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Fat. Fatigue. Brain Fog. Bloating. Gas. Reflux. Nausea. IBS. Constipation. Diarrhea. Depression. Agitation. Allergies. Autoimmunity.
Do any of these describe you?
In our modern world, the vast majority of people are experiencing one or more of these symptoms in their day to day life.
At The Gut Institute we know that gut health is the center of whole body health. Research shows, time and time again, that the balance of the microbiome in conjunction with the permeability of the mucosal lining, has a significant impact on the health of the entire body. The health of the mucosa is the primary defense against potential endotoxins, inflammation, bacteria, parasites, and other pathogens. It is crucial to health to keep the gut tightly sealed!
So how do we know if we have a leaky gut?
Research shows that countless chronic conditions are affected by defects in intestinal permeability such as IBD, IBS, food allergies, cardiovascular disease, eczema, arthritis, mental health conditions, just to name a few.
At the heart of many of these inflammatory disorders is GI tract hyperpermeability, endotoxemia, molecular mimicry and subsequent disruption in wellness and health.
Dr. Grace PharmD’s Leaky Gut Protocol Bundle is loved by our clients because it provides gentle and effective healing to the permeability of mucosal lining with the highest quality ingredients.
Microbiome Lab’s MegaGuard is made with gentle botanicals such as artichoke leaf extract which is a potent antioxidant, heals and seals the gut lining, is antifungal in scope and been researched as effecting in reducing NASH, reflux, heartburn and reduction of H. Pylori infections.
Tri-Butryin contains Butyrate that supports the physical structure of the tight junctions in the mucosal lining. It also supports a healthy inflammatory response and fuels the colonic cells.
Microbiome Mojo contains, per serving, 100 billion CFUs of Bifidobacterium longum, Bifidobacterium lactis, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium infantis, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus salivarius, and Lactobacillus gasseri plus 500 million viable cells of Ribospore (Bacillus pumilus) and Bacillus Megaterium.
MegaGuard: Nature's Stomach Support
MegaGuard™ is a novel digestive aid that combines protective licorice polyphenols, cleansing artichoke leaf extract, and soothing ginger to promote normal digestion, regulate stomach acid, balance H. pylori levels, and reduce occasional digestive discomforts such as gas, bloating, and indigestion. With the power of these herbs combined, MegaGuard™️ provides unique and comprehensive digestive support, bowel regularity, and gastric protection.
With the power of these three herbs combined, MegaGuard™ provides unique and comprehensive digestive support, bowel regularity, and gastric protection.
GUTGARD® LICORICE FLAVONOIDS | 75 mg
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) has a long history of use for treating digestive discomforts.1 In Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine, licorice is well-known for its ability to protect the gastric mucosa and modulate everyday inflammation. One of the most commonly known active ingredients in licorice is a saponin called glycyrrhizin that has been used as an emulsifier and sweetener in the food industry. However, most supplements contain deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) because large amounts of glycyrrhizin have been associated with serious adverse side effects like elevated blood pressure and lowered potassium levels. Gutgard® licorice flavonoids are entirely different from DGL with respect to chemistry, composition, manufacturing, and mechanisms of action. While a classical extract of DGL does not contain any significant quantity of flavonoids, Gutgard® is standardized to contain more than 10% total flavonoids and less than 0.5% glycyrrhizin to avoid undesirable effects. More than 50 flavonoids have been identified in Gutgard® which have been shown to have beneficial activity for digestive complaints.2 In fact, Gutgard® licorice flavonoids have been shown to protect the stomach lining and balance Helicobacter pylori levels much more effectively than regular DGL extracts.3 Gutgard® licorice can also relieve occasional indigestion, bloating, and stomach pain at 150mg/day.
ARTICHOKE LEAF EXTRACT | 320 mg
Artichoke (Cynara scolymus) leaf extract (ALE) has also been used in traditional medicine as a digestive aid. The bitter compounds, particularly cynaropicrin, are responsible for the digestive benefits of artichoke. ALE has been shown to increase bile production, protect the liver, balance blood lipids, and act as an antispasmodic.4-10 In 2003, German researchers demonstrated that 640mg/day of artichoke leaf extract significantly improved digestive symptoms like bloating and fullness as well as quality of life in 244 patients with functional dyspepsia. Though the study was conducted over 6 weeks, the majority of the treatment group saw relief of their digestive symptoms in the first week.11
GINGER ROOT EXTRACT (20%) | 30 mg
Ginger (Zinziber officinalis) has been used as a digestive aid in Eastern medicine for generations. Studies have demonstrated that ginger accelerates gastric emptying and can relieve occasional bouts of nausea and vomiting.12-13 Gingerols and shogaols, the active polyphenolic compounds in ginger, appear to be responsible for such effects by weakly inhibiting cholinergic M3 and serotonergic 5-HT3 receptors, whose temporary dysfunction is responsible for nausea, vomiting, and hypomotility.14-15 Ginger extracts with a higher gingerol content (20-30% gingerols) are stronger and more effective at relieving digestive discomforts. In 2015, an Italian study of 126 patients found that the daily combination of 40 mg of ginger extracts (25-30% gingerols) with 200 mg of artichoke leaf extracts reduced the severity and frequency of common digestive symptoms like nausea, bloating, early satiety, and abdominal pain 17% more effectively than just artichoke leaf extract alone.16 While most ginger extracts only contain 5% gingerols, MegaGuardTM contains 60 mg of high potency ginger root extract (20% gingerols) for maximum strength.
