◆ Schisandra chinensis extract is extracted from botanical Schisandra chinensis, which is a deciduous woody vine native to forests of Manchuria (Northern China) and Siberia. Its berries are used in traditional Chinese medicine, where it is considered one of the 50 fundamental herbs.
◆ Schisandra is used as an “adaptogen” for increasing resistance to disease and stress, increasing energy, and increasing physical performance and endurance. The main active ingredients are lignans such as Deoxyschizandrin, γ-Schizandrin, Schizandrin, Aomisin, Pseudo-r-Schizandrin, Schisantherin A, etc., but also contains a variety of pinene and other volatile oil and citric acid, malic acid, tartaric acid and other organic acids.
Specification of Schisandra chinensis extract 1.0% Schisandrin B
Yellow-white to tan powder
CP2010, Part 2
Soluble in ethanol
Loss on drying
Tapped bulk density
Loose bulk density
≥1.0% Schisandrin B
Total Plate Count
◆ Schisandra chinensis extract in the role of the liver: Schisandra extract and its preparation can promote hepatic gluconeogenesis, with the protection of the liver and promote liver cell regeneration, enhance liver detoxification function and enhance the adrenal cortex function, so that the liver function recovery.
◆ The role of the central nervous system: Schisandra crude extract can increase the excitability of the central nervous system, improve mental activity and work efficiency.
◆ The role of digestive ulcers: Schisandra extract has a better inhibit gastric ulcer effect on gastric mucosal injury caused by ethanol also have a preventive effect.
◆ The impact on the cardiovascular system: Schisandra and its extracts have vasodilatation, when the circulation failure, there is a significant step-up effect.
◆ Anti-aging effect. Schisandrin with anti-oxidation, can protect the heart from lipid peroxidation damage.
◆ To improve systemic symptoms, such as loss of appetite, fatigue, insomnia and so have a role.
◆ Schisandra chinensis extract can be applied in the food field, it has become a new raw material, which used in food and beverage industry.
◆ In the health product field, wuweizi extract is a natural health product to regulate sleeping.
◆ Schisandra extract also can be appplied in the pharmaceutical field, with the good effect of treating hepatitis.
◆ In cosmetic industry, schisandra extract used as active ingredients of skin care products.
Schizandra berries have been used traditionally as performance enhancers and as an adaptogen clinical trials done in the West are lacking or confounded, and thus optimum doses cannot really be extrapolated from these. The best estimate at this moment in time may be falling back on traditional preparation methods, which are various:
◆ Dried fruit extract in a 1:6 w/v ratio against liquid (95% ethanol) and administered at 20-30 drops daily.
◆ Dried fruit extract in a 1:20 w/v ratio against water, 150mL drank twice a day with meals.
◆ Eating the powdered fruit or fruit extract (this is what is usually found in pills) at 1-3g daily, with meals.
◆ Schisandra Chinensis fruits can be brewed into wines or teas as well.