Panax ginseng has been traditionally used in Chinese medicine as a tonic to support the body during times of increased physical demand.

What is Panax ginseng?

Panax ginseng has been traditionally used in Chinese medicine as a tonic to support the body during times of increased physical demand.

The history of Panax ginseng use

Panax ginseng is native to the mountain forests in north-eastern China, Korea and far eastern regions of Russia1Panax ginseng was first recorded in Chinese medicine over 2000 years ago and is renowned as a tonic and restorative herb2, often referred to as the lord or king of herbs3. The medicinal plant part of Panax ginseng is the root1. This herb’s name comes from Panax meaning ‘cure all’ in Greek and ginseng from the Chinese (Mandarin) rén shn meaning ‘man ginseng’ because of the human like shape of this plant’s root3.

Panax ginseng has been traditionally used in Chinese medicine as a tonic and restorative, to promote good health and vitality, and support the body during times of increased demand, assisting the body in response to external and internal stressors.2,4,5 Extensive literature both scientific and traditional has been written on Panax ginseng which continues to today.

The specific standardised extract used by Flordis

The specific standardised Panax ginseng root extract used by Flordis is known as G115. G115 is extracted and formulated using a specific process. This individual and highly technical process helps to ensure a consistent form and amount of Panax ginseng is used in every formulation - meaning each final product of Ginsana® will contain the same high quality extract.

Natural products can vary considerably depending on how they are produced. Flordis believes it’s the science behind growing, harvesting and processing that delivers the true health benefits of natural product. That’s why in the making of a Flordis product, careful attention is applied to plant species and growing methods through to cultivation and harvest, using precise processes to help produce consistent crops. This is continued with extracting and manufacturing of specific ingredients following a series of strict controls to help deliver a consistent product from one batch to the next.

It is this specific product that is tested in clinical trials. And it’s the same product that you receive, which is one of the reasons you can feel good about its effectiveness. Flordis products follow processes where all of the steps involved in the growth and manufacture of the natural product are tightly controlled to reduce variability and to help ensure consistency.

G115® is extracted and formulated using a specific process. This individual technical process helps to ensure a consistent form and amount of Panax ginseng is used in every formulation - meaning each final product of Ginsana will contain the same high quality extract.

How it works

Researchers are still investigating exactly how Panax ginseng supports physical endurance and performance, and how it strengthens the immune system. It is known that Panax ginseng exerts several physiological effects, both at a cellular and a molecular level. It has been shown to increase cellular activity and improve energy via better oxygen uptake and transport through the body as well as have a strengthening effect on the immune system components. In addition it was shown that Panax ginseng can have an antioxidant effect and can promote neuronal cell survival and growth.

Key studies on G115®

Ginsana contains the specific standardised G115 extract of Panax ginseng which has more than 30 years of research that indicates this product supports physical activities and strengthens the immune system.7,8,9

Results from clinical trials have suggested that G115:

  • increases performance, energy and wellbeing, decreases fatigue and exhaustion.
  • increases the oxygen uptake after physical effort
  • prevents loss of physical performance observed at the end of an active season
  • enhances haemoglobin re-oxygenation following a physical stress test 
  • lowers incidence of the common cold

References

1. Blumenthal, M. et al. (2000), Herbal Medicine Expanded Commission E Monographs, p. 170.  2. McKay, D. Alternative Medicine Review 2004; 9(1): 4-16.  3.  Yun, T. K. ‘Brief Introduction of Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer’, J Korean Med Sci, 2001;16 Suppl: S3-5. 4. Ulbricht (2013). Natural Standard Database. Panax ginseng.  5. Pizzorno, J.E. & Murray, M.T. (1999). Textbook of natural medicine. Elsevier Health Sciences.  6. Schulz, V. et al. (2001), Rational Phytotherapy: A Physicians’ Guided to Herbal Medicine, p. 332.  7. Jellin, J.M., et al. (2013). Natural medicines comprehensive database, Stockton, CA: Therapeutic Research Faculty 1521p.  8. Kiefer, D. & Pantuso, T. American Family Physician. 2003; 68(8):1539-1542. 9. Sunram-Lea, S. et al Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research 2005;3(1): 65-74.

G115® is a  trademark of Pharmaton SA registered in multiple countries and used under license.