In 2017, several Japanese companies successively launched functional foods mainly composed of black ginger polymethoxyflavones. Black ginger is a plant native to the ginger family and genus in Thailand. It was initially used to treat joint pain, but later research has confirmed that it also has the effect of accelerating fat consumption. In the following years, black ginger extract also rose rapidly and became a popular raw material.
What Is Black Ginger?
The rhizome of a flowering plant, Black Ginger looks just like regular ginger, until you cut it. Inside, this spicy root is a deep purple, almost black. When dried, it does take on a darker charcoal color. This is where it gets its name.
It has powerful nutrition components and health benefits as well.
The botanical name of black ginger is Kaempferia parviflora, which is indigenous to Thailand and a member of the Zingiberaceae or ginger family
Kaempferia parviflora rhizome has been used in more than a thousand years in Thai traditional medicine. This unique ingredient has been used for allergies, diarrhea, diabetes, allergies, impotence, and more.
The function of black ginger for weight loss mainly focuses on two aspects:
- Fat consumption during accelerated energy metabolism
The essence of gaining weight is that fat only comes in but not out, and both carbohydrates and fat can be stored as fat. However, the order of consumption is to consume carbon, water, and then fat. The two are in a competitive relationship, with one decreasing and the other increasing. Oxidation is inversely proportional, and there is one indicator that can help you test the composition of fuel in your body, which is respiratory quotient.
Respiratory quotient is the ratio of the volume (or number of moles) of carbon dioxide released and oxygen absorbed by an organism at the same time. The lower this ratio, the more fat is consumed. Experiments have confirmed that consuming an appropriate amount of black ginger extract can significantly reduce the increased respiratory quotient during mild exercise, and consume more body fat without losing muscle mass.
- Reduce abdominal fat and triglycerides
Research has found that polymethoxyflavones extracted from black ginger have the effect of reducing abdominal fat and triglycerides in the blood. In a clinical trial targeting men and women with a BMI of 24-30 kg/㎡ and without metabolic syndrome, they took polymethoxyflavones from black ginger, which reduced an average of 4.3 visceral fat and 9.5 subcutaneous fat after 12 weeks of continuous intake. Compared to those who did not take this ingredient, the total abdominal fat area decreased by 17.
Of course, the rapid rise of black ginger is not only due to its weight loss benefits
1.Laboratory and animal studies have shown results that black ginger has beneficial for treating allergic diseases, being a metabolic and anti-diabetic stimulant. Experiments in humans show black ginger has the potential to improve peripheral blood circulation, strengthen blood vessels and relieve edema symptoms.
2.The root of black ginger has antiplasmodial, anti-inflammatory and adaptogenic activity.
3.Black ginger also has an anti-allergy and antioxidant activity.
4.Anti-fungal and antimicrobacterial activity are also properties possessed by black ginger.
Black ginger extract is one of our company’s best-selling products and has always been very popular. If you are interested in purchasing, please feel free to contact us at any time.