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A clinically tested formulation with ingredients targeted to support each area of the gut crucial to healthy function.
The lining of the intestines are naturally constructed to allow nutrients to be absorbed. This lining also ensures that harmful items such as toxins, unhealthy bacteria, partially digested food particles, GMOs and gluten don’t get through. When a person develops a “leaky gut”, many or all of these harmful items pass through the gut lining and into the body. Once into the body, these harmful substances can travel through the blood steam to other parts of the body and cause health problems.
Leaky gut is thought to be caused by things such as eating an unhealthy diet or ingesting gluten, experiencing long-term mental stress, and/or exposure to toxins in the environment.
Signs of “Leaky Gut"
According to some doctors the following symptoms might be signs of a leaky gut:
- Chronic diarrhea, constipation, gas or bloating
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Poor immune system
- Headaches, brain fog, memory loss
- Excessive fatigue
- Skin rashes and problems such as acne, eczema or rosacea
- Cravings for sugar or carbs
- Arthritis or joint pain
- Depression, anxiety, ADD, ADHD
- Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, celiac disease or Crohn’s.
G.I. Support was developed to provide specific nutrition to support those with a leaky gut. This product is in powder form so that the nutrients can go directly to the lining of the gut. G.I. Support includes vitamins, minerals, herbs, probiotics and other nutrients. Each ingredient was specifically chosen to enhance gut function by supporting key areas of gut health.
This product includes:
This is a starch-like fiber that is found in many plants and sourced mainly from the wood of the larch tree (Larix occidentalis). It promotes healthy bacteria for the digestive system and and supports cells of the immune system.
(See Vitamin C)
The yellow pigment found in many yellow and orange fruits, such as carrots. Beta Carotene is an important antioxidant and the main source of Vitamin A. It promotes healthy regulation of immune system cells in the gut, is a nutrient necessary for proper intracellular metabolic function and supports the body's ability to turn down overactive immune cells in the gut, improve eye health and healthy vision, provides cofactors for toxin breakdown and supports skin, soft tissue and skeletal tissue. Beta Carotene supports homocysteine levels, moisture production of eyes, skin, and mucuous membranes, soft tissue, skeletal tissue health and supports white blood cells which fight infections.
A research-supported probiotic strain of Bifidobacterium that is critical for healthy digestion and helps maintain the integrity of the gut wall, supports a healthy gut flora as well as the production of B complex vitamins and Vitamin K.
Lactic acid-producing bacteria that support digestion and enhance nutrient absorption. Bifidobacteria are found normally in the colon, acidify their environment, use a range of carboydrates for energy, don't produce gas, and can make a variety of water-soluble vitamins.
Calcium (as calcium butyrate)
A form of Calcium that enhances movement of food through the digestive system. Supports the health of cells in large and small intestine. Supports the deep levels of sleep cycle. (Also see Calcium below)
Carotenoids are plant pigments responsible for bright red, yellow and orange hues in many fruits, vegetables, algae and photosynthetic bacteria. There are more than 600 different types of pigments that act as antioxidants in the human body, many of which are very potent and powerful by deativacting free radicals. Many can be converted to vitamin A in the body which is essentail to vision and normal growth and development. Carotenoids also have anti-inflammatory and immune system benefits, sometimes associated with cardiovascular disease prevention.
Cats Claw Extract (bark)
An extract from the bark of the Cat's Claw (Uncaria tomentosa) plant. It is a woody tropical vine that grows wild in the Amazon rainforest and other areas of Central and South America. It's thorns resemble a cat's claws. It is claimed to have many health benefits by supporting the immune sstem, eases symptoms of osteoarthitis and rheumatoid arthritis, it also supports cleansing of the intestinal lining and purging of toxins and infections from the gut wall.
Chamomile (German) Extract
An extract taken from German Chamomile, a flowering plant in the daisy family (Matricaria recutita). It shoudl not be confused with the Roman Chamomile, which is perennial. The health benefits from this extract includes supporting the body to address sleep issues, anxiety, healthy bowel movements & general stomach comfort, skin infections, mouth sores, wound healing, colic and diaper rash. Research also documented this herb to act as an antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammaoty, antispasmodic, anti-ulcer, antiviral and it has sedative effects.
