Where to buy the best Panax/Korean ginseng in Australia?

  • 19 May 2021
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Ginseng is a popular medicinal herb that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. It is a medicinal tonic that has been used as a natural remedy to boost overall health and people love to send ginseng as a gift for their families and friends.

Nowadays, people love ginseng because there are no effective energy boosters than ginseng. Ginseng helps people reduce fatigue and resist stress, without causing damages to the nervous system. People take ginseng as an alternative to coffee to support their busy workday.

Ginseng is a medicinal plant in the genus Panax, and there are main types of ginseng, namely American ginseng and Panax ginseng. Panax ginseng is also known as Asian ginseng, Korean ginseng, Chinese ginseng, and Ren Shen. The health benefits of ginseng are attributed to its pharmacological substances, called ginsenosides. Therefore, ginseng containing high percentages of ginseng is of high quality and great value.

There are only a few ginseng brands in Australia because the country is not the main producing region of ginseng, although it is famous for the health and wellness industry. We list some of the best Panax/Korean ginseng brands in Australia.


1. Caruso's Ginseng 5500

Caruso natural health is an Australian nutrition company with a long history, ]starting in 1995, and it has a broad product line of over 100 different nutrition products. 

Caruso’s Ginseng 5500 is a ginseng complex that gathers three types of ginseng, Panax ginseng, Siberian ginseng and American ginseng. In each tablet, 2500 mg Panax ginseng is standardized to 62.5 mg of ginsenosides (2.5%); 2500 mg Siberian ginseng is standardized to 1.33 mg of Syringaresinol glucosides (0.053%); and 500mg of American ginseng was standardized to 7.5 mg ginsenosides (1.5%). 

One tablet contains 71.33 mg of total ginsenosides.  One bottle contains 60 tablets and can be consumed for 60 days, using one tablet per day.

The recommended retail price is 36 Australian dollars. 

As the ginseng complex label indicates, ginsenosides in Caruso’s Ginseng 5500 help relieve symptoms of stress, maintain energy levels and vitality, enhance physical endurance, and support healthy immune function.


Shopping website: 

https://carusosnaturalhealth.com.au/products/ginseng-5500?variant=32891395801141

Available on the big pharmacy chains:

good price pharmacy

TerryWhite Chemmart 

Pharmacy4less

National pharmacies


2. Herbs of Gold Ginseng 4 Energy Gold

Herbs of Gold was formed in 1989 and the company has been focusing on the herbal liquid product range and provides therapeutic herbs and nutritional supplements across the whole country.

The Herbs of Gold Ginseng 4 Energy Gold blends four ginsengs (namely Panax/Korean, Siberian, American, and Indian) with Astragalus and it is used for energy enhancement, cognition support, and stress relieving. 

The ginseng contains Panax ginseng (Korean ginseng) root extract 52.63 mg, standardized to contain ginsenosides 13.16mg (25%), as well as American ginseng root extract 111.11mg, standardized to contain  33.33 mg of ginsenosides (30%)

The amount of total ginsenosides is 46.49 mg in each tablet. Clearly, the bottle label shows the total ginsenosides in the ginseng complex consist of Rg1, Re, Rf, Rg2, Rb1, Rb2, Rc, Rd.

Ginseng 4 Energy Gold contains a high percentage of ginsenosides and it is priced at $48.95 in 60 tablets and $27.50 in 30 tablets. 


Shopping website:

https://www.herbsofgold.com.au/products/energy/ginseng-4-energy-gold

Available on the big pharmacy chains:

  • good price pharmacy
  • TerryWhite Chemmart 
  • Pharmacy4less
  • National pharmacies 


3. Nutra-Life Korean Ginseng 2500

Nutra-Life Korean Ginseng 2500 is a brand owned by Vitaco Health. It contains Panax ginseng (Korean ginseng) root 2500 mg in a capsule. The Panax ginseng root is standardized to contain 41.8 mg ginsenosides, account for 1.67% of the total ingredients. The recommended price is $29.95 for 50 capsules. 

