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Kudzu Root 40% Extract

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Pueraria Lobata is also known as Kudzu and Japanese arrowroot in the Western world.

What is Kudzu Root?

Kudzu Root is a great remedy for many health issues, but it is predominantly used to support a healthy relationship with alcohol. It is a perennial leguminous creeper plant native to China, Japan, and Korea. In the U.S., it is commonly known as “the vine that ate the South” because of its invasive quality that enabled it to spread to up to 2.8 million ha across the southeastern part of the U.S. Kudzu Root has been identified as a significant source of unique and physiologically beneficial isoflavones [1]. It has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine in the form of Radix Puerariae (0.02% - 2%), an isoflavone-rich extract derived from the roots of Kudzu and may support a variety of health benefits for to support healthy ache and pain management, respiratory support, and a healthy relationship with drinking [2]. *

How could Kudzu Root Extract Support My Health?

According to ancient Chinese medicine, Kudzu Root has been used as an essential ingredient in supporting a healthy relationship with alcohol for centuries. Kudzu Root extract may be effective in supporting healthy alcohol management in humans [9]. Many studies reported that alcohol withdrawal is associated with disturbed sleep. As a balanced sleep and wake cycle is important to ensure normal physiological processes, many conventional meds are used to support a disrupted sleep. A study conducted by Bracken et al., 2011 suggested that administration of Kudzu Root extract does not disturb the sleep and wake cycle [9]. *

Kudzu Root is used as a source of starch and is rich in puerarin (4′-7-dihydroxy-8-β-D-glucosylisoflavone) a major isoflavone compound. Isoflavones have the potential to support healthy cardiovascular function, bone health, cognition, blood sugar and optimal cell function. Other predominant isoflavones in Kudzu have been identified as daidzein, daidzin, and genistein and their C- and O-glycosides, most notably C-glycoside puerarin [4]. *

Nutritional Value of Kudzu Root Extract

The Kudzu Root contains a high amount of crude protein, crude fiber, potassium, and calcium. Incidences of sodium, chlorine, and sulfur are exceedingly low. Kudzu Root possesses various health properties due to the presence of high amounts of isoflavones. The Kudzu Root extract contains ten isoflavones: puerarin, diadzin, daidzein, glycitein, genistein, genistin, ononin, calycosin, biochanin A, and formononetin. Puerarin and daidzein account for 95% of the isoflavones in the extract. *

Suggested Usage / Dosage

The recommended dosage for this extract is 750 - 1000 mg for up to three times daily.

Ideal Storage Conditions

Use a sealed container to store this product in a cool, dry place. Keep away from direct light and moisture. Once the package is opened, it must be re-sealed and used within 6 months.

Shelf Life

2 years from Date of Manufacture.

References

  1. A comparative survey of leguminous plants as sources of the isoflavones, genistein and daidzein: implications for human nutrition and health. Kaufman PB, Duke JA, Brielmann H, Boik J, Hoyt JE J Altern Complement Med. 1997 Spring; 3(1):7-12.
  2. Thiem B. In vitro propagation of isoflavone-producing Pueraria lobata (Willd.) Ohwi. Plant Sci. 2003;165:1123–1128.
  3. Reppert A, Yousef GG, Rogers RB, Lila MA. Isolation of Radiolabeled Isoflavones from Kudzu (Pueraria lobata) Root Cultures. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry. 2008;56(17):7860-7865. doi:10.1021/jf801413z.
  4. Profiling and quantification of isoflavonoids in kudzu dietary supplements by high-performance liquid chromatography and electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry. Prasain JK, Jones K, Kirk M, Wilson L, Smith-Johnson M, Weaver C, Barnes S J Agric Food Chem. 2003 Jul 16; 51(15):4213-8.
  5. Chang BY, Lee D-S, Lee J-K, Kim Y-C, Cho H-K, Kim SY. Protective activity of kudzu (Pueraria thunbergiana) vine on chemically-induced hepatotoxicity: in vitro and in vivo studies. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2016;16:39. doi:10.1186/s12906-016-1023-2.
  6. Prasain JK, Peng N, Rajbhandari R, Wyss JM. The Chinese Pueraria root extract (Pueraria lobota) ameliorates impaired glucose and lipid metabolism in obese mice. Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology. 2012;20(1):17-23. doi:10.1016/j.phymed.2012.09.017.
  7. Luo Y, Zheng S, Ding Y, et al. Preventive effects of kudzu root on bone loss and cartilage degradation in ovariectomized rat. American Journal of Translational Research. 2017;9(7):3517-3527.
  8. Comparison of Pueraria lobata with hormone replacement therapy in treating the adverse health consequences of menopause. Woo J, Lau E, Ho SC, Cheng F, Chan C, Chan AS, Haines CJ, Chan TY, Li M, Sham A Menopause. 2003 Jul-Aug; 10(4):352-61.
  9. Bracken BK, Penetar DM, Maclean RR, Lukas SE. Kudzu Root Extract Does Not Perturb the Sleep/Wake Cycle of Moderate Drinkers. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2011;17(10):961-966. doi:10.1089/acm.2010.0540.
  10. Antioxidant action of 7,8-dihydroxyflavone protects PC12 cells against 6-hydroxydopamine-induced cytotoxicity. Han X, Zhu S, Wang B, Chen L, Li R, Yao W, Qu Z. Neurochem Int. 2014 Jan; 64():18-23.
  11. Flavonoids of Kudzu Root Fermented by Eurtotium cristatum Protected Rat Pheochromocytoma Line 12 (PC12) Cells against H2O2-Induced Apoptosis. Bo Zhang, Wen Li, Mingsheng Dong.Int J Mol Sci. 2017 Dec; 18(12): 2754.
  12. Peng N, Prasain JK, Dai Y, et al. Chronic dietary Kudzu Isoflavones Improve Components of Metabolic Syndrome in Stroke-prone Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry. 2009;57(16):7268-7273. doi:10.1021/jf901169y.
  13. Jung HW, Kang AN, Kang SY, Park Y-K, Song MY. The Root Extract of Pueraria lobata and Its Main Compound, Puerarin, Prevent Obesity by Increasing the Energy Metabolism in Skeletal Muscle. Nutrients. 2017;9(1):33. doi:10.3390/nu9010033.
  14. Lee CM, Yoon MS, Kim YC. Effects of Pueraria lobata Root Ethanol Extract on Adipogenesis and Lipogenesis During 3T3-L1 Differentiation into Adipocytes. Toxicological Research. 2015;31(2):191-201. doi:10.5487/TR.2015.31.2.191.
  15. Kim J-H, Woo J-H, Kim HM, Oh MS, Jang DS, Choi J-H. Anti-Endometriotic Effects of Pueraria Flower Extract in Human Endometriotic Cells and Mice. Nutrients. 2017;9(3):212. doi:10.3390/nu9030212.

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