HELPING KEEP THE GUT BARRIER HEALTHY!
GI UltraMax Pro® Formula was developed to help provide the tools necessary to support a healthy GI Tract and Microbiome!
GI UltraMAX Pro® Formula is a Comprehensive Array of “All-Star” Ingredients
that are proven in research and clinical studies to support the key aspects of GI health -
All Combined in one product.
GI UltraMax Pro® Formula with its researched and clinically-proven ingredients supports these important aspects of GI health:
Stronger intestinal barrier support and improved GI cellular tight junction function. Mucosal Barrier support. Increased natural “good bacteria” SCFA production - such as butyrate - and phospholipids to help heal the GI tract.
Proven Immune System support and immune modulatory elements for a healthier immune response.
A superior group of high-molecular weight, stable prebiotic fibers proven to enhance a natural, healthy Microbiome flora in the GI tract. Fibers also naturally improve detoxification and promote Weight Management by providing a feeling of fullness. Fiber supports a normal Microbiome balance which prevents “bad bacteria” from sending messages to the brain to overeat the wrong foods which further supports weight management.
Potent anti-oxidant and soothing, effective anti-inflammatory support with several powerful ingredients to help reduce inflammation and inflammatory responses throughout the GI tract.
Helping to provide relief with more normalized bowel habits, as well as Detoxification support in binding, shuttling and eliminating toxins through the colon.
Introducing GI UltraMAX Pro Formula’s Line-Up of Comprehensive GI Health Support “All-Star” Ingredients:
LIGNITE EXTRACT (Mother Earth Labs' Standardized Lignite Extract)
Properly extracted Lignite Extract has been shown to provide the redox capacity, electrochemical balance, energetic support, antioxidants, ancient plant material metabolites, and potent detoxification actions that can help restore and support intestinal barrier integrity, tight junction function, and optimum GI Health.
IMMULOX® - Proline-Rich-Polypeptides (PRP) enriched Colostrum
IMMULOX® - Proline-Rich-Polypeptides (PRP) enriched Colostrum providing advanced natural, clinically-proven, immune response modulation and immune factor support in the gut.
IMMULOX® Colostrum is a powerful ally to help Balance Immune System Activity Naturally.
There isn’t a more powerful immune supplement than Colostrum. IMMULOX® is a step above standard Colostrum.
Immulox® Colostrum’s Growth Factors also help accelerate the healing and restoration of GI tract tissues damaged by inflammation.
PROPOL A® - Propol/Glucomannon Prebiotic Fiber
Propol A® - Propol/Glucomannon Prebiotic Fiber is a clinically proven, highly-purified, prebiotic fiber with the longest chain, highest molecular weight glucomannon fiber in Nature.
Propol A® fiber is also the most stable glucomannon fiber available. Propol A® doesn’t degrade in GI conditions allowing it to provide support for optimal environmental conditions in the GI tract.
Propol A® is clinically proven to support healthy weight management due to its ability to impart satiety and to improve the Microbiome Balance. “Bad bacteria” thrive on sugar and other foods like bread that can be digested into sugar. They actually send messages to our brains that cause overwhelming cravings to eat the foods that make weight management difficult. “Good bacteria” digest Propol A® because their primary food is fiber. Most patients notice a marked decline in food cravings as the Microbiome is more balanced and the "Good Bacteria" prevail.
Propol A® is the best Prebiotic available for the thousands upon thousands of “good” Probiotic strains that occupy the GI tract and support our overall health and wellness.
In fact, Propol has been proven to increase Bifidobacterium colonies by almost 17% in just 30 days (the Bifidobacterium group is a major “good” bacteria group that supports many aspects of human health). Additionally, the study measured changes in markers of “good bacteria” activity such as SCFA production, stress management support and neurotransmitter production.
ResistAidTM - Larch Arbinogalactan Extract
ResistAidTM is Larch Arbinogalactan Extract (Larix occidentalis). Arabinogalactans are soluble fibers found in many plants, but occur in particularly high concentrations in the larch tree.
Arabinogalactans are thought to offer a number of health benefits especially due to the ability to support a healthy and thriving Microbiome.
Larch arabinogalactan is thought to stimulate the immune system in part by increasing intestinal levels of native bacteria known to play a key role in immune function and protect against the common cold, influenza, hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, and other types of viral and bacterial infections. Immune support is three-fold: direct, indirect, and through antioxidant capacity.
In addition, larch arabinogalactan is said to help with the following:
- Autoimmune disorders
- Liver Health
- Dry Eye Syndrome
- Immune Support
- Weight Management
- High Cholesterol
CurQfen® is Powerful anti-oxidant and soothing, effective anti-inflammatory support with a patented, advanced free unconjugated curcuminoid tissue delivery system.
