B6: Also known as "Pyridoxine," B6 is a water soluble vitamin that is commonly recommended by doctors in the treatment of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.*
Why It's Important? Vitamin B6 carries out a number of critical functions in the body and is involved in over 100 enzyme reactions, primarily relating to protein metabolism (1).
Organic Ginger: Ginger has been shown to support digestion and has been used by herbalists for ages to provide support for nausea and motion sickness relief.*
Why It's Important: As a strong anti-oxidant substance, ginger may either mitigate or prevent generation of free radicals (2).
How it works? According to the National Institute of Health, the exact mode of action of ginger in relation to its antiemetic properties is still being unraveled. However, recent studies have focused on the action of ginger on serotonin receptor activities.*
- Dietary Reference Intakes: Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, and Choline. Washington, DC: National Academy Press; 1998
- Ali BH, Blunden G, Tanira MO, Nemmar A. Some phytochemical, pharmacological and toxicological properties of ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe): a review of recent research. Food Chem Toxicol. 2008;46(2):409–20. [PubMed]