Organika’s BC White Ginseng Capsules are a pure source of American Ginseng. Native to North America, American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) was first discovered in present-day Montreal in 1716. Besides being used in traditional medicine by Native Americans, it is also used and traded to China for over 200 years.
Traditionally, American ginseng has been used:
– To aids in weakness in the elderly
– As a reproductive tonic
– To normalize libido in both men and women
– To tonify digestion, especially during periods of stress
It’s also been researched in its role in helping to maintain normal blood sugar levels.
The main active constituents in ginseng are ginsenosides. Compared to Asian or Panax ginseng, American ginseng contains less of the ginsenosides responsible for increasing the body’s ability to utilize adenosine triphosphate (ATP) during periods of stress. American ginseng, however, typically contains ten times more of the ginsenosides which are responsible for central nervous system anti-stress activity, compared to the ginsenosides that function as a central nervous system stimulant. Due to these differences, Traditional Chinese Medicine claims that American ginseng offers a cooling yin effect, which offsets the “heat” caused by certain stressors, such as overworking and excess noise.
MEDICINAL INGREDIENT — EACH CAPSULE CONTAINS:
American Ginseng 4:1 Root Extract (Panax quinquefoliusL.) 500 mg (Equivalent to 2000 mg dried American Ginseng Root Powder) *Hot water extracted
Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate (Non-GMO Vegetable Source), Gelatin (Capsule).
RECOMMENDED DOSE — (ORAL) ADULTS ONLY:
Take 1 capsule per day.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking blood thinners or digoxin; or if you have diabetes.
Q: Is BC White ginseng similar to Korean Red or Siberian Tiger ginseng?
A: Organika’s Korean Red Ginseng contains Panax ginseng, verses BC White Ginseng is Panax quinquefoliusL., which is also known as the “American Ginseng”. Siberian Tiger ginseng is actually not a part of the ginseng family, it’s part of the eleutherocuccusgenus. Because it has similar adaptogenic properties to a ginseng, over time it has been incorrectly referred to as a type of ginseng, and the name has stuck.
Q: Is your BC White Ginseng the “cooling” ginseng?
A: Yes. American ginseng is known as the cooling yin ginseng in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Korean Red ginseng, or Panax ginseng, contains the more yang warming properties. American is less stimulating than Korean ginseng.
Q: What is the difference between red and white ginseng?
A: It’s to do with the processing. White ginseng is peeled and dried. Red ginseng is not peeled, but steamed before drying. These processes can alter the variety of the ginsenosides that are present in each type.
Q: What are adaptogens?
A: Adaptogens are plants, herbs and mushrooms that help us adapt to or recover from the damaging effects of environmental or lifestyle stresses. They have been used for thousands of years in traditional Indian and Chinese medicine practices, and are revered for their ability to bring the body back into homeostasis — the body’s natural place of balance.
Q: Who needs adaptogens?
A: When stress constantly piles high, our body’s response can be negatively affected, increasing the risk of disease. Some daily life factors that may cause stress include:
– Poor eating and sleep habits
– Stored mental and emotional tension
– Unaddressed physical symptoms and diseases
– Financial, family, work, and social obligations
Organika’s line of adaptogens can help provide the support you need to thrive in modern conditions.