Benefits and Uses*
Winter's Paradise uses two Chinese tonic herbs that have the term 'winter' in their Chinese names: 'Tian Men Dong' for Asparagus Root and 'Mia Men Dong' for Ophiopogon Root. These tonics are known to promote a cool, moist lubrication throughout the body, especially in the skin, nose, lungs and joints and have traditionally been used for dryness and emotional calmness that counteracts stress.*
Winter’s Paradise Largely Consists of Two Tuberous Roots: Asparagus and Ophiopogon.
The Chinese names of Asparagus (I.e. tiān mén dōng - tuber asparagi cochinensis) and Ophiopogon (I.e. mài mén dōng - tuber ophiopogonis japonici) both include ‘winter’ in their traditional names. Together, both herbs create a sweet formula that is like a cool fresh winter’s breeze in paradise.*
Unique Plant Nutrients That Moistens and Lubricated Tissues*
These roots contain unique soapy saponin constituents known to promote prostaglandins in the body that moisten the skin.* In addition, they promote easier bending of the joints and joint elasticity; like mechanical grease that is used to reduce the friction of cogs and ball bearings.*
Traditionally Formulated for Maximum Potency
Adding Schisandra Berry and a small amount of Chinese Licorice root turns this tincture into a delicious thirst quenching tonic that satisfies.* These tonics support breathing and lung function, as well as benefiting adrenal stress resistance.* Licorice is used in Classical Chinese herbalism to gently invigorate the energies and digestion to support rejuvenation.*
A Supreme 'Shen' Tonic that Opens the Heart and Spirit
Winter’s Paradise sweet cooling effects will calm and center the mind and heart.* The sweet roots of Asparagus and the succulent bulbs of Ophiopogon soothe and nourish what the Chinese call 'shen', which loosely represents our Spiritual Heart, giving us a ‘lightness of being and spirit’ in our daily interactions with others and the world.*
Like walking on air!* Paradise in winter is one step away from you.*
Based on a Classical Chinese tonic herb formula, this four tonic formula goes through a multi-step process that includes cold extraction and many steps of heat activation to ensure easy digestion and quick absorption.*
We formulate using a variety of extraction techniques for multi-step potency which include:
- Artisan-formulated for Wholistic Effects and Benefits
- Harvesting at Times of Full Botanical Potency
- All Active Parts of the Roots and Berry Extracted and Preserved
- Cold Processed Where Appropriate to Preserve Integrity of Fragile Constituents
- Dual Solvent: Water and Alcohol for 99.9% constituent content
- Semi-soluble Polysaccharides Included in Suspension
- Stabilized for Natural Preservation - No Preservatives
- Heat Activated Saponins and Polysaccharides for Easy Digestion and Assimilation
This formulation uses low alcohol, 30% by volume, so that it may be taken when desired for fast action.
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- 85% Main Herbs
Chinese Asparagus Tuber (tiān mén dōng - tuber asparagi cochinensis)
Ophiopogon Root Tuber (mài mén dōng - tuber ophiopogonis japonici)
- 10% Assistant Tonic
Schisandra Berry (wŭ wèi zĭ - fructus schisandrae chinensis)
- 5% Conductive Tonic
Chinese Licorice Root (gān căo - radix glycyrrhizae)
- Structured Distilled Water
- Triple Filtered USP Grade Organic Alcohol (30% by volume)
Recommended Dosage: 500 – 3,000 milligrams @ 1-3 times a day*
Winter's Paradise Dosage Equation:
The dosage of most tonics work by bodyweight and activity level and dietary factors. The amount of Winter's Paradise taken is dependent on bodyweight and activity level.
BW + AL + DF
Bodyweight (BW) is the overall weight measured by a bathroom or locker room scale.
Activity level (AL) is a relative unit based on the amount of work accomplished, stress-levels and fitness-intensity.
Diet factors (DF) are based on how much calories and food is taken in, such as protein, fat and carbohydrates.
