Ingredients and Warnings

Each canister of DigestiveHealth contains 30 servings when following the recommended serving size and using the provided scoop that provides 11 grams of soluble prebiotic dietary fiber.

Suggested Use:

Mix one scoop of prebiotic fiber into your favorite drink or soft food (must be able to stir), and mix until dissolved. Use at mealtimes for best results.

Ingredients:

Olivamine®
[Olive Leaf Extract, Glycine, Taurine, MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), L-Proline, N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine, Vitamin B3 (niacinamide), Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCl)]

Plus:

Soluble Vegetable Fiber (from non GMO corn)

Other Ingredients:

None

Warnings:

If you are pregnant, nursing, or taking other medications, consult your healthcare provider before using this product. As is the case with all supplements, some individuals may not tolerate or may be allergic to the ingredients used. Please read the ingredient panel carefully prior to ingestion.

Disclaimer:

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

About Olivamine®

The Precise Olivamine® Compound Blend is Scientifically Superior

The scientific community recognizes the tremendous health benefits of hydroxytyrosol, and the ever-increasing amounts of peer review literature on the subject makes this clear. This single ingredient makes the Olivamine® brand extraordinary. However, hydroxytyrosol in combination with the other Olivamine® compounds is scientifically superior.

Extensive and ongoing primary research, being conducted at the McCord Research Center located at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, has demonstrated the superiority of the precise combination of compounds found in Olivamine®.

Researchers discovered that healing times in diabetic and nondiabetic models were substantially reduced following Olivamine® treatment. This is critical because improved repair helps ensure that a patient’s exposure to harmful infections and toxins is potentially reduced.

The Olivamine® supplement product line is not dependent upon secondary research. While others are doing excellent work, our research team is dedicated to discovering the benefits of the precise blend of compounds that allow our products to heal when nothing else works. There is a reason and it is scientific superiority.

Hydroxytyrosol Continues to Capture the Imagination of Scientists Around the World

As scientists develop more accurate experimental methods and improved technology to study cells at the molecular level using increasingly powerful microscopes, better gene analysis tools and faster ways to manipulate DNA and proteins, the ingredients in Olivamine® including hydroxytyrosol continue to reveal new exciting, cellular protection and repair activities. Moreover, vital clinical studies continue to demonstrate the remarkably positive effects Olivamine® has on cell health and repair.

Scientists can now observe hydroxytyrosol entering cells and interacting with important proteins that influence DNA expression, immune responses and cellular longevity. Not only can scientists study the effects of hydroxytyrosol on organelles like mitochondria, scientists are able to study the effects of hydroxytyrosol on so many cellular processes including endoplasmic reticulum stress. Changes in protein folding and DNA-protein interactions can now be examined.

The amazing ability of olive molecules, including hydroxytyrosol, to influence their molecular and cellular surroundings has captured the attention and imagination of scientist for many years, and is still proving to be extremely interesting and challenging. Teams of scientists are working hard to discover the many secrets still left to be revealed. The incredible ability of Olivamine® to improve the health of cells has stood the test of time and continues to promote exciting scientific and clinical breakthroughs.

Hydroxytyrosol Helps Regulate DNA Expression on the Epigenetic Level

The Olivamine® supplement product line was created over ten years ago, but the amazing science behind Olivamine® and the healing power of olives has held up against cutting-edge scientific scrutiny, and the knowledge gained from new discoveries related to Olivamine® has continued to expand at an ever-increasing rate.

One of the main components of olives is the molecule, hydroxytyrosol, a potent antioxidant that has been shown through scientific research to activate an array of beneficial genes and oxidative defense enzymes, as well as increase the lifespan of cells. Hydroxytyrosol helps protect the powerhouses of cells, known as mitochondria that are intimately involved in energy metabolism and aging. Hydroxytyrosol and a companion olive antioxidant decrease inflammation and increase endothelial cell viability and repair.

In the past few years, scientists have been able to determine thousands of genes that are positively affected by hydroxytyrosol. Not only does hydroxytyrosol influence the expression of so many important cellular proteins, hydroxytyrosol can help regulate DNA expression on the epigenetic level. Scientists are discovering more and more that epigenetics has major effects on cell development and growth, as well as repair.

Symptom Checker

Symptoms of inadequate dietary fiber include:

  • Constipation and diarrhea
  • Irritable bowels
  • Metabolic imbalances including diabetes
  • Elevated cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Always feeling hungry
  • Gas, bloating, and indigestion
  • Trouble losing weight

From the Pharmacist

Kyle Hilsabeck, PharmD., CWCP, is the Vice President of Pharmaceutical Affairs at McCord Holdings and licensed by the Iowa Board of Pharmacy with certifications in immunization, pharmaceutical compounding, and a Certified Wound Care Professional (CWCP). He completed degrees in biology and biochemistry at Wartburg College before earning his Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. Upon graduation, he completed a post-doctorate pharmacy practice residency through the University of Iowa. Dr. Hilsabeck worked in an advanced clinical practice retail pharmacy providing medication therapy management and precepting pharmacy students before joining the team at McCord Holdings. He has lectured for the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy on topics including dermatology therapeutics, vitamins, minerals, herbs, and nutritional supplements. Dr. Hilsabeck has a passion for improving patient care specifically with regards to the safety and quality of the products and health information people use.

Probiotics and Prebiotics: What’s the difference?

