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Ginsenosides: a new offering with ancient roots


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POS Analytical Services now offers quantitative analysis of ginsenosides, a class of steroid glycosides considered to be the biologically active component of ginseng.

Discovered more than 5,000 years ago, Chinese herbalists have prescribed ginseng for everything from normalizing blood pressure to improving blood circulation to preventing heart disease for centuries. Ginsenosides in particular have been linked to numerous medicinal benefits, including enhancing learning and memory, lowering anxiety and stress, and reducing the risk of cancer and diabetes.

POS Analytical Services offers an HPLC method that separates and quantifies Rg1, Re, Rf, Rg2, Rb1, Rc, Rb2 and Rd ginsenosides present in ginseng products. The cost of this analysis is $200 (CDN).

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