CandiBactin™ is a blend of concentrated essential oils and herbal extracts from the aromatic mint family designed to support digestive health. This unique combination contains essential oil extracts of Red Thyme and Oregano, with extracts of Sage leaf and Lemon Balm. This essential oil and extract blend is easy to consume in a softgel capsule form, that gets straight to the stomach and avoids any pungent odour and taste found in liquid alternatives.
Red Thyme oil (Thymus vulgaris) and Sage leaf (Salvia officinalis) are closely related herbs, and both have a long traditional history of use to support both the respiratory and the digestive systems. They may support the digestion by contributing to normal stomach and intestinal function. They may also support respiratory health, being soothing for the mouth, throat and pharynx, and studies have shown their anti-microbial activity.
Oregano oil (Origanum vulgare) is extracted from the herb oregano, and has traditionally been used to facilitate digestion. CandiBactin™ contains a standardised extract of oregano oil, high in carvacrol.
Recent studies have shown that certain essential oils such as thyme and oregano may have properties that affect the microbiota within the GI tract. Both carvacrol and thymol (found in oregano and thyme) have been shown to possess antimicrobial activity.
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) may support digestion, by contributing to the normal function of the intestinal tract. It may be calming and soothing.
Essential oils should always be used diluted. The essential oils of thyme and oregano have been blended with the dry leaf extracts of sage and lemon balm - herbs that both complement and stabilise the delicate essential oils - in an oily base, encased with unique softgel encapsulation technology.
Why are standardised extracts important? – Standardised extracts are a guarantee that the potency and amount of active compounds are the same as those advertised on the label. This is particularly important when choosing a botanical supplement.