What is Celastrus
Celastrus paniculatus oil is a cold-pressed raw herbal oil expressed from the seeds of Celastrus paniculatus, a shrub native to India. While Celastrus oil has been used in India for centuries it is only within the past few years that it has started to become known outside of Ayurvedic medicine, the traditional medicinal practice of India.
The oil is used to increase memory and facilitate learning. It induces a feeling of well-being and has reported aphrodisiac effects.
What's been written about Celastrus?
As reported in a variety of sources, Celastrus is used:
- as an aphrodisiac
- as a powerful brain tonic to stimulate intellect and sharpen memory
- to promote intelligence
- to improve the memory process in rats.
- to produce improvements in IQ in mentally retarded children
- it is known as Magszudhi (brain clearer)
- as a brain tonic
- as a stimulant
The oil extracted from the seeds is known to affect the CNS which is reputed in Indian literature to promote intelligence.
What are the ingredients?
The oil contains no buffers or extenders or any chemical additives. It is the pure, cold-pressed oil from the seeds and nothing else.
What is the chemical makeup?
The oil contains:
|Carbohydrates||less than 1 calorie per dose|
|Fats||saturated fats: ||.022 of 1%, |
|polyunsaturated fats: ||.035 of 1%, |
|monounsaturated fats:||.032 of 1%|
|Sesqiterpene polyol esters|
How to use it?
The oil comes in 1ml SoftGel capsules. One per day in the morning with food is adequate. It can be taken at any time of day. However, taking this product may cause insomnia in a small percentage of people if taken too late in the day.
How often to use it?
One SoftGel in the morning with food is usually all that is necessary. Those with an extra stressful work load may wish to use another later in the day, but this is usually not needed.
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