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Benegut extract improves gastrointestinal discomfort in healthy people, says Vital Solutions

Last updated on 01-Mar-2013 at 13:10 GMT2013-03-01T13:10:51Z

Daily supplementation with Vital Solutions’ Benegut extract blend could help to support gastrointestinal health in healthy people, according to new scientific data.

The randomized controlled study, which is as yet unpublished, found that the proprietary supplement improved all of the investigated symptoms – bloating, passage of gas, GI-rumbling, feeling of fullness and abdominal discomfort – significantly over a four week intake phase and was particularly effective to reduce bloating and abdominal discomfort in women.

The blend, which contains Perilla frutescens leaf extract in a specific ratio of selected flavonoids – particularly Vicenin 2 – in combination with rosmarinic acid, was given to 50 healthy participants in twice daily 150mg doses, for four weeks.

The result: 80% of volunteers taking the extract reported substantial improvement of gastrointestinal discomfort, according to Vital Solutions.

“The study results are very promising, taking in consideration the challenging set up of a nutritional human study with healthy volunteers and the area of digestive health, which is known for high placebo effects.” said Dr Sybille Buchwald-Werner, managing director at Vital Solutions.

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