Ginger is a traditional Indian culinary spice that has been utilized in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. More recently, clinical studies have identified its significant effects on the human body. Both recent research and historical uses point to ginger’s support of digestion and gastrointestinal health. It may specifically support normal, healthy levels of bile within the GI tract. The research also shows that compounds in ginger called gingerols may help support normal, healthy levels of COX-2 (cyclooxygenase-2). COX-2 plays a critical role in the process that helps maintain a normal, healthy inflammation balance. Gingerols also act as potent antioxidants that help to neutralize free radicals in both water and fat-soluble forms, which may help protect many biochemical processes and cells. In addition to other affects, this may help support healthy joint function and mobility.