Fo-Ti Extract

Fo-Ti Extract

Botanical Name:Fallopia multiflora
Part Used:Root
Active ingredients:Phosphatide
Appearance: Dark Brown Powder
Specification:10:1 by TLC
Storage: Stored in a cool, dry and dark place, shelf life 24 months.


What is Fo-ti Extract?

Fo-ti (He Shou Wu) is one of the most popular and highly revered tonic herbs in Asian herbalism. Fo-ti is the prepared tuberous root of Polygonum multiflorum, a plant that grows in the mountains of central and southern China. It shares the position as the primary essence (Jing) tonic of Chinese herbalism with the Goji berry.

By virtue of its ability to accumulate tremendous quantities of Qi into its root, this herb can tonify the human and animal organs and can tonify and nourish the blood. He Shou Wu is not a stimulant. However, it is one of the greatest energy tonics known to mankind. Its action is cumulative, as any truly healthy tonic dietary supplement would be. Because it is a very mild sedative, it will calm the nervous system. So it can be said that Fo-Ti is both energizing and calming. That is the magic of a great tonic herb.

Fo-Ti helps maintain the strength and stability of the lower back and knees. It is used to maintain youthful sexual drive, normally abundant sperm count in men and to support the health of the ova in women. It is widely used in Asia to maintain the youthful condition and color of the hair. It can calm the nervous system. It has components that are potent antioxidants with gentle actions in the liver and the eyes.

Its strength partially comes from its remarkable ability to support and maintain the healthful cleaning functions of the kidney and liver, which in turn clean the blood.

Health Benefits of Fo-Ti Extract

1. Longevity
Several scientific studies confirm the mythical claim that Fo-Ti stimulates the body to produce longevity-promoting substances. The most powerful substance it has been shown to stimulate is superoxide dismutase, the most potent antioxidant and free radical scavenger found in the human body. Numerous studiesfound a correlation between superoxide dismutase and an extended lifespan. This antioxidant also inhibits the MAO-B enzymes, a family of enzymes which binds to the outer membrane of mitochondria. This process combats oxidative stress and has been shown to result in powerful health benefits and life-extension.

2. Blood Tonifier 
Tonification is a Traditional Chinese Medicine term which refers to the strengthening of a certain part or element of the body. He Shou Wu has been demonstrated to help strengthen the membranes of red blood cells and also promote their growth. HoneyColony’s Equilibrium includes He Shou Wu in their “Energy Formula” due to its positive effect on blood circulation. There is a strong correlation between proper circulation and healthy energy levels.

3. Hair Revitalizer
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, hair is the reflection of the state of a person’s blood, liver and kidney. Which is why many people believe He Shou Wu, with its power to increase blood circulation and stimulation of red blood cells, can help turn gray hair back to its original color.

Studies have found He Shou Wu to contain Radix Polygoni Multiflori (RPM). Prepared RPM exerts hypolipidemic effects. Hypolipidemic agents can lower high levels of fats (lipids), such as cholesterol, in the blood, improving the essence of the blood and nourishing the liver and kidneys. They have also been shown to have revitalizing abilities, such as blackening the hair and beard and strengthening the muscles and bones. RPM exerts its hypolipidemic effects primarily by targeting the gastrointestinal tract, thus inhibiting the absorption of cholesterol.

However, this doesn’t mean everyone with greying hair can find a miracle in He Shou Wu. According to acupuncturist and naturopath, Talia Mansdorf, “When there is a blood deficiency, hair can turn gray because it’s malnourished. However, in Chinese Medicine, you can have three people with the same symptoms, but very different issues. There can be several issues at the root of hair turning gray. But if your graying hair doesn’t stem from blood deficiency, He Shou Wu will not be of any help. You’ll need a full diagnosis to determine what’s the real issue at state.”

4. Protection From Disease
An impressive amount of pharmacological studies show strong evidence for He Shou Wu’s treatment of various medical conditions and diseases such as liver injury, cancer, diabetes, alopecia, atherosclerosis, and even neurodegenerative diseases.