Cholecalciferol, is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps your body absorb calcium and phosphorus and maintain bone strength. It is also known as vitamin D3 and colecalciferol - a type of vitamin D which is made by the skin when exposed to sunlight; it is found in some foods and can be taken as a dietray supplement. Used to treat and prevent vitamin D deficiency and associated diseases, including rickets.
Cocoa (powder only)
A powder processed from the Cocoa Tree (Theobroma cacao) seeds. These seeds are also called Cocoa bean (pods), it is primarily used to make Chocolate.
Cranesbill Root Extract
This extract comes from the root of the flowering plant referred to as Wild Geranium or Cranesbill, commonly found growin in the wild in Eastern Central and Midwest U.S. states. Thsi herb is an astringent herb that is most commonly used as a mouth rinse to soothe the pain of canker sores. It also contains tannis which helps bind fluid, relieve inflammation and dry up weeping wounds so they can heal. Another health benefit is soothing the digestive tract. This medicinal root acts on the body by tightening and shrinking the tissues and pores, closing them off from bacteria and germs getting into the open wound.
Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice (aka DGL)
Licorice root is considered one of the world's oldest herbal remedies, coming from the root of the licorice plant (glycyrrhiza glabra). This herbal root has long been used to treat many ailments such as heartburn, acid reflux, hot flashes, coughs, bacterial and viral infections. It supports the body to maintain the mucuosal lining of the gut, increasing mucus production and protecting the stomach and esophagus from acid. It has many other beneficial effects on the body too.
Folic acid is the synthetic form of vitamin B9 - Folate, which is a naturally occurring B vitamin. (See Folate for more information)
An antioxidant which supports anti-inflammation. Research also shows it is thought to have beneficial effects on blood vessels. It is said to be a natural remedy for a number of health problems including allergies, hemorrhoids, high blood pressure, hot flashes, hay fever, sinusitis, symptoms associated with menopausal changes, premenstrual syndrome and varicose veins.
Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides
Also known as collagen peptides, it is collagen that has been broken down into more easily dissolvable amino acids. It supports proteins which seal the gut, improve skin, nails, joinit and muscle health.
Jerusalem Artichoke Extract
Also known as "sunchoke", the Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) is native to eastern United States and Mexico. A good source of B vitamins and minerals. Research has shown it is a source of prebiotics which supports good intestinal bacteria that fight harmful bacteria. It also has been found to support lowered glucose levels, improved digestion, lower cholesterol, control blood pressure, increase new blood cell formation and boost immune system function.
Glutathione, also known as GSH, is a molecule found in your body. Produced byt the liver as well as by neurons in the central nervous system, it is made up of three amino acids: L-cysteine, glycine, and L-glutamate. It is a very powerful antioxidant and is found in every cell of the body. It plays a crucial role in immune function, detoxification capacity and protection against oxidative stress.
An essential amino acid used to make other amino acids, glucose, and glutathione. Used by the body for energy production by immune and intestinal cells. Acts as fuel for intestinal cells which also enhances healthy function.
A bacteria that produces lactic acid from carbohydrates. Supports the digestion process and enhances nutrient absorption. This probiotic bacteria strain enhances healthy gut flora which protects the gut wall, a healthy immune system and tunes down unnecessary inflammatory responses.
A beneficial bacterial species also known as Bifidobacterium found in your intestines. It is commonly found in fermented foods like yogurt and helps regulate the digestive tract, improves the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrom, boosts the immune system function, promotes weight loss and can lower cholesterol.
Bioflavonoids are a group fow hat are called "polyphenolic" plant-derived compounds. These aid to enhance the action of vitamin C, support blood cuirculation and act as an antioxidant which supports anti-inflammation.
Luo Han Guo Extract (powder only)
Luo Han Guo (Monk Fruit) is derived from the exotic plant Siraitia gosvenorili, a herbaceous perennial vine of the Curcurbiaceae (gourd family), native to southern China and northern Thailand. The plant is cultivated for its fruit, whose extract is nearly 300 times sweeter than sugar, yet is a low calorie sweetener. It is also used to treat diabetes and obesity.
