Is there a connection between ginseng and gut health?

About a year ago I mentioned ginseng when I wrote 22 Adaptogens for Hormones. I briefly stated,

Panax,” the genus which encompasses both American and Asian ginseng, equates to “all-heal” in Greek. It helps with immunity, muscle damage and physical endurance, contains anti-cancer properties, and can provide positive short-term improvements in cognitive function.

Since hormonal and gut health are connected, I wanted to understand more about specific adaptogens and their implication on the gut.

Zenergy reached out, so I took it as my opportunity to dig more into ginseng and gut health.

What is Ginseng

Ginseng is a type of slow-growing perennial plant that belongs to the genus Panax in the family Araliaceae (ivy).

Panax species are characterized by the presence of ginsenosides (also known as saponins) and gintonin. They refer to a series of dammarane or oleanane type triterpenoid glycosides. These saponins exhibit modulatory effects to the central nervous system and beneficial effects to patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases, and also have anti-diabetic and anti-tumor properties. 

Most of the biological activities of ginseng are derived from those main constituents.

The term ginseng is derived from the Chinese rénshēn, whererén means “person” and shēn means “plant root.”

The plant’s tapered roots are around 2 to 12 inches long and a tanned color.

Sources: HERE, HERE, and HERE.

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10 Ginseng Health Benefits

Here are the 10 most common health benefits you’re likely to find.

  1. May reduce inflammation.
  2. Can benefit brain function.
  3. Could improve erectile dysfunction.
  4. Might help boost the immune system.
  5. May have potential benefits against cancer.
  6. Could increase energy levels.
  7. Might lower blood sugar.
  8. Helps boost mood.
  9. Could help manage diabetes.
  10. ADHD treatment implications.

Great, but what about gut health? Are there actually ginseng and gut health implications?

Sources: HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Ginseng and Gut Health

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While researching the ginseng and gut health connection, I didn’t find a ton, if you want the real and raw truth.

I can’t sit here and tell you, “Try ginseng. If you do, gut health will improve instantly.” I’m not really into making things up.

However, I would be lying to you if I didn’t tell you that what I did find was a correlation between gut health and red ginseng.

  1. Red ginseng extract (RGE) exerts a protective effect against cytotoxicity and DNA mutagenesis induced by H.pylori and can reduce proinflammatory activity in gastric mucosal cells. source
  2. Ginseng and stomach health via stomach ulcers research conducted. source

And according to Dr. Abby Campbell,

As one of the most powerful medicinal herbs, red ginseng benefits gut health and protects immunity against pathogens.

 In the article, she makes note:

In 2015, the Journal of Ethnopharmacology reported that red ginseng can improve the structure of gut microbiota.

Out of seven traditional Chinese herbs, red ginseng was declared the most effective in promoting the growth of probiotics including Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. When both of these genera of probiotics are working in the gut, a powerful synergistic effect happens in the immune system.

One study published in the Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics reported Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium doubled the number of peripheral white blood cells after only three weeks of ingestion.

These white blood cells consumed and decimated pathogens.

Immune System

Additionally, there is a correlation between ginseng and the immune system.

And honestly? The reason I believe ginseng and gut health are most related is because of the immune system factor. 

Remember, 70-90% of the immune system is located in the gut.

A severely compromised gut affects the entire immune system.

Which is probably why you can find some evidence of ginseng helping with autoimmune conditions.

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Source: ResearchGate

Red vs White Ginseng

During my research, I was asking, “Okay, so what is the difference between red and white ginseng?” Remember, during initial research, it stated that ginseng was a tan color.

The difference between red and white ginseng lies in the processing.

White ginseng is what it’s called when it has only been dried. And when it’s further processed with heat and then dried, it is called red ginseng. This is because the ginseng changes color.

But this also means that due to the processing, not all red ginseng will be created equally. 

Why Choose Zenergy

Zenergy features HRG80 red ginseng, specially grown using ultra-clean, pesticide free cultivation that makes it safe, reliable, and increases the amount of valuable compounds called noble ginsenosides. The result is a more powerful red ginseng that helps you stay resilient in the face of stress and feel energized all day long.*

  • Mental and physical energy
  • Resilience during stress
  • Mindful focus and concentration
  • Stamina and endurance
  • Healthy cortisol, serotonin, and GABA levels*

The HRG80 Ginseng Difference:

HRG80 red ginseng is different than conventionally cultivated ginseng. It is hydroponically grown and carefully tended in ideal, ultra-clean conditions. There are no pesticides, toxins, or exposure to harsh solvents.

More on HRG80:

  1. It is highly bioactive, meaning it produces unprecedented effectiveness.
  2. It’s pure, even mycotoxin and irradiation-free.
  3. Achieves the highest certification standards.

Better Grown and Cultivated, Better Healthy Results

  • HRG80 delivers 7X more rare, noble ginsenosides than conventional ginseng for maximum benefits
  • Noble ginsenosides are 17 times better absorbed than classic ginsenosides†
  • Whole root red ginseng for full spectrum action
  • Ultra-clean: grown without pesticides

One box of Zenergy contains 30 capsules. The dosage instructions say to take 1 or 2 capsules in the morning before or after a meal. 

Try Zenergy 

I’ve been trying Zenergy ginseng for the past few days and I’ve felt a difference in my quality of sleep, energy, and overall health. I’d need more time to understand its full effects on me, but so far, so good. 

If you want to try it, you can take advantage of my discount AGUTSY25! Get 25 percent off your order and start your journey with Zenergy!

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Note: Remember to always consult with your doctor or nutritionist prior to taking this, or any, supplement. It is not suitable for pregnant women, and there are other cautions for people with other conditions. 



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