MegaGuard is a daily digestive aid which combines thyroid-friendly licorice, artichoke, and ginger – three powerful herbs to help balance stomach acid, promote normal digestion, and reduce digestive discomfort.
Licorice root is not only extremely helpful with the digestive issues, it is also a very supportive nutrient for the thyroid.
Even though we may think of licorice as a flavoring in candy, licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) has a long history of use for treating digestive discomfort. In Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine, licorice is well-known for its ability to protect the gastric mucosa and modulate everyday inflammation. A stress fighting adaptogen, licorice has been used for thousands of years for many purposes including as a remedy for heartburn, leaky gut, adrenal fatigue, pain relief and many others.
MegaGuard is different! Most licorice supplements on the market today contain deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) because large amounts of glycyrrhizin have been associated with serious adverse effects like elevated blood pressure and lowered potassium levels. However, the problem with this commonly found DGL is that it does not contain any significant amounts of flavonoids (the powerful components which provide so many health benefits). In effect, the “good stuff” has been stripped out of most licorice supplements on the market today.
However, MegaGuard’s Gutgard® licorice contains more than 10% total flavonoids and less than 0.5% glycyrrhizin to avoid those undesirable effects. Importantly, it has been shown to protect the stomach lining and balance H. Pylori, a stubborn bacterial infection which is incredibly common.
MegaGuard also contains scientifically validated extractions of artichoke and high potency ginger.
Artichoke leaf extract has been used in traditional medicine as a digestive aid. It also has strong properties that prevent serious conditions such as heart disease and cancer. In addition, it has a nourishing effect on the liver and digestive tract, and an ability to reduce dangerous systemic inflammation.
In 2003, German researchers demonstrated that 640mg/day of artichoke leaf extract significantly improved digestive symptoms like bloating and fullness as well as quality of life in patients with functional dyspepsia (i.e. indigestion, stomach pain, discomfort, nausea, bloating, and belching). Though the study was conducted over 6 weeks, most of the treatment group saw relief of their digestive symptoms within the first week!
Ginger has also been used as a digestive aid in Eastern medicine for generations and studies have shown that ginger can relieve bouts of nausea and vomiting. What’s more, ginger amplifies the positive effects of artichoke leaf extract on digestion. In 2015, an Italian study found that that daily combination of 40 mg of ginger extracts with 200 mg of artichoke leaf extract reduced the severity and frequency of common digestive symptoms even better than artichoke leaf extract alone. MegaGuard contains 60 mg of high potency ginger root extract for maximum strength.
MegaGuard, when used in combination with MegaSporeBiotic, offers complete gastrointestinal support from the stomach all the way to the colon with just two capsules a day, taken with lunch and dinner.
So, whether you’re looking for a natural remedy for H. Pylori, or you just want to support everyday healthy digestion, MegaGuard is a powerful tool in your arsenal.