By Brandon Gilbert
Important Qualities About Polyrachis Ant
- The #1 Source of Bio-Available Zinc
- Balancing and Tonifying To The Immune System
- Classically Revered As An Elite Sex Tonic For Men and Women
- Increases ATP Production For Natural Energy
- Tonifies The Kidney, Liver, Lung, and Spleen Energies
- Powerful Anti-Oxidant
- Revered As A Rejuvenation, Anti-Aging, and Longevity Tonic
Polyrhachis Ant is a safe, natural and nutritional dietary supplement used for centuries by Chinese herbalists and nobles.
It is regarded as the Herb of Kings in the Chinese Medicinal Classic called Ben Cao Gang Mu which was written by Legendary Herbalist Li Chi Zhen.
Perhaps this is why ant is was regarded as a tonic herb of the highest order and was also a favorite tonic herb among the ruling elite of Ancient China as found in the Imperial Records.
Over 400 known species of ants have been studied in China, and Polyrhachis Vicina Roger is the only species that the China Ministry of Public Health has approved as a dietary supplement.
BBC news reported “scientific research in China has shown that a particular species of Chinese ant, the Polyrhachis Vicina Roger, increases longevity in rats.
Polyrachis Ant Extract is traditionally used to: increase strength, energy, stamina; strengthen the nervous system, improve digestion and assimilation, enhance the bodies natural detoxification functions, enhance the sexual performance for men and women, and to protect the liver.
Other Important Facts About Polyrachis Ant Extract
- Ants can lift up to 400 times their own weight and pull up to 1700 times their own weight, making them the world champions in terms of strength
- Ant contains 8-13 times the protein of milk, chicken, duck, beef, mutton and fish. Ants are extremely rich in nutrients, including significant amounts of vitamins B1, B2, B12, D and E.
- Ant contains more than 42% protein and provide 8 essential amino acids. It contains enzymes and other active substances. The ATP in ants can provide energy directly to the human body.
- Ant can increase the amount of DNA and RNA inside of human cells. This is believed to slow down aging and to aid in the regeneration, and even rejuvenation of tissue.
- Ants are rich in more than 20 trace elements such as magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, selenium, and especially zinc.
Polyrachis As The Top Jing Tonic
Polyrachis ant has been used for centuries as a tonic herb to improve the jing energy in the body. If we are interested in real health, vitality, and longevity, then we should learn how to conserve, preserve, and build this energy.
Since this energy is so important and crucial, let’s take a minute to explore it more deeply.
Jing is that which is the material basis for our life, which can be transmuted and transformed into a new life through the process of pro-creation. Jing is the most highly refined substance in our body, thus is forms the basis for all of our tissues, especially the male and female sexual fluids, as well as the sperm and ova. We can see that jing represents the reserve or stored energy of the body which is divided into two aspects, pre-natal and post-natal. The pre-natal is what we have genetically and hereditarily inherited from our parents and our families genetic heritage. The Post-natal is that which we accumulate in our life time through our diet and lifestyle. So from this we can see a one part of our jing energy is inherited and the other is generated in our own lifetime.
It is our ability to generate, conserve, and preserve this jing energy that determines our freedom from degenerative disease as well as our potential lifespan. From this we can say that jing has a huge influence over the quality and quantity of our lifespan.
Jing energy can be observed in the luster and texture of the skin, hair, nails, and tongue.
Most importantly jing energy can be observed in our fertility, sexual prowess, creativity, drive, courage, will, inspiration, and athletic power.
Jing also plays a huge role in the strength of the skeletal system, as well as the production of bone marrow and stem cells.
Jing energy is depleted by the process of living itself, and also by stress, excessive behavior, and overwork. However, with proper exercise, diet, and taking tonic herbs we can replenish and conserve this energy.
Polyrachis Nourishes Both Yin and Yang Jing
This herb nourishes all Three Treasures: Jing, Chi, and Shen. This alone makes it a true superstar tonic herb, but even more impressive is the fact that it nourishes both the yin and yang aspects of the jing energy.
