Frequently asked questions about The Other Option’s DIGESTIVE REMEDY™ Siberian Pine Nut Oil, digestion and more…

When food cannot digest it ferments abnormally in the digestive tract forming a build-up of gasses and alcohols. The gas build-up creates pressure that can cause bloating and discomfort or can force digestive juices to reflux. The abnormal formation of alcohols can cause erosion, inflammation and ulcerations (peptic ulcers and ulcerative colitis) of the mucosal lining.

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.

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 The Other Option’s

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

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

5ml three times per day for 6-8 weeks (10ml can be taken for the first 1-2 weeks), followed by a 5ml daily maintenance dose.Best taken on an empty stomach, it’s advisable to wait 30-60 minutes before food.

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 upto 3 months before symptoms are relieved.