Schisandra berries are famous across China and Russia for having five flavours – sweet, sour, salty, bitter and pungent. Chinese traditional medicine names these as one of the 50 fundamental herbs and it’s primary use is as an adaptogen which is a component that can increase resistance to disease and stress. As such we recommend Schisandra as an active ingredient in environmental protection, anti-ageing, regenerating, skin repair and daily sun protection products.
A key active in this extract is Schisandrins which are present at 3%
Solubility: This extract has a low degree of water solubility as supplied. We recommend to prepare your herb into an alcohol and demineralised water mixture (20% alcohol, 80% water) and then filter out any residue before adding it to your product.
Use Amount: This herb is 4 times more potent than fresh Schisandra so to create a single strength liquid extract you would add 20g of herb to 80g of liquid (alcohol:water as above) and then filter it.
Typical Dose: 1-10% of a 1:1 liquid extract as prepared above.
Heat Stability: Very high. You could use this as your water phase in an emulsion and heat it but it is more typical to use this as an extract and add it at the end of manufacturing.
Cosmetic Function: Skin protection, endurance boosting, re-youthing!
Please Note: These products are for cosmetic use only and not to be consumed.
New Directions Australia Pty Ltd. does not supply food grade raw materials and therefore cannot waive GST.
Prior to use: Customers should always refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet / Specification Sheet OR the ingredients label as affixed to each product which are current at the time of supply of the product.
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