Intestinal Repair Complex is a comprehensive nutritional formula designed to assist in the repair and restoration of a normal, healthy gastrointestinal lining. It contains a combination of plant enzymes, mucilaginous herbs, and amino acids.
Promotes healthy prostaglandin balance
Promotes healthy intestinal function
Assists in maintaining healthy intestinal permeability
Intestinal Repair Complex Powder is designed to assist in the repair and restoration of a normal, healthy GI mucosal lining. Soothing, anti-inflammatory extracts of mucilaginous herbs, amino acids and enzymes make up the Intestinal Repair formula. This formula not designed to mask symptoms, but rather to provide essential factors for the nutritional support of healthy GI structure and function.
L-Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body. L-Glutamine is often used for organ repair and gastrointestinal tract nutritional support. Glutamine enhances the mass and strength of the intestine's protective mucosal lining, reducing altered permeability issues that can lead to increased allergy and toxemia susceptibility.
Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice (DGL) like NAG enhances normal mucous production to establish a healthy protective barrier. It has historically been used in treatments for indigestion, heartburn, and peptic ulcers. Licorice is a demulcent, which soothes and coats the digestive and urinary tracts. It contains flavonoids and chalcones, two important ingredients that help the digestive tract to heal and are also potent antioxidants.
Plant Enzymes assist in the digestive process as it occurs in the brush border of the small intestine. These enzymes convert carbohydrates (fruit, vegetable, grain and bean fibers, sugars, milk sugar, grain sugar) into their final digestive end products thereby helping to reduce issues of flatulence, bloating and bowel toxemia.
Aloe Leaf Concentrate has been in use for centuries both topically and orally. It has remarkable anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and bowel-moving properties. Aloe has the ability to absorb deep into affected injured tissue and promote repair and structural integrity.
Methyl Sulfonyl Methane (MSM) is an organic sulfur compound present naturally in the human body. MSM is concentrated in connective tissues. In Intestinal Repair Complex, MSM is included to promote structural repair and integrity.
Slippery Elm, Okra, Cat's Claw and Marshmallow are mucilaginous herbs with a long history of use in gastrointestinal complaints. They act to coat and soothe inflamed injured tissues. Like DGL and L-Glutamine they enhance normal mucosal secretions, which are absolutely necessary for healthy structure and function.
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