Magnesium (as magnesium carbonate, as magnesium citrate, as magnesium gluconate, as magnesium hydrogen citrate, as magnesium lactate)
Magnesium is an important mineral, playing a role in over 300 enzyme reactions in the human body that regulate diverse biochemical reactions including protein synthesis. Magnesium supports a number of physical issues including healthy blood pressure, mood, sleep and quality of sleep, muscles, blood pressure, cardiovascular system, bone health, metabolsim, blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels and platelet activity. Can also support insulin receptor site sensistivity.
Magnesium Stearate (capsules only)
A form of chelated magnesium, it is a salt of the fatty acid (stearic acid) that is produced when a magnesium ion bonds with two stearate molecules. Magnesium stearate is a fine white powder that sticks to your skin and is greasy to the touch, used in food as a lubricant.
A botanical extract from the Marigold Plant (Calendula offcinalis). This extract is used as an herbal remedy and supports tissue health and the elimination of unhealthy gut bacteria. It's compound acts as support for anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and antifungal effects within the body. It's healing properties are also used to treat conditions such as rashes, allergies, eczema and dermatitis; pain, swelling and redness caused from muscle cramps, muscular injuries or sprains, eye inflammation, ear infections, etc.
Marshmallow Root Extract
An extract from the Marshamallow Plant (Althaea officinalis) root. It appears to act as an enzyme to loosen mucous and inhibit bacteria by coating the intestinal lining to form a protective barrier, supporting digestion and resolving several bowel disorders. It has other health benefits and is used to treat illnesses and disorders such as dry coughs and colds, dry mouth and low saliva production, reduces bladder infections, urinary tract infections and respiratory infections. It also supports reduction of joint pain caused by swelling and inflammation, reduces water retention, bloating and PMS.
Microcrystalline Cellulose (powder only)
(MCC) is a term for refined wood pulp and is used as a texturizer and an anti-caking agent. It is a white, free-flowing powder and an inert substance that is a fat substitute, acts as an emulsifier, an extender and bulking agent in food production, mostly commonly used in vitamin supplements or tablets.
MSM is a naturally occuring chemical element compound in foods which contain sulfur, and plays a a role in many biological processes, supporting healthy inflammation response and the liver-gut axis. It coats the intestinal lining to form a protective barrier and supports the body against arthritis, joint pain, assists in muscle recovery and allergy relief.
N Acetyl Glucosamine
This converted form of Glucosamine is a key building block of joint tissue and other connective tissues. It supports healthy immune system response in the gut and helps to protect the lining of the stomach, intestines and supports against inflammatory bowel disease, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. It is also thought to alleviate joint stiffness and pain (osteoarthritis) and reduce dark spots on the skin caused by sun exposure and aging.
It is one of the most abundant and powerful antioxidants, a natural pigment present in many fruits, vegetables and grains. Quercetin supports the proteins that seal the lining of the gut that support inflammation reduction and respiratory health, supports general immune system function and enhances the body's ability to fight against viruses.
R Alpha Lipoic Acid
A unique, water and fat soluble vitamilin-like powerful antioxidant which supports the body's ability to properly regulate cells of the immune response and is a key component that boosts production of glutathione. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that protects from damage. It is the most active form of alpha-lipoic acid an can combat radiation sickness, repair damaged liver, treat diabetes, protect against premature aging and egenerative diseases.
Rose Hips Extract
A Rose hip is the round portion of the rose flower just below the petals, containing the seeds of the rose plant (Rosa rugosa). An extract from the pseudo-fruits of the rose plant which is a source of high levels of polyphenols, carotenoids and viamin C and E, which have powerful antioxidants which supports anti-inflammation, protect against cellular damage, stimulate production of and enhancement of white blood cells called lymphocytes thus supporting improved immunity, heart health, weight loss and skin aging.
Rutin is a plant pigment (flavonoid) that is found in certain fruits and vegetables and is used to make medicine. It has powerful antioxidant properties, helps your body produce collagen and use vitamin C. It supports blood circulation and strenghten blood vessels.
Silica (capsules only)
Silica is a natural compound found all throughout nature. It makes up over a quarter of the planet's crust and can be found in most rocks, clays and sands. It helps to strengthen the connective tissues of the brain, nerve cells, and spinal cord thereby improving memory and supports prevention of memory loss. It also supports stabilization of the pancreas' release of insulin.