CurQfen® is different from any curcumin formulated product available today. As many as 95% of curcumin products on the market are not well absorbed by the body and instead pass straight through the GI tract without being absorbed and used by the body,
CurQfen® is a unique and proprietary curcumagalactomannoside, which is an extremely bioavailable form of curcuminoids from the combination of curcumin from Turmeric and galactomannans from isolated fenugreek seeds. CurQfen® is the product of a proprietary (patent pending) process of ultrasonic impregnation that infuses, saturates and binds galactomannan fibers with curcumonoid particles to create curcumagalactomannoside material that is very stable and bioavailable.
CurQfen®’s new technology shows a 25-fold increase in the concentration of curcuminoids in animal blood, and 12-times the concentration in human blood after 24 hours.
CurQfen® delivers the active “free” curcuminoids into tissues and dramatically improves cell uptake (even through the blood-brain-barrier) compared to unformulated dietary Curcuminoids, and the best curcumin and piperine combinations or formulated conjugated curcuminoids.
IAM® - Immune Assist Micron
IAM® - Immune Assist Micron is an All-star medicinal mushroom group is a technologically-advanced immune modulation support ingredient.
Research shows Immune Assist Micron™ activates 260 different classes of immune cells, including the NK cells, T-cells, Macrophages, and many others.
Each of the six mushroom species - Agaricus blazei Murill, Cordyceps, Shitake, Maitake, Reishi, Turkey Tail - offers slightly different polysaccharide structures, which activate many more types of immune cells than just simple beta glucans do.
Sustamine® (L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine) – A Revolutionary Di-Peptide that combines pure L-Glutamine and L-Alanine to create an ingredient that is a more effective way to supplement Glutamine.
Sustamine® is much more stable and better absorbed and utilized in the GI tract than Glutamine alone.
Sustamine® has been proven to protect intestinal integrity and contributes to healthy immune system function.
Patients who have experienced benefits of Glutamine, will appreciate and notice the difference with Sustamine®.
Setria® Glutathione is an advanced, specialized form of glutathione that can be supplemented orally and clinically proven to increase cellular levels of glutathione. Glutathione is the most important intracellular antioxidant and toxin cleanser of the GI Tract and throughout the entire body.
Glutathione is recognized as the great protector and our first line of defense to eliminate ingested
toxins before they can enter our body through our GI tracts.
Glutathione is also such a powerful anti-oxidant that without glutathione, each cell would become so ravaged by free radicals that it would disintegrate.
A lack of glutathione would also negatively affect the liver and immune system. By fighting free radicals, glutathione supports the liver so it can carry out its job of detoxifying the blood and the body.
Likewise, preventing toxin absorption and free radical damage in the GUT also helps to promote a healthy immune system.
PepZin GI® (Zinc L-Carnosine Complex)
PepZin GI® (Zinc L-Carnosine Complex) provides relief of indigestion without suppressing stomach acid and possibly impacting digestive function. It also has been clinically demonstrated to relieve symptoms of indigestion, such as: heartburn, nausea, upset stomach, belching, bloating, inappetence, diarrhea. It also delivers 20 mg of Elemental Zinc per serving.
Organic Sunflower Phospholipid Comprehensive Profile
Organic Sunflower Phospholipids - the backbone of most biological membranes - are essential in repairing and restoring the integrity of existing cell and mitochondrial membranes. They are also critical support to the body for making new functioning cells and mitochondrial membranes to support the healing processes.
Organic Sunflower Phospholipids also contain special mitochondrial phospholipids allowing cells to produce more mitochondria per cell. Mitochondria are the cell's energy powerhouses that produce energy for the biochemical processes that must take place in our body to support life, and energetic wellness.
An excellent source of Organic, Sunflower, Non-GMO, Allergen-Free Phosphatides that can help strengthen the GI/Brain Connection through repairing cell signaling, restoring cell receptor activity and production of neurotransmitters in the brain and nervous tissue.
- Phosphatidyl-choline (PC)
- Phosphatidyl-ethanolamine (PE)
- Phosphatidyl-inositol (PI)
- Phosphatidyl-serine (PS)
- Phosphatidic acid (PA)
- Digalactosyldiacylglyceride (DGDG)
- Monoglactosyldiacylglyceride (MGDG)
Sensoril® has been in the United States market for more than twelve years with studied efficacy and safety. It is a very effective "Adaptogen" helping to reduce the effects of stress and improve our ability to manage it better.
