Our panax ginseng uses Kirin (Jilin) garden ginseng, which is cultivated for 6-10 years before harvest. Full roots are artisan extracted for a fast acting potent liquid extract.
Dose is 1425mgs panax ginseng root liquid extract per 1ml dropper - supplement size is 2oz (60ml) per bottle.
A Tonic Tincture uses raw materials that are sourced for potency, tested for safety and extracted via a multi-step laboratory process for maximum effectiveness.
Fresh Batched on September 17th 2017
Ingredients of Panax Ginseng Root Supplement
- A mix of organic Jilin (Kirin) 6-10 Year Red Ginseng Whole Root #1, #2, #3, Shui Chu 10 Year Red Gisneng Whole Root #16 thru #80, Red Jujube Dates
Serving Size: 1-3 droppers
Tonic Cycle: 2-12 week cycles 1-3 times annually, take 3-4 weeks off between cycles - do not consume for more than 4-6 months at a time
For best results hold the extract liquid under the tongue for 60-90 seconds and then swallow the rest of the extract. This allows many of the constituents to bypass digestion and enter the body through the mouth. It also better promotes the immediate effects.
Red Ginseng dosage guidelines are based on individuality and personal preferences of how much additional clean energy one would like during the day.*
The most one may need is 1-3 droppers at one time.
Being based upon studies that show efficacy and the numerous textbooks, 3,000 - 9,000 milligrams daily of red ginseng is the recommended dosage. This is 2-6 droppers per day.
Many benefits of adaptogens come from consistent continued use over a period of time – we believe low doses taken over the course of time are most beneficial.* Please take some time to learn how to take a tonic tincture and receive the best benefits from supplementation.
Start with a minimum dose of one dropper and work up to a functional dose over time. Take your time becoming aware of the effects that red ginseng has to offer and do your best to consume for a tonic cycle of 2-8 weeks to fully ripen those benefits.* A correctly run cycle will maintain benefit after one has concluded supplementation.* If you wish to resume it will be best to patiently wait at least 3-4 weeks before beginning another cycle.*
Please consider the following point to best achieve results and effects:
Ginseng is stimulating, invigorating and energetic while also being relaxing, calming and relieving.*
Ginseng is a potent energy tonic that has long been revered as a quick acting rejuvenative from stress, tiredness and fatigue.*
It is also a very good mood enhancer that increases our sense of well-being.* This is known to the Chinese as Shen and represents our emotional, mental and spiritual health.
It has aphrodisiac effects that promote good feelings, libido and male erections.*
It is an endocrine tonic that strengthens glands and balances hormones for greater health.*
It has non-specific benefits concerning cognitive function, memory and mental clarity.*
To Get the Most Benefit Six Year and Older Steamed Roots are Selected
Panax Ginseng Derives its Name from the Word Panacea - Meaning All-Healing
Many of benefits of ginseng are because of the duo-directional activity of the included constituents known as ginsenosides which cause and exhibit nitric oxide effects within the cells and blood vessels.
The balance of a quality ginseng supplement always leans to the side of invigoration and liveliness.*
What is Panax Red Ginseng?
This complex life-giving root that is extensively varied in its benefits to the human organism.
Oftentimes one may find a spelling of ginsing in old herbal texts. Ginsing is also a common and understandable phonetic misspelling.
An Artist Illustration of Panax Ginseng Plant with Root, Leaf and Berry
Panax Ginseng Grows in Many Regions of Asia and is Cultivated and found Wild
Its clean energy has earned it the botanical naming of Panax literally meaning Panacea or "all-heal" in Greek.
Long before the discovery of ginseng to the old Western world it was known simply as "Ren Shen" to the Chinese which has the meaning of man-root because of it similar shape to a person in that the root may often fork at the bottom mimicking legs. Some collectible roots have arms and the more similar a root looks like a human being the more collectible and pricey it becomes.
