Ginseng extract is derived from the root of the ginseng plant, a perennial plant belonging to the Panax genus. The extract has been used in traditional medicine, especially in East Asia, for thousands of years. There are several types of ginseng, with the most commonly used being Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng) and American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius). The beneficial health effects of ginseng extract are attributed to its bioactive components, notably ginsenosides.
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Ginseng is often used as an adaptogen, a substance believed to help the body deal with physical or mental stress. It can enhance the energy production in cells and help reduce fatigue. In addition, when combined with caffeine, ginseng may help improve physical performance and concentration.
Some studies suggest that ginseng extract may improve cognitive function, enhancing memory and behaviour in patients with Alzheimer's disease.
Ginseng extract has been shown to enhance the immune system and its responses, potentially reducing the risk of infections and illness.
Preliminary studies suggest that ginseng may help lower blood sugar and improve insulin sensitivity, making it potentially beneficial for people with diabetes.
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