The Best Supplement You’re Not Taking Yet

How could an ancient remedy help with your overflowing inbox? Meet ginseng, the mysterious little herb that may help improve focus, support cognitive function — and more! This multitalented herb has been around for millennia, and it’s still going strong as one of the most popular supplements in the world.  

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NEW! Introducing a ginseng energy drink with optimized electrolytes.
Try ginseng for yourself with Nuun Energy! Featuring organic panax ginseng, optimized electrolytes, and naturally sourced caffeine from real green tea, the future of energy drinks is right here.

NEW! Introducing a ginseng energy drink with optimized electrolytes.

Try ginseng for yourself with Nuun Energy! Featuring organic panax ginseng, optimized electrolytes, and naturally sourced caffeine from real green tea, the future of energy drinks is right here.

So what is ginseng, exactly? And what does science have to say about this magical botanical? Without further ado, let’s dive deeper into the world of ginseng.

Ginseng: The plant. The myth. The legend.

The plant: What is panax ginseng?
Panax ginseng is the particular species of ginseng that grows exclusively in Asia. There are other species around the world, but panax ginseng is the original herbal remedy from Eastern medicine. When you hear about all the great benefits of ginseng, that’s generally shorthand for panax ginseng.

The myth: Is it illegal to grow ginseng in the United States?
No, but there are regulations. As American ginseng became an increasingly popular export, the United States enacted federal protections to preserve the species and prevent overharvesting.

The legend: Does ginseng really give you energy?
If you’ve ever searched for natural ways to boost energy, you’ve probably heard about ginseng’s invigorating properties. While there is no conclusive science to prove any improved physical performance, studies have shown that ginseng can support mental performance by improving focus and cognitive function. In short: Ginseng may be just what you need to get in the zone.

  Ginseng at a Glance  

What is ginseng?

Ginseng is derived from the root of an unassuming flowering plant. There are many different types of plants within the ginseng family that are native to different parts of the world, but Asian-grown panax ginseng is the best known and perhaps most prized.

What does panax ginseng mean?

The name “panax” is derived from the word panacea, meaning cure-all.

What is ginseng good for?

In its native Asia, ginseng has been cultivated for thousands of years as a curative and preventative herb in traditional medicine. In modern times, its effects have been studied in a wide variety of applications, from cognitive function to cancer treatments.

Where do you get ginseng?

It’s commonly found in supplement form, sipped in herbal tea, or healthy energy drinks. Nuun Energy includes 80mg of panax ginseng in its botanical energy blend.

"If you’ve ever searched for natural ways to boost energy, you’ve probably heard about ginseng’s invigorating properties." 

How does ginseng work?

Panax ginseng has a superpower: it naturally defends against stress within the body — anything from allergies to cardiovascular issues or anything that keeps your body from its optimal best. Ginseng helps your body adapt to whatever comes its way and acts as a secret sidekick for keeping everything in balance.

Scientific studies attribute its effectiveness to a bioactive component called ginsenosides, which work to stabilize the body against oxidative stress. Traditional medicine and modern science agree: there’s something truly special about ginseng.

When should you take ginseng?

Ginseng works best when taken regularly. You won’t see any effects overnight, so try approaching it as a healthy daily habit and let the ginseng levels build up in your body over time. (As always, consult with your doctor before adding any special supplements to your diet.) Ginseng is too bitter to enjoy on its own, so you can find your daily dose through pill supplements, herbal tea, or Nuun Energy, an invigorating blend made with carefully sourced organic panax ginseng.

So, what can ginseng do for you?

There’s only one way to find out! Ginseng has been beloved for thousands of years and hundreds of reasons, so give ginseng a try in your life and see how you feel. Since ginseng works best when it has time to accumulate in the body, the sooner you start, the sooner you’ll reap the benefits. Whether you’re conquering your inbox or a challenging workout, a little extra focus can go a very long way.

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