A holistic scientific approach for greater performance at work and in the gym
The Dragon Elixir blend is a high potency herbal tea designed to deliver 18 carefully chosen ingredients to every cell in your body. You will experience an increase in physical strength, endurance, stronger bones and joints, and boosted metabolism, helping you burn fat faster. Best of all, Dragon Elixir supports the repair, synthesis and growth of lean muscle if you are training. And all while nourishing and supporting the natural chemistry and balance of your body.
Our ancient-inspired original formula is supported by modern science. Many of the most popular supplements on the market (medicines too) borrow their key active ingredients from the plants we use.
But, like the Roman soldiers, Mongolian conquerors, and shaolin monks before us, we have chosen to take a more holistic approach to boosting strength and vigour by getting it from its source.
And after years of research, testing and tweaking, we are pleased to finally share our recipe of powerful wild botanicals with you.
Sarsaparilla Root (Smilax ornata)
Sarsaparilla root acts as a 'synergist' in herbal blends. In other words, it increases the bioavailability and absorption of other herbs it is combined with. Sarsaparilla root has been traditionally used to treat joint and muscle paints with great efficacy. And more recently, it has been used by the pharmaceutical industry in the manufacture of semi-synthetic testosterone. This may be due to sarsaparilla root's high saponin content, a substance that naturally mimics the effects of testosterone - an anabolic hormone associated with muscle growth, and youthful energy, vigour and strength.
A source of: Carotenoids, iron, selenium, magnesium, iodine, chromium, calcium, zinc, silicon, manganese, copper, saponins, sterols, flavonoids, volatile oils & acids.
Purple Sea Moss (Chrondus crispus)
Purple sea moss is a rich source of every essential mineral and amino acid, including the conditionally essential amino acid taurine - a very rare nutrient from plant sources. It grows abundantly along the coasts of the Caribbean Isle, where it is used to boost strength and vigour, as well as for treating coughs, colds and flu.
A source of: B vitamins, vitamins A, C, D, E, F and K, essential fatty acids, calcium, iron, iodine, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, nitrogen, silicon, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, boron, taurine, essential amino acids, anthocyanins, alginic acid, mannitol, laminarin.
Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus)
Bladderwrack is a rich source of iodine, an important mineral for managing the efficiency of how our body turns food and body fat into energy. The average person in the UK is mildly to moderately deficient in this nutrient, but not if they're drinking Dragon Elixir. This marine vegetable has greatly amplified therapeutic effects when combined with Sea Moss.
A source of: Vitamins A and C, iodine, calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, selenium, silicon, phenolics, phloroglucinol, fucophorethols, phlorotannins, fucoxanthin, zeaxanthin, essential fatty acids.
Shilajit (Mineral pitch)
Shilajit is a black resin like substance formed of broken down plant matter and minerals. The name 'Shilajit' is Sanksrit for 'conqueror of mountains and destroyer of weaknesses'. This aptly named phytocomplex has been used to increase physical strength and promote general health for at least 5000 years.
A source of: B vitamins (including B12), vitamins C and E, fulvic and humic acids, iron, copper, zinc, manganese, magnesium, potassium, silicon, silver, iodine, chromium, molybdenum, phosphorus, glycosides, retinol, terpenoids, polyphenols, albuminoids, hippuric and oxalic acid, tannic acid, bioflavonoids.
Strong Back Root (Desmodium incanum)
Strong back root has a history of use in Jamaica and across the West Indies as a remedy for a weak or injured back (also the knees). It was more recently popularised as a physical performance enhancer and an aphrodisiac. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the same plant is used to treat pains in the joints and muscles, and also respiratory ailments. These benefits result in an improvement to your exercise recovery times, and also support your body in building strong lean muscles.
A source of: B vitamins, iron, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc, flavonoids, alkaloids, terpenes, phytosteroids, phenols, phenylpropanoids, glycosides, volatile oils.
