New study shows herbal formula improves gastro symptoms

Friday 20th September 2019: A commercially available gut relief formula can reduce the frequency and severity of gastrointestinal symptoms by 60-80%, according to a new study1 presented this week at the European Congress of Integrative Medicine in Barcelona. 

The “Gut Relief Study” was run by the National Institute of Integrative Medicine (NIIM) in Melbourne. The study enrolled 52 participants with gastrointestinal symptoms into a 16 week dose response study which focused on the Nutrition Care “NC Gut Relief” formulation. 

The study showed significant improvements in gastrointestinal symptoms including indigestion, heartburn, nausea, constipation, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, stool consistency, gut microbiome, troublesome flatulence and bad breath. There were also evident improvements in quality of life, energy and sleep. 

In addition to symptom relief and quality of life improvements, the NC Gut Relief formula demonstrated a significant improvement in repairing leaky gut. Leaky gut is a condition in which the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged, causing undigested food particles, toxic waste products and bacteria to “leak” through the intestines and flood the blood stream. 

Lead researcher, Associate Professor Dr Karin Ried from the National Institute of Integrative Medicine said the use of the Gut Relief formulation led to reduced need for reflux medication in almost half of the participants with upper gastro-intestinal symptoms. 

“It is interesting to see the herbal Gut Relief formula also improved the microbial profile in participants over the three month time frame, while allowing some participants to consume what were previously problematic food triggers,” said Dr Ried. “The results were very positive.” 

NC Gut Relief contains a combination of herbs, nutrients and prebiotics including Glutamine, Cumerone® (bioactive curcumin), Aloe vera, Slippery elm, Peppermint oil, Guar gum and Pectin. 

NC Gut Relief is distributed by Nutrition Care in Australia and available at Priceline Pharmacy.



  1. Ried, K. Dorairaj, R. et al. 2019. Herbal formula improves upper and lower gastrointestinal symptoms. The Gut Relief Study. Presented at European Congress of Integrative Medicine (ECIM) in Barcelona