Corona Virus (COVID-19) Reference Materials & Bio Technology Ginseng
A respiratory infection caused by a new type of coronavirus that has spread worldwide since its first occurrence in Wuhan, China in December 2019.
Fever (over 37.5 ° C), respiratory symptoms (cough, sore throat), pneumonia
The fatality rate is known to be 1 to 2%, but not yet clear. However, the elderly, patients with compromised immune function, and patients with underlying diseases make up most critical cases and deaths.
Patients & Deaths by age groups
Korean ginseng’s specific active components such as Rg3 and Compound K has been made famous worldwide for its immune fortifying, lung protection and pulmonary fibrosis suppression, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. BTGin’s fermented / enzyme-processed red ginseng products with enhanced specific ginsenosides come highly recommended!
Animal clinical test data for lung protection #1
Ginsenoside Rg3 attenuated omethoate-induced lung injury in rats.
(J Wang et al. Hum Exp Toxicol. Jun 2016, 35 (6), 677-84 )
1. After injecting Rg3 into mice, toxic components (ometones) were injected to induce acute lung injury
2. Biopsy was performed after 24 hours and the antioxidant function of the lungs was also analyzed.
Ginsenoside Rg3 reduced acute lung damage and increased glutathione levels in the lungs, which play an important role in antioxidant activity.
As a result, ginsenoside Rg3 protected lungs from toxic elements, and such effect was related to the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of Rg3.
Animal clinical test data for lung protection #2 (Pulmonary fibrosis)
Inhibitory effects of total ginsenoside on bleomycin
induced pulmonary fibrosis in mice
(Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy 114 (2019) 108851)
It was confirmed that the improvement in pulmonary fibrosis appeared in proportion to the total amount of ginsenosides administered.
Animal test data for various influenza viruses
Antiviral Activity of Fermented Ginseng Extracts against
a Broad Range of Influenza Viruses
(Viruses. 2018 Sep 1;10(9). pii: E471.)
- Fermented ginseng extract containing ginsenosides such as Compound K and Rh2 showed stronger
antiviral efficacy versus unfermented ginseng extract.
- Antiviral efficacy was observed regardless of the type of virus, including H1N1, H3N2, H5N1, H7N9.
- Mice who received fermented ginseng extract and lethal doses of a virus showed 100% survival
during primary infection and immunity against secondary viral infection.
Thesis data on the potency of Korean ginseng to enhance immunity
Ginseng, the 'Immunity Boost': The Effects of Panax ginseng on Immune System
(J Ginseng Res. 2012 Oct; 36(4): 354–368.)
In the above research study, Korean ginseng is deemed an immunity booster. According to the contents of the study, the effects of Korean ginseng on the immune system are divided into six major categories, 13 middle classes, and 41 sub-classes. These results are the fruit of research efforts by prominent scholars in Korea, China, Japan, Europe, etc. for over forty years.
[Summary of the effect of Korean ginseng on the immune system]
-Enhancing phagocytosis of macrophages, cells responsible for immunity
-Promote nitric oxide (NO) production
-Reduced inflammatory response
-Promote NK cell and T cell activation
Stimulate the proliferation of T cells that regulate immune suppression
-Protects the host from bacterial sepsis reactions
-Reduces inflammatory cytokine activity to relieve atopic dermatitis
-Rotavirus, MNV, FCV and other virus growth inhibition
-Improvement of antibody production and reactivity