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Tremella

Description

In times past, tremella (like many of the wonderful tonic herbs we work with) was preserved mainly for Chinese royalty and the upper class, as well as spiritual seekers. Tremella is used in Chinese medicine to support Lung Yin and to moisten the lungs. It is especially helpful for treating non-productive, dry coughs and Lung Yin deficiency. In addition to its respiratory benefits, tremella has been heavily associated with beauty throughout the Orient, as well as longevity and preserving youth (in TCM, the Lungs govern the health of the skin, so well-functioning Lungs equal beautiful skin). 

Tremella is also used during periods of convalescence and restoration, such as during the postpartum period, to support healing. Being mucilaginous and gentle on the body, it's also known to nourish and soothe the Stomach, especially Stomach Yin. Tremella has sweet and neutral properties.

Yang Guifei, named one of the four most beautiful women in China's history, lived during the Tang dynasty times. A daily dose of tremella was thought to be the secret behind her beauty and ageless complexion. This hydrating, beautifying herb is packed full of potent antioxidants that create a radiant complexion and bring lubrication (Yin) to our deepest tissues and vital organs.

Modern investigations have revealed that one of tremella’s most unique properties is its ability to stimulate hyaluronic acid production and draw moisture back into the skin. It has also been said that tremella’s capacity to store water is 500 times that of its own weight. Hyaluronic acid is a gelatinous compound that exists in fluids and aids as a hydrating lubricant to joints, muscles, eyes, and skin. The production of this substance in humans is known to decline with age.

Traditionally used in Chinese medicine to:

  • Nourish Lung Yin
  • Promote longevity 
  • Restore vitality through nourishing the Yin

Ingredients

Tremella fuciformis (Tremella mushroom)

10:1 extract powder

Sourcing

All herbs in this formula are sourced Dì Dào from herb-producing regions of China. Sourcing herbs from their spiritual homeland is born from the Taoist philosophy Dì Dào. Dì Dào poetically translates as ‘the way of the Earth’, and shows us where to harvest herbs if we wish to experience the herb’s true Spirit. From its ‘original place’ or ‘spiritual homeland’, a method that results in a product that is both full spectrum and medicinally robust. 

SuperFeast Tremella has been carefully water-extracted and sourced SuperFeast Dì Dào in Gutian county, China and is grown on broad-leaf hardwood chips.

Contraindications

None. Tremella is considered very safe.

Serving Suggestion

Time of day

Whatever feels best for you! 

You can enjoy Tremella any time throughout your day.affected, simply eat more grounding food, ensure your movement practice is physical and connects you with your body, and lower your dose if you feel it necessary.

Frequency

Take Daily.

Dosage

Generally, we recommend taking the herbs daily in small doses, to begin with. This allows you to develop an understanding and acknowledgment of how the herbs are unfolding their medicinal magic for you. Follow the dosage instructions on the package, or start with 1/8 - 1/2 teaspoon per day, adjusting the dose if you feel it necessary within your unique body system.

Doses can be taken as high as two teaspoons per day, however, most people find their sweet spot with 1/2 to one teaspoon per product, per day. We call this sweet spot your "lifestyle dose". We don't recommend taking more than two tablespoons of herbs a day. These extracts are potent, and you want to take care not to overload the body with too much of a good thing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take SHEN whilst pregnant?

Tonic herbs are generally warming, building, and nourishing. In the context of health optimisation and the Taoist tradition, tonic herbs are not directly used to treat individual symptoms, but instead to create harmony and strength within the system as a whole.

In this regard, we generally only recommend our Reishi and Eucommia Bark during pregnancy as there is quite a lot of empirical use of these herbs in pregnancy in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taoist Tonic Herbalism. 

To learn more about the tonic herbs best to take during pregnancy, read this article.

As pregnancy is a very individual journey, we recommend checking in with your healthcare provider when starting on any new herbs or supplements as they will have a more comprehensive scope of your medical history. 

Can I take SHEN while breastfeeding?

Yes, you can use Tremella whilst breastfeeding. 

We always suggest introducing new herbs slowly and in low doses, this allows the body to adjust and benefits to unfold at a pace relevant to your individual system.