Gutgard® – Flavonoid rich, innovative DGL for digestive health

What is the function of the gut? The gut transports food from the mouth to the stomach, converts it into absorbable nutrients and stored energy. Gut health has a huge impact in our overall health because the gut contains healthy bacteria and immune cells which help to protect the body from pathogenic microbes. How can we tell whether we are having a healthy gut or not? Some direct signs that our gut is not healthy are occasional stomach pain, bloating, belching, occasional heartburn, nausea, vomiting, intestinal discomfort, etc. Frequent occurrence of these symptoms could be a sign of gastroesophageal reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome, H. pylori infection, or ulcerative colitis.

People commonly consume botanical extract like Licorice to maintain gut health, which has a long history of treating digestive discomforts and has beneficial actions on gastric emptying. On the other hand, consuming too much Glycyrrhizin in Licorice may produce serious adverse effect. Therefore, we commonly found Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice (DGL) with low content of glycyrrhizin in the market. However, the recommended dose of DGL is quite higher and it doesn’t contain standardized flavonoids.

Worry not because GutGard® came up as a solution. GutGard® is a clinically researched, flavonoid-rich, natural bioactive for digestive health derived from Glycyrrhiza glabra. Unlike DGL, the recommended dosage for GutGard® is much lower at 150 mg/day and has been standardized to contain ≥10% total flavonoids and also ≤0.5% glycyrrhizin to avoid undesirable side effects. Clinical study of GutGard® on subjects with functional dyspepsia* observed that GutGard® showed 51% reduction in the total symptoms score[2]. GutGard® also work agains H. pylori. Another study conducted in subjects with H. pylori observed that GutGard® showed 41% reduction in H. pylori load and 48% of the subjects were relieved from H. pylori[3].

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Note:

*= Functional dyspepsia is a term for recurring signs and symptoms of indigestion that have no obvious cause

 

Source:

  1. UC Davis Health. 2019. What Is ‘Gut Health’ and Why Is It Important? Retrieved from https://health.ucdavis.edu/health-news/newsroom/what-is-gut-health-and-why-is-it-important/2019/07.
  2. Raveendra, K. R., Jayachandra, V. Srinivasa, K. R. Sushma, J. J. Allan, K. S. Goudar, H. N. Shivaprasad, K. Venkateshwarlu, P. Geetharani, G. Sushma, and A. Agarwal. 2012. An Extract of Glycyrrhiza glabra (GutGard) Alleviates Symptoms of Functional Dyspepsia: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study. Hindawi Publishing Corporation.
  3. Puram, S., H. C. Suh, S. U. Kim, B. Bethapudi, J. A. Joseph, A. Agarwal, and V. Kudiganti. 2013. Effect of GutGard in the Management of Helicobacter pylori: A Randomized Double-Blind Placebo Controlled Study. Hindawi Publishing Corporation.

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