Many of these side effects can be avoided by taking ginger supplements in capsules, such as enteric-coated capsules, which delay the body’s digestion of the herb until it enters the digestive tract. But ginger when consumed in reasonable quantities has few negative side effects and is on the FDA’s “ generally recognized as safe ” list. There have been instances where herbal/health supplements have been sold which were contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. Thus, herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.
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