Gynostemma (Gynostemma pentaphyllum), also known as Jiaogulan, has been dubbed by the Chinese the “southern Chinese ginseng”. For hundreds of years the Chinese have been using it for its energizing properties. It generically contains three times as much of the active substances – saponins – as ginseng, which is why the Chinese tend to describe Jiaogulan as “like ginseng but better”. In China it has traditionally been considered a plant ensuring longevity.
In turn, carrot is well-known for being rich in provitamin A – carotene, to which the vegetable owes its colour. The main ingredients of Ikan TIENS are: the gynostemma pentaphyllum extract, carrot powder, green tea and vitamin C.
Gynostemma, according to traditional Chinese medicine, boosts the body’s defence systems, contributes to maintain healthy blood lipid level, health of cardiovascular system, protects the body from oxidation.Its beneficial effects stem from the variety of amino acids, vitamins and minerals the plant contains, including calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium and zinc.
The second ingredient of the supplement – carrot root (Daucus carota) is, similarly to gynostemma, rich in substances and elements essential to health, such as carotenoids including provitamin A, α- and β-carotene), vitamins: B1, B2, B6, C, E, H, K, PP, folic acid and the following minerals: potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, iron, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, cobalt, as well as sulphur compounds, pectins, inositol and coumarins.