Gut Flora Complex

Gut Flora Complex

Gut Flora Complex by Standard Process 40 Capsules ($38.00).

Contains Oregano and Anise essential oils, Andrographis and Phellodendron and supports a healthy intestinal environment and helps maintain proper intestinal flora.

40 Capsules
(Id #M1318)
$38.00   Out of Stock

Gut Flora Complex by Standard Process 40 Capsules ($38.00).

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Suggested use: 2 capsules 2-3/day for 2 days then off for 5 days

Gut Flora Complex contains Oregano essential oil, Anise (Aniseed) essential oil, Andrographis and Phellodendron. This combination of essential oils and herbs contains many compounds including monoterpenes, diterpenoid lactones and alkaloids. Each enteric coated capsule is standardized to contain 10 mg of andrographolide and 36 mg of berberine to ensure optimal strength and quality.

About intestinal flora:

Not all bacteria are bad. In fact, some bacteria are necessary for our survival and live in our intestine. The human gastrointestinal tract (mainly the lower end known as the colon or large bowel) is the natural habitat for a large and diverse population of microorganisms (called "flora"), mainly bacteria.

The intestine of an adult contains up to 500 different species of bacteria. This population is constantly changing. In normal healthy circumstances the relationship is mutually beneficial for both partners: bacteria and host (you!).

A healthy lower gastrointestinal tract contributes to a healthy intestinal environment and helps maintain proper intestinal flora. The intestinal flora naturally contains healthy bacteria and unhealthy bacteria. If there is breakdown in the balance between healthy and unhealthy intestinal bacteria, the health of the individual may suffer.

For example, fermentation taking place in the colon can generate gas. This can contribute to flatulence (or 'wind'). Other uncomfortable symptoms may occur such as bloating. The proper balance of intestinal flora also ensures that the body is not exposed to toxins produced by unhealthy intestinal bacteria. The balance of gastrointestinal flora is affected by diet, stress and intake of prescription drugs.

Major functions of the intestinal flora include:

  • activities that result in the release of absorbable nutrients and substances that can be used for energy
  • protection of the host against invasion by alien flora
  • support of local immune function and systemic immune function via the immune-related tissues of the intestine such as the intestinal lymph tissue

How Gut Flora Keeps You Healthy:

  • Cleanses and promotes health in the lower gastrointestinal tract, encourages healthy intestinal environment to help maintain proper intestinal flora.
    Anise and Oregano essential oils have been traditionally ingested to promote health in the intestine. One of the ways these oils do this is to reduce flatulence ('wind'). Oregano essential oil (orally), Pau dArco and Andrographis have been used traditionally to cleanse the lower gastrointestinal tract. Cleansing and promoting health in the lower gastrointestinal tract encourages proper intestinal flora.

    The cleansing effect of Oregano oil was demonstrated in an uncontrolled trial involving 14 adults whose stools showed a lack of balance in their intestinal flora, for 6 weeks patients took emulsified oil of Oregano (200 mg, three times per day) with meals. Intestinal health was improved by the end of treatment.

  • Supports healthy immune response and promotes vitality
    A healthy immune response also helps the body keep a healthy balance of intestinal flora. Andrographis has been used to support a healthy immune response. Andrographis and Pau d'Arco have a traditional history in many cultures for promoting vitality.
    Together these herbs and essential oils combine to:
    • cleanse and promote health in the lower gastrointestinal tract
    • encourage a healthy intestinal environment to help maintain proper intestinal flora
    • support healthy immune response
    • promote vitality and stamina

Caution: Contraindicated in pregnancy and lactation.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule Servings per Container: 40
Amount per Serving %DV
Calories 5  
Anise (Pimpinella anisum) fruit essential oil 125 mg
Andrographis ariel parts 10:1 extract from Andrographis paniculata ariel parts 1.0 g Containing andrographolide 10 mg 100 mg
Phellodendron stem bark 20:1 extract from Phellodendron amurense stem bark 1.6 g
Containing berberine 36 mg
80 mg
Oregano (Origanum vulgare) leaf essential oil 75 mg

†Daily Value (DV) not established.

Other Ingredients: Gelatin, rice bran oil, glycerol, ethyl cellulose, ammonium hydroxide, fatty acids, oleic acid, sodium alginate, stearic acid, purified water, beeswax,lecithin (soy) and color.