What is Cnidium Monnieri?
This herb belongs to the Apiaceae, or carrot family, of plants. and was used in traditional Chinese medicine.
The Importance of the Extract Format
This cnidium monnieri extract is a 50:1 extract of the fruit. The extract form ensures the presence of the active ingredient, whereas non-extract forms of cnidium monnieri are a fraction of the potency.
Osthol is the active ingredient in cnidium monnieri extract. By limiting an enzyme which breaks down nitric oxide production, it promotes vascularity. This promotes the “pump” you feel when lifting weights.
Dosage and Instructions
As a dietary supplement, take one capsule once a day. Do not exceed one capsule (600 mg) a day.