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|Servings: 90 caps.|
Now Foods Ginger Root Extract is a dietary supplement, in the composition of which there is a highest-quality extract from ginger, standardized for the content of gingerols – unique chemical extracts with high pro-health potential.
The preparation is recommended especially to improve the work of the digestive tract and prevent cardiovascular diseases. At the same time, it is one of the most popular natural means to alleviate nausea and reduce burdensome symptoms of travel sickness. Because of strong analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects, it also works well in bone and joint inflammations. The newest scientific studies confirm the positive influence of ginger extract on the level of testosterone and male fertility.
Ginger (Rhizoma Zingiberis) is a popular plant mainly used as a spice and appreciated because of its taste. Rich chemical composition allows to use ginger rhizomes also for therapeutic purposes. Gingerols are considered to be the most pharmacologically active compounds, which resemble capsaicin in their structure and activity. They are the cause of the characteristic, spicy taste of ginger. A huge therapeutic role is also played by aldehydes: 6-shogaol and 6-paradol.
The improvement of digestive system work
Ginger supports gastric-intestinal mobility. It has a positive influence on the time of emptying the stomach and stimulates gastric activeness (spontaneous stomach movements which support digestion).
Ginger stimulates the secretion of gastric juices, facilitating at the same time the process of digestion. Additionally, it facilitates the assimilation of nutrients from food. It prevents loose esophageal sphincter (LES), thanks to which it minimizes the risk of heartburn.
Ginger positively influences the condition of the intestines and may lower the risk of developing colorectal cancer.
Natural antiemetic drug
In traditional folk medicine ginger is commonly used as a well-known means counteracting nausea and vomiting. It alleviates the symptoms related to travel sickness and seasickness. It may be also used by pregnant women to reduce morning sickness. It counteracts vomit, which is a side-effect of chemotherapy in oncological patients. It inhibits nausea and vomit after surgeries with general anesthesia.
Cardiovascular diseases prevention
Ginger supports cardiovascular system in several ways. It reduces the production of thromboxane and fibrinogen – the main pro-thrombotic substances and additionally it prevents platelets aggregation. Thanks to this, it minimizes the risk of strokes and heart attacks.
6-shogaol contained in ginger has the ability to lower excessively high blood pressure. In the research on rodents the effectiveness of ginger extracts has been proven to regulate the strength of contractions of atriums of the heart.
Ginger contributes to the improvement of lipid profile. It lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels, which have an important contribution to the development of atherosclerosis.
Analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect
Ginger is often recommended as a natural remedy for rheumatic problems and pain in joints caused by inflammation. The compounds isolated form its root have the ability to interact with TRPV1 receptors. Thanks to this, ginger effectively alleviates pain symptoms.
Gingerol and 6-paradol contained in ginger demonstrate strong anti-inflammatory properties and their effectiveness in inhibiting inflammations and pain is comparable to the effect of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The mechanism of operation of these compounds is based on inhibiting the activity of cyclooxygenase enzyme (COX).
It has been proven in numerous studies that highly cleansed and standardized extracts from ginger have important influence on lowering the symptoms of bone and joint inflammations.
The results of the studies show that antioxidant effectiveness of ginger extracts is comparable to the strength of ascorbic acid (popular vitamin C). Additionally, the compounds contained in ginger stimulate the activity of natural antioxidant enzymes in the organism – superoxide dismutase, catalase and glutathione. Ginger also considerably lowers lipid peroxidation, which is a key process in the pathogenesis of many diseases.
Benefits for men
Ginger has androgenic effect and may be used in order to increase testosterone level. The promising results have been presented in the clinical studies carried out on infertile men. After 3 months of supplementation, testosterone in blood serum was increased by 17,7%.
Ginger supports male fertility and contributes to the improvement of sperm parameters. It exhibits high effectiveness in lowering the number of sperm cells with massive DNA fragmentation (their large number means that the fertility value of sperm is low). It also positively influences sperm cell viability and the volume of ejaculation.
Ginger is recommended to men suffering from erection disorders which are the consequence of diabetes. It has been proven in many studies that regular supplementation of ginger improves sexual functions in diabetics.
Summing up, Ginger Root Extract is a supplement with a wide spectrum of applications. It effectively supports pain therapy and treating inflammations of joints and in certain cases it may even replace synthetic drugs. When used regularly, it may minimize the risk of cardiovascular diseases. It helps to deal with gastric-intestinal ailments. It is an exceptionally effective drug for nauseas and vomiting.
Ginger is characterized by very low toxicity, therefore it is perceived as a safe substance and the risk connected to its application is close to zero.
A standard dose is 500 mg up to 3 times a day. It is best to divide the dose into a few portions and take at a few hour intervals.
The preparation is safe and generally well-tolerated. It should not be taken on an empty stomach – etheric oils contained in ginger may irritate gastric mucosa. The recommended dose should be taken with a meal.
Now Foods is a company with years of experience in the industry that offers a wide range of nutrients and dietary supplements. Brand is known for its high-quality products designed for hair and nails and supplements supporting the immune system. The offer includes the antioxidant supplements, antibacterial supplements, reducing appetite supplements, products supporting the reduction of body fat and improving digestion. All products are made from natural ingredients.
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|per 1 capsule||amount||%DV|
|Ginger Extract (Zingiber officinale) (Root) (Standardized to min. 5% Gingerols)||250 mg||*|
|Ginger Powder (Zingiber officinale) (Root)||225 mg||*|
Cellulose (capsule), Stearic Acid (vegetable source), Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source) and Silica.
Gingerols - contained in the ginger rhizome active ingredients are derivatives of phenylpropane. Anti-inflammatory, diaphoretic, warming and regulating the digestive system and digestive tract. They are an antioxidant that reduces oxidation of LDL cholesterol and the building-up of atherosclerotic plaques, lower blood pressure. They also are used in the supplements for the reduction of body fat. When combined with glucosamine, chondroitin and curcumin allow for the regeneration of joints. In the In the sports supplementation they are used for their anti-inflammatory potential, facilitating treatment and rehabilitation after injuries of motoric organs.
Dosage: 10-20 mg per day.
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