IBD Relief 120 capsules - Saccharomyces, boswellia, ginger, aswagandha, vitamin D3 and protease | discontinued
AOR IBD Relief's active ingredients are traditionally used in Herbal medicine to help relieve digestive upset/disturbances including lack of appetite, nausea, digestive spasms, indigestion, dyspepsia and flatulent colic. IBD Relief contains digestive enzymes that help digest proteins and a probiotic that forms part of a natural healthy gut flora and helps reduce the risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhea
• helps control inflammation related to IBD and celiac disease
• promotes healthy intestinal flora
• supports the proper digestion of gluten
• provides key enzymes for improved digestion and nutrient absorption
IBD and Celiac Disease
Ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD) are the most common forms of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) in humans. These diseases are characterized by cycles of chronic relapses and remissions, chronic inflammation of the intestinal mucosa and an abnormal gut micro-flora.
Celiac disease is caused by an immune response to the protein gluten. It is believed to affect 1 in 200 people in the modernized world and results in a decreased ability of the body to absorb nutrients.
Digestive Enzymes & Inflammation Reduction
IBD Relief includes specialized digestive enzymes that help to prevent the exacerbation of IBD and celiac symptoms. These include AN-Peptides which are a source of DPP-IV, and which break down gluten and other proline rich proteins. Elimination of these proteins helps to prevent the initiation of an inappropriate immune response in the gut, thereby averting painful inflammation. IBD Relief also includes the natural botanical ingredients Boswellia serrata, ashwagandha and ginger for reducing inflammation and stress, as well as vitamin D3 which is important for immune system modulation. Saccharomyces boulardii also helps to reduce inflammation in the gut and protect the bowel from pathogens.
The key to the successful treatment of conditions like IBD & celiac disease is intervention based on a multiple-mechanism approach. AOR’s IBD Relief is one such formula.
ANPEP for Inflammation & Autoimmunity
Autoimmunity can be promoted through the inappropriate activation of the immune system by certain proteins in the diet. This is the underlying mechanism behind celiac disease, where the immune system inappropriately targets the protein gluten. The problem can be aggravated by a lack of dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-IV) enzyme activity in certain gastrointestinal conditions. Supplementation with enzymes having DPP-IV activity prevents the activation of the immune system by breaking down dietary proteins like gluten before they cause an immune response - a significant benefit for those suffering from autoimmune disorders like IBD or celiac disease.
Prolyl endopeptidases (PEPs) also help to break down gluten, reducing the occurrence of gluten induced intestinal inflammation. Currently the only treatment for celiac disease is life-long avoidance of wheat, rye, barley and other gluten containing foods. IBD Relief includes PEPs derived from the fungus Aspergillus niger (AN-PEP). AN-PEP is far superior to other gluten-reducing enzymes because it remains active over a wider pH range, and is not destroyed by stomach acidity. Not only does AN-PEP work at the stomach’s natural pH, but it has been shown to degrade gluten proteins 60 times faster than other enzymes commonly used.
Boswellia: Boswellia is well known for its anti-inflammatory effects. In clinical trials, promising results were obtained in UC patients using Boswellia. With higher percentages of patients going into remission while using boswellia than those using sulfasalazine (an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat UC), it is not surprising that 36% of German IBD patients surveyed use Boswellia as part of their treatment protocol.
Vitamin D: The evidence linking vitamin D and the prevalence of autoimmune diseases continues to grow. There is clear evidence that vitamin D is needed for the proper functioning of the immune system. Vitamin D has been shown to help inhibit the induction of auto-immune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus, type-1 diabetes and IBD. The vitamin D receptor also appears to have a critical role in the control and response of the colon to chemical injury.
Ashwagandha: There is significant psychological stress in dealing with any chronic disease. Chronic stress may lead to a breakdown in coping mechanisms and worsen the course of IBD. Withania somnifera is well known for its ability to enhance the body’s response to stress. This traditional ayurvedic herb can also help support the immune system, which is tied into inflammation.
Ginger: Zingiber officinale has long been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for the relief of digestive complaints including nausea and intestinal cramps. Ginger helps to improve digestion by reducing inflammation, improving intestinal motility and toning the muscles of the wall of the gut.
Saccharomyces boulardii is a probiotic yeast which is useful for fighting off disease causing organisms in the intestinal tract. It is used for fighting inflammation and infection in the intestinal tract as a result of microbial imbalances. Some studies indicate that it is useful in inflammatory bowel diseases for reducing inflammation and inducing remission.
Inflammation – A Successful Combination
IBD Relief provides an innovative and effective combination of ingredients to help those with IBD or celiac disease to manage and prevent inflammation and exacerbation of the condition.
Take 3 capsules daily or 2 capsules twice daily, with meals of your choice, or as directed by a qualified health care professional.
contains per daily serving (4 capsules)
Boswellia serrata(40% boswelliazuren) 600mg
gember (Zingiber officinale, 10:1) 300mg
aswagandha (Withania somnifera, 10:1) 100mg
vitamine D3 25mcg/ 1000IU
ANPEP™ [protease van Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus flavus var.oryzae 13,64mg/1900 HUT*
Saccharomyces boulardii 1,33x1010 cfu
active ingredients (Boswellia, ginger and aswagandha-extract, vitamin D3, protease), fillers (microcrystalline cellulose, maltodextrin, potato starch, beta-cyclodextrin, dextrin, sodium stearyl fumarate), capsule (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose)
keep dry and closed at normal room temperature
keep out of reach of young children
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have gastrointestinal lesions/ulcers, are taking anticoagulant agents, anti-inflammatory agents or other enzyme products, are having surgery, or if you have nausea, fever, vomiting, bloody diarrhea or severe abdominal pain. Consult a healthcare practitioner for prolonged use. Discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner if symptoms (e.g. digestive upset, diarrhea) occur, worsen, or persist beyond 3 days. Hypersensitivity/allergy has been known to occur in which case discontinue use. Consumption with alcohol, other drugs or natural health products with sedative properties is not recommended. Do not use if you have an immune-compromised condition (e.g. AIDS, lymphoma, patients undergoing long-term corticosteroid treatment)
This product has come into contact with soy; do not use if you have a soy allergy.
contains no other familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)
suitable for vegetarians and vegans