The Benefits of Ginseng


Ginseng has been around for centuries and has remained one of the most popular natural remedies in the world. It offers multiple health benefits such as stress relief, diabetes management, immune system boost, weight control and memory improvement for the people who take it regularly.  When you come to any of our twenty locations around Hampton Roads, you can pick up certain varieties of M Stiks, a special drink supplement designed to enhance your well-being, that contain ginseng. The Smart Stik, for clarity and a brain boost, and the Soul Stik, for mood enhancement, each contain this amazing root.

How can ginseng help you?

It Relieves Stress: Ginseng is also known for being an adaptogen, which can help your body take on mental and physical stress. Consuming caffeine might be necessary during a busy work week, but caffeine can put stress on your adrenal glands. Ginseng can help to nourish and support your adrenal function by calming you down and boosting your energy levels.

Diabetes Management: Diabetes, particularly type 2 diabetes, causes the body to become less responsive to insulin because it’s not producing enough, which affects blood glucose levels. Ginseng has been shown to help lower blood sugar levels and can improve insulin sensitivity for people dealing with type 2 diabetes.

It Boosts Immune Systems: This natural herb is also able to help boost your immune system. Fighting off constant colds and the flu can be especially difficult in the fall/winter months for your immune system, but ginseng is here to help. Ginseng can help strengthen your immune system and keep those infections and diseases from disrupting your everyday life.

Weight Control: Weight control has always been an issue for many people, but don’t fret because ginseng is here to help. Ginseng acts as a suppressant, making you feel fuller longer and not have you constantly reaching for food. Along with helping to control your hunger, it also helps to boost your metabolism. Your energy level will also increase from taking ginseng. It helps to increase your stamina and energy, allowing you to burn more fat while you’re exercising.

It Improves Memory and Mental Performance: That brain of yours is something that should be well taken care of, but it’s not like a muscle that you can just workout at the gym to make sure it stays healthy and fit. Ginseng is able to help improve your memory and mental performance by stimulating brain cells.

We should stress, though, that if you’re considering ginseng as a medical supplement to talk with your doctor first. As a tasty alternative to soft drinks and high-sugar sports beverages, the M Stiks available in our spa shops are great to quench your thirst after a tan or a session in our detox pod or FIT wrap. Ask us about the M Stiks next time you visit us and see which one is right for you.