| LINDSEY WILSON
Your gut microbiome - a delicate, multifaceted network affected by the smallest changes. The health of your gut is directly linked to your immune defenses, brain chemistry, skin clarity, and other organ functions. If your gut gets derailed, your other bodily systems aren't far behind. Total body health is our passion, and the understanding that you need each part to form a whole and healthy profile is at the basis of our mission.
Many of us are under the notion that stomach discomfort and digestive issues are something that we all go through from time to time. That, when we develop diseases or reoccurring conditions, it’s an inevitable situation outside of our control. And while there will always be factors over which you have no say, there are always means of reducing your risk for illness and disease.
If you knew that you could prevent a multitude of health issues just by maintaining the health of your gut, would you do it? Good health begins in the gut, and a healthy gut has balance. Great health stems from the maintenance of that balance. When your microbiome gets off balance, bad bacteria can take over. This bad bacteria is what feeds a silent invader - yeast.
Good Yeast vs. Bad Yeast
Yeast isn’t all bad. It’s naturally occurring all over your body, including in your mouth, on your skin, and in your gut. Some yeasts even act as probiotics that help your digestion and ensure that your body absorbs the right kind of nutrients from your food. In minimal amounts, a specific kind of yeast called candida, can exist symbiotically within your body. But left unchecked, candida has a tendency to multiply rapidly and overgrow. This can lead to serious skin issues, infections, brain fog, indigestion, and fatigue. (Click here to learn more about Candida.)
Controlling your candida can make all the difference in how you feel, especially when using an all natural remedy. Traditional Medicine contains a wealth of knowledge regarding holistic remedies through the use of powerful plant ingredients. For thousands of years, these remedies have healed, protected, and strengthened the human body against bacterial infections. We’ve taken the best ingredients straight from the earth and combined them into one supplement to help your body guard against yeast overgrowth - because when you feel better, you do better. Better for yourself, and for everyone around you.
What’s In OWL’s Yeast Buster Supplement?
Let’s take a closer look at the combination of ingredients inside each dropper of our gut wellness blend, and what each one does to help your digestive system feel like a million bucks.
Usnea is a type of lichen (a combination of fungus and algae) that grows in humid climates. Part of traditional medicine practices in South Africa, usnea has been used to treat wounds, urinary issues, and inflammation in the mouth and throat. Usnea’s healing potential stems from usnic acid, a compound that fights infections caused by bacteria in wounds, reduces inflammation, and encourages wounds to close1. The antibacterial properties of this ingredient help keep your gut flora in ideal balance, inhibiting the bad bacteria to feed your candida population all over your body.
Pau D'Arco Bark
Paul D'Arco is a tree that grows in Central and South America. Used for centuries to treat common ailments ranging from excessive inflammation to digestive issues, the meat found on the bark of this particular tree, has some potential for the betterment of your health:
- Decreases inflammation - can treat infections and reduce fevers caused by several illnesses2. By reducing chronic inflammation, your risk of diabetes and heart disease significantly decreases.
- Antifungal and antibacterial properties - can inhibit the growth of harmful organisms, including what tends to grow in the digestive system, such as H. Pylori3.
The presence of certain chronic diseases, or the constant need for antibiotics, negatively affect the good bacteria within your gut, allowing for candida overgrowth. Regular maintenance of each of these areas of health contributes to the overall balance of your gut’s microbiome, and therefore benefits your body's everyday function.
Black Walnut Hull
Native to North America, black walnut kernels are typically eaten or pressed for oil. But it’s the shell, also called the hull, that provides strong antioxidant properties. Extracts from the hull can treat parasitic infections and decrease inflammation4. Black walnut hulls are also rich in tannins, a plant compound that possesses antibacterial properties. These can help fight common bacterial infections like E. coli, salmonella, and listeria5.
Keeping inflammation low and bad bacteria in check are the key actions to take against yeast overgrowth.
Oregon Grape Root
Oregon grape is an herb used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. For centuries, this plant has helped treat skin conditions and stomach issues.
