Description: IB Care contains enterically coated peppermint, oregano, and caraway oils, all shown to have benefit for diverse gastrointestinal disturbances. Peppermint oil is known to influence gastric motility, accelerating early gastric emptying with an antispasmodic effect on the stomach. It also increases the relaxation time of the pyloric valve, decreases the resting pressure of the lower esophageal sphincter, and has synergistic benefit when combined with caraway oil, producing smooth muscle relaxation in the stomach and duodenum. Oregano oil has demonstrated antimicrobial effects against H. pylori, the primary cause of peptic ulcer disease and dyspepsia, as well as other GI pathogens.
Clinically, enterically coated preparations of these oils have demonstrated benefits in a number of clinical trials. Improvement has been shown for dyspepsia and symptoms such as pain, heaviness, and abdominal pressure in controlled trials, regardless of H. pylori status and even in those with significant epigastric pain. Additionally, enteric coated peppermint oil demonstrated clinical efficacy in a number of trials for irritable bowel syndrome, showing improvement in the majority of participants, and in both children and adults.
Features• Provides clinically effective amounts of peppermint, caraway, and oregano oils at proven dosages
• Potent amounts of active components: 50% menthol (peppermint), 60% phenol (oregano), and 50% carvone (caraway)
• Enteric coating improves efficacy, allowing for antispasmodic effect in gastric and upper intestinal tissues
• Research confirms that peppermint oil is more effective and better tolerated when protected from stomach acid
• Enteric coating also reduces adverse effects and peppermint taste
Ingredients:Each softgel contains:
Peppermint oil (mentha x piperita) (aerial) (50% menthol 50mg) 100mg (110mcl), oregano oil (thymus capitatus) (aerial) (60% carvacrol) (60% phenol 42mg) 70mg and caraway oil (carum carvi) (seed) (50% carvone 15mg) 30mg (33.3mcl).
Softgel (gelatin, glycerin, purified water) and enteric coating (purified water, ethylcellulose, medium chain triglycerides, oleic acid, sodium alginate, stearic acid).
Directions:Adults: Take 1 enteric coated softgel, 3 times per day, 15-30 minutes before a meal, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Take a few hours before or after taking supplements containing iron, zinc, calcium or copper. Use in 3-week cycles, with an interruption of at least one week between the cycles.
Cautions:Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you have hypersensitivity or are allergic to herbs in the Lamiaceae/Apiaceae/Carrot family. Consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you have gallstones, anemia, hiatus hernia, gastroesophageal reflux or if you are experiencing acute abdominal pain. Hypersensitivity has been known to occur, in which case discontinue use. Discontinue use if you experience gastrointestinal upset. Keep out of reach of children.