Ginseng – is it a superhero herb?

One of the most popular herbal supplements we know of, ginseng actually refers to a group of 11 varieties of the plant, all of which have similar benefits. From boosting energy levels to promoting cognitive function and concentration, ginseng is known as an anti-inflammatory whose benefits also include reducing the likelihood of catching colds and flus. 

Studies have been done on Ginseng’s effects to modulate the immune system as well. While the results were promising in the group of cancer patients studied, more research is needed on its efficacy with healthy subjects. 

While studies show it to be safe and seemingly have many health benefits, people taking diabetes medications should monitor their blood sugar levels closely when using ginseng to ensure these levels do not drop too low.

Additionally, ginseng may reduce the effectiveness of anticoagulant drugs. Talk to your health care provider before starting new supplements to ensure you are taking something that is right for you.

During this time where you are trying to keep your immune system strong please reach out to us first before ordering different supplements online so you can make sure that what you are taking or buying doesn’t interfere with any of your medications or is just appropriate for you to begin with.
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