Growing Body of Research Supports Pain Relief Benefits of Ginger Root
Los Angeles, California, July 15, 2010 — Reed’s, Inc. (NASDAQ:REED – News) (OTC.BB:REEDP – News), maker of the top-selling sodas in natural food stores nationwide, commented today on a recent study in the Journal of Pain that daily supplemental consumption of raw and heated ginger showed a 25% reduction in exercise induced pain in comparison to placebo.
Researchers at the University of Georgia performed two studies to examine the effects of daily ginger (raw and heated) consumption on muscle pain. The studies were identical double-blind, placebo controlled, randomized experiments conducted for eleven consecutive days involving 34 and 40 participants. The subjects in study 1 consumed 2 grams of raw ginger or placebo while subjects in study 2 consumed 2 grams of heated ginger or placebo. The participants performed 18 extensions of the elbow flexors with a heavy weight to induce moderate muscle injury to the arm. Both studies showed a 25% reduction in exercise induced pain by daily supplementation of ginger in comparison to placebo. In conclusion, the researchers stated that these results agree with other studies demonstrating that ginger is effective in reducing pain.
“We are excited about the growing body of research and studies that reach similar conclusions about the health benefits of fresh ginger root,” said Chris Reed, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Reed’s, Inc. “Since ancient times, natural healers have known about the powerful health properties of ginger. It is great seeing the traditional folklore being corroborated by modern scientific studies. Our Reed’s Ginger Brews are brewed directly from fresh ginger root. The least amount of ginger we use per bottle is 8 grams of fresh ginger. Our Extra Ginger Brew uses 26 grams. Besides our Reed’s Ginger Brews, which are available nationwide in natural food store and select supermarkets, we have launched ‘Reeds Rx’ line of ginger-based remedies for nausea and motion sickness in CVS and a growing number of grocery stores. This most recent Journal of Pain study supports other studies on ginger that continue to validate its medicinal benefits.”