As far as I can tell, just 1 of these in the A.M. combined with a cheap 50mg vitamin B6 in the P.M. with dinner CURED my long-standing chronic fatigue of many years. Read up about jiaogulan/gynostemma. It's an amazing adaptogen, cheaper & better & with more goodies than ginseng. And I don't get that jittery excessive energy that some other people got. Just good, smooth, constant energy all day long to do what needs doing. I don't even crave caffeine anymore. Now that I'm not floating around aimlessly & have gotten my ass off the couch, I might get their rhodiola to help deal with the stress of actually dealing with modern living. (By the way, I also put Hyperion Herbs' He Shou Wu in my morning tea (not on iHerb) to help build my deeper "jing" energy reserves, so that might also contribute to my being happy & zingy; whereas jiaogulan is more for everyday-expenditure type "chi" energy, which is what I believe got me actually moving.)
Posted by iHerb Customer on Oct 19, 2011 | Verified Purchase
For some reason this product had me feeling light headed after several weeks of use, so I am dissapointed becasue everything I have read about Jiaogulan sounds great and I must discontinue using it. However my husband uses it and does not feel dizzy at all, in fact he says he has more energy and stamina and he will continue using this product.
Posted by iHerb Customer on May 10, 2014 | Verified Purchase
The Blood Glucose decrease I have been able to test it in blood test and it worked. Most of its 'beneficial' effects beyond the diabetic effects come from inducing antioxidant enzymes and protecting cells from oxidative damage over time. There seems to be a motif where preloading and chronic loading is very protective at low doses, and acute supplementation or rehabilitation (taking the supplement after the stressor) appears to be less effective. As such, the health effects of Gynostemma Pentaphyllum appear to be more prophylactic rather than rehabilitative or therapeutic. So, it prevents, but after the desease appears it does not cure, this is why I combine it with reshi who does act during the desease.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Apr 20, 2008 | Verified Purchase
Jiaogulan (Gynostemma) improves general health and makes one feel younger and stronger. It hunts and kills or chases the little beasts inside that make life miserable.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 26, 2012 | Verified Purchase
Some blood pressure issues may be resolved with Jiaogulan. At least, it works for me.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 22, 2012 | Verified Purchase
The Jiaogulan (South China Ginseng) arrived in small breakable capsules in powdered form. Special care given to the packaging. After taking one capsule with tea, the effects are an instant calming sensation and its great that it is natural. iHerb threw in a few pocket mirrors, which were a plus. I definitely plan on buying from iHerb again.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Apr 08, 2012 | Verified Purchase
Not as potent as I had expected. Did by another brand after this ran out. Capsules were poorly filled. Bought Planetary Herbals next very happy.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 29, 2009 | Verified Purchase
High quality ayurvedic herb in capsule form. Hard to find.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Nov 01, 2013 | Verified Purchase
Gives me energy.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Nov 26, 2012 | Verified Purchase
Take these for antiaging. Do feel perkier.
Posted by RoniDouglas on Sep 29, 2011 | Verified Purchase
I have taken these for a few months now - just 1 a day and I feel really good