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10 Amazing Ginger Shot Benefits

A ginger shot is one of the best things you can put into your body. If you haven’t yet tried one, that needs to change! Ginger is way more than just a spice. Its healing powers have been known and used for thousands of years. Ginger shots are my favorite way to get a quick energy boost to get through busy days.

They have many more benefits like reducing pain, lowering blood pressure and speeding up metabolism. If you haven’t hopped on the ginger train yet, it’s time to change that. Here are ten ginger shot benefits:

Ginger Shot Benefits

➀ Boosts Your Immunity

Ginger is a potent antioxidant and helps fight toxins in your body. Taking a ginger shot cleans out our lymphatic system. The lymphatic system aids the immune system to get rid of waste, toxins and other unwanted materials. By keeping it clean, your immune system doesn’t have to work so hard and wear itself out.

➁ Natural Cold Remedy

When you feel like you might be on the verge of a cold, try a ginger shot. Ginger is one of the oldest cures for cold and flu. It will help you sweat out the toxins in your body. The shaogals and gingerols in ginger kill rhinoviruses, which cause cold in the first place. Whenever I’m feeling a little under the weather, I usually don’t waste any time. I reach for my secret weapon: GINGER SHOTS.

➂ Boosts Energy

My favorite benefit: Ginger is a real energy booster! It will improve your blood circulation and leaves you with clean feeling energy. Whenever I feel tired, I take a ginger shot and feel great afterward.

➃ Speeds Up Your Metabolism

Ginger shots not only help you to stay awake, but they also boost metabolism and may help your body burn more fat. Ginger causes your stomach to produce more acid. This acid turns on the metabolism inside the stomach, which leads to burning more fat.

Besides increasing your burned calories, it may also help you feel satiated, which makes cutting calories more manageable. If you are struggling to shed off those unwanted pounds, adding ginger shots to a balanced diet may help.

➄ Controls Blood Sugar Levels

Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels is not only crucial for your health, but it also affects your weight management and energy levels. One of the main reasons that you will crave sugars is that your body has trouble to maintain stable blood sugar.

Ginger shots help to regulate your blood sugar. So next time you are craving that candy bar, grab a ginger shot instead.

Ginger Shot Benefits

➅ Post-Workout Recovery

Can a dose of ginger help you recover faster after an intense workout? According to research, it can. Scientists recruited 74 adults and had them do intense exercises. In this placebo-controlled study, the ginger group experienced 25 percent reductions in muscle pain 24 hours after the workout.

To understand this study, we need to know that exercise produces oxidative stress in the body. Natural antioxidants, like ginger, can reduce this stress. Ginger shots will speed up your workout recovery and help your muscle tissues to heal faster.

➆ Lowers Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is one of the most common problems we face. Is there any single ingredient which might help fight it?

You guessed it; it’s ginger.

Ginger can prevent blood clots from forming in your arteries, which may lead to lower blood pressure. If you are using blood pressure medication, consult a physician before implementing ginger in your diet, as the root may drop blood pressure too low.

➇ Natural Hair Care

Believe it or not, ginger is also great for your hair. It’s widely used for bald spot treatment. Ginger contains magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, and vitamins, which are essential for healthy, shiny hair. It’s also rich in fatty acids, which help prevent thinning of your hair. On top of that, ginger will improve your blood circulation, ensuring faster hair growth.

Besides drinking ginger shots, you can also gently rub a mixture of ginger juice and olive oil (both in the same quantity)  on your scalp. Massage in circular motions and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then use a mild shampoo to wash it off. This treatment can be made once a week to get good results.

➈ Aids Digestion

Ginger is excellent for digestive health. It has muscle relaxant properties that help the food to pass through your system more efficiently. It also eases bloating and improves nutrient absorption.

➉ Pain Reliever

Ginger’s soothing properties are not limited to the stomach. As a natural anti-inflammatory, it has been used for thousands of years to cure pain. It may help relieve headaches, menstrual cramps, and nausea.

