Schisandra (Schisandra chinensis) is a plant whose deep red berries have long been used in traditional Chinese medicine. Schisandra is a deciduous climbing vine native to China and Russia that thrives in almost all types of soils.
In traditional Chinese medicine, schisandra is considered an "adaptogen," meaning a plant or herb that balances the body's functions and maintains homeostasis.
Schisandra berries provide powerful antioxidant protection, particularly from free radicals and other toxins in the environment that may cause cellular damage.
Schisandra berries function to enhance the horse's body natural resistance and adaptation to stressful influences, support mental endurance and promote overall metabolic efficiency.
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