Slippery Elm Extract (bark)
An extract from the bark of the Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra) native to Noth America. It contains mucilage - a sticky mixture of sugars that can't be broken down by the human digestive tract and coats the intestinal lining to form a protective barrier. It supports the body to soothe a number of symptoms including acid reflux, Inflammatory Bowel diseases, coughs, sore throats, constipation, mouth ulcers, diarrhea, urniary inflammation and others.
Stevia Extract (powder only)
An extract from the Stevia plant leaves (Stevia rebaudiana), a subgroup of the Aseraceae family (ragweed). It is a zero-calorie sweetener and may support lowered Total cholesterol and LDL ("bad" cholesterol) and triglycerides, while increasing HDL ("good" cholesterol) and lower blood pressure.
Vegetarian Capsule (MPMC) - (capsules only)
A supplement capsule made from 100% natural vegetable celluose which contain no preservatives, gelatin, wheat, anyimal by-product or starch.
Vitamin A (as beta-carotene)
A very important antioxidant which promotes healthy regulation of immune system cells in the gut, is a nutrient necessary for proper intracellular metabolic function and supports the body's ability to turn down overactive immune cells in the gut, eye health and healthy vision, provides cofactors for toxin breakdown and supports skin, soft tissue and skeletal tissue. Vitamin A supports homocysteine levels, provides cofactors to break down toxins and supports moisture production of eyes, skin, and mucuous membranes, soft tissue, skeletal tissue health and supports white blood cells which fight infections. (Also See beta-carotene)
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid, as calcium ascorbate, manganese ascorbate, acerola cherry powder, rose hips, hesperidin, rutin)
Vitamin C (also known as L-ascorbic acid), is a water soluble vitamin that is naturally present in many foods. It is a key and very strong antioxidant for the body and provides many beneficial aspects. These include playing a role in sugarm metabolsim, broad immune support by bringing about cellular integrity, supports the body's ability to reduce inflammation and properly regulate immune cells in mucosal tissue, support connective tissue development and repair. It also is known to make bacterial cell membranes permeable to antibiotics, neutralization of toxins and increase glutathione levels. It is essential for serotonin production and helps to dry up mucus.
Vitamin D [D3] (as cholecalciferol)
Supports healthy gut flora, proper function of key immune systems cells and antimicrobial production in the body. Supports blood sugar metabolism, heart and cardiovascular health, immune function, insulin receptor site activitiy, and bone health. Supportive in reducing the risk of some forms of cancer and plays a role in supporting musculoskeletal pain. Vitamin D deficiency has been observed in many people with autoimmune diseases. (Also see cholecalciferol)
Vitamin E [Natural] (as d-alpha tocopherol, as d-alpha tocopherol acetate, as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate, as natural mixed tocopherol)
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble nutrient found in many foods. In the body, it acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. On a supplement, natural vitamin E is listed as d-alpha tocopherol, it is the most biologically active form of vitamin E, sourced from plants, and absorbs and assimilates double the amount of synthetic vitamin E. It supports the health and integrity of cellular tissue, healthy triglyceride levels, healthy LDL levels, can support platelet function, healthy blood sugar, functions as an antioxidant, supports immune function, acts against free radicals, supports cardiovascular health, health of skin and hair and brain health and protects cellm membranes.
Zinc (as zinc L-methionine, as zinc L-monomethionine, as Zinc Carnosine)
An essential trace mineral, called so because in very small amounts, zinc is necessary for human health. Zinc excess is not stored in the human body, so must be consumed regularly as part of the diet. It is a component of bone matrix, which is supportive of structure of bone. Zinc also supports immune function, cell division, hormone levels, antioxidation, healthy stress responses, red blood cells, white blood cells, reproductive health in men and women, cardiovascular system, blood sugar metabolism, brain health and cholesterol levels. It also enhances release of vitamin A from the liver and supports white blood cells, and 300 enzyme reactions that have an effect on the immune system.
Does Not Contain: Sugar, casein, gluten, soy, milk, egg, preservatives, yeast, artificial flavorings, artificial colorings, peanuts, tree nuts or fish.
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