Do you have arthritis? Down that ginger shot. In this study ginger reduced pain and stiffness in knee joints by 40 percent.

How to Make Ginger Shots

If you have a juicer, ginger shots are easy to make. Peel the ginger, then put it into a juicer and collect the juice. I usually juice ½ lemon and 1 inch of ginger root, that’s it. You could also use ½ an apple or pear instead of the lemon. If you are making fresh ginger shots, it’s best to drink them right away.

If you don’t have a juicer, things are a bit more complicated.

How to make ginger shots without a juicer:

The only annoying part of ginger shots is the clean up afterward. These small shots really can leave your kitchen a mess. If you don’t have the time or the juicer to prepare it, try these ginger shots instead. They are organic, only have two ingredients and taste delicious. They come in different flavors, and I found them to be as effective as freshly made ones.

Ginger is an anti-inflammatory, immune boosting powerhouse. Add this magical spice to your life today and please share the results with me in the comments below. 

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44 Comments

  1. I love ginger. We have a native ginger powder, we call it ‘Salabat’. This article is so informative about its benefits and ways of preparing ginger. This is really helpful.

  2. Sam Frederiksen

    Nice post.

    I can see you listed a huge range of benefits. Most would be very useful for me as I have chronic fatigue and energy is a major issue. also I have high blood pressure another benefit.  What I a little concerned with is any side effects or reasons not to use like medications etc that may be effected by this.  I realise this may be beyound your scope, just thought I would ask all the same.  Thank you for your share

  3. This article was like a rollercoaster of amazing! I only ever use ginger for upset stomachs and the only kind of Ginger I used, sad to admit,  for the longest time was Vernors. Then my wife found Jin Jin’s! That being said I had no idea of all the other benefits! So I’m reading the article on getting excited and then I say to myself what that how do I make it LOL and then you post the tutorial and then I’m thinking to myself yeah but it probably tastes awful post a link to not awful tasting Ginger shots! Well done well done indeed

  4. Wow, I had not realized how many benefits that ginger can provide.  I am wondering how often I would need to have a ginger shot to reap all of these benefits?  I don’t particularly care for the taste of ginger, so is the taste altered when you add the lemon or apple?

    • Lemons and apples definitely alters the flavor and makes it easier to drink. I love the spicy ginger flavor, but if your beginning with ginger shots, it’s always best to start slow. I would star with maybe 1-2 ginger shots a week and work myself up from there. 

  5. Hi Phil – I love ginger and really enjoyed reading this post.  I knew ginger was good for digestion, but I had no idea about all of the other health benefits.  That’s truly amazing.  I have never tried taking a ginger shot before, but that definitely sounds intriguing.  I will give it a try.

    Thank you so much for this information.

    Michele

  6. Thanks for sharing this information.

    I graduated from BSc of Bioscience Technology and I definitely know the benefits of ginger. It is one of the best healthy vegetables for boosting our immunity. But it is my first time to hear that it can be made into a “shot”! Very interesting and I want to make one for myself at home. =)

    Great job!

  7. Dave Sweney

    This was an amazing post! I am an avid ginger fan and use it all the time for cooking, but never have I heard of ginger shots. The idea is grand though, and I will definitely be trying out the recipe and preparation process you recommend. Regarding the benefits, the 10 you mention are all the reasons I started using lots more ginger in the first place.

    Over the last 2 years, I get an average of 1-2 inches of the root into my foods somehow daily. Ranging from omelets to stews, I can always find a way to add some to recipes! It has made a tremendous difference in my health and I believe it is a major factor in staving off the advance of the Stage 2 skin cancer I have.

    I try to use as many such natural foods and spices as possible, more than just ginger, but I can say that the ginger I add to foods is a major piece of my regimen. It works. Since I like ginger, adding these shots will be another way to increase my intake.

