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One of my favorite herbs ever is the red asparagus root (Asparagus cochinchinensis) also known in Chinese tonic herbalism as Tian men dong.
To be perfectly clear, this is not garden asparagus (Asparagus officinalis), nor the ayurvedic herb Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), although shatavari is a very prized herb with different effects.
Tian men dong is often considered the flying herb or levitation herb, because is induces a light state. So prized was it that many monks have used it heavily in Asia for generations to induce a profoundly spiritually lifted state and a widened, wiser perspective.
It’s a really fun herb to take because of this lift (with no crash whatsoever), but it’s the long term cumulative effect of taking this herb daily where the real magic is.
Tian men dong is a tonic herb, meaning it is safe for daily use with no side effects. Think of it as a very intelligent superfood.
First let’s go through the legend and lore of Chinese medicine, then I’ll break it down to the science of it. This 5 out of 5-star herb opens the heart, prolongs life and tonifies the sexual functions of both men and women. Not only a keynote aphrodesiac, it tonifies the lungs, nourishes the heart and kidneys, and moistens and beautifies the skin.
The herb is cooling. It’s name suggests so (Tian men dong, or lush winter aerial plant). In Chinese medicine there is a life energy called Shen (your spiritual health), which must be uplifted daily or else it is reduced by stress. This herb dramatically nourishes Shen.
After 2000+ years of traditional use, now we have science to back up the lore:
Sweet and bitter in flavor, and oh so full of adaptogenic (health modulating) molecules. Studies show that consumption of Tian men dong increases interferon (immune system proteins) in humans (a very good thing for immune system response). It possesses anti-tumor functions and is currently being studied for the treatment of lung cancer. It is rich in polysaccharides (immune system food), quercetin, and a huge array of phytonutrients which help your body assimilate more vitamins.
Contraindications: People who run cool or get cold easily should combine this herb with warming foods and herbs like maca and Panax ginseng.
UPDATE JUNE 2013: I love this herb so much that I created a delicious product out of it: LEVITY 100% Pure Red Asparagus Root Extract Powder.
I also put my potent elite-quality extract of red asparagus in my product Longevity in a Bottle.
Recipe: Check out my Butterscotch Flavored Levity Elixir Recipe over at LongevityPower.com!
In the mean time, enjoy my crowdfunding video and funding project description:
When I was 15, I lost 50 excess pounds in 6 months by biking every weekend, eating fewer of my favorite sourdough baguettes, and introducing a handful of key superfoods into my life.
I learned at a young age that a few small actions done well can have profound results for my health and wellness. I wanted everyone to experience this firsthand!
Fast forward to 2006 (age 21). With the help of my friends I created the WildBar (http://WildBar.info), the first organic, raw, superfood-infused meal replacement bar. Tens of thousands of people like you loved its taste and bliss-enducing potency.
Today (I’m 27) I need your help with my next product launch: Longevity in a Bottle, created by my fresh company Longevity Power Inc.
Longevity in a Bottle is the first synergistic blend of humanity’s greatest 58 organic superfood and herbal extracts that for thousands of years have promoted vitality, immunity, and long-lasting energy.
Many of these herbs built your ancestor’s DNA which led to you!
Nowhere in history have these herbs been combined in one place so that you can take full advantage of the immortal traditions of Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic herbalism, Pacific coastal and island medicinal traditions, European folk herbalism, and North and South American shamanism.
And no time in history has humanity desperately needed access to the health and vigor that our ancestor’s once knew, than now! All ingredients in Longevity in a Bottle are adaptogens which promote vitality and immunity by nourishing the body’s ability to adapt to toxic and stressful environments, something we can all relate to.
We acquire and blend our elite quality ingredients while setting the organic and green standard in the wellness industry. Longevity in a Bottle is a vegan product freshly sealed in completely recyclebable amber glass bottles with metal caps, and contains no fillers or flowing agents, and is comprised only of 58 of the world’s greatest organic, wild, non-GMO and pesticide-free superfoods and herbs including extracts of:
LONGEVITY AND CELLULAR REVITALIZATION:
American and Panax Ginseng;
Red sage root;
IMMUNE SYSTEM ENHANCEMENT:
Reishi mushroom fruitbody, spores and mycelium;
Wildrafted Chaga mushroom fruitbody and mycelium;
Agaricus blazei fruitbody and mycelium;
Turkey Tail fruitbody and mycelium;
Maitake fruitbody and mycelium;
and 20 other rare medicinal mushrooms;
Pau d’arco bark;
PEAK MENTAL AND ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE AND LIBIDO ENHANCEMENT:
Maca root juice;
He Shou Wu;
Red Asparagus root;
Longevity in a Bottle in 3 sizes:
Small size bottle: 20 grams; 4 full servings
Medium size bottle: 75 grams; 15 full servings
Large size bottle: 300 grams; 60 full servings
The 2 teaspoon full serving (beginners start with a 1/2 teaspoon and gradually increase over a month) of this rich brown powder stirred into water, shaken into a nut milk, or blended into a smoothie (imparts a coffee-like flavor) once a day is all it takes to accelerate your health results that lead to positive transformation. I know you love to accelerate your health results and the way you feel every single day!
Longevity in a Bottle is the culmination of my ten years work in the organic food world. Listen closely, as I need YOUR help right now to get Longevity in a Bottle manufactured, labeled and sent directly to your body.
Pre-order your Longevity in a Bottle through my RocketHub project site. This is not an investment or charity. It is an exchange: funds from fans for rewards from me. It’s an All & More funding mechanism: if I don’t reach my financial goal I get to keep what I raise. But if I do reah my goal, I get access to RocketHub’s exciting opportunities.
If you help me surpass my goal of raising $56,800 (fingers crossed!), the additional funds will go to launching Longevity in a Bottle’s hot sister product:Immortal Aphrosidiac.
UPDATED TENTATIVE TIMELINE:
-August: RocketHub campaign ends; ingredients ordered; label designing starts.
-September: Label designing complete, online pre-launch campaign commenced.
-October: Longevity in a Bottle manufactured; rewards shipped to contributors; company launched.
The Bigger Picture: The immediate embrace of this business makes me believe that people are ready to uplevel their health and enjoy a richer life where they have more energy to pursue their passions and more happiness in their heart to live a life of love with their friends and family.
Seeing people of every age light up when they take my products, and transform from rags to riches with regard to their health and quality of life, makes me feel like I am doing my part to make life that much better… and to me, THAT is success!
To your greatest health,
Founder, Longevity Power Inc.