Ortho Molecular Intestin-ol - 90 ct
Ortho Molecular's Intestin-ol is a potent formula that includes the essential oils of oregano, thyme and clove to help maintain gastrointestinal comfort.
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.
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.
Oregano Oil: 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.
Does Not Contain: Gluten, corn, yeast, artificial colors and flavors.