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NOW - Fo-Ti (Ho Shou Wu)

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UPC Code: 733739846754

Info: 100 Capsules

Fo-Ti (Polygonum multiflorum) is a plant that is native to China and has been a staple in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for years. According to TCM, processed Fo-Ti is a widely used tonic for strengthening the blood, invigorating the liver and kidneys, supplementing vital energy (qi), increasing vigor, promoting fertility, and enhancing longevity. Fo-Ti is also used in other TCM formulas to combat prematurely graying hair, low energy, lower back pain, angina pectoris, and more. It is also featured in some Western products to help prevent thinning hair and restore dry, brittle and damaged hair.

Product Notes:

Modern research indicates that Fo-Ti contains an alkaloid that has rejuvenating effects on the nerves, brain cells and endocrine glands. Fo-Ti stimulates a portion of the adrenal gland and helps to detoxify the body. The whole root has been shown to lower cholesterol levels, according to animal and human research, as well as to decrease hardening of the arteries, or atherosclerosis. Other Fo-Ti research has investigated this herb's role in strong immune function, red blood cell formation and antibacterial action.


Each capsule contains:
560 mg Fo-Ti Powder (Polygonum multiflorum) (Root)

Non-medicinal ingredients: Gelatin (capsule) and Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source).

Suggested Usage:

Adults: Take 6 capsules 3 times daily. Store in a cool, dry place.


Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have a spleen deficiency, or if you experience phlegm or diarrhea. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you have serious medical conditions such as a liver disorder, or if you are taking prescription medications. Consult a healthcare practitioner after use if symptoms persist or worsen, or if new symptoms develop. Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80046534.

Supporting Science:

Foster, S. and Tyler, V. E. Tyler's Honest Herbal: A Sensible Guide to the Use of Herbs and Related Remedies. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Herbal Press;1993.

Chen, H. and Weng, L. [Comparison on efficacy in treating liver fibrosis of chronic hepatitis B between Astragalus Polygonum anti-fibrosis decoction and jinshuibao capsule]. Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 2000 Apr;20(4):255-57.

UPC Code: 733739846754