Six reasons why we love this ancient Chinese medicine
Finding natural ways to improve your health can be difficult...
...especially with the sheer range of ingredients available these days!
To make life easier, we're going to take a look at some of the leading ingredients that have been shown to improve health, well-being, and give you the boost you're looking for in and out of the bedroom.
Let's kick things off with Korean Ginseng:
What is Korean Ginseng?
Korean Ginseng (also known as Panax Ginseng) is a short, slow-growing plant found in the mountains of Eastern Asia. For over 5,000 years its roots - either fresh, white, or red in colour depending on when they’re harvested - have been used in a variety of alternative medicines, as well as modern-day treatments that support health and wellbeing.
Thanks to its range of natural healing properties, Korean Ginseng is a popular ingredient of many modern herbalists and health supplements. It’s said to improve physical and mental performance and concentration, as well as support symptoms such as low vitality, debility, fatigue, stress, poor immunity, as well as male fertility and erectile function.
Let’s dive deeper into some of the many health benefits of Korean Ginseng:
1. Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile Dysfunction is notorious for robbing men across New Zealand of their ‘manhood’, leaving them feeling embarrassed, anxious, or depressed. If you suffer - or have suffered - from issues in the bedroom, we’re sure you’ll agree.
Clinical trials have shown that natural ingredients like Korean Ginseng reduce - and protect against - oxidative stress while promoting the production of nitric oxide - a muscle relaxant - which showed a 60% improvement in those with Erectile Dysfunction.
This includes satisfaction, girth, fertility, libido, and penile rigidity.
2. Blood Sugar Levels
Diabetes affects over 240,000 New Zealanders.
A further 100,000 are unaware that they have it.
Diabetes occurs when the body’s immune system no longer produces and absorbs insulin as it should. Blood sugar levels begin to rise as a result, with excess glucose causing havoc throughout the body.
Unfortunately, blood sugar levels also rise as you age.
Antioxidants within Korean Ginseng may hold the answer, as they help to lower blood sugar levels of those with - and without - diabetes. They also reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, both of which contribute to diabetes.
This natural remedy has also been shown to help support the production of insulin, decrease blood glucose levels in Type 2 Diabetics, and reduce free radicals within the cells.
Inflammation can be painful if not debilitating. The good news is that research suggests that a compound found within Korean Ginseng - Ginsenosides - may act as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.
A study of eighteen college men monitored the effects of Korean Ginseng while performing high-intensity exercise to determine its influence on exercise-induced inflammation. The results showed that the group taking Korean Ginseng significantly reduced their inflammation and muscle damage when compared to the placebo group.
4. Cognitive Function
It’s important to keep our minds functioning at their best.
Thankfully, Korean Ginseng has been shown to improve certain aspects of cognitive function, including quality of life, overall mood, behaviour, social functioning, as well as mental performance and health.
Cumulative consumption of Korean Ginseng has also shown positive cognitive function later on in life, with studies highlighting that it can alleviate - and may even reverse - the symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease.
5. Cold And Flu
Ah, the common cold…
...those sniffles, sneezes, and sore throats are no fun at all.
Recent findings suggest that the Ginsenoside compounds found within Korean Ginseng help fight off colds and flu by strengthening the immune system. Of the five clinical trials conducted, results have shown that there was a lower risk of developing common colds and flu for those taking Korean Ginseng.
6. Energy Levels
It’s estimated that between 16,000 - 20,000 Kiwis experience chronic fatigue.
Prolonged periods of low energy can leave the body feeling run down, and more susceptible to illnesses of the nervous and immune system in particular.
Korean Ginseng provides a stable source of energy, utilising the body’s own energy storage and accelerating ATP production. ATP is the mitochondria filled ‘batteries’ on which we run. It also helps your body fight off fatigue by improving energy levels, lowering oxidative stress, and stimulating mental and physical activity.
Korean Ginseng Supports Good Health
As you can see, Korean Ginseng is a powerful antioxidant that’s good for body and mind.
Introducing this powerful ingredient into your diet is easy with a natural supplement that includes Korean Ginseng as an active ingredient, that way you can reap the benefits and help support your energy levels, cognitive function, sexual performance issues as well as your overall health and wellbeing.