1. Post #1
    Dennab
    April 2010
    5,256 Posts
    So I finally did find a human study, that suggests similar action to the rat model studies.

    "Abstract

    Sixty-six patients have been treated with Panax Ginseng C.A. Meyer extract, of whom 30 oligoastenospermic sine causa (group A), 16 oligoastenospermic with idiopathic varicocele (group B). Twenty age-matched volunteers were used as controls (group C). Use of Panax Ginseng extract showed an increase in spermatozoa number/ml and progressive oscillating motility, an increase in plasma total and free testosterone, DHT, FSH and LH levels, but a decrease in mean PRL. It is suggested that ginsenosides may have an effect at different levels of the hypothalamus-pituitary-testis axis."

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9063034

    From this is definitely reasonable to assume that Panax ginseng supplementation does have an effect on LH and more interestingly, free testosterone levels, however, there's no indication of just how great an effect it has in healthy males. It could be statistically significant, but in real world application not all that fantastic.

  2. Post #2
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    July 2008
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    so many long, funny words...
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  3. Post #3
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    Seith's Avatar
    August 2006
    3,334 Posts
    very undetailed. Short term effects only were tested as far as I can see

  4. Post #4
    polarbear.'s Avatar
    June 2011
    6,513 Posts
    so my spermatozoa levels get increased, you say

  5. Post #5
    Dennab
    April 2010
    5,256 Posts
    very undetailed. Short term effects only were tested as far as I can see
    Yeah I think it's because it's an Italian study. Only the abstract was published in English as far as I can tell.