Want Balance? Just Add Metal

Dec 8, 2022 | Health & Wellness, Products

Traditional Chinese Medicine focuses on balance between 5 elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. When all five are sufficient, the body can enjoy harmony and good health. 

Designed as a metal-enhancing TCM blend, VS-C® promotes connection and purity. It specifically nurtures the lungs and large intestine, the two organs associated with the metal element. The large intestine lets go of toxins and waste while the lungs breathe in fresh air to nourish the blood and exhale additional toxins.  

**If you don’t know a thing about Chinese Medicine or the 5 elements, you’re not alone! Just realize that it’s all about balance, and VS-C supports the immune and respiratory systems to help your body find better balance.  


Based on TCM theory: 

  • Supports the immune system  
  • Helps your respiratory tract 
  • Is traditionally used to support detoxification 
  • Non-GMO blend?? with meticulously sourced, authentic Chinese herbs 


Our concentrated VS-C has been a top product for decades. This metal-enhancing formula is designed to balance energy and spirit while it supports the immune and respiratory systems. 

VS-C was created based on millennia of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The herbs in this blend include: 

  • Bupleurum root (chai hu), a bitter herb that helps clear a congested or stagnant liver and supports gallbladder function. It raises yang energy to balance the body and helps maintain the flow of chi. 
  • Dandelion root (pu gong ying) traditionally offers nutrition for the liver, kidneys and gallbladder. 
  • Scute root (huang gin) helps “clear the heat,” removes toxins and supports water balance. It works synergistically with bupleurum root.  
  • Typhonium rhizome (AKA atractylodes or shui ban xia) supports the respiratory system. 
  • American pioneers ate purslane tops believing that they would help nourish the liver. 
  • Indigo leaves and root support your body’s natural detox processes. 
  • Cinnamon twig benefits the intestinal system. 
  • Licorice root nourishes the adrenal glands. 
  • Ginseng root is a popular adaptogen/energizer.


In the mid-1980s, Wenwei Xie, a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine from Beijing, came to the US as part of a research project on Chinese remedies for immune support. Working with Dr. Xie, Nature’s Sunshine developed VS-C based on classical TCM formulations for the immune system.  

The herbs in this proprietary blend have been used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine to combat disease and maintain health. VS-C helps the body maintain a vital yin-yang balance. 


Our Chinese formulas feature only the best botanicals. These are grown by traditional farmers who are deeply attached to the land they have worked for generations. They preserve their fields for the future with regenerative farming methods.  

Add more metal to your life with VS-C TCM.