SUGGESTED USE: 1 soft gel capsule two to three times per day or as recommended by your health care professional. Supplement contains 60 enteric-coated peppermint oil capsules.
A Natural Enteric-Coated Peppermint Oil Supplement for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Support IBS and Gastrointestinal Health
Studies show that enteric coated peppermint oil can be beneficial for those with various gastrointestinal related disorders.
Often referred to as the "world's oldest medicine" peppermint leaf and peppermint oil (Mentha x piperita) have an extensive history of use for digestive disorders dating back as far as ten thousand years. The oil of peppermint has long been used by herbalists for its carminative actions. Many different cultures throughout history have used peppermint oil for its gastrointestinal soothing properties.
Uses of Peppermint Oil for Gastrointestinal Health include:
Relieving symptoms of indigestion
Alleviating symptoms of nausea and motion sickness
Aiding in proper digestion
Relaxing intestinal smooth muscles
Decreasing the prevalence of Candida in digestive system
Assisting elimination of intestinal parasites
Exhibiting natural appetite suppression
Influencing healthy weight control
Natural Peppermint Oil Capsules Supplement for Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS Support
Peppermint oil is an effective natural supplement for IBS irritable bowel syndrome. Peppermint oil has safely been used in both children and adults with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Studies using enteric coated peppermint oil in patients with IBS, report peppermint oil reduces IBS related symptoms in some patient populations. Studies also show peppermint oil works by acting as a calcium channel blocker in intestinal smooth muscles, thereby relaxing the intestinal smooth muscle. In 2007, a clinical trial was conducted by Italian researchers on the effectiveness of enteric coated peppermint oil in patients with irritable bowel syndrome:
The Study - Enteric Coated Peppermint Oil Capsules in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS
"Fifty-seven patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with normal lactose and lactulose breath tests and negative antibody screening for celiac disease, were treated with peppermint oil (two enteric coated capsules twice per day or placebo) for 4 weeks in a double blind study. The symptoms were assessed before therapy, after the first 4 weeks of therapy and 4 weeks after the end of therapy. The symptoms evaluated were as follows: abdominal pain or discomfort, diarrhea, abdominal bloating, constipation, pain at defecation, feeling of incomplete evacuation, passage of gas or mucus and urgency at defecation. For each symptom, intensity and frequency were scored from 0 to 4. The total irritable bowel syndrome symptoms score was also calculated as the mean value of the sum of the average of the intensity and frequency scores of each symptom."
Enteric Coated Peppermint Oil Capsules Improve IBS Symptoms
The results of this study showed that 75 percent of patients taking enteric coated peppermint oil capsules had a greater than 50 percent reduction of total irritable bowel syndrome symptoms compared with 38 percent in the placebo group. The researchers noted that: "With peppermint oil a statistically significant reduction of the total irritable bowel syndrome symptoms score was found, while no change was found with the placebo." In conclusion to this study, the scientists stated: "A 4 weeks treatment with peppermint oil improves abdominal symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome."
A Natural Peppermint Oil Supplement can Improve Quality of Life
A 2010 double-blind placebo controlled study, conducted by Iranian scientists, involving 90 patients with irritable bowel syndrome, was published in the Journal of Digestive Diseases and Sciences. This study confirmed the beneficial effects of enteric coated peppermint oil capsules in relation to IBS. The researchers noted that delayed release enteric coated peppermint oil: "significantly improved the quality of life."
Benefits of Fennel Oil and Ginger Oil for Gastrointestinal Health
Fennel and ginger have been used historically in gastrointestinal related ailments for centuries. Fennel oil has anti spasmodic properties and helps relive digestive problems such as indigestion and abdominal pain. Fennel oil is described as being a carminative, meaning it prevents the formation of gas in the gastrointestinal tract. Fennel oil is also a stomachic working to ensure healthy stomach function with adequate secretion of digestive enzymes and bile. Fennel oil works to protect the stomach from infections and ulcers. Furthermore, fennel oil has been described as an effective worm destroyer since its properties kill worms, spores and larva present in the intestines and excretory tract. Both fennel oil and ginger oil are well known for their anti-nausea, anti-diarrhea and gastrointestinal soothing effects.
1. Cappello, G; Spezzaferro, M; Grossi, L; Manzoli, L; Marzio, L (2007). "Peppermint oil in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome: A prospective double blind placebo-controlled randomized trial". Digestive and Liver Disease 39 (6): 530–6.
2. Merat, Shahin; Khalili, Shadi; Mostajabi, Pardise; Ghorbani, Anahita; Ansari, Reza; Malekzadeh, Reza (2010). "The effect of enteric-coated, delayed-release peppermint oil on irritable bowel syndrome". Digestive diseases and sciences 55 (5): 1385–90.
CONTRAINDICATIONS: Do not take this product if you are nursing or pregnant. Consult your physician before taking this product. This product contains the following potential allergen: soy.
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