Ginseng has been used in traditional eastern medicine for centuries in various forms.
What is Panax ginseng, though and what’s it got to do with VigRX Plus?
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Before we look at whether Panax ginseng is safe1, what is this root and why should you care?
Panax Ginseng: Overview
The plant Panax ginseng grows in the northeast of China, in Korea and in the far east of Siberia.
It’s the root of this plant that’s used as an herbal supplement for a broad spread of applications. The primary properties touted are antioxidant and anti-inflammatory but what else can Panax ginseng do?
Many people believe this herb packs the ability to help strengthen your immune system while others feel it could improve the symptoms of erectile dysfunction (ED)2.
Whether it’s consumed raw, steamed or as part of the ingredients of a supplement, how does Panax ginseng get to work?
How Does Panax Ginseng Work?
There’s a vast array of active substances in Panax ginseng with the most important of these known as ginsenosides. The term panaxosides is sometimes used interchangeably.
For the purposes of supplements, Panax ginseng is simply added to the formula and you’ll reap any possible benefits by simply taking your supp once or twice a day.
What might you gain from taking this herb, though?
Key Overall Benefits of Panax Ginseng
- Erectile dysfunction: If you take Panax ginseng orally, it appears to help * improve sexual function if you’re suffering from erectile dysfunction
- Premature ejaculation: When used in cream form, Panax ginseng seems to have a positive effect on premature ejaculation
- Libido: Powdered Korean ginseng is believed to have an effect on sexual arousal
- Inflammation: The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of red ginseng means it can sometimes help * reduce inflammation
- Alzheimer’s: From potentially * augmenting mental performance in Alzheimer’s sufferers through to general enhancements in brain function, it’s not just the body Korean ginseng can help with
- Immune System: Panax ginseng is believed to strengthen your immune system.
- Cancer: Panax ginseng could * reduce the risk of certain cancers
- Energy Levels: Taking red ginseng can help you * combat fatigue and can give flagging energy levels a helping hand
Panax ginseng has many other claimed benefits but there’s inadequate research to back most of these up.
We’ll glimpse now in a little more detail at how Asian ginseng might be of some use if you’re struggling with ED…
Panax Ginseng for Erectile Dysfunction
There’s been some research over the years that points to the potential for Panax ginseng to * help with the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
One key study indicated that men who were treated for ED with Panax ginseng showed a 60% improvement in symptoms compared to just 30% of men using an alternative medication.
In another important study, there was a significant improvement in 86 men who took Korean ginseng to help combat ED.
How does this herb achieve this?
There appear to be compounds in Panax ginseng that guard against oxidative stress in the blood vessels and tissues of the penis. This can help restore normal function.
Ginseng has also been shown to help encourage nitric oxide production. This compound * should enhance muscle relaxation and accelerate blood flow to the penis.
So, with less oxidative stress and increased blood flow, this mighty root can work for some laboring with ED.
More studies are needed in this area but there’s enough evidence to suggest the Chinese haven’t been wrong during the hundreds of years they’ve been benefiting from Panax ginseng.
Less directly in terms of sexual performance, Asian ginseng can help you if your energy levels are waning. This, in turn, could * help you in the bedroom.
Panax Ginseng for Energy Levels
A number of animal studies have demonstrated that Panax ginseng might be beneficial * in fighting fatigue and * increasing overall energy levels. Tests are needed on human subjects to substantiate these claims.
There have also been a number of studies on human subjects showing Asian ginseng could help with chronic fatigue in both healthy subjects and cancer survivors.
When a collection of 155 studies in this area were reviewed, the findings showed that:
- Panax ginseng might help to * reduce fatigue
- This herb could also potentially * enhance physical activity
So, combining the possible boost in blood flow to the penis with increased energy levels might serve to give you a leg-up in the bedroom.
The burning question, then…
Is Panax ginseng safe to use?
Side Effects of Panax Ginseng
While you find ginseng in beverages and it’s commonly used, there are some negative effects including:
- Lowered blood sugar levels
- Raised blood pressure
Ginseng could also affect hormone levels so give Panax ginseng a swerve if you’ve got any hormone-related conditions.
Since this herb can * lower the rate and the force of your heartbeat, it’s best avoided if you have any form of heart disease.
Where Panax ginseng can bring down your blood glucose levels, this means it might interfere with diabetes medication. If you’re suffering with diabetes and tempted by the benefits of Panax ginseng, speak with your doctor first.
Asian ginseng can * accelerate the effect of blood thinning medication which can place you at heightened risk of bleeding.
Panax ginseng can interfere with the metabolism of a range of other drugs bringing on * increased effects.
What To Do Next
If you’re interested in reaping some of the benefits Panax ginseng can bestow, consider checking out VigRX Plus.
As long as you speak with your healthcare provider first, this ingredient should be perfectly safe to consider, and based on the research, you might just notice a marked improvement in your energy levels as well as your performance in the bedroom.