Estimated Daily Dosage:
BW = 1 dropper per ~100 pounds bodyweight
AL = + 1-3 droppers - 1-2 low/medium, 2-3 medium/high
DF = + 1 dropper for every ~2000 kcal reached
Example #1: 115lb person (BW = 1 dropper) who is working a social oriented job (AL = 2 droppers) and eats ~1500 kcal (DF = 0 dropper) would have a functional dosage of ~3 droppers daily divided into 1-3 doses across the day.
Example #1 is BW 1 + AL 2 + DF 0 = ~3 droppers
Example #2: 210lb person (BW = 2 droppers) who is going for a jog on a day-off (AL = 1 dropper) and eats ~2250 kcal (DF = 1 dropper) would have a functional dosage of ~4 droppers daily divided into 1-3 doses across the day.
Example #2 is BW 2 + AL 1 + DF 1 = ~4 droppers
To find a functional dose, start with a minimum dose of 15 drops to 1 dropper and work up to a functional dose.* Many benefits of tonics come from consistent and continued use over a period of time.*
Winter's Paradise dropper:
- 60 1ml droppers in a 2oz (60ml) bottle
- 1ml dropper = ~1000 mgs Winter's Paradise formula extract
Winter's Paradise drops:
- 30 drops in a 1ml dropper
- 1 drop = ~33 mgs Winter's Paradise formula extract
Suggested Winter's Paradise Cycle:*
- Initial Phase = 21-45 days
- Long Term = 45-90
- Optional Cycle-off Period = 7-21 days
Continuous consumption of Winter's Paradise will yield increasing benefits and results over the time consumed; in other words, consistent daily consumption of Winter's Paradise at a functional dosage over the period of suggested time will increase health and wellness benefits.*
After an initial cycle Winter's Paradise may be continued on-and-off for long-term supplementation health benefits or traded-out for another tonic adaptogen superfood.*
How to Take
Winter's Paradise is a versatile and easy-to-take tonic that may be taken with meals or on an empty stomach.*
Use for rejuvenation from physical stress and to promote additional resistance to stress, especially of the emotional type of stress.*
Take Winter's Paradise during the evening to support calmness and tranquility during reading and reflection.*
Consume during meditation and emotional supportive times to feel-at-ease with oneself.*
Use during activity that breathing and optimal lung function.*
Benefits with tonics take time; taking enough consistently rewards health †
Take as desired: consume on a continuous basis to develop the natural tonic and adaptogenic benefits that build over time.* Some benefits are immediate and some results require consumption over several days and weeks to accomplish.* A good tonic cycle is 45-90 days of a tonic adaptogen which will generate lasting health changes.*
Shake gently: secure the lid and turn the bottle over back-and-forth 3-5 times to evenly distribute the tincture. Do not over-shake as the vigorous mixing of air with the extract will oxidize and damage many of the necessary constituents for required dosage and potency.
By mouth: hold the liquid under the tongue for 60-90 seconds and then swallow the rest of extract; doing so allows digestion to begin in the mouth and will take advantage of the activated multi-step extract so that many of the constituents will bypass digestion and enter the body through the mouth and throat.* Holding the extract also promotes better absorption and assimilation and elicits an immediate effect that is performance oriented*
Mix with water: squirt the drops or entire droppers into 2-4 oz. of water that is under 120*F. Water that is cool to lukewarm temperature is best to preserve the volatile and fragile constituents from being damaged and denatured which will reduce the potency of the extract.* Sip slowly to allow absorption in the mouth and throat.* This method makes it easier to become accustomed to the extract and to take larger doses of several different tinctures at once in a tonic program.*
For maximum potency: regularly consume the tincture within a period of 45 days; after 45 days of continuous consumption the extract may begin to gradually lose potency requiring a larger dosage to achieve similar benefit.* A bottle will generally last 10-30 days depending on dosage and concurrent supplementation programming.*
Further dosage reference: How to Take a Tonic Tincture