The Health Benefits Of Tienchi Ginseng Root

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If you’re familiar with natural health, chances are you’ve heard about ginseng. But do you know that there are different types of ginseng? Also called Panax notiginseng, Tienchi ginseng promotes health and energy in a similar fashion as American ginseng, Eleuthero, and Jiaogulan. It should be noted, however, that it works very differently from other types. This is one reason why it’s so highly valued.

What Makes Tienchi Ginseng Potent

Ancient healers and herbalists have declared tienchi ginseng “more precious than gold.” Tienchi ginseng contains several active compounds, including antioxidant flavonoids, oxygen-rich polysaccharides, essential oils, and ginsenosides. Ginsenosides are basically powerful plant compounds generally useful to the human body. Each of these compounds contribute to cellular energy metabolism and combined have a positive effect on blood flow and vascular health.

Key Benefits of Tienchi Ginseng

Tienchi boosts energy and endurance and improves blood flow. Polysaccharides like those in Tienchi are rich in oxygen, an essential component in the final step of cellular energy creation. A California State Polytechnic University study of 30 young adults reported a significant increase in endurance, energy levels, and oxygen levels after taking Panax notiginseng for thirty days. [1] How does this happen? When you increase oxygen to your cells, your energy naturally increases.

Tienchi also encourages red blood cell production and promotes circulation that delivers oxygen-rich blood to your cells better than Panax ginseng and American ginseng. [2] In addition, it also seems to possess a hemostatic ability that stops internal and external bleeding. [3] It’s basically like a tonic for your blood stream. The better your blood flows, the more oxygen and nutrients delivered to your cells.

Added Benefits of Tienchi Ginseng

Blood sugar support is necessary in this day and age, with metabolic syndrome running rampant in the developed world. Studies have revealed Tienchi ginseng to be a powerful adjunct in insulin resistance, a hallmark symptom of metabolic syndrome. Trials so far have found Tienchi lowers blood sugar by encouraging glucose absorption, reduces irritation associated with diabetes, improves insulin response, and has anti-obesity properties. [4] It also lowers blood pressure and helps improve male fertility.

How to Supplement With Tienchi Ginseng

The active compounds in Tienchi ginseng make it ideal for a safe energy boost. Today, tienchi survives through controlled cultivation, so it’s unlikely you’ll find a wild-sourced supplement. For the best results, I personally recommend a ginseng supplement–like Ginseng Fusion™–that combines Tienchi with other types of ginseng.

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  1. Liang MT1, Podolka TD, Chuang WJ. Panax notoginseng supplementation enhances physical performance during endurance exercise. J Strength Cond Res. 2005 Feb;19(1):108-14.
  2. Lau AJ1, Toh DF, Chua TK, et al. Antiplatelet and anticoagulant effects of Panax notoginseng: comparison of raw and steamed Panax notoginseng with Panax ginseng and Panax quinquefolium. J Ethnopharmacol. 2009 Sep 25;125(3):380-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2009.07.038.
  3. Cicero AF1, Vitale G, Savino G, Arletti R. Panax notoginseng (Burk.) effects on fibrinogen and lipid plasma level in rats fed on a high-fat diet. Phytother Res. 2003 Feb;17(2):174-8.
  4. Uzayisenga R1, Ayeka PA, Wang Y. Anti-diabetic potential of Panax notoginseng saponins (PNS): a review. Phytother Res. 2014 Apr;28(4):510-6. doi: 10.1002/ptr.5026.

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Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM has studied natural healing methods for over 20 years and now teaches individuals and practitioners all around the world. He no longer sees patients but solely concentrates on spreading the word of health and wellness to the global community. Under his leadership, Global Healing Center, Inc. has earned recognition as one of the largest alternative, natural and organic health resources on the Internet.

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