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PANAX GINSENG

panax ginseng

 

Korean Ginseng or Panax Ginseng is truly the king of adaptogenic herbs. It is often referred to as “the true ginseng” as it is by far the most researched, and it actually belongs to the plant family “ginseng”. It is one of the most popular botanicals on the planet and is close to being a “natural cure-all”.  In fact, Panax ginseng even translates to “all-healing man root”. It has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine, and even today it is one of the most popular botanicals. Found in North America, China, and Korea. Ginseng is one of the most popular herbal supplements in the world.

siberian ginseng

Panax Ginseng is called “true ginseng” to distinguish it from the far-cheaper “fake ginseng” known as Siberian Ginseng, which is actually a completely different plant. It is a shrub with different active ingredients, far less  research, and a lot less promise.

 

 

 Panax Ginseng Fast Facts

  • Panax Ginseng improves wellbeing and resilience to stress, anxiety and fatigue
  • Panax Ginseng improves mood, well-being, energy and endurance
  • Panax Ginseng improves memory, mental performance and concentration
  • Panax Ginseng enhances the immune system, as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and improves weight loss

 

In order to take an evidence-based approach, Savvy sourced an identical extract with the correct active ingredients to the one repeatedly used in the clinical trials. It is the ginsenosides, which are the active ingredients which provide the main benefits.

Amount used: 50mg

Active ingredient: 30% Ginsenosides extract

Why: A dose of 15mg of ginsenosides is used to maximise the benefits, as it appears a dose of 8-12mg ginsenosides appears to confer the most cognitive benefits. In order to take an evidence-based approach, Savvy sourced an identical extract to the one repeatedly used in the clinical trials.

 

Main benefits for Savvy:

  • Panax Ginseng improves resilience to stress, anxiety and fatigue
  • Panax Ginseng improves mood, well-being, energy and endurance
  • Panax Ginseng improves memory, mental performance and concentration
  • Panax Ginseng enhances the immune system and improves weight loss

Scientifically-Proven Benefits

Ginseng is an adaptogen which makes you more resilient to mental, physical and environmental stress. “Adaptogens can calm you down and boost your energy at the same time without over-stimulating” - Dr Frank Lipman 

Ginseng has been known to enhance the effectiveness of many nootropics, so there is more benefit to each ingredient by virtue of panax ginseng.

Many large studies have been done on this herb where the the participants found better quality of life measures (energy, sleep, sex life, personal satisfaction, and wellbeing).

To make it easy to identify all the different studies - we will highlight them for you!   

We really hope you enjoy our many years of research when formulating Savvy...

 

Panax Ginseng improves wellbeing and resilience to stress, anxiety and fatigue 

panax ginseng reduces stress and anxiety

 

 

Scientific sources:

Tedesco, I and Russo, G ‘Chapter 3.20 - Panax ginseng: More Than an Adaptogen Remedy’ in Nonvitamin and Nonmineral Nutritional Supplements, Academic Press, 2019, pp 251-256. [Link]

 

“Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer, has been used in traditional medicine in China for millennia not only as adaptogen, able to increases resistance to stress and strengthen mental capacity, but also for its beneficial effects as an anti inflammatory, antioxidant, antidiabetic, and anticancer remedy. Studies in the last decades showed that ginsenosides, a special group of triterpenoid saponins, are responsible for the biological activity of ginseng.”

 

Zhao, Z. et al. ‘Korean Red Ginseng attenuates anxiety-like behavior during ethanol withdrawal in rats’ in Journal of Ginseng Research, Volume 38, Issue 4, October 2014, pp 256-263. [Link]

 

“These results suggest that [Panax Ginseng Extract] has anxiolytic effects...”

 

Lee, S and Rhee, D. ‘Effects of ginseng on stress-related depression, anxiety, and the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis’ in Journal of Ginseng Research. Volume 41, issue 4, October 2017, pp 589-594 [Link]

 

“Ginseng effectively regulates the immune response and the hormonal changes due to stress, thus maintaining homeostasis… Ginseng provides a potential approach to regaining homeostasis after abnormal physiological changes caused by the stress of everyday life.”

 

Baek, J. et al. ‘Effect of Korean red ginseng in individuals exposed to high stress levels: a 6-week, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial’ in Journal of Ginseng Research, March 2018. [Link]

 

“[Panax ginseng] might help to stabilize the sympathetic nervous system and improve cognition in individuals with high stress.”

