Ginseng is a collective term for around 6 species of plants that are highly prized for their roots. There are two varieties that are commercially grown including American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) and Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng).
The word ginseng stands for two Chinese characters which denote the term ‘man root’ because the roots of ginseng can sometimes look like a human figure. It has an appearance not too dissimilar to ginger, with a pale yellow and roots.
Used for centuries, ginseng is a popular supplement especially as it cannot be found within any natural foods. Therefore, supplementation is one of the only ways to benefit from its properties.
As one of the key ingredients in our Rise formula, ginseng has an abundance of benefits that can help you feel like the best version of yourself. So that you can fully understand our Optml supplementation, here is an overview of why ginseng makes such an excellent addition to our product.
- Increased energy
- Lowers blood sugar levels
- Improves brain function
- Improves memory
- Reduced mental fatigue
Ginseng is commonly used in both supplements as well as skincare, as the benefits can be enjoyed in either format. For example, when used in skincare such as a cleanser or moisturiser, it can help to brighten the look of the skin, especially if your skin is dull.
When used within a supplement, ginseng also has revitalising properties but within the body itself, namely in relation to cognitive function. So if you regularly find yourself craving a nap in the middle of the day, or if you want to sharpen your memory, ginseng can also prove incredibly beneficial.
Similar to ginger, ginseng also boasts anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation within the body can contribute towards a whole host of health problems, so as well as eating alkaline foods and avoiding smoking, alcohol and stress wherever possible, natural supplementation containing ginseng can help to keep inflammation to a minimum.
Ginseng vs Caffeine
It’s easy to rely on caffeine to help give you a boost, especially when it comes to mental alertness. The trouble is, caffeine can have many side effects and the beverages it can be found in aren’t all that healthy, especially when it comes to the likes of energy drinks.
Caffeine is also addictive, making it easy to become reliant on it just to get through the day. That means it can be difficult to cut back on your caffeine consumption, let alone give it up altogether.
Natural herbs and vitamins can help support your mind and body in a more holistic way, and when the daily recommendation guidelines are followed, unpleasant side effects are far less likely than relying on caffeine. Plus, when it comes to the likes of ginseng, it’s actually good for you!
Ginseng is widely available as a supplement on its own, but the key with the Optml Rise supplement which contains ginseng is that we use it as part of a wider cocktail of vitamins and nutrients to help you feel like the best version of yourself.
After all, our bodies need a wide range of vitamins and minerals on a daily basis just to carry out all the necessary functions, let alone to perform at an optimal level. So as well as eating a healthy diet, exercising and making time for ourselves, supplementation can also help support your mind and body as a whole.
We developed our Optml supplement as a dual process to help you feel more energised and alert during the day with Rise, followed by feeling relaxed in the evening with Rest, to promote a better night’s sleep. That means when you take both, you’ll notice an improvement in both areas of your life, all contributing towards a happier and healthier you.