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Description
  • Traditionally used to support vitality and overall well-being.*
  • Standardized to supply 3% Ginsenosides.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts

As a dietary supplement, take one or two capsules daily.

Serving Size 1 Capsules
Servings Per Container 100
Amount Per Serving % DV
Panax Ginseng Root Extract (3% Ginsenosides = 18mg) 600.00 mg **
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Gelatin

No Sugar, No Artificial Color, No Artificial Flavors, Sodium Free, No Wheat, No Gluten, No Soy, No Dairy, Yeast Free

Storage Instructions: Store in a cool dry place.

Warning: After opening, keep tightly closed in refrigerator or other cool place.

Consult your physician prior to using this product if you are pregnant, nursing or taking medication, or have a medical condition. Discontinue use two weeks prior to surgery. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

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Health Notes

American Ginseng

American Ginseng
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
  • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
  • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

Our proprietary "Star-Rating" system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.

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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Common Cold and Sore Throat
Dose: 400 mg per day of a freeze-dried extract
In a double-blind study, supplementing with American ginseng significantly reduced the number of colds that people experienced over a four-month period.(more)
Infection
Dose: Refer to label instructions
American ginseng supports the immune system and protects against microbes.(more)
Type 2 Diabetes
Dose: 3 grams with or following meals
Supplementing with American ginseng may help improve blood sugar control.(more)
Athletic Performance
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Asian ginseng has been associated with improved athletic performance, though findings have been inconsistent. Its cousin, American ginseng, was found ineffective at improving endurance exercise performance in untrained people after one week. It is possible that different amounts and durations might affect results.(more)
Common Cold and Sore Throat
Dose: 400 mg per day of a freeze-dried extract

In a double-blind study, supplementation with American ginseng significantly reduced by 27% the number of colds that people experienced over a four-month period, compared with a placebo.1 The amount used in this study was 400 mg per day of a freeze-dried extract.

References

1. Predy GN, Goel V, Lovlin R, et al. Efficacy of an extract of North American ginseng containing poly-furanosyl-pyranosyl-saccharides for preventing upper respiratory tract infections: a randomized controlled trial. CMAJ 2005;173:1043-8.

Infection
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Herbs that support a person's immune system in the fight against microbes include the following: American ginseng, andrographis, Asian ginseng, astragalus, coriolus, eleuthero, ligustrum, maitake, picrorhiza, reishi, schisandra, and shiitake.1

References

1. Murray MT. The Healing Power of Herbs. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing, 1995.

Type 2 Diabetes
Dose: 3 grams with or following mealsIn a small preliminary trial, 3 grams of American ginseng was found to lower the rise in blood sugar following the consumption of a high-glucose drink by people with type 2 diabetes.1 The study found no difference in blood sugar-lowering effect if the herb was taken either 40 minutes before the drink or at the same time. A follow-up to this study found that increasing the amount of American ginseng to either 6 or 9 grams did not increase the effect on blood sugar following the high-glucose drink in people with type 2 diabetes.2 This study also found that American ginseng was equally effective in controlling the rise in blood sugar whether it was given together with the drink or up to two hours before.
References

1. Vuksan V, Sivenpiper JL, Koo VYY, et al. American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.) reduces postprandial glycemia in nondiabetic subjects and subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Arch Intern Med 2000;160:1009-13.

2. Vuksan V, Sivenpiper JL, Koo VYY, et al. American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.) reduces postprandial glycemia in nondiabetic subjects and subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Arch Intern Med 2000;160:1009-13.

Athletic Performance
Dose: Refer to label instructionsExtensive but often poorly designed studies have been conducted on the use of Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng) to improve athletic performance.1, 2While some early controlled studies suggested there might be benefits, several recent double-blind trials have found no significant effects of Asian ginseng on endurance exercise.3, 4, 5In many studies, it is possible that ginseng was used in insufficient amounts or for an inadequate length of time; a more effective regimen for enhancing endurance performance may be 2 grams of powdered root per day or 200 to 400 mg per day of an extract standardized for 4% ginsenosides, taken for eight to twelve weeks.6Short-term intense exercise has also not been helped by Asian ginseng according to double-blind trials,7, 8 but one controlled study reported increased pectoral and quadricep muscle strength in non-exercising men and women after taking 1 gram per day of Asian ginseng for six weeks.9



An extract of a related plant, American Gingseng (Panax quinquefolius), was found ineffective at improving endurance exercise performance in untrained people after one week's supplementation in a double-blind study.10Standardized extracts of American ginseng, unlike Asian ginseng, are not known. However, dried root powder, 1-3 grams per day in capsule or tablet form, can be used. Some herbalists also recommend 3-5 ml of tincture three times per day.
References

1. Bahrke MS, Morgan WP. Evaluation of the ergogenic properties of ginseng. Sports Med 1994;18:229-48 [review].

2. Bahrke MS, Morgan WR. Evaluation of the ergogenic properties of ginseng: an update. Sports Med 2000;29:113-33 [review].

