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Europe: Study finds proprietary Perilla frutescens leaf extract to improve gastrointestinal discomfort

Vital Solutions, in collaboration with Amino Up Chemical, has announced the publication of a human study using their dietary supplement ingredient, Benegut, a proprietary Perilla frutescens leaf extract.

In the double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel design human study, 50 healthy people, ages 30-70, were administered capsules containing 150mg proprietary Perilla frutescens leaf extract twice a day, for four weeks.

About 80% of volunteers taking Benegut reported substantial improvement of gastrointestinal discomfort.

“Benegut supplementation showed physiological relevant and statistically significant improvement of gastrointestinal discomfort”, said Dr. Sybille Buchwald-Werner, MD at Vital Solutions.

“The study results are very promising, taking in consideration the challenging set up of a nutritional human study with healthy volunteers and the area of digestive health, which is known for high placebo effects.”

The natural ingredient, which is intellectual property protect, is approved to be used in food supplements in Europe and the US.