About Oil of Oregano
Oil of Oregano is a formula that contains potent cleansing and antioxidant benefits to the intestines. It also contributes to the maintenance of a healthy microbial balance while also providing antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-yeast qualities. Besides, Oil of Oregano helps keep the cells protected against damage caused by free radicals. With cleansed intestines and powerful antioxidant support, the body can enjoy optimal health overall, which begins from normal gastrointestinal function.
How Oil of Oregano Works
Oil of Oregano is a formula standardized for thymol and carvacrol, the basic ingredients in oregano. Each softgel provides an impressively rich amount of both of these compounds. To understand how the product works, it is essential to know the properties tied to oregano. Like many common herbs and spices, such as turmeric, ginger, and garlic, oregano has qualities that are isolated and concentrated so that they give the maximum of the related health benefits. The oil extracts of Origanum Vulgare, the Mediterranean oregano, have been widely used to promote a healthy balance of gut bacteria and foster intestinal cleansing as a means to support a healthy gastrointestinal tract.
The only downside with concentrated oils is that they can be irritating to the stomach (the gastrointestinal mucosa, to be precise). Emulsifying the Oregano oil of the formula in olive oil as a carrier solves this problem effectively, though. This procedure (namely emulsification) also allows smaller amounts of the essential oil to exert most of their effects (primarily on the inner surface of the small intestine). This occurs because the emulsification increases the surface area of the particles in the essential oil.
A detailed list of the health benefits of oregano is provided right below.
How Gut Health Promotes Optimal Health
To begin with, the gut can help control almost every single thing about the human body and mind, from our mood and brain health to weight, immune function, and inflammation. Is it by chance that nearly 90% of the so-called “happy hormone” serotonin, is produced in the gut? Did you also know that 70% of our immune system is traced in the gut? Gut imbalances have been linked to feeling down and out, as well as most illnesses, health conditions, and diseases. What can send the gut microbiome out of balance? To put it plainly, harmful bacteria taking over the population of the beneficial ones.
The body is full of bacteria, both good and bad, the majority of which live in the large intestine, forming the gut microbiome. The beneficial bacteria help remove toxins from the body and also promote healthy digestion. The goal? To keep the immune system strong. However, when, for some reason, the bad bacteria outnumber the good ones, we develop health-affecting imbalances. Some of the symptoms/health conditions related to compromised gut microbiome are:
- Brain fog
- Bad mood
- Frequent illness
- Loose stools
- Joint pain
- Food allergies
- Itchy skin (or rashes or hives)
- Abdominal pain
- Autoimmune problems
- Poor sleep
- Weight gain
Some of the ways the gut microbiome becomes unhealthy are poor diet full of sugar-laden, processed foods, excess stress, repeated use of antibiotics, overuse of ibuprofen, not getting enough sleep, and overindulging in alcohol.
Oil of Oregano
Applications As already mentioned, oregano oil can support the body’s defenses against the overgrowth of unfriendly bacteria, fungi, and yeast. That attribute alone makes it a perfect component of a protocol that targets intestinal health. Promoting and ensuring gut microbiota balance are also vital health benefits of using oregano oil. Given its antioxidant properties, oil of oregano can neutralize free radicals, preventing the acceleration of cellular aging and chemical damage in the body due to free radicals. Also, rosmarinic acid, one of the basic components of the formula, may help foster a properly functioning immune system and a healthy response to inflammation.
Oil of Oregano Ingredients
The formula contains no genetically modified (non-GMO) oregano oil, as well as olive oil, purified water, vegetable glycerin, and bovine gelatin.
- The recommended dosage is 1 softgel a day with a mean unless otherwise instructed by your healthcare practitioner.
- Always consult your physician or doctor before taking a nutritional or dietary supplement, especially if you are taking medication, nursing, pregnant, or if you have a medical condition.
- Oil of Oregano is free from dairy, gluten, and soy.
- Note that the formula is heat-sensitive, so keep in a dry, cool place.
About the Manufacturer
Designs for Health is a family-owned manufacturer of nutritional formulas that was founded in 1989. Their supplements are research and science-based and are developed without compromise following GMP practices. The company offers formulas that are exclusively provided to healthcare professionals and their patients as a means to help treat a wide range of health conditions. Designs for Health also gives additional services targeting healthcare practitioners, including clinical education and practice development.
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