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Health supplements from smelly herring

TT/Stuart Roberts · 2 Sep 2009, 09:15

Published: 02 Sep 2009 09:15 GMT+02:00

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Inspired by the food’s reported health benefits, especially for the stomach, the health foods company Rebiotica will begin producing surströmming as a health supplement in Enånger, in Hälsingland, north of Stockholm.

Inventor, Jan Eriksson, is credited with coming up with the inspiration for the idea. While undertaking often-stressful work in the forest, Eriksson often had problems with an upset stomach.

“Someone suggested that he try eating surströmming. He found that that worked, and so then I thought that I should really do something about this,” Patrik Enfält, CEO of Rebiotica, told local newspaper Hudiksvalls Tidning.

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The company says the supplement gives relief for upset stomach, gastritis and heartburn. It will be produced from freeze-dried surströmming that will be packaged as capsules to be swallowed whole.

TT/Stuart Roberts (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

12:29 September 2, 2009 by karex
Hey, that's an idea! Maybe now I'll have the courage to try it!
13:01 September 2, 2009 by rami_20
I've tried it and can honestly say I'd rather have a upset stomach than have surströmming.
13:29 September 2, 2009 by boojiboy
3 times so far this yr, but i think i can wait another year now, thats enough. Gives relief for upset stomach, hmmm, thought it was the opposite, my stomachs always a bit funny after.
15:18 September 2, 2009 by peropaco
Surströmming is awful and for some strange reason after eating it I keep belching it out and lest not talk about the flatulence which follows :-D
15:29 September 2, 2009 by honorable
Surstromming is excellent with anything. Lots of anything.
00:15 September 3, 2009 by brøklyn_bjorn
Fermented fish pills, yum!
02:45 September 3, 2009 by DamnImmigrant
Is it still illegal to carry it on board an aircraft because it is viewed as hazardous cargo?
01:33 September 4, 2009 by Asian view
I am a strong believer in the curative effects that nature has already created and this article makes sense. Every day I make myself a fruit concentrate of:

2 dates, yogurt, cinnamon, honey, mango, banana, papaya, berries, Cantelope, Melons and other fruit, thinned with fresh orange juice. I have lost pounds, gained energy and feel very health plus the drink is delicious.

Google Sesame Oil, Ginger, Garlic, Cinnamon, Cardamon, mustard oil, Honey, basil leaves, mango, yogurt. Type in the name of the item and "health benefits" and you will see a world of information that has the dual purpose of food and medcine without the cost of pharmaceutical produced drugs that are laced with preservatives, stabilizers, etc.

Do not get me wrong, the above are wonderful for maintaining good health but nothing beats western medication during a serious illness.
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