Nerol (lemongrass) and gastrointestinal tract

In this age of industry and convenience, we are all exposed to toxins on a daily basis. The gastrointestinal tract, barring massive environmental exposure, is one of the major sites exposed to toxins throughout the body. Repeated exposure to toxins in the gastrointestinal tract can lead to suboptimal function and harmful changes that highlight the need for a health regime that protects against such damage.

To do this, researchers in Mexico conducted a study to determine if nerol, a small compound found in the essential oil of lemongrass, could have a gastroprotective effect when ingested. They found that nerol had a profound protective effect at moderately low levels of intake. At the molecular level, the researchers determined that nerol helped maintain a healthy inflammatory response to toxic exposure. While further research is warranted, these results are encouraging and add to the growing evidence supporting the use of natural supplements.


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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