Research has shown that consuming ginger, turmeric and collagen post-workout can be beneficial for our body.
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Ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties were found to reduce pain caused by exercise, after study participants took ginger supplements on a daily basis. It’s antibacterial properties will also help keep your immune system in check (which can come under strain when we exercise), whether you’re working out in a sweaty gym or exercising outside in the colder weather.
Turmeric’s bioactive substance Curcumin matches the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs, which can help promote muscle recovery and ward off post-workout aches and pains. Curcumin’s anti-inflammatory properties work by blocking NF-kB, a molecule that travels into the nuclei of your cells and turns on genes related to inflammation.
Collagen has shown to decrease joint pain and improve our physical ability when consumed daily. 73 athletes who consumed 10g of collagen daily for 24 weeks experienced a significant decrease in joint pain while walking and at rest compared to a group that did not take it.
Research has shown ingesting collagen, whether eating, supplementing or drinking it, stimulates the body to produce collagen on it’s own.
Collagen is a major component of muscle tissue, and supplementing with it can build muscle and burn fat. Collagen also contains glycine, an amino acid involved in the synthesis of creatine, which provides muscles with fuel needed to power through a workout, and stimulates muscle growth after exercise.