Chinese Characters - Ren Shen
It has also moved through the ages from a folk remedy to a highly regarded herbal health care supplement that can improve anyone's quality of life.*
Being highly valuable and sought after by the world's people, as a whole body strengthener, ginseng was once traded for silk, and now it goes for up to hundreds of dollars a pound for large succulent quality roots.*
Such roots are found in our connoisseur ginseng supplements of Korean Ginseng and Heaven Ginseng. The flavor profile of these supplements are sweet and decadent as opposed to the bittersweet flavor of our Red Ginseng.
Cultivation, Harvest, and Processing
Cultivated and farmed ginseng goes through special scientific growing process and is known as garden ginseng in China.
When cultivated, it is always shade grown to mimic its natural growing environment that is similar to the forest canopy that would naturally cover it in shade.
Shade Grown Ginseng Garden in Jilin Province
Varieties of Asian Panax Ginseng
The best varieties are found in the Northeastern Mountains of China and in the mountains of North and South Korea.
The common commercial variety is six year garden ginseng, also known as Jilin (Kirin) ginseng, comes from Northeast China in the Jilin (Kirin) and Heilongjiang provinces and offer the desired benefits and effects at an affordable price for consistent consumption.
You may find a high quality Heaven 15 Korean Ginseng in our catalog for those who desire a maximum potency ginseng supplement.
One particular valley within this region, known as the Shui Chu valley is believed to have the best soil and produces excellent roots that are grown for a minimum of 10 Years. These expensive and lovely succulent connoisseur roots, also known as Mountain Ginseng, are found with semi-wild ginseng roots in our Heaven Ginseng extraction.
Concerning the plentiful and cultivated variety, it is best harvested at the appropriate age of 6 or more years for optimal potency and ease of supplementation.*
Fresh Harvested, Washed and Cleaned Ginseng Roots
Some garden ginseng will be left in the ground for up to 10 years to ensure larger and more succulent roots which fetch higher prices.
As a note: some suppliers and customers confuse this harvest age with something called aged ginseng. Aged ginseng does not gain mystical properties or become more fine or potent - it is simply wisely stored ginseng.
After harvesting the white roots are sorted, washed, trimmed, steamed and then dried in the sun to further enhance its functional potency as the premier adaptogen tonic.*
A Trimmed and Steamed 6 Year Jilin Red Ginseng Root
As many of the constituents are found close to the skin, this is not peeled and graciously left on while processing.
From here they separated based on certain measurable key factors to identify quality.
Steaming Ginseng Turns it Red
Steamed whole root ginseng can be stored for a couple decades without loss of potency.
This steamed red variety, as opposed to the un-steamed raw white, is known to be more efficacious and easier to use so that we may derive its multitude of benefits.*
To make a root red by steaming they are soaked and then steamed with a tea made from jujube dates, also known as Fructus Jujube or Jujube Fruit. This turns them red in color and activates much of the potential for supplementation.
Jujube Date is Used to Make the Steaming Tea that Turns Ginseng Red
Jujube Fruit Harmonizes Ginseng's Energy Making it Easier to Take
Jujube dates are a classic combination as their own energy and nutrition allows ginseng to work better by smoothing the flow of energy through the body and keeping the mind and heart centered. It is common practice to further brew ginseng with jujube to ensure full enhancement of one's tonic.
Red ginseng is has more metabolic drive, boosting metabolism and overall energy which is easier for consistent consumption to derive maximum benefit.
Root Quality and Selection Standards
It has been studied and shown that as a ginseng root grows older, its active constituents increase in quantity, which is why one must select and use only the largest 6+ year old steamed roots.*
Whole roots are weighed and separated by size, robustness and inner quality characteristics. Inner quality is tested with a bright light being shown through the root to identify if there is imperfections of interior empty space in the root.
Slicing is the Only Surefire Way to Know Interior Quality
Bigger, heavier, fatter and/or complete roots are better. Small, lighter, broken and/or thin roots are inferior.
Many of the cheaper ginseng products on the market use very small 2 year old broken roots which will not suffice concerning proper ginsenoside balance and concurrent benefits. Even if grown for 6 years, they generally use the poor quality ginseng which does qualify for whole root sale.
These products will be very bitter without the concurrent sweet taste and will be overly stimulating leading to a poor supplementation experience.
