As the anticancer effect of ginsenosides in adjuvant cancer therapy is gradually recognized by people, more and more cancer patients and their families begin to choose ginsenosides for clinical treatment to improve the effect of cancer treatment. However, there are various ginsenoside products on the market at present, and consumers often do not know how to choose ginsenoside products when purchasing. Which ginsenoside product is better? How to choose ginsenoside products? Today we come to know the 5 grades of ginsenoside products. After distinguishing these 5 grades, you will know how to choose ginsenoside products.
Ginsenoside product grade one: raw material grade
This is the lowest-grade ginsenoside product. This ginsenoside product is directly physically processes the raw materials of ginsenoside, such as ginseng and American ginseng, such as grinding them into powder, then add auxiliary materials, press into tablets, or make into capsules.
Those with the words "ginsenoside tablet candy" and "ginsenoside tablet" in the name are generally such products.
This kind of ginsenoside product does not extract ginsenosides from the raw materials, and the concentration of all ginsenosides is very low.
Ginsenoside product grade two: prototype ginsenoside
Prototype ginsenosides are ginsenosides directly present in ginseng, American ginseng, and other Araliaceae plant species, with relatively large molecular weight, low anticancer activity, and poor bioavailability. Prototype ginsenosides can be transformed into rare ginsenosides after metabolic transformation. Rare ginsenosides have small molecular weight and high anticancer activity and are currently the main force of ginsenosides in the field of anticancer.
This grade of ginsenoside products only crudely extracts the raw materials. The extracted ginsenosides are prototype ginsenosides, which have not been metabolized into rare ginsenosides, and have relatively low anticancer activity.
In this kind of ginsenoside product, the general ingredients are marked with the content of "total ginsenosides", and total ginsenosides are a mixture of various prototype ginsenosides.
Ginsenoside product grade three: Rg3, Rh2 monomer components
Ginsenosides Rg3 and Rh2 are rare ginsenosides that people are familiar with. At present, many ginsenoside products on the domestic market contain Rg3 or Rh2 monomer components, that is, the products only contain Rg3 or Rh2, a rare ginsenoside.
There are many kinds of rare ginsenosides, in addition to Rg3 and Rh2, there are also aPPD, Rk2, Rh3, aPPT, Rk1, Rg5, Rk3, Rh1, Rh3, Rh4 and so on. The anti-cancer effect of a single rare ginsenoside is relatively single, and the combination of multiple rare ginsenosides has a better anti-cancer effect.
Ginsenoside product grade four: multi-component rare ginsenoside
This level of ginsenoside products contains a variety of rare ginsenoside ingredients, and a variety of rare ginsenosides synergize with each other to produce a more comprehensive, more stable, and stronger anti-cancer effect.
At present, most types of rare ginsenosides are developed by Canadian scientists. It contains 16 kinds of rare ginsenosides. It has a good reputation among cancer patients and their families and has been imported into China through cross-border e-commerce.
Ginsenoside product grade five: the second generation of highly active rare ginsenoside
With the deepening of scientists' research on rare ginsenosides, the second generation of rare ginsenosides was discovered and soon entered the field of anti-cancer. The first-generation rare ginsenosides are represented by Rg3 and Rh2, and the second-generation rare ginsenosides are represented by aPPD, Rk2, Rh3, etc. Compared with the first generation, the second generation of rare ginsenosides has stronger anticancer activity, smaller molecular weight, stronger fat solubility, and comprehensive advantages.
At present, second-generation rare ginsenosides have been formed into products. Canadian scientists developed and marketed 8 kinds of rare ginsenosides with high activity in 2017. Among them, the second-generation rare ginsenosides aPPD, Rk2, and Rh3 have the highest concentration.
The quality of ginsenoside products mainly depends on their grade, the higher the grade, the better the quality. Of course, consumers will also consider factors such as price when choosing ginsenoside products. However, in terms of anti-cancer effects, high-grade ginsenoside products are preferred.