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FAQs

about DIGESTIVE REMEDY Siberian Pine Nut Oil

What is the link between bad digestion and stomach problems?

When food cannot digest it ferments abnormally in the digestive tract forming a build-up of abnormal gasses. The gas build-up creates pressure that can cause bloating and discomfort or can force digestive juices to reflux. The absence of stomach acid provides the perfect environment for pathogens such as Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria to proliferate. H. pylori is can cause erosion, inflammation and ulcerations (peptic ulcers) of the mucosal lining.

What causes bad digestion?

Stress, low levels of stomach acid, pain medication, alcohol and bad diet all inhibit digestion.
For a detailed understanding of how these factors impair digestion see the CAUSES OF STOMACH PROBLEMS section of the website.

How does DIGESTIVE REMEDY Siberian Pine Nut Oil soothe digestive and stomach discomfort?

Pinolenic acid – which is found in high concentrations in Siberian Pine Nut Oil – has shown to aid in digestion, balancing out the stomach environment and preventing food from fermenting in the digestive tract. This leads to the effective relief of bloating, pain, reflux and other stomach problems.
Pinolenic acid stimulates the release of cholecystokinin (CCK), which is fundamental to digestion. Studies have shown that pinolenic acid boosts the release of the digestive hormones (CCK by 60% and GLP1 by 25%) which help the body to:

  • increases absorption of essentials nutrients
  • increases insulin secretion

DIGESTIVE REMEDY improves digestion, stimulates the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria, and assists in protecting the stomach’s mucosal lining from inflammation and ulceration.

Why is cholecystokinin (CCK) so vital for digestion?

CCK stimulates the digestion of fat and protein and regulates the speed of digestion which plays a key role in effective digestion in the small intestine. CCK also stimulates the pancreas to release pancreatic digestive enzymes and the gallbladder to secrete and deliver bile to the intestine, which aids digestion and absorption of essential nutrients.

How long does DIGESTIVE REMEDY Siberian Pine Nut Oil take to work?

Relief from symptoms differs from person to person, the type of condition and severity. Relief from mild heartburn can be experienced within 30 minutes, with moderate reflux, bloating, constipation and heartburn relief can be expected within 1-2 weeks. It may take 2-4 weeks to feel relief from GERD, persistent gastritis, IBS, H.pylori and peptic ulcers. For colitis, hiatus hernia, and Barrett’s Oesophagus it may take up to 3 months before symptoms are relieved.

How much should I take, and when?

Please read through the specific instructions laid out in the DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS section of the website.

Does DIGESTIVE REMEDY Siberian Pine Nut Oil kill H. pylori?

DIGESTIVE REMEDY will assist with decrease the symptoms associated with H. pylori. There are no clinical studies which have proven that Siberian Pine Nut Oil will kill the bacteria. People with stomach problems who are H. pylori positive benefit from using our oil to treat the uncomfortable and painful symptoms associated with the bacteria.

What are the added benefits of using DIGESTIVE REMEDY Siberian Pine Nut Oil?

As it is a natural product, the product is FREE of any negative side effects unlike those related to antacids. Additionally, DIGESTIVE REMEDY Siberian Pine Nut Oil has a number of positive benefits including dramatically improving skin complexion and problem skin conditions, helping to lower cholesterol and benign hypertension, naturally boosting energy, immunity, and metabolism and weight control. Overall, it promotes, supports and maintains digestive balance, health and vitality.

Why do I have stomach problems despite following a healthy diet?

We all have unique body chemistry, and certain foods, even foods that are deemed healthy, may simply not work for YOU and YOUR digestive system. There are a number of factors that contribute to stomach issues such as STRESS, sleep deprivation, low stomach acid, the use of pain or anti-inflammatory medication, smoking, alcohol consumption and bacterial or viral infections.

How much does DIGESTIVE REMEDY Siberian Pine Nut Oil cost?

