Chinese healers have prized eleuthero – or Eleutherococcus senticosus, also known as Siberian ginseng – for thousands of years. Though it’s not exactly a “true” ginseng, it possesses adaptogenic properties and has a well-established reputation as an energy enhancer and brain booster. Recent research reveals it does a lot more. Let’s take a closer look at this powerful herb.
What Makes Ginseng Eleuthero Beneficial?
Before science took its modern form, healers knew from experience how eleuthero supported health and healing. Today we know it contains powerful phytochemicals like sterols, coumarins, flavonoids, and polysaccharides. Each of these compounds have unique healing potential, and when combined, they increase oxygen availability at the cellular level, encouraging blood flow, immune response, and antioxidant effects that protect your DNA.
Eleuthero: A Great Energy Booster
If you’re looking for an energy pick-me-up, eleuthero may be something to consider. In one clinical trial, the endurance of study participants improved by 23%.  And a study from Sweden reported it improved both mental and physical stamina in cases of mild fatigue and feelings of weakness.  Other research indicates it reduces the effects of stress.
The Many Benefits of Eleuthero
When you take eleuthero, you’ll have more energy. But as it turns out, energy is only part of its benefits. Here are additional benefits attributed to it.
- Improves immune system response
- Antioxidant protection 
- Reduces irritation 
- Better memory and recall 
- Increases libido
- Improves mental clarity
- Better focus
- Strengthens bones 
- Encourages more restful sleep
How to Supplement With Eleuthero
There’s a lot of eleuthero supplements on the market. When looking for the best one for you, make sure to check for purity. Also, make sure you buy from a trusted source as some products may include additives. I personally recommend Ginseng Fuzion™ as it combines the power of Eleuthero with American ginseng, Tinechi ginseng, and wild-crafted Jiaogulan for the maximum effect.
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†Results may vary. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.