Ginger’s positive effect on Metabolic Syndromes
A study from Japan has tested analogues of ginger extracts to measure their effects on metabolic syndrome.Mice were fed a high fat diet, either with or without the extracts. Magnetic resonance imaging was used to measure adipose tissue.
Mice who were fed high fat diets and the ginger extract analogues were found to have reduced body weight gain, fat accumulation and circulating levels of insulin and leptin.
For this reason, ginger is an important herb to consider with any digestive formula.
Okamoto, M (et al), Synthesis of a new -gingerol analogue and its protective effect with respect to the development of metabolic syndrome in mice fed a high-fat diet, J Med Chem, 2011 Sep 22;54, 6295-304.