Nutra-Life products are produced in the high standard manufacturing facility and audited in many testings for quality assurance. The product is free from gluten, wheat, dairy products, egg, soy, corn, artificial colors, artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners, or preservatives, and is friendly for use to vegan people. 

Nutra-life has lots of distribution partners and is available in big pharmacies and health stores in Australia and New Zealand. You can find a store near you by using their directory map at https://nutralife.com.au/find-nearest-stockist/


Shopping website: 

https://nutralife.com.au/products/korean-ginseng-2500/

Available on the big pharmacy chains:

  • Chemist warehouse
  • My chemist
  • Good price pharmacy
  • Pharmacy4less
  • National pharmacies 
  • Priceline pharmacy 
  • Vitaminking 


4. Nature’s Way Asian Ginseng Premium Extract 

Nature’s way is a household vitamin & supplement leader in Australia, and its product line also covers ginseng. 

Nature's Way Asian Ginseng Premium Extract takes Asian ginseng as raw material. Asian Ginseng is known as Panax ginseng, Korean ginseng, and Chinese ginseng. Each capsule contains 550 mg of Asian ginseng extract, and the total ginsenosides reach 7% (38.5 mg). The ginseng supplement is enrolled in the non-GMP project. One bottle has 60 vegan capsules and priced at 35.99 US dollars. 

Nature’s Way also developed another Asian ginseng extract containing 2% ginsenosides. It is priced at $15.99 and one bottle contains 100 capsules and has a 50-day supply.


Shopping website:

https://www.naturesway.com/products/asian-ginseng-premium-extract

Available on the big pharmacy chains:

  • Chemist warehouse
  • Woolworths
  • Coles
  • Priceline pharmacy
  • TerryWhite Chemmart 
  • Discount drug stores


There are no many choices to buy truly high-quality Panax/Korean ginseng extract in Australia. Ginseng is a small niche market and a few companies focus on making a breakthrough in ginsenosides extraction and transformation. Like the majority of ginseng products on the current market, the ginseng brand listed above all features total ginsenosides which are less bioactive and absorbable. Ony a few companies devoted to transforming the less polar rare ginsenosides from the naturally occurring ginsenosides. These rare ginseng saponins like Rh2, Rg3, Rk1, aPPD, etc have better bioactivity and can be easily absorbed and utilized by human bodies.


We list two rare ginsenosides brands although they are available in Australia, and Australian customers must place an international order on their websites or Amazon.com.


1. Redsenol Noble Ginsenosides

Redsenol 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%.


Shopping website: 

https://enophyto.com/product

Available on Amazon.com/Amazon.ca:

https://amzn.to/35HRAqJ

https://amzn.to/2ZDpIQK


2. BTGIN Rg3 G300 

BTGIN is a Korean red ginseng brand. BTGIN has many product lines with different types of products for different groups of people. 

One highlight for BTGIN Rg3 G300  is that the product features enzymatic red ginseng that has good absorption and bioavailability. BTGIN features more bioactive rare ginsenoside Rg3.  The supplement has 2.5% rare ginsenoside Rg3.


Shopping website:

https://www.btginredginseng.com/

Available on Amazon.com:

https://amzn.to/3hBFHIB


As the biggest ginseng consumer, China is always a competitive market for ginseng products, and there are sure to be some high-quality rare ginsenosides brands. Chinese companies devote many funds and resources to ginseng and ginsenoside research. We can find rare ginsenosides brands on China's online shopping mall, JD.com.


In conclusion

It's happy to find that Herbs of Gold is able to standardize American ginseng to 30% ginsenosides and Panax ginseng to 25% ginsenosides, although these ginsenosides are made of less bioactive ginsenosides. If you hope to buy rare ginsenosides, you can go for international purchases online.

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