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Learn how to find the best Ginseng supplements, amounts of ginsenosides found in popular products, and differences between Panax, Chinese, Korean and Siberian, red and white ginseng. Find out more information about using ginseng for energy, colds & flus, ADHD, sexual dysfunction, dosage, safety, side effects and more.

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... More Results Answers to Questions Found:
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1.Which supplements help with erectile dysfunction?
2.I take insulin (Humalog) for diabetes. Are there supplements that could affect my blood sugar levels and how much insulin I need to take?
3.Have any supplements been shown to increase women's libido?
4.I take warfarin (Coumadin), an anticoagulant drug. Are there supplements I should avoid, or be taking, due to this drug?
5.Do any supplements help prevent or treat a cold?
6.Which supplements can help lower or control my blood sugar?
7.What supplements should I stop taking before surgery?
8.Which supplements help with Raynaud's phenomenon?
9.Do any supplements help for flu?
10.Do any supplements help relieve stress?
11.Are there any supplements I should avoid when taking acetaminophen (Tylenol)?
12.What's really in supplements for "adrenal support" and "adrenal fatigue"? Do they work and are they safe?
13.Which supplements help to improve energy and decrease fatigue?
14.With herbal supplements, what is the difference between root powder and root extract? Does it matter?

Clinical Updates Found:
2020 Ginseng for Liver? (08/02/2020)
Ginseng for Liver?
Does taking ginseng lower blood markers of liver disfunction? Find out what a recent study showed in the What It Does section of the Ginseng Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for ginseng.
2019 No Ginseng In Ginseng Tea? (04/27/2019)
No Ginseng In Ginseng Tea?
A popular maker of bottled teas is being sued for allegedly not putting ginseng in its ginseng green tea. For details, see the Quality Concerns section of the Ginseng Supplements Review. Also see which ginseng products were Approved by ConsumerLab (and see our tests of various Green Teas).
 Ginseng Interaction? (04/16/2019)
Ginseng Interaction?
Liver injury was recently reported in a man who began taking a Siberian ginseng supplement in addition to his prescription statin medication. Get the details in the Concerns and Cautions section of the Ginseng Supplements Review.
2018 Ginseng Role in Diabetes (02/27/2018)
Ginseng Role in Diabetes
Results of a recent study suggest that a form of ginseng can help control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. Get the details in the What It Does section of the Ginseng Supplements Review.
2016 Ginseng for Metabolic Syndrome? (03/02/2016)
Ginseng for Metabolic Syndrome?
A study in men with metabolic syndrome found no benefit on blood sugar levels from taking ginseng, but a small increase in testosterone. Get the details about this and other uses for ginseng, as well as our quality ratings in the Ginseng Supplements Review >>
2014 Ginseng for ADHD (11/19/2014)
Ginseng for ADHD
A ginseng extract showed promise in improving the symptoms of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) without adverse effects in children ages 6 to 15 in a placebo-controlled study. You can get details about this and other studies with ginseng, as well as our test results for ginseng supplements in the Ginseng Supplements Review >> 
 Ginseng for Lower Blood Sugar (11/14/2014)
Ginseng for Lower Blood Sugar
A new study found that a certain kind of ginseng helps lower blood sugar levels in people with impaired fasting glucose. For more about this study and related studies on blood sugar and diabetes with other types of ginseng (which have had mixed results), see the Ginseng Supplements Review >> 
2013 Ginseng Reduces Cancer-Related Fatigue (08/18/2013)
Ginseng Reduces Cancer-Related Fatigue
A well-controlled clinical trial recently showed reduced fatigue among cancer patients given a particular type and dose of ginseng. Get the details, as well as our test results for 16 ginseng supplements, in the updated Ginseng Supplements Review >> 

Recent Recalls and Warnings Found:
1.FDA Warns Seller of Reishi, Joint Supplements, Ginseng & More for Pesticides, Other Violations (03/30/2019)

