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CheongKwanJang's Secret to Success

KGC's CheongKwanJang brand of Korean Red Ginseng is the world's oldest brand of ginseng and continues to be the world's no. 1 brand of ginseng with over a 70% market share of Korean ginseng sales for one reason – we have a passion for setting standards in the ginseng industry and providing superior plant-based, healthy nutrition. Good things begin with trust. Whether it is growing every root for 6 years, or clean products, low-temperature, pure-water extraction, and natural processing with a "whole food" approach, CheongKwanJang Korean Red Ginseng energizes active, healthy lifestyles with South Korea's hidden super food.

As the world's leading ginseng company, KGC's Ginseng R&D center has 140 researchers with Ph.Ds. and Master Degrees on staff, ensuring safety and quality, and whom have generated over 184 ginseng patents, proven by generating over 420 ginseng research studies, and conducting hundreds of safety checks on every crop, every year, before planting, during cultivation, and prior to selling. We promise to earn the trust of our customers in every healthy product we sell.

Scientifically Proven Functions of Ginseng

Korean Red Ginseng is so internationally famous for its healthy properties that the scientific name for its species was designated as Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer (panax being the Latin term for "a cure-all"). While ginseng cannot cure all ills, it does have a variety of healthy effects, which modern scientific research has confirmed. But not all ginsengs are the same. While there are many species and types of ginseng, only Korean ginseng, which has been grown for 6 years (to its full-maturity), which has been scientifically proven and affirmed, by the Korean FDA, as a functional food, which supports these healthy functions:

  • Boost energy & bodily stamina
  • Support fatigue resistance
  • Boost the immune system
  • Enhance blood circulation
  • Support memory functions
  • Antioxidant properties.
Studies

Every year, new research is being conducted on ginseng as South Korea's hidden super food reveals more and more of its secrets. Below you will find a data-base we will continuously update as research becomes publicly available. Please check back often.

