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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." But I decided, despite the shortness of your query, to make this answer a little longer, because the answers similar to 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 scientifically solved 50 years ago (look for "ginseng" in Medline ) and it is only just now.

Ginseng probably is using correctly

You do not say if 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 cleansing and crystallization have a weight of 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 still only in the functional design phase, for unusable practice.

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

I myself have once approached the ginseng with no 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 in all cases disappointed with ginseng. They said that, compared to amphetamines, there was "nothing" about ginseng that "could 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 prolong the activity in the short term, 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 . Other effects of such a dose of ginseng are unnecessary - eg neuroprotective effect (against hangover, intoxication, inflammation ...) has an EC50 of less than 1μg / ml ( Hong2009aes ), so it occurs to the extent necessary when dosing 1g of red ginseng per day And person.


Of the many effects of ginseng , only the 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 may be your individual characteristic, or some factor from your environment. It is unlikely that this "ineffectiveness" would affect all aspects of ginseng, but I understand that doubts may arise if you lack subjective effects. Unfortunately, I am not afraid again at a distance. You yourself have to decide whether to continue to increase the dosage or to stop using ginseng, or you will, in spite of the absence of apparent effects, take it for a long time in low doses due to belief in the science and 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 alcoholic beverages, coffee, energy drinks (= acidic caffeine), sedatives, antipyretics / analgesics outside the prescription, and other substances not to mention ...


| 11.1.2011

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