ILHWA - Enzyme Fermented Ginseng - 10 Liquid Capsules
ILHWA Enzyme Fermented Ginseng is completely safe and non-toxic, supporting your body to achieve homeostatic balance and manage the adverse effects of stress. When your stress levels are high, additional capsules can be taken. With continuous daily use, expect to experience smooth and sustained energy, increased mental clarity and improved mood. ILHWA Femented Ginseng also promotes deep restorative sleep when taken just before bed. Each vegan capsule has 119 milligrams of our patented high absorption enzyme fermented ginseng extract.
Enzyme Fermented Ginseng Features:
- Supports smooth and sustained energy
- Increases mental clarity and focus
- Improves mood and manages stress
- Provides immune support
- 15 times greater absorption and 4 times faster
- Gluten free
GS15-4 Enzyme-Fermented Ginseng
Panax ginseng has been used medicinally for over 5000 years and is considered a fundamental tonic in Traditional Chinese Medicine. As the world’s most powerful adaptogenic herb, ginseng has remarkable capacity to support the body in achieving natural homeostatic balance.
- Assists the body in managing everyday stress
- Supports the body's ability to resist fatigue
- Promotes healthy aging and overall wellness
Not All Ginseng is the Same
The unique active compounds found only in Panax ginseng are plant saponins called ginsenosides. Other “ginseng” plants—Siberian, Prince, Indian and Brazilian—are not true ginsengs because they lack the ginsenoside compounds.
Among true Panax ginseng extracts, the quality and efficacy may vary a great deal due to harvest time and processing methods. And then there is the issue of bioavailability: Orally consumed ginsenosides are very hard to break down with gastric juices or liver enzymes alone. However, when the ginsenosides reach the intestinal tract, they are fermented in the colon into metabolites that are more bioavailable. But how well this process works varies amongst individuals because it is dependent on their gut microflora.
GS15-4 is produced through a fermentation process that transforms the ginsenosides into these end-stage metabolites, mimicking the fermentation environment of the colon. This transformation has been clinically proven to provide 15 times increased absorption, 4 times faster absorption and 4 times more consistent absorption—with a better taste profile than conventional ginseng extracts.
GS15-4 - Evolved GInseng for the Natural Ingredient Market
GS15-4, “the 21st-Century Ginseng Extract,” is produced using a patented breakthrough technology that leverages enzyme fermentation to produce a completely balanced ginseng extract in its end-stage metabolite form, which research has shown is most bioavailable.
Their Superior Process Includes:
- Harvesting at optimal time
- Using the whole root - no peeling
- Proprietary vacuum extraction
- Patented enzyme fermentation
Ginseng possesses unique active ingredients through plant saponins called ginsenosides. When they were discovered during the 20th Century by Japanese and Russian scientists they began to catalogue them which caused an explosion of research, resulting in over 5,000 published clinical and research studies to date. This number continues to grow, with work by scientists in other countries, most notably America and Germany.
Ilhwa’s research has revealed that Ginseng has many other key ingredients in addition to ginsenosides which work in combination to provide such a remarkable effect. These are phenols, lipids, 18 essential fatty acids, 6 vitamins, 7 amino acids, 8 essential amino acids, fatty acids, and 18 minerals, including organic germanium and polyacetylene.
Modern western science now accepts ginseng as an adaptogen; a term meaning that the herb increases the body’s resistance to stress such as trauma, fatigue and illness. Most importantly, it restores the body’s natural balance.
Ilhwa is the world Leader in Ginseng Science
Through continuous scientific research and development for more than four decades, Ilhwa has become the World Leader in Ginseng Science. The company is driven by a single passion…to bring wellness to humanity across the globe through this incredible herb. In 1981 Ilhwa created a research and development center, applying the best in scientific research to create breakthroughs in Ginseng growth, harvesting, processing and extraction. This was a first in ginseng science.
Today, Ilhwa is a small high tech pharmaceutical and nutraceutical company with 3 divisions: Ginseng, Pharmaceutical and Beverage. They are fully KFDA compliant and GMP and ISO certified, holding numerous patents and the publications of 100’s of papers and clinical studies. lhwa utilizes the best that modern science has to offer in all of its research and development. At the same time, it carefully honors and respects the integrity of this remarkable root, which has been used for 5,000 years to heal the human body.