 

Coleman, Cl. et al. ‘The effects of Panax ginseng on quality of life.’ Journal of clinical pharmacy and therapeutics. Issue 28, Volume 1, February 2003, pp 5-15. [Link]

 

“Nearly every study evaluated (n = 8) demonstrated some degree of QoL [ Quality of life] improvement.”

 

Kim, HG. et al. ‘Antifatigue effects of Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.’ in Journal PLos One. Volume 8, Issue 4, April 2013. [Link]

 

“Our results provide the first evidence of the antifatigue effects of P. ginseng…”

 

Head, K and Kelly, G. ‘Nutrients and Botanicals for Treatment of Stress: Adrenal Fatigue, Neurotransmitter Imbalance, Anxiety, and Restless Sleep’ in Alternative Medicine Review, Volume 14, Issue 2, 2009, pp 114-140 [Link]

 

“...population exposed to the stress of high physical and mental activity, suggesting an adaptogenic or anti-stress effect of such a combination in humans”
 

Panax Ginseng improves mood, well-being, energy and endurance

 

Ginseng improves mood, energy and endurance

Panax Ginseng helps to keep you alert but relaxed, a true foundation to the “zenergy” feeling that Savvy promotes.

There have been a number of studies using Asian ginseng for athletic performance in people and laboratory animals. Results have been mixed, with some studies showing better strength and endurance, others showing improved agility or reaction time.

 

Scientific sources:

 

Kim, DH. ‘Chemical Diversity of Panax ginseng, Panax quinquifolium, and Panax notoginseng.’ in Journal of ginseng research. Volume 36, issue 1, January 2012, pp 1-15. [Link]

 

“P. ginseng is the most commonly used as an adaptogenic agent and has been shown to enhance physical performance, promote vitality, increase resistance to stress and aging, and have immunomodulatory activity.”

 

Ellis, JM and Reddy, P. ‘Effects of Panax ginseng on quality of life.’ in The Annals of pharmacotherapy. Volume 36, Issue 3, March 2002, pp 375-379 [Link]

 

“P. ginseng improves aspects of mental health and social functioning after 4 weeks…”

 

Inoue, E. et al. ‘Pharmacological properties of N-095, a drug containing red ginseng, polygala root, saffron, antelope horn and aloe wood.’ in The American journal of Chinese medicine. Volume 33, Issue 1, 2005 pp 49-60 [Link]

 

Bucci LR. ‘Selected herbals and human exercise performance.’ in The American journal of clinical nutrition. Volume 72, Issue 2, August 2000, pp 624-636 [Link]

 

“Controlled studies of Asian ginsengs found improvements in exercise performance when most of the following conditions were true: use of standardized root extracts, study duration (>8 wk, daily dose >1 g dried root or equivalent, large number of subjects, and older subjects. Improvements in muscular strength, maximal oxygen uptake, work capacity, fuel homeostasis, serum lactate, heart rate, visual and auditory reaction times, alertness, and psychomotor skills have also been repeatedly documented.”

 

Dang, H. et al. ‘Preventive action of Kai Xin San aqueous extract on depressive-like symptoms and cognition deficit induced by chronic mild stress.’ in Experimental biology and medicine. Volume 234, Issue 7, July 2009, pp 785-793. [Link]

 

“...these results indicate that KXS exerts its antidepressant-like and nootropic effects...”

 

Yi, SW. et al. ‘Association between ginseng intake and mortality: Kangwha cohort study.’ in Journal of alternative and complementary medicine, Volume 15, Issue 8, August 2009, pp 921-928 [Link]

 

“We followed 6282 subjects who were 55 years of age or older in March 1985 until December 31, 2003. Adjusting for age, education, occupation, drinking, smoking, self-reported chronic disease, body mass index, and blood pressure, all-cause mortality for male ginseng users was significantly lower than that for male nonusers”

 

Panax Ginseng improves memory, mental performance and concentration

 

ginseng enhances mental performance

 

Several studies report that Asian ginseng may improve thinking or learning. Early research shows that Asian ginseng may improve performance on such things as mental arithmetic, concentration, memory, and other measures. Some studies have also found a positive effect with the combination of Asian ginseng, Ginkgo Biloba and Bacopa Monnieri. Savvy has all of  these botanicals in the clinical effect dosage.

