Slippery elm bark powder contains mucilage, a gelatinous like substance that reacts with water to form a slippery gel-like substance, when taken orally it expands in the digestive tract and helps provide a protective barrier for irritated gastric mucous membranes. When taken after meals Slippery elm capsules may soothe an irritated or acidic stomach and help relieve the digestive symptoms of heartburn and reflux. Slippery elm bark is rich in nutrients and easy to digest which makes it useful during times of minor digestive discomfort and convalescence, or when only bland food is desired. The inner-bark of the Slippery elm tree is a native of North America, and was widely used by native Indians and early American settlers for it’s soothing and anti-inflammatory qualities.
Can assist with
Symptomatic relief of acidic or irritated stomach, heartburn, digestive reflux and minor digestive disturbance. Helps form protective coating on irritated mucous membranes in digestive tract. Nutritional substance of benefit during convalescence.
Recommended adult dosage
Adults: Take two to four capsules with a meal three times daily. It is recommended to drink plenty (1-2 litres) of water throughout the day. Capsules may be broken open and the powder mixed with water or juice for throat and upper digestive tract applications or mixed into foods such as mashed banana or grated apple. Children: Best used mixed with food or apple juice as above, 1-2 capsules twice daily.
If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare practitioner