Topic Description Attribution Origin
Anaemia Indications of improved condition with regard to recovering from anaemia, especially related to red blood  cell and thrombocyte counts. I. Murata Japan
Anaemia Indications of improved condition with regard to recovering from anaemia, especially related to red blood  cell and thrombocyte counts. M. Yonezawa Japan
Anti-Aging Discovery of "maltol" component of red ginseng associated with anti‐aging properties H.B. Hoon Korea
Anti-Aging Discovery of "maltol" component of red ginseng associated with anti‐aging properties S.J. Fulder Korea
Anti-Aging Korean ginseng has been shown to support normal anti‐aging cellular functions, an anti‐oxidant effect,  which reduces reactive oxygen species (ROS), lipid peroxidation. Han et al., Korean  J. ginseng Sci, 16.  228 1992
Blood Pressure Positive indications in helping to control and possibly lowered high blood pressure N. Saito Japan
Blood Pressure Positive indications in helping to control and possibly lowered high blood pressure H.K. Hoon Korea
Body Temperature Ginseng does not cause fever and it does not generate heat and should not be misinterpreted as being "too hot." It is determined that Korean ginseng is not a pyrogenic substance (it is not a substance that significantly increases body temperature). Illinois University 1990
Body Temperature One of the main active ingredients of Korean red ginseng, Ginsenoside Rg1, helps maintain normal body temperature (helping support relief from heat). Kushu University Japan
Body Temperature The maintenance of homeostatic body temperature (normal body temperature) was observed in those consuming red ginseng daily for 10 days up to 4 weeks. Red ginseng did not raise body temperature. Kim, Seo et al. 1995, 2005
Body Type With regard to Korean ginseng, a study divided 188 healthy people into four body constitution types and observed changes in subjective symptoms after taking red ginseng. The result showed minor differences by age level, but other aspects were the same for Kyunghee University 1997
Cancer Positive indications in helping to limit or slow the spread of cancer cells growth. T.K. Yoon Korea
Cancer Positive indications in helping to limit or slow the spread of cancer cells growth. N. Saito Japan
Cancer As people consume red ginseng more frequently, the incidence of stomach cancer and lung cancer is increasingly reduced Yun et al. 1998
Cancer Reduction of toxic side effects when stomach cancer or lung cancer patients are injected with anti-cancer drugs: An improved immune system and reduced toxic side effects in the kidneys and liver. Noh et al. 1992
Cardiovascular, Flow Supported normal temperature in fingers, supporting circulatory functions and healthy warmth in the fingers. Nakada et al. 1989
Cardiovascular, Heart Red ginseng supports cardiac output without the increase of blood pressure and heart rate. It also supports a healthy ratio of cardiac output to body surface area. Takahashi et al. 1989
Cellular Repair It has been reported that the cancer incidence among those who eat ginseng in major ginseng producing areas are up to 50% lower than populations studied that do not eat ginseng. Epidemiologic survey among 4,634 residents in main ginseng producing area f Epidemiologic survey '--
Circulatory System Korean red ginseng contains an insulin analogue, saponin G-Rb2, which may help support normal blood sugar levels by: Supporting normal sugar metabolism, associated with lower cholesterol levels. Supporting circulatory and energy functions, resulting in Takeku, Yano, Tetsutani et al. 1990, 1994, 2000
Diabetes Indications of lowering blood sugar levels and assisting the control of excessive blood sugar in Type 2 diabetic subjects. V. Vuksan Canada
Diabetes Indications of lowering blood sugar levels and assisting the control of excessive blood sugar in Type 2 diabetic subjects. E. Sotaniemi France
Immune System Strengthening of immunity functions in patients suffering from viruses, specifically with regard to improved control of the rate of multiplication. Study includes research on AIDs patients. M. Haneda Japan
Immune System Strengthening of immunity functions in patients suffering from viruses, specifically with regard to improved control of the rate of multiplication. Study includes research on AIDs patients. S. Ikematsu Japan
Immune System Swine Flu: Mice which took red ginseng extracts for 14 days before the infection, the survival rate was 80%, while mice which didn't take the extracts showed just a 20% survival rate. (Animal test) Dr. Sang-Moo Kang 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Immune System Swine Flu: Mice which took red ginseng extracts for 14 days before the infection, the survival rate was 80%, while mice which didn't take the extracts showed just a 20% survival rate. (Cellular test) Dr. Sang Hee Seo 2007
Liver Improved function indications in patients of chronic liver diseases. Possible aiding in the prevention of damage to live associated with heavy alcohol consumption. M. Yamamoto Japan
Liver Improved function indications in patients of chronic liver diseases. Possible aiding in the prevention of damage to live associated with heavy alcohol consumption. J.C. No Korea
Liver Supporting healthy liver functions, including filtration of toxins like aflatoxin and fumonisin. Massad et al. 2010
Liver Supported normal alcohol detoxification functions (resulting in lessened hangovers). Koo et al. 1983
