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Is a form of
- Siberian Ginseng Powder Extract 29mg (35:1) equivalent to 1000mg,
- Microcrystalline Cellulose,
- Magnesium Stearate,
- Silicon Dioxide,
- Stearic Acid,
- Dicalcium Phosphate.
Take one to two tablets daily with food
If you are pregnant or lactating, taking medication or under medical supervision, please consult your GP or medical professional before taking supplements. Do not exceed recommended dose. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Store is a cool dry place. Keep out of reach of children NOT intended for use by persons under the age of 18
What is Siberian Ginseng?
Siberian ginseng is frequently referred to as adaptogen, which is the non-medical term and is applied to any substances that are believed to provide strength improvements and stress resistance for the human body.
How does it work?
Siberian ginseng features particular chemicals which influence the functioning of the immune system, the brain, and some types of hormones. There are other chemicals that may be found in Siberian ginseng, which are known for actively fighting certain types of bacteria and viruses.
Used To Treat
Siberian ginseng is used medicinally for the treatment of numerous medical issues that affect the heart or blood vessels, such as high or low blood pressure levels, rheumatic heart disease, and atherosclerosis, which occurs when the arteries begin to harden.
Siberian ginseng is also used to treat kidney disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, tuberculosis, chronic bronchitis, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, fibromyalgia, flus, and colds. Further, it is used to treat various side effects associated with chemotherapy treatment for cancer patients.
Sometimes, Siberian ginseng is used to enhance athletic ability and work productivity. It may also be used to improve sleep-related issues, such as insomnia, and can alleviate symptoms associated with herpes simplex type 2.
Additionally, Siberian ginseng sometimes serves as an immune system booster, reduces the risk of getting the common cold, and effectively creates a larger appetite.
Siberian ginseng may be used to treat various heart and blood vessel conditions, including atherosclerosis, rheumatic heart disease, and low and high blood pressure levels.
How to take/dosage
These dosing amounts have been used within scientific studies:
- To treat herpes simplex type 2, Siberian ginseng in extract form including 0.3% eleutheroside E was given in the amount of 400mg daily.
- To treat the common cold, 400mg of Siberian ginseng with a particular type of andrographis extract, made to feature 4 to 5.6mgs of andrographolide, was administered three times per day.
Possible side effects
Although side effects are unlikely, it is possible that a user will experience side effects such as irregular heart rhythm, muscle spasms, anxiety, and feeling tired or sad, as well as numerous other minor side effects. When taking in higher amounts, a spike in blood pressure levels may also take place.
- Alcohol: as alcohol can make one tired and sleepy and Siberian ginseng may cause the same thing, using too much Siberian ginseng in combination with alcohol may cause excessive tiredness and sleepiness in the user.
- Digoxin (Lanoxin): this medication is prescribed to regulate and strengthen the user’s heartbeat. There has been a case of excessive digoxin levels when using a natural supplement that may have contained Siberian ginseng. However, it is uncertain which ingredient had caused this issue in the first place.
- Lithium: Siberian ginseng may work as a diuretic, which may lower the effectiveness of removing lithium from the body. This can cause a higher level of lithium within the body and can cause severe side effects. You should speak with your doctor or pharmacist prior to using Siberian ginseng if you are currently taking lithium. It may be necessary to modify the amount of lithium that you take to ensure safe Siberian ginseng supplementation.
- Cytochrome P450 1A2 (CYP1A2) Substrates: any medication that is modified within the liver may interact poorly with Siberian ginseng supplementation. This is because Siberian ginseng can cause a reduction in the speed at which the body breaks down and removes certain types of medication. This can cause both the effects and side effects to increase in severity for these medications. You should speak with your doctor or pharmacist prior to supplementing with Siberian ginseng if you are currently using any medication that is modified within the liver.
Some examples of these types of medication include cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril), olanzapine (Zyprexa), clozapine (Clozaril), imipramine (Tofranil), and mexiletine (Mexitil), as well as many others.
- Cytochrome P450 2C9 (CYP2C9) substrates: medication that is broken down and modified within the liver may poorly interact with Siberian ginseng. This is because Siberian ginseng can prolong the process of breaking down these medications within the liver, and as a result the effects and side effects experienced are typically more severe. Prior to supplementing with Siberian ginseng, you should speak with your doctor or pharmacist if you currently take any medication that is modified within the liver.
Some examples of these types of medication includes diazepam (Valium), celecoxib (Celebrex), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc.), and warfarin (Coumadin), as well as many others.
- Diabetes Medication: Siberian ginseng can influence blood sugar levels, and may cause them to drop or spike. Diabetes medication is designed to lower these levels. Supplementing with Siberian ginseng for those that use diabetes medication may result in blood sugar levels dropping too low, or diabetes medication not effectively lowering the blood sugar levels to the ideal range. You should keep a close eye on your blood sugar levels. The amount that you take for the diabetes medication may need to be modified to ensure it remains safe and effective when used in combination with Siberian ginseng supplements.
Some examples of diabetes medications include glyburide (DiaBeta, Micronase, etc.), insulin, glipizide (Glucotrol), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), and glimepiride (Amaryl), as well as many others.
