GI Care 2
GI Care 2 provides comprehensive prevention and repair of many common digestive tract, and especially intestinal health, issues.
The amino acid L-glutamine is an important energy source for cells that line the intestinal mucosa. It has been extensively studied for its ability to preserve structural and functional health of the intestine, and to promote intestinal recovery during and after injury or stress, such as occurs in infection or surgery.
Hydrolyzed Fish Collagen contains important amino acids needed to repair and rebuild the intestinal wall. They provide the building blocks from which to make new collagen which helps to maintain and repair the intestine, and the entire length of the digestive tract. This is important to prevent or repair a leaky gut. A leaky gut not only leaks toxins and bacteria, but also nutrients. A permeable gut lining can prevent vitamins and minerals in food from being absorbed properly.
Collagen contains glycine, an amino acid which has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation is the root cause of many conditions and diseasesDiverticulitis like IBS, Diverticulitis, Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s disease.Diverticulitis. Collagen also helps relieve constipation because it is a hydrophilic molecule, which attracts water and acidic molecules that help food move through the GI tract more smoothly.
Triphala is recommended and used more often than any other Ayurvedic herbal formulation. It is popular for its unique ability to gently cleanse and detoxify the digestive tract, while simultaneously replenishing and nourishing it. It is most well-known for its gentle effects on the bowels, improving peristalsis and cleansing toxic build up of wastes. Basically, Triphala promotes digestive regularity. The importance of this cannot be understated, especially for those who suffer from irregular elimination and other forms of bowel disease. Ayurveda also views it as a nourishing supplement known for its ability to rejuvenate healthy tissues, allowing one to age gracefully.
Turmeric(standardized to 95% cucuminoids) is strongly anti-inflammatory, matching the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs, but without the side effects. It blocks NF-kB, a molecule that travels into the nuclei of your cells and turns on genes related to inflammation. NF-kB is believed to play a major role in many chronic diseases. Increasingly, the anti-inflammatory properties of these curcuminoids have attracted the attention of researchers, who have gathered extensive evidence of curcumin’s positive impact on preventing and treating proinflammatory diseases. Preclinical studies suggest curcumin may be of benefit in inflammatory bowel disease including ulcerative colitis. Studies in animal models of IBD have shown that curcumin can inhibit tumor necrosis factor-alpha, one of the inflammatory chemical messengers associated with diverticular disease and acute diverticulitis.
Organic Ginger Root has a long tradition of being very effective in alleviating discomfort and pain in the stomach. It’s regarded as an excellent carminative, a substance that promotes the elimination of excessive gas from the digestive system, and soothes the intestinal tract. It helps to reduce bloating, flatulence, intestinal colic, IBS and poor digestion as it stimulates digestive acids and secretions thus supporting the digestion of food and nutrient absorption and assimilation.
Calcium Butyrate is a short-chain fatty acid produced in humans by intestinal bacteria that digest and metabolize fiber. Butyrate is critical to colonic mucosal health; is the preferred fuel of the cells that line the interior of the colon; helps maintain the intestinal barrier; has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects; and helps regulate colonic motility.
Vitamin C from Acerola Berry: Vitamin C is essential in repairing your intestinal lining because it can help boost your body’s natural production of collagen, and make supplemental collagen more assimilable.
Digestion-K® Kiwi Fruit Extract from New Zealand comes from the flesh and skin of green kiwifruit. A digestive powerhouse, Kiwi contains the four most critical components needed for healthy digestion, prebiotics to promote the growth of “good” gut bacteria, phenolics to help suppress the growth of bad bacteria and maintain a healthy digestive tract, enzymes to break down and digest food, and soluble fiber to support healthy bowel function and keep things moving, naturally.