Ginseng is a popular medicinal herb that has been used as a natural remedy for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine. Panax ginseng, known as Asian Ginseng, Chinese ginseng, Korean ginseng, is widely accepted as a tonic. Although Canada is home to American ginseng and there are ginseng production farms in Quebec and Ontario and they supply thousands of tons of American ginseng around the world, people prefer Panax ginseng because American ginseng is considered cooler in nature and less stimulating than Asian ginseng that is considered warmer. We could see Panax ginseng products are dominant in the market and sold in the form of powders, capsules, pills, tablets, tinctures, softgels, etc.
Ginsenosides are the pharmacological constituents of ginseng, and the best Panax ginseng or Korean ginseng is sure to contain high ginsenoside content. There are hundreds of ginsenosides identified and isolated by scientists. The naturally occurring ginsenosides extracted from ginseng are known as prototype ginsenosides that mainly consist of major ginsenosides like Rg1, Rb1, Rc, Re, Rf, etc. The major ginsenosides can be converted to minor ginsenosides or rare ginsenosides like steaming or acid treatment. The rare ginsenosides are more bioactive than their parent compounds and carry more health benefits to the human body. Rare ginsenosides include Rg3, Rh2, Rk1, Rk2, Rh3, aPPD, aPPT, etc.
The extraction of prototype ginsenosides is not easy and the transformation of prototype ginsenosides into rare ginsenosides is more technologically challenged. This is why 99% of the ginseng products contain 4%-10% of total ginsenosides that are mainly made up of prototype ginsenosides, and less than 1% of ginseng brands contain high amounts of rare ginsenosides.
We list some of the best Panax ginseng or Korean ginseng in Canada here and these ginseng products are all standardized to contain ginsenosides.
Redsenol Noble Ginsenosides
Redsenol Noble GinsenosidesRedsenol is an outstanding Canadian ginseng and ginsenosides brand featuring a high amount of rare ginsenosides. The research team devoted to ginsenoside research for over 16 years, and developed core technologies to produce rare ginsenosides in large amounts.
Redsenol goes much further in the ginsenoside research. Most manufacturers in the ginseng field only grasp the technologies to extract naturally occurring ginsenoside, known as prototype ginsenosides in ginseng. These prototype ginsenosides are high-molecular-weight and hardly absorbable, and some steamed Korean red ginseng may contain only rare ginsenosides Rg3, Rg5, Rh1. Incredibly, Redsenol contains sixteen types of rare ginsenosides and the Redsenol research team grasp core technologies to convert naturally occurring ginsenosides into less polar rare ginsenosides. These rare ginsenosides including Rh3, Rk1, Rk2, Rk3, aPPD, aPPT, etc. are far more potent than prototype ginsenosides. Redsenol rare ginsenosides products are also available on Amazon.
Amazingly, the rare ginsenosides content in Redsenol-1 noble ginsenosides capsules reaches 20%, far more than its competition. Redsenol is a buy choice for people who hate to consume ginseng products without true ginseng or only with total ginsenosides and really hope to find a rare ginsenoside product.
One Redsenol item contains three small boxes and 270 capsules in total. Each capsule contains 60 mg of rare ginsenosides and taking two capsules three times daily can provide 360 mg of rare ginsenosides.
The price for the Redsenol-1 is 379 Canadian dollars. It seems much more expensive than similar products. However, what Redsenol offers are highly bioactive and absorbable rare ginsenosides rather than total ginsenosides, and it is good value for money in consideration of the active ingredients it offers.
Jamieson Korean red ginseng
Jamieson is one of the most trusted brands of vitamins and supplements in Canada. The company is proud of its enrollment in TRU-ID certification that certifies that the products have real ingredients. Jamieson has a wide range of products including natural health products, vitamins, supplements, and health foods, and its products are distributed in over 45 countries.
Jamieson Korean red ginseng is standardized to 20% total ginsenosides. One bottle has 100 caplets and each caplet contains 55 mg of Korean red ginseng extract, with 11 mg of total ginsenosides. This ginseng product is priced at CAD$ 22.99.
Organika Korean Red Ginseng
Organika Korean red ginseng is developed by Organika Health Products Inc., which was established in 1990. The company offers hundreds of health products to the market.
Organika Korean Red Ginseng is made of six-year-old root sourced from Korea. Each capsule contains 500 mg of Korean red ginseng powder, with 25 mg ginsenosides, as claimed by the manufacturer. One bottle contains 200 capsules and it is recommended to take one capsule twice daily, so it means to be a 100-day supply. One bottle costs CAD$30.99.
HerbalFactors® Panax Ginseng
Herbal Factors is originated back in the 1950s and has become one of the biggest nutritional and supplement manufacturers. The company owns its certified organic farms to control the quality and purity of raw materials for their finished products.
HerbalFactors® Panax Ginseng comes in softgel, and takes Panax ginseng extract as the main medicinal ingredient. The ginseng extract is rich in 10% ginsenosides which include major ginsenosides Rg1 and Rb1. One softgel provides 100 mg of Panax ginseng extract and 10 mg of ginsenosides Rb1 and Rb1. The Panax ginseng extract is priced at CAD$25.35.
Ginseng is a small niche and there are not many ginseng supplements in the world. Likewise, we couldn't find many Panax/Korean ginseng products in Canada. Some ginseng brands without labelling ginsenosides amount are not included here.
Fortunately, Redsenol is one of the best rare ginsenosides brands in Canada, with its rare ginsenosides content being high up to 20%. It is available in the pharmacies and health food stores in the major cities in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary. People who prefer online shopping can also buy Redsneol on Amazon.ca and Amazon.com.
Jamieson Korean red ginseng is also one of the best total ginsenoside brands in Canada, and its total ginsenosides are high at a 20% concentration. Jamieson has a wide distribution channel across Canada, and it is convenient to buy Jamieson Korean red ginseng in a health food store nearby.