Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a tropical flowering plant whose fragrant underground stem, or “rhizome” – known as ginger root or just ginger – has been widely used for centuries as a spice as well as an alternative medicine.
The main bioactive ingredient in ginger is gingerol. It is chemically related to capsaicin (the main bioactive ingredient in chili peppers) and piperine (the main bioactive ingredient in black pepper).
Gingerol has been extensively studied and is known to potently neutralize harmful free radicals and help support healthy inflammation levels in the body.
However, more recent studies suggest that another bioactive family of naturally occurring compounds in ginger known as shogaols may have even more potent activity relative to gingerol and related compounds.
Modern day usage of ginger includes being used to ease nausea as a result of motion sickness, chemotherapy, and pregnancy; and to lower pain and stiffness associated with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, among many other heath-related uses.
Ginger strengthens the immune system because it helps to break down toxins in the body’s organs, thereby cleansing the body’s lymphatic system. In this way ginger prevents the accumulation of toxins in the body that increase susceptibility to infections, especially in the respiratory system.
Ginger also has been shown to help support memory, along with other brain functions.
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take two capsules one to two times per day with water.
1 Capsule contains 540 mg Ginger Root (Zingiber officinale)
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Rice Powder