Alongside oregano, ginger is the number one mindless secret weapon for improving your skin and supercharging your health. It’s extremely cheap to use, yet tasty, versatile, harmless, and full of different benefits.
Firstly, ginger root tackles acne and skincare woes on all fronts. It’s incredibly rich in antioxidants, featuring every phytonutrient of the raw ginger root in a highly condensed form. Some of these antioxidants are unique, including gingerols, paradols and shogaols.
Secondly, ginger is a powerful remedy for chronic inflammation, and this is believed to be thanks to the gingerols and shogaols. Eat ginger root daily and you can slay the two biggest villains behind acne, making it one of the most overlooked foods for clear, glowing and healthy skin.
Ginger is also incredible for brain health, being known to improve your memory, attention span, and cognition. One study even found that daily ginger consumption could increase bloodstream testosterone levels by 17.7%. The result? Enhanced athletic performance for cyclists, swimmers, bodybuilders or weightlifters, and improved sexual health for men and women.
The final benefit is of course ginger’s amazing taste, which is perfect for spicing up homemade recipes without the teeth-rotting, acne-causing nightmare of sugar.
But which is the best brand? You can choose either a bottle of capsules or a bulk bag of powder, and today, we’ll discuss the greatest brands available.
Before we begin, always watch out for side effects. They’re nearly unheard of, but can include heartburn and stomach aches. Discontinue supplementation if you notice them. For a shortcut, Oregon’s Wild Harvest and Pure Synergy are the best brands here for a bottle of capsules, while Anthony’s Goods is the ultimate bulk bag of powder.
Let’s get started:
One – Oregon’s Wild Harvest
This ginger contains a powerful dosage of 500mg per capsule, easily enough to flood your body with antioxidants. The ginger itself is organic, grown by farmers without usage of any toxic pesticides or herbicides, and in fields which are free from toxic heavy metals like cadmium. Oregon’s Wild Harvest is actually certified organic, by the reputable Oregon Tilth.
The additives list of this ginger is also pure, reading “organic pullulan capsule and nothing else“. There’s no magnesium stearate, corn flour or maltodextrin in sight.
Oregon’s Wild Harvest is also quite affordable for an organic ginger brand, while the bottle contains 90 capsules for a 3 month supply, or a 45 day supply if you double the dosage. It also succeeds with its manufacturing process, being made in the USA. This ginger has no downsides whatsoever.
Oregon’s Wild Harvest is perfect for a convenient bottle of raw ginger capsules.
Amazon link: Oregon’s Wild Harvest Organic Ginger.
Two – Anthony’s Goods
Our first big, bulk bag of raw ground ginger. This bag contains a large 1 pound supply of ginger, lasting for 3 months if you use a full teaspoon daily and even longer if you use a small amount. The ginger is confirmed to be sourced from organic farms in India, while the product is packaged in the USA.
With Anthony’s Goods, you get a pure and true ginger powder, not a diluted substitute from the industrial wastelands of China. Like every bulk bag here, Anthony’s Goods is certified organic. The BPA-free bag bears the green and white seal, meaning that the ginger within is pesticide-free herbicide-free, heavy metal-free, and chemical free full-stop.
There’s only one ingredient in this – organic ginger root (zingiber officinale) powder. Anthony’s Goods even has a 30 day refund guarantee.
The advantage with a powder is that you can use the ginger in whatever recipe you want. One idea is to add ginger to a recipe for homemade chocolate, using raw cocoa and honey as the sweetener, for the ultimate acne-clearing snack. What’s more, powders are particularly great value for money, as just 2 grams a day will flood your skin and brain with antioxidants. I personally favour a bulk bag of powder because of this affordability, but the choice is yours.
Anthony’s Goods is one of a handful of perfect, organic bulk ginger powders.
Amazon link: Certified Organic Ground Ginger Root.
Note that the link above takes UK readers to Food To Live, another certified organic bulk ginger brand.
Three – Pure Synergy
Firstly, Pure Synergy meets all of the usual requirements, being pure and expertly formulated. Like Oregon’s Wild Harvest, its only additive is a pullulan vegetable capsule, which is certified organic. Pure Synergy uses a special SuperPure® Processing extraction method, with guaranteed freedom from toxic chemicals and solvents.
The entire product is even certified organic by the USDA, to guarantee its purity, a rare occurrence for a bottle of ginger capsules. Each bottle bears the glorious green and white organic seal; you can be sure that there’s no fraud here.
