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Get Sharp Today With Ginseng

Have you been in a situation where you couldn't concentrate on the task at hand? Have you been at work and your mind just continues to wander? I have had plenty of times like that. You may be wondering what could be done to help this fuzzy feeling you get from time to time. Let's cover a few things that may help.
Increase your mental performance through a little supplementation. Increase your reaction time, your learning, and even your logic skills through a few simple tasks. You can help yourself easily by a handful of daily activities:
1. Eat better.
Start by eating the way you should. Eating better is by far the most important thing you can do to head in a healthy direction you are pursuing. How much you eat and what you eat can always affect the way you feel. Think about a time when you may have eaten a large candy bar that was full of sugar. Once the sugar rush wore off you were down and out. You were in that fuzzy feeling state. This isn't good to do all the time especially when we need to concentrate for long periods of time. Instead of eating that candy bar, try some almonds or cashews. Instead of eating French fries, try some green beans. Try eating a bowl of soup rather than a box of chicken nuggets. You could pack your lunch every morning with healthy fruits and vegetables before you go to work. This might help keep you on track of eating healthy. Shoot, you might save some money in the process.
2. Exercise
Increase your exercise. Don't be a couch potato. Get your blood flowing. Go for a brisk walk or a light jog. Do some pushups or sit-ups when you wake up in the morning. It has been proven that exercise reduces stress. It might clear your mind and even get you in better shape, who knows. I have found that exercise in the morning energizes the rest of my day. It gets me going, it allows me to mentally plan my day, and I am more effective and efficient the rest of the day. Wouldn't it be nice if you could increase your mental performance just by getting rid of that cloud of stress you might be carrying? You can. Grab a buddy and start exercising today.
3. Supplementation
Evidence shows that Ginseng can increase your mental performance when taken in doses of 200 - 400 milligrams a day. Ginseng has been used for over 2000 years by emperors and commoners. Many people have used it for reducing stress, strengthening the metabolism, and increasing vitality. People have had success with it by taking it in pill form or making tea from the dried root. There are many ways you can try Ginseng, it may get you out of the funk.
Ginseng has also been identified as a supplement that helps reduce blood sugar levels for people with type 2 diabetes and has been used to increase stamina, help the body protect against infections, and increase circulation. These uses all culminate to reducing stress and assisting the crystal clear thought we all desire.
There are many natural herbs that are grown and are used for health purposes. Check some of these out and see what you can use as a supplement with your diet.
As you may already know, Ginseng is a popular herbal supplement that has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries. In the west it is used to increase energy and boost the immune system. Ginseng is made from the roots of several plant species. It comes from the root of the Panax, a perennial herb indigenous to Eastern Asia. P quinquefolium is found in Eastern U.S. and Canada; P pseudoginseng is found in India, China and Japan. Modern medicine has found it difficult to discover the benefits of using ginseng. Studies are uncertain because of the wide variety of related products. Chinese have boldly declared the benefits of ginseng for diverse ailments and continue to use it regularly.
In a recent project from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, 1455 Chinese women treated for breast cancer were tracked for six years. The result was that women who had been using the herb were less likely to die of breast cancer. Those who started taking ginseng after their cancer diagnosis reported they were able to be more active and had a better emotional health during treatment.
Although the payback of ginseng has been difficult to prove, 1065 women who survived breast cancer (63%) used the herb after their diagnosis. It is difficult to evaluate if ginseng was responsible for these numbers because it is not possible to separate the effects of ginseng from other alternative medicines that some of the women used. Laboratory studies do show the ingredients of ginseng slow down tumor cell growth.
Women who have breast cancer should always consult their health care professional before adding any alternative medicine to their breast cancer treatment. The plant may also have side effect or could interrelate with other medications your doctor has prescribed. Also, the findings of increased survival rate still need to be proved in more clinical studies.
Ginseng has an effect on the patient general sense of well being, providing a feeling of emotional health. If you are already consuming ginseng, it may be a benefit for you to continue. If you are not taking it, consult with your doctor to see if it will be good for you. Now, if you decide to take ginseng as a supplement to your current treatment, be sure your doctor is aware of all medications you are on. As with any new medicine or alternative treatment, always get all the information you possible can before taking them.
Also, there are some reports of investigations carried out on mice to evaluate the effects of ginseng in inhibition or prevention of carcinogenesis (cancer generation) induced by diverse chemical carcinogens (cancer substances). Effects of red ginseng on newborn mice are the following: -the herb extract inhibits the incidence and the growth of lung adenomas induced by urethane, as well as by dimethyl benzanthracene; it seems to have the tendency to inhibit the incidence of lung adenoma and hepatoma provoked by aflatoxin B1. So, it might be concluded from these results that, by conducting systematic and active research in this field, it will be possible to use ginseng extract as a preventative or delaying agent for cancer induced by some environmental carcinogens-.