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What Are The Health Benefits Of Ginger?


You might be asking yourself, "what is ginger good for?" or "what are the health benefits of ginger?" Well, you can't talk about ginger's health benefits without talking about gingerol. Gingerol is a bioactive polyphenol found in ginger. Much like how caffeine is the compound found in coffee that gives you energy, gingerol is the compound in ginger that is believed to be responsible for much of ginger's beneficial properties.

 

Clinical studies have suggested that ginger:

1. May help settle the stomach and reduce nausea.

2. May help reduce muscle pain and soreness.

3. Ginger is a powerful antioxidant that may help reduce stress-related damage to the body and cells.

4. Ginger may help support the immune system by activating white blood cells called "T-cells" which play a large role in adaptive immunity. T-cells seek out and attack invading pathogens to keep the body functioning properly.

5. Ginger may help reduce blood sugar by inhibiting hepatic phosphorylase, an enzyme responsible for glycogen break-down. Blood sugar levels rise when glycogen breaks down, so inhibiting this enzyme may help with the rise of sugar levels.

6. Gingerol possesses strong anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

 

The above research also applies to the health benefits of ginger tea, the uses of ginger, and ginger shot benefits.

 

The Science

Ginger: An Overview. American Family Physician Journal.2007 Jun 1;75(11):1689-1691.

Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy-What’s New? Journal of Autonomic Neuroscience.2017 Jan; 202: 62–72.

A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect and safety of ginger in the treatment of pregnancy-associated nausea and vomiting. Nutrition Journal. 2014 Mar 19;13:20

Comparing ginger and vitamin B6 for the treatment of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy: a randomised controlled trial. Journal of Midwifery.2009 Dec;25(6):649-53

Ginger for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy: randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled trial. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.2001 Apr;97(4):577-82.

Pyridoxine for nausea and vomiting of pregnancy: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecolology.1995 Sep;173(3 Pt 1):881-4.

Effects of ginger on motion sickness and gastric slow-wave dysrhythmias induced by circular vection. American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology. 2003 Mar;284(3):G481-9.

Motion sickness, ginger, and psychophysics. Lancet.1982;1:655–7.

 

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

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