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Packet (1 day supply)

Follow Healthcare practitioner instructions. Serving size is packet per day. Best if added to a small volume of water and shaken well. Drink the small volume of liquid. It is very important to follow with a full glass of water. It is normal that the mixture thickens in water.

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CANISTER (60 day supply)

Follow Healthcare practitioner instructions. Serving size is 1 - 2 Scoops per day. Best if added to a small volume of water and stirred or shaken well. Drink the small volume of liquid. It is very important to follow with a full glass of water. It is normal that the mixture thickens in water.

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CANISTER (30 day supply)

Follow Healthcare practitioner instructions. Serving size is 1 - 2 Scoops per day. Best if added to a small volume of water and stirred or shaken well. Drink the small volume of liquid. It is very important to follow with a full glass of water. It is normal that the mixture thickens in water.

A 30 day supply using 1 scoop per day.

You are here for a reason!

Like You, thousands of others have found this page because they have searched far and wide on a Quest for Improved Health.

But for many, the Diets and Mounds of Dietary Supplements that were started with high hopes of success, provided little to no benefit in the end!

Please Take a Moment to answer these 5 questions. In fact, if you answer YES to any of these very important questions, you will be amazed at what you are about to read.

  • Have you ever taken an antibiotic at any time in your life?
  • Have you ever used Splenda, even once?
  • Have you, or do you, consume commercially raised meats, beef, chicken, pork and dairy products?
  • Do you experience Stress on a regular basis?
  • Are you overweight and can’t lose weight? Do you experience overwhelming cravings for foods that do not support a healthy weight and can’t understand why?
  • Do you eat grains like wheat, corn, and rice?

If you answered YES to any of these questions… you’ll want to continue reading to discover how GI UltraMAX Pro can help to support your GI health.

Did you Know…

ANTIBIOTICS

If you answered “YES” to taking an antibiotic before, you may be surprised to learn just a single round of strong antibiotics can destroy 100% of all the beneficial/friendly “good” bacteria in the Intestinal Tract (aka the GUT)!

These beneficial/friendly bacteria are essential to your health. We are alive and prosper because of the actions of these “good bacteria”. Without them - our health suffers.

Here’s some things you may not already know:

  • Beneficial/friendly "good" bacteria make up nearly 80% of our immune system!
  • They also help us digest food for energy and they manufacture vitamins and other substances that support our health and wellness.
  • They help with mood management and so many other important functions.

In fact, it can take up to 2 years for these beneficial/friendly bacteria to re-populate and the microbiome to start to function more normally after a round of strong antibiotics – this is especially true when considering the return of the diversity and balance of organisms.

But keep in mind, the health of our beneficial “good” bacteria is only a part of the whole story.

USE OF SPLENDA AND ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

If you answered “YES” to ever using Splenda, you may also be surprised that just one packet of Splenda – yes the artificial sweetener that many people think is the “safe one” -can destroy up to 50% of the beneficial/friendly bacteria in the GUT!

If you are trying to cut down on sugar – an excellent idea for GI Health too – using substitutes like Splenda, Aspartame (Equal), etc. are not a healthy alternative. Try using Stevia instead. You may need to shop the brands to find the one you like, but it is well worth the effort!

ANTIBIOTIC USE - Part Two

Many people think, “I haven’t had an antibiotic for years, so I am OK.” Right? Well…

If you eat commercially raised meats like beef, chicken, pork and use dairy products, you are getting a continuous dose of antibiotics every time you eat these foods.

In fact, 80% of all antibiotics manufactured in the US go into commercially raised meats and dairy.

This means that these beneficial/friendly “good” bacteria are continually exposed to antibiotics! They never stand a chance to maintain levels that are required to support a strong immune system and maintain good health.

Interestingly, Natural casings to make sausage are derived from the GI tract of livestock. The GI Tracts of US livestock can often lack integrity because our cattle (like many of us) suffer from “Leaky gut”. These can’t be used to make casings. Often casings have to be imported primarily from Argentina or New Zealand where cattle are more organically raised and
antibiotics are not used.

CHRONIC STRESS

Stress, especially chronic stress, increases intestinal permeability and GI dysfunction. Most of us live in a constant state of stress and it is such the norm that we don’t even realize it or notice it as much anymore.

Stress turns off normal digestive functions (part of the parasympathetic system) because the body’s resources are hard-wired to support and turn-on “stress-state” activities (sympathetic system) that enable the body to meet the real or perceived dangers in the fight-or-flight stress response. These include an increased heart rate and blood pressure leading to increased blood flow to the skeletal muscles to support running. The GI muscles relax, and digestive enzymes as well as stomach acid aren’t produced.

