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Ginger root is an effective natural medicine, but it needs to be strong enough to be useful. GingerMax is a particularly effective concentrate of ginger, standardized to contain 20% ginger's key active compounds including gingerols and shogaols. We have seen excellent results with GingerMax with our patients, for motion sickness and nausea, circulation concerns and inflammatory arthritis. GingerMax is vastly more potent than ginger root tea, which is nice but requires many string cups to reach medicinal levels. As with all botanicals, we recommend taking GingerMax between meals. The dose for nausea and vertigo is 100-200mg. for arthritis 200-300mg. daily total. The active constituent gingerol is a relative of capsaicin and piperine which give chili peppers and black pepper their respective spicyness. When ginger is dried, gingerol's dehydration yields shogaols, which are about twice as pungent as gingerol. A balanced ratio of shogaols to gingerols may be an indicator of product quality.
Ginger root is a rhizome, originally used in China, other parts of Asia, West Africa and the Caribbean, and India. The pungent flavor of ginger is due to volatile oils including a mixture of shogaols and gingerols. Gingerols increase healthy motility of the gastrointestinal tract and have analgesic, sedative, antipyretic, and antibacterial properties. Hence ginger is classically used to ease nausea related to motion sickness, digestive upsets, after surgery, and during pregnancy, although pregnant women should use caution as ginger in high doses may raise the risk of miscarriage. Ginger is a sialagogue, aiding saliva flow, which makes swallowing easier, and a carminative for dispelling gas. We find ginger concentrate effective for motion sickness, benign positional vertigo, and Meniere's disorder. Ginger is also a circulation tonic, warming according to traditional Eastern medicine, and seems to improve blood flow. It is helpful for Raynaud's phenomenon, and may be valuable for cardiomyopathy. Both shogaol and gingerols reduced blood pressure in studies, and may prevent blood clots. Ginger can relieve menstrual cramps, maybe by enhancing pelvic circulation: it eased pain for more than 60% of women in research.For joints, there is strong evidence that ginger eases osteoarthritis pain, and gingerol can help rheumatoid and other types of inflammatory arthritis. Studies have found that ginger may lessen muscle pain and swelling, and we use it for fibromyalgia. For the respiratory system, shogaol has a strong antitussive (cough-calming) effect, and we often recommend ginger for cold along with garlic.
1 softgel provides: Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Root Extract standardized to contain 20% pungent compounds including gingerols and shogaols: 100 mg.
Other Ingredients: soy lecithin, gelatin, vegetable glycerin, and canola oil.
Free of: - This product does Not contain: artificial coloring, artificial flavoring, preservatives, paraben,egg, dairy, milk or casein, lactose, ingredients of animal origin, shellfish,tree nuts, gluten, wheat, yeast, salt, soy, sugar, corn.
Always take natural remedies under the supervision of your health care provider. Consult your healthcare professional before using ginger if you are taking blood thinners or medications for diabetes and high blood pressure, as ginger can lower blood pressure and sugar, and increase clotting times. Do not use if you have a bleeding disorder. Rarely mouth irritation or gas can occur with high doses of ginger above 5,000mg. daily. If you are pregnant or nursing only use under the guidance of your physician, as ginger may stimulate the uterus and raise the risk of miscarriage in high doses.
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