogen formulas, including Peak Male and EmpowHER.

Traditional uses of Eleuthero date back more than 2,000 years

Eleuthero has been used for millennia by the heartiest societies throughout history:   
  • For over 2,000 years, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurvedic traditions have used eleuthero for energy, vitality, and strength, and a remedy for the flu, cold, and respiratory problems.
  • Eleuthero is native to Korea, southeastern Russia, northern China, and Japan, where it was used as a medicinal herb, a general stimulant and immune system booster for many centuries.
  • In Russia, eleuthero  was originally used to boost physical and mental performance, improve quality of life, and reduce infections. 
  • Eleuthero was first introduced to the US in the late 1970s and since that time it has been used to increase energy,  strength & stamina, prevent stress-related ailments,  boost immunity and to improve many health conditions.

Eleuthero provides a wide array of health benefits, although the modern medicinal uses of eleuthero were not discovered until Soviet scientists began looking for herbal alternatives to Panax ginseng during World War II and continued their research over the following three decades.

The Russian scientists started testing other herbs in the ginseng family for related compounds. That is when they discovered eleuthero had similar therapeutic effects as the scarce Panax ginseng and could be used as an alternative to it. 

Is Eleuthero the Best Adaptogen Herb?

 
Eleuthero roots

 

Russian scientists studied eleuthero and other adaptogen herbs for decades and called eleuthero “The King of Adaptogens.” It didn’t gain this title because it is the most potent adaptogen (adaptogens actually gain their greatest strength when used together), but because it was so well-researched and offers tremendous therapeutic value for a wide variety of health issues. 

In fact, to date, more than 3,000 scientific studies have been published on eleuthero -- more studies than have been done on  any other herb around the globe. (3)

The Amazing Health and Wellness Benefits of Eleuthero

Eleuthero is classified as an adaptogen - part of a small group of powerful herbs that boost the body's resistance to stress. 

Here are some evidence-based health benefits of eleuthero on the following conditions:

Fatigue

 

As per a research review published in Current Clinical Pharmacology, eleuthero can help in improving mental performance in people with stress-induced fatigue. (5, 6)

In addition, a 2004 study conducted by Psychological Medicine stated that eleuthero may reduce fatigue.

Colds

 

According to the NIH (National Institute of Health), eleuthero is useful for cold relief. An experiment on 130 children published in Phytotherapy Research concluded that a herbal formula having eleuthero helped lower the cold duration and severity. (8)

High Cholesterol

 

A 2008 study published in Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications found that eleuthero can help reduce high cholesterol. (9) 

The study found that women who received eleuthero experienced a significant decrease in LDL cholesterol and oxidative stress.  

In addition, there is scientific evidence that eleuthero benefits a wide variety of health conditions including the following: (13) 

  • Arthritis 
  • Alzheimer’s Disease 
  • Diabetes 
  • Flu
  • Bronchitis 
  • Atherosclerosis 
  • Kidney Disease 
  • High Blood Pressure 
  • Insomnia 
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis 

Eleuthero Protects Your Body from Stress 

Overall, eleuthero can shield you from the risks that prolonged stress can have on your health. This includes not only mental or psychological stress -- which is usually related to the pressures of daily modern life (job, relationships, finances, etc.) -- but also physical and chemical stressors which put stress on your body. 

 Eleuthero has been shown to protect your body and improve the strength of several body systems against varying types of physical stressors, including those resulting from excessive exercise, overwork, muscle loss, lack of sleep, extreme heat or cold, and even radiation. (10)

Other Amazing Benefits of Eleuthero

In addition, studies show that eleuthero may:

  • Reduce the side effects caused by other medications 
  • Boosts immunity
      • Increases mental acuity 
      • Enhances athletic performance & physical endurance 
  • Enables longer workouts & quicker recovery  
  • Stimulates muscle growth
  • Supports vital organs 
  • Improves learning and memory 
  • Supports balance in important body systems, including:
    • Normalizing blood sugar levels in people with either high or low blood sugar. 
    • Normalizing blood pressure in people with either lowered or elevated blood pressure. (12)

      Eleuthero is non-toxic, has no side effects, and offers numerous health and other benefits that combined with the normalizing and balancing effects it has on the body, justifies the reputation of eleuthero as the King of Adaptogens!