Yin jing is a deeply nourishing energy and is regarded as the cornerstone of rejuvenation and the foundation of longevity. Many regard the accumulation as more or less building reserves of energy that are stored in the body for future use, thus providing long term regenerative and youth preserving qualities. Yin tonic herbs tend to nourish endocrine hormones, which are noticeably depleted as we age as well as when we experience bouts of extreme stress, whether that stress be physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual. The process of living and aging depletes this yin energy and it can also be depleted by stress, overwork, exhaustion, childbearing, excessive or chronic drug or medicine use, disease, excessive emotionalism and sexual excess. Deficient Yin Jing can manifest as dark rings under the eyes, backaches, weak kidney and reproductive functions, low resistance to infection, weak digestion, as well as other signs of rapid aging.
Yang Jing is deeply empowering and inspiring. This energy helps us to stoke the fire of life and invigorate dormant vitality. This energy can manifest as great sexual prowess, creativity, will power and athletic power. Thus we can see that one of the results of building this energy is a renewed youthfulness.
Polyrachis is well tolerated by most people since it contains both yin and yang, this makes it more balanced in its effects in the body. Some herbs like Ginseng or Deer Antler can quite often be too warming or stimulating for some people, and its for this reason that polyrachis is regarded as superior.
Why Polyrachis Ant May Be The Best Zinc Supplement
One really important thing to take note of is the zinc content of Polyrachis Ant. This herb has the highest zinc content among all known living organisms.
Why This Is Important
Zinc is critical element involved in many essential processes in the body and is largely deficient in our food supply. On top of that most zinc supplements are the market are not bio-available, which means they are essentially a waste of money since our bodies can not absorb and utilize this key mineral.
Many authorities and health and nutrition agree taking taking isolated vitamins and minerals is at best ineffective and at worst even some times very toxic.
The digestion and utilization of vitamins and minerals is not the simplistic process which we may easily assume that it is. These nutrients generally require other nutrients, co-factors, and enzymes to be present for their proper digestion and utilization. This is why taking isolated nutrients is not always the best idea and why authorities are now agreeing that getting these things from food and natural whole food supplements is the best way to go because all of these supportive nutrients and co-factors are present to make sure the specific nutrient is properly assimilated.
On top of being poorly digested and utilized, most vitamin and mineral supplements are actually petroleum derived and merely a cheap by product of the petroleum industry. Here in is where the toxicity factor comes into play because not only are these nutrients derived from petroleum, not only are they devoid of the necessary co-factors, they are also usually in forms which the body does not recognize and thus can not properly metabolize. This lack of metabolism can easily lead to a build up of toxic elements in the liver and lymphatic system, thus creating a burden on the body while stripping the body of even more nutrients in the process. Hopefully you can see how this sets up a negative feedback loop where in we take in false nutrients that the body does not recognize and thus can not metabolize and from there the body has to pull from its nutrient and mineral reserves to buffer and guard against the newly ingested toxin.
So from these two examples we can see the importance of getting as many of our important minerals from their whole food and natural supplement form.
Eating a balanced and whole food diet is obviously a great choice, but it may not be enough to fill a deficiency or get us to a comfortable place due to the depleted state of our soils and the toxicity found in our environments.
This is why Polyrachis Ant is such a super star in the department.
Zinc and Hormones
Zinc is highly associated with and involved in the production of the essential sex hormones in the body. Having good levels of these sex hormones is linked with youth, vitality, and longevity. To easily illustrate this, think of the time in your life when you had the most energy, the most vitality, and the most sexual prowess. This was most likely during the late teen and early 20s when the levels of sex hormones in the body were peaking. And its no mystery that these levels tend to decline with aging and with it so does out level of energy, vitality, and sexual prowess. Thus maintaining healthy levels of sex hormones in the body should be a key piece of any health and longevity strategy.
