It’s not just elite athletes that can benefit when it comes to ginger. As we mentioned earlier, ginger may help to benefit your everyday health in many different ways.
Support immune health
With its awesome levels of natural antioxidants, Ginger may help when it comes to immune health. By helping to lower inflammation1 in your immune system, it could boost your body’s ability to combat inflammation and keep your immune system healthy.
The potent anti-inflammatory compounds found in fresh-pressed Ginger may help to protect your body from damage by unstable molecules called free radicals. (Remember the gingerols we mentioned earlier? That’s what they do – along with paradols, sesquiterpenes, shogaols, and zingerone, all of which have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.) These could all help your body counter conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory gut disease and asthma.
We describe our Ginger Shots as the caffeine-free kick to keep you on top form – and here’s why. Fresh ginger benefits from being a great natural energy booster, because it’s great for improving blood circulation and balancing blood sugar levels. With ginger on side, you can avoid the crash, and skip straight to the burn.
Help with digestion
Stimulating digestive enzymes that help move food through the body, ginger has been shown to remedy, break down and get rid of gas more effectively.2
Ginger is regularly used as a natural treatment for stomach complaints, such as bloating and indigestion, but its compounds are also said to be a way to reduce nausea and vomiting3. It’s believed that’s because gingerol is known for helping food move through the body as well as suppressing muscle spasms – making ginger the easy queasy go-to when you’re feeling a little green.
Ginger can also be a real health benefit when it comes to managing menstrual pain1,4,5. Once again running to the aid of cramping muscles, ginger helps to suppress the production of chemicals that make the uterus contract, causing pain. Protective and warming, ginger may also help to stimulate blood flow and settle nausea…3,6 making it a trusted remedy to reach for in event of a hellish hangover.