Upper GI Support to soothe occasional heartburn, acid indigestion and
Upper GI Support to soothe occasional heartburn, acid indigestion and upset stomach. With ginger, slippery elm, angelica and gentian.*
- Oh, the discomfort of heartburn and acid indigestion. Sometimes the body has a hard time maintaining optimal pH in the stomach.
- This blend of 11 soothing herbs helps soothe occasional heartburn, upset stomach and excess acid production while supporting normal digestion*.
- Can be used before or during meals as a gentle tonic to soothe heartburn symptoms.
- Note: GI Support is more for upper GI issues like occasional heartburn and acid indigestion. Our Digestive Support is helpful for lower GI issues (intestinal sensitivity).
- Fairly fast-acting, but optimal results may occur after 1-2 weeks of use.
- Sleep tip: Sleep on your left side, not your right side. On your left side, the stomach and its gastric juices remain lower than the esophagus, reducing heartburn and digestive upsets.
ACTIVE INGREDIENTSSee All
- SLIPPERY ELM BARK
- ANGELICA ROOT
- GENTIAN ROOT
Take 1-2 capsules before meals as needed. Fairly fast-acting, but optimal results may occur after 1-2 weeks of use.
Do not use if tamper proof seal is damaged or missing. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Consult a health care professional prior to use if you have any pre-existing medical conditions or are taking any prescription medications. Keep out of reach of children.
Aids healthy digestion and helps
calm nausea and sour stomach.*
SLIPPERY ELM BARK
Helps soothe and protect linings of
the esophagus, stomach, and intestines.*
A bitter herb with antispasmodic properties that
helps soothe occasional heartburn and reduce gas.*
A digestive all-star that eases occasional
nausea, heartburn and stomach upset.*
What’s the story on licorice and blood pressure?
Licorice is a widely studied natural antiviral, female hormone balancer, and adaptogenic herb that can help address stress and adrenal fatigue. It's also commonly used as a complementary herb used in modest amounts in both Western and Eastern herbal blends. in very high doses, the licorice "glycyrrhizin" can cause elevated blood pressure.
Since 1978 Crystal Star has focused on the functional benefits of whole herbs formulated with secondary and tertiary supporting ingredients. The amount of Licorice in GI Support is just a small part of the 11 whole herb formula. However, we don’t recommend any form of licorice for people with a history of renal failure as well as people who are on heart medication or steroid drugs. Please discontinue if you become pregnant
Can phytoestrogens increase risk for diseases like breast cancer?
While it’s true that some herbs like Dong Quai, Red Clover, and Licorice contain natural phytoestrogens (estrogen-like compounds), there is no credible evidence that moderate intake of these herbs in their whole form will increase your risk for estrogen driven disease, like breast cancer.
Dr. Linda Page combined numerous whole herbs in moderate amounts in the formulas. This type of traditional herbal approach reduces the potential for side effects or reactions, and is a primary reason many herbalists choose to blend herbs rather than use high doses of any one herb. The blended herbs in a moderate concentration act more like a food than a drug in the system. They go through normal digestion and elimination like a food, not building up in the system or burdening the body with potential toxicity.
Still, if you have an estrogen-based health problem, it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor before using herbs that can affect hormone balance. Other products on the market use concentrated sources of phytoestrogens, or may be otherwise inappropriate for your unique health needs.