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For energy, endurance and physical performance


Ginsana® has been clinically proven to optimize functioning of the Immune and Respiratory Systems and enhance energy utilization.

The standardised extract of Panax ginseng, G115, (containing the optimal amount of active compounds required to enhance immune system functioning, namely 4mg ginsenosides) contained in Ginsana® ® has been tested for more than 40 years in numerous clinical and preclinical trials.

Ginsana® has been shown to:

  • strengthen immune functioning and response, by stimulating the production immune cell subsets, involved in fighting infective agents and keeping us healthy
  • increase antibodies (white blood cells protective against infective agents)
  • reduce bacterial counts
  • reduce the risk of catching colds and flus threefold
  • reduce the duration and severity of colds and influenza
  • potentiate the effect of the influenza vaccine

Approaching and throughout change of seasons and winter effective hygiene and other preventative measures should be practiced to maintain health, prevent contracting flu; and should you fall sick strengthen your immune defense!


Ginsana® has been shown to help with:

Improve energy levels & assist recovery from fatigue

Improve energy levels & assist recovery from fatigue

Increases energy levels and optimises energy utilization to help reduce tiredness and fatigue7-9,11,12,14

Support physical performance

Support physical performance

Increases endurance9,11-13 and shortens the recovery time after periods of increased physical demand8,10-14

Maintain & assist in general well-being

Maintain & assist in general well-being

Strengthens the immune system and improves the immune response15-20

Research & Evidence

Ginsana: Key Ingredient

Ginsana contains G115®, a standardized ginseng extract from the root of Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer, more commonly known as ginseng. The specific extract used in Ginsana – known as G115® – has over 40 years of research and more than 25 clinical studies validating its efficacy in different areas, such as supporting energy and endurance levels.16

More about Panax ginseng
trials & studies
25 clinical trials
> 40 years research*

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Using Ginsana

Recommended dosage & directions

Recommended dosage and directions:

Adults and adolescents 12 years and over: take 2 capsules daily with breakfast or 1 capsule with breakfast and 1 capsule with lunch.


For best results, take Ginsana for 12 weeks minimum.20



Ginsana is generally well tolerated, with no serious effects reported. In a study of American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius), another ginseng species, the extract was shown to reduce the effect of anticoagulants [21]. For this reason an interaction between Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer and anticoagulants cannot be completely excluded.


Patients on anticoagulants should seek medical advice before starting treatment with this product.


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This unregistered medicine has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use.



Active ingredient
Panax ginseng (G115®)

Each Ginsana capsule contains extract equivalent to dry Panax Ginseng 212.5 mg dry root.


Each Ginsana capsule contains the specific standardised G115 ginseng extract from the roots of Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer. G115 always contains the same amount of ginsenosides, standardised at a concentration of 4%.


The cultivation of ginseng plants follows the international guidelines of the Good Agriculture Practice (GAP). After harvesting, only the 5-7 year old roots are processed via a standardized extraction method which is used to prepare the extract. Analytical controls ensure the absence of contamination. At the end of the extraction, the G115 is standardised and additional studies with the finished product (Ginsana) are carried out - to support its quality, tolerability and reliability. Ginsana is the result of more than 40 years of clinical research. 


It is recommended to take Ginsana regularly for at least 3 months. The benefits for some people are felt quite quickly, whilst for others it may be necessary to take the full pack in order to experience the maximum benefit. If you have specific questions about taking Ginsana, it is important to speak with a healthcare professional.


Ginsana is generally very well tolerated. In rare cases, gastrointestinal reactions (such as nausea, stomach pain and diarrhoea) and decreased sleep requirements have been reported after taking Ginsana.


It is important to speak with a healthcare professional if you are concerned about possible side effects.


Controlled studies with pregnant women are so far not available. In the absence of sufficient data, the use of Ginsana during pregnancy and lactation is not recommended.


Where appropriate, Ginsana can be recommended for adolescents 12 years and older. If you have specific questions or concerns, it is important to speak with a healthcare professional.


Ginsana capsules have to be swallowed whole.

In a study of American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius), another species of ginseng, the extract was shown to reduce the effect of anticoagulants. Patients on blood thinning medications should seek medical advice before starting treatment with Ginsana.


Yes, Ginsana has no gluten added.


Yes, Ginsana contains a very small amount of lactose (136 mg for the daily dosage of 2 capsules).


Ginsana capsules do not contain any caffeine or stimulants.


Yes, Ginsana capsules contain a small amount of mannitol.


It is recommended to stop Ginsana 2 weeks before surgery. However, it is important to discuss this with your healthcare professional, including your anaesthetist and surgeon.


Ginsana has no known effects in these situations.


Ginsana is available in selected markets. Please contact us for further information.



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