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October 15, 2019 3 min read

Inflammation is something we all experience. Whether it’s inflammation in your sinuses that makes it difficult to breathe, or inflammation that causes poor circulation in your body, it happens to us all at different stages in our lives. 

If either of those sound familiar, you could be like the 74 percent of Americans who are living with some type of digestive problemsuch as gas, bloating, and diarrhea today. There is no question that it makes our quality of life less than desirable, which is why it's important to see your local health care professional and incorporate a strong wellness regimen into your daily routine. 

One product to consider for your regimen? Superior Labs’ 100 Percent natural Hawthorn Extract.


What Is Hawthorn Extract and Where Does It Come From? 

Hawthorn extract comes from the berries and leaves of the Hawthorn plant—a shrub that’s part of the rose family. There are hundreds of species of these plants and they are typically found in North America, Asia, and Europe. 

For years, people have used the Hawthorn plant as an herbal remedy for various ailments. In fact, it is one of the key components of Chinese medicine! 

Hawthorn Berry and Leaf Extract Benefits

There are four main benefits hawthorn berry and leaf extract can provide: 


1. Fights off Free Radicals 

Hawthorn berries and leaves are loaded with polyphenolspowerful antioxidants that are found in plants. 

These antioxidants help fight off damaging free radicals in the body, showing the potential to reduce inflammatory symptoms including heart problems and even certain cancers. In a study involving mice with liver disease, hawthorn berry extract reduced levels of inflammatory compounds.


2. Supports Healthy Digestion 

In addition to reducing inflammation, Hawthorn extract may support healthy digestion. For centuries, Hawthorn has been used to reduce the symptoms associated with digestive disorders. 

Hawthorn berries contain fiber, which can reduce constipation while acting as a beneficial prebiotic. One study showed hawthorn extract shortened the transit time of food in the digestive system, helping alleviate indigestion.


3. Promotes Healthy Heart and Circulatory System

Hawthorn extract has been shown to promote heart health. A review of 14 randomized studies in more than 850 people showed that hawthorn extract (along with taking heart failure medications) experienced improved heart function and exercise tolerance. The study’s participants also experienced less shortness of breath and fatigue. 

There is research that also shows hawthorn extract’s ability to lower blood pressure and improve blood fat levels. Imbalanced levels of blood fat play a key role in having plaque buildup in the blood vessels. Studies have shown that Hawthorn extract can help to lower total and LDL cholesterol levels as well as lower triglyceride levels in the body. 

4. Promotes Anti-Aging

More research is needed in this area, but there is some research that illustrates hawthorn berry and leaf extract’s potential in preventing collagen degradation. Collagen, a protein that plays a vital role in skin elasticity and hydration, typically declines as we age. 

In the study, participants who were given a mixture of ginseng and Hawthorn extract experienced better moisture retention and less wrinkle formation on their skin. 

Hawthorn Berry and Leaf Extract FAQs 

Below you’ll find common questions regarding Hawthorn berry and leaf extract. For any other questions you may have, feel free to reach out to the Superior Labs team


How Long Does Hawthorn Take to Grow?

Hawthorn shrubs generally grow about 15-25 inches every year. It all depends on their growth environment—the higher-quality soil hawthorn is grown in with optimal moisture and sun, the more it will grow. 


How Much Hawthorn Extract Should I Take?

We recommend taking one Superior Labs’ Hawthorn Extract supplement capsule two to three times daily with a meal. But as each person’s body and health differs, it’s best to first speak with a healthcare practitioner before incorporating Hawthorn extract into your daily routine.


How Long Does It Take for Hawthorn Extract to Work?

According to research, those who took 160 to 1,800 mg of Hawthorn extract daily for three to 24 weeks, began noticing improvements after six to 12 weeks. 

It’s important to listen to your body and be patient—everyone’s bodies are different so it may notice improvements sooner or later than others.


Are There Any Side Effects When Taking Hawthorn Extract? 

Side effects from Hawthorn extract are rare but may include: 

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Heart palpitations

As discussed earlier, we recommend speaking with a healthcare professional prior to taking Hawthorn extract to ensure you’re taking the right amount for your body.

Where to Buy Hawthorn Extract 

Superior Labs Hawthorn Extract contains extracts from hawthorn leaves as they are a more concentrated source of powerful antioxidants than the berries themselves. These capsules contain 300 mg of pure Hawthorne without any magnesium stearate, dioxides, preservatives or artificial ingredients of any kind. 

They are also non-GMO and formulated in an FDA registered and GMP compliant facility. What does this mean for you? You can be assured that you are getting the highest quality Hawthorn extract possible.