Ginseng Root Size Reflects Quality
A ginseng root size is designated by how many fit within a Chinese unit of mass measure known as a catty. The less roots that fit in a catty the better and more sweet tasting the quality. These numbers can range from #16, #25, #35, #45, #55 all the way up to #80. connoisseurs
The Connoisseur's Ginseng is from Shui Chu Valley
#16 Shui Chu Changbai Mountain Red Ginseng Roots
The smaller roots, #55 and #80, are more energy and anti-fatigue tonics while the larger roots, #16, #25, and #35 are more nourishing and endocrine in action.
As an example: Shui Chu #16 means that only 16 roots fit into a 600 gram catty with each root weighing over 35 grams each This is considered the best Chinese ginseng and such a root may cost over 50 USD!
Efficacious and Affordable Ginseng Come from Jilin Province Gardens
A #1 and #2 Jilin (Kirin) Red Ginseng Whole Root
As a note the Jilin quality is measured by size via #1, #2, #3, #4, #5. Where #1 is the bigger roots and #5 are smaller. And here again, poor quality roots do not make it into the whole root market.
We Use All Quality Ginseng
At least one of these highest quality roots goes into each of our micro-batches. But we use a variety of Jilin and Shui Chu whole roots in all the available sizes to complete our artisan batches.
What is Ginseng Used For?
A Powerful Tonic
Ginseng is one of the most prescribed herbal tonics in China and is also one of the most freely chosen herbal tonics for increasing overall vitality and well-being.
It is commonly found throughout China and Asian communities throughout the world in herbal stores.
Chinese Herb Store
Red ginseng is commonly prescribed for physical and mental weakness both constitutionally and after prolonged stress.*
It may be used after illness to quickly restore health and vigor.*
In more modern use ginseng has been found to naturally regulate the endocrine system, its glands and hormonal production in the body for better balance and functioning.*
Boosted Natural Nonjittery Energy
Considered a qi tonic in Asia since ancient times, ginseng will raise our vitality and stamina giving us more energy to participate in daily activities.*
According to the textbooks red ginseng is warming to the body and will assist with coldness, tiredness, lack of motivation, as well as build up vital fluids and blood quality.*
TCM Materia Medica
Some report mood enhancing qualities of increased well-being and greater happiness about life.* One aspect of this is that challenges are easier to overcome.
It may be also taken freely to assist our body, mind and emotions in adapting and overcoming any type stress, both bad and good, and ultimately gives way to healthy aging.*
Reduced Stress Effects*
Of the extensive overseas studies of ginseng done on humans over the last several decades, the conclusive evidence points to profound anti-fatigue effects.*
This is because of the innate understanding that ginseng is a premier tonic adaptogen. All tonic adaptogens have anit-stress boosting capabilities when consumed appropriately.
In fact, those who supplemented with ginseng became stronger in response to environmental stress.* They fared better such influences such as increased mental and physical activity loads, prolonged activity, heat, cold, and temperature and pressure changes.
"Ginseng is my go to energy supplement that makes it so I don't crash like I used to on my coffee. ...coffee can cause a spiraling addiction of needing more and more. Don't get me wrong I still love my coffee and it keeps me going without needing my extra couple shots."* Danny R. [Toledo, MI]
It will promote adrenal function and can be of great benefit in staying above daily stresses.
This may proactively regulate the adrenal glands from over production of fight-or-flight stress hormones attributing a calming and centering effect that will promote a calming effect and even relax muscle tissue.*
Since antiquity ginseng's invigorating properties have boosted libido and sexual interest in individuals.
Unique constituents within ginseng, ginsenosides which are scientifically described in further detail at the bottom of this listing, are known to have nitric oxide-like effects of vasodilation and relaxation of muscle tissue.
This is because ginseng is both a stimulant and relaxant which has the action of modifying or releasing nitric oxide from cells which is known to promote blood flow to the sex organs and better prepare our physiology for intimacy.
How Does Panax Ginseng Work?
Modern understanding has greatly advanced our traditional knowledge of ginseng root by the understanding of its unique composition.