Archived Recalls and Warnings Found:
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1.Increase in Calls to Poison Control Centers About Supplements (07/29/2017)
2.FDA Warns Four Sexual Enhancement Supplements Contain Prescription Drug (02/04/2017)
3.Some Supplements May Cause or Exacerbate Heart Failure (Includes vitamin E and many herbs) (08/06/2016)
4.Sexual Enhancement Supplements Recalled (05/15/2016)
5.FDA Finds Problems at 58% of Supplement Manufacturing Sites in U.S. and Abroad (03/12/2016)
6.Enhancement Supplement Contains Undeclared Drug (02/27/2016)
7.FDA Warns Nine Sexual Enhancement Supplements Contain Undeclared Drugs (02/13/2016)
8.Consuming a Single Energy Drink May Increase Cardiovascular Risk (11/11/2015)
9.Joint Pain Supplements Found to Contain Diuretics, Antihistamines and Other Undeclared Drugs (05/06/2015)
10.Major Retailers Accused of Selling Adulterated Herbal Supplements (02/03/2015)
11.Sexual Enhancement Supplement Recalled (01/04/2015)
12.Maker of Ginseng, Zinc, Calcium and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations (12/05/2014)
13.Seller of Weight Loss, Saw Palmetto Supplements and More Warned for Drug Claims (10/21/2014)
14.Maker of Mood, Smoking Cessation Supplements and More Warned for Violations, Drug Claims (05/14/2014)
15.Seller of Sexual Enhancement Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations (02/19/2014)
16."Stem Cell" Supplement Recalled Due to Allergen Risk (01/21/2014)
17.Seller of Tea Supplements and Drinks Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (01/16/2014)
18.Weight Loss Capsules Recalled Due Allergen Risk (12/16/2013)
19.Sexual Enhancement Supplements Containing Undeclared Drug Recalled (09/03/2013)
20.Ginkgo, Milk Thistle, Cleanse and Nopal Supplement Maker Warned For Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (08/16/2013)
21.Beware of Dietary Supplements With Claims To Treat Diabetes, FDA Warns (07/25/2013)
22.Seller of Red Rice Yeast With CoQ10, Respiratory Supplement And More Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (06/07/2013)
23.Hoodia, Sexual Enhancement Supplements and More Found To Be Adulterated, Misbranded (05/17/2013)
24.Seller Of Sexual Enhancement and Hormonal Balance Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations (05/10/2013)
25.FDA Warns Consumers Of Weight Loss Supplement Containing Undeclared Drug (04/04/2013)
26.Three More Sexual Enhancement Supplements Found To Contain Undeclared Drugs (04/04/2013)
27.Maker of Liquid Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (03/15/2013)
28.Weight Loss Supplement Recalled Due To Undeclared Drug (02/25/2013)
29.Consumers May Be Eligible For Cold, Allergy and Weight Loss Supplement Refunds (01/11/2013)
30.Seller of Blood Sugar, Depression and Sleep Supplements Warned For Making Drug Claims (12/26/2012)
31.FDA Warns of Medical Claims Made For Numerous Chinese Herbal Products (08/30/2012)
32.FDA Finds Pesticides in Ginseng Supplement (06/01/2011)
33.FDA Seizes Ginseng Because of Potentially Risky Pesticide Residues (12/17/2004)
34.Mixing Herbal Supplements, Migraine Medications Can Be Dangerous (06/20/2003)
35.More Information on Recall of PC-SPES - Prostate Supplement (05/03/2002)

