The school also isolated two components of spikenard , valerena-4,7(11)-diene and beta-maaliene, and both compounds reduced the locomotor activity of mice. Valerena-4,7(11)-diene had a particularly profound effect, with the strongest sedative activity; in fact, caffeine-treated mice that showed locomotor activity that was double that of controls were calmed to normal levels by the administration of valerena-4,7(11)-diene. The mice slept times longer, an effect similar to that of chlorpromazine, a prescription drug given to patients with mental or behavior disorders.
1. Observe The Label. You want to see at least 1,000 mg dosage (Usually this is split by two 500mg tablets) if the company won't show you the label ... run the other way.
2. Is It A 1 Month Supply? "You Get What You Pay For" There are some well known vitamin and herbal companies selling He Shou Wu and only giving you a 15 day supply. Customers usually think there getting a deal, but half way through the month find out why. Look at the serving size! Here are some examples of a 15 day supply. A 30 tablet bottle with a dose of 2 tablets once a day. A 60 tablet bottle with a dose of 2 tablets twice a day. A 100 tablet bottle with a dose of 3 tablets twice a day. All of these combination's are falling short of the bar. They do this because it makes the price "appear" to be half as much as there competitors.
3. Proprietary Blends. Most He Shou Wu or Hair Growth products on the market do not work because they do not actually have enough He Shou Wu or Fo Ti Root in them. Reason being that they blend it with other ingredients and have fancy names like (proprietary blend) so they don't have to tell you how much He Shou Wu is actually in it
4. How Potent Is Your He Shou Wu? One way you can gauge the potency of your He Shou Wu is by finding out if it is an Extract. Extracts can be 10, 20 or even 100 times the concentration of a powder. For Example If you compared a 500mg tablet of Shou Wu powder to a 500mg tablet of Shou Wu 12:1 extract you would find it would take twelve 500mg tablets of the powder to equal one 500mg tablet of 12:1 extract. Which one do you think offers the best results? The irony is that powders are often marked up very high, and while extracts cost vitamin companies much more it might not cost you more. Here's one way to look at it. We know that twelve 500mg powder tablets equal one 500mg 12:1 extract tablet. Lets say the extract version costs 3 times more; however you get close to 7 times more He Shou Wu so the value clearly lies with the extract. Also remember that the higher the extract ratio is the more potent and concentrated it is! Natures Elements offers the purest and most potent He Shou Wu as a 12:1 extract. This Extract is contained in both our original He Shou Wu, Advanced Shou Wu and our DHT Blocker supplement.