Quinary® is concentrated nourishment which balances the five main systems of the body.

Quinary® consists of five unique herbal formulations designed to help nourish and strengthen the body’s five major systems and improve communication among them.

  • Circulatory
  • Endocrine
  • Digestive
  • Immune System or Defense System
  • Respiratory

As with all Sunrider® products, Quinary® is based on the unique Philosophy of Regeneration™ whose guiding principle is the achievement of balance.

We know when a body system is out of balance because it gives us signs commonly called symptoms to get us to pay attention.

If the body is kept nourished and cleansed, and therefore balanced by eating a variety of wholesome foods it will enjoy vibrant vitality and good health.

Addressing the body’s systems collectively, as well as individually, Quinary® helps maintain health rather than waiting for the body to malfunction and then trying to remedy the problem.

In keeping with Chinese tradition and the Philosophy of Regeneration™, daily maintenance of the body with proper nutrition is the key to preventing physical malfunction.

Quinary® addresses the body’s systems collectively as well as individually. Although it is very difficult to achieve with a formula as complex as Quinary®  the blended herbs are maintained without preservatives or synthetic chemicals.

Each of the five formulas listed below is also available separately. They are all combined in Quinary®.

Immune System – Alpha 20C® for Defense


The Chinese yin-yang cycle begins as internal energy is gathered and brought to a focus. Chinese martial artists refer to this phase of the cycle as concentrating, or focusing, the qi. The name of this phase is Wood, referring metaphorically to suppleness, or flexibility, or the ability to meet adversity without breaking.

The body’s adversity is illness. The Defense-System Food, which represents the element Wood, therefore strengthens the body’s ability to meet the adversity of illness without breaking. This is the property we call “immunity,” or defense.

Immunologists now recognize that there is also a mental component to immunity—a kind of toughness in the face of adversity that will not be overcome. This, too, is nourished by the Defense-System Food.

Nourishes functions associated with the body’s resistance or capacity for immunity

Signs of imbalance: include persistent infections, colds, flu, painful or swollen glands, allergies, growth-like tumors, warts, cysts, cancer, chronic fatigue, yeast problems, cold sores

Possible benefits: reduced tendency to infection, resistance against colds and flu, protection against acute infections, fortifies the blood and strengthens of the immune system.


Alpha 20C® Order Code: 20101 100 Capsules/Bottle
Alpha 20C® Order Code: 20105 10/5 g Packs Powder
Alpha 20C® Order Code: 20109 60/5 g Packs Powder

Endocrine System – P.A. ® (Canada) Prime Again (US)


In the second phase of the yin-yang cycle, the gathered energy is released, as when the archer, having aimed the arrow, now releases it. The name of this phase is Fire, referring metaphorically to the heated energy of action and activity.

In the body, the systems that coordinate action and activity are the endocrine and nervous systems. The hormones of the two systems are the same, in fact, but the endocrine system releases them globally, through the blood stream, while the nervous system releases them locally, through the nerves.

The Endocrine-System Food (which is also, in a sense, a nervous-system food) represents the element Fire. It nourishes functions associated with activity, action, and performance.

Nourishes functions associated with activity and performance, including activities of communication and integration associated with the endocrine and nervous systems.

Signs of imbalance: sore or weak muscles, premature grey, Hair loss, depression or mood swings, infertility, hypertension, PMS, weak sexual response, tendency toward allergic reactions, muscle weakness, unsteadiness, nervous emotional instability, menstrual and premenstrual discomfort and menopause problems, muscle and nerve problems such as MS, MD, Parkinson’s.

Possible benefits: increased metabolism, weight loss, stronger muscles, greater ability to handle stress, improved drive and energy, mental well being, relief of allergies and enhanced sexual response.


P.A. ® (Canada) Prime Again (US) Order Code 20231

Digestive System – A.D. (Canada) Assimilaid (US)


The third phase of the yin-yang cycle commences when the energy of the second phase is spent. The third phase is a transition phase, where the body, having exhausted itself in the outflowing of yang, now prepares for renewal through the inflowing of yin. This is the turning-point of the yin-yang cycle—its pivot, or center—and it is called the element Earth.

During Earth, the exhausted organism opens itself to the inflow of nourishment. But it does so selectively, acting as a kind of censor, which is precisely what digestion does. In digestion, the body breaks down food, opening itself to some elements and closing itself to others. For this reason, the Digestive-System Food is the food of the element Earth. The Chinese emphasize, however, that it refers not only to digestion of food, but to “all the external influences and activities that an individual is required to assimilate or ‘digest.’” (Manfred Porkert, Chinese Medicine New York: Henry Holt and Co, 1990 p. 102)

Nourishes functions associated with the digestion and assimilation of food.

