Perm A vite powder is a blend of aminos and herbals which help maintain the standard structure and functions of the gastrointestinal tract in people that have allergies and other problems associated with leaky gut syndrome. PermAVite has been shown to improve the protective barrier functions of the gut walls. PermAVite formula provides a blend of these natural materials, designed to balance, support and maintain the normal structure and functions of the gastrointestinal tract.
Benefits of PermAVite:
Supports the Gastrointestinal (GI) System and Epithelium Lining
Support for Leaky Gut & Food Allergies
Supports Healthy Balance of Intestinal Micro Flora
1 tablespoon (8 g) provides:
Cellulose? 3.6 g
L-Glutamine? 3.6 g
Slippery Elm bark, dried extract? 110 mg
Suggested Use: Take 1 to 3 level tablespoons per day mixed into water or juice. For easier mixing, put Perm A vite powder in a jar or shaker with desired liquid and shake. Let stand for 2 minutes and shake again. Sensitive individuals may want to start with lower doses and increase gradually. Best taken 1 hour before or after a meal.
Caution: There is concern that use of N-acetyl glucosamine products derived from exoskeletons of of shrimp, lobster, and crab might cause reactions in people allergic to shellfish, although no reactions have been reported as of August 2009. Until more is known, and because the source of N-acetyl glucosamine products is not listed on product labels, use N-acetyl glucosamine with caution in people with shellfish allergy. There is also some evidence that patients with shellfish allergy can safely take glucosamine products.
Read Customer questions and answers about Digestive Health in our FAQ.
Gamma-Oryzanol for GI Gamma-oryzanol is a naturally occurring component of rice bran oil and has shown to be effective in support of gastrointestinal health. It is a naturally occurring mixture of plant chemicals called sterols and ferulic acid esters.
Glutamine and Leaky Gut Glutamine is important for repairing the intestines after or during illness or infection. Glutamine helps strengthen the integrity of the GI lining so that foods do not easily permeate through it causing adverse reactions and intolerances to foods and chemicals.
Slippery Elm?s Soothing Effect The mucilage of slippery elm, found in the inner bark, gives it the soothing effect for which it is known.  In people with heartburn, the mucilage appears to act as a barrier against the damaging effects of acid on the esophagus. It may also have an anti-inflammatory effect locally in the stomach and intestines. This soothing effect may also extend to the throat.
MSM for Heartburn Relief, Allergies, and Inflammation Pilot studies have suggested that MSM can provide extremely effective and immediate relief from excess acidity, and with out side effects, unlike the prescription antacids or acid blockers. MSM can be taken every day without disturbing any of the body?s normal functions, including acid/alkaline balance.  MSM can assist in reducing inflammation that is common in environmental and food allergies, as well as asthma and hay fever. 
N-Acetylglucosamine (NAG) Supplemental NAG has been used both internally and externally to speed wound-healing. NAG is a probiotic factor which stimulates the growth of favorable bacterial flora while opposing the growth of some pathogens (e.g. Candida albicans).
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I've been taking Permavite for several months now and can tell a definite difference in my food absorption. My doctor diagnosed me with leaky gut syndrome & after a few months, I feel so much better. It works!