      This is why Lean Factor chose to put a therapeutic dose of eleuthero in Peak Male and EmpowHER. No other formula compares. You can check out the impressive ingredients here.

       

      References:

      1. An Overview of Eleutherococcus senticosus - https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/neuroscience/eleutherococcus-senticosus
         
      2. History of Eleuthero: http://cms.herbalgram.org/ABCGuide/Monographs/Eleuthero.html?ts=1583735910&signature=8aee83117823f68f209506872eb1248e

      3. Adaptogens in Medicinal Herbalism, Donald Yance, CN, MH, RH(AHG)
          
      4. Eleuthero as Siberian Ginseng - http://cms.herbalgram.org/ABCGuide/Monographs/Eleuthero.html
          
      5. Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief - https://www.researchgate.net/publication/200457671_Adaptogens_Herbs_for_Strength_Stamina_and_Stress_Relief
          
      6. Evidence-Based Efficacy of Adaptogens in Fatigue, and Molecular Mechanisms Related to their Stress-Protective Activity - http://www.eurekaselect.com/69852/article
          
      7. Randomized Controlled Trial of Siberian Ginseng for Chronic Fatigue - https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/psychological-medicine/article/randomized-controlled-trial-of-siberian-ginseng-for-chronic-fatigue/B9941CDB55F4C53FF5DB1D48B5C350A7
          
      8. Eleuthero in Treating Uncomplicated Respiratory Disease - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ptr.1359
          
      9. Eleuthero Can Help Cut High Cholesterol - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0006291X08014435?via%3Dihub
          
      10. I. I. Brekhman and I. V. Dardymov, “New substances of plant origin which increase nonspecific resistance,” Annual Review of Pharmacology 9 (1969): 419–30
          
      11. Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of Ginseng - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2005290111600137?via%3Dihub
          
      12. V. J. Kupin, “Eleutherococcus and other biologically active modifiers in oncology,” in Bioactive Compounds, ed. Todorov and Zaikov, 22–27
          
      13. American Botanical Council: http://cms.herbalgram.org/ABCGuide/Monographs/Eleuthero.html

      Adaptogens are a unique class of herbs that have been used for thousands of years for healing. They have been used by many cultures who discovered they strengthen the body’s resistance to disease.  Adaptogens have powerful anti-stress, anti-fatigue, anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory, anti-depression and anti-aging characteristics. 2, *

      2,000+ studies confirm the benefits
                Used effectively for hundreds of years in Asia and Europe, adaptogens were scientifically validated when Russian researchers heard of their remarkable properties. Over a period of four decades after World War II, Soviet scientists conducted over 2000 secret studies that verified the amazing benefits of adaptogens.

      7 primary adaptogens = amazing health benefits
                These scientists further discovered that when the 7 primary adaptogens are combined together in the correct dosages, they create a synergy magnifying their benefits beyond just the sum of the individual herbs. 3, *

                That in-depth research led to the development of  Peak Male for men and EmpowHER for women, which stand apart from every other adaptogen supplement available because of the unique combination of the 7 primary adaptogens along with other exceptional natural ingredients that further reinforce their benefits.

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      Adaptogens are a unique class of herbs that have been used for thousands of years for healing. They have been used by many cultures who discovered they strengthen the body’s resistance to disease.  Adaptogens have powerful anti-stress, anti-fatigue, anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory, anti-depression and anti-aging characteristics. 2, *

      2,000+ studies confirm the benefits
                Used effectively for hundreds of years in Asia and Europe, adaptogens were scientifically validated when Russian researchers heard of their remarkable properties. Over a period of four decades after World War II, Soviet scientists conducted over 2000 secret studies that verified the amazing benefits of adaptogens.

      7 primary adaptogens = amazing health benefits
                These scientists further discovered that when the 7 primary adaptogens are combined together in the correct dosages, they create a synergy magnifying their benefits beyond just the sum of the individual herbs. 3, *

                That in-depth research led to the development of  Peak Male for men and EmpowHER for women, which stand apart from every other adaptogen supplement available because of the unique combination of the 7 primary adaptogens along with other exceptional natural ingredients that further reinforce their benefits.

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