Modern researchers often turn to herbs and spices that have been used for centuries as a way to enhance the flavor of a variety of foods when trying to discover nature’s herbal secrets. It was known that herbs and culinary spice could slow down food spoilage long before refrigeration.
Essential oils and aromatic plants are becoming more popular with food scientists. It is being attempted to identify active ingredients in essential oils extracted from spices, including the oil of oregano.
Oregano oil, a member of the Lamiaceae family, has been used for centuries as a medicine. There are many varieties, but Oreganum vulgare is the most common. It is also known as wild marjoram.
Carvacrol, Thymol and Thymol are thought to have the highest biological activity of all the phenolic compounds in Oregano.
You can use them for anti-cancer, anti-microbial and antioxidant purposes.
Many people are looking for safer, more natural and non-harmful alternatives to antibiotic resistant bacteria to protect themselves from repeated infections.
The gut communicates with us via microbes. Because of their interaction with our immune system and neural systems, and the interactions they have with the rest of our body, it is vital to maintain a healthy microbiota. The gastro intestinal tract is the key to optimal health and well-being.
We are altering our bacteria communities through the use of antibiotics, proton pumps inhibitors, birth control pills, and other drugs. Add to that our western diets high in sugar and fibre and chronic stress and it is no surprise that this can lead to digestive problems and immune dysfunction.
These factors cause altered gut microbes, which in turn leads to altered permeability of the lining of our digestive system.
This change in permeability allows food antigens and other particulates, including lipopolysaccharides, to cross the single epithelium layer lining the gastrointestinal tract. It is commonly known as a “leaky gut” and can lead to more infections, inflammation, allergies, and other problems.
My clients and many others are looking for natural alternatives to medication. They also want to reduce the risk of their gut microbes being altered, further impairing their immune system.
One of the supplements I recommend is Oregano Oil in a form called supplement (produced by Biotics Research). Biotics Research can dramatically improve the delivery of oregano oils.
There are many commercially available oregano oils that vary in their potency. Additionally, tinctures and other liquids of the oil can be difficult to swallow for some patients due to its bitter taste profile. Oil of oregano is absorbed mostly in the small intestine. This makes it difficult for non-sustained releases products to reach the main areas of GI dysfunction.
Each tablet of A.D.P. contains a standardised extract from oregano oil (50mg) in an emulsified form. This allows for easy dosing and maximizes delivery.
Biotics Research ADP is the one product I recommend you keep in your natural health cabinet. It has helped many clients with a variety of conditions, including sinusitis, gastritis and dental infections. It has been especially beneficial for me with respiratory infections.
This is a common precaution that clients take when they travel. The change in food, water, and environment can cause gastro-intestinal infection. !
ADP is suitable for use in many conditions due to its antibacterial, parasite, and antifungal properties. Biotics Research ADP is highly recommended.
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