Gastro Relief 60 capsules - mastic gum, zinc carnosine and potassium nitrate | AOR
AOR's Gastro Relief is formulated to promote gastrointestinal health via multiple pathways. This includes stabilizing small bowel integrity, stimulating gut repair processes and increasing gastric nitric oxide concentrations, which can help protect the gastrointestinal system from disease.
• helps to heal the gastric lining
• prevents the growth and spread of Helicobacter pylori
• rapid relief of heartburn
• prevents damage to the esophagus
The Fire Within
Heartburn is one of the most common gastrointestinal symptoms. It is caused by the regurgitation of the gastric contents up into the esophagus. The acid in the stomach burns the lining of the esophagus leading to pain, sour taste, chest pain and even coughing. It is not only unpleasant but also problematic as the repeated onslaught of the gastric acid burning the esophageal lining can cause serious long term consequences such as Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer.
It's all in the Recipe
AOR’s Gastro Relief combines proven ingredients with complementary mechanisms of action. The alginic acid in the product is central to the effectiveness. Alginic acid forms a “raft” on top of the gastric contents, preventing reflux from occurring but also coating the esophagus and protecting it from the gastric acid should reflux occur. Alginic acid works very quickly providing relief within minutes of using Gastro Relief.
Mastic Gum has been shown to wipe out Helicobacter pylori, the organism responsible for most cases of gastric and duodenal ulcers. Zinc Carnosine is a complex that helps to heal the gastric lining by protecting the cells lining the gastric wall. Potassium nitrate increases the production of Nitric Oxide which helps to heal the gastric lining. Lastly, vitamin C helps to increase the acidity of the stomach which is very important given that in many cases low stomach acidity is the root problem causing heartburn.
No Smoke without Fire
Heartburn is a very common condition that is characterized by a burning sensation that starts in the upper abdomen and moves into the chest and that is worse when lying down or bending forward. Heartburn sufferers can often associate the problem with specific foods, with fatty foods, acidic foods, alcohol and chocolate being known offenders. Heartburn is not mere acid indigestion but usually a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux - a condition where the contents of the stomach back up into the esophagus because the sphincter between the stomach and esophagus is not functioning properly.
Since the cells of the esophagus are not meant to handle this level of acidity, heartburn is extremely painful and can have serious long term consequences such as esophageal cancer, narrowing of the esophagus from scarring and Barrett’s esophagus.
Putting Out the Fire
Treating heartburn in isolation with heartburn medication targeting the acidity of the stomach is narrow minded and only provides temporary relief. Indeed, the problem with reflux is not that the stomach is too acidic; often the reverse is actually true. The valve that releases the contents of the stomach into the intestinal tract is triggered by acidity; if the stomach contents are not acidic enough, this valve does not open and the stomach contents can back up into the esophagus causing pain and irritation. This is why Gastro Relief contains Vitamin C which is acidic instead of the typical acidity buffers.
The premise behind Gastro Relief is to provide quick and effective relief from the symptoms of heartburn while addressing any fundamental pathology which would cause the problem. Gastro Relief contains Mastic Gum which has been shown to wipe out bacteria called Helicobacter Pylori, the cause behind the majority of gastric and duodenal ulcers. Clinical studies have clearly shown the effectiveness of this resin with 80% of patients receiving mastic gum for two weeks reporting significant improvements in their symptoms.
Zinc Carnosine has received much attention lately thanks to its ability to up-regulate key antioxidant enzymes thereby preventing free radicals from damaging cells. Studies have confirmed that Zinc Carnosine has antiulcer properties and prevents gastric mucosal injury. Animal studies also show that Zinc Carnosine is indicated in H. pylori infections as the molecule prevents the development of H. pylori related gastritis.
Potassium Nitrate is a precursor to Nitric Oxide. Nitric Oxide is a potent vasodilator and increases blood flow to the gastric mucosa, enhancing repair and the inflow of nutrients and oxygen. Higher nitric oxide levels in the stomach were also shown to increase effective peristalsis movements. Studies also clearly demonstrate that Nitric oxide precursors are effective anti-inflammatory agents with protective effects against gastritis.
When it comes to relieving heartburn, the key ingredient in Gastro Relief is alginic acid. Alginic acid is a viscous substance found in algae which absorbs water extremely quickly to form a “raft” on top of the gastric contents. This “raft” has two effects; it prevents the gastric contents from being pushed back up the esophagus and also coats the esophagus if the gastric contents were to reach the esophagus. An added bonus is that alginic acid works extremely quickly providing relief within a few minutes.
When it comes to the treatment of heartburn, it is essential to address the underlying problem associated with the symptom. Heartburn is usually merely a symptom of a more serious problem such as an infection or an incompetent sphincter. Gastro Relief was formulated specifically to alleviate heartburn while addressing the root cause of the problem.
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Take 2 capsules daily with food or as directed by a health care practitioner.
contains per daily serving (2 capsules)
mastic gum (Pistacia lentiscus) 500mg
potassium nitrate 202 mg
vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 100mg
zinc carnosine 75mg
active ingredients (mastic gum, potassium nitrate, vitamin C, zinc carnosine), filler ( microcrystalline cellulose, sodium stearyl fumarate, sodium alginate), anticoagulant (silicon dioxide), capsule (hypromellose)
keep dry and closed at normal room temperature between 15 - 22°C.
keep out of reach of young children
warning and contra-indication
Do not use with erectile dysfunction type products.
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)