Ginger has a long history of use particularly as an aid to digestion since its ‘warming’ properties means it has a settling effect on the system. More recently ginger supplements have been recommended as part of joint care programs, alongside products such as glucosamine and fish oil.
At LAMBERTS, we use a standardised extract that has the active ingredients of ginger concentrated down to a dark rich paste that is dissolved into sunflower oil and supplied in capsules. Using this method ensures that the active constituents such as the gingeroles and zingerone are preserved. It takes over 14 grams of fresh ginger root to produce 120mg of ginger extract, the amount found in just one of our capsules! Each capsule provides 24mg of gingerols, which are volatile compounds that are easily lost if ginger is cooked, dried or crystallised. Very few supplements provide this level of gingerols, and in fact many do not even declare a level on the label.