Actives

WHAT IS GINGER RESCUE?

Ginger Rescue is a dietary supplement for drug-free nausea relief and digestive support with active ginger compounds in a convenient and tasty chewable tablet for both adults and kids.

WHAT’S IN GINGER RESCUE CHEWABLE GINGER TABLETS?

Not all ginger is created equal. Research shows a number of active compounds in ginger are responsible for its potent effect on nausea and digestive distress. The amount of these helpful compounds varies, depending on ginger variety, origin, harvest and processing methods. Ginger Rescue contains freeze-dried ginger, which retains higher concentrations of the key active constituents. The Ginger People created a Ginger Actives Scale based on certified lab results so you know Ginger Rescue contains more than just great ginger flavor – it’s packed with active ginger power.
The Ginger Actives Scale compares Ginger Rescue with other competing dietary supplements containing ginger. Ginger Rescue has the highest active ginger compounds by weight of all brands tested.

Ginger Actives Rating Comparison+

Ginger Rescue – Strong 6/6
Ginger Rescue – Mighty Mango 5/6
Gravol Ginger Lozenges 4/6
Sea Band Mama Ginger Lozenges 2/6
Sea Band Anti-Nausea Ginger Gum 1.5/6
Airborne Chewables 1/6

+ Ratings based on Total Actives mg/gram as tested by Biogen Labs, Portland, OR

HOW GINGER ACTIVES WORK

Ginger contains over 100 bioactive constituents that have been scientifically analyzed. However, only a fraction has been researched extensively with regard to therapeutic effects. Findings to date suggest the key bioactive compounds in ginger responsible for the physiological activity related to nausea and digestion include gingerols, shogoals, and gingerdiols. Where many over-the-counter stomach remedies work only by blocking stomach acid production or absorbing stomach acid, ginger actives interact on multiple fronts: reducing inflammation, relaxing intestinal smooth muscle to keep food moving in the right direction, and fine-tuning the efficiency of neurotransmitters in the digestive process.

RESEARCH SUMMARY

Clinical studies and scientific reviews are ongoing. Some of the most reliable research on ginger’s effects on nausea and digestion is summarized here. Please consult your physician before using any nutraceutical, over-the-counter drug or prescription drug. These articles are provided for information only and are not intended to provide medical advice.

Comparison of the effectiveness of ginger and vitamin B6 for treatment of nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17621727

Motion Sickness, Ginger, and Psychophysics
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(82)92205-X/abstract

An overview of research on how ginger could be effective against a number of conditions.
Arshad H Rahmani, Fahad M Al shabrmi, and Salah M Aly. Active ingredients of ginger as potential candidates in the prevention and treatment of diseases via modulation of biological activities. Int J Physiol Pathophysiol Pharmacol. 2014; 6(2): 125–136.

The active compounds in ginger may help keep your digestive tract healthy by fine tuning how serotonin works.
Walstab, J., Krüger, D., Stark, T., Hofmann, T., Demir, I. E., Ceyhan, G. O., Feistel, B., Schemann, M. and Niesler, B. (2013), Ginger and its pungent constituents non-competitively inhibit activation of human recombinant and native 5-HT3 receptors of enteric neurons. Neurogastroenterology & Motility, 25: 439–e302. doi: 10.1111/nmo.12107

Ginger helps to keep the food you eat moving along at a healthy pace.
Wu KL, Rayner CK, Chuah SK, Changchien CS, Lu SN, Chiu YC, Chiu KW, Lee CM. Effects of ginger on gastric emptying and motility in healthy humans. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2008; 20: 436-440

When foods disagree with your stomach, ginger can help in a safe and effective way.
A. Giacosa, et al. The Effect of Ginger (Zingiber officinalis) and Artichoke (Cynara cardunculus) Extract Supplementation on Functional Dyspepsia: A Randomised, Double-Blind, and Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Volume 2015, Article ID 915087, 9 pages

Certain bacteria can cause stomach problems. Ginger can slow them down, which helps your stomach stay healthier.
Gaus K1, Huang Y, Israel DA, Pendland SL, Adeniyi BA, Mahady GB. Standardized ginger (Zingiber officinale) extract reduces bacterial load and suppresses acute and chronic inflammation in Mongolian gerbils infected with cagAHelicobacter pylori. Pharm Biol. 2009;47(1):92-98.

