Compelling research into the active compounds found in ginger - gingerols, shogaols and zingerone - is expanding the way we think about ginger. Its antioxidant properties and ability to support healthy inflammation correlates to various health benefits such as joint, heart, gut and metabolic health. Some of the fastest growing health concerns of consumers can benefit from ginger and its potential as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, digestive aid and its ability to facilitate recovery after strenuous exercise.
Numerous benefits in one herb
Ginger is widely recognized for its digestive health benefits, particularly as a digestive aid and nausea remedy. It also improves gastric emptying, increases nutrient digestibility, eases gastric discomfort, and reduces dyspepsia. Gingerol and shogaol stimulate digestive juices, such as gastric secretions, bile and saliva that break down food, reduce intestinal gas and move food through the digestive tract.
In addition to supporting digestive health, research shows that ginger supports and benefits overall health in other ways too. The main bioactive compound in ginger, gingerol, has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Gingever: High-Potency Ginger
Ginger has a long history of safe use and is one of the most widely used botanical supplements. It is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS). Gingever, a high-potency ginger extract by OmniActive Health Technologies, provides all the benefits of ginger in one small dose. It makes it easy for consumers to get the ginger they need to maintain good health and provides manufacturers a differentiated ingredient to capture new market opportunities in the growing ginger market.
Monday’s Great American Eclipse has magnified the important—and often times overlooked—topic of sunlight exposure on vision health. The cardinal rule for eclipse watching is, of course, do not look directly at the eclipse with naked eyes. The reason for this directive is called solar retinopathy. This is a condition that occurs when the sun’s intense light floods the retina and causes irreparable damage. However, an eclipse is not the only time during which the sun can damage the eye. Although the sun is most commonly associated with UVA and UVB radiation, within the spectrum of visible light emitted from the sun hides harmful high-energy blue light.
Exposure to digital screens and artificial light sources may be disrupting sleep patterns and affecting health.