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Ginseng capsules and tablets in the recent past

A few years ago, ginseng tablets, capsules, teas, etc. were almost useless, practically nothing was there ( Liberti1978ecg ). For example, when measuring the 7 dominant panaxosides ( Rb1, Rb2 , Rc , Rd , Re , Rf and Rg1 ), between three different capsule types from different manufacturers, the highest panaxoside content was 3.7% ( Ji2001qdg ) and two measured liquid preparations Both contents below 1%. For comparison, quality Korean red ginseng contains 20-24% of total panaxosides ( Kim2007sqg ) and quality manxus red ginseng according to Chinese studies ( Wu2007csg ) for Korea is not lagging behind.

Ginseng capsules and tablets at present

Today, the situation with ginseng supplements has improved substantially ( Harkey2001vcg ), but the problem is still small. The capsule is small, usually contains 300-500mg of material, the tablets are similar. Due to unreasonable legal restrictions, the manufacturer does not have the right to tell the user to use the adapter packed in capsule or tablet form in appropriate quantities. If you decide for the adaptogens in a pharmaceutical form, make sure they are dosed sufficiently , otherwise they will only give unnecessary doubts about the effectiveness of ginseng .

Important Note: Specifically, for ginseng in the form of a nutritional supplement, the current maximum recommended dose of 2g per day in the Czech Republic is currently (Brussels Regulation), which is an unnecessary, unreasonably low limit. Ginseng is safe and can be consumed in dietary quantities. Compared with the undesirable effects of conventional drugs, the adverse effects of adaptogens are not at all behind the discussion . If you decide on adaptogens, you should use them in appropriate doses, otherwise some of the effects will not occur at all. Analogously, many other medicinal plants are affected by legislation.

Spices, beverages, candy, etc.

As for snacks, energy drinks, "ginseng" sweets, etc., the concentration of ginseng and other adaptogenes in them is scarcely low ( Scholey2004cpe ). The exception is so-called "ginseng in honey", which is real in the honeysuckle of young root sold as a candy, but there is also the fact that goulash is not the best meat. For most ginseng snacks, let's remember that the label is "just like," as well as marshmallow is still called marshmallow , although there is no prospecting anymore and it is made only from starch and Sugar.

| 1.10.2008