Eleuthero for Sports & Fitness
Also indexed as:Acanthopanax senticosus, Eleutherococcus senticosus
© Steven Foster
Why Do Athletes Use It?*
Some athletes say that eleuthero helps reduce fatigue.
What Do the Advocates Say?*
- Eleuthero (sometimes known as Siberian ginseng) is more adaptogenic than its distant relatives American and Asian ginseng.
- Eleuthero is often used as a digestive stimulant among underweight people.
- Individuals who are depleted and fatigued who use eleuthero have reported increased alertness.
*Athletes and fitness advocates may claim benefits for this supplement based on their personal or professional experience. These are individual opinions and testimonials that may or may not be supported by controlled clinical studies or published scientific articles.
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