New Study Shows Herbagut Supports Gut Health

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 | 1081 Views

Results of a new study show that Herbagut—a natural polybotanical extract blend—supports gut health. It is a proprietary blend of 14 botanical extracts developed and marketed by Arjuna Natural Limited.

For centuries, Ayurvedic botanical ingredients have been used traditionally for gut health and general well-being. It is rooted in the centuries-old tradition of Ayurvedic Medicine.

The botanical ingredients used in Herbagut are individually extracted and blended in proprietary ratios with unique fingerprinting to ensure stringent quality, efficacy, and consistency. It is certified pure, sustainable, traceable, and conforms to EU regulations—including that on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. All of the 14 botanical extracts used in the product are approved in the EU and US for use in food supplements.

A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study, published in March 2018, in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Dr Adrian Lopresti, at Murdoch University, Perth, Australia, demonstrated that this synergistic polybotanical extract helps support overall well-being and healthy gut function.

Discomfort in the gut has been linked to anxiety, stress, and depression—the so-called “gut-brain” axis. The synergistic action of ingredients in this product offers mucosal protection and helps maintain the integrity of the internal lining of the gut. It also has a proven anti-inflammatory effect, helping to support a diverse gut microbiota and aiding in gut motility.

“This trial confirms that a daily intake of 800 mg of Herbagut over a 28-day period can improve gut health and related health conditions in people with unsatisfactory bowel habits,” says Dr Benny Antony, joint managing director at Arjuna Natural Limited.

He adds: “The tradition of Ayurvedic medicine, used for hundreds of years, is finally backed by research and is accessible to consumers who seek natural relief from digestive stress.”

The study further proved that this product is safe to use in food supplements, offering a range of specific benefits that include: improvement of gut microflora, regular bowel movements, constipation relief, and mitigation of abdominal pain, abdominal distension, heartburn, and straining at defaecation.

Through its support of a healthy gut-brain interaction, it significantly improves the overall quality of life. Other aspects of the study demonstrated that the phytochemicals in this product can selectively kill pathogenic bacteria.

“The patent-pending Herbagut brand is now available in powder, granular, and taste-masked water dispersible powder formats,” concluded Dr Antony. The company will exhibit the product at Vitafoods, Geneva, 15-17 May 2018, booth #J30.