Stomach ulcers have a couple of common sources, but the active compounds in ginger can work against all of them.
Siddaraju MN1, Dharmesh SM. Inhibition of gastric H+, K+-ATPase and Helicobacter pylori growth by phenolic antioxidants of Zingiber officinale. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2007 Mar;51(3):324-32.

FAQ

How many milligrams of ginger are there in Ginger Rescue?
Ginger Rescue – Strong – contains 40 mg freeze-dried ginger (equivalent to 240 mg fresh ginger) and 8 mg spray-dried ginger (equivalent to 180 mg fresh ginger) per serving (2 tablets – 1.3 grams).
Ginger Rescue – Mighty Mango – contains 40 mg freeze-dried ginger (equivalent to 240mg fresh ginger) per serving (2 tablets – 1.3 grams)
What are the side effects of ginger?
Ginger has no reported serious or long-term side effects. Consult your physician before using any nutraceutical, over-the-counter drug or prescription drug.
Can ginger be combined with other medications?
Ginger is a food that has proven health benefits. Consult your physician before using any nutraceutical, over-the-counter drug or prescription drug.
How much ginger should I take?
Ginger is a food that has proven health benefits. Like any other food, consume in moderation. As always, consult your physician before using any nutraceutical, over the counter drug or prescription drug. This information is provided for information only and is not intended to provide medical advice.
For more research on the medicinal properties of ginger, go to the websites of these internationally known health authorities: Natural Standard, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, Mayo Clinic, National Institute Health, The Lancet

WHAT ELSE SHOULD YOU KNOW?

Ginger Rescue is GMO-free, gluten free, and suitable for vegans and vegetarians. The two varieties we offer, Strong for adults and Mighty Mango for kids, do not contain any artificial colors or flavors and are produced in North America.

The Benefits of Chewables

Easy to swallow, pleasant to eat: If you have a hard time swallowing pills, chewables are a good alternative. They typically taste good and are easy to eat. Ginger Rescue contains one gram of cane sugar per serving (two tablets). Why is this sensible? A little bit of sugar is a remedy in itself for a shaky stomach and is used in many over-the-counter nausea medications. Ever had flat soda for a tummy ache? Sugar is what did the work. The reason for this is because low blood sugar and nausea often go hand-in-hand, especially during pregnancy. Blood sugar gets too low and you get nauseated. Eat something with a little sugar – feel better! Also, a little sugar releases endorphins that make you feel good.
The act of sucking soothes the stomach: The act of sucking on something stimulates the production of endorphins (via suckling reflex/ vagus nerve stimulation) that can help with soothing an upset tummy, especially if that upset is due to a case of the butterflies. It’s akin to giving a child a sucker at the doctor’s office or giving a pacifier to a baby. This is just one benefit where a chewable wins out over a capsule.
Easy on the stomach: Chewable remedies enter the stomach partially broken down thanks to enzymes in your saliva that are produced during mastication. Capsules or tablets skip this step and can sometimes be difficult to digest.
Freeze-dried Ginger

The key ingredient in Ginger Rescue is freeze-dried ginger. This method of herb preparation is preferred by many experts as it allows for higher nutrient retention, less oxidation or damage to sensitive constituents and better flavor. Additionally, being a ‘whole-herb’ preparation as compared to an extract or oil where you may have just have a few compounds and the rest of the plant is not used, freeze-dried maintains the wisdom and integrity of the whole herb.

Learn more about the benefits of freeze-dried herbs from the studies linked below:
Comparison of drying methods and their effects on different herbs. “Oven drying caused greater reduction in the levels of phytochemicals compared to freeze drying. (Salunkhe, 1974).”
http://nutriweb.org.my/publications/mjn005/mjn5n12_005.pdf

While this study appears to be set out to disprove the alleged benefits to freeze-drying, it specifically references ginger and ginger appears to be one type of herb where this format of preparation is preferred (in the case of maintaining Gingerol levels) : “The oily phenylpropanoid derivative gingerol has also been studied. Freeze-drying of ginger (Zingiber officinale) did not decrease the levels of the pungent principle, gingerol (Zhang et al. , 1994”
http://www.academia.edu/1445141/The_effect_of_freeze_drying_and_its_implications_for_botanical_medicine_a_review

Key benefits of freeze-drying:
http://www.eclecticherb.com/products.freeze.drying.html

How the process of freeze-drying preserves and maintains active constituents:
http://futurebioticsorganic.com/the-whole-story/12

This information has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product in not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.