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(Rhaponticum Carthamoides, Luzea Carthamoides, Lusea Carthamoides, Luzea Root)
The Secret Of The Chinese Endurance Athletes!
Maral Root Growing Wild (Rhaponticum Carthamoides, Or Luzea Root)

Maral Root (Rhaponticum Carthamoides)
This is the info that got me interested in Maral Root:
The World and Olympic record smashing Chinese swimming and track teams under the coaching of Ma Junren secretly used adaptogens. Ma's most famous star, Wang Junyia, the 5'3, 100lb. distance runner, set world records in 4 events in 1993. Wang's training mileage was an astounding 175 miles per week, double that of other world class athletes who were suffering over-training stress at their lesser distances. Wang broke what was considered the unbreakable 10,000 meter 10K record by 42 seconds and her stable mate, Dong Liu, was just 10 seconds behind her!

Sanctioning bodies of the sports world were confounded at not finding illegal steroid use in testing the Chinese athletes. The inside story is that, in addition to bronchodilator Cordyceps, Ma was utilizing adaptogens including Rhodiola rosea, Eluthero and Leuzea carthamoides which is a legal herbal alternative to anabolic steroids. Leuzea has none of the negative side effects of anabolic steroids. Leuzea is also popular supplement for performance horses including thoroughbred racing and equestrian three-day eventers. Tendon and joint health is an overriding concern with athletic horses as well as the lean muscle gain and fat loss that also are affected by Leuzea.
1 Lb. Bag Of Organic Maral Root (With The Herb Inspector)
***PLEASE NOTE!!! - This write up below is the write up for the bulk raw maral root I used to carry. (pictured above...) But I am not able to get that maral root anymore. I found a very great 4:1 Maral Root Powdered Extract which I am very happy with, so that is what I sell now. I left the write up the same, because in essence...maral root extract is in most ways exactly the same as the raw bulk root, except for: 1) it does not taste as nice as the bulk maral root tea used to taste. This maral root extract has a fairly bitter taste to it, however, the effects and benefits are very similar, and the extract is actually considerably more potent effects-wise.
For Maral Root extract, you just put it into cold water (or hot water if preferred) add some sweetener and swallow. Or you can put it into capsules as well. Recommended dosage is 1/2 tsp to start with, 2-3 times per day, experiment to find the best dosage for you.
I must admit that I am only just beginning to experiment with and use Maral Root. I have only used it for about 1 month now.

All I can really say about it is: the very same day that I started using the Maral root, I noticed, to my pleasant surprise, that instead of, (as I normally do) walking around town when I go do my errands each day, etc., I noticed that for some odd reason, I started jogging. I just could not resist it!! It was the strangest, as well as the most pleasant experience I have experienced for quite a long time! Because of the Maral Root, I just felt like running, I just needed to feel myself lifting off the ground and using my muscles and energy to be running! I have noticed some other subtle and nice effects, such as a nice feeling of inner calm and well being, and some adaptogenic effect making me feel more strong, and better able to deal with daily stress. But the main and definitely the biggest reason I use maral root is because I get a sudden "lift-off" "propulsion" or "momentum" effect from it. It is radical!

I feel it coming on during the day at different times, and it is like all of a sudden there is an overwhelming (and exceedingly pleasant!) abundance of a "fight or flight" kind of strength and energy, and I am overcome with a desire to sprint, jog, or run. I stopped an exercise program I was doing until about 2 years ago due to some recurring injuries, and I have been desperately wanting to get back into running and strength training, but I never seemed to have the time or the energy or the inclination (or ability) to do so.

So when this started happening with the maral root making me feeling like running again, I was immensely pleased because I knew that finally I could be starting running again very soon. I still have not started my exercise program as of yet, a month later, but I am very close to it now and I feel comfortably sure that it will only be a matter of days, or maybe a couple of weeks away at the most until I do. I am very very excited about maral root for it's effect of getting me moving and running and sometimes making me have these times when I get the overwhelming desire and abundance of energy and strength and just start running with no efforts or "willing" it, it just happens. That is about it. I love maral root, and I am sure that once I get into my exercise program I will be better able to determine exactly what maral root is doing in a better and more exact way. I feel really good about maral root. Anyways, here is Maral Root information:

Leuzea carthamoides (also called Rhaponticum carthamoides) is a rare endemic plant belonging to the Composite family. It is a big herbal perennial, reaching 130 cm in height. Leuzea grows on the mountain slopes in a limited area of southern Siberia (Altai, Sayani). It does not exist as a wild growing plant in other region of the world. Because of the limited distribution of Leusea in nature and because the plant grows slowly, the collection of wild-growing Leuzea in Russia is under government control and is restricted.
The history of Leuzea as a medicinal plant began ages ago when local hunters watched the behavior of a variety of deer known as Marals. At the time of mating, when males fight each other and need to restore their strength, stags dig out and eat Leuzea root. Local healers discovered that consumption of dried Leuzea root by man also helped him recover from fatigue and increase his sexual potency. The plant was thereafter named Maral root, now the official common name of Leuzea.

