Herbal Acanthopanax Vitilizing Extract (Siberian Ginseng)
Known in the scientific literature as Acanthopanax, Siberian Ginseng is known by many names including Eleutherococcus senticosus, eleuthero, and ciwujia. This root is becoming an increasing popular supplement both in powdered and extract form. Why would we, a company specializing in unique herbal compounds, sell such a popular extract? There are a few key reasons such as misinformation, quality control, and potency.
A great deal of misinformation exists on this herb with many companies using unsubstantiated claims to sell their product. Siberian Ginseng is known as an adaptagen whereby the multiple active compounds found in the root adapt themselves to benefit multiple systems in the body. Stringent scientific study has both proven and nullified many effects thought to be caused by Ginseng. For example, the active compounds of the root including eleutherosides have been shown to effectively treat inflammation, stress, hypoglycemia, and most importantly mental and physical fatigue (1,2,3). In addition, the active compounds in the root have proven effective in the treatment of the common cold and influenza (4,5). Conflicting evidence exists however for its effect on endurance in athletes. It is also often marketed as a preventative for nervous system disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s, but these benefits have only been shown in mouse and rat models (5).
Many of the active compounds in Siberian Ginseng must be extracted properly to isolate the active compounds. Simply taking the powdered root does not accomplish this. At Elk Haven Herbals we have isolated all active compounds from the root including eleutherosides in our Herbal Acanthopanax Vitilizing Extract using only the whole imported root to ensure optimal quality and potency. 30 doses per bottle.
1. Deyama T, Nishibe S, and Nakazawa Y (2001) “Constituents and pharmacological effects of Eucommia and Siberian Ginseng” Acta Pharmatocol, 22: 1057-1070
2. Jung HJ, Park HJ, Kim RG, Shin KM, Ha J, Choi JW, Kim HJ, Lee YS, Lee KT (2003). “In vivo anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive effects of liriodendrin isolated from the stem bark of Acanthopanax senticosus”. Planta Med., 69: 610-616.
3. Jip Kuo, Chun-hui Su, Hsiao-chi Yang, Shaun Cheng, and Ning-yuean Lee (2007). “Supplementation of Eleutherococcus senticosus (CIWUJIA) on cardiorespiratory function and fat metabolism in college students”. Annual Nutrional Metabolism; 1-422.
4. Glatthaar-Saal muller B, Sacher F, and Esperester A (2001). “Antiviral activity of an extract derived from root of Eleutherococcus senticosus”. Antiviral Res., 50: 223-228.
5. Yan-Lin Sun, Liu Lin-De, and Hong Soon-Kwan (2011). “Eleutherococcus senticosus as a crude medicine: Review of biological and pharmacological effects”. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, Vol 5(25), 5946-5952.
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