- Anticoagulant and Antiplatelet Medication: Siberian ginseng supplements can cause blood clotting to slow down. Using these supplements with any medication, which is designed to do the same, may result in a higher risk of bleeding and bruising.
Some examples of anticoagulant and antiplatelet medication include ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc.), warfarin (Coumadin), aspirin, and naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, etc.), as well as many others.
- CNS Depressant Medication: Siberian ginseng supplementation combined with the use of CNS depressants, which are a type of sedative, may cause excessive amounts of sleepiness and drowsiness. This is because Siberian ginseng is known to cause drowsiness and sleepiness, and sedatives accomplish the same thing.
Some examples of CNS depressant medication include lorazepam (Ativan), zolpidem (Ambien), and clonazepam (Klonopin), as well as many others.
Siberian ginseng supplements are generally considered to be safe to use by adults for short periods of time.
Special precautions & warnings:
Pregnancy and nursing: there is currently insufficient information available on the effects of Siberian ginseng on women that are pregnant or nursing. To be safe, it is suggested that you avoid using this supplement during these time periods.
Heart problems: anyone that has heart problems, such as irregular heartbeat or high blood pressure, or heart disorders, such as atherosclerosis or rheumatic heart disease, is advised to only take Siberian ginseng supplements if advised and supervised by their doctor or another healthcare professional.
High blood pressure levels: it is not advised that anyone with high blood pressure levels uses Siberian ginseng. To clarify, anything above 180/90 would be considered as a high blood pressure level for this purpose. Siberian ginseng can cause the blood pressure to go even higher, which is dangerous for people with already high blood pressure levels.
Hormone-sensitive conditions: any conditions involving hormone sensitivity, including cancer of the uterus, ovaries, and breast, uterine fibroids, or endometriosis, can be worsened through Siberian ginseng supplementation. This is because of Siberian ginseng sometimes operating similar to estrogen, so avoid supplementing with this product if you have any condition that can get worse from the extra estrogen.
Diabetes: blood sugar levels may be influenced by Siberian ginseng supplementation. You should keep a close eye on your blood sugar levels if you have diabetes and you plan to supplement with this product.
Mental disorders: any mental disorders, including schizophrenia and mania, may worsen as a result of Siberian ginseng supplementation. Be cautious with using this product if you suffer from any medical disorders and speak with your doctor to be sure that it is safe for you.
Things to note
Make sure that you can differentiate Siberian ginseng with the other forms of ginseng that exist. It is different from the American and Panax versions of ginseng. Also be cautious as to which particular ginseng product you buy. The American and Panax versions may be quite a bit pricier. A long time ago, the Soviet Union wished to improve their athletes by giving them an advantage and provided ginseng, but sought out a more affordable version of it. This lead to the popularity growth in Siberian ginseng, and this is the reason behind the majority of Siberian ginseng studies having been conducted within Russia.
It is important that you know that there will be a difference in quality between products that contain Siberian ginseng. This type of ginseng is commonly misinterpreted or includes adulterants, which consist of ingredients that do not add towards the effectiveness of the product, but rather just pollute the product’s composition. A good example of this in Siberian ginseng products is the silk vine adulterant.
Scientific support and reference citations
Scientific information is used by the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database to determine appropriate ratings of effectiveness for various products, which are then graded as being: Effective, Likely Effective, and Possibly Effective, or, Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Possibly Ineffective, as well as Insufficient Evidence to Rate.
Here are the ratings that were provided for Siberian ginseng:
Possibly effective for...
- Treating herpes simplex 2 (HSV-2). The use of a particular Siberian ginseng extract, which contains 0.3% eleutheroside, is believed to lower the amount and severity of infections involving the herpes simplex type 2.
- Treating common cold symptoms. When used along with andrographis, it is believed that the symptoms of the common cold can be relieved. Certain clinical studies have found that a particular combination of these two can provide substantial improvements for common cold symptoms if you begin supplementing within three days of the symptoms first showing up. Typically, it can take up to five days for this form of treatment to reach its full benefit. Certain findings indicate that mixing Siberian ginseng with andrographis can be more effective than Echinacea for relief of common cold symptoms in children.
Insufficient evidence to rate effectiveness for...
- Memory. There is inconclusive evidence at this time to support whether Siberian ginseng supplements will provide benefits to memory or contribute towards a better sense of well-being when used by middle-aged patients.
- Chronic fatigue syndrome. The use of Siberian ginseng shows no major benefits for decreasing the severity of symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome.
- Quality of life. Certain studies indicate that Siberian ginseng provides substantial benefits for the sociability and feeling of well-being for elderly patients (65 years and up) after one month of treatment. However, it has also been noticed that these benefits were not noticeable after the second month passed.
- Enhancing physical ability and athletic performance.
- Heart disease.
- Alzheimer’s disease.
- Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
- Kidney problems.
- High cholesterol levels.
- Motion sickness.
- Mild to moderate fatigue.
- Side effects of chemotherapy.
- Other conditions.
More conclusive information is necessary to provide accurate ratings on the effectiveness of Siberian ginseng supplementation for the treatment of the above listed medical issues.
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