The overall dosage of ginger, meanwhile, is 425mg per capsule, with the bottle containing a lengthy supply of 60 capsules. As for the special feature? Pure Synergy is standardised to contain a guaranteed 25mg of gingerols and shogaols per capsule.
The imaginatively named gingerols are behind ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties, while shogaols are also anti-inflammatory, and particularly promising for memory and cognition. All raw ginger capsules and powders will contain these miracle substances, but with Pure Synergy, high levels are guaranteed.
Pure Synergy is an extra special ginger supplement, to take your skin to the next level.
Amazon link: Pure Synergy Organic SuperPure Ginger Extract.
Four – Organic India
The name Organic India sums up this product perfectly. Firstly, the raw ginger powder is sourced from natural farms situated in the heart of India, the homeland of the ginger root, while the product is packaged and finalised in the USA.
Secondly, the ginger is grown and harvested without using any pesticides or herbicides, earning it a glorious organic certification. Organic India is officially certified by the USDA; it isn’t a product which claims to be “natural”, but doesn’t specify what that really means. Nor is it a brand which is covered with a giant sticker reading “organic” when it arrives on your doorstep, but without mentioning who gave them the certification.
With Organic India, you are getting a guaranteed, all-natural ground ginger root, and the rest of the specification are perfect. The capsule count is a 6 month supply of 180, while the dosage is 350mg per capsule. That’s lower than Oregon’s Wild Harvest, but enough to make a difference.
The only additive is the harmless vegetable pullulan capsule. This brand doesn’t even contain rice flour, and suspicious additives like magnesium stearate, corn flour, and maltodextrin are absent. A final advantage is Organic India’s 30 day refund guarantee.
Are you tired of pimples, and a sluggish mind? Organic India may be the supplement for you.
Amazon link: Organic India Ginger, 180 Count.
Five – Blue Lily Organics
Another top quality bulk bag of raw ginger powder. Like Healthworks, this ginger is sourced from an organic farm in the heart of India, an island of natural and pesticide-free goodness among a sea of contaminated products. It’s packaged in the USA, and bears the USDA organic seal once more.
Blue Lily Organics is also a reliable brand, selling an excellent ashwagandha product. This is a 1 pound bag, perfect for daily consumption and spicing up homemade recipes for months.
There’s isn’t much difference to Healthworks, but that’s because they’re equally perfect. The purity and authenticity is evident after reading the reviews, which describe the taste as “pungent and tasty“, and “fragrant and spicy“, exactly how raw ginger root should be. It’s the unique antioxidants which provide the ginger root’s flavour, so the more flavoursome the better.
The price is also equally cheap and affordable, while Blue Lily Organics explicitly rejects all chemical pesticides and artificial additives.
Blue Lily Organics is one of the purest raw ginger powders in the world.
Amazon link: Blue Lily Organics Organic Ginger Root Powder Organic.
Six – Vimerson Health
Vimerson Health contains 60 capsules, each containing 655mg of nutritional goodness, but each one contains 500mg of turmeric, 100mg of ginger, 50mg of a standardised turmeric extract, and 5mg of BioPerine.
Why is this such a great combination? Turmeric is renowned for its health benefits, being among the most anti-inflammatory foods, let alone spices, known to mankind. It’s also extremely rich in antioxidants, but with a different profile to ginger, while also having promising benefits for Alzheimer’s disease. Combining these two spices is an unpredictable but promising experiment.
Specifically, the ginger root is non-standardised, simply being a raw extract. 500mg of the turmeric is raw, but the 50mg extract is standardised to consist of 95% curcumin, the main medicinal compound. The BioPerine, meanwhile, is included to massively enhance the absorption.
The additives list is also pure, with only vegetable cellulose and rice flour being included. The product is packaged in the USA, while Vimerson Health is explicitly free from any soy or GMOs.
Vimerson Health is a promising combination of high quality ginger and turmeric.
Amazon link: Vimerson Health Turmeric with Ginger.
Seven – Terrasoul Superfoods
Terrasoul Superfoods is once again pesticide-free, herbicide-free, and grown in natural fields without any heavy metal contamination caused by dodgy farming practices used in decades gone by. This is an organic ginger, officially certified by the USDA and bearing the seal.
Terrasoul Superfoods is even tested in a laboratory, to guarantee purity and potency. The ginger itself is carefully selected for its freshness and quality.
