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What are the benefits of ginseng? What are the side affects?

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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: No real true benefit

One small poorly done study showed a very slight lowering of glucose.
Side affects are loss of $$ for taking needless supplements.

In brief: No real true benefit

One small poorly done study showed a very slight lowering of glucose.
Side affects are loss of $$ for taking needless supplements.
Dr. David Sneid
Dr. David Sneid
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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: GNC's bottom line

is the main benefit of ginseng.
The use of ginseng is based on a SUPERSTITION called the Doctrine of Signatures. Because the root looks like a little headless man, it was thought that the root had magical healing powers for people. Ginseng benefits only those who manufacture & sell it to the gullible & uninformed. It's an excellent example of the placebo effect. "Ancient wisdom"? Forget about it.

In brief: GNC's bottom line

is the main benefit of ginseng.
The use of ginseng is based on a SUPERSTITION called the Doctrine of Signatures. Because the root looks like a little headless man, it was thought that the root had magical healing powers for people. Ginseng benefits only those who manufacture & sell it to the gullible & uninformed. It's an excellent example of the placebo effect. "Ancient wisdom"? Forget about it.
Dr. Mark Fisher
Dr. Mark Fisher
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