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Does ginger ale have the same effect as taking a ginger supplement?

Does ginger ale have the same effect as taking a ginger supplement?

Yes: It is well known that ginger has anti-nausea properties --- ginger crackers, ginger chews, and even raw ginger can soothe a nauseated tummy. Ginger ale does have ginger in it, also, but it is wise to drink it slowly and at room temperature. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Ginger (Definition)

Human studies suggests that 1g daily of ginger may be effective for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness. In a small study of 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who took 1 gram of ginger every day for 4 days reported more relief from vomiting than those who took placebo. In a larger study of 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dosage of ginger felt less nauseous and did not vomit as much as those who received placebo. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before taking ginger, and should be careful not take more ...Read more


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Has anyody used ginger supplement? Why not eat it?

Has anyody used ginger supplement? Why not eat it?

Ginger: Ginger can be eaten. One of my sisters adored eating crystalized ginger. Ginger is an ancient chinese tonic used to calm the spirit and the stomach. ...Read more

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If I am taking saw palmetto can i also take ginger supplement?

If I am  taking saw palmetto can i also take ginger supplement?

Yes: Both saw palmetto and ginger have many proven health benefits and there is no reason to not take them. Herbal medicines are often combined, in fact there are many herbal formulas that contain a dozen or more herbs. It is rare for there to be 2 herbs that can not be taken together. ReL omeprazole, please see http://tinyurl.com/o6vr5sy and http://tinyurl.com/p88fxjm ...Read more

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Are ginger supplements safe to take daily to promote GI health and reduce inflammation?

Are ginger supplements safe to take daily to promote GI health and reduce inflammation?

Good for health: Good health supplement , essential ingredient in many asian cuisines for centuries , health benefits are well known in GI function , diabetes , hypertension etc. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ginger root, turnemic supplements and fish oil daily?

Is it safe  to take ginger root, turnemic supplements  and fish oil daily?

Yes: Not only is it safe to take these foods daily, it is beneficial and wise. See http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=72 and http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=78 and http://draxe.com/fish-oil-benefits-health/ ...Read more

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Other than ginger, what supplements can I take to promote a healthy GI tract, and perhaps help my swollen spleen to shrink ?

Other than ginger, what supplements can I take to promote a healthy GI tract, and perhaps help my swollen spleen to shrink ?

Depends: It depends on the problem you're having. Enlarged spleen is a consequence of the problem you're having, so without identifying it, it would be hard to suggest anything. Ginger is not curative. It may sooth upset stomach, but won't do anything for the liver or spleen. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take omega3 fish oil and ginger root supplements?

Is it ok to take omega3  fish oil and ginger root supplements?

Depends...: Fish oil can lower your triglycerides but increase your LDL (both components of cholesterol we look at) if you have issues with your cholesterol talk to your doctor to determine if this is okay for you. Ginger can have several drug interactions and has blood thinning effects, check with your pharmacist on other meds you're taking. If you have any bleeding disorders this may be unsafe for you. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more