Ginseng

Does ginseng work?

Ginseng Claims

The supplement database currently has 5 claims for Ginseng. The claims include: improve cycling performance, increase fat burning, improve rowing performance, improve cardiovascular endurance, improve immune function.

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Ginseng

The overall effectiveness rating for ginseng is 1.2 out of 3. This rating means there is little to no evidence ginseng does what it claims. Using this supplement will not lead to positive results.

Overall Confidence Rating for Ginseng

There are 6 studies in the database on ginseng; the confidence 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 rating is for ginseng as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Individual Claims

The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about ginseng. Individual claims can have higher or lower ratings. For example, some supplements may have a lot of backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on claims below for more information.

The effectiveness rating for ginseng's ability to improve cardiovascular endurance is 1 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about ginseng's ability to improve cardiovascular endurance.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for ginseng's ability to improve cycling performance is 1 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 40. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about ginseng's ability to improve cycling performance.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 40

The effectiveness rating for ginseng's ability to improve immune function is 2 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about ginseng's ability to improve immune function.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 2 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for ginseng's ability to improve rowing performance is 1 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about ginseng's ability to improve rowing performance.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for ginseng's ability to increase fat burning is 1 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about ginseng's ability to increase fat burning.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20