Liver Pretreatment of Korean ginseng (Ginsenoside Rg3) before the alcoholic drink improves the liver function for detoxification. Prabbu N. Saxena 2010
Lungs Red ginseng reduces the amount of cytokine IL-1β, TNF-α, IL-4, IL-5 and was shown to support healthy respiratory functions. Byung Jae Lee 2008
Male Stamina Positive indications in clinical treatment for sterility, including improvement of sexual functions in recovery from impotency. J. Ishigami Japan
Male Stamina Positive indications in clinical treatment for sterility, including improvement of sexual functions in recovery from impotency. H.K. Choi Korea
Male Stamina Users of ginseng showed increasing sexual appetite. Improved stiffness and stamina. Increasing the frequency of sexual contact. Increasing satisfaction with their sex life. Reducing vessel damage caused by high blood sugar levels. Dr. Hyung Gi Choi 1995, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2003
Male Stamina Users of ginseng showed increasing sexual appetite. Improved stiffness and stamina. Increasing the frequency of sexual contact. Increasing satisfaction with their sex life. Reducing vessel damage caused by high blood sugar levels. Dr. Jae Jun Yui 1996
Memory Functions Positive indications related to learning and memory, including improvement related loss due to normal aging. V.D. Petkov Bulgaria
Memory Functions Positive indications related to learning and memory, including improvement related loss due to normal aging. H. Nitta Japan
Memory Functions Improved recognition, attention and calculation ability among patients with AD. Longer period of intake of ginseng brought better results. Tests showed improved memory and learning ability. Dr. Man Ho Kim 2010
Memory Functions Improved recognition, attention and calculation ability among patients with AD. Longer period of intake of ginseng brought better results. Tests showed improved memory and learning ability. Dr. David Kennedy 2010
Memory Functions Improved recognition, attention and calculation ability among patients with AD. Longer period of intake of ginseng brought better results. Tests showed improved memory and learning ability. Dr. Se Kwan Oh 1995
Memory Functions Improved recognition, attention and calculation ability among patients with AD. Longer period of intake of ginseng brought better results. Tests showed improved memory and learning ability. Dr. Hee Sun Kim 1995
Memory Functions Improved recognition, attention and calculation ability among patients with AD. Longer period of intake of ginseng brought better results. Tests showed improved memory and learning ability. Dr. Jung Hee Jang 2009
Menopause Positive clinical indications related to post-menopausal stabilizing functions. S. Ogit Japan
Osteoporosis Positive clinical research indications related to improved structure/functions related to Osteoporosis. N.H. Kim Korea
Radiation Positive indications of improved recovery with regard to radiation exposure. M. Yonezawa Japan
Radiation Positive indications of improved recovery with regard to radiation exposure. C.Y. Suk Korea
Radiation When cervical cancer patients receive radiation therapy, their radiation sickness may be improved and they may have improved protection from radiation while taking red ginseng Chang et al. 1980
Radiation Red ginseng has a supportive effect in mice exposed to radiation: Red ginseng supported anti-radiological functions, which increased the survival rate and is associated with more healthy amounts of serum protein after exposure to radioactivity. Lee et al. 1990
Radiation Red ginseng has a supportive effect in mice exposed to radiation: Red ginseng defends damages of reproductive functions, caused by radioactivity. Gong et al. 1991
Stomach Improved immunity indications in post-operation stomach cancer patients. Positive indications in the support of gastric ulcer prevention. K.J. Bok Korea
Stomach Improved immunity indications in post-operation stomach cancer patients. Positive indications in the support of gastric ulcer prevention. H. Matsuda Japan
Stress Indication of anti-fatigue effects associated with daily stress and toxic stress. E. Bombardelli Italy
Stress Indication of anti-fatigue effects associated with daily stress and toxic stress. D.J. Lee Korea
Stress, Fatigue Red ginseng was shown to support mental and physical energy functions, counter-acting occasional sleepiness, supporting concentration and supporting natural relief functions against non-disease based anxiety Kaneko et al. 2000
Stress, Fatigue Red ginseng was shown to support mental and physical energy functions, counter-acting occasional sleepiness, supporting concentration and supporting natural relief functions against non-disease based anxiety Hallstrom et al. 1982
Stress, Fatigue Red ginseng was shown to support mental and physical energy functions, counter-acting occasional sleepiness, supporting concentration and supporting natural relief functions against non-disease based anxiety Johnson et al. 1980
While Korean ginseng is classified as a dietary supplement, not a drug (and has no doping effects), it is no wonder that Korean ginseng has consistently held the #1 spot for most recommended traditional herbal medicine in the herbalist communities. The 10th International Symposium on Ginseng was held in 2010 and attended by approximately 1,500 scholars and researchers from 15 countries such as the United States, Europe and Asia. More than 300 papers were submitted with their findings supporting ginseng's efficacy.
Korean Red Ginseng, the Original Super Food