Certain plentiful constituents in appropriately harvested 6 year roots are known to have both a relaxing and stimulating effects on the the whole body, its nervous system, tissues, organs, and glands.
Ginseng's Potent Nitric Oxide Effects
The duo-directional action of the plentiful ginsenosides within ginseng along with naturally containing b vitamins and certain peptides, like arginine, promote nitric oxide within cells while having further nitric oxide-like effects on tissues and organs throughout the body.
Many of the benefits and effects of ginseng are attributed to the ability of the nitric oxide-like effects on vasodilation and relaxation of muscle tissue.
It does so by modifying or releasing nitric oxide from cells.
This is further confirmed with ginseng's high ratio of Arginine which is important in the nitric oxide cycle.
The benefits of nitric oxide are numerous: better blood flow, cardiovascular health, increased power of the five senses, improved cognitive functions, mood enhancing benefits, sexuality, and male erections.
Although this greatly enhances pumping with weights and increasing blood volume of muscles, it also assist with penile erections.
Firstly we will outline the most scientifically backed and recognized understandings of ginseng root.
Solid Scientific Claims
"This really helps me do my office work and make me less tired and burned out mentally. Sometimes I put in 10-12 hours days and this makes it so I don't go home exhausted. ...and highly recommend to those who sit in front of a computer all day."*
Not Fully Conclusive Claims
"I love ginseng and how it makes me feel! ...more energy, more positive attitude, and most of all a desire to exercise more. It doesn't take much to get some of these quick results, but it does help to keep me feeling and looking good and making better choices for myself.*"
Not So Scientific Claims
"Age is getting the best of me and my retirement...I needed an edge with the wife due to certain health issues. ...didn't like my doctor's pharma solutions and tried some ginseng root after reading up on it. I got that it may not work, but gave it a shot anyway and it seems to do the trick most of the time. Potent product."*
What is Panax Ginseng Used For?
Although most studies have been done on both animals and human's since the early 1940's it was in the 1950's that the Russian and Japanese researchers scientifically validated the saponin glycosides found by folk study earlier in the century.
While many of ginseng's properties can be attributed to these ginsenosides (aka. panaxosides), it is the synergism of all the constituents found within the roots that are beneficial.
There are many things that have been passed down through the ages and newer understanding of what ginseng may be good for:
Improved Exercise Endurance and Performance*
Research on humans has concluded that ginseng increases aerobic power and capacity, as well as improving reaction times.*
Its anti-fatigue benefits mean that those who participate in aerobic physical exercise will take longer to reach exhaustion.*
Promote Longer and Sustainable Performance
Stay on Top of Exercise with the Anti-Fatigue Benefits
It also lowers peak heart rate and quickens normal heart rate recovery after exercise.*
With better blood flow to and from the muscles, one will have less lactic acid build-up, reduced delayed onset muscle soreness, and greater overall stamina.
Enhance Aerobic Endurance
Lastly, animal studies show less utilized stored glycogen.*
Longevity and Anti-aging*
With its strong anti-oxidant effects, daily and chronic stress, free radicals and toxins will be reduced and aging will therefore be slowed.*
This is found from research showing the increases in superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity within the cells. SOD is known to reduce soreness and pain and promote tissue regeneration and extending the length of life.
Slow Aging and Promote Longevity
Keep the Energy Alive Throughout the Years
This demonstrates how some studies have shown that that ginseng retards degeneration of cells and promotes cellular proliferation.*
Improved Immune System Function*
Ancient emperors of China used to consume this root to benefit their immune system. In modern times these attributes are recognized by the polysaccharide content.
Although generally beneficial in the long term, ginseng has been shown to increase our resistance to disease.*
White blood cells counts are increased, as well as the activity of killer cells, and other immune cells that engulf foreign cells and tissues.*
Although it is not recommended to consume while one running a fever due to already warming properties that it has on the body, consuming it prior, during the onset of symptoms, and as a preventative may offer assistance.
Cardiovascular Health and Heart Strength*
As a heart tonic ginseng is known to improve many aspects of cardiovascular function.