This fight-or-flight stress worked well for our caveman ancestors who had periodic moments of running for their lives from a Saber Tooth Tiger. They needed all the resources the body could muster for survival and avoid becoming a meal rather than trying to digest last night’s meal.

OBESITY AND OVERWHELMING FOOD CRAVINGS

Anything that tips the balance of our Microbiome to favor “bad bacteria” will result in unhealthy food cravings (sweets, starches,
carbohydrates) which can eventually lead to obesity.

IMPORTANT CONCEPT – “BAD” BACTERIA THRIVE ON SUGAR, CARBS, STARCHES, AND FATS. However, “Good” Bacteria Thrive on
Vegetables, Fruit, and Fiber.

Did you know “Bad bacteria” send messages to our brain to eat foods they crave which are starchy, sugary, fatty foods that promote their health, not ours? If you experience overwhelming food cravings for sweets, breads, pasta, and fried foods– this could be why. Your Microbiome is out-of-balance where “bad” bacteria are in charge.

Stress and Antibiotic exposure tip the balance to favor “Bad Bacteria” too.

Shifting the Balance favoring Good Bacteria can Help Us Maintain a Healthy Weight. Good Bacteria turn off these messages that compel us to eat more food, especially the type of food that makes us gain weight and lead to obesity.

Many people find it easier to manage their weight by eating more foods high in fiber or take a high-quality fiber supplement. Our bodies can’t digest the fiber, but the “good” bacteria can – it is their primary food – and when the fiber is in abundance, their colonies thrive

  • (Konturek PC1, Brzozowski T, Konturek SJ. Stress and the gut: pathophysiology, clinical consequences, diagnostic approach and treatment options. J Physiol Pharmacol. 2011 Dec;62(6):591-9.)

Eating Grains – Corn, Wheat and other GMO crops are laced with Round-Up.

If you are like most people, you probably eat breads and corn or consume foods that contain wheat or corn. If you eat processed foods at all, this likely applies to you.

Did you know that when you eat commercially grown grains like wheat and corn you are also likely getting a steady dose of “RoundUp”?

That’s right, the same chemical you can buy at Home Depot or Lowes to kill weeds.

You probably have never imagined drinking “RoundUp” have you?
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Glyphosate – the active ingredient in “RoundUp” - is the choice weed control used in the farming of wheat and corn, along with other grains and GMO crops.

GMO crops have been modified to withstand treatment with RoundUp, so only the weeds die and not the crop plant.

Bacteria (Our Microbiome) and RoundUp

But, Bacteria also die because – like plants - they too are affected by RoundUp.

Americans are now getting a steady dose of Round-Up when they consume these crop foods. These residues also affect the beneficial/friendly “good” bacteria that are supposed to flourish in our GI tracts and keep us flourishing too. Our bacteria, that comprise our Microbiome, are sensitive to RoundUp just like normal (non-GMO) plants.

Intestinal Integrity and RoundUp

Additionally, Glyphosate in RoundUp – like many other toxins – affect the tight junctions that hold the cells in the GI tract together. These tight junctions are found in between cells.

Exposure to Glyphosate not only kills the bacteria in our GI Tract, it also promotes “Leaky Gut” because it weakens the tight junctions that hold the cells in our GI tract together.

Now that you know, you can start improving
your GI health today.

WHY IS LEAKY GUT A PROBLEM?

Without the “good” bacteria, normal mucosal (mucus) lining, and intestinal cell junctions functioning properly, our gut lining begins to fail and leak.

A Leaking Gut can allow food particles, toxins, and bad microbes inside our bodies.

Toxins and pathogens travel throughout our body in our blood streams and can wreak havoc.  So why should we care if our epithelial cells lining the GI tract are letting a few undigested proteins, food particles or microbes through?

We should care because Intestinal permeability is a major contributing factor to inflammatory diseases, including gastrointestinal problems such as Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Metabolic diseases, too, such as obesity, fatty liver disease, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases.

  • Lee SH1. Intestinal permeability regulation by tight junction: implication on inflammatory bowel diseases. Intest Res. 2015 Jan;13(1):11-8. doi: 10.5217/ir.2015.13.1.11. Epub 2015 Jan 29.
  • Frazier TH1, DiBaise JK, McClain CJ. Gut microbiota, intestinal permeability, obesity-induced inflammation, and liver injury.  JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2011 Sep;35(5 Suppl):14S-20S. doi: 10.1177/0148607111413772. Epub 2011 Aug 1.
  • Scarpellini E, EtAl Intestinal permeability in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: the gut-liver axis. Rev Recent Clin Trials. 2014;9(3):141-7.

Did you know most chronic disease is associated with a “Toxic, Dysfunctional and Leaky GUT”?