Historical Uses of Korean Red Ginseng Described in Traditional Oriental Medical Books

While modern scientific has confirmed the above claims, such that they have received approval from the Korean-FDA, there are seven major benefits of ginseng as described in traditional Eastern medical records. Since ancient times, long before clinical trials, many Korean and Chinese medical documents referred to these records and prescribed Korean ginseng to support bodily functions associated with certain conditions. In China, the historically referenced functions of ginseng are classified as, "The Seven Major Benefits of Ginseng." These are outlined below:

  1. Boosting Stamina

    Ginseng relieves stress by boosting, both, mental vitality and physical energy, while allowing for bodily calm. It improves body constitutions, when individuals are tired or lack energy, fighting fatigue.

  2. Supporting Metabolism and the Cardiovascular System

    Ginseng is said to help to improve specific metabolic functions and bodily growth and normal repair by supporting blood formation, oxygenation, and helping to regulate blood circulation. Good blood flow was said to support an integrated system of key organs, resulting in internal synergy and well-being.

  3. Calming the Nerves

    Unlike plants which contain caffeine, ginseng is caffeine-free, and does not contribute to stress. It is said to support the adrenal system and was noted to strengthen mental vitality while simultaneously calming the body, bringing it more into balance. By helping to reduce stress and anxiety, physical well-being and mental health are improved.

  4. Supporting Healthy Lung Functions

    Ginseng was said to help loosen coughing by supporting healthy respiratory functions, and is said to be good for the lungs, helping to keep them strong, as they interface with healthy blood circulation, resulting in good oxygenation for the body and easier breathing.

  5. Supporting the Spleen and Stomach

    Ginseng may improve one's appetite and help with intestinal regularity by supporting healthy stomach and digestive tract functions. Ginseng has been historically said to be beneficial for some diabetics (under supervision of one's physician, if prescribed drugs for this condition) and even to help quench thirst.

  6. Detoxification

    Ginseng has been said to help the body naturally process and remove toxins, by boosting the immune system. It is said to aid in cleansing the bowels, and support intestinal immune system functions.

  7. Healthy Aging

    Korean ginseng helps to promotes healthy skin, support healthy blood flow within skin, and support healthy-aging functions and is therefore used in a variety of beauty products, and is the hidden beauty secret of several well-known supermodels in, both, South Korea and the West.

What Makes Korean Red Ginseng So Powerful?

Korean Red Ginseng is rich in healthy plant saponins, specifically called ginsenosides, which evolved to help the plant survive in harsh environments. Ginseng saponins have been shown clinically to have a powerful adaptogenic effect, helping human bodies achieve homeostasis by bringing them back into balance and helping to fight stress on a cellular level. Although ginseng is not drug, dozens of research papers indicate that Korean Red Ginseng and the healthy components found in Korean Red Ginseng help the body resist harmful viruses. This supports the claim that Korean ginseng helps boost the immune system and illustrates why it has been historically used as a traditional medicine for 2,000 years.

In fact, Korean Red Ginseng is the most famous medicinal herb in the Eastern tradition and has been used safely throughout Asia and world for centuries. Western explorers in Asia brought the plant back to Europe and remarked how it "extended life and vitality."

Ginseng came to be used as clean, plant-based nutrition providing healthy-energy to hard workers, atheletes, and those wishing to support a healthy lifestyle with nature's original super food. Containing more than 30 varieties of healthy ginseng saponins and ginsenosides, Korean Red Ginseng ginseng is widely considered to be the world's most powerful form of ginseng, yet is incredibly difficult to grow, which is why it sells at a higher price.