Stress is major contributor to poor health, including GUT dysfunction. When the GUT is dysfunctional, it effects our ENTIRE BODY including our immune function, blood sugar regulation and brain function, just to name a few!
Organic Amla Fruit is also known as Indian gooseberry, amalika or amlaki.
A native to India, the amla fruit could be considered one of the most medicinal plants used in Ayurvedic medicine. It is very rich in Vitamin C (30% more than oranges), and contains many minerals, tannins, polyphenols, flavonoids as well as phytochemicals, Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Carotene and Vitamin B Complex.
Amla’s Vitamin C can neutralize toxic free radicals in the body. As mentioned above, glutathione neutralizes free radicals too, but Vitamin C and glutathione perform tasks that cannot be duplicated by the other. Vitamin C “spares” and helps recycle glutathione back to its active form in the tissues, and glutathione converts oxidized dehydroascorbate back into the active form of vitamin C in the tissues. Supplementing Vitamin C can help raise levels of active glutathione in the body helping to meet the oxidative stress of our daily lives.
Amla provides powerful antioxidant protection and anti-inflammatory properties.
Quercetin is a potent Anti-Inflammatory, Antioxidant and Redox molecule with demonstrated ability in TER studies (Transepithelial Electrical Resistance) to enhance intestinal barrier (tight junction) function through assembly of Zonnulin Occludens (ZO2), occludin and claudin-13 similar to Lignite Extract.
Rutin is a bioflavonoid that can help maintain collagen production and reduce mucosal interleukin-1 beta (IL-1B) levels, as well as IL-1A, another cell signaling protein, known to cause auto-inflammatory syndromes. 4
Organic Prunes are rich in Antioxidants and Fiber and unique phytonutrients and other components with mild laxative effects.
Marshmallow Root has been shown to help soothe irritated mucous membranes due to inflammation.
Slippery Elm Bark
Slippery Elm Bark has been shown to help soothe irritated mucous membranes due to inflammation.
Many people are surprised when they learn the intestinal tract is essentially a tub - with a space in the middle - running from the mouth to the anus – and the space in the middle of the tube is technically not part of your body yet, so it is still technically outside the body.
When the gut barrier is normal and working right, the millions of cells that make up the gut or “tube” lining have the important job of letting good things (water,
nutrients) inside the body and keeping bad things like bacteria, viruses, toxins,
undigested food outside the body. In other words, they act as an interface between the outside and inside of your body.
“Leaky gut,” or abnormal intestinal permeability, is when the gut barrier doesn’t work right. Cells lining the gut can be damaged - or where cells are joined to each other (called “tight junctions”) are weakened - the result is that the gut lining lets in things it shouldn’t be getting in – like undigested proteins, food particles, or pathogens such as viruses or other nasty microbes.
To get a little more specific about it, proper gut barrier function supports our immune functions and depends on…
The physical lining of the gut: layers of mucus and border cells lining the tube that actually form a physical barrier to penetration by anything you don’t want inside your body.
The “functional” barrier: various chemical secretions, proteins, immune molecules, and other substances that don’t form a physical barrier, but still contribute to letting good things in and keeping bad things out.
“Good bacteria” The gut flora or “good bacteria” communicate with these two aspects of the gut barrier – for example, they affect the rate of epithelial cell turnover, support a healthy mucus layer, and influence the behavior of antimicrobial proteins – but they aren’t part of the barrier itself.
- Natividad JM1, Verdu EF. Modulation of intestinal barrier by intestinal microbiota: pathological and therapeutic implications. Pharmacol Res. 2013 Mar;69(1):42-51. doi: 10.1016/j.phrs.2012.10.007. Epub 2012 Oct 23.
What about PRO-biotics?
You may be wondering why Probiotics (“Good Bacteria” supplements) are not included in GI UltraMAX Pro.
That is a great question!
The most recent research has shown that Probiotics may provide little to no benefit in a dysbiotic, highly-oxidative, inflamed GUT. Probiotics may even aggravate GI symptoms. Caution should be exercised in patients with potential auto-immune GI disease such as Crohn's.
It is important to regain a more balanced GI environment to allow Probiotic supplements to truly work and provide benefit. Additionally, most supplemented Probiotics do not survive through the stomach acid.
There are thousands of strains of "Good Bacteria". Most Probiotic supplements provide just a few strains,
Taking a Pre-Biotic approach with advanced, stable, high-molecular weight, soluble fibers like Propol A® and Larch Arbinogalactin, is proving to enhance the existing colonies of Good Bacteria and support the entire GUT Microbiome significantly better.