- Improves physical, mental and cognitive ability.
- Increases the body's resistance to various sources of stress.
- Boosts energy and natural defenses.
Radix Panax Ginseng grows primarily in East Asia. Traditionally, the root is used for boosting energy and natural defenses, for increasing physical and mental performance, as a general tonic for fatigue and as an aid to overcoming stress.
Ginseng has been used for centuries in traditional Eastern medicine to replenish and restore the body's natural reserves as well as to support sexual health. Its Latin name ‘Panax' actually means ‘panacea'. Korean ginseng, like Schisandra, is known in the West as an “adaptogen” rather than a "stimulant”: in a general, non-specific way, these herbs increase the body's resistance to various sources of stress (physical, chemical or biological) and to stressful situations.
Taking ginseng thus helps the body adapt to active, modern life, by generally boosting resistance and increasing physical, mental and cognitive ability. With a regulating effect on certain organs (in particular, the hypothalamic-pituitary axis and adrenal glands) and on multiple physiological functions - while not over-stimulating or restricting normal functions - ginseng acts as a general tonic without producing any ‘rebound' effect. It is particularly beneficial for the central nervous, immune and cardiovascular systems, for neuro-endocrinological function and for the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats.
Radix Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer is the only ginseng registered in the pharmacopaeia. Its mechanisms of action are by no means fully understood but its therapeutic effects have been attributed to its active principles, ginsenosides. These act via different pathways and it is thought each may have its own tissue-specific effects. Ginseng's ginsenoside content varies according to the plant species, age, part of the plant used, time of harvest and method of preservation and extraction.
To date, around 40 known active ginsenosides have been identified. This new standardisation, highly concentrated in ginsenosides (30%), offers a more wide-ranging and comprehensive action:
With its high ginsenoside concentration, this Panax ginseng extract therefore acts on a number of parameters of overall health and well-being. Supplementation is recommended several times a year for periods of three weeks to a month, at a dose of two to four capsules a day. Taking Panax ginseng can be alternated with other dietary supplements that support the body's general well-being. Extract of Cordyceps sinensis, for example, is a fungus renowned in Asia for its revitalising effects. You can benefit from the positive effects of pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) in the supplement Mitochondrial Formula.
|Daily dose: 4 capsules
Number of doses per pack: 15
|Amount per dose|
|Extract of Radix Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer standardized to 30% ginsenosides||2 000 mg|
|Other ingredients: magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, maltodextrin.|
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