Superior Trading Company - Eleuthero Ginseng Extract - 10 Vials
Superior Trading Company Eleuthero Ginseng Extract (also known as Siberian Ginseng), a species of the Araliaceas family is a rare herb highly regarded by health conscious people internationally, Siberian ginseng has been extensively used by European, Soviet, and Chinese athletes during training. The NBA's Sacramento Kings conditioning coash, Al Biancani, currently endorses this product.
About Ginseng - Parts used and where grown
Eleuthero belongs to the Araliaceae family and is a distant relative of Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng). Also known commonly as touch-me-not and devil’s shrub, eleuthero has been most frequently nicknamed Siberian ginseng in this country. Eleuthero is native to the Taiga region of the Far East (southeastern part of Russia, northern China, Korea, and Japan). The root and the rhizomes (underground stem) are used medicinally.
Historical or traditional use
Although not as popular as Asian ginseng, eleuthero use dates back 2,000 years, according to Chinese medicine records. Referred to as ci wu jia in Chinese medicine, it was used to prevent respiratory tract infections, colds and flu. It was also believed to provide energy and vitality. In Russia, eleuthero was originally used by people in the Siberian Taiga region to increase performance and quality of life and to decrease infections.
In more modern times, eleuthero has been used to increase stamina and endurance in Soviet Olympic athletes. Russian explorers, divers, sailors, and miners also used eleuthero to prevent stress-related illness. After the Chernobyl accident, many Russian and Ukrainian citizens were given eleuthero to counteract the effects of radiation.
The constituents in eleuthero that have been most studied are the eleutherosides. Seven primary eleutherosides have been identified, with most of the research attention focusing on eleutherosides B and E. Eleuthero also contains complex polysaccharides (complex sugar molecules). These constituents may play a critical role in eleuthero’s ability to support immune function.
Eleuthero is an “adaptogen” (an agent that helps the body adapt to stress). It is thought to help support adrenal gland function when the body is challenged by stress.
Eleuthero has been shown to enhance mental acuity and physical endurance without the letdown that comes with caffeinated products. Research has shown that eleuthero improves the use of oxygen by the exercising muscle. This means that a person is able to maintain aerobic exercise longer and recover from workouts more quickly. Preliminary research from Russia indicates it may be effective for this purpose. Other trials have been inconclusive or have shown no beneficial effect.
Eleuthero may also support the body by helping the liver detoxify harmful toxins. It has shown a protective action in animal studies against chemicals such as ethanol, sodium barbital, tetanus toxoid, and chemotherapeutic agents. According to a test tube study eleuthero also helps protect the body during radiation exposure. Preliminary research in Russia has suggested that eleuthero may help alleviate side effects and help the bone marrow recover more quickly in people undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy for cancer.
Eleuthero may be useful as a preventive measure during the cold and flu season. However, it has not yet been specifically studied for this purpose. Preliminary evidence also suggests that eleuthero may prove valuable in the long-term management of various diseases of the immune system, including HIV infection and chronic fatigue syndrome. Healthy people taking 2 teaspoons (10 ml) of tincture three times daily have been shown to have increased numbers of the immune cells (T4 lymphocytes) that have been found to decrease during HIV-infection and AIDS. Further human clinical trials are needed to confirm that eleuthero may be helpful for this disease.
About Superior Trading Company
In 1959, Burk and Mary Chung opened a small retail shop in San Francisco's Chinatown. They gradually grew to specialize in ginseng and herbal products. Superior was the exclusive agent and pioneer for Korea's Office of Monopoly Korean Red Ginseng Roots for North America and Europe. Superior was also exclusive importer and pioneer for Haw Par Brothers Tiger Balm in the United States.
Burk Chung was the first Asian buyer of Cultivated American Ginseng to purchase roots in Wisconsin. The Chung family owned farms in Marathon, Wisconsin and in Ontario to ensure quality products and ensure the lowest prices for ginseng roots. Superior products may be purchased by mail, on the Internet, or at its retail store location in the heart of San Francisco's Chinatown. The company continues to be family-run.