News Releases Found:
2015 Shows Chinese Consumers What's Really in Foods and Supplements -- U.S. Testing Company Expands to China, Launches (03/05/2015)
2012 Tests Reveal What's Really In Green Tea Supplements and Bottled Drinks (12/21/2012)
2011 analyzes supplements for sexual dysfunction -- Only three out of ten products selected for testing pass (08/31/2011)
2010 Problems persist with ginseng supplements -- Review by finds 45% of products don't provide full amount of ingredient or are contaminated (08/16/2010)
2006 Care advised with natural cold remedies: finds few products with proper quality and directions — offers advice from tests of echinacea, garlic, ginseng, vitamin C, and zinc supplements (10/10/2006)
 Problems persist with ginseng supplements — finds nearly half of products lack ingredient or contaminated (05/24/2006) tests cancer-prevention supplements; several contaminated with lead or low in ingredient
— Report available for green tea, selenium, and lycopene supplements
 Sexual enhancement supplements analyzed by (01/25/2006)
2005 testing of alpha lipoic acid supplements from Japan finds no ingredient in one product; Most others meet claims — Japanese consumers urged to research product quality (08/31/2005)
 Quality problems widespread among ginseng products sold in Japan. — Nearly two-thirds of products fail testing due to pesticide contamination and missing or substandard ingredients (06/20/2005) begins publishing test reports on Japanese vitamins and supplements — Review of CoQ10 products Now Available Online in Japanese at More Reports Scheduled (05/10/2005)
2004 finds Omega-3 fish oil supplements safer than fish but quality varies among brands — Test of 41 Supplements Finds No Mercury or PCB Contamination, But Some Spoiled or Lacking Claimed Oils (12/14/2004) expands testing to Japan — Testing Organization Expands to Help Japanese Consumers Determine Quality of Health and Nutrition Products (12/14/2004)
2003 Some problems persist with ginseng supplements but overall quality improves according to — Test results published online today (08/28/2003) finds many cholesterol-lowering supplements poorly made — Test results published online today (07/31/2003) finds lead in coral calcium product; Product also charged with false advertising by FTC — Calcium supplement product review published online today (06/10/2003)
2002 Pharmavite dietary supplements receive approval — Vitamin E, SAM-e, St. John's Wort, Ginkgo and others merit approved quality products ranking (07/10/2002)
 Athletic Banned Substances Screening and Certification Program announced by — Tester of supplements to screen for substances banned in Olympics (02/08/2002) finds most B vitamin supplements contain what they claim, but often exceed safe levels — Consumers cautioned to be aware of side effects with high dose products (01/08/2002)
2001 finds fish oil supplements free of mercury, but 30% lacking in key ingredient — Test results of omega-3 fatty acid (EPA and DHA) products released today (11/20/2001)
 Sixty percent of nutrition bars fail to meet claims in tests — "Low Carb" bars often loaded with carbohydrates; excess sodium and saturated fat also found (10/30/2001)
 Most iron supplements pass testing — Lead contamination and insufficient iron found in some (10/03/2001)
 Problems and ambiguity among alternative estrogen products reported by — Results of soy and red clover isoflavone product testing released online today (08/15/2001)
 Many herbal sleep products lack key claimed ingredient — Results of's testing of valerian products released on web today (07/09/2001) reports test results of arthritis supplement — MSM; Quality found higher than for most supplements, but room for improvement remains (06/04/2001)
 Over forty percent of Echinacea products fail review; Inadequate labeling and missing ingredients found common for popular herbal cold remedy (05/07/2001)
 Quality of popular herbal anti-depressant found to vary; certain types of St. John's Wort supplements more likely to pass testing (04/10/2001) expands testing of health products; success of dietary supplement evaluations leads company into broader nutrition field, beginning with popular nutrition bars (03/27/2001) review of vitamin E supplements finds some insufficiencies and need for clearer labeling; test results released online today (03/13/2001)
 Problems found with multivitamins and multiminerals by (02/14/2001)
 Some supplements for arthritis may exceed newly released safe intake levels for manganese (01/29/2001)
2000 tests popular supplement for heart failure; CoQ10 test results released online today (11/21/2000) finds new calcium products of higher quality than many traditional supplements; Test results released online today (09/06/2000) finds that not all creatine supplements meet label claims; Popular sports supplement test results released online (08/07/2000)
 Pesticide contamination found in many Ginseng supplements tested by (07/11/2000) test of vitamin C products identifies quality control issues and misuse of USP claim. (05/17/2000) announces first test-based buyer's guide to dietary supplements; Manufacturers encouraged to have products tested for potential inclusion. (04/24/2000)
 Quality of prostate supplements get mixed review in study; Saw palmetto product review published online today. (01/31/2000)
 Majority of dietary supplements sold in U.S. being tested by in 2000; newest results due January 31 for Saw Palmetto. (01/24/2000)


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