Maximise your health

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A good diet and plenty of exercise are the key cornerstones to a healthier, happier life. However, there are some little additions that are worth incorporating into your life wellness pack.

When it comes to supplementing your diet to boost health, particularly joint health and the immune system, there are few things better than ginger and turmeric. 

Ginger may be having a bit of a moment as the supplement to know about but it’s not without good reason. For centuries ginger has been used in various ways and it’s believed to have a variety of benefits. It can help with digestions, ease nausea and is thought to boost the immune system. 

One of the most intriguing benefits is ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties.  A 2001 study (Altman et al) found that osteoarthritis patients (OA) with moderate-to-severe knee pain saw a significant reduction in knee pain on standing, after taking a ginger supplement for six weeks, compared with those taking a placebo.

The tuberous roots from the ginger plant widely used in cooking and you can consume ginger in a number of ways. It’s often used in homemade tonics, teas, supplements and, most recently, as an immunity-boosting shot. Get your ginger hit fresh, dried, in warming muscle rubs or as a supplement, such as ZinCuflex, a complex which also contains Vitamin C and curcumin.

 ZinCuflex, €19.95/30 capsules

ZinCuflex, €19.95/30 capsules

urcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric (another powerhouse supplement) and is thought to offer many health benefits too. In particular, it can be effective on inflammation, contributes to joint health and can help to keep joints flexible. It can be tricky to absorb Curcumin - but gingerols, the active ingredient in ginger can boost its bioavailability. ZinCuflex combines curcumin with liquefied ginger to give over 65x better absorption, and more effectiveness as a result.

You can find more information on ZinCuFlex here.