Our product is AUTHENTIC Siberian Pine Nut Oil. The recommended retail price in South Africa is R275-R279 for a 250ml bottle. The Other Option’s DIGESTIVE REMEDY Siberian Pine Nut Oil is cold pressed from hand-picked Siberian Pine Nuts sustainably sourced from forests in Siberia, Russia which are free of pesticides. DIGESTIVE REMEDY is packed in an oxygen free environment to retain the healing properties and ensure freshness in every bottle. Only premium quality authentic Siberian Pine Nut Oil retains the unique properties your body needs to repair itself. The average price of a handful of regular pine nuts from your local supermarket / health store will cost just under R100 for 80g.

Why is Siberian Pine Nut Oil so special?

Unlike other pine trees, Siberian pine trees only produce pine nuts after 60 years. Thereafter, they produce nuts every 1-2 years (12 kg per tree), making Siberian pine nuts one of the most exclusive specialty nuts on the market.

Can I buy DIGESTIVE REMEDY on my medical aid?

Our product is nappi-coded which means that medicals aids that pay for over-the-counter and complementary medicines (CAMS) WILL pay for DIGESTIVE REMEDY. Ask your pharmacist for assistance.

Why is DIGESTIVE REMEDY Siberian Pine Nut Oil a better alternative to antacids?

DIGESTIVE REMEDY Siberian Pine Nut Oil contains a high percentage of pinolenic acid which promotes digestion, resulting in improved overall health. Conventional antacid treatments can perpetuate bad digestion by neutralising the stomach acid. Known long-term side effects of antacid treatments include osteoporosis, diarrhoea, constipation and skin rashes. The long-term use of drugs that reduce the production of gastric acid can adversely affect the body’s ability to digest and absorb proteins and vitamins. Vitamin B12 is especially affected by low levels of gastric acid and a vitamin B12 deficiency leads to anaemia, lack of energy, shortness of breath, bone brittleness, depression and the overall degeneration of one’s health.

Should I stop my antacid or acid blocking treatment? What can I expect if I do?

The Other Option supports remedies which are natural and side-effect FREE. We therefore recommend that DIGESTIVE REMEDY Siberian Pine Nut Oil is NOT used in conjunction with antacids and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). A 2009 report in The American Journal of Gastroenterology suggests that PPIs may cause dependency in digestive ailment sufferers. A 2010 report in The American Journal of Gastroenterology reported on a study where healthy volunteers were given either PPIs or a placebo for ten weeks. A week after the treatment was stopped, 44% of the PPI recipients reported symptoms of dyspepsia, compared to 9% of the placebo recipients. By the third week after the trial, this difference between the two groups had disappeared. The conclusion is that rebound hyperacidity occurs following the discontinuation of PPI’s and that one should expect symptoms of hyperacidity to worsen for a week or two after stopping these drugs.

I took DIGESTIVE REMEDY Siberian Pine Nut Oil and experienced detoxification symptoms (slight nausea, mild headaches, fatigue), could I be allergic to the oil?

SOME customers (not all) may experience uncomfortable symptoms including bloating, burping, diarrhoea, mild headaches, nausea or a burning sensation in the stomach in the first week. These are NOT allergic reactions, but are the result of detoxification – particularly if the customer has been using conventional treatment options such as antacids and PPIs. These symptoms will soon pass and the results will be well worth it.

I took DIGESTIVE REMEDY Siberian Pine Nut Oil and felt great for the first few days and then had another “acid” attack, should I continue using the oil?

Yes, these “attacks” will pass within a few weeks. People who have been using conventional treatments such as acid blockers and PPIs for extended periods of time often experience a backlash after stopping the conventional treatments. An extra 5ml can be taken symptomatically during these times. This has shown to offer symptomatic relief within 20-30 minutes. We encourage you to continue with the treatment as the results will be well worth it.

I suffer from flatulence, will DIGESTIVE REMEDY Siberian Pine Nut Oil help this?

Yes. Flatulence and gas can be very embarrassing and uncomfortable. The Other Option receives lots of positive feedback from customers who notice a remarkable change within a few weeks of taking DIGESTIVE REMEDY Siberian Pine Nut Oil.

