Natural Remedies, a leading herbal dietary ingredient manufacturer, announced successful publication of an in vitro study demonstrating the anti-Helicobacter pylori activity of its novel branded ingredient GutGard®, a standardized extract of Glycyrrhiza glabra, for managing the symptoms of functional dyspepsia. The study has been published in the Journal of Ethanopharmacology 145 (2013) 581-586 and is titled “In vitro anti-H.pylori activity of a flavonoid rich extract of Glycyrrhiza glabra and its probable mechanisms of action”.
Various scientific studies earlier have established beneficial activity of flavonoids of licorice for gut health. H. pylori, a Gram-negative bacteria, is the leading cause of peptic ulcer. The recent study reported that, GutGard acts against H. pylori possibly by inhibiting protein synthesis, DNA gyrase and dihydrofolate reductase.
Dr. Amit Agarwal, director of human health division at Natural Remedies stated that GutGard is a much-needed scientifically proven dietary ingredient for a maintaining healthy gut microflora as it has selective activity against gram negative bacteria like H.pylori. More information on this novel ingredient can be found at gutgard.com.