Sustained Release Emulsified Oil of Oregano- A Patented Formula
Proven effective against yeast and parasites, oil of oregano is a powerful plant extract with a strong history in supporting gastrointestinal health.
Dr. Jill Health is widely known for micro-emulsifying fat-soluble nutrients and other lipids for increased nutrient absorption and bioavailability. This technology has been used for oil of oregano, dramatically increasing the effective surface area of the oil. In addition, a sustained release mechanism has been applied to SB Oregano, assuring a gradual release throughout the digestive tract. This combined effect of emulsification and sustained release optimizes intestinal exposure to the essential oil.
Long before the advent of refrigeration, the effect of herbs and culinary spices on foodborne organisms was recognized. Similar to rosemary, garlic, ginger, turmeric and other household herbs and spices, oregano has innate properties that could slow food spoilage; natural antimicrobial principles at work. Today, scientists can better explain these specific mechanisms of action.
The principal phenolic compounds in oregano – carvacrol [2-methyl-5-(1-methylethyl)phenol] and thymol (2-isopropyl-5methylphenol) function synergistically with other biologically active monoterpenes of oregano as antagonistic to certain microbes. Both carvacrol and thymol have been shown to be biocidal against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria in the jejunum, ileum and colon.1,2,3,4 Other studies showed oil of oregano negatively impacting the growth of biofilms produced by pathogenic bacteria.5-9
Scientists suggest that the hydrophobic properties of carvacrol and thymol allow them to interact with cell membranes influencing its integrity and leakage. Studies show a direct relationship between amount of oregano extract and amount of biofilm.10-12
This powerful plant extract also has robust antioxidant properties. The synergist between carvacrol, thymol and the other terpenes in oregano oil create a high free radical scavenging capacity, supporting cellular membranes, lipids and intracellular components from oxidative stress. Not only does oil of oregano demonstrate potent antioxidant activity, it also supports healthy inflammation pathways by reducing the production of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-a), interleukin-1B(IL-1B) and IL-6 in LPS-activated THP-1 human macrophage cells. Mice models have shown a reduction in interleukins, prostaglandins and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2).13
SB Oregano not only provides the effective phenolic constituents found in oil of oregano, but these compounds are micro-emulsified and delivered with sustained release technology, earning the status and recognition of a patented formula (#5,955,086).
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