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Chinese Red Ginseng Review – 7 Facts You Need to Know

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

Reviewed by Rebecca Williams, MD, MA, MB, BChir

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Evidence Based | Facts | Nutrition Info | Health Benefits | Cautions | Cost | Directions | Bottom Line

Chinese Red Ginseng is advertised as an herbal alcohol-free fluid extract from Chinese Red Ginseng (Panax Ginseng), one of the two types of Ginsengs available. The formula is manufactured by Nature’s Answer, a company founded in 1972 with a vast market experience. The company is claimed to be one of America’s largest herbal liquid extracts manufacturers and operates a cGMP registered production facility.

Chinese Red Ginseng is advertised to promote vitality, no further details added. However, Chinese Red Ginseng has been extensively researched and there is a lot of information going around regarding its full spectrum of benefits. The formula is designed to be used by adults. Pregnant and nursing women are advised not to use the formula, due to the fact that there is a possibility of unwanted adverse effects on newborns and unborn children.


1) Chinese Red Ginseng Quick Facts

Chinese Red Ginseng contains an extract of Red Ginseng, which has been traditionally known to stimulate and increase longevity and as an aphrodisiac. Today, science based research has identified numerous other benefits. It has been shown to be a potent adaptogenic, meaning it helps the boy cope with stress symptoms, irrespective of the cause of stress.Also, there seems to be certain antioxidant properties associated to Panax Ginseng, making it beneficial for the heart (fighting bad cholesterol and increasing good cholesterol) and especially for the neurological function and brain tissue. Additionally, evidence supports the fact that Panax Ginseng may enhance cognition and memory, improve speed of recall, alertness and memory accuracy; however, opinions are mixed.

Nutrition Info

2) Ingredients of Chinese Red Ginseng

Chinese Red Ginseng contains the following ingredients: Chinese Red Ginseng root fluid extract (1:1), vegetable glycerin, and purified water.

Health Benefits

3) Chinese Red Ginseng Health Benefits

  • The formula is a liquid extract, with high potency and absorption capacity
  • A 30 day money-back guarantee is applicable if the product is purchased from the manufacturer


4) What You Need to Know Before Taking Chinese Red Ginseng

  • There is a limited number of consumer testimonials posted online (less than 10)
  • The formula should not be consumed by pregnant and nursing women
  • Panax Ginseng should not be consumed for long periods of time (more than 3 months)
  • Certain side effects and drug interactions are known for Red Ginseng


5) Chinese Red Ginseng Cost

All company products including Nature’s Answer Chinese Red Ginseng are subject to a 30-day Money-back guarantee. The formula is available in the form of a liquid extract, as well as vegetarian liquid-filled capsules. A 1-ounce liquid extract bottle costs roughly $21. A month’s supply hence amounts to approximately $42. However, more frequent than not, discounts or other price promotions are available with different retailers. Hence you may find the formula at lower prices. A one-ounce bottle contains 15 servings, so for the extended use, you must purchase multiple bottles (2 a month). The manufacturer makes available a Store Locator option on its official website, helping you identify stores in your vicinity.


6) Directions For Taking Chinese Red Ginseng

Side effects may be serious if the plant is consumed excessively and for long periods of time. These include insomnia, neurological problems (dizziness, vertigo, and headaches), high blood pressure, and digestive effects. The number of reviews on Chinese Red Ginseng is fairly limited. The suggested daily dose is 1 to 2 ml (approximately 28-56 drops) 3 times a day, dissolved in a small amount of water.

Bottom Line

7) Our Bottom Line

Chinese Red Ginseng is an herbal formulation available as a dietary supplement. The manufacturer is a reputable, highly trusted supplier of herbal formulations. Although no prescription is needed to be purchased, it is our recommendation that you consult a specialist before consuming it, due to the potential side effects and drug interactions associated to the main ingredient, Panax Ginseng. Chinese Red Ginseng is claimed to promote vitality, and while there are a few consumer testimonials which confirm its effectiveness, their limited number is irrelevant to drawing a clear general conclusion to what extent it works to achieve its advertised benefits.

1.5/5 - (2 votes)
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This formula has done nothing for me. I’ll use it until I finish this first bottle and hopefully get some results.

Knorr M.

I’ve been using this for several weeks now and it does seem to have a mild effect on my energy levels and mental alertness. No side effects for me. It’s great!