Ginger root has been used for centuries for its medicinal benefits. Scientific studies attest to ginger having digestive, joint, and thyroid health benefits.
Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant
Can be useful for people with hypothyroid symptoms
Promotes balanced immune responses
Traditional calming remedy for the digestive tract
- High quality powdered ginger (Zingiber officinale)
Active ingredients include gingerols and shogaols
Suitable for those with multiple food sensitivities
- Take 2 capsules daily, preferably with food.
- 550mg dried ginger (Zingiber officinale) root
Cellulose (plant-based) capsules suitable for vegans
Manufactured without yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, corn, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients.
Why Dr. Ruscio, DC Recommends it
- With many years of traditional use, ginger is also backed by laboratory, animal, and some human clinical studies.
Ginger can be used as a support for patients with thyroid issues.
Has anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects.
Dried ginger has the highest and most consistent level of gingerol active ingredients.
Excellent safety profile - can be used daily.
What the Research Shows
- A 2022 randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial found that ginger supplementation improved symptoms in those with hypothyroid symptoms but normal TSH levels. Improved symptoms included memory loss, cold intolerance, weight gain, constipation, and dry skin .
Ginger may benefit some gastrointestinal complaints, for example dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome, but more research is needed .
One study of over 4,500 people indicated that ginger consumption may protect against heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes .
Daily ginger consumption may support the immune system, potentially helping to protect against chronic disease and minimize diseases such as the common cold or flu .
One meta-analysis of small studies 2015 review concluded that ginger is modestly effective for dealing with the inflammation caused by osteoarthritis .
- Studies suggest that the gingerols and shogaols in ginger are safe and effective in treating pregnancy sickness and as an additional treatment for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting .
How to Use it
To help control inflammation
More specifically, ginger combined with fish oil is part of an anti-inflammatory protocol that can be useful for those with thyroid symptoms or joint issues.
For digestive benefit
As an addition to probiotics for those with irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, nausea and other symptoms of gut imbalances and dysbiosis.
Ongoing for antioxidant benefits
As part of a dietary regime that can help protect against chronic disease, such as heart disease and other degenerative diseases.