The overall rating for ginseng is 1.2 out of 3 meaning there is little if any evidence that this supplement does what it claims to do. Using this supplement will not lead to positive results.

Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Overall Effectiveness Rating
  4. Research Rating
  5. Products Containing Ginseng
  6. Claim Ratings
  7. References

Ginseng Simple Report

  • Supplement: Ginseng
  • Supplement Category: plant and food extracts
  • Number of Products Containing Ginseng: 61
  • Effectiveness Rating: 1.2 out of 3
  • Research Rating: 24 (above 80 indicates sufficient research)
  • Number of Studies: 5
  • Number of Claims: 5

Ginseng Detailed Report

Overall Effectiveness Rating

The overall effectiveness rating for ginseng is 1.2 out of 3. This rating means there is little to no evidence to back the supplement's use. Using this supplement will not lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for ginseng as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Research Rating for Ginseng

There are 5 studies in the database on ginseng; the research rating is 24. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this research rating is for ginseng as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Products Containing Ginseng

Products Names Amount of Ginseng
Jocko Discipline Go 75mg
Goril-T 67.5mg
Gold Standard Pre-Workout Amount not listed.
Neurostim Amount not listed.
Dr. Jekyll Signature 50mg
Full list of all 61 products containing Ginseng.

Claim Ratings

The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.

Body Composition (weight, muscle, body fat) Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
increase fat burning

Performance Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
improve cardiovascular endurance
improve cycling performance
improve rowing performance

Immune Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
improve immune function

References

Title of Study
A randomized controlled crossover trial of the effect of ginseng consumption on the immune response to moderate exercise in healthy sedentary men
Ginseng supplementation does not change lactate threshold and physical performances in physically active Thai men
Ginseng supplementation does not enhance healthy young adults' peak aerobic exercise performance
Ginseng treatment improves psychomotor performance at rest and during graded exercise in young athletes
No ergogenic effects of ginseng (Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer) during graded maximal aerobic exercise