Gynostemma pentaphyllum, also called jiaogulan, is a climbing vine of the family Cucurbitaceae widely distributed in South and East Asia. The Chinese traditionally drink Jiaogulan tea to improve energy, increase levels of endurance and strength and to combat fatigue. Gynostemma contains amino acids, vitamins and minerals, including selenium, magnesium, zinc, calcium, iron, potassium, manganese & phosphorus. Gynostemma protects and enhances the function of the centrals nervous system and the peripheral nervous system through its antioxidant properties and its ability to regulate nitric oxide production. Nitric oxide protects nerve cells from damage and cell death from free radical damage.
It is recommended that pregnant and breastfeeding women do not take Gynostemma. If you are taking any blood thinning medications please consult your health care professional before using Gynostemma. Do not use if you have an autoimmune condition or are taking immunosuppressant medications. Gynostemma stimulates and strengthens the immune system.