Excess release of sexual fluids can deplete the body of zinc, selenium, B-complex vitamins, as well as many other vital nutrients. Male and female sexual fluids are particularly rich in zinc. Those who are sexually active often , and even those who have sex more than once a week, can lose a significant amount of zinc and other nutrients that can be very hard to replace given the nutrient deficiencies in our soils and in our diets. For this reason, many religious and spiritual traditions regard sexual fluid as very sacred.
Zinc Is Critical For Male Sexual Health
Zinc is perhaps the most important single nutrient for a man’s sexuality. It is crucial for the production of sperm and seminal fluid. Clinical studies show that men who supplement zinc experience a dramatic increase in testosterone levels.
Zinc is one of the most common mineral deficiencies in western countries, and even a mild zinc deficiency lowers sex drive, limits muscle gain potential, causes weight gain and hurts energy levels.
Zinc rich foods are a man’s best friend for a number of reasons:
- Zinc is the number one mineral for raising testosterone levels.
- Zinc supplementation significantly improves insulin sensitivity and guards against diabetes.
- Zinc protects against prostate problems.
- Zinc is a powerful aromatase inhibitor
- Zinc is crucial for the immune system and will help you to train harder without overtraining.
- Zinc balances copper in the body leading to greater energy levels and clearer thought processes.
- Zinc improves sex drive, increases semen volume and leads to generally better sex!
On top of all of this. numerous aspects of cellular metabolism are zinc-dependent. Zinc plays an important role for the immune system, neurological nervous system, and reproductive system. Zinc participates in the synthesis of nucleic acids (the components of DNA and RNA) and protein, while also playing a role in cell signaling which has been found to influence hormone release and nerve impulse transmission.
Zinc For Womens Health
Zinc And Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
Zinc may also help in the treatment of pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS). PMS affects 50 percent of all menstruating women. There is growing evidence that a deficiency of progesterone underlies PMS. Trace amounts of zinc regulate the secretion of many hormones, including progesterone.
Early research at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston found significantly lower levels of zinc among women with PMS during the luteal phase of menstruation, the 13 days preceding menstruation. This reduction could lead to a decrease in secretions of progesterone and endorphins. Endorphins are the natural painkillers our bodies produce. While research is ongoing, it suggests that some women’s PMS symptoms may be improved by zinc supplementation.
Zinc in Pregnancy And Lactation
It is critical that a pregnant woman satisfy her body’s need for zinc. The official RDI for pregnant women is 19 milligrams per day. A report in the October 1992 American Journal of Epidemiology indicated that low zinc intake was associated with approximately a two-fold increase in risk of low birth weight, and low zinc intake earlier in pregnancy was associated with more than a trebling of pre-term delivery.
Research reported in the British medical journal, The Lancet, September 1992, notes that by the sixth month of lactation even a well-nourished mother may provide less zinc than is necessary for her child. Breastfed babies who received zinc supplements grew significantly in length and weight over those given a placebo.
Zinc in Post-Menopausal Health
As a woman ages, her zinc status may decline for several reasons. Excess estrogen can lower serum zinc levels. Women using estrogen replacement therapy should check to be sure their zinc intake is adequate. A Wayne State study found that nearly 30 percent of a large group of healthy, affluent women over 50 were zinc deficient. Zinc deficiency appears to be common in older women. This may be in part because they eat less and in part because the food they consume is deficient in zinc.
It is well known that the immune system weakens with age, and zinc deficiency may be partly to blame. Zinc is needed for night vision and may also slow the progression of macular degeneration. Macular Degeneration is a disorder of the retina that is the leading cause of severe loss of vision in older women.
Zinc Deficiency Linked To Anorexia and Bulimia
A wide variety of health researchers, nutritionists and physicians are finding that zinc is a sustaining factor in abnormal eating behavior. Dr. Laurie Humphries of the University of Kentucky has found that while patients may develop eating disorders for psychological reasons, they are sustained and complicated by the zinc deficiency that results from decreased food intake.