I either have diarrhoea or constipation, my bowel movements are never regular, will DIGESTIVE REMEDY Siberian Pine Nut Oil help?

This could be a sign that your food is not digesting properly. Constipation is one of the most common causes of diarrhoea. Diarrhoea caused by constipation is known as bypass diarrhoea. DIGESTIVE REMEDY Siberian Pine Nut Oil is not a laxative but positively assists with constipation and many of our customers who experience both constipation and diarrhoea have reported this.

Can anyone use DIGESTIVE REMEDY Siberian Pine Nut Oil?

Any person without a nut allergy can use our product. Pine nuts are SEEDS and NOT nuts and an allergic reaction is rare. However, should you suffer from nut allergies it is HIGHLY advisable to stay away from seeds as the presence of a nut allergy increases the risk of an allergic reaction to seeds.

Can I use DIGESTIVE REMEDY with other supplements or medication?

DIGESTIVE REMEDY can be used with most supplements and medicines. We do advise against using other oils rich in omega-6 such as flaxseed in conjunction with our oil. Caution is advised for people using blood thinning medicine such as Warfarin. Always check with your healthcare practitioner before using any essential fatty acids when using blood thinning medication.

Do you recommend using any other supplements with DIGESTIVE REMEDY?

We highly recommend using pure omega-3 fish oil in conjunction with DIGESTIVE REMEDY. Many stomach problems are stress related and omega-3 fish oil with a high EPA level is an important supplement for mood disorders and depression. Depression can also be a result of stomach problems and is often associated with IBS.

Can I take DIGESTIVE REMEDY Siberian Pine Nut Oil if I do not have digestive issues?

Yes, DIGESTIVE REMEDY Siberian Pine Nut Oil is an all-round beneficial tonic. It increases the absorption of nutrients in the digestive tract and is also a powerful antioxidant. DIGESTIVE REMEDY improves skin complexion and soothes problem skin conditions, helps lower cholesterol and benign hypertension, naturally boosts energy, immunity, metabolism and weight control.

Can I take DIGESTIVE REMEDY Siberian Pine Nut Oil if I am pregnant?

DIGESTIVE REMEDY is a natural cold-pressed oil made from Siberian pine nuts. Although no clinical tests have been performed, it is considered safe to use during pregnancy as it contains traces of vitamin A (1.46mcg).

Can I give DIGESTIVE REMEDY Siberian Pine Nut Oil to my baby?

Just as DIGESTIVE REMEDY helps adults with reflux, it also helps babies. While an allergic reaction to pine nuts is extremely rare, it is prudent to be cautious when introducing nuts or seeds to babies for the first time. Babies must be 12 weeks or older, and both the baby and the baby’s biological parents must be free of allergies, asthma and eczema. Before you give DIGESTIVE REMEDY to your baby, please call us on 0861 88 88 39 for quick and simple steps to test for nut/seed allergies, as well as specific dosages.

What does DIGESTIVE REMEDY Siberian Pine Nut Oil taste like?

DIGESTIVE REMEDY is a natural oil with a palatable and subtle woody pine-nut taste. No two bottles of DIGESTIVE REMEDY will ever taste the same, and may vary in colour and consistency as organic pine nuts differ from harvest to harvest.

Is DIGESTIVE REMEDY extra virgin Siberian Pine Nut Oil?

The term extra virgin should not be used when referring to Siberian Pine Nut Oil. Extra virgin is a term used for the various stages of pressing the olive when producing olive oil. It is a culinary term, which denotes different grades of flavour. The Other Option’s DIGESTIVE REMEDY Siberian Pine Nut Oil is cold pressed from hand-picked Siberian Pine Nuts, sustainably sourced from forests in Siberia.

How do I store DIGESTIVE REMEDY Siberian Pine Nut Oil?

DIGESTIVE REMEDY Siberian Pine Nut Oil should be stored below 24°C, it can also be kept in a refrigerator, but always out of direct sunlight and heat.

“The Other Option’s DIGESTIVE REMEDY Siberian Pine Nut Oil has worked wonders for me. My life is back to normal.”

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