Gastrointestinal (GI) health is directly affected by factors such as poor diet and a stressful lifestyle. The prevalence of refined sugars and carbohydrates and the low presence of fiber in the modern diet has been directly linked to the alteration of the colon environment. Maintaining inflammatory balance and a strong immune system is integral to optimal GI health, as well as overall health and well-being. Studies show peppermint oil works to sooth the GI tract by acting as a calcium-channel blocker in intestinal smooth muscle, causing relaxation and resulting in fewer spasms and contractions that lead to GI disturbances.
Peppermint leaf and its oil have a long history of use in soothing and supporting digestive and gastrointestinal health. The oil of peppermint is considered by herbalists to have carminative properties, and studies show that when used with a unique time-release delivery, peppermint oil is an effective gastrointestinal support for those with minor GI-related pain, gas, bloating and indigestion. It also helps promote inflammatory balance in the GI tract. One soft gel capsule of this Peppermint Oil formulation includes 217 mg of concentrated peppermint oil, along with ginger oil and fennel oil, for complete digestive support.
1 soft gel capsule two to three times per day or as recommended by your health care professional
Peppermint leaf has long been used for both soothing and supporting digestion. A 2013 meta-analysis of randomized, placebo-controlled studies on peppermint oil concluded the therapy to be safe and effective for providing soothing gastrointestinal support. Research indicates that peppermint oil works by acting as a calcium-channel blocker in smooth muscle, thereby relaxing the intestinal smooth muscle.
Fennel and Ginger Oils
Both fennel and ginger have been used in digestive support for centuries and have a substantial body of data supporting their role in gastrointestinal health. They are both well-known for helping to diminish occasional nausea and for their gastrointestinal soothing effects.