If you’re wondering ‘can I take ginger on an empty stomach?’, then you wouldn’t be the first or the last person to do so. There are plenty of reported ginger shot benefits that could be gleaned from taking the supplement on an empty stomach, so don’t worry! We’ll take you through what you need to know, from how many ginger shots you can take in a day, right the way through to why shots should be your preferred delivery method!
What is an Empty Stomach?
In order to understand how your body reacts to different foods and drinks on an empty stomach, it’s important to know what the definition of an empty stomach actually is.
You may think that the empty stomach sensation is something you associate mornings with. After all, it’s first thing in the morning that you will be furthest away from your last meal. However, as a general rule of thumb, an empty stomach can be defined as one hour before eating, or two hours after eating.
So that means your stomach might often be empty during the day – especially if you’re not one to snack between meals! Therefore, you might be curious as to whether or not you can drink a healthy juice shot on an empty stomach, either first thing in the morning or between meals when you’re feeling a hunger pang.
Liquid Lifestyle Supplements and Drinking on an Empty Stomach
The reasons why drinking healthy juices on an empty stomach can be a good thing, are actually the exact same reasons why drinking alcohol on an empty stomach is bad for you - i.e. because everything contained within the drink is absorbed much faster into the bloodstream.
Breaking Down the Biology of Drinking on an Empty Stomach
Generally speaking, the order you consume food in is the order in which it is processed by the body. That means if you eat a heavy meal followed by some ginger root or a ginger juice or tea, it will follow the food to be processed by the body and find itself in a sort of digestion queue.
During this ‘queue’, processed drinks such as juices begin to ferment. This fermentation process produces ethanol and other intestinal gasses, which can make the digestion process uncomfortable, leading to bloating and indigestion.
However, when you consume a fresh ginger juice or ginger shot on an empty stomach, the liquid will go directly to the intestine to be processed. This will mean the vitamins and minerals contained in your ginger shot can be absorbed by the body in as little as 15-minutes. This is great news for those looking for a healthy shot that will provide an almost instant nutritional benefit to the body.
Drinking a Healthy Shot is Better Than Gulping a Glass of Juice
It’s also important to know that drinking a healthy shot or slowly drinking a glass of juice is the best way to consume a healthy drink. This is because your saliva helps your body to properly digest juice, so you want to get a good ratio of saliva to juice. If you gulp down a huge glass of fruit juice then there will not be enough saliva to assist with the digestion process, which could, again, lead to bloating and indigestion.
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Benefits of Eating Raw Ginger on an Empty Stomach
One of the many purported benefits of eating raw ginger on an empty stomach is that it may help to treat upset tummies, having been used in ancient medicine for centuries. This is part of the reason why it’s such a popular healthy ingredient. The benefits of consuming these shots on an empty stomach means their ingredients can be delivered quickly and efficiently through faster intestinal absorption, helping you reap their goodness.
Even if you don’t manage to take one on an empty stomach, there are still plenty of benefits of fresh ginger.
How our Ingredients Work Together to Deliver Potential Ginger Shot Benefits
- Our shots contain fresh pineapple juice which contains a digestive enzyme called bromelain. This enzyme aids digestion by breaking down protein molecules into amino acids and peptides, helping you absorb the goodness of ginger.
- We also use piperine, which has been shown to improve the bioavailability of turmeric by 2000%.
- Lastly, we incorporate flax oil into our turmeric and ginger shots. This is because flaxseed oil is a source of fat, which improves the digestion and absorption of fat-soluble vitamins.
We pack our shots with not only the best ingredients, but also the best components to support their delivery. Plus, they taste really good.
However, sometimes less is more with these healthy supplements. Let’s look at the correct dosage you need to still receive all of the reported benefits of eating raw ginger on an empty stomach.
How Many Ginger Shots can I Take in a Day?
Ginger stimulates the production of bile in your stomach. This helps with the digestion of food, but on an empty stomach when you have no solid food to break down, this bile can rest in the stomach which, again, can cause some digestive discomfort.
Our ginger root shots contain 10% ginger root and we recommend taking just one shot on an empty stomach. This should enable your body to reap the benefits of turmeric, ginger, black pepper and more, without causing any stomach discomfort. Because our shot is packed with nutrients in an easily digestible, concentrated amount, you won’t overload your body with ginger and cause digestive upset.
If you’re looking to reap the benefits of raw ginger or turmeric, our Raw Turmeric & Ginger shots are the perfect choice. Whether you subscribe to a regular shot box, or just purchase them as a one-off to boost your health – you’ll love how taking one of our tasty, healthy shots each morning could make you feel!