Turn To Panax Ginseng For A Natural Energy Boost – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 151
Invite Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Jerry Hickey. Ph
If you are trying to power through your virtual classes or even trying to get in your evening workout after you put the kids to bed but do not have the energy, Panax Ginseng might be your answer. Panax Ginseng is a helpful herb for energy and endurance when you are fatigued. But if you use it daily, it is good for your memory and overall brain health.
The Benefits of Panax Ginseng
It is native to Eastern Asia and is widely used for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. Many people take Panax Ginseng to help restore their strength and stamina and to help stimulate the immune system. Ginsenosides (ingredients in the ginseng) seem to be the most responsible agents in the ginseng for its activities.
Ginseng has been used for a wide variety of benefits, including for erectile dysfunction and even type 2 diabetes. It has been shown in studies to help improve insulin sensitivity and reduces insulin resistance. This is very important because if you eat a meal, the insulin is supposed to be released from a gland called the pancreas. It is supposed to pack away the excess sugar to get it out of your blood. Then you can release the excess sugar as needed in between meals so that you have a consistent source of energy. In people with diabetes, they have resistance to the effects of insulin and their sugar stays high after a meal. In studies, when researchers gave Panax Ginseng to people with diabetes, it reduced their insulin resistance. Separate research has also found that it helps people who low grade high blood pressure or high blood pressure (pre-hypertension).
Research has found that in post-menopausal women, ginseng also improved their cardiovascular health. It has also been used in women who’s hands and feet get cold easily. A number of randomized clinical trials shown that Ginseng helps alleviate idiopathic chronic fatigue, or individuals who are always fatigued but no one can find out why.
Ginsenosides, especially called RB1, has been shown to improve the release of acetyl-choline. This is fantastic! Acetyl-choline levels vary from person to person and drops with age. It does incredibly important things in the brain. For instance, acetyl-choline hard wires brain connectivity – the neural networks and pathways between brain cells. The synaptic region of the brain is where inflammation flows from cell to cell. It also plays a role in cognition function, specifically with memory and learning. It also helps GABA work better.
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