Maral Root (Rhaponticum carthamoides)
Though obscure in the West, maral root has been use for decades by the Russian Military and Eastern European weightlifters alike to gain that competitive edge in all parameters of physical performance. Maral root contains a substance called 20-Hydroxyecdysone, which has been shown to increase protein synthesis. What does that mean for you? an increase in lean muscle gain if you workout. These natural plant compounds have no averse side effects on men or women, and make a great option for anyone who might otherwise be tempted by steroids.
A source of: Ecdysterone, 20-hydroxyecdysone, inocosteron, intergristeron A and B, organic acids, ascorbic acid, carotenoids, terpenes, essential oils, flavonoids, inulin, stearin.
Golden Root (Rhodiola rosea)
Rhodiola Rosea has long history of use for increasing strength and endurance by the Chinese, Russians, Greeks, even the Vikings. Recent studies have shown this golden herb improves both physical and mental performance, eliminates fatigue, and improves resistance to intense physical and psychological stress. In other words, it helps keep you at peak performance in both body and mind, whether you're at work or in the gym. In Siberia, it is still said that "People who drink Rhodiola tea will live to more than 100 years old."
A source of: Salidroside, polyphenols, rosavins, tyrosol, flavonoids, glycosides, phenolic acids, phenylalkanoids, proanthocyanidines, monoterpenes, organic acids, essential oils, fatty acids.
Yohimbe Bark (Pausinystalia johimbe)
The bark of the Yohimbe has been used for thousands of years, most notably by the Bantu peoples. It's uses ranged from treating fevers, coughs, and bacterial diseases, to treating erectile dysfunction, and as a physical performance enhancer. Recent studies have shown yohimbe bark to be very effective in helping both men and women burn off stubborn excess fat. It also has promising anti-depressive properties. Because of the powerful energising effects of yohimbe bark, it must be combined with plants able to strengthen the nerves in order to handle the surge of energy it gives, such as holy basil, rhodiola rosea, blue pea flower, and green tea.
A source of: Yohimbine, alkaloids, monoterpenes.
Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum)
Holy Basil was dubbed the 'wellness-routine superstar' by Shape magazine for its multitude of benefits, most notably, its ability to clear your mind and improve your stress response without acting as a sedative. On the contrary, holy basil has been found to be beneficial for gym goers by improving physical endurance in spite of its calming effects on the mind.
A source of: Vitamins A, C and K, iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, eugenol, caryophyllene, oleanolic acid, ursolic acid, rosmarinic acid, Carvacrol, Linalool.
Cistanche (Cistanche deserticola)
Known as desert ginseng and 'the herb that Genghis Khan consumed', cistanche is a desert plant long believed to increase one's lifespan, physical strength, intelligence, and fertility when consumed. Cistanche has been found to help prevent the gradual deterioration of our immune system as we get older. And that's in addition to increasing your muscle mass, endurance, and resistance to damage from exercise. In fact, in the gym the only thing cistanche will reduce is your recovery time.
A source of: B vitamins, vitamins C, E and K, potassium phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese, copper, zinc, polyphenolic compounds, hydroxycinnamic acid, flavanols, echinacoside, acteoside, phenylethanoid glycosides.
Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)
Horsetail is the richest source of silicon in the plant world, an essential bone building mineral. This herb is beneficial not only for those with fragile bones, but also for those who frequently put their bones under physical stress. And until now, this plant has been greatly underappreciated by the fitness and martial arts communities.
A source of: B vitamins, vitamin C, E and K, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, Silicon, fluorine, phenolic compounds, kynurenic acid, chlorophyll, saponins, flavone glycosides, aconitic acid, PABA, fatty acids.
Cordyceps (Ophiocordyceps sinensis)
Ophiocordyceps sinensis is the most valuable cordyceps strain in both Traditional Tibetan and Chinese Medicine, and is best known for its ability to improve all athletic and aerobic performance. Cordyceps first hit the headlines in 1993 during the Beijing Olympic games when three Chinese runners smashed various world records and attributed their success to eating cordyceps mushrooms. Many studies have since been published highlighting this sacred mushrooms ability to unleash your inner warrior, regardless of your age or fitness level.
