- Promotes Cleansing of the Gut
- Stimulates Gastric Motility and Emptying
- Supports Microbial Balance in the GI Tract
Active Motility is a combination of ginger (Zingiber officinale) and artichoke leaf extract (Cynara cardunculus L.) delivered at a clinically proven dose to restore gastric motility. This distinctive blend of bioactives promotes contractions in the migrating motor complex, helping to restore proper motility, which ensures the steady flow of food particles and bacteria through the small intestine. In addition, it provides support for improved digestion and relief from gas, bloating and associated GI discomfort.
Artichoke Leaf Extract (Cynara cardunculus L.)
Artichoke leaf (Cynara cardunculus L.) has been used for centuries to stimulate bile secretion and enhance overall liver function which help to restore gut motility and improve digestion. Cynaropicrin, the bitter compound found in artichoke leaf extract, along with other polyphenols, such as caffeoylquinic acids and flavonoids, have antioxidant and hepatoprotective potential and contribute to the alleviation of an impressive range of GI symptoms. In fact, in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, the combined supplementation with artichoke (100 mg) and ginger extract (20 mg), twice per day before lunch and dinner for 14 days, was shown to improve occasional acid indigestion. Artichoke has been said to complement the therapeutic effects of ginger as the former acts on the small intestine while the latter, on the stomach
Ginger Root Extract (Zingiber officinale Roscoe)
The therapeutic applications of ginger root (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) are vast and well-documented by both human and animal data. The therapeutic effects of ginger root reach far beyond its well-recognized role in alleviating nausea and vomiting and include its role as a carminative, spasmolytic, and as a digestive stimulatory agent. For example, compared with placebo, supplementation with a combination of ginger root extract (20 mg) and artichoke leaf extract (100 mg) resulted in a -24% difference in the after-meal gastric area, indicating improved gastric emptying. Additional human studies corroborate this finding showing ginger supplementation stimulates antral contractions in the stomach and consequently accelerates gastric emptying compared to placebo. Preclinical studies suggest the active components in ginger; namely, gingerol and shogaol, may affect gastrointestinal motility through interaction with serotonergic receptors. Additional human data (using the same 120 mg extract described above) suggest additional gastrointestinal benefits for the combination including improved nausea, epigastric fullness and bloating after four weeks of daily supplementation before lunch and dinner. Ginger has also shown to help maintain microbial balance. Supplementation with 3 g/day of ginger for four weeks has been shown to remove unwanted organisms in the gastric area and improve occasional acid indigestion with symptoms of gastric fullness, early satiety, nausea, belching, and gastric discomfort.
Take 1 capsule per day on an empty stomach, or as recommended by your health care professional.
Does Not Contain
Wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, animal or dairy products, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs), artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or artificial preservatives.
If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your physician before taking this product.