    Thanks for the article, you have helped a dude out today! I urge others to take action on this excellent post and try preparing their own ginger shots! The 10 amazing benefits of ginger shots are just the start of what could be a healthier diet and better life. The more you look into natural foods, the more you see the advantages they offer…Thanks!

    • Hi Dave, that’s amazing! I have to admit I don’t use ginger very often for cooking, I only juice it. Adding it to recipes daily is probably the best way to integrate it into your diet. I truly believe in the healing powers of natural, organic spices and food. I’ve seen it in my own life, I feel so much better and rarely if ever get sick since I changed my diet many years ago. I wish you all the best and thank you very much for your story and kind words, I really appreciate it 🙂 

  8. Sandra ehinomen

    Ginger has so much powerful benefits in the body, from the hair to even the skin also, I like the fact that u explained in detail the health benefits of ginger shots. Some things were written which I just knew from your write up.I will start making ginger shot my self from now. Thanks for this article .

  9. The youtube video remind me of a childhood in Thailand when I go to the fresh market in the morning. That is the same method that they make a coconut milk. Did not know that you can do that with ginger as well lol. I love it when people are creative. It looks messy though, I am going to stick it to my juice. Do you know that you can make ginger tea as well and save it to drink for several days? I drink ginger tea everyday for heath purposes. Simply peel the ginger roots, cut them thinly or you can just cut it a bit bigger and muddle it until you can smell the aroma and boil it for 3-5 minutes. Do not boil it longer than that or all the nutrients will be gone. You can add some honey or lemon to it for the taste. However, I just drink it as it is, I love the taste 🙂 give my version a try and I will also try yours 🙂

    • Hi Nuttanee, thanks for stopping by. I do drink ginger tea, I usually buy tea bags or just add some slices to my warm lemon water in the morning. I’ll definitely give your version a try! 🙂 Thank you very much for sharing it with me. 

  10. Wow, this is a must read for everyone. People really need to get educated on the benefits of ginger. I have learnt so much from this article. Ginger reduces high blood pressure, that’s great. I will take it upon myself to rebroadcast this article to people so they can see the reasons why ginger is essential for the body.

  11. OK…wait a minute…hair loss, really?  I had no idea.  Assume for a moment, that I’m a 42 year old man with male pattern baldness (I’m not saying I am, I’m just saying let’s assume that for a minute).  Would this benefit me?

    I’ve only used ginger candy and gum for the occasional sea sickness remedy.  I had no idea it has many other uses.

    I’m a bit skeptical of the whole taste thing.  How bad is it really?

    I’m going to give your recipe a try (maybe the hair one too).  Let’s just say my metabolism could use a boost as well.  How often do you recommend the shot?

    Thank you,

    Scott

    • Well, it definitely won’t hurt you, it’s worth a try. The taste is really not that bad, especially if you’re adding apple juice or lemon juice to it. I love the taste, but I have to admit that I do know people who can’t stand it. Pure ginger juice is pretty spicy. 

      I’d start slow, just try if you like it and then I’d go for 1-2 times a week and work myself up from there.

  12. Chris Caldon

    I had heard of some of the benefits of Ginger but I had no clue there were as many as in your post! You did a great job breaking them down and explaining them in an easy to understand way. I have a couple roots of Ginger and lemon, I think I will make a shot now! Thanks!

  13. Hello and thank you for such a great post. I have never tried a ginger shot, but after reading of all the potential health benefits, I’m really interested! I do have a couple of questions, however. Is there any benefit to blending the whole root into a smoothie to get the fiber as well as the juice or would that really not work too well because of how dense it is? Secondly, I saw in the video, someone added a bunch of some other type of juice to fill up the glass. As I’m not sure I would like the taste of a straight up ginger shot, is there any detriment to doing that?

    • I’d definitely add apple juice or lemon juice to it, just for the flavor. There’s no detriment to it, especially if you’re juicing organic lemons and apples. You can also blend the whole root into your smoothies, it works really well. However, smoothies don’t give me the same energy bust that I get from juicing fresh organic produce. 

