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I use ginseng and I do not feel change

Hello, I'm using the root of a six-year-old ginseng . I started with three slices a day, after three days I did not feel anything and so I raised to five and still do not feel any change, doing something wrong? Thank you, S.

Dear Sir S.!

Thank you for your response. If I wanted to be brief as Karol Sidon, I would answer him briefly "no". However, I decided, despite the shortness of your query, to make this answer a little longer, as responses like yours come from time to time . For those who are here for the first time, I add that we are not addressing the issue of the effectiveness of ginseng as such - it has been resolved 50 years ago from science (look for "ginseng" in Medline ) and it is just now refining.

Ginseng probably is using properly

You do not say whether you are taking ginseng for 5 days or 50 days . If you eat 5 slices of 6-year-old red ginseng daily , the active ingredients contained in it after purification and crystallization have a weight equal to almost 1 whole slices. This is a lot of long-term benefits, whether you are suffering from cardiovascular, immune or nervous effects. Numerical expression will offer the ginseng dosing calculator over time for specific effects , but this is only in the design phase, for unusable practice.

If you are taking ginseng only for feelings, you may be disappointed

I myself have once approached the ginseng with zero expectations and subjectively I was surprised by his mental activation . I compared it to amphetamine or cocaine, but I did not have a personal experience with it. (I just noticed that my gossip notes are suspiciously similar to Sigmund Freud's clues about the cocaine he had been dropped off.) On the other hand, people who had experience with narcotics were disappointed in all cases. They said that, compared to amphetamines, "nothing" is ginseng that "can not be compared at all". Perhaps I should change the way of writing so as not to create unrealistic ideas about the gypsum's psychotropic effects.

From ginseng, you will not experience changes in perception such as alcohol, marijuana, nicotine, cocaine, amphetamines, opioids (like Alnagon), etc. Ginseng also does not act as caffeine , which will shortly rise to higher activity but only takes long-term. Ginseng has both excited and calming ingredients. When we neglect the long-term changes in gene expression in the brain, we can say that the short-term effect of panaxosides on brain receptors is "soft" - with binding constants ~ 50μg / ml, which corresponds to a single dose of several tens of grams of ginseng per person. In these doses, ginseng consumes only Koreans and I do not dare to mention this in dosage recommendations. Ginseng is a theoretically harmless adaptogen, but practically some people perceive doses of 3-4g as too much . For other effects of such a dose of ginseng, the neuroprotective effect (anti-hangover, intoxication, inflammation ...) has an EC 50 of less than 1 μg / ml ( Hong2009aes ), so that it occurs to the extent necessary when dosing 1g of red ginseng per day And person.


Of the many effects of ginseng , only its effect on the psyche and effect on erection can be subjectively detected. If you do not notice these effects in the medium (~ 10 days) of 10g of ginseng per day, it means that there is an unknown factor in the game that makes these specific effects impossible and can not be identified remotely. It can be your individual characteristic, or some factor from your environment. It is unlikely that this "ineffectiveness" would apply to all aspects of ginseng, but I understand that doubts may arise in the absence of subjectively apparent effects. Unfortunately, I am not afraid again at a distance. You yourself have to decide whether you will continue to increase the dosage, or you will stop taking the ginseng, or you will, in spite of the absence of obvious effects, take long-term use in low doses due to faith in science and the experience of the TCM . Ginseng is by no means a living necessity. Those who do not use it will save if they have previously made sure that they do not pay for unprofitable alcoholic beverages, coffee, energy drinks (= caffeine acid), sedatives, antipyretics / analgesics out of the prescription, ...


| 11.1.2011

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