Glycyrrhiza glabra is an herb recognized as an ingredient by the nutraceutical industry for gut health and related indications.
Natural Remedies, a leading herbal extract innovator and manufacturer from India, announces the grant of an Australian patent for GutGard® (# 2009329032). The GutGard invention uses a novel flavonoid-rich phytochemical composition for the holistic management of dyspepsia, gut mucosal health and gut-related discomfort at a dose of 150 mg per day.
GutGard has undergone two double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials, in vivo and preclinical studies, which have proved GutGard to be safe and efficacious for managing symptoms of functional dyspepsia and in minimizing the Helicobacter pylori load. A recently published in vitro study on Gutgard proved its mechanism of anti–H. pylori activity, possibly through its action on bacterial protein synthesis, DNA gyrase and dihydrofolate reductase.
Dr. Deepak Mundkinajeddu, senior manager of R&D at Natural Remedies, comments, “Gutgard is novel in its flavonoid-rich formula with demonstrated superiority of biological activities over regular deglycyrrhizated extracts. The recent Australian patent for GutGard will encourage us to develop more of science-based novel products in future.
As a manufacturer of herbal ingredients to nutracutical, dietary and food and beverage industry, Natural Remedies has been at the forefront of its brands like BacoMind®, Turmacin®, KalmCold® and standardized herbal extracts for more than two decades. GutGard in its free-flowing powder form; can go well in soft gel and syrup formulations apart from capsules/caplet formats. Formulators interested can approach with GutGard queries to [email protected] More information on this flavonoid-rich ingredient can be found at gutgard.com.