Nature's Sunshine Gastro Health - formerly Herbal H-p Fighter. This formula was designed to inhibit the growth of a bacteria known as helicobacter pylori or H.pylori for short. Recent scientific research has implicated this bacteria as a leading cause of ulcers and chronic gastritis. Gastro health contains a concentrated form of several herbs shown to exhibit antibacterial activity against H Pylori. It also contains herbs to soothe inflamed tissues, assist in the healing of mucous membranes and relieve stomach discomfort. 60 Capsules
RRP $35.90, healthy.co.nz price $28.70
- Formulated to inhibit the growth of Helicobacter pylori
- Antibacterial activity against H Pylori
- Soothe inflamed stomach tissues
- Assist in the healing of mucous membranes
- Helps to relieve stomach discomfort
- Ingredients that have been shown to inhibit the growth and adhesion of unfavourable organisms in the GI tract
Can be taken with antibiotics, anti-ulcer medications and other digestive products
Nature's Sunshine products has been awarded a patent for Gastro Health by the US Patent Office. The name of the patent is "Composition and Method for Treating and Preventing Helicobacter pylori-associated Stomach Gastritis, Ulcers and Cancer" United States Patent No. 6, 187, 313 B1
Take 2 capsule with a meal twice a day, plus two capsules at bedtime, with a glass of water.
According to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, more than 90% of people having duodenal ulcers and 80% having gastric ulcers are infected with a bacteria known as Helicobacter pylori or H.Pylori for short.
This bacteria has been sound to suppress hydrochloric acid production, which would normally kill any bacteria and parasites in the stomach.
When H.Pylori invades stomach tissue, white blood cells respond to the area, resulting in inflammation. Prolonged inflammation can destroy the stomachs protective lining, as can H.pylori itself.
This bacteria can break down the mucin - the stomachs protective layer - allowing any available hydrochloric acid to come in contact with unprotected stomach tissues.
In either case, the result is chronic superficial gastritis, with burning pain and indigestion. Left untreated, this problem can escalate into a peptic ulcer, or worse, chronic atrophic gastritis, which can lead to stomach cancer.
In fact, an article published in Contemporary Gastroenterology indicated 50% of patients with non-ulcer gastritis are diagnosed with an H.pylori infection.
Another study published in The New england Journal of Medicine, found over 90% of people suffering with stomach cancer have H.pylori specific antibodies in the blood stream for an average of 13 years before diagnosis. Furthermore, those having H. pylori are 3 times more likely to develop stomach cancer during the next 1-24 years.
Per 2 capsules: Proprietary Blend 800mg: DGLE (Deglycyrrhizinated licorice extract) (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Pau D'Arco Bark Concentrate (Tabebuia avellanedae), Cloves Flower Concentrate (Eugenia aromatica), Inula racemosa Root Extract, Capsicum Fruit (Capsicum annuum). Other ingredients: Capsule (gelatin, water), cellulose (plant), soy lecitin.
Keep out of the reach of children. In all cases of gastritis, seek professional advice before self prescribing.