Honokare is a full-spectrum, supercritical extract of five much-researched medicinal roots and barks, with six synergistic essential oils, within a delivery system of humic and fulvic acids. Designed to be gentle, effective and restorative, Honokare supports the body in restoring mental and physical wellness. Manufactured under the guidance of expert nutritional technologists, this formulation makes use of organic traditional medicinal extracts, organic hand-crafted, food-grade essential oils, as well as natural nutrient delivery and chelation systems. When a body is depleted and working overtime on repair and recovery, this powerful formulation floods the body with an array of nutrients known to improve strength and at the same time, keeping stress response and stress chemicals like cortisol in check. A multi-stage extraction process captures all the fat-soluble micronutrients from the roots and barks chosen for Honokare. The focus is on Magnolia and Astragalus, but includes a complement of dandelion root, pau d'arco bark and ginger root. Honokiol, a natural compound found in magnolia bark, is nontoxic, easily absorbed and systemically available. Honokiol avoids immediate break-down by the liver (first pass effect), crossing blood barriers that often exclude other compounds. This compound has been found to be an ideal treatment for everything from anxiety, inflammation and weight loss, to the treatment of stroke and periodontal disease. Honokiol appears to turn off the division of some unwanted cells while inducing others to apoptosis and has properties found to eliminate the blood supply to tumors (antiangiogenesis) Medical research of magnolia bark indicates it's biphenol compounds (magnolol and honokiol) have the ability to control levels of the body's primary stress hormone, cortisol making it an ideal anti-stress and anti-anxiety agent. Many health benefits are associated with normal cortisol levels, including normalization of blood sugar, strengthening of bones, improved memory and improved immune system function. Honokiol also selectively modulates gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors, producing powerful anti-anxiety results, while avoiding the side effects of many sedatives. Astragalus root is an adaptogen, antipyretic, diuretic, tonic, uterine stimulant and vasodilator. It helps modulate the immune system and strengthen several organs while lowering blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Dandelion root stimulates the flow of bile, thereby decongesting and restoring the liver and improving the body's ability to eliminate unwanted cells. Wildcrafted Pau d'Arco extract is harvested from the inner bark of the tabebuia avellanedae tree. Also known as ipe roxo, Pau d'Arco has been used for centuries by some of the Native tribes of South America, as well as by the ancient Incas and Aztecs. Pau d'Arco has been found to alleviate chemotherapy symptoms and contribute to the remission of tumors. This herb has shown to be a strong anti bacterial, anti fungal and yeast killer. Antiviral properties have been displayed in-vitro by Pau d'Arco against herpes I and II, influenza, polio virus and vesicular stomatitis. It is also confirmed as being an anti-parasitic and anti inflammatory. Ginger root extract helps with nausea, digestive problems, circulation and arthritis, to name a few. During the extraction process, the oils within the roots and barks of Honokare are concentrated without chemical solvents or heat stress. These oils are then recombined with a full-spectrum hydroethanolic extract of the same ingredients, assuring their fullest potency 2 oz. Dropper bottle Ingredients: Proprietary Blend 855 mg 12:1 Full spectrum supercritical extract from:Magnolia officinalis inner bark, Astragalus root, Pau d'Arco inner bark, organic Dandelion root, organic Ginger root. Humic and Fulvic acid, organic grain Alcohol. wildcrafted organic Copals: Black Cumin seed oil, Cinnamon bark oil, Lemon oil, Lime oil, Orange oil, Peppermint oil.