Ginger Root Extract
What is this ingredient known for?
Ginger is commonly used to alleviate various types of stomach problems in traditional herbal medicine.
Why are we using it in Power BALANCE?
Function #1: Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties
The chemical components in ginger root extract have been found to have inhibitory behaviour on proinflammatory cytokines. As such, there are broad anti-inflammatory properties that t he ingredient provides.
Dugasani S, Pichika MR, Nadarajah VD, Balijepalli MK, Tandra S, Korlakunta JN. Comparative antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of -gingerol, -gingerol, -gingerol and -shogaol. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 2010;127(2):515-520. doi:10.1016/j.jep.2009.10.004
Grzanna R, Lindmark L, Frondoza CG. Ginger—An Herbal Medicinal Product with Broad Anti-Inflammatory Actions. Journal of Medicinal Food. 2005;8(2):125-132. doi:10.1089/jmf.2005.8.125
Function #2: Ginger has been shown to have anti-nausea effects.
Serotonin is known to stimulate nausea as one of its core physiological functions; increased production of serotonin, therefore, can potentially lead to feeling nauseated. There is significant clinical evidence that shows that ginger can be effective for preventing and curbing nausea.
Nanthakomon T, Pongrojpaw D. The Efficacy of Ginger in Prevention of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting after Major Gynecologic Surgery. 2006;89:7.
Bryer E. A literature review of the effectiveness of ginger in alleviating mild-to-moderate nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health. 2005;50(1):e1-e3. doi:10.1016/j.jmwh.2004.08.023
Why this form?
Power BALANCE uses a standardized ginger root extract.
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