Peppermint and Oregano Oil
USE: promotes gastrointestinal health
Natural Factors Peppermint and Oregano Oil Complex - For Gastrointestinal Health
Natural Factors Peppermint and Oregano Oil Complex, formulated by Dr Michael Murray, provides support for gastrointestinal health.
This complex contains extracts of peppermint, oregano and caraway seed in an enteric-coated capsule.
The enteric coating allows the formula to be released into the small intestine and colon instead of the stomach, for improved absorption and utilization by the body.
An aromatic herb, peppermint is actually a hybrid plant made by combining two other types of mint: watermint and spearmint.
Peppermint oils healthful properties come from its menthol.
Peppermint may act as a carminative for the digestive system, meaning that it helps ease gas, bloating, and indigestion.
The herb may help relax the muscles of the gastrointestinal tract so they are less spastic.
Peppermint may also reduce irritation in the stomach and intestines, which is why it may help with irritable bowel syndrome.
Oregano oil, meanwhile, may have strong antimicrobial, and milder antispasmodic, properties, but it is also known as an antioxidant and mild stimulant.
Antimicrobials help neutralize pathogenic microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites.
Antioxidants fight the free radicals that can cause permanent cell damage.
And antispasmodics relax skeletal and smooth muscle, whereas stimulants generally increase the heart rate.
The most active antimicrobial in oregano is carvacrol, which may help your body fight mild internal and external infections and inhibit compounds that produceproblematic responses.
As for caraway seeds, they may also be helpful for indigestion and intestinal gas.
These seeds may be able to stimulate healthy stomach action and ease gas production.
2 softgels contains:
Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita) (aerial) 200mg
---Menthol (50%) 100mg
Oregano Oil (Thymus capitatus) (aerial) 140mg
---Phenol (67.5%) 84mg
Caraway Oil (Carum carvi) (fruit) 60mg
---Carvone (50%) 30mg
Other Ingredients: Softgel (gelatin, glycerin, purified water), enteric coated aqueous solution (ethyl cellulose, medium chain triglycerides [coconut], oleic acid, sodium alginate, stearic acid).
Contains NO: artificial colors, preservatives, or sweeteners; NO dairy, starch, sugar, wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, corn, egg, fish, shellfish, salt, or GMOs.
Adults: 1 to 2 softgels, 20 minutes before meals, 3 times per day or as recommended by a healthcare professional.