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Traditional Chinese plants have provided modern supplementation with no shortage of interesting interventions to research for efficacy. Adaptogens increase the body's ability to cope with stress and are a field of traditional Chinese medicine that have fascinated modern medical researchers for some time.
Schisandra chinensis is an adaptogenic plant which has become popular for its healthy properties, and now an important extract from the Schisandra plant is available and affordable for you to try.
What is Schizandrol?
Schizandrol A, or Shizandrol A,Â is an extract from Schisandra chinensis which is a woody vine that grows in Northern China and the far East of Russia. 
Schizandrol A is an important lignan found in Schisandra. It has shown many promising health-promoting properties, and it continues to be researched today as an exciting natural compound. 
While traditional Chinese plants have found the potent adaptogenic properties of Schisandra a must-have for generations, we are just now beginning to understand the underlying scientific principles behind it. 
What are the Benefits? How does it work?
Schizandrol A is shown to promote the body's healthy response to stressors.*
The purported highly energized effects of Schizandrol A could come from the cholinergic properties recognized in Schisandra extracts. 
Schizandrol A may also be a powerful cellular health supplement. 
Supplemented brain function and memory is also associated with Schisandra extract, as this may be due to Schizandrol's ability to promote focus and mental energy. 
Because Schizandrol A is an extract and not the bulk plant itself, it is important to remember that much less is required for the same effect. A Schizandrol A dosage as small as 50 mg will have great energy supporting activity. Starting on a lower dose and working up to the optimal one is recommended with any supplement.
- Schizandrol A: a lignan from Schisandra chinensis
- Wilson, L. "Review Of Adaptogenic Mechanisms: Eleuthrococcus Senticosus, Panax Ginseng, Rhodiola Rosea, Schisandra Chinensis And Withania Somnifera." Australian Journal Of Medical Herbalism. 19.3 (2007): 126-138. CINAHL with full text. Web. 3 Sept. 2012.
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