Siberian Ginseng (also known as Eleuthero) is a woody shrub that has been used for centuries in Eastern medicine, to support mental and physical wellness. It is not to be confused with the American and Asian Ginseng herbs, which differ in chemical components and benefits.
The active ingredients in the root of Siberian Ginseng are called Eleutherosides. They are believed to help stimulate the immune system, enhance exercise performance and improve cognitive functions.
Siberian ginseng is also adaptogenic. This means it supports the body in dealing with stress.
Our Siberian Ginseng is wild harvested from Siberia and dual extracted using water and alcohol - a traditional Chinese method. This temperature-controlled extraction allows us to produce a fine micro-powder, rich in adaptogenic phytonutrients, Eleutherosides, Polysaccharides and a whole host of vitamins and minerals.
Mountainlife Siberian Ginseng extract powder has a 10:1 ratio to amplify its health benefits. This means it contains 10 times the unique active compound as the original herb in dried form. To simplify it, 10 kilograms of Siberian Ginseng powder is finely milled and extracted to make just 1 kilogram of extract powder. It’s potent and packed full of nutrients.
Our capsules each contain 500mg of the 10:1 Siberian Ginseng extract powder. We ensure each batch is tested at a 3rd party laboratory to confirm a Eleutherosides content of no less than 1.5%.
Eleutherosides - An active component with immune system boosting & anti-stress effects.
Polysaccharides - Long complex chains of carbohydrate molecules made up of small sugar molecules. They stabilise blood pressure, support the cells and tissue, and help neutralise free radicals.
Medicinal use of Siberian Ginseng dates back more than 2000 years. In Russian folk medicine, it was traditionally used to prevent colds and flu and to promote general good health.
In traditional Chinese Medicine, the herb is mixed with wine and other health-boosting ingredients to create a tonic for arthritis, back pain and tiredness. Siberian Ginseng is featured in the ‘Great Catalogue of Medicinal Herbs,’ with Li Shih Chen describing it as a ‘superior herb for invigorating physical energy and increasing one’s ambition.’
Interestingly, Siberian Ginseng is considered the first Adaptogenic herb, with traditional healers noting its ability to help the body manage stressful circumstances, such as extreme temperatures, infections and trauma.
Siberian Ginseng extract may help to improve athletic performance by increasing muscle strength during periods of intense physical activity. One study found that consuming 800mg of Siberian Ginseng daily increased the male subjects’ endurance times by 23%.
Siberian Ginseng has adaptogenic qualities that help the body manage and recover from both mental and physical stress. It’s thought to be particularly beneficial for those working in highly pressured jobs - helping to reduce stress levels and balance mood.
The stimulant-like effect of Siberian Ginseng extract helps to boost energy levels and maintain that ‘get up and go’ feeling. It may be beneficial for overcoming feelings of exhaustion and tiredness relating to physical exercise.
Taking Siberian Ginseng may help prevent and repair nerve damage. It is also being explored as a potential medication for progressive neurological conditions like Alzheimer’s.
Siberian Ginseng improves the lymphatic function of the lymph node network and may reduce edema (swelling caused by a build-up of fluid.) A 2016 study found it significantly reduced edema within 2-4 hours after consumption.
Studies have found that taking Siberian Ginseng and Andrographis reduces the severity of symptoms relating to the common cold and shortens the period of illness. Siberian Ginseng has also been found to increase T-Cells, therefore, helping to strengthen the immune system.
Powder- We recommend taking ½ teaspoon (roughly 2g) of Siberian Ginseng Extract daily. Add it to warm water to create a herbal tea or mix it into your favourite beverage.
Capsules- Take 1-2 Siberian Ginseng Extract capsules daily with plenty of water.
We provide 100% natural Siberian Ginseng extract of Chinese Medicinal quality. Wild harvested from Siberia, you can rest assured knowing you’re receiving the pure adaptogenic herb, with no nasties added.
What’s more the 10:1 extract is highly potent and a great choice for those looking to enjoy the immune-boosting and stress-busting benefits of Eleutherosides.