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March 18, 2021 4 min read

Siberian Ginseng, also known as Eleuthero, is a medicinal herb that has been used for centuries in Eastern countries like China and Russia. While its name may be similar, it is not to be confused with American Ginseng (Panax Quinquefolius) or Asian Ginseng (Panax Ginseng). Siberian Ginseng has its own unique set of active components and health benefits.


The main active ingredients in Siberian Ginseng are Eleutherosides. Found in the woody root of the plant, Eleutherosides offer a whole host of immune-stimulating and stress-relieving benefits. Other active chemicals found in the root are polysaccharides. These long chains of complex carbohydrates have been found to lower blood sugar levels and boost immune function.

What is Siberian Ginseng used for?

Siberian Ginseng was traditionally used to prevent colds and flu, increase energy and promote greater longevity. It is also known as an adaptogen - a non-medical term used to describe a substance that helps the body cope with mental and physical stress. Eleuthero also possesses powerful antioxidant properties.

In the late 1950s, Russian researchers formally recognised Elethero as a medicinal plant with positive effects on colds and flu, herpes, mental and physical performance and overall quality of life. Both Russian Cosmonauts and Olympic athletes were known to take Siberian Ginseng to assist them in their rigorous training regimes.

Siberian Ginseng is also widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to increase vitality, prevent respiratory tract infections and treat colds and flu. The famous 16th-century Chinese doctor Li Shih-Chen regarded Siberian Ginseng as one of the very best medicinal substances.

Siberian Ginseng health benefits


Siberian Ginseng adaptogen qualities

Siberian Ginseng is often associated with relieving feelings of anxiety, depression and stress. As a natural adaptogenic herb, Eleuthero may help to improve the health of your adrenal system, which is responsible for managing your body’s stress response. In doing so, the natural herb may help to combat stress and associated symptoms like tiredness, fatigue and insomnia.

Related Siberian Ginseng study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5628357/

ginseng-immune-boostingBoosts immune system

Another Siberian Ginseng benefit is its ability to strengthen our immune systems. Studies have found that Eleuthero increases the number of T-lymphocytes in the body. These cells are key to optimising your immune system functions.

Some studies have suggested that taking Siberian Ginseng may help to reduce the severity and lengths of colds. However, for it to have these benefits, you must take it 72 hours before the symptoms of a cold take hold. You could say it works in a very similar way to vitamin C.

While we currently lack studies to suggest Siberian Ginseng has a positive effect on Covid-19 symptoms, it has been proven to support the immune system and used in TCM to prevent respiratory tract infections.

Related Eleuthero study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3659612/

boost-exercise-performance-ginsengImproves exercise performance

Siberian Ginseng is described as having a stimulant-like effect on the body, offering a natural boost of energy. It may, therefore, help to overcome feelings of exhaustion as a result of physical exercise.

The stimulant effects of Siberian Ginseng can also optimise the muscles during periods of intense physical activity. A study found that taking 800mg of Siberian Ginseng a day increased male subjects’ endurance time by 23%.

Related Siberian Ginseng studies:



Siberian Ginseng benefits for skin

The powerful antioxidants in Siberian Ginseng may have an anti-ageing effect on the skin, hence why the plant is often used in skincare products. It is believed that applied topically Siberian Ginseng may help to:

  • Rejuvenate the skin
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
  • Brighten the skin tone & even out the complexion

Does Siberian Ginseng increase testosterone?

One of the most popular searches relates specifically to Siberian Ginseng benefits for male sexual health. While Siberian Ginseng health benefits stretch far and wide there is a lack of evidence to suggest it boosts testosterone or improves erectile dysfunction. This is more likely to be Asian Ginseng or Korean Ginseng.

If you are looking for a natural way to boost testosterone and support male sexual health, try our Siberian wild harvested Shilajit resin.


Where to buy Siberian Ginseng UK?

Here at Mountainlife, we supply Siberian Ginseng Root Powder and Siberian Ginseng Extract Capsules. Both products contain 100% wild harvested Siberian Ginseng root. Our high strength capsules contain concentrated Siberian Ginseng extract powder and have a guaranteed 1.5% Eleutheroside content, tested by a 3rd party laboratory.

When buying Siberian Ginseng supplements online, it’s important to do your research and choose a brand you trust. Remember, not all health supplements are created equally and many of the cheaper products on the market include ambiguous ingredients.

Choose Mountainlife Siberian Ginseng and enjoy peace of mind that you are taking a 100% natural supplement, free from binders, fillers and other nasties. What’s more, our Siberian Ginseng is wild harvested from Siberia to provide you with the very best quality and most potent herb available.

How to take Siberian Ginseng

Take 1-2 high strength Siberian Ginseng extract capsules daily, with plenty of water. As it’s known to boost energy levels, we don’t recommend taking Eleuthero before bed.

If you wish to try our Siberian Ginseng Root Powder, start with a dose of ½ tsp (roughly 2g) daily. 

Wondering how to make Eleuthero root tea? We suggest adding ½ tsp of Mountainlife Siberian Ginseng powder to warm (but not boiling) water. But we’ll be honest, Siberian Ginseng isn’t to everyone’s taste. If you find Siberian Ginseng tea a little too bitter, try mixing it with nut or seed milk for added sweetness.

Siberian Ginseng / Eleuthero side effects

Siberian Ginseng should not be taken by children, women that are pregnant or breastfeeding or adults with high blood pressure. As it can affect the immune system, Siberian Ginseng is not recommended for those with autoimmune diseases like Crohn’s or Rheumatoid Arthritis.

If you have existing medical conditions or take any medications, we’d always recommend asking your GP whether it’s safe to take natural supplements, like Siberian Ginseng. Some natural ingredients can prevent certain medications from working correctly, so it’s always better to err on the side of caution.

Buy the best Eleuthero supplement

For a natural way to relieve feelings of stress, boost energy levels and strengthen your immune system, look no further than our best-selling Siberian Ginseng root supplements. Shop directly from the Mountainlife website and if you have any questions about the health benefits or any of our product range, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Thomas Sharp
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