There are so many different "ginsengs" out there that it can be rather confusing to the consumer as to which one will fit their needs. The marketplace is full of products labeled as 'Asian Ginseng' , 'Korean Ginseng', 'American Ginseng', 'Siberian Ginseng', 'White Ginseng', 'Red Ginseng' among others. Whats the difference between all of these you might ask? Lets delve into the topic in today's blog post.
Asian Ginseng or Panax Ginseng refers to Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer. It is True ginseng. The active constituents for which ginseng is renowned are called ginsenosides and are unique to members of the Panax genus. Panax ginseng comes in two forms, white and red. The difference being that white ginseng is the fresh root that comes out of the ground and dried, versus red ginseng that has been steam treated before drying. The steam process changes the chemical profile of the white ginseng and makes it more stimulating and warming. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, White ginseng is considered cooling and balancing, while red ginseng is considered warming and stimulating.
Other "Ginsengs" such as Siberian ginseng (Eulethero) or "Indian Ginseng" (Ashwghanda) play off from Ginsengs 5,000 year old name for having similar qualities, but at the end of the day they are not true ginsengs. The FDA has even made companies stop calling their products "Ginseng" if they are not true Panax Genus Ginsengs.
White Korean Ginseng contains 36 Saponins.
Red Koren Ginseng contains 3 Saponins.
White Chinese Ginseng contains 14 Saponins.
American Ginseng contains 13 Saponins.
So we can see that simply by steaming white ginseng into red, it converts 36 Saponins down into 3. Hence, red ginseng is much more stimulating due to the lack of balance that it has compared to the 36 saponins in its white, raw state.
What is Root of Happiness BioGinseng™ and how is is different from all of these other Ginseng Products?
Our BioGinseng Extract is a “live” Ginseng extract that contains active B vitamins, over 40 trace minerals including Germanium, a high amount of ginsenosides and 14 saponins that have health enhancing effects on the body. Furthermore, due to our unique processing method, BioGinseng gets into the 4 times faster with 14 times the potency of standard commercial extracts. No other ginseng product on the market can make this claim!
Ginseng is the common name of Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer, a valuable Traditional Chinese medicinal herb. Ginseng is considered a supreme tonic herb in traditional Chinese medicine, one of the oldest and most comprehensive medicine systems in the world. The genus name ‘Panax’ is derived from the Greek word ‘Pan; meaning all or every and ‘Axos’, meaning “cure”. Thus “Panax” translates to cure-all. The term ‘ginseng’ is a combination of Chinese pin names ‘ren’ which has over the years been transposed into ‘gin’, meaning “man” and ‘seng’ which translates to “essence”. Thus, “Ginseng” literally translates to, “the essence of man” and it is thought to symbolize man’s essence- Body, mind, and spirit. The name Panax Ginseng translates to, “Cure all for man’s body, mind, and spirit.” It is thus referred to as the King of Herbs due to its ability to enhance vitality, and assist the body’s ability to adapt to various stressors such as strenuous work and age related nagging ailments. It can help with waning energy and focus, to fortifying the body’s defenses. Overall, it is difficult to find any one other herb that has as many positive effects on the body than Ginseng.
For this reason, we have sought out the very best ginseng available, paying particular attention to the growing, harvesting, processing, extraction, and concentration processes. Using ancient growing and processing techniques combined with 21st century advances in biotechnology, we’ve arrived at a ginseng product unlike any other on the market. It is important to understand that Ginseng is a sensitive “live” natural food that is loaded with biologically active constituents. Great care must go into both acquiring good starting material and preserving these constituents throughout the processing and extraction.
First, we utilize only Korean Panax Ginseng, the king of ginsengs, of 4-6 year maturity levels. Ginseng does not develop the full range of beneficial constituents, called ginsenosides, until a minimum of 4 years. Typically, younger roots are used in inferior products such as gas station vials of ginseng or poorly made energy drinks that are overly stimulating, warming, and jagged. To preserve all of the vitamins and minerals and of course, ginsenosides, our process uses whole roots and rootlets, and a no heat steaming method to process the fresh white ginseng into Red Panax. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the steaming process, all ginseng is white ginseng when it comes out of the ground until it is processed with steam to turn it into red ginseng through the oxidative process. Think of how an apple turns reddish or brown when it oxidizes in the open air. Many companies use a quick, high heat process that produces an unbalanced ginseng extract that is nearly devoid of important vitamins and minerals and other constituents which help to balance and support the action of ginsenosides in the body. One such constituent, a mineral known as Germanium, is considered by many researchers and medical professionals to be the world’s most effective natural blood cleanser. It is found in high amounts in our extract and nearly absent in commercially available ginseng products.
Ginseng has been shown in clinical studies to have the following benefits on health:
- Aids in managing stress
- Purifies the blood of toxins
- Improves blood quality
- Assists in balancing blood sugar
- Mental clarity and focus
- Stimulates and supports digestion
- Supports strong immune system
- Helps to alkalize your body
- Helps to increase energy and vitality
We are confident that you will notice a difference in your everyday vitality with this product and we are proud to add this as part of our product line.
The above content is intended for informational and educational purposes only. The content should not be construed as medical advice or claims to treat, diagnose, or mitigate disease. Please consult with a qualified healthcare provider before making decisions about therapies and/or health conditions.