What is Siberian Ginseng?
Siberian Ginseng is a plant that has been used in Chinese medicine for over 2000 years. It is known as an adaptogen, which a compound that helps the body better handle and adapt to stress. The plant has also been used to improve athletic performance, treat sleep problems and boost the immune system.
Helps to reduce stress
As an adaptogen, Siberian ginseng helps to normalise the way the body responds to stress and regulates the creation of adrenal hormones. It strengthens the adrenal glands themselves, helping those that suffer from chronic stress in particular. The plant also supports the whole of the central nervous system, which may help restore the proper neurological function after long term stress.
Increasing energy and reducing fatigue
Siberian ginseng is a stimulant, therefore can boost energy levels and contains compounds known to help overcome exhaustion. A study of mice found that the consumption of Siberian ginseng significantly increased their exhaustion point by lessening the build up of lactic acid and blood urea nitrogen.
Another study showed that the herb boosted energy, metabolism and physical performance in humans. It also improved blood flow and pressure by having positive effects on their cardiovascular health.
Boosts immune system
Various studies have shown that Siberian ginseng has a positive effect on the immune system both before and during illness, particularly in cancer patients. One study also showed the plant’s potential to maintain healthy T4 lymphocytes, white blood cells that work to engulf bacteria and viruses, therefore protecting the body against infection.
There is no standard recommended dosage for Siberian ginseng. However we suggest taking 1 to 4 capsules of our Siberian Ginseng 1.5% Eleutherosides spread out during the day, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.