Korean Red Ginseng is rich in plant saponins, specifically ginsenosides. Saponins possess adaptogenic qualities and are found in various species of life.
More precisely, saponins are molecules used in the defense of a plant or animal’s body. While concentrated saponins in animals can be dangerous (such as snake venom,) plant saponins (including various types of phytochemicals and ginsenosides) are healthy and beneficial to the human body.
These healthy plant components can be found in the plant’s immune system, and when consumed, they are absorbed by the human body intact, just like the antioxidant properties found in fruits and vegetables. While ginseng is not classified as a drug, studies show that Korean Red Ginseng and its components may help prevent several types of harmful viruses. This supports the claim that Korean Red Ginseng boosts the immune system and illustrates why it has been a popular herbal remedy for more than 2,000 years.
Since saponins are mainly found in the skin of plants, such as the skin of grapes used to make red wines – white wines are less healthy as they are made without the grape’s skin – KGC uses fresh, unpeeled ginseng to produce our Korean Red Ginseng. This results in a special, reddish-colored ginseng, which is far superior to other varieties.
Additionally, we care about the age of our ginseng. KGC’s Korean Red Ginseng is made only from ginseng harvested in its sixth year, the optimal harvest time, to ensure that ginsenoside content is at the highest level.