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 Genesis Nutrition's Super Goldenseal

Description

Genesis Nutrition's Super Golden Seal features standardized, maximum strength goldenseal root. Goldenseal (Hydrastitis canadenisis) was used for centuries by Native Americans as a medicinal herb to help treat infections and gastrointestinal (GI) problems. Today, goldenseal is used to treat inflammation and infections of the mucous membranes and GI tract and to maintain a healthy immune system.

The goldenseal root or rhizome contains two medicinally active constituents, the alkaloids berberine and hydrastine. These potent alkaloids give goldenseal its therapeutic properties and are anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, a digestive stimulant and a mild laxative. Berberine may also have beneficial cardiovascular effects, including increasing the force of the heartbeat while decreasing the rate of the heartbeat.

Research suggests that goldenseal is an effective antimicrobial agent. In a test tube study published in Antibiotics, goldenseal has been shown to inhibit the growth of E. coli, chlamydia, salmonella, and Entamoeba histolytica. Another study reports that isolated berberine treated diarrhea and gastroenteritis with good results.


Pros

Containing 700 mg of goldenseal root per capsule, Genesis Nutrition's Super Goldenseal provides an easy and convenient way to enjoy the benefits of goldenseal. Standardized for active alkaloids, Genesis Nutrition promises maximum plant potency and freshness.

Goldenseal has the following benefits:

  • Boosts immune function
  • Treats inflammation and infections of the GI tract and mucous membranes
  • Improves digestion
  • Supports heart function

Cons

High amounts of goldenseal may cause GI distress and nervous system side effects such as nervous excitement, decreased blood pressure and difficulty breathing.

Goldenseal should not be taken long term. Goldenseal should be taken at intervals of 3 weeks on and 2 weeks off, to avoid possible alkaloid toxicity.

Pregnant women or breast feeding women should not take goldenseal. People with pre-existing medical conditions or those taking medications should consult a physician before taking Super Goldenseal.

Be aware that some drugs and supplements may interact with the nutrients in Super Goldenseal including:

  • B vitamins
  • Doxycycline
  • Heparin
  • Tetracycline

Is it for you?

If you want to maintain a healthy immune system and help treat infections of the GI tract or mucous membranes, then Super Goldenseal may be for you.

However, pregnant women or breast feeding women should not take goldenseal. People with pre-existing medical conditions or those taking medications should consult a physician before taking Super Goldenseal.


Dosage and Directions

Take one to three capsules daily with 8 ounces of water.

Best if taken on an empty stomach.

Experts recommend that goldenseal should be taken at intervals of 3 weeks on, and 2 weeks off.



Super Goldenseal Supplement Facts


Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 1
  Amount Per Serving Daily Value
Standardized Goldenseal Root 700 mg *
*percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Ingredients: Other Ingredients: Magnesium Stearate.


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