Schisandra is a berry originating in Eastern Asia, which has been long used in Chinese Medicine. I have known about it for many years but have come across quality issues, perhaps because most of the world’s supply comes from China. As a result, our test results were never very promising. Recently, we located a domestic source and testing with applied kinesiology, as well as clinical feedback from patients, has been extremely positive. Schisandra has been shown to increase liver function by increasing enzymatic activity, which in turn increases glutathione production. Clinical trials in China by Liu KT in Studies on fructus Schizandre cinensis has shown that schisandra berries can help those with chronic viral hepatitis. One mechanism of hepatitis alleviation is lowering levels of serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase (SGPT), a marker of hepatitis and many other liver disorders. It also may lower SGOT. Schisandra is thought to help re-grow hepatic cells damaged by alcohol ingestion. The active parts of Schisandra currently identified as helping liver function are: schizandrin, deoxyschizandrin, gomisins, and pregomisin.