Chronic/Inflammatory diseases and other health concerns related to Leaky Gut include:

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Heart Disease
  • Weight Management Problems
  • Auto-Immune Conditions and Responses
    in the Thyroid and Joints
  • Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, Inflammatory
    Bowel Disease,Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
  • Allergies
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain/Inflammation

Lee SH, Intestinal permeability regulation by tight junction: implication on inflammatory bowel diseases. Intest Res. 2015 Jan: 31(1): 11-8 doi: 10.5217/ir.2015.13.1.11. Epub 2015 Jan 29.

Autoimmune Disease and GI Health

Because the gut barrier is a crucial part of the immune system (in fact the majority of your immune system is located in the gut), dysfunction here can cause immune problems including autoimmune disorders.

One major study states: "There is growing evidence that increased intestinal permeability plays a pathogenic role in various autoimmune diseases including [Celiac Disease] and [Type 1 Diabetes]… besides genetic and environmental factors, loss of intestinal barrier function is necessary to develop autoimmunity."

  • Visser J1, Rozing J, Sapone A, Lammers K, Fasano A., Tight junctions, intestinal permeability, and autoimmunity: celiac disease and type 1 diabetes paradigms. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 May;1165:195-205. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2009.04037.x.

The study goes on to explain that intestinal permeability is a trigger for autoimmune disease because when unwanted pathogens and proteins cross the gut barrier, your body mounts an immune attack against them.

This immune reaction can trigger an autoimmune response in people who are already genetically susceptible and in places outside the gut such as joints and the thyroid gland.

  • M C Arrieta, L Bistritz, and J B Meddings; Alterations in intestinal permeability. Gut. 2006 Oct; 55(10): 1512–1520. doi: 10.1136/gut.2005.085373

Leaky gut is also associated with gut flora dysfunction (“good vs bad” bacteria or Microbiome balance). Gut dysbiosis has been linked to many problems from acne to depression to constipation.

 

Basically, the bottom line is…if your gut isn’t happy, you won’t be happy either.

So, Now you Know…
Your Search for Improved Health will Never End until you Improve the Health of your GUT first!

Now you can STOP SEARCHING and Order GI UltraMAX Pro Formula Today!

Fortunately, people are now starting to realize that Health truly begins in the gut. Most practitioners would agree this is true and are starting to approach their patients from the standpoint of Healing the Gut First!

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
  • Constipation
  • Liver Health
  • Dry Eye Syndrome
  • Immune Support
  • Weight Management
  • High Cholesterol
  • Inflammation

CurQfen® 

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)

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®  

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-glycerol(PG)
  • 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

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

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

Organic Prunes are rich in Antioxidants and Fiber and unique phytonutrients and other components with mild laxative effects.

Marshmallow Root

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.

Cat's Claw

Cat's Claw, a medicinal plant from the Amazon River basin, has been widely used for inflammatory disorders. Studies have shown Cat's Claw to suppress TNF-alpha production, a cell signaling protein involved in promoting systemic inflammation.2

Qing Dai

Qing Dai has a long history in traditional Chinese medicine to treat inflammation, primarily in the stomach and digestive tract, through its powerful antioxidant properties.

Selenium

Selenium is essential for normal immune function and plays a critical role in gut health.

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Still not sure about Leaky GUT?

There are some Tell Tale Signs, Symptoms, or Conditions associated with “Leaky Gut”, or a poorly functioning GI Tract.

You can take this brief Quiz to see if any of these apply to you…If they do, work with your healthcare practitioner to help determine your GI health and what steps to take.

  • Have you been diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases - like Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Diverticulitis - or any other GI Disease that may have had “Leaky Gut” and Inflammation as its root?
  • Do you have low energy or complain of being fatigued regularly?
  • Do you experience joint pain, muscle pain or arthritis?
  • Are you frequently Constipated (less than 2-3 bowel movements per day – i.e. the number of meals you ate the day before)?
  • Do you have any digestive complaints like: constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, burping, acid reflux, GERD, IBS?
  • Do you have any brain complaints such as brain fog, easily forgetting things, lack of focus, chronic headaches,
    depression, or anxiety (there is a direct connection between GI Health and Brain Function)?
  • Do you have any of the following autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s, Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, Celiac disease, MS, Type 1 Diabetes?
  • Do you have food intolerances, sensitivities or allergies?
  • Do you have any skin complaints: itchy skin, rashes, eczema, rosacea, acne, hives, and psoriasis?
  • Do you have any seasonal allergies, environmental allergies, or pet allergies?
  • Do you feel that you are overweight for your height?

If you answered “YES” to any of these questions…..

Interesting Concept

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.

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