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GastroMend-HP is a blend of botanical extracts and nutrient complexes with specific antimicrobial and mucosal healing properties.
These ingredients, mastic (Pistacea lentiscus), methylmethioninesulfonium (“vitamin u”), zinc-carnosine (PepZin-GI) and vitamin
Serving Size 4 capsulesServings Per Container 15
C provide activity against Helicobacter pylori, the bacteria associated with ulceration. Together, this novel combination of substances
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
delivered in a quick-release capsule for action in the stomach and duodenum, provides a new tool in management of ulcers and
gastritis by addressing both the eradication of H. pylori and the healing and protection of the mucosal tissue. The recommended
Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice (DGL) 1500 mg
usage for this product is 2 capsules, twice a day, on an empty stomach.
(Glycyrrhiza glabra)(root)(8:1)Mastic Gum
(Pistacia lentiscus)(gum & resin)
("Vitamin U")PepZin GI® (Zinc-Carnosine)
Mastic (Pistacea lentiscus) is a resinous substance from a tree originally native to the island of Chios in Greece, and has a
long historic use in the Mediterranean and Middle-east regions of the world where it has been chewed like gum in the
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose,
treatment of stomach pain for centuries. Research on mastic proves its antimicrobial abilities showing it to be effective
Methylmethioninesulfonium, a derivative of methionine found in raw cabbage, is often referred to as “vitamin u” because
of it being a food-derived factor with a history of treating peptic ulcers. The use of raw cabbage juice has been studied extensively, particularly in Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union, for the healing of damaged and eroded intestinal mucosa.
DGL (deglycyrrhizinated licorice) is a well established anti-ulceration and mucosal healing botanical. DGL is a mucilaginous herb that can provide enhancement
of intestinal function by coating and soothing the intestinal lining and promoting the healing of ulcers and inflamed tissue. We have incorporated a very special and potent form of DGL which is standardized to contain less than 3% glycyrrhizin and is guaranteed to contain .75% flavonoids as glabridin and glabrol. This extract is up to 10 times higher in flavonoids than non-standardized DGL and these flavonoids play a major role in repairing gastric damage. Research suggests thatthe flavonoids in licorice, and other flavonoid-containing herbs like green tea, have impressive antimicrobrial activity against H. pylori. Even more impressive, the flavonoids in licorice showed anti-H. pylori activity against a clarithromycin and amoxicillin-resistant strain. The high flavonoid, very low glycyrrhizin, content of this unique DGL allows this botanical extract to work efficaciously without some of the potential side effects of high-dose full-spectrum licorice consumption including hypertension (high blood pressure), hypokalemia (low blood potassium levels) and fluid retention.
Zinc-carnosine (PepZin-GI) was chosen because of the exciting new literature that has been emerging showing the impressive anti-H. pylori, mucosal protective
and anti-ulcerative properties of this compound. This would include the ability to protect the intestinal lining against damage due to indomethacin and other strong anti-inflammatory medications often associated with intestinal mucosal damage.
Vitamin C rounds out this formula by providing not only anti-H. pylori activity but tissue healing ability as well.
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