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Panax ginseng originated in Asia and has been used for various benefits for over 5,000 years. Panax ginseng is a slow maturing herb that begins to flower at its fourth year while it can take up to six years for its roots to reach maturity. The Panax ginseng root is wrinkled and furrowed with a sweet taste at first, followed by a bitter aftertaste. The word ‘ginseng’ is translated from the Chinese word rénshen which means ‘man root’ which was a reference to the way the root looks like two human legs. After reading this you may be wondering, what is panax ginseng good for? Some research suggests that panax ginseng extract may act as an adaptogen, which could explain why people report various health benefits. Various studies demonstrated that panax ginseng extract may promote respiratory health, support feelings of well being, support cognitive function, and promote healthy hormone levels.
Panax ginseng contains a variety of saponins, sterols, polysaccharides, and polyalkenes. The biologically active components in Panax ginseng are triterpene saponins known as ginsenosides. Ginsenosides are usually given credit for many of Panax ginseng’s effects and are typically at the center of most research on Panax ginseng. 30 ginsenosides have been reported to exist in panax ginseng. Among these, Rg1, Rd, Rc, Rb1, and Rb2 are usually found in Panax ginseng root.
Ginsenosides Rb1 and Re have been reported in some studies to be androgen receptor agonists but further research is needed to confirm these findings. Other studies found Panax ginseng extract to support respiratory health in rats. Compared to the Panax ginseng leaf, the ginsenosides found in Panax ginseng root are lower in concentrations but they are more balanced overall. Panax ginseng is one of the most widely consumed herbs on the planet. Most panax ginseng supplements are made using panax ginseng root. The values of each ginsenoside found in the root may vary based on several factors including origin and plant maturity.
Yes, this Panax Ginseng Root Extract contains 7-10% ginsenoside content.
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Nootropics Depot offers a Panax Ginseng sample pack featuring GS15-4 Panax Ginseng Extract Powder, our leaf extract and our root extract that you can trial before you commit to purchasing a full size jar.
As a dietary supplement, take 200mg of Panax ginseng powder 1-3 times daily.
To gain more insight, see the Panax ginseng extract reviews and experiences below.
Nootropics Depot offers 15g and 30g jars of high quality Panax Ginseng root extract powder. Nootropics Depot’s Panax Ginseng root extract powder has been lab-tested and verified for both product purity and identity.
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I tired this for around two weeks and I did not find any significant benefit. On some occasions I did seem to notice better cognitive performance but it's difficult to tell. The positive effects are not obvious unlike the leaf extract which was far more potent for me.
Taking it on an empty stomach or multiple days in a row seemed to cause me to become slightly lightheaded.
The biggest problem is that the powder clumps together very quickly and becomes difficult to break apart. There was no warning about this. The leaf extract doesn't suffer this problem. Unknown on 27th Nov 2018
I use for improving quality of life. I combine 2 jars of this, with 1 jar of GS15-4 and 1 jar of Ginseng Leaf Extract, in a big bottle.
I take 500 mg of that mix, twice per day, no later than 2:00 PM, under the tongue.
Noticeable memory improvement. Must use it for several days before the effects fully kick in. OceanFixNow99 on 3rd Mar 2018
I use this extract twice per day, every day Dan on 2nd May 2017