Ginseng HRG80 in Stress and Fatigue
Study of the Efficacy of Panax Ginseng Herbal Preparation HRG80 for Prevention and Mitigation of the Symptoms of Stress in Healthy Subjects
This study evaluates the effects of a specific herbal preparation of Panax ginseng in preventing symptoms of stress in healthy individuals.
HRG80 is an herbal preparation of Panax ginseng with a higher concentration of bioavailable ginsenosides than typical Korean ginseng. This study will test whether HRG80 is effective at preventing symptoms of stress, such as fatigue, impaired memory, difficulty in concentration, attention deficit, restlessness, and irritation related to daily work situations of healthy individuals in comparison to placebo and a standard Pananx ginseng with a lower concentration of ginsenosides.
Panax ginseng standardized to 63.4 mg of total ginsenosides taken orally once daily in the morning after a meal.
Panax ginseng standardized to 19.6 mg of total ginsenosides taken orally once daily in the morning after a meal.
Placebo capsule containing brown sugar and rice flour, taken orally once daily in the morning after a meal.
Inclusion Criteria: Individuals experiencing at least one symptom of stress and fatigue during 8 hours of mental work with a computer. Men and women ages 18-65 (all races and ethnicities) Able to understand and participate in an 11-week study Exclusion Criteria: Taking medicine or dietary supplements which may have potential effects on cognitive function Consuming more than 1 cup of coffee daily (in the morning).