Ever wonder why school nurses keep ginger ale close by?
Both healthy and delicious, ginger is often used to aid digestion, fight nausea, and combat the flu and common cold. Ginger is also known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
Keep reading to explore the health benefits of ginger!
Lower Blood Pressure:
Recent studies suggest that not only do the chemical compounds in ginger lower blood pressure, but the root can also prevent blood clots from forming in arteries and blood vessels.
When paired with medication, ginger acts as a vasodilator (or expands your blood vessels), increasing blood circulation and reducing overall blood pressure.
Ginger has been proven to be highly effective against nausea, according to studies. It has an extensive history as a remedy for seasickness.
Ginger has been given to cancer patients going through chemotherapy to help relieve post-surgery nausea and vomiting.
Pregnant and experiencing morning sickness? Ginger has you covered, as ginger might be its most effective when treating pregnancy-related nausea.
A natural oil contained in ginger, gingerol, has powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
Studies show that consuming 2 grams of ginger per day, for 11 days, can significantly reduce muscle pain.
Studies have also shown that consuming ginger can both have an immediate impact while also providing effective, long-term relief by reducing day-to-day muscle pain.
In 2015, scientists conducted a study of 41 type-2 diabetes patients and the effects of ginger on their blood sugar. Patients were given two grams of ginger powder per day, lowering their fasting blood sugar by 12%.
This same study also showed that the ginger drastically improved HbA1c, which is a marker for blood sugar levels in the long term, by 10% over a 12 week period.
Chronic indigestion, often indicated by reoccurring pain or discomfort in the upper portion of the stomach, is frequently caused by delayed emptying of the stomach.
Ginger has been shown to assist those with chronic indigestion by speeding up the emptying of the stomach.
In a study, consuming 1.2 grams of ginger powder before a meal sped up the process of emptying the stomach by 50%.
Science & Specifics:
When consuming ginger, you likely notice its unique smell and taste. Both unique features are caused by the natural oils ginger contains, including the bioactive compound gingerol.
Gingerol leads to many of the medicinal impacts of ginger discussed in the article above. For example, studies have shown that gingerol has incredibly beneficial anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
How should I consume ginger?
KILL CLIFF Recover is a post-workout beverage loaded with plenty of ginger, ginseng, B Vitamins, a specialized blend of plant extracts, enzymes (both natural anti-inflammatories), and electrolytes to support hydration to help you get back to full speed.