ProEnt2 Plus maintains intestinal health and protects against fungi, yeasts, and other bacteria with a synergistic combination of oregano leaf, artemisia, rosemary, milk thistle, ginger, scutellaria and barberry extracts.
Evidence is now building that certain plant extracts may have profound effects against a wide range of undesirable microorganisms. In independent studies, extracts of oregano leaf, artemisia, rosemary, milk thistle, ginger, scutellaria and barberry have been shown to prevent the overgrowth of certain bacteria and yeast even when diluted up to 20,000 fold.
These types of extracts are likely to play an increasing role in health maintenance over the next several years, especially as the level of resistance to antibiotics continues to increase. Research on the use of these types of extracts and oils continues.
Current Approaches to Fungal Overgrowth
To date, the only truly effective antifungals that have extra-intestinal action against yeast are prescription-only drugs. While the majority of these are able to eradicate Candida albicans throughout the body, chronic use is also characterized by a marked degree of toxicity, particularly affecting liver and kidney function. Furthermore, some of these drugs have an adverse effect upon the friendly intestinal microflora, thus aggravating the problem they are attempting to remedy.
A Natural Approach
Scientists have now focused their attention upon a new series of natural compounds extracted from various plants such as oregano leaf, artemisia, rosemary, ginger, scutellaria and barberry which have a potent effect against fungi, yeasts and other bacteria. The drawback up until now in using native plant oils has been their instability and low rate of absorption. The oil extracts are inherently very unstable, degrade, and oxidize quickly. They lose potency and become ineffective against microbes.
It is very difficult to obtain the maximum benefit from currently available liquid oil (or encapsulated oils) supplements for several reasons including:
- Oxidative damage in vitro and vivo
- Poor absorption of liquid oils
- Poor dispersion in the gut
- Most plant essential oils can irritate the lining of the gut
To solve these problems, different technologies are used to provide dry extracts that are more oxidation and degradation resistant. These high yield extracts are more efficiently absorbed because they are dispersed in water based environments similar to that of the body, to better target microorganisms. High yield extract combinations (example: Oregano, Rosemary, Artemisia, Ginger, Barberry) are an excellent adjunct in health maintenance against microbes, especially as the level of resistance to antibiotics continues to increase.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Individual results may vary.