Signs of imbalance: stomach discomfort, diarrhea, slow digestion, constipation, vomiting, nausea, gas, indigestion, ulcers, stomach distension, bloating, hiatus hernia, Crohn’s Disease, colitis, celiac disease.

Possible benefits: relief from indigestion, gas, gastric ulcers, gastritis, and the ability to digest and assimilate a variety of foods.


A.D. (Canada) Assimilaid (US) Order Code 20221

Respiratory System – Conco™


The fourth phase, which is called Metal, initiates the yin—or inflow—half of the yin-yang cycle. In this phase, the body, having opened itself in the third phase, Earth, now absorbs the environmental sources of life, which the Chinese call “external qi.”

There are many aspects of external qi (including food and sunlight), but the Chinese represent them all with a powerful symbol, breath. In this they parallel the imagery of Genesis 2:7, where “God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life.” Thus the food of the Metal phase (named for metal’s ability to absorb heat energy as the body absorbs extern qi is the Respiratory-System Food, which feeds processes that connect us to the universal sources of life.

Nourishes functions associated with respiration and breathing.

Signs of imbalance: tendency towards flu or colds, bronchitis, pneumonia, sinus headaches, chronic congestion, asthma.

Possible benefits: stronger respiratory system, protection against colds and flu, relief of congestion, protection against infection, relief of headaches and relief of allergies and asthma.


Conco™ Order Code 20201

Circulatory system – L.S.® (Canada) Lifestream (US)


During the fifth phase, which is called Water, the external energies absorbed during the Metal phase become transformed into biological energies and dispersed throughout the body. This transforming and dispersing occurs largely through the agency of the circulatory system, which is why the food of the Water phase is the Circulatory-System food.

These renewed biological energies, by the way, are the very energies that are now focused and concentrated in Wood, thus commencing the cycle again.

Although much of the Chinese five elements system appears to be symbolic, and indeed to have almost spiritual, or transcendent implications, research has shown that the physiological processes affected by the foods are very much in line with their names.

Nourishes functions associated with the cardiovascular and circulation processes of the body.

Signs of imbalance: high or low blood pressure, heart problems, cold hands and feet, easy bruising, slow healing, high cholesterol, poor eye-sight, varicose veins.

Possible benefits: stronger heart tone, lower cholesterol levels, improved circulation, improved eyesight, blood pressure regulation and stronger capillaries.


L.S.® (Canada) Lifestream (US) Order Code 20211

Quinary® contains over 40 concentrated herbs and extracts synergistically combined. Together they promote balance, synergy, harmony and communication among the major systems of the body.

Chinese White Flower, Scutellaria Herb, Dandelion Root, Gou Teng, Licorice Root, Tora Seed, Mint Herb, Paris Herb, Fennel Seed, Cinnamon Bark, Poria (Mushroom Powder), Chinese Yam, Ginger Root, Sophora Flower, Barrenwort Herb, Chuan Xiong Root, Mongoliavine Root, Fang Feng Root, Ginseng Root, Honeysuckle Flower(Silver Flower), Yeuan Wu Root, Chrysanthemum Flower, Dispace Root, Angelica Root, Alpina Ginger Root, Angelica Centis Root, Leek Seed, Balloon Flower Root, Bamboo Leaf, Dwarf Lilyturf Root, Paper Mulberry Seed, Senega Root, Imperate Root, Forty-Knot Root, Reed Root, Rhubarb Root, Broomrape Herb, Chinese Catnip, Asias Herb, Bai-Zhu Root, Eucommia Bark, Morinda Root


Quinary® is available in either powder or capsules. No matter which form of Quinary® you choose, there is no comparable product on the market!

Order Code: 20001 100 Capsules/Bottle
Order Code: 20005 10/5 g Packs Powder
Order Code: 20009 60/5 g Packs Powder

Each of the five formulas is available separately. For specific health challenges, you may want to consume extra nourishment of one or more of the individual formulas in addition to the Quinary®.

Credits: Concepts of the yin/yang cycles from “The Simple Secrets of Chinese Herbal Foods” by Dr. Dean Black, Tapestry Press 2003

To order Quinary® or any of the five individual formulas, send me an email: joycefriesen@novalisintegra.com or call (613) 841 3205 in the Ottawa area for my sponsor information. Start enjoying Quinary® right now!

Compiled by Sunrider Independent Business Consultant Darika Joyce Friesen

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