Definition: "An ergogenic aid is any substance or phenomenon that enhances performance "
Supplementation with three grams of ginseng per day increases the number of mitochondria in your cells
The men were not very healthy and were well on their way to getting type 2 diabetes. They often were overweight or obese, had high glucose levels, high blood pressure and a lot of bad cholesterol in their blood. They did not use medication yet.
Red ginseng or Korean ginseng is different from regular or white ginseng. Red ginseng is cooked first, white ginseng is not. The researchers gave the men 3 grams of red ginseng daily. The men spread that dose over 2 moments of intake.
The researchers used a product from the Korean Ginseng Corporation. This organization sponsored the research.
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This finding makes you start thinking of a range of possible health effects, such as an increase of insulin sensitivity, higher energy expenditure and therefore also a decrease in fat mass and an increase in endurance and recovery capacity.
Look, athletes and weight loss patients could only benefit from supplementation with L-carnitine when it became clear that cells need glucose and insulin to take in carnitine. Such a missing piece of knowledge is probably also needed to make people fitter, faster, stronger and healthier by administering the active substances in ginseng.