Intestin-ol provides a blend of three essential oils that act in synergy to promote healthy microbial balance and immune support. Formulated to support gastrointestinal flora by enhancing immune function, Intestin-ol contains thyme, oregano oil and clove oils. These have been used for centuries to promote microbial balance and to help protect the immune system from microbial stressors.
- Promotes Healthy Microbial Balance
- Antimicrobial, Anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties
- Helps Maintain Gastrointestinal Comfort
- Enhances Immune Function and Provides Antioxidant Protection
GI health is directly affected by factors such as poor diet and a stressful lifestyle. The prevalence of refined sugars and carbohydrates and the low presence of fiber in the Western diet have been directly linked to the alteration of the GI microflora. Maintaining healthy microbial balance is an integral part of promoting optimal GI health and overall well-being. Candida albicans is one such organism. Maintaining normal levels of the unicellular yeast-like form of C. albicans and preventing it from converting to the invasive, filamentous form can be a valuable strategy for patients with GI challenges. The body’s immune system is a complex and dynamic defense system, it requires optimal nutrition and abundant antioxidant support to help promote strong immune function.
Thyme Oil (Thymol)†
Thymol, the essential oil of thyme used in Intestin-ol, is standardized to contain up to 75% high-powered oil to help maintain gastrointestinal comfort. In an in vitro study, thymol, as well as eugenol (essential oil from clove), interfered with the structure of the C. albicans cell membrane, causing cellular and metabolic changes to C. albicans. In a similar study, thymol reduced the number of aggressive hyphal forms of C. albicans, compared to control. In-vitro studies show that thymol interferes with the production of C. albicans’s protective matrix (or biofilm), as well as the biofilms of mature C. albicans forms, thus creating an inhospitable environment for C. albicans to thrive.
Thyme oil is one of the strongest antioxidants known, and it has been used as a medicinal herb since ancient times. Thyme supports the immune, respiratory, digestive, nervous and other body systems.
Thymol, as the main active ingredient responsible for the activity of thyme EO, has been shown to possess
- and even anti-cancer,
- anti-hyperlipidemic and
- antiviral properties.(Trusted Source)
Clove Oil (Eugenol)†
The clove oil used in Intestin-ol is standardized to contain up to 86% eugenol, which provides antioxidant protection and promotes healthy microbial balance. In vitro, eugenol adversely affected the adherence of C. albicans as well as inhibited filamentous cell growth. In an in vitro study examining the effects of 30 different plant oils on C. albicans biofilm formation, clove oil was one of only four oils that showed significant biofilm reduction (28.57%) properties. In vitro, clove oil shows a strong ability to disrupt the normal metabolism of many GI pathogens. In addition, the essential oil of clove has been shown to have the highest ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) value of any essential oil available. The ORAC value is a scale developed by scientists at the National Institute of Aging. The ORAC determines a compound’s ability to scavenge free radicals and thus reduce the burden of oxidative stress.
The oregano oil used in Intestin-ol is standardized to contain up to 75% carvacrol, which provides antioxidant protection and promotes healthy microbial balance. In a study examining the actions of oregano oil (600 mg/day for 6 weeks) in 13 adults, showed that carvacrol promoted a healthy microflora and the positive benefits were confirmed through stool analysis.
- Oil of oregano contains active ingredients with antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties.
- The natural antibiotic qualities of oregano may help to clear out stubborn yeast infections and bacterial infections.
- Gastrointestinal infections: A randomized controlled trial (RCT) found that oregano oil was associated with significant improvements in Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, and E. coli infections in patients with metabolic syndrome .Lung function: Two separate RCTs found that carvacrol from oregano oil helped improve lung function, inflammation, and respiratory symptoms in asthma patients and people with lung damage [2, 3].
- Intestinal parasites: A small human study examined patients with fatigue and chronic GI symptoms who tested positive for fecal parasites . Notably, oregano oil improved gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, and flatulence. Additionally, oregano did not lead to significant disruption of the gut microbiome of the patients, indicating a more gentle effect than antibiotics. With oregano oil taken daily over a period of six weeks, 93% (13 out of 14 patients) were able to eliminate their parasites.
- Some of the specifics of how oregano oil constituents can cleanse the gut of pathogens and support a balanced gut environment include:
- Carvacrol inhibits food-borne pathogens like E. coli, B. cereus, and salmonella .
- Carvacrol also inhibits fungi like Candida, as well as inhibits biofilms, a kind of sticky layer that bacteria produce to protect themselves .
- Thymol is an effective reducer of inflammation in the gut, helping to protect the gastric mucosa (lining), improve digestive enzyme production, and heal ulcers .
- Rosmarinic acid has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, reducing harmful free radicals’ ability to cause cellular damage .
1 soft gel capsule three times per day or as recommended by your health care professional.
Does Not Contain
Gluten, corn, yeast, artificial colors and flavors.
Do not consume this product if you are pregnant or nursing. Consult your physician for further information.