Every week we discover inspiring, informative, and sometimes shocking health-related news. From new studies to insightful analysis, here is what you need to know this week:

  • Ginger supplementation may help to alleviate autoimmune disease. A new study shows that ginger makes some of our white blood cells more resistant to neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation, also known as NETosis. NETosis contributes to many autoimmune diseases, including lupus, antiphospholipid syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis. JCI Insight
  • Can beer be good for you? New research shows the potential health benefits of xanthohumol (XN), a chemical found in hops. XN, an organic compound found in plants and abundant in hops, may reduce microbes in the gut that lead to inflammation and various metabolic disorders. Microbiome
  • Trigonelline (TG), a plant-based alkaloid found in coffee, fenugreek seed, and radishes has been shown to have potentially beneficial effects in preventing and treating age-related memory decline. A recent study showed significant cognitive improvement in mice that were fed TG. GeroScience
  • Creatine, a supplement often used to build muscle, has been shown to alleviate post COVID-19 fatigue. Creatine supplementation induced a significant reduction in symptoms both three months and six months following intake. Food Science & Nutrition