Ginseng Panax is a plant native to the Asian continent - it grows predominantly in Korea, north-eastern China and eastern Siberia.
Asian people have been using ginseng as an elixir of health for hundreds of years. It is believed to extend longevity as well as fight stress and relieve tiredness and fatigue, among numerous other benefits. (Ref. 1 and 2)
This wonderful gentle energiser may help us gain more mental clarity and healthier physical state - picking us up and carrying us through the most demanding times. (Ref. 3)
This energising effect is partially achieved thanks to the fact that ginseng is a well-known adaptogen. Adaptogens regulate the body's metabolic functions to better adapt it to external and internal stresses and bring the system back into balance. (Ref. 1)
In this respect, ginseng is very useful indeed for those who cannot tolerate coffee or any artificial *energy* drinks.
Many of ginseng's health-boosting properties (incl. its adaptogenic ones) are attributed to the work of complex steroid-type chemicals called ginsenosides.
Ginsenosides have been shown to produce anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and cancer-fighting effects, as well as positive effects on the central nervous system. (Ref. 4 and 3)
Ginseng is also used as an aphrodisiac, and to treat male sexual dysfunction. (Ref. 5)
There are many "energy supplements" on the market which use ginseng as one of their active ingredients.
But why not take the pure product instead and avoid all the chemical additives which are commonly present in artificially synthesized supplements?
We recommend taking 1 - 2 grams of ginseng as powder or capsules a day. Exceeding this dose may result in some unwanted side effects typical of an overstimulated system.
You can mix the powder with yogurt, juice or any other drink of your choice.
Mix it with any other powder from our shop for deeper synergistic effects.
Another popular way is to put the powder into capsules using a capsule machine and empty capsules, or buy ready-made capsules.
Ginseng powder is not recommended for pregnant women.