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Ginseng Supplements Review

Reviewed and edited by Tod Cooperman, M.D. Tod Cooperman, M.D.
 Initial Posting: 3/14/14 Updated: 8/2/2020
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25% of Ginseng Supplements Don't Provide Expected Strength

Alphabetical list of ginseng supplement brands compared in this review
Action Labs Ginseng PowerMax 6X Nature's Plus Actives American Ginseng Puritan's Pride Red Panax Ginseng
Finest Nutrition (Walgreen) Ginseng Now American Ginseng Solgar Korean Ginseng
GNC Herbal Plus Panax Ginseng Paradise Panax Red Ginseng Spring Valley (Walmart) Korean Panax Ginseng
Imperial Elixir American Ginseng Prince of Peace American Ginseng Sundown Naturals Korean Ginseng
Nature's Bounty Ginseng Complex Plus Royal Jelly Progena Korean Red Ginseng Trunature (Costco) Triple Energy
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Ginseng may be helpful in treating diabetes, preventing colds and flus, reducing cancer-related fatigue, and in other conditions. But has found problems with many ginseng supplements over the years. In this newest Review of Ginseng Supplements, 25% of ginseng supplements selected for testing contained less ginseng than expected from their labels. One ginseng supplement had only 59.4% of its claimed amount of ginsenosides -- key ginseng compounds.
Six ginseng products passed the testing, along with seven products tested through's Quality Certification program. The Review focused on Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng) (also called Korean or Chinese ginseng) and American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius). found a wide variation in the amount of ginsenosides provided by ginseng supplements. Suggested daily servings yielded anywhere from 11.5 mg to as much as 72 mg of ginsenosides, indicating that the products might differ in their effects. One product was found to be of much lower strength than in the past, although the labeled ingredients remain the same.
You must be a member to get the full test results and quality ratings for ginseng supplements and ConsumerLab recommendations. In this comprehensive review, you'll discover:
    • Which ginseng supplements failed testing and which passed
    • The amount of ginsenoside compounds in each ginseng product and how much you should look for 
    • What American and Asian Ginseng can or cannot do    
    • Ginseng dosage for specific uses  
    • Potential side effects and drug interactions with ginseng

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