What is Ginger Extract?
The scientific name for ginger is Zingiber officinale and it has become one of the most commonly used spices in the entire world. The most commonly used part of the ginger plant is the root. Even with the commonality of ginger, there is surprisingly little research done on the other parts of the plant and the majority of the research focuses on the roots, but as we’ll find out soon, there is a very good reason for this!
Ginger root is chock full of interesting volatile bioactive compounds, the main class of which are the gingerols and shogaols. Gingerol is oftentimes regarded as being one of the principal bioactives, however, the shogaols are also very important to the overall effects of ginger. Not only are these volatile compounds responsible for the interesting effects of ginger, they are also what give ginger its pungency and taste!
In addition to the gingerols and shogaols, ginger also contains a fairly wide range of terpenes which give ginger its interesting citrusy aroma. Some notable examples include citral which gives ginger its sharp lemon aroma and alpha-farnesene which further adds to the floral and citrusy aroma of ginger. These terpenes however may also contribute to the overall effects of ginger, and while we don’t standardize to these compounds, they likely exist to some degree in our ginger extract and may add to the overall effects profile.
Speaking of standardization, our ginger extract is standardized to a whopping 10% of gingerols and shogaol!
Ginger Benefits & Uses
- May help promote stomach comfort
- May help promote cognitive function
- May help support metabolic function
- May help support balanced oxidation and inflammation levels
Unique Health Benefits of Ginger
Ginger has a long history of use with many different cultures utilizing ginger for its array of ginger health benefits. Most likely native to southeast Asia, ginger was used as a spice, food, and supplement. Ginger was first used in ancient China and India and was brought to the Mediterranean region in the 1st century. Today, ginger is a common addition to teas, cookies, sodas and candy due to its delicious and soothing flavor. However, where ginger really shines, is in higher doses as a supplement!
Gingerol and Shogaol are two of the main constituents that make up the majority of ginger benefits. Gingerol is a key part of ginger and the primary source of the aroma associated with Ginger. Studies have shown that Gingerol helps to support balanced inflammation levels, balanced oxidation levels and cellular function. Shogaol, on the other hand, is a biologically active phenylpropanoid compound that works to promote cellular function and balanced inflammation levels and is formed during the drying process for ginger roots.
One of the first benefits that people often think of when it comes to ginger is how it helps to promote stomach comfort. Studies have shown that it can benefit the stomach in many different ways as it helps many people manage upset stomachs. Ginger achieves this by blocking a very specific serotonin receptor, the 5-HT3a receptor. This receptor underlies a lot of undesirable gastro intestinal issues, and thus blocking this receptor may offer relief of discomfort. Blocking this receptor may even help with motion induced discomfort, such as discomfort induced by traveling by car/bus or boat.
Ginger is also known to promote cognitive function and balanced inflammation levels. Some studies have shown that ginger may help promote cognitive function due to its ability to help support balanced neuroinflammation levels. Researchers believe gingerol and shogaol are responsible for this particular effect and that the benefits towards balancing inflammation levels extend to overall cognitive function.
Ginger Extract is standardized to a Minimum 10% Gingerols & Shogaols.
Ginger Extract Stacks
Cognitive Function Stack: Ginger Extract + OmegaTAU Capsules
Optimize cognitive function with both Ginger Extract and OmegaTAU Capsules working together! It doesn’t stop there, this pair also helps promote metabolic and cellular function!
Metabolic Function Stack: Ginger Extract + Immuse Capsules
Combine the benefits from Ginger Extract and Immuse to reap the ultimate benefits of two products working in harmony to promote gut health and GI comfort!
Balanced Oxidation and Inflammation Levels Stack: Ginger Extract + Rephyll Capsules
Support balanced oxidation and inflammation levels with this highly bioavailable stack with additional benefits to cognitive and joint function!
Ginger Extract Dosage
As a dietary supplement, take one 500mg Ginger Extract capsule daily.
Ginger Extract Reviews
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Where to Buy Ginger Extract
Nootropics Depot offers 60ct. and 180ct. jars of high quality Ginger Extract. Nootropics Depot’s Ginger Extract has been lab-tested and verified for both product purity and identity.
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