Herbal Fortress® Siberian Eleuthero Forté

  • Standardized Extract – Laboratory Tested
  • Adaptogenic Energizer*
  • 500 mg Siberian Eleuthero Extract.
  • Quality Guaranteed (0.8% eleutherosides)
  • Botanical name: Eleutherococcus senticocus / Pin Yin: ci wu jia
  • eleuthero (E. Senticosus) Formerly known as “Siberian Ginseng”
  • 60 Vegetarian capsules. Dose: 2 capsules daily taken with warm water or tea. May be taken with food or between meals.

*What is Siberian Eleuthero?

Siberian Eleuthero is a remarkable herb from Russia, and is the root of the herb formerly known as “Siberian Ginseng.” Eleuthero is considered a tonic herb and it is an adaptogen*. As an adaptogen, Siberian Eleuthero also helps the body adapt to stress. It does this by supporting healthy adrenal gland functions, allowing them to function optimally when challenged by stress. Siberian Eleuthero has been shown to enhance mental acuity and physical endurance without the “crash” that comes with caffeinated products. Another way that Siberian Eleuthero supports the body is by combating harmful toxins*. Siberian Eleuthero helps increase mental alertness, combat fatigue, and to boost the body’s healing system. Eleuthero is beneficial for physical endurance and has a remarkable normalizing and strengthening effect on the body. Siberian Eleuthero improves energy naturally. It benefits the liver, kidney and lung functions. Russian scientists concluded that Siberian Eleuthero (formerly called Siberian Ginseng), was similar in properties to Panax ginseng (Asian ginseng). Thus, the misleading term “Siberian ginseng” was coined in the early 1950’s. The US Farm Bureau ruled that the name “Siberian ginseng” be discontinued in the US in the early 2,000’s because it is not actually in the ginseng family. The name should now be either Eleuthero or Siberian Eleuthero; but many companies have not complied to date.

*How does Siberian Eleuthero work?

Eleuthero has a wide range of beneficial actions on performance, wellness and adaptation to change. The active constituents in the root of the plant contains a series of steroid-like compounds (eleutherosides) that counteract the “alarm” stage of stress response in the body, and benefits the adrenals. It has also been shown to be very beneficial and balancing for women during menopause. Siberian Eleuthero helps women overcome the fatigue associated with hormonal fluctuations*. *Siberian Eleuthero has demonstrated ability to increase stamina and endurance. This led Soviet Olympic athletes to use it to enhance their training. Explorers, divers, sailors, and miners used Siberian Eleuthero to prevent stress-related illness. After the Chernobyl accident, many Russian and Ukrainian citizens were given Siberian Eleuthero to counteract the effects of radiation. Research has shown that Siberian Eleuthero improves the use of oxygen by the exercising muscle, which means that a person is able to maintain aerobic exercise longer and recover from workouts more quickly*.

*Health benefits of Siberian Eleuthero

Healthy people taking 450 mg of the standardized extract (0.8%) two – three times per day have been shown to produce increased numbers of immune cells (T lymphocytes)*. Siberian Eleuthero has been used as an adaptogenic energizer in connection with the following conditions: Primary: Fatigue and Stress Secondary: Chemotherapy Support Other: menopause balance, endurance support, fatique support*


Reported side effects from using Siberian Eleuthero are minimal. Mild, transient diarrhea has been reported by a very small number of users. Siberian Eleuthero may cause insomnia in some people if taken too close to bedtime. Eleuthero is not recommended for individuals with uncontrolled high blood pressure as the increased energy may cause a slight rise in blood pressure in some individuals. As with all herbal and dietary supplements, you should always inform your physician about what you are taking in order to avoid potentially dangerous drug interactions.


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