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The Science Behind Kios DS

The active ingredient in Kios DS is Schinus terebinthifolius or more commonly known as Brazilian Pepper Tree bark extract.

It is a natural ingredient. Through a proprietary extraction process the active ingredient is extracted using common ingredients that do not constitute chemical alteration of the phyto-chemical, which is an ingredient that is derived from plants.

The species Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, Anacardiaceae family, is common in Brazilian Northeastern area, extending to the Southern region and neighbor countries, such as Argentina and Paraguay. It has been widely used in popular medicine, having its first record in the literature in 1926 in the Brazilian Pharmacopoeia.

Regarding its chemical composition, the presence of tanins, saponins and triterpenoids was seen as the main components of Schinus terebinthifolius bark in addition to the presence of essential oils and pyrogallic acids.

Tanins are amongst the most surveyed chemical components of Schinus terebinthifolius, due to their concentration and related biological activities. Research has shown that there are a multitude of health related applications in using Schinus terebinthifolius.

Schinus Terebinthifolius (Brazilian Pepper Tree extract) is a phyto-chemical that is listed in Herbs of Commerce (2d Ed. Oct 2000). This book is published by the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and phtyoceuticals listed therein are believed by AHPA to have been on the market in the United States prior to October 15, 1994. This phytoceutical is also listed in the First Edition of AHPA’s Herbs of Commerce which was published in 1992. The bark of the Brazilian Pepper Tree Bark is also described in the AHPA Botanical Safety Handbook published in 1997.

Brazilian Pepper Tree Bark is a dietary ingredient. It is “an herb or other botanical.” 21 USC Sec. 321(ff)(1)(C). This tree appears in most texts that describe the trees and other botanicals of the world.

The benefits of Brazilian Pepper Tree Bark extract have been studied in both animals and humans. Including:

Antiulcer effect of the pepper trees Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (aroeira-da-praia) and Myracrodruon urundeuva Allemão, Anacardiaceae (aroeira-do-sertão)

Elisaldo A. Carlini,* Joaquim M. Duarte-Almeida, Eliana Rodrigues, Ricardo Tabach
Departamento de Psicobiologia, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Rua Botucatu, 862, 04023-062 Sao Paulo-SP, Brasil.

Comparision of the efficacy of oral mastic (Schinus terebinthiflolius Raddi) with omeprazole in patients with gastritis and dyspeptic symptons: a randomized, double-blind controlled study.

SEVERINO BARBOSA DOS SANTOS1, ANDRÉ CAIRES ALVINO DE LIMA2, AMANDA RENATA DA SILVA MELO3, CAROLINA DA SILVA FRAZÃO3, GUILHERME LIAUSU CHERPAK2

The ability to use a natural ingredient to promote and support the health of the stomach through a clinically tested product comes at a time when digestive distress is on the rise. Antacids are the some of the top selling products on the market. Kios DS offers all the benefits of many current OTC remedies but through a natural ingredient that is safe for everyday use and has no known side effects.