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.
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.