Thursday, July 14, 2005

The Quest for Energy: Siberian Ginseng

Because just one kind of ginseng isn't enough ... this is never going to replace chocolate for me.
Better known as Siberian ginseng, this herb is the botanical cousin to Panax Ginseng.

How It Works
Eleuthero boosts energy indirectly by stimulating the immune system and working as an adaptogen -- it helps to reinforce the body's ability to handle environmental stress and resist disease. Ashwagandha and Schisandra are also adaptogens.

Suggested Dose
Take 100 to 300 mg two or three times a day to maximize energy, but give your body a rest with a one- to two-week holiday every three months. Avoid restlessness by taking the herb at least one hour before bedtime.

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