Asian Ginseng

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3. American Ginseng (Panax Quinquefolius)

American ginseng is less stimulating than Asian ginseng, and recent studies have confirmed it is capable of reducing fasting blood sugar and hemoglobin A1c levels. The herb works by increasing the production of insulin and improving its use, making the cells more sensitive to insulin.

American ginseng may be used by a broader range of people without side effects than Asian ginseng. However, the herb is overharvested and therefore threatened. Users should only purchase wood grown/cultivated ginseng. Recommended doses vary.

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