Scientifically derived from the fresh plant rhizome, our high efficacy ginger extract comes in an easy-to-swallow tablet form.
It helps prevent the symptoms associated with motion sickness, and also may reduce the occurrence of those symptoms. It can also work to relieve associated digestive issues: indigestion, dyspepsia and vomiting. Plus Antimetil can also alleviate many forms of nausea, including morning sickness in pregnant women.
Easy-to-swallow, small tablet
Naturally-derived relief from nausea is here.
Oh – the misery… Those waves of queasiness that creep up, overwhelm you, and threaten to ruin your journey, your day, your adventure. If you’ve ever suffered from the sensory confusion that causes motion sickness, you’ll realise how difficult it can be to both manage, and recover from your symptoms.
Motion sickness affects most of us at some point in our lives, particularly as children. But all those Australians who’ve never grown out of any of the various forms of this common condition – and still suffer regularly from the unpleasant and debilitating effects – might be very interested to learn about a plant-based remedy to help reduce and relieve the onset of nauseous symptoms.
At Bod Australia we’ve developed a naturally-derived alternative to the over-the-counter treatments; making life easier for that significant section of the population that suffers from the symptoms of motion sickness, indigestion, dyspepsia and other types of nausea, such as that experienced by women in early pregnancy.
HINTS AND HELP
What causes motion sickness?
When the brain receives conflicting information – especially between the inner ear and vision – and movements felt by the body don’t match the nervous system’s experience, it creates “sensory confusion”. The brain experiences “repeated mismatches” and in many people this results in the symptoms of motion sickness: especially in children from 2-12 years; more women then men; plus those affected by hormonal changes, and other medical conditions – such as disease of the inner ear and migraines.
Avoiding the onset of motion sickness
- Sleeping while travelling is a good idea – as the body’s innate sense of balance is turned off while we snooze.
- Stay well hydrated.
- Pay attention to what you eat before and during travel: lighter meals that are low in fat and higher in carbs work best.
- Whether passenger in a car or on a boat, try and look ahead to a fixed point on the horizon.
- Breathe fresh air whenever possible.
- Getting stressed before your journey begins
- Strong scents
Alleviating the symptoms of nausea, once they start
- Close your eyes, so the conflict of stimuli between the eyes and inner ear is minimised.
- If your nausea is severe, try to keep your head as still as possible – even lie flat on your back.
- Learn the best acupressure points (eg. inner wrist).
Although ginger has been used for over 2000 years as a calmative, and its chemical make-up widely studied in recent times; it is still not exactly clear how and why this spicy root can work so well to reduce nausea.
Scientists believe that it can alter biochemical pathways; and may act as a mild stimulant that improves blood flow – in the same way that caffeine does. While we are discovering more all the time, it seems that ginger’s efficacy stems from its ability to act on both the brain and stomach.
The ginger root contains various compounds. In particular, -gingerol is important for iffy tummies: it works to relax the intestinal track. And so, ginger can be employed to ease a number of maladies, including nausea, vertigo, diarrhea, heartburn and gas. That is also why ginger can be used to prevent motion sickness, as well as vomiting, colic and cramps.
Research and trials into the use of ginger continue, however studies into its efficacy include the following highlights…
Efficacy of ginger for nausea and vomiting 1&2
Considering that advocating ginger as beneficial for nausea was still a matter of debate, the authors (from the University of Exeter, UK) submitted a comprehensive review of existing studies and trials that was published in 2000.
6 studies met their criteria for inclusion, and their systematic review showed that ginger was collectively favoured over placebo.
(Studies for both motion and morning sickness were covered.)
Similarly, in 2014 a US team published results of another meta-analysis – concentrating on the use of ginger for the nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy (NVEP) often encountered in family medicine. Again, strict eligibility criteria were applied. This review also suggested that the use of ginger was beneficial: 1g daily was associated with a 5-fold likelihood of improvement in NVEP.
Efficacy of ginger on seasickness 3
This study aimed to compare the efficacy and tolerability of seven drugs frequently used for the prevention of seasickness.
Double-blind randomized study:
- 1,475 participants with motion sickness: 203 in the ginger group
- Agitated seas
500 mg of ginger powder, 2h before departure and, if needed, 500 mg after 4h
- Ginger was equally or more effective.
- No significant side-effects reported.
- 8/10 participants reported ginger relieved symptoms.
Follow directions for use. Always read the label. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional. Supplements should not replace a balanced diet.
1: E Ernst and MH Pittler – University of Exeter. Efficacy of ginger for nausea and vomiting: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials. British Journal of Anaesthesia 84 (3): 2000.
2: M Thomson, R Corbin, L Leung. Effects of Ginger for Nausea and Vomiting in Early Pregnancy: A Meta-Analysis. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine 27 (1): January 2014.
3: R Schmid, T Schick, R Steffen, A Tschopp, T Wilk. Comparison of Seven Commonly Used Agents for Prophylaxis of Seasickness. Journal of Travel Medicine, Vol 1 (4): December 1994.
ANTIMETIL SMALL TABLETS
Extract of ginger
For best results: take 2 tablets, as required.
When travelling, take 30 minutes prior to departure.
Follow directions for use. Always read the label.
If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional
Concentrated extract of Zingiber officianale 50mg
(equal to 500mg dry rhizome)