Indigestion, nausea, heartburn, constipation, diarrhoea, gas, bloating… we could all learn how to live without them!
Using the right remedy and treating the underlying cause is the right solution. Many people suffering from these digestive problems unfortunately opt for the wrong remedy – anti-acids. On the market there are many anti-acids available; these are to be taken only if one has an acid problem, generally noted because of a sharp retro sternal pain or from a bitter after taste. If one has a digestive problem and there is no acidity involved, it is useless to treat oneself with an anti-acid, as there is no need to suppress acidity.
There are a number of natural ingredients which provide relief from digestive problems by treating the underlying causes.
Digestive enzymes, like Bromelain and Papaya provide relief by helping digestion when the underlying cause is delayed gastric emptying. Bromelain is derived from the pineapple fruit and is a lipolytic enzyme (an enzyme capable of digesting fat globules). Papaya is an enzyme which helps reduce gas, bloating, and fullness after a high-fat meal.
Artichoke has a choleretic (bile stimulating) action, and helps bile flow to increase significantly. Artichoke is an ideal treatment for mild indigestion—particularly following a meal high in fat. It also helps to reduce nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, and flatulence.
Licorice is a natural acid-blocker. It is also used as a complimentary treatment to H2 antagonists and proton pump inhibitors when treating gastro esophageal reflux (GERD) disease which is a disorder of the esophagus that causes frequent symptoms of heartburn.
Aloe Vera is a remedy to indigestion and nausea caused by overeating, wrong food choices or combinations, stress and stomach bugs. An Aloe layer is formed over the food being digested and this gives a soothing effect.
Calendula has soothing effects and has been used for the natural relief of stomach ulcers and inflammation.
Peppermint Oil is classified as a carminative and is excellent when the underlying cause of indigestion is a hypo motility – a substance that prevents and relieves intestinal gas. It may also relieve spasms in the intestinal tract. Peppermint oil or peppermint tea is often used to treat gas and indigestion.
What would be better than having all these advantageous substances combined into one product which can be bought over the counter?
Altaflora Gastrogel Syrup, by Alta Care Laboratoires – Paris is a 100% natural supplement containing all the above mentioned digestive enzymes, extracts and essential oils. It is a unique formulation of certified concentrated aloe, essential oils and digestive enzymes, combined with herbs recognized for their soothing and digestive properties.
Altaflora Gastrogel has the advantage of being manufactured in syrup form. Thus the ingredients used in Altaflora Gastrogel Syrup are fresh and not processed, unlike the case of tablets, where the efficacy of the ingredients is lessened, due to manufacturing processes like drying or compressing in which the ingredients lose some of their activity and some of their properties are lost or altered.
Since tablets or capsules take longer to digest than syrup, Altaflora Gastrogel guarantees faster and immediate symptom relief.
Alta Care Laboratoires – Paris, do not dilute their syrups with water, thus the active ingredients are stronger and therefore give better effective results. The ingredients of Altaflora Gastrogel Syrup are diluted in sugar-free honey and Pineapple juice, guaranteeing an excellent taste!
If you suffer from common digestive problems Altaflora Gastrogel is definitely worth a try to treat the underlying cause of indigestion! Take one tablespoon of Altaflora Gastrogel Syrup after meals or when symptoms appear.
Altaflora Gastrogel Syrup is available in 200ml or in the maxi size 500ml bottles and can be purchased from pharmacies.