Ilhwa creates the world’s leading 20th century ginseng extract
Utilizing the best in scientific practice, Ilhwa paid close attention to the experience of customers, doctors and their patients. Through decades of consistent scientific leadership, lhwa developed the world’s most efficacious and balancing ginseng extract.
Ilhwa uses whole root processing without peeling, utilizing its own proprietary low heat vacuum extraction. The roots are harvested at the optimum time of 4 to 5 years.
Most companies use the traditional 6 year harvested root which is more fibrous and possesses less ginsenoside density and balance.
GinST 15…the advanced High Absorption ginseng extract for the 21st Century
Although Ilhwa had created the most efficacious and balanced ginseng, there were still mixed results. The problem was absorption. The unique active ingredient in Ginseng are plant saponins called ginsenosides. Ilhwa science discovered that ginsenosides are absorbed in the lower intestine. For many people this meant poor absorption and less efficacy. Ilhwa began research to a create Ginseng extract which would deliver a much higher, more consistent, and faster absorption in the human body. Ilhwa developed a proprietary fermentation process to solve the problem.
The ILHWA Difference
If you are looking for quality and potency in the ginseng you buy, there is simply no other brand like ILWHA. The premium variety of ginseng roots and the processing technique used at ILHWA makes its products a cut above other ginseng brands.
ILHWA America was founded in 1975, with the long range goal to ‘Make America Healthy’ through its high quality Korean Ginseng products. Working towards this goal, ILHWA continues to manufacture, distribute and represent the brand with highest reputation for quality, and a promise of guaranteed consumer satisfaction.
ILHWA sets high standards beginning with the ingredients used in its products. The ginseng products at ILHWA are exclusively made from 4.5 – 5.5 year old, fresh, whole Korean roots chosen and harvested at the optimal level for power and efficacy. ILHWA has mastered this selection process for the last 30 years. Younger roots are not used because the ginsenosides develop only in the 4th and 5th year in the ginseng roots. At ILHWA, they utilize a ‘whole root’ extraction rather than the ‘standardized’ extraction to retain the best and the most of the goodness of ginseng.
ILHWA is the World Leader in Ginseng Science Since 1971
Through 40 years of continuous scientific research and development, ILHWA has become the World Leader in Ginseng Science and is recognized globally for its quality products. ILHWA means “One Harmony.” They pursue the harmony of science and nature. The company is driven by a single passion… to bring wellness to humanity world wide through this incredible herb.
ILHWA is fully KFDA compliant, Non-GMO, Kosher-certified, Vegan, GMP and ISO- certified. In 1981, ILHWA created a research and development center, applying the best in scientific research to create breakthroughs in ginseng growth, harvesting, processing and extraction. Today, ILHWA is a focused high tech pharmaceutical and nutraceutical company with 3 divisions: Ginseng, Pharmaceutical, and Beverage, and holds numerous patents and has published hundreds of papers and clinical studies.
ILHWA utilizes the best that modern science has to offer in all of its research and development. The key is to use the best in science while carefully honoring the quintessence of this remarkable ginseng root, which has been used for 5,000 years to heal and optimize human potential. The discovery of Compound K, the patented GS15-4 ingredient in ILHWA’s high absorption enzyme fermented ginseng, is the result of dedicated science that honors the integrity of nature.
A Breakthrough in Ginseng Science
Panax ginseng is considered to be one of the fundamental tonics in traditional Chinese medicine. In fact, it may be the world’s best known herb. Panax ginseng has been used medicinally in Asia for more than 5000 years and has been known in Chinese ethnopharmacology for more than 3000 years. Pharmacologically speaking, ginseng is classified as an adaptogen. Ginseng is the world’s most powerful adaptogenic herb which assists the body to manage stress and achieve homeostatic balance, optimizing the body’s ability to resist fatigue, stress, trauma, and support healthy aging and overall wellness. Ginseng has a remarkable capacity to restore the body’s natural balance.
As an adaptogen, Ginseng supports nonspecific resistance to biochemical and physical stressors, thereby improving vitality and well-being. Reviews suggest Panax ginseng has immunomodulating activity by affecting the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Clinical studies have shown that ginseng extract stimulates the immune system, improves mental and physical performance, reduces fatigue, supports healthy glucose regulation, and improves overall quality of life.