Diminished Zinc levels may result in a diminished desire to eat because zinc is critical to the senses of taste and smell. In a 1994 summary publication appearing in the Journal for Medical Research, Dr. Alex Schauss reports that studies at Stanford, University of Kentucky, and University of California at Davis found most anorexics and many bulimics were zinc deficient. A five-year study showed an astounding 85 percent remission rate of anorexia nervosa in patients given a zinc supplement. Using zinc supplements resulted in weight gain, better body function and improved mental outlook.
Also some studies have been done that have shown that zinc supplementation can improve mood in women while lowering depression/dejection as well as anger/hostility.
Zinc Is An Essential Mineral For A Myriad Of Important Functions
Zinc is an important mineral for men and women because it has such a crucial role to play in many metabolic and enzymatic functions.
Zinc Helps Us Detoxify
Zinc acts as a potent antioxidant mineral to fight against damaging free radicals which we come in contact with every day. Zinc does this by encouraging the production of enzymes that break down free radicals, SOD (super oxide dismutase). Zinc also helps form a molecule called glutathione which helps to mop up free radicals by absorbing them thus neutralizing them. This is key because glutathione is an endogenous antioxidant produced by our body. Zinc can also assist the body eliminate some heavy metals like arsenic, cadmium, mercury and lead, and also aids the body metabolise and get rid of alcohol. High amounts of zinc are required by the body to detox and process alcohol, so drinkers please take note.
Zinc Helps Us Digest our food
Zinc helps make both stomach acid, and some of the digestive enzymes made by the pancreas (e.g. carboxypolypeptidase). Both of these are essential for good digestion.
Zinc Assists In Metabolism
Over 100 enzymes in our body need zinc to function, so zinc plays an important role in maintaining healthy functioning from protein synthesis, to carbohydrate metabolism and DNA synthesis. It also helps maintain the body pH and aids in the production of a range of hormones in the body including sex hormones e.g. testosterone, stress hormones e.g. cortisol and insulin.
Zinc Helps Balance Blood Sugar
Zinc is needed to make insulin, the hormone which helps us regulate blood sugar levels. Healthy insulin production is incredibly important in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels, keeping good energy levels, and in controlling cravings.
Zinc Is Critical For Proper Nervous System Functioning
Zinc is responsible for a list of functions including helping us be able to taste, smell, hear, have a good appetite, and have a strong libido.
Zinc also plays a role in the production of omega 3 fatty acids in the brain which are important in brain functioning. For this reason, zinc may be useful is treating many cognitive and mental imbalances.
Zinc inhibits the enzyme 5 alpha reductase which has been implicated in causing male pattern baldness and prostate enlargement
The enzyme 5 alpha reductase converts testosterone to DHT, which has been implicated in hair loss and prostate enlargement. By inhibiting this enzyme, zinc may be able to inhibit these processes.
Polyrachis Ant: The Herb Of Kings
From this article we can glimpse how and why Polyrachis Ant is regarded as The Herb of Kings and why it has been used for centuries and an anti-aging, life enhancing tonic herb.
This herb is deeply nourishing to a myriad of important functions in the body due to its impressive nutritional content. It helps us re-build and conserve our deep jing energies while also helping us to have more day to day energy due to its positive effects on digestion, assimilation, breathing, and circulation. We get our day to day energy from the food that we eat, the air we breathe, and then the movement and circulation of these energies in the body. So we can see that anything which improves these functions will naturally help us to have more energy.
If that wasn’t enough, we also know that polyrachis naturally increases ATP in the body, which again leads to real, natural, and sustainable energy.
Naturally having more day to day energy while nourishing the deep jing energies of the body is a pretty sure fire way to easily achieve our health and longevity goals.
By protecting and nourishing our day to day energy, we are less likely to need to tap into our deeper reserves of energy.
By conserving our deep reserves of energy while simultaneously generating and building, we have a real recipe for rejuvenation and longevity.
Polyrachis ant helps to do and accomplish this, which is why it is regarded as The King of Herbs.