Via nitric oxide and its effects it increases blood flow to the heart, by dilating the coronary arteries. This allows the heart to work less and be more efficient.*
By holistically stimulating the metabolic functions and vitality of our whole bodies it will increase contractile capacity of heart strength.
Long used as a mood enhancer it has also found traditional and modern use to promote libido. Those who take ginseng root find an increased sense of well-being from the unique constituents known as ginsenosides.
These are known to have both relaxing and stimulating effects upon blood flow and tissues which in turn stimulate nitric oxide in the body and improve physical functions. It has long been considered a sex tonic from these scientifically studied aphrodisiac effects.
Mental Alertness, Concentration and Improved Memory*
Many studies have shown improved learning rates of students and the educated.*
Ginseng has been studied extensively in Colleges and Universities in Russia, China, Vietnam, Korea, and USA concerning broad reaching cognitive capacity functions.
"Having gone back to college to change careers I got myself a few bottles of this extract to help with studies and exams. Ginseng is wonderful for keeping my mind sharp and my spirits up as I try to balance my job, school and play with my daughter. I got terrific scores on my exams!"*
Much evidence points to increasing many measures concerning cognitive function such as concentration, memory and learning but, of course, much depends on individuality.
Studies Have Shown Ginseng Boost Mental Power
The Russian studies show decreased error rates among workers and laborers.* Plus we may able to more easily unlearn that which is not beneficial, showing the true adaptogen capacity of ginseng.*
Central Nervous System Regulation*
Here we find the duo-directional effect of ginseng in that is both stimulating and inhibiting to the entire nervous system.*
It may increase reaction times and nerve power due to these actions and prevent fatigue at the same time.*
"I use my ginseng in the morning and before sparing on the karate mat. I feel like I stay more alert and focused, while also finding my center. It really makes me feel like I get into my sport and it makes it more fun. Thanks team TT."* Roger S. [Binghamton, NY]
In low doses ginseng tends to be more stimulating, but in larger doses it tends to be more sedating.*
A word of caution, nervousness reported by those who abuse ginseng is simply a sign of overdose or from the consumption of poor quality ginseng supplements.*
Metabolic Enhancement and Efficiency
Ginseng increases the synthesis of proteins and nucleic acids, which are known markers of metabolic rate.*
In addition, it appears to have a stimulating effect on the thyroid gland, therefore raising basal metabolism.*
Blood Building and Oxygenation of Tissues
Traditional use has shown great success at building the quality of blood with ginseng, by its blood-building properties of increasing red blood cell count.*
Boost Blood Quality and Red Blood Cell Count
Hormonal Health and Regulation
Because of its studied effects on increasing secretion of Luteinizing Hormone from the Pituitary Gland ginseng may have an effect on male hormone levels and female hormonal regulation.*
Trials show that one may need to consume 3,000mgs minimum a day.*
Ginseng also prevented the deterioration of the glandular systems of studied animals, specifically, their adrenal, thymus, spleen, and thyroid.*
Some benefits noted are improved appetite and digestion due to its bitter-sweet taste.
Better Liver Function and Alcohol Detoxification
Lastly, one interesting and studied benefit of ginseng is its ability to speed up alcohol detoxification and boost liver function.
In particular it increases alcohol detoxification through increased activity of liver enzymes, such as two important ones known as alcohol dehydrogenase and aldehyde dehydrogenase.*
Alcohol blood levels have been shown to be less after consumption of both ginseng and alcohol.*
Red Ginseng is safe and non-toxic according to numerous studies and is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the USFDA.
Ginseng Side Effects
Being a full potency ginseng supplement it is possible to achieve side effects with excessive consumption.* As tonics work more effectively over time, more is not necessarily better.
Small to moderate dosages in long term programming are key to full benefits and results.
Start with a minimum dose of one dropper and slowly increase over 2-3 days to learn your functional dosage. If an excessive dose is taken and side effects are achieved please wait 24-48 hours before resuming supplementation with a minimum dosage.
The best time and way to take ginseng to avoid side effects and get best results and effects is with food and in the morning.*
Take Your Time to Find a Functional Dosage
Excessive Consumption of Ginseng May Lead to Side Effects
Side effects include: upset stomach, diarrhea, headache, tension, nausea, trouble sleeping, excess energy, agitation, irritability, allergy.
