This all-herbal formula is used to reduce symptoms of Yang deficiency, including low back pain, low energy, constantly cold hands/feet, poor digestion, low libido, depression, poor memory, neck problems or herniated disks, frequent urination, and infertility. It is a modified version of the classic Jin Kui Shen Qi formula that includes the addition of two herbs, Niu Xi and Che Qian Zi.
Jin Kui Shen Qi first appeared in the Han Dynasty (~200 A.D.) classic Essentials of the Golden Cabinet by Zhang Zhongjing and was originally indicated in the treatment of diabetes, taxation, and shortness of breath. Today, this formula is still considered an indispensable remedy in the Chinese pharmacopeia, prized for its ability to effectively treat diabetes, hypertension and kidney disease.
Apart from its use in these more serious diseases, Jin Kui Shen Qi Wan is also widely recognized as a choice tonic for those experiencing symptoms of Yang deficiency. A 2017 clinical study found the formula to significantly improve symptoms of fatigue and depression, while a 2014 animal study found the formula works by acting on the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis to positively regulate hormonal expression, thereby improving endurance, sexual performance, energy and reaction times. A 2021 study also found that it likely promotes longevity by increasing levels of the anti-aging antioxidant superoxide dismutase.
Many of the positive effects of Jin Kui Shen Qi derive from its principal herb, the powerful adaptogen Shu Di Huang or rehmannia radix preparata. Rehmannia has been shown to boost immunity, increase brain function, exert hepatoprotective effects, and regulate blood sugar. This adaptogen is also considered an important mood-regulating drug with a long history of use in psychological disorders and recent research pointing to its pronounced anxiolytic effects.
Shu Di Huang is the most prescribed herb in Chinese medicine for ADHD, and recent animal studies specifically on ADHD showed that Shu Di Huang/its active ingredient improved spatial learning and memory, attenuated hyperactivity and impulsiveness, improved learning and memory following thalamic arcuate nucleus injury, and exhibited antidepressant effects.
Of course, as with all Chinese medical formulas, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Jin Kui Shen Qi's popularity as a tonic derives in no small part from its perfectly balanced design. Warming herbs are balanced by cooling herbs and cleansing herbs are balanced by supplementing herbs. This all led the celebrated 20th century clinical master Li Ke to go so far as to recommend the formula as a wellness tonic for everyday use.
Vegan and free of artificial colorings.
Instructions: Take 8 small round pills 3x per day. Contains 200 pills.