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Panax ginseng

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Panax ginseng is used in Ginsana to support energy levels and physical endurance

Panax ginseng is a highly valued plant traditionally used in Chinese medicine, and today to support energy levels and physical endurance.

 

In Ginsana®, a specific standardised extract from the roots of Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer called G115 is used.

 

Discover more about the unique G115 extract used by Flordis, how it works, and the key studies that support its benefits when used in Ginsana.

 

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Panax ginseng in history

Panax ginseng is a perennial shrub, native to north-eastern China, Korea and Russia.1 It was traditionally used as a tonic to support the body in times of increased demand and to promote good health and vitality.2-4

Panax ginseng was first recorded in Chinese medicine over 2000 years ago, and was already the subject of over 600 published books and papers before the year 2000.2,5

 

You may have heard of ‘ginseng’ before, but it’s important to know that not all ginseng is the same. Ginseng comprises a genus called ‘Panax. Several species of ginseng exist within this, e.g. Panax ginseng CA Meyer, Panax notoginseng and so on.  All are ginseng - but there is one with far more clinical research supporting its medical use. This is Panax ginseng CA Meyer.

 

The 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 the plant’s root.6

Panax ginseng in history

The specific extract used by Flordis: G115

G115 is the specific extract of Panax ginseng used by Flordis in Ginsana. Its first mention goes back to 1960, and it has over 35 years of research supporting it.7

The special extract G115 is produced from the roots of Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer. This is where most of the important ingredients lie, including the active ingredient – the ‘ginsenosides’. It takes up to five years, and involves multiple steps for a Panax ginseng root to become G115, ensuring that there is an optimal concentration of the active therapeutic components.

 

Thanks to a complex process, the G115 extract in Ginsana, contains a consistent content of ginsenosides - 4% to be exact. Because all G115 extract has the same concentration of active ingredient, it is possible to accurately investigate its safety and effectiveness in clinical trials. 

 

The beneficial effect of G115 is based on numerous clinical trials in humans. Results from these clinical studies suggests that G115 may:8-16,17-20

 

  • Enhance physical capacities in the case of weakness and fatigue
  • Increase endurance time
  • Shorten recovery time
The specific extract used by Flordis: G115

How G115 works

G115 belongs to the so called ’adaptogenic’ substances. In times of stress, and decreased physical performance, adaptogenic substances increase the capability of the body to overcome adverse external influences.

G115 belongs to the so called ’adaptogenic’ substances. In times of stress, and decreased physical performance, adaptogenic substances increase the capability of the body to overcome adverse external influences.

 

G115 is known to:21-34

  • Influence energy utilization in the muscles – helping to increase endurance
  • Increase oxygen uptake – helping to reduce fatigue
  • Act on the central nervous system – reducing stress, physical and mental tension
  • Act on the immune system – promoting immune function

Preclinical studies have also demonstrated that G115 is able to increase Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), the molecule that provides energy to all cells in the body.21,22

 

Mode of action for G115:

  • Enhancement of energy metabolism21-23,32
  • Protection against physical injury35,36
  • Antioxidant effect35-37
  • Anti-inflammatory effect42
  • Immune modulatory effect29,30,37
  • Vascular relaxation effect39
How G115 works

G115 in Ginsana: Clinical trials

More than 30 clinical studies, involving more than 1000 participants1, have been conducted with G115 over the last 35 years demonstrating the benefits of the unique extract, while generally well tolerated with no serious adverse events reported.

Rosenfeld 1989

50 patients with fatigue and neurological disorders over 56 days

Significant improvement

vs. placebo for:

  • Tiredness (subjective questionnaire)

Rosenfeld MS et al. La Semana Médica 1989;173(9):148-154.

Gianoli 1984

87 patients with fatigue over months

Significant improvement

vs. placebo for:

  • Performance Energy Wellbeing Fatigue and exhaustion

Gianoli AC , Riebenfeld D. Cytobiol Rev 1984;8(3):177-186.

Dorling 1980

60 healthy adults over 90 days

Positive Effect

  • Subjective physical condition Physical fitness Sleep behaviour

Dörling E et al. 1980, Notab Med 10(5):241-246.

Forgo 1981

120 healthy adults over 3 days

Significant improvement

vs. placebo for:

  • Physical function Mental function

Forgo I et al. 1981, Med Welt 32(19):751-756.

Flordis Difference

Natural healthcare products can vary considerably depending on how they are produced. Ginsana is produced according to our 'Source to Patient' philosophy which aims to deliver a high quality and consistent extract, from batch to batch so that you can be confident that it can deliver the health benefits demonstrated in the clinical research.

This helps ensure that the natural healthcare products you are getting contains the exact ingredient, in the exact same amounts demonstrated in the clinical research. That's the Flordis difference.

G115: A Summary

>35 years of research

Numerous preclinical and clinical studies investigating the beneficial effect Panax ginseng1

 

>30 Clinical trials

Support the role of G115 in enhancing energy and endurance levels

Consistent quality

Through our rigorous processes, quality controls and extensive testing we ensure that the G115 extract provides the desired health outcomes demonstrated by clinical trials.

Recommended worldwide

to support energy levels and physical endurance

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