What are Peppermint Softgels For?
Peppermint has one of the most powerful and diverse spectrum of benefits of any essential oil. Aromatically, it is energizing and can help support feelings of clear breathing. Topically, it provides a cooling sensation to the skin. But internally is where Peppermint may provide the most powerful benefits.
Can I Use Peppermint Essential Oil Internally?
Yes, you can use doTERRA CPTG peppermint essential oil internally. Like many essential oils, Peppermint is listed by the FDA as Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) for internal consumption. While GRAS status should not imply that you can ingest Peppermint essential oil without considering quantity, it does note that it is safe when consumed in “commonly used quantities". Generally recommended guidelines include starting off with the smallest amounts (a single drop in a glass of water) and slowly increasing it with experience.
What Are the Benefits of Ingesting Peppermint?
Peppermint essential oil is an antioxidant, it supports the proper function of several different body systems and helps to reduce appetite when used internally. Quite simply, a drop of Peppermint essential oil in a glass of water each morning is a great addition to your health-supporting lifestyle for many reasons, but its most research-proven benefit is in supporting healthy digestive function.
Human clinical and experimental research suggest that Peppermint essential oil can:
- Ease and relax the gastrointestinal muscles
- Reduce gas and bloating
- Bring comfort to other acute digestive difficulties.
What Is the Best Way to Take Peppermint Internally?
While Peppermint can be taken in the form of beadlets, or added to food or a glass of water, for the oil to support the digestive system it has to be able to reach its target.
The stomach is an acidic environment, which can denature or even totally destroy many substances. The Peppermint Softgel is enteric-coated, meaning it has a coating which prevents irritation in the stomach lining and allows it to survive the entire digestive system until it is released in the large and small intestines. Numerous studies have shown that enteric-coated substances are more effective at reaching their intended targets.
The Peppermint Softgel provides a convenient, evidence-based way to take advantage of the digestive supporting properties of Peppermint essential oil.
Take up to two (2) softgels before meals to reduce acute digestive discomfort and experience all the other internal benefits of Peppermint.
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