Vital Solutions GmbH, a specialist in natural product development, sales and marketing, is pleased to announce that results of a human study showed that daily supplementation with Benegut®supports gastrointestinal health.
Benegut, the proprietary Perilla frutescens leaf extract used in this study, contains a specific ratio of selected flavonoids, particularly Vicenin 2, in combination with rosmarinic acid; all active compounds naturally found in Perilla.
Benegut improved all investigated symptoms (bloating, passage of gas, GI-rumbling, feeling of fullness and abdominal discomfort) significantly over the four week intake phase and was particularly effective to reduce bloating and abdominal discomfort in women.
“Study results confirm the mode of action of Perilla extract, which we investigated in in vitro and ex vivo studies. Perilla extract has proven prokinetic and anti-spasmodic efficacy, beneficial to reduce these kind of GI symptoms,” said Dr. Hajime Fujii, president and COO at Amino Up Chemical Co. Ltd. (Sapporo, Japan)
In the double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel design human study, 50 healthy people, ages 30 to 70, were administered capsules containing 150 mg proprietary Perilla frutescens leaf extract twice a day, for four weeks. Eighty percent of volunteers taking Benegut reported substantial improvement of gastrointestinal discomfort. “Benegut contributes to quality of life,” said Dr. Sybille Buchwald-Werner, managing director at 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.”
Benegut is a product of Vital Solutions. Benegut is a high-quality, sustainable natural ingredient, which is IP protected and approved to be used in food supplements in Europe and the U.S.