Health benefits of ginsenosides

An overview of the scientific literature points to many health benefits from ginsenosides.
As mentionned these actives compounds are numerous and have different properties. Isolated ginsenosides have been studied and these are some effects of ginsenosides :

 

- Cognitive function enhancement


Some ginsenosides affect the cholinergic system. Rb1 ginsenoside increase synaptosomal choline uptake and stimulate acetylcholine release.


- Glucose regulation


It has been demonstrated that the total ginsenosides fraction in American ginseng has hypoglycemic effects. Some hypothesis attribute these effect mainly to ginsenosides Re and Rb1.

Others ginsenosides properties studied are : chemopreventive, neuroprotective, antioxidant.
Furthermore, ginsenosides have been proven to be bioavailable compounds.