The unique active compounds found only in Panax ginseng are plant saponins called ginsenosides. Other plants that have the common term “ginseng” in their names are not true ginseng since they are from a different genus or family and do not contain these unique compounds. These include Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus), Prince ginseng (Pseudostellaria paniculate), Indian ginseng/Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), and Brazilian ginseng/Suma (Pfaffia paniculata).
The quality and efficacy of Panax ginseng extracts may also be influenced by harvest time and processing methods. Red ginseng is ginseng root that has been peeled, heated (usually through steaming at standard boiling temperatures of 100 °C) and then dried or sun-dried. White ginseng has been processed without heat and air dried. A study comparing the ginsenoside content of the most common red Ginseng extract versus a uniquely processed white ginseng extract showed that this white ginseng extract has higher level of ginsenosides. (Note: this is not common with most white ginseng extract) In fact, the level of ginsenoside Rg1, the indicator of anti-fatigue activity was found to be three or four times higher in this white ginseng than that of red ginseng. Growing time also impacts ginsenoside content, with roots from plants older than five years being more potent than roots from one- to two-year-old plants. In fact, a study measuring ginsenoside content of ginseng roots every year up for up to 6 years reported that the maximum accumulation of ginsenosides was recorded in the roots at the 5th year. The common practice of harvesting 6 year roots may have other limitations as well comparing to 5 year root processing.
While all this science instructing manufacturers on the best way to process and harvest ginseng is important, another factor is fundamental to making an efficacious ginseng extract. It turns out the availability of intact ginsenosides is extremely low. Orally administered ginsenosides are very hard to breakdown by gastric juices or liver enzymes. They can be, however, metabolized by intestinal bacteria and then these metabolites are absorbed from intestines. Recent studies demonstrated that ginsenoside metabolites had greater biological effects than ginsenosides.
The 21st Century Ginseng
Through decades of consistent scientific leadership, the Korean ginseng manufacturer Ilhwa Co. Ltd., has developed the world’s most efficacious and balancing ginseng extract, GS15-4. Ilhwa uses a proprietary process that incorporates all the best current science to produce a “21st Century Ginseng Extract”. First, Ilhwa uses white ginseng root that has not been peeled, as peeling removes the minor rootlets and hair rootlets that carry key bioactive compounds. Second, they use a proprietary low heat vacuum extraction of the whole unpeeled root, which maintains the vitamins, amino acid profile and organic germanium lost in the high heat steaming process used in traditional processing. Third, Ilhwa harvests the roots at the optimum time between the 4th and 5th year. In comparison, red ginseng extract available from most companies use the traditional 6 year harvested root. Finally and most importantly, Ilhwa uses a proprietary enzyme fermentation process to improve absorption.
High-yield enzyme fermentation mimics the fermentation that occurs in the intestine to transform ginsenosides to an end-stage metabolite called compound K or IH-901. Compound K has been proposed to be the most bioavailable metabolite from colonic fermentation. Fermented ginseng extract containing this metabolite have been shown to have many adaptogenic qualities such as strong antioxidant, anti-stress, hepatoprotective, anti-allergy and anti-inflammatory iactivities as well as support healthy glucose and lipid regulation. In addition, GS15-4 has been clinically proven to provide 15 times increased absorption, 4 times faster absorption and 4 times more consistent absorption. In addition, the fermentation process also provides an improved taste profile compared to conventional ginseng extracts. Improved bioavailability means improved adaptogenic support for fatigue and stress.
For a number of reasons, more consumers are seeking caffeine-free energy from supplements and beverages. Whether consumers have a fear-based response to the media reports on highly-caffeinated energy drinks, or are simply looking for a different type of energy than the jittery, addictive energy from caffeine, product developers are more likely to find a receptive audience for caffeine-free energy than ever before. In addition, the energy category is evolving beyond simple “stimulant” energy we get from caffeine and beginning to recognize that “energy” has many profiles that can be offered to fit consumers’ lifestyles and interests.
Ginseng extract also has thousands of years of traditional use for energy and vitality. It also has a different energy profile which could be called “adaptogenic” energy. GS15-4’s proprietary processing leads to better absorption of the active components of ginseng, providing higher accessibility for this adaptogenic energy profile.