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Ulcers (Duodenal or Gastric)

Ulcers most commonly form in the stomach (gastric ulcer) or in the duodenum (peptic ulcer) and are the result of eroded stomach tissue – caused by weak stomach lining and reduced sodium bicarbonate secretion. There are a number of factors that can contribute to the development of an ulcer; a link between stress & anxiety and the formation of ulcers has been established due to the increased production of gastric acid. People who take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, drink, smoke or practice unhealthy dietary habits are at a greater risk of developing either peptic or gastric ulcers. An infection with the bacteria “Helicobacter pylori” or “H. pylori” could be the cause of an ulcer as well. + Read more >

Ulcer and gastric supplements like “mastica chios” or “mastic gum” has reported to be very effective in the elimination of H. pylori subsequently providing relief from ulcers. Other ulcer conditions not associated with H. pylori can be supported with various ulcer and gastric supplements and dietary and lifestyle alterations. Slippery elm, the amino acid L-glutamine and aloe vera promote the healing of the lining of the digestive tract and can be used regularly without any side effects. Taking DGL (deglycyrrhizinated licorice) has anti-inflammatory properties and may help to stimulate the restoration of mucous layer – use deglycyrrhizinated licorice root only, regular licorice root can elevate blood pressure and should not be used by those who suffer from high blood pressure. There are a number of ulcer and gastric supplements to choose from; it is just a matter of finding the one that works for you. Let our experienced staff at Body Energy Club guide you to find the appropriate ulcer and gastric supplement suitable to your condition. Besides taking ulcer and gastric supplements it is recommended you eat a wholesome healthy diet high in antioxidants (avoid refined & spicy foods, alcohol and citrus fruits), drink raw fresh cabbage juice it contains the amino acid L-glutamine known to protect and heal the stomach lining. Reducing stress and incorporating stress-reduction methods can be very beneficial for healing too. Let the healing begin with ulcer and gastric supplements from Body Energy Club, Canada’s largest online vitamin store. Before starting any new supplements it is important to check with your doctor to make sure they are right for you, especially if you have a medical condition or are taking prescription medications.+ Read less >

  • AOR Mastica Chios Herbal Supplements

    AOR Mastica Chios Herbal Supplements

    Mastica Chios is Chios gum mastic, the resinous extract of the mastic tree (Pistacia lentiscus). Research supports gum mastic's contribution to gastrointestinal health through its effects on unfriendly bacteria in the stomach.


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  • New Roots Licorice Root Herbal Tonic Supplement

    New Roots Licorice Root Herbal Tonic Supplement

    Licorice has long been used for both culinary and medical purposes. It is used for flavoring and sweetening candies and medical remedies. Licorice also has other potent effects, particularly for ulcers and adrenal insufficiencies. Whole licorice is used for cases of adrenal insufficiencies and inflammation. Another more widely used form is the deglycyrrhizinated one which is as effective as whole licorice in its ulcer treating properties but without any hypertensive side effects. Licorice contains the glycoside, glycyrrhizin which has a similar structure and activity as the adrenal steroids. Licorice has an anti-inflammatory activity similar to cortisone and has been found useful for arthritis and allergies. In addition, Licorice has been used for mild Addison's disease and other adrenal insufficiencies, such as hypoglycemia. Licorice also acts like the hormone, ACTH, causing sodium retention, potassium depletion, and water retention. Excess consumption of licorice can lead to the classic symptoms of hypertension, with edema, increased blood pressure, potassium loss and muscular weakness. Licorice is used for ulcers and stomach distress, inflammatory problems, arthritis, adrenal insufficiency, Addison's disease, hypoglycemia, cirrhosis and liver damage, skin problems, rashes, dernatitis, impetigo, coughs and bronchial complaints, bacterial infections, constipation and as a female tonic.


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