It also contains a plant compound called berberine that has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Studies show that berberine can help treat the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome by reducing abdominal pain and gut inflammation, along with other tell-tale signs of IBS which is associated with the development of candidiasis6,7.
As part of a flowering plant native to the mountainous regions of the Americas, Asia, and Europe, humans have used Gentian Root to treat excessive inflammation, swelling, and infected wounds. Some medical properties of this herb include promoting digestive function by stimulating your stomach, liver, and gallbladder8. By encouraging the natural functions of your digestive system, gentian root is effective in rebalancing your gut microbiome and soothing the effects of yeast overgrowth.
Fennel seeds have long been used to promote a healthy digestive system. In some parts of the world, they constitute a typical after-meal snack to stimulate digestion. Fennel seeds come with a host of health benefits to keep your insides in tip-top shape.
- Antifungal and antibacterial effects - can rid your body of the bacteria that leads to the discomfort associated with gassiness.
- Anti-inflammatory properties - targets swelling and irritation in your intestines9.
Both of these attributes soothe your digestive tract to help relax the muscles of your intestines, bringing you comfort while your body rebalances itself.
Yeast Buster Benefits
The best thing about finding an all-natural supplement that is proven to balance your body’s microbiome is knowing that each dose is bringing a healthy helping of plant-powered nutrients to your aid. Our Yeast Buster proprietary blend of herbs helps maintain a healthy bacterial balance within your body, and inhibits the growth of yeast. The combined effects of OWL’s Yeast Buster will:
- Alleviate yeast infections
- Combat candida
- Employ anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-parasitic properties
- Reduce inflammation
- Alleviate skin conditions
- Promote smooth digestion
If you suspect you might be experiencing yeast overgrowth, target your symptoms quickly to avoid it entering your bloodstream and causing further complications. Thirty drops, three times a day before meals, provides you with regular gut-balancing support.
Bring Balance to Your World
As humans living in a diverse world with so many unknown factors, it’s inevitable that we will run into some bumps along your journey. Your body deserves to have every single tool you can find to protect you from whatever is thrown your way. Health is a choice that you make every single day. When you put your body’s needs first, you can continue to shine your brightest light on everyone and everything that surrounds you.
- Bioadhesive polymeric films based on usnic acid for burn wound treatment: Antibacterial and cytotoxicity studies - PubMed (nih.gov)
- Analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects in animal models of an ethanolic extract of Taheebo, the inner bark of Tabebuia avellanedae - PubMed (nih.gov)
- Synthesis and evaluation of bioactive naphthoquinones from the Brazilian medicinal plant, Tabebuia avellanedae - PubMed (nih.gov)
- Antioxidant potential of Juglans nigra, black walnut, husks extracted using supercritical carbon dioxide with an ethanol modifier - PubMed (nih.gov)
- Tannins: current knowledge of food sources, intake, bioavailability and biological effects - PubMed (nih.gov)
- Inflammation and gastrointestinal Candida colonization (nih.gov)
- A Randomized Clinical Trial of Berberine Hydrochloride in Patients with Diarrhea-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome - PubMed (nih.gov)
- Benefits of Fennel Seeds for Gas, Plus How to Use Them (healthline.com)
Julie is a self-made writer on a forever journey of fitness and health. As a high school music teacher, she has seen and experienced the challenges of maintaining good health while simultaneously balancing a career and healthy relationships.
Julie has always lived a healthy and active lifestyle. She loves the outdoors, hiking, and camping. Over the years she has continued to learn smarter and better ways to take care of her body while continuing to do the things that make her smile. Naturally, all of her teacher friends wanted to know how she did it - what was her secret?
Julie found herself explaining over and over everything she'd learned in her research, and sharing her experiences through trial and error. Her friends would take her advice, try some new things, and then come back to ask how to take it to the next level.
"You should charge for this kind of information!" Became a constant phrase, and so began her career of writing to share her knowledge with the world through health and wellness companies looking to spread healing and healthy habits within their communities. Now Julie gets to combine two of the things she enjoys most - writing and wellness - and use them to affect change in a real way.
When not making music with her kiddos, or writing wellness tips for a higher quality of life, you can find her reading, hiking, drumming, and fitnessing