So, you’re ready to supplement with Ginseng.
Wise choice my friend – it’s an epic supplement.
There’s just one issue though…
You have no clue when to take it.
Now, it’s important to note that Ginseng acts as adaptogen meaning it adapts to your body’s needs.
So, if you feel a bit tired in the morning, it can help kickstart your day by giving you a boost of energy.
Whereas if you’ve had a stressful day at work, it can help you feel relaxed.
Why am I telling you this?
Well, the time of day that you take adaptogens has a big impact on the effects you may notice from taking them.
So in this article, I’m going to cover the benefits you might see from taking Ginseng in the morning and at night.
With this knowledge, you can then take Ginseng at a time which suits your specific needs.
Now, let’s find out why you may want to take Ginseng in the morning.
Reasons To Take Ginseng In The Morning
Ginseng may improve cognitive function
According to research, Ginseng may help boost mental function and performance.
In one study, students who took 400mg of daily Ginseng for 8 days had more calmness and improved math ability.
Another study of 30 people investigated the effects of Ginseng on mental performance.
After taking 200mg of daily Ginseng for 4 weeks, the students showed improvement in mood, mental wellbeing and social skills.
So, by taking your Ginseng in the morning, you’re more likely to be mentally sharper throughout the day which will help you get more work done.
Ginseng may increase energy levels
Ginseng seems to be effective at boosting energy levels and combating fatigue.
In one study, 364 cancer survivors who suffered from fatigue took either 2g of Ginseng or a placebo.
After 8 weeks, those who took Ginseng had significantly less fatigue than the placebo takers.
Another study of 90 people investigated the effects of Ginseng on chronic fatigue.
After taking 1000 or 2000mg of daily Ginseng for 4 weeks, the subjects experienced less mental and physical fatigue than the placebo group.
So, it makes sense taking Ginseng in the morning if you don’t want to be tired during the day.
Reasons To Take Ginseng At Night
Perhaps you’ve already decided that Ginseng is the ideal supplement to add to your morning routine.
If not? Then this section of the article explores the benefits of taking Ginseng at night.
Ginseng may improve sleep quality
Interestingly, Ginseng may help you sleep better at night.
A study of 15 males investigated the effects of Ginseng on sleep quality.
In the study, the subjects were given 4500mg of daily Ginseng (split into 3 doses) for 7 days.
(Their sleep quality was measured a day before they started taking Ginseng and 7 days after.)
The results showed that their sleep efficacy and REM sleep were significantly increased following Ginseng supplementation.
Personally, I’d take it easy supplementing with Ginseng at night, as if you take too much, you might see the opposite effect and find it hard to fall asleep.
Ginseng may improve erectile dysfunction
The annoying thing about erectile dysfunction (ED) is that it often has many causes, including:
- High oxidative stress
- Low levels of nitric oxide
With that in mind, you’d think Ginseng would be effective at combating ED, right?
In one study, males who took Ginseng had a 60% improvement in ED symptoms.
But interestingly, the men who took actual ED medication reported only a 30% improvement.
In other words, Ginseng was twice as effective as an actual ED prescribed drug!
So, by taking Ginseng at night, you can show your lover the good time they deserve 😉
By now, you have all the info you need to decide whether you’re most suited to taking Ginseng in the morning or evening.
Some of you may be thinking Can I not take it both in the morning and at night? so I’ll quickly give my 2 cents’ worth now…
Taking it both in the morning and at night will result in you taking more Ginseng overall.
While it’s unlikely you’ll take too much, the fact that you’re taking more will increase your tolerance to it.
Which means you’ll have to take more and more to feel the desired effects.
So for this reason, I’d avoid taking Ginseng both in the morning and evening.
Well, that’s it for today guys.
Please share your experiences with this wonderful adaptogen in the comments below 😊