Ginseng is a herbal dietary supplement of Chinese medicine, which is probably most often used by athletes and physically active persons. The genus Panax includes the perennials originating from America and Asia. Ginseng is used by physically active persons i.a. to improve the function of the cardiovascular system, increase aerobic and anaerobic efficiency as well as improve mental capability.
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BIOACTIVE INGREDIENTS OF PLATINUM GINSENG™ SPORT EDITION 550 mg
Active and inactive chemical ingredients obtained from the genus Panax ginseng may be divided into four main categories: saponins, polyacetylenes, saccharides as well as phenolic compounds and essential oils.
1. Triterpenic saponins are the main biologically active compounds of ginseng, called ginsenosides or panaxosides. From the chemical perspective, ginsenosides are glycosidic compounds comprised of aglycone (non-sugar parts) and sugar parts.
2. Polyacetylenes are the second most active compounds (after ginsenosides) in Panax ginseng. They originate from fatty acids and they are most often syntheses from oleic acid and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Specialist literature provides information about their anti-infectious, anaesthetising, anti-aggregation and fibrinolytic effect.
3. Saccharides are another type of compounds present in the described plant. What I have in mind are monosaccharides, oligosaccharides and polysaccharides. Most of them are accumulated in the root.
4. Phenolic compounds are mainly responsible for antioxidative action. The ones most often found in Panax ginseng include: kaempferol, kaempferol-3-O-glucogalactoside and kaempferol-3-O-galactoside.
Barley extract (Hordeum vulgare L.) improves concentration, enhances physical activity, eliminates tiredness and aversion to physical and psychological effort.
APPLICATION OF PANAX GINSENG BY ATHLETES
Ginseng and other similar perennials have been used for many years in order to increase vitality and strengthen the body. Supplementation with ginseng may improve sports results, allow athletes to train more intensively or reduce muscle injuries and increase endurance during competition.
Ingredients: 41% Korean ginseng root extract (Panax ginseng C.A. Mey.), 34% American ginseng root extract (Panax quinquefolius), 7% barley grain extract (Hordeum vulgare L.), bulking agent – microcrystalline cellulose; anti-caking agents – magnesium salts of fatty acids, silicon dioxide; capsule (gelatine, colour: E 171).
|Nutrition information||1 capsule
|Power Ginseng Complex|| 550 mg
| Korean ginseng extract (Panax ginseng C.A. Mey.)
of which ginsenosides (7%)
| 300 mg
| American ginseng extract (Panax quinquefolius)
of which ginsenosides (5%)
| 250 mg
|Barley extract (Hordeum vulgare L.)||50 mg|
Recommended use: take 1 capsule a day or otherwise after consultation with your physician.