For body builders and other athletes, a stronger and more powerful body is the holy grail. To this end, enter Rhaponticum carthamoides, a little-known plant which just may possess the power to turn the sports world on its ear. In Russia and Eastern European countries, rhaponticum is regularly used in conjunction with Siberian ginseng and Rhodiola, to improve all parameters of sports performance. What makes rhaponticum so special is that it appears to be a true anabolic agent, enabling the body to produce more lean muscle mass. This is good news for athletes who might otherwise be lured by steroids.

Also known as Maral Root, Rhaponticum carthamoides is an herbaceous perennial growing between 4,500 -6,000 feet above sea level. The plant can be found growing wild in Southern Siberia, Kazakhstan, the Altai region, and Western Sayani. Rhaponticum is also cultivated throughout Russia and Eastern Europe. Rhaponticum derives its traditional name, Maral Root from the Maral Deer who feed on it. As a traditional remedy, Rhaponticum has been used to allay fatigue, treat impotence, speed recovery from illness, and improve mood in cases of mild depression. Modern research conducted in Russia and Eastern Europe indicates that Maral Root may indeed exert a beneficial effect cases of impotence, improve memory and learning, increase working capacity of tired skeletal muscles, and possess anabolic and adaptogenic properties.

Rhaponticum carthamoides contains a number of antioxidant flavonoids and natural sterols, including a substance called 20-Hydroxyecdysone, which has been shown to increase protein production at the cellular level, and in turn enhance the production of muscle tissue. Research conducted in Russia shows that extracts of Rhaponticum can significantly increase muscle mass, while decreasing body fat in athletes who use it while exercising. Research also shows that Rhaponticum extract can help to increase work capacity and endurance, while reducing mental and physical fatigue.

Additional scientific studies performed on Rhaponticum have shown this herb improves overall physical performance, and shortens recovery time after an intense workout. Observations of the influence of Rhaponticum on the cardiovascular system have shown that its ability to increase physical work capacity is partially due to its ability to improve food supply to the muscles and brain. One study of 60 military cadets using rhaponticum extract documented an improvement in appetite, sleep, and general physical and mental state.

In athletes who use the extracts regularly, rhaponticum demonstrates a marked anabolic effect, and aids the body in the synthesis of protein. The extract, also appears to protect the body from environmental stress. Rhaponticum is prescribed to athletes by Russian sports physicians in order to replenish depleted physical and psychical reserves that become exhausted as a result of hard training. After taking Rhaponticum carthamoides extract, an increase in muscle mass and a decrease in fat tissue has been documented by researchers.

Scientific studies of Leuzea's influence on the organism began in Russia in the 1940's, during World War II, when the country had needed medication to help restore the strength of warriors ….
An ethanol extract of dried Leuzea root contain tannins, phytoecdysones, flavonoids, glycosides, lignins, alkaloids, vitamins, organic acids and some yet-to-be-identified compounds.

Numerous experiments on animals and humans in clinical trials have made it possible to establish that Leuzea extract:
     •      Increases the rate at which ATP (source of energy in cells) is restored;
     •      Contributes to an increase of muscle mass;
     •      Reinforces contractions of the heart muscles;
     •      Improves blood circulation in muscles and brain;
     •      Increases resistance to oxygen starvation;
     •      Elevates the ability and mobility of spermatozoids in vitro;
     •      Accelerates sexual maturity and the first pregnancy of female animals;
     •      Prevents development of experimental hyper and hypoglycemia, leukocytosis, leucopoenia, erythrocytosis and erythropenit;
     •      Improves transmition of impulse interneuronal synapse depressed by the drug sodium barbital;
     •      Neutralizes the suppressive effect on the brain by sodium barbital;
     •      Restores the capacity to focus, concentrate and perform mental work in men while mentally fatigued;
     •      Increases the resistance to the common cold;

In addition, clinical trial have shown that Leuzea extract has the ability to prevent and eliminate stress-induced pathological conditions, especially during their initial stages. In particular, it improves the focus and attention in persons whose duties require great concentration (such as traffic controllers, pilots and cosmonauts). Leuzea extract prevents stress-induced sleep disorders and does not evoke an unpleasant sensations such as psychosis, retardation, slugish distress, apathy and headaches, which were observed following the intake of sleeping pills. The extract has a positive influence on the initial stages asthenia and sexual malfunction. It also slightly decreases the sugar content in the blood during the initial stage of diabetes mellitus.

