An excellent tool in management of ulcers and gastritis
GastroMend-HP™ is a blend of botanical extracts and nutrient complexes with specific antimicrobial and mucosal healing properties. These ingredients, mastic gum (Pistacea lentiscus), methylmethioninesulfonium(“vitamin u”), zinc-carnosine and vitamin C provide activity against Helicobacter pylori, the bacteria associated with ulceration.
Together, this novel combination of substances 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.
Mastic gum (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 treatment of stomach pain for centuries. Research on mastic proves its antimicrobial
abilities showing it to be effective against H. pylori infection.
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 that the flavonoids in licorice, and other flavonoidcontaining 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.
Methylmethioninesulfonium, a derivative of methionine found in raw cabbage, is often referred to as "vitamin u" because of its 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.
Zinc-Carnosine 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.
|Does Not Contain||wheat, yeast, soy protein, gluten, eggs, dairy, corn, artificial colors, flavors, sugars, or preservatives.|
|Recommended Use||As a dietary supplement, take two capsules, twice daily, on an empty stomach or as directed by your health care practitioner.|
|Serving Size||4 capsules|
|Storage Instructions||STORE IN A COOL, DRY PLACE. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.|
|Additional Notes||PepZin GI is a registered trademark of Lonza Ltd. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.|