50 Siberian Ginseng Capsules – 500mg
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Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus), also known as Eleuthero Root, has been used for centuries in Eastern countries, including China and Russia. Despite its name, it is completely different from American (Panax quinquefolius) and Asian Ginseng (Panax ginseng), and has different active chemical components. The active ingredients in Siberian Ginseng, called eleutherosides, are thought to stimulate the immune system.
Traditionally used to prevent colds and flu and to increase energy, longevity, and vitality, Siberian Ginseng is widely used in Russia as an "adaptogen." An adaptogen is a substance that is supposed to help the body better cope with stress, either mental or physical.
Until recently, most scientific research on Siberian Ginseng was done in Russia. Research on Siberian Ginseng has included studies on the following:
Colds and flu
Some double-blind studies have found that a specific product containing Siberian ginseng and andrographis reduced the severity and length of colds, when taken with 72 hours of symptoms starting. Researchers don' t know whether Siberian ginseng was responsible, or whether it was andrographis or the combination of the two herbs.
One study found that people with flu who took the same product saw their symptoms go away faster than those who took the drug amantadine, which is used to treat some kinds of flu.
Another study found that healthy people who took Siberian ginseng for 4 weeks had more T-cells, which may indicate strengthening of their immune systems.
Herpes viral infection
One double-blind study of 93 people with herpes simplex virus type 2, which can cause genital herpes, found that taking Siberian Ginseng reduced the number of outbreaks. Outbreaks that did happen were less severe and didn't last as long. Talk to your doctor about whether use Siberian Ginseng as a supplement to prevent herpes outbreaks is right for you.
Siberian ginseng is often used to maintain or restore mental alertness. But there haven' t been enough scientific studies to know whether it really works. One preliminary study found that middle-aged volunteers who took Siberian ginseng improved their memory compared to those who took placebo.
Although Siberian Ginseng is frequently suggested to improve physical stamina and increase muscle strength, studies have shown only mixed results.
Quality of life
One study found that elderly people who took Siberian Ginseng improved mental health and social functioning after 4 weeks of therapy, compared to those who took placebo. But after 8 weeks, the benefits decreased.
Cautions: People who have high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats, or who use heart medications should not use this herb. In rare cases, postmenopausal women can experience vaginal bleeding due to its mildy estrogenic effects. Siberian Ginseng can be taken on a long term basis.
Experts suggest you supplement with Siberian ginseng for only six to eight weeks and then give your body a break for one or two weeks to avoid the buildup of the herb in your body, which can decrease its effectiveness.
Because Siberian ginseng may be stimulating, some experts suggest avoiding other stimulants, such as caffeine, when supplementing with Siberian ginseng.
People who have high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats, or who use heart medications should not use this herb. In rare cases, postmenopausal women can experience vaginal bleeding due to its mildy estrogenic effects. Siberian Ginseng can be taken on a long term basis.
Recommended Dosage: 1 or 2 capsules, 3 times a day, preferably with a meal.
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