Other Ingredients: Acacia gum, maltodextrin (non-GMO), luo han guo, stevia leaf extract. Gluten free.
Directions: Use only as directed. Mix 2 teaspoons (8.0 grams) into 4-8 fluid ounces of water or desired beverage two times per day or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
*Caution: There is concern that use of D-Glucosamine HCl products derived from exoskeletons of of shrimp, lobster, and crab might cause reactions in people allergic to shellfish. Until more is known, and because the source of D-Glucosamine HCl products is not listed on product labels, use D-Glucosamine HCl with caution in people with shellfish allergy. There is also some evidence that patients with shellfish allergy can safely take glucosamine products.
Warning: Do not use if safety seal is broken or missing. Keep out of reach of children. Keep your licensed healthcare practitioner informed when using this product, especially if pregnant or nursing.
Intestinal Repair Complex Powder is designed to support GI mucosal lining. 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 GI structure and function.
L-Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body. L-Glutamine is often used for gastrointestinal tract nutritional support. Glutamine enhances the mass and strength of the intestine's mucosal lining, reducing altered permeability issues.
Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice (DGL) like NAG enhances normal mucous production. It has historically been used to support the gastrointestinal tract. Licorice is a demulcent, which supports the digestive and urinary tracts. It contains flavonoids and chalcones, two important ingredients that help the digestive tract 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 support the GI tract.
Aloe Leaf Concentrate has been in use for centuries both topically and orally. Aloe has the ability to support structural integrity of the intestinal tract.
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 integrity.
Slippery Elm, Okra, Cat's Claw and Marshmallow are mucilaginous herbs with a long history of use in gastrointestinal health. Like DGL and L-Glutamine they support normal mucosal secretions, which are absolutely necessary for structure and function.
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