How to TakeMedical Disclaimer
Recommended dosage, active amounts, other details
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.
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Human Effect Matrix
The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what effects schisandra chinensis has on your body, and how strong these effects are.
|Grade||Level of Evidence [show legend]|
|Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials|
|Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled|
|Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies|
|Uncontrolled or observational studies only|
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
|- See study|
|Minor||- See study|
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Things to Note
Also Known As
Omija, Omija Cha, Gomishi, Repnihat, Wuweizi, Lemonwood, Northern Magnolia Vine, Chinese Magnolia Vine, Matsbouza
Do Not Confuse With
Schizandrol A (bioactive component), Schisandra sphenanthera (same genera, different species)
Goes Well With
Sheng-Mai-San (Panax Ginseng and Ophiopogon japonicus) for increasing bioavailability of lignans even further
Any molecule subject to P-glycoprotein efflux, as lignans in Schisandra are P-glycoprotein inhibitors
Known to interact with drugs including Warfarin
May be imprudent to take during pregnancy
It has been (traditionally) advised to not consume schisandra chinensis during pregnancy, and due to a lack of data investigating this claim it would be prudent to avoid supplementation during this time
Schisandra chinensis is a biologically relevant P-glycoprotein inhibitor and can cause retention of pharmaceuticals/nutraceuticals subject to efflux by P-gp
Appears to cause efflux of warfarin from rats, which would reduce the blood thinning effects
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