  14. This is a great post on the benefits of ginger and ginger shots. I did not know how many benefits ginger provides. I am interested in the anti inflammatory properties since I suffer from some joint pain. Thanks for recommending and instruction on making the shots! I will be sure to try this.

  15. Sujandar Mahesan

    Before reading this article today I had no idea that ginger had these many benefits to them. This article had everything I needed to know about ginger and its benefits.

    It is amazing how they boost up your immune system, control blood sugar level and a lot more. If not for this article I wouldn’t have known about this.

  16. The write up was just nice. I could remember how much I consume ginger these days. Each time I took it, I feel so much relief and lighter within me..

    Just as you explained, ginger actually has a lot of health benefits and it’s good for everyone. I drink ginger juice and I also use ginger to prepare stew for my rice. I don’t get sick as often and it boosts my immunity  so much. My parents also eat ginger and they are still very strong even at their age. I actually recommend ginger for everyone. Thanks for this beautiful write up with health tips.

  17. Really?! Controls blood sugar level and reduce blood pressure? Never knew ginger is endowed with so much health benefits. You have really tried putting up this post together. You have successfully educate me on the health benefits of ginger, which I had always seen as just another spice or ingredient for making food. More grease to your elbow. Great post, have a nice day

  18. I’ve heard a lot about the benefits of ginger to one’s health. Aside health benefits, as a musician, ginger goes a long way to improving one’s voice. I remember being in a band and having to take ginger shots weekly so as to improve my voice as part of the voice training process. I began to love ginger. 

  19. Great post, Phil, on the many benefits of Ginger Shots.

    While I do use ginger as part of my diet, I do not ingest enough of it. 

    I usually use it in my stir-fry meals and sometimes in my blender concoctions. I like your simple 2-ingredient idea. 

    Ginger and Apple, and Ginger and Lemon have my mouth watering already. 

    What other fruits do you add to it? Can it be blended with vegetables as well? 

    Can ginger be used every day in drinks and smoothies? 

    Does cooking, such as in my stir-frys, reduce its benefits? Thanks. 

    I see more posts that interest me. I will return for of these posts, as I am very interested in this subject area. 

    Paul

    • Sure, you can make fresh vegetable juices with ginger. However, for ginger shots I would go for a 2 ingredient ginger + fruit combination. I could think of pineapple, pomegranate, orange, kiwi … pretty much any fruit, the possibilities are endless. 

      Sure, you can drink and eat ginger every day 🙂 I also love turmeric, but be careful juicing it, turmeric really can leave your kitchen a mess. I do think cooking reduces the benefits, but it’s always better to add ginger to your diet by cooking than not adding it at all, so don’t worry 😉

  20. Wonderful post Phil! I have been using ginger for years. It has helped me so many times with digestion issues and things like the cold and even the flu. It’s truly one of nature’s best medicines. Although it can be an acquired taste, after some time I really found it to be enjoyable. I recently found some chewable tables that contain ginger that have really helped me out. I never saw the prepackaged shots that you discussed so I am definitely going to have to try those in the near future. Perfect time to do it with the cold weather here. Thank you for writing this!  

    • Thanks, Dan. For me it was the same. In the beginning I couldn’t stand the taste of fresh vegetable and ginger juice, now my body craves it. Chewable ginger tablets sounds great. I’m going to research it, thanks for the tip. 

  21. Jamiro Hazel

    Yes! Ginger is a very important root it is so beneficial for our health . Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory agent that can be used in our everyday life. I know a lot of people who shy away from ginger due to its very strong taste, but i am sure if they knew the benefits of this awesome food they would jump on it more quickly. Thank you so much for sharing with us, very useful information.

    • Thanks, Jamiro. I actually like the taste, but somebody who doesn’t can add more fresh lemon juice, it helps mask the stronger ginger taste.

  22. thank you for a very useful article about ginger for health

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