Terrasoul Superfoods is also particularly affordable, without sacrificing any quality or ginger itself, with a dense 1 pound bag. If you ever need an organic spice or powder of prestigious quality, Terrasoul Superfoods should be a default, with their camu camu powder, ashwagandha and maca root being amazing. Their ginger is no exception.
Another advantage is a 30 day refund guarantee. Finally, Terrasoul Superfoods is manufactured in the USA, with the ginger itself being sourced from India.
Terrasoul Superfoods is another perfect bulk bag of ginger powder.
Amazon link: Terrasoul Superfoods Organic Ginger Powder.
Eight – Pure Mountain Botanicals
A ginger supplement with no gimmicks, but every feature you need. Pure Mountain Botanicals has a pure ingredients list, with only modified vegetable cellulose as the additive. The bottle contains 90 capsules, while the dosage is a strong 500mg.
Pure Mountain Botanicals even confirms that the vegetable cellulose itself is sourced from pine trees. Like Pure Synergy, the ginger is sourced from India while the product is packaged in the USA.
Pure Mountain Botanicals is a reputable brand too, guaranteeing its freedom from fraud. How common is fraud in the ginger market? It’s about average on the fraudometer for a herbal supplement, which is to say that the risk is great.
Recent investigations have discovered that products are routinely and intentionally adulterated with substances such as sago (palm starch), rice, turmeric, and even sulphuric acid. Turmeric is obviously healthy, but when your goal is to find a pure ginger powder, you’d rather it be far away.
The main purpose for this fraud is economic gain, and with poorly produced products, there’s also unintentional adulteration, with fertiliser spillover and insects being detected in some gingers. Industry experts have claimed that these practises are common with spice manufacturers, making organic ginger optimal, and a reputable brand mandatory. Finally, Pure Mountain Botanicals is covered by a no questions asked money-back guarantee.
Pure Mountain Botanicals is a solid and reliable ginger supplement brand.
Amazon link: Ginger Capsules by Pure Mountain Botanicals.
Nine – Healthworks
Healthworks is another 1 pound bag of organically grown ginger powder. It’s certified organic by the USDA, grown in India, packaged in the USA, contains just one ingredient (ginger), and gets excellent reviews from its buyers.
In other words, Healthworks is perfect, perfect for adding to whatever recipe you like and clearing acne at the same.
Another advantage with a bulk powder like Healthworks is that you can use the ginger as a topical treatment, mixing it with a carrier oil and applying it your face. There’s a lot of mystery about ginger’s topical effects, with few studies being conducted, but two factors are certain. Firstly, it’s drenched with antioxidants, which will deactivate the free radicals which contribute to acne and dull and grey skin.
Secondly, ginger’s fellow spices turmeric and cinnamon have been revealed to have some amazing topical powers, reducing oily skin and supercharging collagen production respectively. With ginger having just as many unique compounds as cinnamon or turmeric (gingerols, shogaols), it’s very possible that ginger too will have a unique power, and if you’d like to conduct an experiment, Healthworks is perfect.
Overall, Healthworks is another great option for a bulk bag of ginger powder.
Amazon link: Healthworks Organic Ginger Root Powder.
Ten – Solaray
Our final ginger brand is another solid bottle of capsules. It doesn’t match Pure Synergy or Oregon’s Wild Harvest, due to lacking an official organic certification, but the dosage is high at 540mg. That’s an above average dosage, and the capsule count is also 100.
The only additive is the vegetable cellulose capsule, and the ginger itself is organically grown, just without being certified. Solaray is completely free from magnesium stearate, corn flour, GMOs, and other suspicious additives. This ginger also has over 100 positive reviews on amazon.
What’s a good supplement to combine ginger with? Turmeric is one, and in that case, Vimerson Health is perfect, but you could also combine ginger with a food that boosts glutathione. Ginger is a great source of antioxidants itself, but reports are mixed on whether it boosts the body’s production of its own antioxidants, meaning that a supplement like garlic would be perfect, for sending glutathione through the roof at the same time.
Whichever path you choose, Solaray’s ginger root supplement will get the job done.
Amazon link: Solaray Organic Ginger Root Supplement.
If ginger is what you need, your path to glowing skin and a sharp brain is now much clearer.
The market for ginger is average overall. There’s the fraud detailed above, with Asian manufacturers sneakily adulterating their products (I’ve even heard rumours of manufacturers using sand, and it would be the right colour), but there’s plenty of high quality bulk powders available.
Organic and pure capsules are harder to come by, but with the products here, you have no need to worry.
Thanks for reading!