Nerol and Gut Health

In this day and age of industry and convenience, we are all exposed to toxins on a daily basis. Barring massive environmental exposures, the gastrointestinal tract is one of the most significant sites of toxin exposure throughout the entire body. Repeated exposure to toxins in the gastrointestinal tract can lead to suboptimal function and detrimental changes highlighting the need for a health regimen that might protect against such damage.

To do just that, researchers in Mexico undertook a study to determine whether or not nerol, a minor constituent found in lemongrass essential oil, could exhibit a gastroprotective effect when ingested. They found that at moderately low levels of ingestion, nerol had a profound gastroprotective effect. At the molecular level, the researchers determined that nerol aided in maintaining a healthy inflammatory response to toxin exposure. While further research is merited, 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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