Among various active constituents of Leuzea extract the most interesting is ecdysterone - a polyhydrodated sterol belonging to ecdysone group. The ecdysterone content in dried Leuzea root can reach as high as 0.7%. Ecdysterone also exists in some insects and crustaceans…. but not in vertebrate animals or in humans. In insects and crustaceans ecdysterone is synthesized in trase p?… as hormone to regulate protein synthesis.

Because ecdysterones are not known to exist in humans scientists study did not pay attention to man as subject for research of ecdysterone activity. Later scientists established that ecdysterone is physiologically active.....
It has now been demonstrated that ecdysteron:
     •      Possesses anabolic activity - the ability to increase muscle mass - while not destroying androgen function (in contrast to the well-known anabolic steroids);
     •      Stimulates RNA synthesis in liver cells (thereby increasing protein synthesis);
     •      Activates brain synthesis of glutamate decarboxylase (an enzyme which is responsible for synthesis of gamma-aminobutyric acid, an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain);
     •      Activates the brain synthesis of acetylcholine esterase (an enzyme which participates in regulation of nerve impulse transmssion in cholinergic neurons);
     •      Activates synthesis of decarboxylase (an ezyme participating in formation of adrenaline);
     •      Activates synthesis catalase (an enzyme that destroys H2O2, which can damage DNA and cellular membranes);
     •      Activates synthesis of glucose dehydrogenase, acid phosphatase and malate dehydrogenase (enzymes which take part in cell energy generation);
     •      Protects nuclear chromatin in chromosome component) in liver cells against free radical oxidation induced by tetrachloromethane in experimental animals, thus significantly increasing their survival;
     •      Provides protective action experimental arteriosclerosis in rabbits;
     •      Restores phospholipids og liver mitochondria pathologically changed by insulin insufficiency under experimental alloxan diabetes mellitus in animals;
     •      Eliminates experimental arrhythmia and improves heart contractility during coronary artery occlusion in animals;
     •      Has an immunomodulating effect on lymphocyte production by the spleen;

The mechanism behind the actions of ecdysterone is probably similar to that of human steroid hormones. This means that hormone receptors on human cells interact with the ecdysterone. Human endogenous hormones have, however, an advantage over ecdysterone because of their higher affinity to the hormone receptors. When human steroid hormones are produced in sufficient quantities in the body, ecdysterone cannot compete with endogenous hormones for the receptors and therefore does not have an effect. But when there is a deficiency in the body of its own hormones, ecdysterone can bind to unoccupied steroid hormone receptors, replacing the missing endogenous hormone.

During the human organism adaptive response to stress factors, the role of ecdysterone consists primarily of the activation of a synthesis of various proteins. For instance , repeated physical stress of muscles triggers an adaptive synthesis of oxidative enzymes and the formation of contractile proteins in muscle cells and the growth of new muscle capillaries. This occurs with the participation of testosterone - it is this hormone which activates the genes controlling protein synthesis. During exhaustive physical exercise, the testosterone concentration in the blood stream drops. Ecdysterone can then become an effective substitute for the missing testosterone, displaying its anabolic activity and promoting the adaptation to physical stress.
The first comments about Maral Root:
"the maral root makes
a super tea with a licorice-like taste. I put it
to steep in a 20 ounce commuter mug and sip on it
during the day."

"I already made some maral tea. The effects were not unlike psciloscybin
of "magic mushrooms." I wonder if you know if the root contains the
same type of alkaloids?

"Hi Ken,
Just wanted to let you know I have been taking the maral root and fo ti root and I LOVE THEM! They give me energy, clear thinking and a peacefulness during very stressfull times. I also noticed my tendon pains are less in my arms! Awesome stuff.
Please keep up the great work and providing the world such awesome products."

"I just wanted to say your powdered Maral root is fantastic. it has
become a staple of my regimine. I can tell the diff in my lifts when
i havent taken it. You have yourself a winner in that product"

"I was amazed by the quality of your products. The Maca Root powder and the Maral Root are awsome."

"The Maral root is by far the best I've ever taken. The people at work said I was like a hurricane working, I never stopped. I've given Maral root tea to a friend at work. He says he's going to get some because its the best tea with the results that he has ever had.
I will tell everyone one that I know about your web site because I'm VERY impressed with what you have here.
Just hope it does not over whelm you if your site comes a little to busy."

"Do you ever find a higher dose of maral root feels alot like kanna. i dont take it much and i did one day and i felt exactly like a took a decent dose of kanna. anyway just wondering if it was me."

"Maral root ROCKS!!! ;-)"

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