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Burdock Root Extract

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What Is Arctium lappa Root Extract (Burdock Root)?

Arctium lappa root extract (burdock root) is derived from a plant with large leaves that's related to lettuce, dandelions, and sunflowers. It belongs to the daisy family and is often used in herbal teas. Arctium lappa is native to Europe and North Asia, but now grows as a weed across the United States. It is instantly recognizable for its large prickly burs that cling to clothing. In some countries, Arctium lappa root is consumed as a vegetable.

Arctium lappa Root Extract (Burdock Root) Benefits

Arctium lappa root extract (burdock root) has been used for a thousand years for its many health benefits. It can help fortify the immune system and may help maintain healthy glucose levels in already healthy individuals. As a natural diuretic, it supports the digestive system and may help promote liver health. Arctium lappa may help support the joints, help with libido, and support sexual health. It also supports the lymphatic system.

  • Fortifies the immune system
  • May help maintain healthy glucose levels in already health individuals
  • Digestive support
  • Promotes liver health
  • Supports the joints
  • May help boost libido
  • Contributes to a healthy lymphatic system
  • Promotes overall health & well-being

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Arctium lappa Root Extract (Burdock Root)

Supplement Facts
Serving size: 1200 mg
Serving per container: *
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value**
Burdock Root Extract (Arctium lappa)... 1200 mg *
* Daily Value not established.
** Based on 2,000 calorie diet


Sugar, soy, dairy, yeast, gluten, corn and additives.

As a dietary supplement, take 1200 mg once or twice daily or as directed by a physician.

This product may contain dextrin/maltodextrin as a carrier.

Always consult your health care provider before taking any supplements. Pregnant or lactating women, people with existing medical conditions, or people taking medications should consult their health care provider/s before taking any dietary supplement. If you experience any adverse condition after taking this dietary supplement, discontinue use immediately and consult your health care provider.

Keep out of reach of children.

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Glad Bulk Supplements has such a great variety!

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Burdock root

The taste isn't great so I'm glad I bought the capsule making contraption too.

Peter T.
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Works great

Works great

Not Bad

I take it right from the bag to under my tongue. It's a little rough but not bad. I felt more energy while working after a week. I didn't notice anything more yet. Maybe in time I will.

Burdock Root

Great price and fast shipping. What else can you ask for? Bulk Supplements is where I get all of my herbs.

Arctigenin, the endurance drug in Arctium lappa ( BURDOCK )

Great Price, Fast shipping, & Free of: Sugar, soy, dairy, yeast, gluten, corn and additives. I am using Burdock to help with endurance : The medicinal plant Arctium lappa contains the lignan arctigenin, a substance that works like an endurance drug. Researchers at the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica in China discovered this when they did an animal study, from which you could deduce that an effective daily human dose of arctigenin would be a couple of dozen milligrams. Arctium lappa Arctium lappa's common name is Burdock. You can buy extracts of this plant in every drugstore and supplements shop, but we'd immediately add that we don't know how much arctigenin these extracts contain. Not long ago we wrote about a Japanese animal study which showed that arctigenin supplementation combined with fasting helped inhibit tumours. In vitro The Chinese exposed heart cells [H9C2] and muscle cells [C2C12] to increasing concentrations of arctigenin [structural formula shown below]. The higher the concentration of arctigenin, the more active AMPK the researchers found in the cells. AMPK is the enzyme that tells cells that they have to be more careful with the energy they have, and that they need to burn more fatty acids and absorb more glucose. AMPK becomes active as a result of extended periods of physical exercise – and as a result of fasting. Arctigenin also activated PGC-1-alpha. We'll spare you the complicated molecular story, but PGC-1-alpha is a key molecule in the provision of energy in cells. If you activate PGC-1-alpha, cells are able to make more and better mitochondria. In vivo The researchers then gave sedentary mice 8 mg per kg bodyweight arctigenin [ATG] every day for six weeks. They injected the lignan directly into the small intestine, a form of administration that imitates the effect of **** administration. The human equivalent of this dose would be about 60 mg per day. You'd probably need to add a couple of dozen milligrams more though because probably not all arctigenin would make it intact through the stomach. A control group was given no active substances [Veh]. At the end of the six weeks the Chinese researchers got the mice to run on a treadmill until they reached the point of exhaustion. The figure below shows that the mice that had been given arctigenin were capable of running for 40 percent longer than the mice in the control group, and covered a 60 percent longer distance. The researchers found the above indications of increased mitochondrial biogenesis in the mice that had been given arctigenin. Conclusion "We demonstrated that arctigenin could efficiently increase rodent sedentary treadmill endurance via enhancing AMPK phosphorylation", the researchers wrote. "This natural product induced the accommodation of mitochondrial biogenesis and fatty acid oxidation pathway to promote mitochondrial oxidative capacity without actual physical activities." "Our results have provided additional understanding of pharmacological functions for arctigenin and the traditional Chinese medicine Arctium lappa, and suggested the potential of arctigenin as a lead compound for anti-obesity or anti type 2 diabetes drug discovery." Source: PLoS One. 2011;6(8):e24224.