- Fermented product
- Category: Digestion & Gut flora
- Category: Heart & Blood vessels
- 200 mg of Ginger Root & 150 mg of Perilla
- 60 capsules
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Fermented ginger by Dr. Mercola
Fermented Ginger is a unique and new product. Per capsule it contains a combination of 200 mg of biologically fermented ginger root and 150 mg of the leaf extract of the herb Perilla frutescens. Ginger enjoys a number of health claims that await approval by the European Commission, including beneficial effects on the digestive system, the immune system and heart and blood vessels.
Supplemented with patented Benegut®
This product’s two core ingredients form an ultimate synergy. In addition to fermented ginger, this formula contains a patented and standardized Perilla leaf extract: Benegut®. Perilla frutescens, also known as the beefsteak plant or Japanese basil, is related to mint and is mainly found in China, Korea and Japan. Benegut® is standardized on Perilla's main active ingredient, Vicenin-2, on rosmarinic acid and a special flavonoid. Traditionally, this herb is often used for the same applications as ginger. Benegut® Perilla Extract is well documented.
- Synergistic combination with powerful effect
- Ginger supports digestion*
- Ginger supports proper stomach function*
- Ginger supports a good intestinal flora*
- Ginger provides energy to fight fatigue*
- Ginger supports the immune system and has antioxidant effects*
- Ginger contributes to heart health*
- Ginger contributes to normal blood sugar levels*
- Excellent absorption in the body owing to fermentation
- Contains no soy or gluten; GMO-free
* = Health claim pending European Commission approval
Digestive and intestinal problems are common in modern Western society. Issues such as stress, bad dietary habits, genetic predisposition, (over)sensitivities to food or to food additives can all play a nefarious role. Digestion can also be affected during travel. For a long time ginger root has played an important role in various ailments in Eastern, but now also Western, traditions. And that's for a reason: the beneficial effects of ginger are well documented. Roman traders originally brought ginger from Arab countries to Northern Europe. Here it became the most popular spice during the Middle Ages.
Target groups and use
For various reasons women are up to six times more likely to have abdominal complaints. Abdominal complaints or morning sickness may develop during pregnancy. Women therefore often choose this product. Dr. Mercola’s fermented ginger offers solid support for everyone on a daily basis, including during travel or staying abroad.
Bioactive compounds in the ginger root
The most valuable part of ginger is the root, or rhizome, that grows underground. The oily resin in this root contains many bioactive compounds, including 6-gingerol, 6-shogaol and 6-paradol. During drying, 6-gingerol is converted into the more active 6-shogaol, a compound found in very low concentrations in fresh ginger. The compound 6-paradol is the stable, bioactive metabolite of 6-shogaol. This final metabolite evidences the most activity of all three compounds.
Immediately usable, active 6-paradol
When dried ginger reaches the lower intestines after consumption of dried ginger, 6-shogaol naturally ferments into the more bioavailable 6-paradol. However, this does not happen optimally for everyone. With ginger that has been fermented beforehand, and where 6-gingerol has already been converted into 6-paradol, the body no longer has to make this conversion itself. It can therefore use the active ingredients directly.
The benefits of fermentation
Dr. Mercola has extensive experience working with fermented ingredients. Fermentation optimizes the benefits of a plant substance and changes its nutritional value. For example, fermentation helps to pre-convert ingredients, increase certain nutrients, improve the biological accessibility of minerals, increase the biological
availability of antioxidants, and to facilitate the creation of unique metabolites.
Is it suitable for vegetarians?
Not all Dr. Mercola products are suitable for vegetarians. Capsules often contain gelatin. As a vegetarian you can safely use drops, bars and whey. If you are looking for supplements especially made for vegetarians or vegans, do visit the separate category on our website. Make sure to look at the product description.
About Dr. Mercola
With his website www.mercola.com, physician-osteopath Dr. Joseph Mercola has been informing people about natural health as far back as 1997. Mercola is a true pioneer in this field: he strives to transform the current medical paradigm via his holistic view on people and health. Healthy nutrition, exercise and supportive supplementation occupy a foundational place in his approach. Mercola also developed a superior-quality dietary supplement line: Dr. Mercola. Dr. Mercola’s unique products are of very pure origin and show high bioavailability.
Take 1 capsule per serving twice a daily.
|Amount per serving||% DV|
|Organic fermented ginger root powder||200 mg||**|
|Perilla (Perilla frutescens) leaf extract||150 mg||**|
** % Reference intake not established.
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