Ant Extract

“Herb of The Kings”
Ant extract is a premiere energy tonic in Chinese Herbalism. This product is made from a specific variety of ant known as the Polyrhachis Ant (Polyrhachis vicina). These ants live up high in the mountains and are often found among ginseng roots. They come from a pure and clean environment. (It is not recommended to eat your common household ants as these could easily be exposed to chemicals.). Polyrhachis Ant contains Vitamins B1, B2, B12, D and E Complete Protein Source (42-67% by mass), Aldehyde Compounds which may be responsible for giving Ants their strength, ATP, Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Manganese, Selenium, Zinc and other trace elements. Rich in ecdysterone, the growth hormone of insects which is suspected to play a role in its anabolic effects. In fact, ant is said to have the highest amount of zinc in all known living organisms.
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How to use


Many of the historical benefits of Ant have been difficult to prove in the scientific literature, although, many users experience a dramatically increased recovery, energy levels and vitality.


  • Provides ATP, which can be readily used as energy by the body (1).
  • Historically known to enhance endurance and stamina (2).
  • Produces a robust anti-oxidant effect (3), thereby buffering the stress of exercise on the body.
  • As a renowned Yin Jing tonic, Polyrhachis Ant strengthens the entire Kidney and adrenal system, supporting the musculoskeletal system, while also supporting sexual function (4).


  • Displays potent analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities (5).
  • Reduces kidney damage, and improves kidney function (6).
  • Immunoregulatory effects, leading to a more resilient and adaptive immune system (7).

How to use

Ant Extract


1/2 - 1 teaspoon twice per day.



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Dosing strategy:

Ant extract is a tonic, which means it works best when the body is saturated by the substance.

Ideal for:

Athletes, Burnout, Sports Performance, Recovery.


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Medication interactions and allergies

Please consult your healthcare professional before making any changes to your lifestyle or regime.

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Ant provides a deeply nourishing and restorative effect for both physical and mental performance. Many athletes have not heard about the historical uses, although modern research is slowly catching up.

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Ant extract feels extremely nourishing to both the mind and body. It improves stamina and performance, particularly when under stressful conditions, such as heat or altitude.

Lucas, BYB founder