The World's Best Ginseng Must Be Cultivated in Korea
Since Korea is the naturally evolved growing environment of ginseng,
Korea's geographical latitude, 4 distinct seasons, and the very specific soil conditions on the Pacific peninsula of Korea allow Korean ginseng to produce more than twice the variety of these healthy components.
About 6-Years-Grown Korean Red Ginseng
Long before Korean ginseng was well-known to the Western general public, people from aristocratic and scientific classes knew about, wrote about, and showed their love for ginseng, regarding it as a natural medicine and calling it the "treasure from the Orient."
The World's Best Ginseng
Although there are other species of ginseng, such as American ginseng, Japanese ginseng, or Siberian ginseng, and while cousins of Korean ginseng exist, including Chinese and Asian Panax ginseng, these varieties naturally produce either less than half the variety of healthy saponins as Korean ginseng (by species), or only half the total quantity of healthy saponins (by growing period).
The Global Popularity of Korean Ginseng
As Korea's most symbolic health food, Korean red ginseng is given to state guests and VIPs as a national gift. Korean red ginseng has gained recognition through global media such as Le Monde, a major French newspaper, for its good health effects. Le Monde reported about how Francois Mitterrand took Korean Ginseng regularly. When Elizabeth II paid a state visit to South Korea, Korean red Ginseng was presented to her as a special gift. And at the Seoul G20 Summit, in 2010, Korean red ginseng was chosen as a sponsored gift for global leaders, once again illustrating the appeal of Korean red ginseng's efficacy to the world.
Reasons for Choosing
There are very few certified growers of genuine 6-years-grown Korean red ginseng. Most ginseng is mass-manufactured on farms outside of ideal growing conditions for much shorter periods of times, using lesser species of ginseng processed with less care. Korea Ginseng Corporation's CKJ brand of 6-years-grown Korean red ginseng is guaranteed to be grown for 6 years under strict quality control.