Benefits of Dendrobium

What is Dendrobium 

Dendrobium belongs to the orchid plant family. This type of orchid is found in Thailand, Hong Kong, Vietnam, China, Taiwan, India, and other temperate and tropical regions. Dendrobium plants have been traditionally used in Chinese medicine. They are among the extensively cultivated orchids as their extract is known to nourish the stomach, enhance mood and improve the functioning of lungs and kidneys.

Dendrobium extracts can be taken in the form of dietary food supplements. These supplements must be incorporated into our diets to keep our bodies healthy.  Interestingly, these supplements are also being used by bodybuilders to boost athletic and physical performance.

Health Benefits

Dendrobium extracts can treat diseases linked with:

  • Kidneys 
  • Stomach
  • Lungs

The extract also treats:  

  • Impotence
  • Mild fevers
  • Diabetes
  • Tuberculosis
  • Dyspepsia

Research has proven that dendrobium extracts possess analgesic (pain-relieving) and antipyretic (anti-fever) properties. Dendrobium extracts can perform all these functions due to the presence of multiple alkaloid compounds in their extract. These include dendroxine, dendrobine, denframine and derivatives of phenylethylamine (or PEA). PEA is known for improving mood.

Uses in Bodybuilding

Besides the multiple benefits of dendrobium, it is also being used by bodybuilders. However, the benefits of dendrobium remained unidentified for a long time. But now that the uses of this plant’s extracts are known virtually to the bodybuilding industry, dendrobium supplements are widely used by bodybuilders as pre-workout supplements.

Bodybuilders can have the following benefits after taking dendrobium extract supplements:

  • It enhances mood and acts as a stimulant.
  • Dendrobium, along with caffeine, works to increase the efficiency and work capacity of their workout.
  • Dendrobium acts as a stimulant of the central nervous system. This property, combined with its analgesic features with the mood-lifting effects of PEA, becomes a striking ingredient that has a positive impact as a pre-workout supplement.
  • It also increases the metabolic rate and helps you stay active and positive.

Dendrobium supplements aid bodybuilders to perform well during their workout by improving their mood, which helps them gain expected results quicker.

Take away message

Dendrobium extracts are of great benefit in the industries of bodybuilding and medicine. The extracts are available in the form of supplements. These are widely being used to treat kidney, stomach, and lungs related illnesses. Moreover, they are also prescribed by doctors to treat diabetes, mild fevers as well as infertility. 

Surprisingly, they are of great benefit to bodybuilders as these supplements help improve mood, allowing them to perform well during their workout. Dendrobium extracts help bodybuilders to burn more calories.

We are offering you the perfect blend of these extracts in the form of supplements to cater to your needs. When taken in the proper dosage, the dendrobium supplements won’t cause any side effects to the bodybuilders. However, when consumed beyond recommended dosage, it can be detrimental to consumers’ health. Visit our website or call us to order this amazing supplement.


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Dr Mariyam – MD is working at Nishtar Hospital, one of the most prestigious institutions. She belongs to the rare progeny of healthcare professionals registered with the Medical Commission as Registered Medical Practitioners (RMPs).

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