Swedish Herbal Institute

The basic philosophy of Swedish Herbal Institute is to produce effective and safe products based on active substances from nature. Our vision is to deliver the most efficient products to the market within respective segments. 

Swedish Herbal Institute was the first company to sell real adaptogen products in the western world. Since start it has been focused on research and development which is the reason why Swedish Herbal Institute is world leading in adaptogen research and products today. 

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World leading in adaptogens

Swedish Herbal Institute was the pioneer company that introduced adaptogen products and concept to consumers in the western world.

 

From the first product, Russian Root which now is a generic name for the adaptogen eleutherococcus senticosus, Swedish Herbal Institute has developed and launched  the first, second and third generation adaptogen products. 

Since the start, the company has been devoted to research and development. Almost 40 years of research and over 80 published articles in peer review scientific magasines makes Swedish Herbal Institute world leading in the field of adaptogens.

When you buy SHI's products, you are supporting the ground research in herbal medicine and the understanding of how these bioactive substances work in the human body. Each year, a major part of SHI's revenue is invested in pure R&D - and this is absolutely unique in the industry. 

Our major brands are Kan Jang, Swedens No 1 in cold and flu); Arctic Root SHR-5, the worlds first and most clinically documented rhodiola rosea extract; Chisan Adapt-232, the most effective and documented adaptogen combination that was developed within space medicine. Today you can also find our herbal food supplements Adapt Energy Boost, Adapt Antistress and Femineral in all swedish health food shops and online pharmacies.

Three Unique Resources

Philosophy

The basic philosophy of Swedish Herbal Institute (SHI) is to produce effective and safe products based on active substances from nature. Our vision is to deliver the most efficient products to the market within respective segments. To be able to do this, constant research is needed for further development and understanding of how active substances act and interact in the body. In order to have full control over the quality of the products we have all production in-house. This means that we even produce the basic extracts from the raw materials themselves.

Swedish Herbal Institute was founded 1969 by the researcher Georg Wikman as a result of his genuine interest in the medical usage of plants. Since then, the company has launched several of the most trusted brands on the Swedish market within Cold & Flu (Kan Jang) as well as the adaptogen-based segments within Energy and Anti-stress (Chisan, Arctic Root, Adapt Lugn and Femineral). 

”As a company, we are at the forefront of research where, in our scientific network, we conduct research to increase the understanding of how the active substances work in the body, that is to gain an understanding of why the different substances have certain clinical effects. ”

/Georg Wikman, founder and research leader

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Three unique resources

Swedish Herbal Institute develop, produce highly efficient, well documented herbal based medicine and food supplements with high quality assurance. This is possible due to three unique resources:

  1. Production
    Unique production plant (API- och GMP-certifiied). All manufacturing processes under the same roof: Dried roots to customer ready products. Lab analysis in every step

  2. Library
    One of the worlds biggest library on medicinal plants. Traditional use and modern research. Over 7 000 volymes in twenty different languages

  3. Research and Development
    International network with leading researches and institutes over the world.
    More than 80 articles published in peer reviewed journals. In house R&D.

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