|Neck and Shoulders Support - Formerly Upper Back Support|
Herbal Formula for Botanical Support for Upper Back and Neck
In traditional Chinese herbalism, botanicals have long been used to support
the back. Planetary Formulas Neck and Shoulders Support combines kudzu, traditionally
used to support the upper back, with other classic Chinese herbs.
In Chinese herbalism, herbs are used to support general back health. Ancient
formulas have long supported specific back areas by focusing on the liver, kidneys
and specific muscles. According to traditional Chinese texts, the kidneys are
stated to "rule the bones," while the liver is said to "govern
the tendons." The botanicals used in the lower back formula are traditionally
used to support the kidneys and liver, and are said to "strengthen the
sinews and bones... and benefit the joints," while herbs for the neck and
shoulders are also said to support muscle relaxation.
The primary herb in Planetary Formulas Neck and Shoulders Support is kudzu,
Pueraria lobata, also first written about in 206 B.C. This unique botanical
has recently been popularized by today's macrobiotics proponents, and continues
to be included in China's official pharmacopoeia. Neck and Shoulders Support
combines kudzu with specific botanicals from traditional Chinese herbalism used
to release neck and shoulder tension, including ligusticum, notopterygium, turmeric
extract, dong quai extract, peony alba, clematis, astragalus, cinnamon and millettiae.
Supplement Facts for 650 mg
Serving Size: 1 tablet
Proprietary Blend: 650 mg
Kudzu Root, Notopterygium Root, Ligusticum Rhizome, Turmeric Root (standardized
to 95% curcuminoids), Dong Quai Root Extract, Tree Peony Root Bark, White MulBerry
twig Extract, Astragalus Root, Cinnamon twigs, Millettia reticulata Stems, and
Chinese Clematis Root Extract.
Other Ingredients: dibasic calcium phosphate, stearic acid, colloidal silicon
dioxide, modified celllose gum, and magnesium stearate.
Warning: Consult a doctor before use if you have had liver problems, frequently
use alcoholic beverages, or are taking any medication. Stop use and see a doctor
if you develop symptoms that may signal liver problems (e.g., unexplained fatigue,
abdominal pain, loss of appetite, fever, vomiting, dark urine, pale stools,
yellow eyes or skin). Not for use by persons under age 18, or by pregnant or
breastfeeding women. Not for use with alcoholic beverages.Do not use when operating
a vehicle or heavy equipment. Do not use daily for over 4 weeks without consulting
Suggested Use: One Neck and Shoulders Support tablet twice daily, between
meals, or as recommended by your health care professional.