Astra 18 Diet
ASTRA 18 Diet
With Astra 18 Diet, you can finally lose the weight without putting it back on! It’s the safe, natural “little secret” that women in Asia have known for years…
No side effects!
This all natural, all herbal formula helps promote a healthy weight by supporting a healthy metabolism and normal appetite.
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About The Manufacturer of Astra 18 Diet
The First and Still the Best
Health Concerns is at the leading edge of research in herbal medicine and is known for bringing the centuries of knowledge amassed in the Chinese herbal tradition to the West. Health Concerns was the first company to manufacture Chinese herbal products in the United States for practitioners. Today, Health Concerns continues to research, test, and adapt traditional formulas to effectively treat commonly seen disorders. By applying the science of modern biochemistry and scientific accuracy to this rich base of knowledge, Health Concerns has developed uniquely effective formulas targeted to treat specific disorders.
Commitment to Quality
Health Concerns’ commitment to herbal medicine and modern science provides you with the best formulas available. The quality of our products has been remarkably consistent and dependable over the years. Since our inception, we have been committed to taking whatever measures are necessary to guarantee safe herbs, free of contaminants or harmful ingredients.
We provide a reliable, worry-free source of effective, quality Chinese herbs to the practitioner. Our stringent herb sourcing, quality controls, and testing for maximum potency and purity result in Chinese herbal formulas offering you and your patients the benefits of both ancient wisdom and modern science. Learn more about our quality controls!
Mission & Values
Health Concerns’ Philosophy
Health Concerns is dedicated to promoting the benefits of herbal therapies by providing the highest quality herbal products available today. We understand that the traditional means of administering Traditional Chinese Medicine, through the brewing and drinking of teas is not often effective for Western patients and have therefore developed a wide range of products based on TCM formulas in a tablet form.
We also know that much of the benefit of herbal therapies relies on a sophisticated use of combinations of herbs tailored to the specific symptoms and aliments of the patient. Therefore, almost all of our products are sold to and distributed through professional health practitioners. We do maintain a small line of products designed specifically for individual use called Chinese Energetic Formulas, along with helpful books.
Product Quality Assurance
Our quality control program begins with the herbs themselves. We hand select the finest wild picked or organically grown herbs whenever possible, paying close attention to species, region of cultivation, time of harvest, and the spirit in which plants are grown and collected. We use only the most potent part of the plant. We do not use herbs that are endangered, sprayed or fumigated. <%ob end photoLeft %>
Trained herbalists evaluate our herbs for quality on the basis of smell, taste and appearance, as has been done for thousands of years. The amount of active components, strength, and efficacy are then verified by analysis. To screen for pesticides, heavy metals, sulfites, and bacterial contamination, samples are sent to independent labs, which use the latest technology. Capillary electrophoresis, high-pressure liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, and thin-layer chromatography provide detailed compositional analysis of the molecular level.
Processing and Potency
Once the herbs have passed inspection, they are processed according to tradition to maximize potency and eliminate undesired effects. Raw herbs may be steamed, baked, alcohol-soaked or ginger processed. The selection of each herb is double-checked and quantities are weighed twice so that formulas are uniform from batch to batch. Herbs are granulated and cooked as a decoction to improve bioavailability.
We devote meticulous attention to each individual component of a formula and then, of course, to how components work together. Roots are cooked over low temperature overnight. Flowers are prepared by infusion. Alkaloid-containing herbs are soaked in alcohol, and aromatic extracts are added last to preserve their volatile components. A small amount of acacia gum and cellulose are used to bind the ingredients together, while magnesium aids the tableting process.
Tableting and Packaging
Once the herbs are compressed into tablets, they are coated to ease swallowing and preserve freshness. To make sure they can be absorbed, their disintegration is timed. During the final stage of manufacturing, they are packaged into bottles, inner and outer safety seals are applied, and each bottle is stamped with a lot number and manufacture date. A sample of each batch is sent to an outside lab to ensure the accuracy, purity and potency.
Fully Tested & Guaranteed
At Health Concerns, traditional and scientific assessment combined with time-honored methods of processing result in the most effective and reliable herbs available anywhere. Our testing criteria, known as SIDI (Standardized Information on Dietary Ingredients), is endorsed by American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), and the Natural Products Association, and our herbalists brings decades of training, experience, and care to the task of evaluation. We guarantee our products without reservation. We invite you to open a bottle of Health Concerns formulas to taste and smell the difference.
from Health Concerns
Fang Feng Tong Sheng San
Astra 18 Diet is a Chinese herbal formula used for weight loss and eating disorders involving abdominal bloating, edema, phlegm, congestion, fatigue, and loose or erratic stools. Astra 18 Diet is useful as part of a weight loss program with Astra Diet Tea.
Astra 18 Diet is based on the traditional formulas of Siler and Platycodon Combination (as researched in Japan) for weight loss, and Magnolia and Hoelen Combination for abdominal bloating and disturbed digestion. Astragalus (Huang Qi) and White Atractylodes (Bai Zhu) tonify the spleen and augment the Qi in order to dry dampness. Alisma (Ze Xie), as well as Astragalus promote urination and leach out dampness. Gardenia (Zhi Zi) drains damp heat. Cyperus (Xiang Fu) and White Peony (Bai Shao) spreads and regulates liver Qi and are used for disharmony between the liver and spleen. Since removal of dampness and phlegm is facilitated by the proper movement of blood, Tang Kuei (Dang Gui) is added to tonify and invigorate the blood. Platycodon (Jie Geng) opens up and disseminates lung Qi; in addition, research has found this herb reduces the cholesterol content in the liver. The seaweeds, Laminaria (Kun Bu) and Sargassum (Hai Zao), are included in the formula to regulate the thyroid, clear dampness, and dissolve masses. Crataegus (Shan Zha) reduces and guides out food stagnation. Scute (Huang Qin) clears heat and dries dampness. Ginger (Gan Jiang) warms the middle to facilitate the digestive system. Magnolia bark (Hou Pu) promotes the movement of Qi, transforms dampness, and resolves stagnation. Pinellia (Ban Xia) dries dampness, transforms phlegm, and causes rebellious Qi to descend. Citrus (Chen Pi) regulates the Qi, improves the transportive function of the spleen, adjunct the middle, and prevents stagnation.
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Manufacturer’s suggested dosage:
2-4 tablets, 3 times a day.
Astragalus root (Huang Qi), Alisma rhizome (Ze Xie), Gardenia fruit (Zhi Zi)
Cyperus rhizome (Xiang Fu), Coix seed (Yi Yi Ren), Tang Kuei root (Dang Gui), White Peony root (Bai Shao), White Atractylodes rhizome (Bai Zhu), Platycodon root (Jie Geng), Sargassum herb (Hai Zao), Crataegus fruit (Shan Zha), Scute root (Huang Qin), Ginger rhizome (Gan Jiang), Laminaria leaf (Kun Bu), Magnolia bark (Hou Pu), Pinellia rhizome (Ban Xia), Citrus peel (Chen Pi)
Chinese Therapeutic Effects:
Clears Dampness, Tonifies Spleen Qi
Disperses Stagnant Qi, Softens Hard Masses