This is due, in part, to He Shou Wu’s anti-inflammatory properties; it has been shown to inhibit the expression of some of the most prominent pro-inflammatory signaling factors in the body.

Another benefit of He Shou Wu’s stimulation of superoxide dismutase (SOD) activityis this free radical scavenger kills harmful oxygen molecules in cells which may have caused damage to tissues. By taking He Shou Wu every day, you are increasing your antioxidant levels and protecting yourself from disease.

5. Improved Sex Drive
Another element of He Shou Wu’s mythical discovery, was the sudden rise in virality Neng Si experienced upon taking the herb. A 2014 study conducted on ratsshowed that He Shou Wu can increase testosterone secretion and sperm function. Low sperm count is becoming an increasingly bigger issue in the male population. Scientists aren’t quite sure why this is, but there is a lot of evidence that “the oestrogen hypothesis”, which traces this issue to the 5,000 toxic chemicals we’re exposed to, that are all quite similar to the female sex hormone oestrogen, is the culprit. Whatever the root of sperm count issues may be, He Shou Wu can be the solution. A recent 2016 study found that He Shou Wu has anti-aging effects on the testicular cells, by means of inhibiting the occurrence of apoptosis in spermatogenic cells, thus improving the spermatogenic function of the testicular cells. It seems the herb regulates the expression of key genes in the mitochondrial apoptosis pathway.

Also, through improved blood circulation, erogenous zones experience a heightened sensitivity to sexual stimulation. Therefore, He Shou Wu can serve as an aphrodisiac.

6. Lowered Stress Levels
Fo-ti extract is considered to be an “adaptogen”, which is an herb that works with your body to create balance and harmony, compared to “mimetic” herbs which replace or enhance a certain function.

According to Mansdorf, “He Shou Wu is a yin herb, which means it correlates to and encourages feminine/receptive energy. Many people feel calmer and more balanced both in mind and body with this herb.”

Traditional Chinese Medicine also relates how Fo-Ti extract can stimulate our intuitive abilities, inspiring spiritual awareness, creativity, and heightened intuitive guidance

Dosage of He Shou Wu Extract

The appropriate dose of he shou wu (fo-ti) depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for he shou wu (fo-ti). Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

Potential Side Effects of Fo-Ti Extract

He shou wu (fo-ti) is POSSIBLY UNSAFE to take by mouth due to concerns that it might cause liver damage in both adults and children. he shou wu (fo-ti) has been linked to liver damage in several reports, including one case in a 5-year-old child.

Certificate of Analysis

AppearenceBrown powderN/AComplies
Particle size100% pass 80 meshUSP32<786>Complies
Extract SolventsWater/EthanolN/AComplies
IdentificationPositive ReactionN/AComplies
Loss on Drying≤5.0%Eur.Ph.6.0[2.8.17]Complies
Acid-insoluble ash≤7.0%Eur.Ph.6.0[2.4.16]Complies
Solvents ResidueMeet Eur.Ph6.0<5.4>Eur.Ph 6.0<2.4.24>Complies
Pesticides ResidueNegativeUSP32<561>Complies
Microbiological Control
Total bacterial count≤1000cfu/gUSP30<61>Complies
Yeast & mold≤100cfu/gUSP30<61>Complies

Flowchart of Production

plant extract flowchart

Package for Fo-ti Extract

herbal extract package

Shipping for Fo-ti Extract

  • By Express: Suitable for under 50kg, 5-10 days
  • By Air: Suitable for more than 50kg, 7-15 days
  • By Sea: Suitable for more than 500kg, 15-45days

Why Choose FYZ Fo-ti Extract?

  • FYZ is a professional GMP standard herbal extract manufacturer in China, provide OEM service.
  • FREE SAMPLE with freight collection (5-10g) for detection, if you need more, please contact us.
  • Fast delivery by DHL/FedEx,  air as your requirement.
  • All of our products from nature, no additive.
  • Money refund policy.


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