If one is concerned of an allergy due to previous experience with dietary supplements do a test either on the skin or by taking a few drops. Ascertain the existence of an allergy with appropriate measures.
Do Not Consume with Excessive Amounts of Caffeine (300-500mgs+): ginseng will act synergistically with caffeine and increase the effects of caffeine.
In rare cases caffeine sensitive individuals may not want to consume ginseng concurrently with caffeine drinks and other similar stimulant supplements as it may increase the likelihood for excessive energy and agitation. Remember, as always, begin with a small dose and increase slowly over time.
One may take their coffee or tea or pre-workout in the morning and then consume their ginseng with lunch or before exercise.
Precautions and Interactions
As this is a full potency ginseng supplement please reference the following websites for precautions concerning any preexisting conditions and any interactions.
Precautions - WebMD Ginseng, Panax - Interactions Tab
Interactions - Drugs.com Ginseng Interactions
Ginsenoside is a broad classification term for the dozens of hormonal saponins found within ginseng roots which are scientifically known as dammarane-type tetracyclic triterpenoid saponins, some of which may be saponin glycosides.
Extensive research has shown that at six years, constituents known as ginsenosides will have reached a balance that will promote all the benefits.
Foremost, ginseng is known to help the body deal with stress and fatigue. This has been connected to the main active constituents found within the root that are hormone-like phytochemicals. Also known as ginsenosides, to the Chinese and panaxosides to the Russians, these constituents are also known for the effects on stimulating mental activity, improving concentration and enhancing memory. They speed up reaction times and lengthen our attention spans and most likely act directly on the hippocampus and its associated neurotransmitters by speeding up nerve impulses.
They are known to work with cell membranes and hormonal cell receptor sites while exhibiting a broad range of effects.* Each unique species of ginseng has ginsenosides that appear in all species of ginseng, while others are unique to each own particular species. More than forty individual ginsenosides that have been identified.
Ginsenosides are then subdivided into two groups based on their molecular aglycon backbone structures. One group is panaxadiol and the other is panaxatriol, while a single ginsenoside belongs to neither of these groups because it has a oleanoic acid backbone. Each individual ginsenoside is named by their increasing order on chromatograms which are a representation of lab analysis. This is seen as Ro, Ra1, Ra2, Rb1, Rb2, Rc, Rd, Re and so on. The Rb and Rg groups have shown the strongest studied effects according to their known properties.
The panaxadiol Rb group has been isolated and studied with the characteristic effects being calming and down-regulating to the metabolism and entire nervous system.* These ginsenosides assist homeostatic adaptogenic stress response. High levels of Rb ginsenosides are found within the highest quality Asian Ginseng and American Ginseng (panax quinquefolius).
Panaxadiol - Rb Group
The panaxatriol Rg group has been isolated and studied with the characteristic effects being stimulating and up-regulating to the metabolism and entire nervous system.* These assist heightened adaptogen stress response.* Higher levels of Rg ginsenosides are found within Asian Red Ginseng (panax ginseng).
Panaxatriol - Rg Group
As outlined, these highly complex and varied constituents are responsible for much of the bi-directional actions of ginseng in that its effects enliven us, but not with agitation and nervousness like caffeine stimulants.* Concerning Asian red ginseng, the higher quality roots contain higher quantities of ginsenosides and appear to have a higher ratio of panaxadiols. Immature and low quality roots can be overstimulating and contain an excessive ratio of panaxatriols.
At one time it was thought that ginsenosides accounted for all the actions and effects of ginseng roots, but when these are isolated and administered they do not have the same actions and effects as a full-spectrum extraction of the roots. Other constituents must be accountable, but such knowledge still remains mysterious after 150 years of research by bio-chemist, pharmacologists and researchers in various fields of medicine. Although recently some researchers have unveiled one of the mysteries of ginseng; to achieve full absorption of ginsenosides one must be able to hydrolyze them with probiotics found in our intestinal flora, suggesting the metabolites may the actual mechanisms for biological activity.*
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