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Food supplement based on Panax Ginseng HRG80® root – 30 capsules

Panax Ginseng C.A. Meyer helps to increase resistance to temporary fatigue with an invigorating and revitalising effect.

Lactose free Lactose-Free
Gluten freeGluten-Fee
Plant-based capsuleVeggie capsule
Made in BelgiumMade in Belgium

Optim Ginseng is a natural and effective solution based on red Korean ginseng root HRG80®. 


What is the red Korean ginseng root HRG80®?

Korean ginseng root grown in Belgium

HRG80® Ginseng is a unique cultivar of Korean Red Ginseng grown in Belgium using vertical indoor farming. This unique approach offers ginseng with excellent purity and a high content of bioactive ginsenosides (>12%).

High quality and purity ginseng

Our ginseng is grown in a purified environment, free of contamination (No pesticides – No heavy metals).

High content of active ingredients

Our ginseng has a molecular profile equivalent to the best wild ginsengs, thanks to the ideal growing conditions. Its unparalleled composition of ginsenosides with high levels of bioactive forms such as Rg3 and Rg5 sets it apart from any other ginseng on the market.

A Proven effectiveness

Extensive scientific literature and two exclusive clinical studies demonstrate the effectiveness of Ginseng HRG 80®.

Panax Ginseng C.A. Meyer helps to increase resistance to temporary fatigue with an invigorating and revitalising effect.

Serving Size:
1 to 2 capsules per day to be taken in the morning with a glass of water.

Precautions for use

It is advisable to follow recommended doses and have a diverse and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Keep out of reach of children. Keep in a dry place.

Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are using diabetes medication concomitantly.

List of ingredients:
Filler: organic acacia gum*; 125 mg Panax Ginseng C.A. Meyer root powder (HRG80®); Capsule shell: hydroxypropyl-methylcellulose.
*Ecological agriculture

Gluten-free, lactose-free and registered at the Vegan Society (UK)

Nutritional values per 100g:
Carbohydrates: 21g – Lipids  : 0g – Proteins: 1g

Energy Value per 100g: 194 Kcal / 812 KJ

Net weight: 16 g

Packaging: 30 capsules (2 blisters of 15 capsules)

Notification number (Belgium): PL 2708/11
CNK 4380-317 -EAN: 542503792016-2

Between tradition and science

Ginseng (Panax ginseng) is arguably one of the most recognised medicinal plants in the world. Its precious roots have been used in traditional Asian medicine for thousands of years as an elixir of longevity and for their energising and adaptogenic properties.

Once reserved for the nobility, the therapeutic use of ginseng is now widespread. Its reputation as a panacea, to which the plant owes its Latin name Panax (from the Greek pan – “all” and Akos – “remedy”), has earned it recognition and study throughout the world. Every year, more and more scientific data is published on its benefits of its active ingredients: the ginsenosides.

What is ginseng used for?

Panax Ginseng root C.A. Meyer

– helps to increase resistance to fatigue and stress with toning and revitalising effects

– stimulates vitality and helps counteract the effects of fatigue

– helps maintain good cognitive performance

– helps support the immune system

– the activity of bioactive ginsenosides in ginseng, such as Rg5, Rk1 and Rg3, has been correlated with metabolic regulation, with a demonstrated dual action on blood sugar and lipid metabolism.

The stimulating effect of ginseng is due to ginsenosides

Ginsenosides are the main active molecules in Panax ginseng roots. They have proven benefits in various health-related areas, and their impact can vary depending on their nature and bioavailability.

Rare ginsenosides such as Rg3, Rg5 and Rk1 have a wide range of health benefits due to their high bioavailability. The composition of HRG80® ginseng offers unparalleled levels of rare ginsenosides such as Rg3 and Rg5.

The more common ginsenosides, such as Rb1 or Rg1, have low bioavailability and therefore have a limited physiological impact by themselves. However, they can be partially converted by the gut microbiota into more bioavailable forms of ginsenosides.

Which ginseng should I choose?

It is important not to confuse the different botanical species of ginseng (American, Siberian) as they differ in pharmacological activity, indication, dosage and safety.

The botanical name of Korean ginseng is Panax Ginseng, which is the species on which the vast majority of scientific papers have been published and whose use is approved by the European Society of Phytotherapy (ESCOP) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

There are two types of preparation:

– White Ginseng is obtained by simply drying the root.

– Red ginseng is a traditional Korean preparation and is obtained by cooking.

The ginsenoside profile varies according to the treatment of the roots. Steaming or cooking leads to converting the common ginsenosides into more bioavailable forms, the latter increasing relative content in the roots. This is why we have chosen red ginseng in the Optim Ginseng formulation.

The Red ginseng HRG80® of Optim Ginseng: a very high-quality cultivar

Ginseng needs to be grown on good soil and under optimal moisture, sunlight, and irrigation conditions. Only after the first 6-10 years of cultivation can the roots be harvested.

The Botalys scientific team has created an innovative system for growing Korean red ginseng in hydroponics, replicating the ideal growing conditions of wild ginseng, using vertical farming in Europe (Belgium). Hydroponics is not only beneficial for the environment, but it also avoids the use of insecticides and herbicides.

This innovative and environmentally friendly approach results in a unique, pure and highly bioavailable Korean red ginseng.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can ginseng keep me awake?
    Yes, it is advisable to take ginseng, preferably in the morning or early afternoon. However, ginseng has an anti-stress effect that can improve sleep.
  • Is Optim Ginseng addictive?

    Yes, like all psychotropic molecules, but it depends on each person (so there is no threshold dose). On the other hand, the product is considered safe at the recommended doses. (see cautions)

  • Is ginseng a sexual stimulant?
    Indeed, in traditional Asian medicine, ginseng is used as a sexual stimulant. The vasodilator effect of ginseng on the corpora cavernosa via nitric oxide may explain the aphrodisiac effect.
  • Why use the full spectrum of the ginseng root and not an extract?
    Ginseng root totum contains the complete nutritional matrix of the root, including various polysaccharides. These non-digestible polysaccharides have a prebiotic effect and positively influence intestinal flora.

    Finally, the positive influence of the polysaccharides on the intestinal flora also results in a better conversion of the classical ginsenosides into “rare” ginsenosides.
  • Does ginseng increase blood pressure?


    Several studies show that it does not, on the contrary: ginseng can help lower blood pressure.


    Komishon AM, The effect of ginseng (genus Panax) on blood pressure: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials. J Hum Hypertens. 2016 Oct;30(10):619-26.

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