Get The Most Out Of Red Ginseng

Posted on January 23rd, 2020 to Products

Most of the products we offer at Tanasi are hemp-derived cannabidiol extract. But now, we’ve got a new tool in our wheelhouse: our Red Ginseng extract! Not sure what this product does? Just stick with us, and we’ll explain all that you need to know!

Korean Red Ginseng: A Product Rich in Medicinal History

Thanks to traditional Chinese medicine, the Korean ginseng plant (or, actually, the plant’s roots) has a centuries-old history of being used as both a healing agent and a health-booster. The plant, which is native to Korea, China, and Russia, can be used in a variety of forms and formats. To extract the bioactive properties of Korean red ginseng, the roots must be processed using steam heat and drying or fermentation. (For our Tanasi products, we use a University-developed, proprietary dehydration process that delivers optimal benefits in our supplements.) Once processed, red ginseng valued for its anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to target fatigue and weakness.

But, according to Chinese medicine, that’s not all this baby can do. In that tradition, red ginseng is also used for:

  • Fighting stress
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Lowering blood sugar
  • Reducing Anxiety

What Makes Red Ginseng So Effective?

Before it can be processed for use in supplements, the ginseng plant has to mature for several years—typically four or five. Because of its lengthy growing process, red ginseng often commands premium prices. But, it also delivers many benefits.

After reaching maturity, we can harvest the ginseng and process its roots to extract its ginsenosides—those are the particles that give the plant its effects. And, while red ginseng is not an FDA-approved treatment for any one condition, research studies can substantiate many purported ginseng benefits.

So, how can you incorporate red ginseng into your daily routine?

Since our Tanasi ginseng supplement comes in an easily-digested gelatin capsule, you can simply swallow your daily dosage with or without a beverage. In some instances, red ginseng may interact with certain medications, so consult with your health care provider before beginning a new supplementation routine. We also suggest taking your dose earlier in the day, as ginseng taken in the late afternoon or evening may impact your sleep.

Barring those simple precautions, red ginseng is a great place to start, even if you’re new to supplementation. Just find the dose and routine that works for you, and we’re confident you’ll embrace our ginseng the same way you have fallen in love with our range of CBD products.