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Although the most safe and effective ginseng dosage has not been established yet, studies suggest that 200 mg daily seems to be a reasonable dosage for most uses. Since there are no set dosing guidelines for the supplement, it is best to look for a ginseng dose that has been "standardized" for the ginsenoside content.
- Since the manufacturing of supplements (such as ginseng) is not closely regulated, it is important to choose a reputable manufacturer for ginseng supplements. It is a good idea to look for the "USP" symbol, since this means that the supplement has been tested and contains the right ingredients in the right amounts (there have been reports that many ginseng supplements actually contain little or no ginseng). Reputable manufacturers are more likely to consistently standardize their products.
- If you have any chronic health problems or take any prescription medications, it is probably a good idea to check with your healthcare provider before taking ginseng.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or ginseng dosing in general, please talk with your healthcare provider.