3. Engels HJ, Wirth JC. No ergogenic effects of ginseng (Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer) during graded maximal aerobic exercise. J Am Diet Assoc 1997;97:1110-5.

4. Allen JD, McLung J, Nelson AG, Welsch M. Ginseng supplementation does not enhance healthy young adults' peak aerobic exercise performance. J Am Coll Nutr 1998;17:462-6.

5. Bahrke MS, Morgan WR. Evaluation of the ergogenic properties of ginseng: an update. Sports Med 2000;29:113-33 [review].

6. Bucci LR. Selected herbals and human exercise performance. Am J Clin Nutr 2000;72:624S-36S [review].

7. Engels HJ, Fahlman MM, Wirth JC. Effects of ginseng on secretory IgA, performance, and recovery from interval exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2003;35:690-6.

8. Engels HJ, Kolokouri I, Cieslak TJ 2nd, Wirth JC. Effects of ginseng supplementation on supramaximal exercise performance and short-term recovery. J Strength Cond Res 2001;15:290-5.

9. McNaughton L. A comparison of Chinese and Russian ginseng as ergogenic aids to improve various facets of physical fitness. Int Clin Nutr Rev 1989;9:32-5.

10. Morris AC, Jacobs I, McLellan TM, et al. No ergogenic effect on ginseng ingestion. Int J Sport Nutr 1996;6:263-71.

Parts Used & Where Grown

Like its more familiar cousin Asian ginseng(Panax ginseng), the root of American ginseng is used medicinally. The plant grows wild in shady forests of the northern and central United States, as well as in parts of Canada. It is cultivated in the United States, China, and France.

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3.9

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  • Effective (5)
  • No side effects (4)

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    1.0

    Very negative side effects after two wks

    By johnsom6

    from Cincinnati, OH

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        Comments about GNC GINSA GOLD GinsaGold® Panax Ginseng:

        I am a 35 year old male who started taking GNC's Panax Ginseng about 3 weeks ago. I was taking two 600mg pills per day. I do not take any other meds and I am a social drinker and nonsmoker. For the first two weeks, things seemed ok. I noticed modest benefit in energy, alertness and increased bedroom energy. After two weeks however, everything turned 180 degrees. Each time I took a dose, I ended up feeling awful. I would describe it as a cross between a horrible hangover and the flu. I was achy all the time, especially in my back and head. My mental state was very foggy. I constantly got the chills or I would be flush with heat. And the insomnia was very real. I would lay in bed and shiver with my eyes wide open. When I did fall asleep, I would be woken to profuse sweating. Prior to purchase, I read countless medical articles and user reviews. I have yet to read anything close to what I experienced. I am not writing this to discourage people from taking Panax Ginseng because it seems, for the overwhelming majority, it works great. I am writing this in case there is someone else out there like me who had a bad experience and wants to know that they are not alone.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        well recommended

        By garcia6757

        from Middleboro, MA

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          Comments about GNC GINSA GOLD GinsaGold® Panax Ginseng:

          very much recommended

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great product

          By dantheman

          from mobile, ala

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            Comments about GNC GINSA GOLD GinsaGold® Panax Ginseng:

            This product makes me feel 16 again. I first heard about this product from men's health. I was sceptical at first but I am now a believer

            (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            GinsaGold® Panax Ginseng by GNC

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            from NewYork, NY

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            Comments about GNC GINSA GOLD GinsaGold® Panax Ginseng:

            This is my first time . the only thing is it off your mood sometime

            (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            good product

            By gwp700

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              Comments about GNC GINSA GOLD GinsaGold® Panax Ginseng:

              I've taken ginseng for many years...I was treated to the legendary ginseng from Korea and that made me a believer

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I love it!

              By kerilee1

              from Liberty Lake, WA

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                Comments about GNC GINSA GOLD GinsaGold® Panax Ginseng:

                I have been taking this product off and on for years. On the off times, I notice! This is a good energy and well being product. I will always take it!

                (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                quick start

                By mjramirez201

                from tempe, az

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                  Comments about GNC GINSA GOLD GinsaGold® Panax Ginseng:

                  i take panax with some fruit in the morning and find it helps clear the grog thats still dragging on me from the early mornings and late nights. its coffee minus the caffeine. it helps me focus for the early morning routine.

                  (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  helps get through a long day

                  By haelani

                  from milpitas,ca

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                    Comments about GNC GINSA GOLD GinsaGold® Panax Ginseng:

                    I take a pill 3x's a day since it doesn't seem to last as long as I would like. I do feel like I can get through a stressful day alot better than before. Works great when taken with a sam- E supplement as well.

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