 

Scientific sources:

 

Kennedy, DO, ‘Phytochemicals for Improving Aspects of Cognitive Function and Psychological State Potentially Relevant to Sports Performance.’ in Sports Medicine, Issue 49, Supplement 1, February 2019, pp 39 - 58 [Link]

 

“Ginkgo biloba extracts and triterpene-containing extracts from plants such as ginseng (Panax ginseng/quinquefolius) and Bacopa monnieri have all been shown to enhance relevant aspects of cognitive function and alertness.”

 

Geng, J. et al. ‘Ginseng for cognition.’ in The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, Volume 8, Issue 18, December 2010 [Link]

 

“It has been suggested, on the basis of both laboratory and clinical studies, that it may have beneficial effects on cognitive performance...Results of the analysis suggested improvement of some aspects of cognitive function, behavior and quality of life”

 

Tedesco, I and Russo, G ‘Chapter 3.20 - Panax ginseng: More Than an Adaptogen Remedy’ in Nonvitamin and Nonmineral Nutritional Supplements, Academic Press, 2019, pp 251-256 [Link

 

“Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer, has been used in traditional medicine in China for millennia not only as adaptogen, able to increases resistance to stress and strengthen mental capacity, but also for its beneficial effects as an antiinflammatory, antioxidant, antidiabetic, and anticancer remedy. Studies in the last decades showed that ginsenosides, a special group of triterpenoid saponins, are responsible for the biological activity of ginseng.”

 

Dang, H. et al. ‘Preventive action of Kai Xin San aqueous extract on depressive-like symptoms and cognition deficit induced by chronic mild stress.’ in Experimental biology and medicine. Volume 234, Issue 7, July 2009, pp 785-793. [Link]

 

“...these results indicate that [panax ginseng] exerts its antidepressant-like and nootropic effects...”

 

Panax Ginseng enhances the immune system, as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and improves weight loss

 

ginseng boosts immune system and aids weight loss

 

 

Ginseng has beneficial antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Ginseng may strengthen the immune system. Ginseng has been shown to help fight fatigue and promote energy.

 

Scientific sources:

 

Lee, S and Rhee, D. ‘Effects of ginseng on stress-related depression, anxiety, and the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis’ in Journal of Ginseng Research. Volume 41, issue 4, October 2017, pp 589-594 [Link] 

“Ginseng effectively regulates the immune response and the hormonal changes due to stress, thus maintaining homeostasis… Ginseng provides a potential approach to regaining homeostasis after abnormal physiological changes caused by the stress of everyday life.”

 

Biondo PD, Robbins SJ, Walsh JD, McCargar LJ, Harber VJ, Field CJ. A randomized controlled crossover trial of the effect of ginseng consumption on the immune response to moderate exercise in healthy sedentary men. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2008 Oct;33(5), pp 966-75 [Link]

 

“Ginseng is a popular herbal remedy that is reputed to increase resistance to stress and improve immune function... “

 

Tedesco, I and Russo, G ‘Chapter 3.20 - Panax ginseng: More Than an Adaptogen Remedy’ in Nonvitamin and Nonmineral Nutritional Supplements, Academic Press, 2019, pp 251 - 256 [Link]

 

“Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer, has been used in traditional medicine in China for millennia not only as adaptogen, able to increases resistance to stress and strengthen mental capacity, but also for its beneficial effects as an antiinflammatory, antioxidant, antidiabetic, and anticancer remedy. Studies in the last decades showed that ginsenosides, a special group of triterpenoid saponins, are responsible for the biological activity of ginseng.”

 

Quan, FS. et al. ‘Ginseng and Salviae herbs play a role as immune activators and modulate immune responses during influenza virus infection.’ in Vaccine Journal, Volume 25, Issue 2, January 2007, pp 272-282 [Link]

 

Baeg, I and So, S. ‘The world ginseng market and the ginseng (Korea)’ in Journal of Ginseng Research. Volume 37, issue 1, pp 1-7 [Link]

 

“We hope that ginseng, one of the treasures from nature, continues to promote health of mankind and improve the quality of life.”

 

Park, BG. et al. ‘Potentiation of antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties of cultured wild ginseng root extract through probiotic fermentation.’ in Journal of pharmacy and pharmacology. Voyme 65, Issue 3, March 2013, pp 457-464. [Link]

 

“[Panax Ginseng] possesses enhanced antioxidative and anti-inflammatory activity…”