Panax Ginseng Root: For a Healthy Body Weight

One of Many Herbal Adaptogens found in Amino Diet’s “Endocrine Boost” Supplement

Helps with weight lossMany products tout the benefits of ginseng yet might not specify which type of ginseng is being used or how this may affect your health.  Panax Ginseng is a “true” ginseng and has been used to help with everything from respiratory ailments to fatigue, as well as to increase stamina.  The name “panax” actually means “all curing” in Greek, as this has been used for 5,000 years to treat a variety of complaints from lack of energy to help with overall well-being.  Its safety and efficacy has been well established, leading to it being defined as an herbal adaptogen.

Research indicates that panax ginseng helps to moderate stress by working with the HPA axis.  For example:  During times of low cortisol production, ginseng stimulates the adrenal glands, whereas when cortisol levels are high, it relaxes the adrenal glands.  Ginseng has been widely and safely used for thousands of years, predominantly to aid in energy production.  Ginseng has also traditionally been used to support the immune system.  It has recently started being used as an herbal supplement for type 2 diabetes.  Certain experimental models also show that it supports the endocrine system, thereby regulating hormones and helping to maintain a healthy body weight.

Research is indicating that panax ginseng may successfully be used to combat obesity. The Phytotherapy Research Journal reported on an evaluation showing the effects of ginseng in obese leptin-deficient mice over a period of four weeks.  The mice in the study showed a loss of body mass and a decrease in blood glucose levels compared to the control mice.  Additional studies have shown that panax ginseng may help encourage weight loss by affecting the way the body metabolizes carbohydrates.  This occurs with the use of panax ginseng possibly because it contains a substance called ginsenosides, which is thought to help the body manage stress.  This, in turn, affects how carbohydrates are digested.  In addition to aiding in metabolizing carbohydrates, ginseng may also suppress the appetite.  These effects of ginseng on the metabolism and appetite may be why some research is indicating ginseng might also help control blood sugar and reduce the risk of insulin resistance.  The effects of ginseng on the metabolism would not only help those already with type 2 diabetes but anyone with prediabetes.

It is important to remember that not all types of ginseng are created equal.  The most promising studies on ginseng’s effects on weight and type 2 diabetes involve the use of panax ginseng, which is a primary ingredient in Amino Diet’s Endocrine Boost supplement.  We understand that our success depends upon your success as a customer.  This is another reason why we use only the most quality, tested ingredients in our supplements.  We encourages and promote the education of our customers so they may take an active role in their health, working on a comprehensive and holistic plan to takes into consideration each of our customers needs.  This approach is all part of the Amino Diet, Diabetic Program, partnering with our experience specializing in nutrition, weight management and type 2 diabetes with your desire to reclaim your life and be healthy again.  The team at Amino Diet is there for you.  It is up to you to take the next step.

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