This formula of Hawthorn Fat-Reducing Tablets (Shan Zha Jiang Zhi Pian) contain a combination of hawthorn and other herbs used in Chinese medicine for fat loss, cholesterol control, high blood pressure, and heart health, recommended by practitioners for its ability to assist in fat reduction and increase metabolism by supporting cardiovascular health and improving digestion. The main ingredient, hawthorn berry, is one of the most frequently recommended traditional Chinese medicine remedies for fat reduction and digestive issues.
Hawthorn has also been used in Western medicine for congestive heart failure (CHF), chest pain, and irregular heartbeat--in Germany, hawthorn extract has been approved for use as a prescription medication to improve chronic heart failure, as it supports cardiovascular health. It is also used to treat both low blood pressure and high blood pressure, blood glucose levels, hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), and high cholesterol.
Studies show that in animals fed high-fat diets, hawthorn extract significantly reduced body weight and fat build-up. Sugar taken from hawthorn berry also promoted the growth of obesity-fighting gut bacteria, suggesting its potential as a weight-loss prebiotic.
In a study of rabbits fed a high cholesterol diet, hawthorn supplementation led to 50.6% less cholesterol accumulation in aorta after 12 weeks.
A meta study comprising 29 clinical studies and over 5500 patients concluded hawthorn was safe and had no side effects when taken at recommended dosages.
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Each tablet is 500 mg and there are 60 tablets per bottle. Vegan.
Instructions: take 3 tablets twice daily. If you have a sensitive stomach, you may want to take these after eating as hawthorn berry is acidic.