Nonprescription FDgard® is a medical food specially formulated for the dietary management of FD (Functional Dyspepsia, or recurring indigestion).† Each FDgard capsule contains caraway oil and l-Menthol, the primary component of peppermint oil. A combination of caraway oil and l-Menthol has been shown in several clinical studies to be effective in the management of FD.1 Until now, targeted delivery to the upper belly has posed a challenge. FDgard utilizes SST® (Site-Specific Targeting) to deliver individually triple-coated, targeted-release, solid-state microspheres of caraway oil and l-Menthol quickly and reliably where they are needed most in FD – the upper belly.

In addition to caraway oil and l-Menthol, FDgard also provides fiber and amino acids (from gelatin protein).

In a randomized, placebo-controlled trial, FDgard, taken daily and proactively, 30 to 60 minutes before meals, twice a day, provided significant benefits at 24 hours.2 This study was peer-reviewed and presented at the two largest gastroenterology meetings, DDW and ACG, in 2017. 

Since FDgard symptoms are typically meal-triggered, FDgard can be a “PreMeal Companion” for those who desire to enjoy and complete their meals and to get the nutritional benefits of good eating.


As a medical food, FDgard should be used under medical supervision. FDgard is available nationally in the digestive aisle in

CVS, Walmart, Walgreens, and RiteAid stores.

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*With no known organic cause.
1 Coon JT, Ernst E. Systematic review: herbal medicinal products for non-ulcer dyspepsia. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2002;16:1689-1699.
2 FDREST™ (Functional Dyspepsia Response Evaluation and Safety Trial). Peer-reviewed and presented at ACG (American College of Gastroenterology) annual meeting in September 2017.
†Individual results may vary.
‡Among gastroenterologists who recommended herbal products for Functional Dyspepsia. Alpha ImpactRx ProVoice survey (June 2018).
Use under medical supervision.