Ginger has long been used for medicinal purposes, just as it’s been used to perfume delicious dishes and drinks. It’s part of a larger family of foods and spices that have amazing health benefits in addition to tasting great. This, of course, includes the likes of cinnamon and cayenne pepper, both of which can offer benefits such as increasing your metabolism and lowering your blood sugar when consumed, as explained by Thorne.
Ginger, too, accomplishes similar results. According to Healthline, ginger’s many health benefits and medicinal properties include calming nausea, potentially promoting weight loss, the potential to lower your blood sugar, lessening your menstrual pain, and calming indigestion, among many others. Because of this, many have begun incorporating ginger into their smoothies, adding more ginger into their diets, and, naturally, drinking it in the form of immune-boosting shots.
Still, there’s one way to drink this superfood to get all of its health benefits that is better than the rest. Enter the ginger elixir, concentrates that you can add to any drink to reap ginger’s full benefits in a small quantity. One popular concentrate, for example, comes from Elix, whose Ginger Aide promises to settle upset stomachs, calm nausea and/or indigestion, lessen one’s inflammation, and soothe body aches.
Elix recommends using 3-6 drops of concentrate in your drink, with notable options being alcoholic beverages, smoothies, and tea, though any drink can be fortified with this elixir. What’s more, it promises to serve both as an anti-inflammatory agent and an anti-microbial agent, so you’ll be feeling your best in no time. Elix’s concentrate is vegan, gluten-free, organic, and ethically and sustainably sourced, so you can use it and feel good about it.
“Ginger is one of my favorite flavors and the fact that it is a healthy addition makes it even more enjoyable,” one review of the Ginger Aide reads. Another simply said, “Love it.” Ultimately, whether you try something new like this elixir is up to you, but for just $20 for a bottle that will last a while — you only need 3-6 drops per drink — it’s worth a shot. Plus, if you like ginger’s taste, it definitely won’t hurt. So, what are you waiting for?
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