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Mastic & Biliary Salts Complex x 60 Caps (Exp 1/2/24)

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Mastic & Biliary Salts Complex provides natural ingredients which humans have been using for millennia for their unique digestive and overall health-promoting properties. Mastic gum combined with bovine-sourced bile acids, deglycyrrhizinated licorice and marshmallow root each supports gastrointestinal (GI) mucosa and digestion in unique ways, promoting the natural healing of irritated GI tissues.

This product has an expiry date of: 01/02/2024

This information is for education purposes only. Patients should consult with a qualified healthcare provider before making decisions about therapies and/or health conditions.
Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a balanced and varied diet.

Description

Mastic Ox Bile Complex provides natural ingredients which humans have been using for millennia for their unique digestive and overall health-promoting properties.

Each ingredient supports gastrointestinal (GI) mucosa and digestion in unique ways, promoting the natural healing of irritated GI tissues. Authentic Chios mastiha (mastic gum) is combined with bovine-sourced bile acids, and the demulcent herbs deglycyrrhizinated licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) and marshmallow root (Althaea officinalis) to soothe the GI tract. Allergy Research Group® uses only authentic mastic gum approved by the Chios Mastiha Growers Association.

Mastic Gum supports a healthy GI microbial balance, which may help reduce digestive discomfort.

Mastic Gum is a resin from Pistachia lentiscus, that has long been used by Greeks, Egyptians, and Babylonians for digestive health and support. Recently, the traditional knowledge of Chios mastiha production was recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Clinical studies as early as 1984 validated the use of mastic gum as a digestive agent, showing an improvement in digestive symptoms and mucosal healing in as little as two weeks.

Mastic gum has been shown to modulate NF-kB, TNF-α, IL-6, and C-reactive protein, along with COX-2 and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. Human studies have shown that mastic gum reduces upper digestive tract discomfort and improves microbial balance, discouraging unfriendly bacteria that can lead to mucosal damage of the stomach and duodenum. Mastic gum also helps protect the stomach lining from damage associated with NSAID use.

Deglycyrrhizinated licorice root (DGL) supports the production of protective mucous in the gut and has been shown to modulate proinflammatory mediators. Licorice root, also called sweetwood, contains active compounds including flavonoids and saponins. Deglycyrrhizinated licorice root extract is commonly used for its gastroprotective properties. DGL supports the production of protective mucous in the gut and has been shown to modulate proinflammatory mediators including LPS-induced nitric oxide, IL-1 ß, and IL-6. DGL does not contain glycyrrhizin which may have adverse effects on blood pressure and electrolyte balance.

Marshmallow (Althaea Officinalis) has been used as a traditional remedy for at least 4,000 years. It is known today for its soothing effects on the GI tract, and its ability to calm respiratory irritation and cough through demulcent activity. Mucilage polysaccharides absorb moisture and swell, creating a gel that adheres to mucus membranes, soothing and protecting the tissues from further irritation. Marshmallow root has been shown to reduce ROS generated during mitochondrial oxidative metabolism, and to reduce TNF-α and IL-6 cytokines. Marshmallow has also been shown in vitro to support normal, healthy migratory capacity of macrophages.

Ox bile supplements the body’s natural bile production, has been shown to promote cytokine balance, and helps preserve epithelial barrier integrity. Bile is produced by the liver, stored in the gallbladder, and released in the small intestine when foods with fats or oils are consumed. Bile acts to emulsify fat (triglycerides) with water into small molecules, allowing natural digestive enzymes to break them into monoglycerides and free fatty acids which can be absorbed into the body. Bile also assists with absorption of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K.

Beyond digestion, bile acids are shown to activate a major receptor called the farnesoid X receptor (FXR) found in intestinal and endothelial linings. Research suggests that FXR may down-regulate key proinflammatory cytokines including TNF-α, helping to preserve epithelial barrier integrity. Bile acids appear to have microbial balancing properties, supporting friendly intestinal microbes. Bile acids may also play a role in supporting normal, healthy vascular function and blood lipid profiles.

Directions for use

As a food supplement, 2 capsules, one to three times daily with food, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. 

Caution: If GI distress occurs, discontinue, or use a lower dose. Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner before use if you have a history of liver or gall bladder dysfunction.

Nutrition Facts

Servings size: 2 Capsules
Servings per container: 30
  Amount
Per Serving:
% NRV
Other    

Pistacia lenticus var. Chia (Resin)

300 mg

Licorice (Root) Extract (4:1) (Glycyrrhiza glabra) Deglycyrrhizinated

50 mg

Marshmallow (Root) Powder (Althaea officinalis)

50 mg

Biliary Salts (Bovine)

50 mg

† NRV not established

Ingredients: Pistacia lenticus, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Althaea officinalis, Ox Bile, Microcrystalline Cellulose (E46Oi), Stearic Acid (E570), Silicon Dioxide (E551) Capsule Shell: Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (E464)

Authentic Chios Mastiha provided by the Chios Mastiha Growers Association (CMGA).

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