Lu Jiao Jiao

Colla Cornus Cervi, Antler Gelatin

Dosage

Internal administration, 5:1 concentrated extract: 0.6-1.2 grams/day.

Toxicity

MTD (mice/gelatin): 30g/kg.

Chemical Composition

Aspartic acid; Threonine; Serine; Glutamic acid; Glycine; Alanine; Aminohexose. (1) , (2) , (3)

Inorganic Chemicals

Cu, Zn, Pb, Ni, Al, Fe, Mn, Sr, Ba, Ti.

Pharmacology

Enhancing immunity

Experiments show that injection made from hydrolyzed Lu Jiao Jiao can enhance the phagocytic function of human macrophages, and therefore increase the body’s immunity. It can be used as an adjuvant in cancer treatments. (4)

Enhancing sexual function and enriching the blood

In both its traditional form (gelatin) and its modern granular form, Lu Jiao Jiao can significantly enhance male rats’ ability to have an erection, shorten the incubation period of electricity-induced erection, and overall, improve male rats’ sexual function. At 2.0g/kg, the granular form of Lu Jiao Jiao can significantly increase the weight of rats’ seminal sac and prostate gland. Both forms of Lu Jiao Jiao indicating its capacity to enhance male rat copulation. The new dosage form of the herb, 2.0g/kg, had significant increasing weight effects on male rat seminal vesicle fluid and prostate gland. Administered to mice, both forms of Lu Jiao Jiao can enrich the blood. (5)

Anti-fatigue effects

Fed to mice for 11 consecutive days, Lu Jiao Jiao can significantly strengthen the subjects’ swimming endurance. Other gelatin products, such as Gui Ban Jia (tortoise-plastron glue), Hai Long Jiao (sea dragon gelatin), Er Jiao (donkey-hide gelatin), Bie Jia Jiao (fresh-water turtle plastron gelatin), and Huang Ming Jiao (yellow gelatin), don’t have anti-fatigue effects. (6)

References

  1. Jin Zong Ze. An analysis of Lu Jiao Jiao’s yellow and white foam layers. Journal of Chinese Patented Medicine. 1988;(12):42.
  2. Hou Jing Xiao. A comparison between Lu Rong Jiao and Lu Jiao Jiao: the chemical composition. Journal of Chinese Material Medica. 1985;16(12):9.
  3. Meng Zheng Mu, et al. The chemical compositions of Lu Jiao Jiao and E Jiao. Journal of Chinese Patented Medicine Research. 1979;(1):1-7.
  4. Du Yu Tang. Lu Jiao Jiao injection’s effect on the phagocytosis of macrophagocytes in patients of mammary cancer. Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. 1981;(3):36.
  5. Nie Shu Qin, et al. Traditional vs. modern forms of Lu Jiao Jiao: their yang-strengthening and blood-nourishing effects. Chinese Journal of Chinese Medicine. 1996;21 (10):625-628.
  6. Wang Long, et al. A comparative study of six different kinds of gelatins. Chinese Journal of Chinese Medicine. 1992;17(1):48-50.