Ginger reduces pain after exercise

June 27, 2010

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By Dr. Mercola

Ginger may reduce the pain associated with muscle injury after exercising. This could offer athletes a natural pain reliever.

Both raw and heat-treated ginger reduced pain associated with muscle injury by about 24 percent.

According to NutraIngredients:

“The rhizome of the ginger plant (Zingiber officinale) is a rich source of antioxidants, including gingerols, shogaols, zingerones and other ketone derivatives … ginger’s pain reducing effects are biologically plausible with both in vitro and in vivo animal studies showing an effect of gingerols, shogaols, and zingerones on inflammatory compounds.”

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