A source of: B Vitamins (including B12, vitamins E and K, ergosterol (used by the body to make vitamin D), iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc, selenium, silicon, vanadium, essential fatty acids, over 80 different bioactive enzymes, monosaccharide, oligosaccharides, polysaccharides, sterols, nucleosides.
Black Maca Root (Lepidium meyenii)
Mayan Warriors were known to consume maca root to boost energy and strength and before battle. And when the Spanish found out about it, they started feeding it to their war horses. Modern studies go on to support these old world applications, as consuming maca root has been found to increase energy, strength and endurance, in the elderly and trained athletes alike. Black maca root further boosts your focus, coordination and learning ability over the other varieties.
A source of: B vitamins, vitamin C, copper, calcium, zinc, iron, potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, manganese.
Pine Pollen (Pinus sylvestris)
Pine pollen is nature's original anabolic substance - meaning it helps you build stronger and larger muscles faster. Pine pollen is a very rare plant source of vitamin D3, and the only known natural source of DHEA. Both of these substances improve your athletic and aerobic capacity, help you build muscle and burn stubborn fat, strengthen your bones and joints, and even bolster your immune system.
A source of: B vitamins, vitamins A, C, D2, D3, and E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, silicon, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum, selenium, zinc, polyphenols, flavonoids, sterols, choline, superoxide dismutase, methylsulfonylmethane, polysaccharides, auxins, nucleic acids, saccharides, phytoandrogens, brassinosteroids, cytokinins, gibberellins, ethylene, abscisic acid, essential fatty acids.
Red Korean Ginseng (Panax ginseng)
Nicknamed the 'king of herbs', Red Korean Ginseng is the best remedy for 'qi deficiency' according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, a disorder associated with general lethargy and weakness, mental incoherence, and being prone to injury and disease. It is also said that the older the RKG root, the more qi it holds. The youngest roots used in the Dragon Elixir are 9 years old. RKG is particularly effective for increasing energy and vigour in those recovering from illness, injury, strain, or burnout.
A source of: Ginsenosides, B vitamins (including B12), vitamin C, nitrogen, potassium, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, iron, silicon, manganese, zinc, copper, selenium, molybdenum, boron, strontium, folic acid, saponins, peptides, essential oil, sterols, fatty acids.
Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia)
Tongkat ali is a powerful plant from southeast Asia used locally for boosting energy and strength, and for improving and maintaining superior bone health. Modern studies confirm that tongkat ali does indeed increase testosterone levels, and so when supplemented, can help boost your energy and stamina, promote strong bones, increase your muscle strength and size, shed the fat, shorten recovery times, and improve overall well-being.
A source of: Vitamin A and C, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, zinc, quassinoids, alkaloids, triterpenes, eurycolactone, laurycolactone, eurycomalactone, phytosteroids, fatty acids.
Camu Camu (Smilax ornata)
Camu camu is a sour plum-like fruit native to the wet regions of the South American tropics, where it has been used for centuries to reduce pains, and strengthen the joints and muscles. It is valued for its high vitamin C content - 50 times that of an orange. Camu camu reduces the pains caused by intense training, and speeds up muscle recovery times. This small but mighty fruit is especially helpful for weight lifters, since that type of training causes the most connective tissue damage.
A source of: Vitamins A and C, B vitamins, iron, potassium calcium, zinc, magnesium, manganese, copper, fatty acids, flavonoids, phenolic acids, stilbenes, lignans, citric acid, isocitric acid, malic acid.
Four Man Strength Root (Stemodia maritima)
Four Man Strength is an obscure and aptly named plant found at high altitudes in Jamaica. Traditionally the herb is used to strengthen the entire body, reduce pains and swellings, as treatment for erectile dysfunction, and even for fevers, colds and other respiratory infections. Studies have gone on to demonstrate four man strength's ability to fight fatigue, improve mental clarity, promote muscle repair, and even help prevent wrinkles and grey hair by reducing inflammation and oxidative stress.
A source of: B Vitamins, vitamins A and E, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, zinc, flavonoids, diterpenes, temodinol, crenatoside, stemodinoside B, stemodin, caryophyllene.
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