The Asian Red Ginseng is one of the two forms of the Korean ginseng (Panax Ginseng), the other being the White Ginseng. The Asian red ginseng varies in composition and health benefit from its other form. Thus, the red ginseng should not be confused with the White Ginseng or other types of ginseng, such as the Chinese Ginseng, American Ginseng or Siberia Ginseng. They all differ in the effects offered to your body.
You are probably wondering what makes the Asian red Ginseng is referred to as the “Energizer supplement”. This is because traditionally, it is used for the treatment of weakness and fatigue. With more research, the use of the supplement has expanded. It is also referred to as the “Overall well-being supplement”, because of the parent plant (Panax Ginseng) it is obtained from before being processed.
How does Asian Red Ginseng Work
The Asian Red Ginseng is unique for the processing method it undergoes to be obtained from the Asian Ginseng. It differs in its bioactive component from the regular Asian Ginseng after processing.
]The Asian Red Ginseng is grown for a minimum of six years, after which it is harvested and processed into quality form for consumption.
The Asian Red Ginseng is an Asian Ginseng whose root has been steamed and dried, resulting in an enhanced form of its anti-inflammatory property. It has a similar bioactive compound in the Asian Ginseng, Ginsenoside, which has high anti-inflammatory, anticancer and antioxidant effects against various health conditions. These properties are heightened when the Asian Red Ginseng is processed using the fermentation process.
Benefits of Asian Red Ginseng
Asian Red Ginseng among its several benefits is common for its use in the treatment of male erectile dysfunction and the improvement of sexual functioning in women above menopause.
It helps improve mental functioning and alertness resulting in better cognitive abilities similar to the function of the Asian Ginseng.
It helps lessen the severity of heart conditions and prevent colds or flu. It helps relieve stress by acting as an adaptogen in boosting mood (dopamine) and energy levels, It does this by altering the hormonal levels of your body.
It helps boost the immune system by enhancing the effects of vaccinations for specific diseases as RSV, influenza, hepatitis C and rotavirus while preventing bacterial and other microbial infections via its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
It helps to lessen the severity of herpes simplex virus type II infections.
It also helps diabetics to moderate the blood sugar levels regularly. It does this using its glucose regulatory properties that help you reduce sugar level (for type II diabetes) and its active compound helps improve insulin resistance and overall production.
Some more research is being done to confirm its use for a wide number of health conditions including the treatment of cancer (colorectal) and the improved administration of chemotherapy.
Side effects of Asian Red Ginseng
Thought Asian Red Ginseng is safe, but certain side effects can occur especially when taken for a prolonged time. The most common is trouble sleeping (insomnia). Others include:
- Modulating blood pressure
- Menstrual problem or vaginal bleeding
- Aches (Head or breast)
- Restlessness and agitation
Serious side effects that call for immediate medical attention and a stop on the herbal supplement include:
- Allergy reactions (dizziness, difficulty breathing, swollen face, tongue and throat, itching with rashes)
- Increased heartbeat rate
Pregnant mothers, infants, and children are susceptible to the intake of the herb, and should not be administered the herb.
Interactions of Asian Red Ginseng with other medications and health conditions
Interactions of Asian Red Ginseng with several herbal supplements and medications can vary into moderate, serious and severe forms. The health condition in which it is consumed and the time at which it is consumed, all factor in the overall efficacy of the supplement.
Based on time, Asian Red Ginseng should not be taken before bedtime due to its heightening effect of Insomnia. It should also not be taken when taking alcoholic beverages, about to undergo a surgery or dental visit in at least two weeks, smoking weed or drinking caffeinated beverages.
Based on medications, the following should not be taken simultaneously with Asian Red Ginseng.
- Blood thinners (Warfarin)
- Heart medications (Nifedipine)
Certain herbs are not to be taken with Asian Red Ginseng, they include:
- Devil’s claw
- Horse chestnut
There are conditions in which you must not take the supplement, due to the heightening effect of the Asian Red Ginseng supplement.
- Immune disorders
- Hormone-induced health conditions
- Blood pressure conditions
Dosage of Asian Red Ginseng
It is vital to take note of the ginseng type when purchasing ginseng. Both the white or red ginseng are readily available, so make sure to indicate the red ginseng as your choice. The red ginseng comes in different forms as a tincture (liquid), powder or capsule form. you can also have red ginseng as a tea or drink with the dried red ginseng root infused, though the most common form is the powdered form which is taken orally.
The recommended dosage of Asian Red Ginseng supplement is 200 milligrams per day and it is not to be taken consistently to prevent an overdose. In preventing an overdose of the supplement, here are the common signs to watch out for:
- Uncontrollable bowel movement or urination
- Nausea and vomiting
- Incoherent speech and delusions
- Increased breathing and blood pressure
- Cyanosis (bluish lips and nails)
- Reddened skin around the face and neck
Having breaks in between dosage of maximum 3 months prevents long-term effects and toxic build-up in your system.
Also be sure to take the supplement in moderation, according to the stipulation given by your physician. The dosage can differ for the different forms of Red Ginseng.
Cost of Asian Red Ginseng
The cost of Asian red ginseng herbal supplement would depend on its form and of the dosage required. It is relatively affordable at a price available for purchase.
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