I must say here at BeautyBlenz, we partake in testing a lot of super foods. Some make the cut and some don’t. One of our very favorite super foods is the Schizandra berry. This berry has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine and is becoming more and more mainstream, which is not always a positive thing. The more demand grows, the more people grow the berries with low quality standards, including using pesticides and high heat processing which kills all the vital nutrients. You will be pleased to hear all the Schizandra berries we use in our products are raw, sun-dried and organic. You get all the nutrients and benefits without their being overridden by harmful pesticides and high heat processing.
Schizandra berries are well-known for beautifying the skin, giving you longevity and energy, as well as replenishing your qi (which is translated to life-force or breath). Even Dr. Oz stands behind the healing power of these berries.
Here is a quick summary of the beautiful benefits of Schizandra berries:
• They help to gently cleanse your liver and blood. (Beware of other liver cleansing herbs that are too strong, quickly dumping a lot of toxins into your blood stream resulting in hives or flu-like symptoms.)
• They are an adaptogen, which helps your body adapt to the stresses of life, giving you a gentle boost when you need it and enhancing concentration or helping calm you if you are over stimulated. They are very loving to your central nervous system.
• They help your skin retain moisture, giving you a radiant skin tone while maintaining moisture and helping protect against and repair UV damage. They also improve skin tone.
• They nourish your overall body and organs like the liver, kidneys, heart and brain.
Schizandra berries are one of the few foods that incorporate the five tastes: pungent, sour, sweet, bitter and salty, which is a key basis in traditional Chinese medicine and is the translated meaning of Wu Wei Zi, the Chinese name for Schizandra berries. Each taste supports a different healing property, making Schizandra berries one of the most balanced super foods for health and beauty!