TianChi is a potent blend of a unique category of Chinese Herbs called adaptogens – herbs that facilitate your body’s “adaptation” to stress. They help your body maintain, build or mend it’s own natural healthy processes, even if you’re exposed to a wide range of external and internal stressors. I have written about Tianchi in the past, here, here, and here.
Aside from a small handful of natural / alternative medicine practitioners / elite athletes and coaches / trained monks, most people don’t realize that regulating your nervous system and stopping the constant outflow of energy due to various adrenal stressors is the first step to creating balance within your nervous system. TianChi is a whole food Chinese herb supplement that may help to restore your whole energy system — mental, emotional, physical, sexual and intellectual. As a result, this potent powder is designed to support your cardiovascular, endocrine, immune, reproductive and nervous systems.
TianChi is a herbal tonic blend of superior quality herbs that are sourced personally from renowned herbologist Roger Drummer and his colleagues. What makes Chinese herbology unique, is its fundamental principal of recognizing a person’s core imbalance and correcting it. It also recognizes that a healthy constitution can withstand tremendous outside influence. Therefore, restoring and maintaining vitality is the foundation of Chinese herbology.
Every herb used in TianChi is extracted with a focus on purity and potency. Very few products contain 100% whole herb extracts. On average, the herbal extracts are at least 10:1 yields, meaning it takes 10 pounds of raw herb to produce 1 pound of pure extract. Most manufacturers start with pure yield and cut them to concentrations of 4:1 or 5:1 by adding filler. This produces a cheaper and less effective extract. Imagine buying a 5:1 extract that originally was 45:1! The herbal extracts used in TianChi yield 12:1 or greater, and there is even one herb in TianChi that is a 45:1 yield. In other words, you would have to take 9x as much herb from some other sources to equal the potency in TianChi! And you would be getting mostly filler and probably few results.
All of the herbs in TianChi are Non-GMO, Kosher Certified and non-irradiated.
TianChi’s effects may be noticed almost immediately. For best results, simply open up a packet of the dark, rich, red powder, and pour into a refreshing glass of ice water. Try using the mixer used in the video, it makes mixing Tianchi a cinch without any left over residue.
Drink your TianChi all by itself, with no extra fancy juices or added ingredients.
Below is a list of the pure herbs you’ll find inside each pack of TianChi.
Schizandra – the “Five flavor berry” is known as a beauty enhancing herb, one of the main herbs pictured with Lady Maku the Goddess of Beauty. Traditionally, this herb has been used in preparations to support the liver, lungs, and reproductive systems. It contains over 20 lignans, which are plant polyphenols with antioxidant properties. A mild adaptogen and powerful anti-oxidant, schizandra is the Chinese equivalent to milk thistle, a plant that supports liver function.
Reishi Mushroom – Reishi is known as the “Mushroom of Immortality,” and “Herb of Good Fortune”. It is the most highly revered herb in China for its ability to brighten the mind and spirit. Traditionally used for boosting immunity, liver and blood support, and to relieve stress.
-Ashwagandha– Ashwagandha is known as Indian ginseng and is one of the most famous of all Ayurvedic herbs. It is a premier adaptogen and has a profound effect on regulating the HPA Axis (hypothalamus/pituitary/adrenal axis) which is the basis of the stress response. Although many herbs have been crowded into this category, the “Gang of Four”, ashwagandha, rhodiola, reishi and eleuthero, are substances most often described as effectively helping to regulate stress response.
Rhodiola – Rhodiola is known as the “Rose of Heaven” and “Plateau Ginseng.” It is one of the premier adaptogens in the entire world. Regarded as life-prolonging and wisdom enhancing, it may help to regulate stress response and is said to balance both creative and cognitive functions of the brain. Rhodiola has been found to reduce fatigue associated with physical activity and mental performance. It is a favorite herb for cosmonauts and mountain climbers. Rhodiola is a “Three Treasure” tonic, it builds Jing, Chi and Shen.
Eluthero – This is the herb that launched all of the studies on adaptogenic herbs. Commonly used as an adaptogen in regulating stress response and supporting adrenal function, it’s famous as a physical endurance and mental enhancing herb used by cosmonauts. Eleuthero is a great herb for anyone who’s involved in sports or work that demands strength and endurance. It’s more Chi building than Jing. Eleuthero is seldom sold as a bulk herb as it’s not very nutrient dense. It takes over 40 lbs of good root to make one pound of powdered extract.
Epimedium – Famous as “goat sex tea”, epimedium is known throughout the world as an herbal aphrodisiac. It has traditionally been used to support healthy circulation. It is a Jing tonic.
Cistanches – Its Chinese name is “Duzhong” having been named after a doctor who took it and achieved great intellectual success. Eucommia is a premier Jing tonic as it contains a perfect balance of Yin and Yang energy. Its main use is commonly in bone support formulas.
Gotu Kola – Gotu Kola is one of the most important rejuvenating herbs in Ayurvedic medicine. It’s used to help revitalize the brain and nerve cells. Gotu Kola is historically used in all matters of brain support. It has been known to support normal immune function and adrenal energy. Gotu Kola is commonly used by monks and yogis in the Himalayas as an aid to meditation; similar to how Reishi is used in China by the Taoist monks.
Albizzia Flower – This flower is known as the herb for “forgetting cares and sorrows” and “collective happiness flower”. It is an ultimate Shen tonic and is often used for supporting memory, circulation, and has mood elevating properties.
Astragalus – Astragalus is one of the greatest Chi tonics in all of Chinese Herbology. It’s often used as a ginseng replacement in younger people. Recently it has gained great popularity as an immune-support herb. It is said to build Upright Chi, meaning when the lungs are strong and the breath is deep. Astragalus is an excellent herb for maintaining the Protective Chi circulating on the surface of the skin. If the cold wind seems to bother your neck, it’s often a sign you’re Protective Chi is weak.
Green Tea – Green tea is one of the most powerful plant-based antioxidants. Studies have shown it to be valuable for a variety of treatments, including fat loss and cognitive performance. Most of green tea’s antioxidant polyphenols are from a class called catechins of which EGCG seems to dominate.
Polygonum (Ho Shou Wu) – Translates as “Ho’s black hair,” is one of the main kidney restoratives in Chinese herbology. Legend has it that Ho, an aging lonely hermit living on the edge of town saw a vine intertwined on his walk through the forest. The vines resembled a couple embracing and so he harvested the root, cooked it and consumed the tea. His hair turned back to black from snow white (hence the name) and he actually married and had a son. They both lived to be over 100 years old and the herb has since been called Ho’s black hair.
Lycium (Goji) – Lyci Gojium is a restorative for the liver and kidneys, popular these days as Goji, and one of the 5 most famous herbs in China. Reputed to be the main food of Li Chen Yuang for the first 125 years of his life (he added some ginseng root for the next half of his life). Li died at a banquet in his honor after consuming a heavy dinner (he was a Taoist hermit who lived on herbs and vegetables) causing a national uproar and disgrace for the public official who hosted the event.
Other herbs: Anemarrhena, Licorice, Polygala, Clubmoss, Cocoa Bean Extract, Stevia Leaf, Acerola Cherry, and Raspberry.
Suggested Use: Serving Size: One Packet makes 8-10 fl oz
Servings Per Packet: 1
Packets Per Box: 30
Warning: Children, under 18 of age, pregnant women or anyone with a medical condition should consult a physician before using this product.
Store in a cool dry place away from heat.