Helps stop protein synthesis in H. Pylori, supports transit time in stomach and upper intestinal tract and supports poor bile flow (dysbiosis that can become SIBO).
Highly concentrated licorice polyphenols, extractions of artichoke, and high potency ginger are combined to promote:
- normal digestion
- balance stomach acid
- reduce occasional digestive discomforts such as gas, bloating, and indigestion.
This product is geared toward symptomatic relief of
- Heart burn – upper GI discomforts as well as
- Post gall bladder removal.
Artichoke (Cynara scolymus) leaf extract (ALE) has also been used in traditional medicine as a digestive aid.
The bitter compounds, particularly cynaropicrin, are responsible for the digestive benefits of artichoke. ALE has been shown to increase bile production, protect the liver, balance blood lipids, and act as an antispasmodic.
In 2003, German researchers demonstrated that 640mg/day of artichoke leaf extract significantly improved digestive symptoms like bloating and fullness as well as quality of life in 244 patients with functional dyspepsia. Though the study was conducted over 6 weeks, the majority of the treatment group saw relief of their digestive symptoms in the first week.
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) has a long history of use for treating digestive discomforts. In Ayurvedic and
Traditional Chinese Medicine, licorice is well-known for its ability to protect the gastric mucosa and modulate everyday inflammation. However, most supplements contain deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) because large amounts of glycyrrhizin have been associated with serious adverse side effects like elevated blood pressure and lowered potassium levels. These licorice flavonoids are entirely different from DGL with respect to chemistry, composition, manufacturing, and mechanisms of action.
While a classical extract of DGL does not contain any significant quantity of flavonoids, Gutgard is standardized to contain more than 10% total flavonoids and less than 0.5% glycyrrhizin to avoid undesirable effects. More than 50 flavonoids have been identified in Gutgard which have been shown to have beneficial activity for digestive complaints. In fact, Gutgard licorice flavonoids have been shown to protect the stomach lining and balance Helicobacter pylori levels much more effectively than regular DGL extracts. Gutgard licorice can also relieve occasional indigestion, bloating, and stomach pain at 150mg/day.
Ginger (Zinziber officinalis) has been used as a digestive aid in Eastern medicine for generations. Studies have demonstrated that ginger accelerates gastric emptying and can relieve occasional bouts of nausea and vomiting.
Gingerols and shogaols, the active polyphenolic compounds in ginger, appear to be responsible for such effects by weakly inhibiting cholinergic M3 and serotonergic 5-HT3 receptors, whose temporary dysfunction is responsible for nausea, vomiting, and hypomotility. Ginger extracts with a higher gingerol content (20-30% gingerols) are stronger and more effective at relieving digestive discomforts.
In 2015, an Italian study of 126 patients found that the daily combination of 40 mg of ginger extracts (25-30% gingerols) with 200 mg of artichoke leaf extracts reduced the severity and frequency of common digestive symptoms like nausea, bloating, early satiety, and abdominal pain 17% more effectively than just artichoke leaf extract alone. While most ginger extracts only contain 5% gingerols, MegaGuard contains 60 mg of high potency ginger root extract (20% gingerols) for maximum strength.
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Dosage: One (1) capsules with each meal. See botte for titration schedule.
Artichoke leaf extract, Gutgard licorice flavonoids, Ginger root extract
Cellulose, vegetable capsule (cellulose and water)
Does not contain:
GMOs, dairy, wheat, rice, salt, sugar, soy, artificial colors or flavors.
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