Ginsenoside content was measured at 16.1 mg per serving, 61.0% over its 10 mg label claim (100 mg ginseng root extract/serving containing 10% ginsenoside content).
Note: the data in this report is based on Lot #Y1410005 of this product.
This product passed all six heavy metal assays, indicating presence of less than 2 PPM (parts per million) of arsenic, lead, cadmium, bismuth, antimony, and silver.
Additionally, this product passed all tests for the presence of pesticide residues.
Generally, tested ginseng products recorded minimal calorie, fat, carbohydrate, and added sugar content.
Research indicates that ginseng supplementation is relatively safe. The NOAEL (No Observed Adverse Effects Level), or highest experimental point without adverse effect, for Asian ginseng is 50-100 mg of ginsenoside per kg body weight. Commonly reported side effects of ginseng include high blood pressure, anxiety, insomnia (particularly when taken in combination with caffeine), and gastrointestinal distress. Ginseng can also interact with other herbs, supplements, and medications, and should therefore be taken under physician supervision. Adverse effects from long-term ginseng use are not yet clear. Asian ginseng has been observed to be safe for up to 6 months of use.
No flagged inactive ingredients were recorded in this product.
One serving of this product recorded 16.1 mg of ginsenoside content (from Asian ginseng). Ginseng is often referred to as an adaptogen, or an herbal substance that helps the body cope with mental or physical stress. While the scientific evidence for this indication is limited, studies have shown that ginseng may help prevent the cold and flu, reduce post-meal blood sugar levels in individuals with Type II diabetes, enhance mental performance, and stimulate sexual arousal.
Generally, ginseng is taken at doses of 100 - 400 mg daily, although some studies suggest bioactivity at doses as low as 40 mg. These doses refer to a standard extract of Asian ginseng, which laboratory testing has projected to contain approximately 2-3% ginsenosides, the active components in ginseng believed to be responsible for most of its clinical benefits.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.