well known for helping maintain a healthy balance of normal bacteria in
the intestines,* is found in many plants – including Berberis aristata
(Indian barberry), Hydrastis canadensis (goldenseal), Coptis chinensis
(Coptis or golden thread), Berberis aquifolium (Oregon grape), and
Berberis vulgaris (barberry).
Fatty acids have a long and well-recognized use for helping to maintain a healthy balance of the microorganisms that normally live in the gastrointestinal tract.* In fact, during the past 50 years, fatty acids have demonstrated their effectiveness in supporting a healthy gut flora in a number of studies.* Fatty acids bound to minerals such as calcium – like the calcium undecylenate of Undecyn – are more sensitive to the acid/alkaline balance in the gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, betaine hydrochloride is included in Undecyn's formula to provide an acidic environment in the small intestine to achieve its optimal efficacy.*
An imbalance in the flora in the GI tract can be caused by various reasons, including an unhealthy diet, inadequate digestive enzyme activity, oral contraceptives, and the use of various prescription and OTC medications.
Many health-care practitioners consider gut ecology – maintaining a healthy balance of the microorganisms that normally live in the digestive tract – and gut function to be key to overall health, including proper immune function.* In women's health in particular, the relationship between the health of gut flora and vaginal flora in receiving increasing recognition. Thorne's Undecyn combines the flora-enhancing qualities of a unique form of undecylenic acid – which is more effective than caprylic acid – with betaine hydrochloride. This formulation enables Undecyn to maintain full potency throughout the gastrointestinal tract. Berberine, which also helps to maintain a healthy balance of normal bacteria in the intestines, is also included in Undecyn.*
Take 3 capsules two to three times daily or as recommended by your health professional.
Three Capsules Contain:
Betaine Hydrochloride* 450 mg.
Calcium Undecylenate** 450 mg.
Berberine HCl (from Indian Barberry extract) (root) (Berberis aristata) 150 mg.
High and low viscosity hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, Calcium Laurate, and Magnesium Citrate (Time-Sorb**), Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide.
*Betaine Hydrochloride derived from a non-plant source.Do not take this product out of the capsule. This product is contraindicated in patients with peptic ulcers.
**Calcium Undecylenate complexed with Time-Sorb®, a time-release matrix.
Berberis Concentrate Berberine HCl 85%
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
If pregnant, consult your health professional before using this product.
There are no known interactions or contraindications at publication date.
Betaine hydrochloride should be used with caution by an individual with a history of a peptic or duodenal ulcer.
*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.
- Brand: Thorne®
- Product Code: 268916
- Availability: In Stock