Main Active Ingredients of Red Ginseng
Comparison of main active ingredients among Korean Ginseng (P. panax), and American ginseng (P. quinquefolius).
Active Ingredient
Korean Red Ginseng
American Ginseng
Kinds of Saponin
31
19
PD/PT Ratio
1.33
2.15
Polyacetylene (%)
0.089
0.064
Acidic Polysaccharide(%)
7.74
2.09
Benefits of Key Active Constituents
Functions of Ginsenoside Saponins & Non-Saponins found in Korean Red Ginseng
Classification
Active Ingredient
Benefits
Saponin
Ro
Alcohol detoxification, immune system, anti-inflammation
-PD
Rb1
Central nerve control, liver protection, antioxidant processes
-PT
Rc
Sedative, protein and lipid synthesis facilitation
Re
Blood regulation, anti-oxidant
Rf
Neuron protection
Rg1
Supporting cognition, anti-fatigue, anti-stress, immune system, liver protection
Rh1
Liver protection, immune system
Rh2
Immune system
Non-saponin
Polyacetylene
Immune system, preventing thrombosis, inhibiting lipid peroxidation
Phenolic compounds
Antioxidant processes, anti-aging
Acidic polysaccharides
Anti-aging, reducing side effects of certain drugs, immune system, preventing hyperlipidemia
Insulin analog
Lowering blood-sugar levels
The Right Dosage for You

Korean Red Ginseng may be consumed daily and safely. Consume a 100-500mg serving of ginseng as a temporary booster, in performance drinks and healthy formulas. Consume 1,000g for a full dose, rich in the power of ginseng, up to 3 times daily for maximum effect. Consume 3g for a medical-grade serving, and to promote all the maximum health benefits of ginseng. Ginseng is safe for children and young adults, who may take up to half the adult serving, if they are over the age of 4 years old. Not recommended for babies, infants, and those who are pregnant or breast-feeding. Those with known medical conditions, expecting surgery, or taking medication or supplements (especially related to the heart, blood, and diabetics), should consult with their doctor prior to consuming ginseng.

Ginsenosides and saponins accumulate in the body and become more effective over time. For athletic endurance, consume 1-3g of ginseng extract, up to half an hour prior to exercise for maximum performance; consume another dose as fatigue sets in to extend endurance. Ginseng is not a drug and contains no caffeine and while it supports mental focus, it does not artificially keep the body awake, and it actually support calm, balance, and blood-flow. It may be consumed in the evening to help support relaxation, especially in tea form. To experience the full health effects of ginseng, such as memory support, consume at least 1-3g per day for up to two weeks prior to expecting results.

When beginning a ginseng regime, you may wish to begin with a half serving and build-up to full servings as your body builds tolerance. Ginseng is an "adaptogenic herb," which means it supports the adrenals and helps the body to achieve homeostasis by supporting the body's efficiency at fighting cellular stress. Everybody is different and has different needs. Listen to your body. Although side-effects are rare and uncommon, reduce dosage or stop usage if you are unsure.

Confidence & Competence Rooted in R&D Capability

KGC has the utmost confidence in the quality of our products. This confidence is rooted in nearly 120 years of traditional know-how, and over 80 years of dedication to modern research and development, accompanied by cutting-edge technology. Founded in 1937, the Korea Ginseng Research Institute issued a new era of innovation, bringing our traditional craftsmanship into the modern world. In cooperation with health and medical communities at home and abroad, our 140 researchers with PhDs and Master Degrees conduct research on cultivation techniques and soil management, and apply the latest technologies to develop new innovations in processing and ensure quality control to produce effective products you can trust.

Regular users of KGC's CheongKwanJang brand of Korean Red Ginseng products understand that quality speaks for itself. Nevertheless, sometimes it is good to be recognized. KGC has received Current Good Manufacturing Practices certifications ("cGMPs") from major countries around the world, including Australia, South Korea, Japan, and we conform to or exceed the rules issued by the U.S. FDA. We have acquired HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points) certification, ISO 22000 (International Organization for Standardization for Reliable Food Management Safety Systems) certification, and we are the first ginseng company to ever have acquired accreditation from the internationally certified KOLAS (laboratory accreditation) on 5 criteria and 192 items.

We invest a full 2 years just to secure the finest, uncontaminated, pollutant-free planting fields, another 6 years into growing Korean ginseng under a quality control scheme following 293 criteria, carried out over 7 rounds of full-scale review, enforced by our team of R&D researchers. This is our commitment to quality.

Our customers can feel the difference.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.