Asian Red "Panax" Ginseng is an adaptogenic herb and the most powerful of the Ginseng family. It's been used for thousands of years in Eastern medicine to improve libido, fertility, fatigue, performance, cognitive function, and even protect the body from cancer.
These effects stem from powerful anti-inflammatory compounds in Ginseng. Among them we have Ginsenosides, which are shown in studies to have the biggest impact on mental and physical performance.
Ginsenosides have energizing effects on the mind and body. This is due to how they affect mitochondria, your micro-energy factories. Research shows Panax Ginseng's compounds optimize the so-called 'Krebs Cycle,' maximizing how much energy mitochondria can extract from glucose. Which is why Panax Ginseng works so well for chronic fatigue.
Coupled with its PMS-alleviating properties - including a reduction in irritability, night sweats and hot flashes - these effects make Panax Ginseng a perfect female vitality ingredient.
We're not done yet, though. This Chinese herb is a powerful stress-buster as well. It modulates your brain's neurotransmitters - dopamine, serotonin, GABA - as well as hormones such as cortisol. All of these play a crucial role in how you feel and deal with pressure in your daily life.
Although it stimulates the nervous system, Panax Ginseng doesn't do it in the same way as caffeine or other stimulants do. It improves cellular energy production which prolongs it effects, leaving the caffeine-associated jitters and energy crashes out of the picture.