Eleuthero is an adaptogen, although perhaps more mild than Korean ginseng. Its name comes from the Chinese jen shen, which means “man root,” so-named because some roots have limb-like branches resembling arms and legs.
Eleuthero, otherwise known as Siberian Ginseng, and is not a true Ginseng. It was introduced into modern herbal medicine by Soviet scientists who were seeking an abundant substitute for Ginseng. When Eleuthero was first marketed in the United States, the name Siberian Ginseng was chosen. It is found in the Siberian province of Russia, which may be why it has been known as Siberian ginseng. It has been commonly used to boost energy and athletic performance.
Because the root has a human-like shape, it is considered by Asians to be an overall body tonic. The root is not harvested until it is two or more years old; the older the root, the higher its value. It is held in high esteem in China, where it has been valued for thousands of years, sometimes commanding a higher price than gold.
Eleuthero harvested at 6 years is considered immature when considering its ability to stimulate the immune system. Harvested at 7 years, there is much more potency related to the immune system. Eleuthero is said to increase natural killer (NK) cells 18%. Exercise increases NK cells 13%. Research shows that if Ginseng is used with exercise, the increase is 255%.
This herb supports energy and helps to maintain balance in the body.
Each capsule contains 410 mg pure eleuthero.
Take 2 capsules with a meal three times daily