What’s the difference between prebiotics and probiotics and why would you choose one over the other? Are some prebiotic or probiotic foods and supplements better than others? Why is dietary fiber so important for overall health? How do probiotics impact inflammation and brain health? [Continue Reading]

Better Fiber for Better Health

Most people need to be consuming more dietary fiber, and many will require a supplement to reach their daily goal. What should you look for in a fiber supplement? Does your fiber supplement have excess sugar, taste bad, or cause excessive gas and bloating? [Continue Reading]

Fiber for Feeling Full

Your brain knows you have eaten enough when it receives specific signals to indicate satiety, or fullness. The more satiety signals that get triggered, the more full we feel. Fiber is a low-calorie nutrient that can trigger feelings of fullness through several mechanisms helping you control how much you eat. [Continue Reading]

Dietary Fiber for Diabetes

Dietary fiber is linked to almost all aspects of diabetes and its complications. Increasing dietary fiber intake through food and sugar-free fiber supplements has been shown to positively impact the risk factors and complications associated with diabetes including heart disease, obesity, brain health and immune health. [Continue Reading]

From the Scientist

Nancy B. Ray is the Science Officer for McCord Research. Dr. Ray currently writes about science and health issues and gives presentations related to the science of Olivamine® created by the founder of McCord Research, Dr. D. Elizabeth McCord. Dr. Ray received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Biophysics from Oregon State University. She was a postdoctoral fellow at NIH, Harvard University and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the University of Iowa. As a fellow and research scientist she performed research in the areas of virology, immunology, and cancer. She also earned bachelor of science degrees in Chemistry and Microbiology at the University of Montana.

Keeping a Balanced Gut Microbiome for Overall Health

The community of microbes (microbiome) in the gut promotes processes critical for health. Microbiome imbalance (dysbiosis) may lead to inflammation and associated diseases. Fiber, as a food source for bacteria in the colon can contribute to gut microbiome stability, decreased inflammation and increased health. In addition, the intestinal barrier helps protect against bacterial invasion and systemic inflammation. Fiber enables normal beneficial gut bacteria to produce products that increase intestinal integrity. A key component in Olivamine® found in DigestiveHealth has also been shown to preserve the intestinal barrier and its functions. [Continue Reading]

Peer Review Articles

Valuable Nutrients and Functional Bioactives in Different Parts of Olive

Citation:

Ghanbari R, Anwar F, Alkharfy KM, Gilani A-H, Saari N. Valuable Nutrients and Functional Bioactives in Different Parts of Olive (Olea europaea L.)—A Review. Int J Mol Sci. 2012;13(3):3291-3340. doi:10.3390/ijms13033291. [Read Article]

Oleuropein Decreases Cyclooxygenase-2 and Interleukin-17 Expression and Attenuates Inflammatory Damage in Colonic Samples from Ulcerative Colitis Patients

Citation:

Larussa T, Oliverio M, Suraci E, et al. Oleuropein Decreases Cyclooxygenase-2 and Interleukin-17 Expression and Attenuates Inflammatory Damage in Colonic Samples from Ulcerative Colitis Patients. Nutrients. 2017;9(4). doi:10.3390/nu9040391. [Read Article]

The capacity of nondigestible carbohydrates to stimulate fecal bifidobacteria in healthy humans: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, dose-response relation study

Citation:

Bouhnik Y, Raskine L, Simoneau G, et al. The capacity of nondigestible carbohydrates to stimulate fecal bifidobacteria in healthy humans: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, dose-response relation study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2004;80(6):1658-1664. [Read Article]

Prebiotics and the Health Benefits of Fiber: Current Regulatory Status, Future Research, and Goals

Citation:

Brownawell AM, Caers W, Gibson GR, et al. Prebiotics and the health benefits of fiber: current regulatory status, future research, and goals. J Nutr. 2012;142(5):962-974. doi:10.3945/jn.112.158147. [Read Article]

Functional foods-based diet as a novel dietary approach for management of type 2 diabetes and its complications: A review

Citation:

Mirmiran P, Bahadoran Z, Azizi F. Functional foods-based diet as a novel dietary approach for management of type 2 diabetes and its complications: A review. World J Diabetes. 2014;5(3):267-281. doi:10.4239/wjd.v5.i3.267. [Read Article]

Dietary Fiber and Energy Regulation

Citation:

Burton-freeman B. Dietary Fiber and Energy Regulation. J Nutr. 2000;130:272S-275S. [Read Article]

Cholesterol-lowering effects of dietary fiber: a meta-analysis

Citation:

Brown L, Rosner B, Willett WW, Sacks FM. Cholesterol-lowering effects of dietary fiber: a meta-analysis. Am J Clin Nutr. 1999;69(1):30-42. [Read Article]

Dietary Fiber and Metabolic Syndrome: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Related Mechanisms

Citation:

Chen J-P, Chen G-C, Wang X-P, Qin L, Bai Y. Dietary Fiber and Metabolic Syndrome: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Related Mechanisms. Nutrients. 2017;10(1). doi:10.3390/nu10010024. [Read Article]

Low amounts of dietary fibre increase in vitro production of short-chain fatty acids without changing human colonic microbiota structure

Citation:

Sasaki D, Sasaki K, Ikuta N, et al. Low amounts of dietary fibre increase in vitro production of short-chain fatty acids without changing human colonic microbiota structure. Sci Rep. 2018;8(1):435. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-18877-8. [Read Article]

Availability, fermentability, and energy value of resistant maltodextrin: modeling of short-term indirect calorimetric measurements in healthy adults

Citation:

Goda T, Kajiya Y, Suruga K, Tagami H, Livesey G. Availability, fermentability, and energy value of resistant maltodextrin: modeling of short-term indirect calorimetric measurements in healthy adults. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;83(6):1321-1330. [Read Article]

Promotive effects of resistant maltodextrin on apparent absorption of calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc in rats

Citation:

Miyazato S, Nakagawa C, Kishimoto Y, Tagami H, Hara H. Promotive effects of resistant maltodextrin on apparent absorption of calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc in rats. Eur J Nutr. 2010;49(3):165-171. doi:10.1007/s00394-009-0062-6. [Read Article]