May 31, 2010Pain relief
Ginger Offers a Unique Solution to Aches and Pains
Of course you know that KT Tape can reduce your muscle pain after a tough workout, but here at KT Tape we always like to see what else is out there in terms of non-traditional remedies. Now, scientists at the University of Georgia have proven that the a daily dose of ginger can ease the aches and pains suffered after heavy exercise. In an article published by the UK's Daily Mail, scientists say that "compounds in ginger work in a similar way to pain-relieving drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen. " Participants in the featured study consumed capsules containing two grams of either raw or heat-treated ginger or a placebo for 11 consecutive days. "On the eighth day they performed 18 extensions of elbow flexors with a heavy weight to induce moderate muscle injury to the arm. Arm function, inflammation and pain were assessed prior to and for three days after the exercise," the article says. The end result? Study participants consuming ginger experienced a 25 percent decrease in exercise-related pain.