Tri-Butyrin Supreme™ represents a new approach to gut health and immune function by modulating intestinal flora, promoting colon cell health and supporting the integrity of the gut lining.* This product features a patent-pending form of a compound called tributyrin, which contains three molecules of butyrate, a unique kind of fat with potentially beneficial properties.
Contributors to gut health can be divided into three categories: prebiotic, probiotic, and postbiotic. Prebiotics are fibers the human body cannot digest, for example, the “resistant starch” found in unripe bananas. Because these fibers are not digested by enzymes in the small intestine, they arrive intact in the colon, where they serve as food for the beneficial bacteria—the “gut flora”—known as probiotics. “Postbiotics” is a new term for the compounds produced by these beneficial colonic bacteria as a result of them breaking down the fibers via fermentation. One of these compounds is butyrate.
Tri-Butyrin Supreme™ withstands degradation in the upper GI tract and arrives in the colon, where its effects are targeted. It is widely recognized that diets high in fiber support overall health and are especially beneficial for digestive/gut health. The fiber, itself, may be required for some of the noted health effects of fiber-rich diets, but postbiotic compounds—butyrate, in particular—may be crucial factors for healthy gut function. In fact, some of the positive aspects of fiber in the diet may actually be driven by the activity of butyrate, rather than the fiber itself. Butyrate has several interesting properties that make it potentially helpful for those living with suboptimal gut function. One such property is that it supports the physical structure of the colon by helping the cells that make up the intestinal lining adhere together properly.
Microbiome Mojo: CFUs Galore!
The Microbiome Mojo contains, per serving, 100 billion CFUs of Bifidobacterium longum, Bifidobacterium lactis, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium infantis, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus salivarius, and Lactobacillus gasseri plus 500 million viable cells of Ribospore (Bacillus pumilus) and Bacillus Megaterium.
Microbiome Mojo is ideal for:
- Improving digestion by restoring the gut flora diversity lost to modern life
- Battling the bloating, brain fog, and low energy that can come from poor gut health
- Restoring bowel regularity to eliminate chronic diarrhea or constipation
- Helping with food sensitivities and frequent indigestion or heartburn
- Boosting the 70% or more of your immune system that resides in your gut
- Supporting your active life and ongoing endurance
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What To Expect
Sense of calm, calmer gut, mild energy improvements. Potential adverse effects: gurgling, gas, die off, Herxheimer reaction
Flatter tummy, less bloat, calm gut, , better and deeper restorative sleep, better moods, improved or resolved PMS, less GERD/gas/gurgling. (If after 4 weeks your bloating has not improved... you mayneed testing and gut protocols - Grace offers this in her Master Gut Class.)
Better positivity and mood, improved fertility and hormone balance, restoration of gut rhythms such as bowel movements, bloating and abdominal distention, better gut function, improved digestion
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With our supplements, most people can simply follow the instructions on the label. If for some reason you think you should be taking a lighter or stronger dose, you can email us at Info@thegutinstitute.com.
Definitely check out our ‘What To Expect’ section above but here are some of the changes you can expect to see over time.
- Less chronic pain and aches
- Better positivity and mood
- Improved fertility and hormone balance
- Restoration of gut rhythms such as bowel movements (no diarrhea nor constipation), bloating and abdominal distention
- Normalized or decreased inflammatory markers
- Flatter tummy
- Deeper restorative sleep
- Improved or resolved PMS
- Less GERD/gas/gurgling
With gut health supplements, especially, you are best served by taking them consistently for the long-term. With the gut, it’s something that needs to be constantly supplemented and oftentimes when people stop taking their probiotics or their adaptogens will notice those old issues popping back up.
The nice thing about bundles is that the products are hand selected by Dr. Grace to be complementary to one another. Some additional supplement suggestions are below if you are wanting to make your routine more robust.
Our Floraphage is one of the world’s first prebiotic “PHAGE” supplements. Phages or Bacteriophages are microscopic proteins that attach themselves to specific bacteria in the gut. Through a natural process, Floraphage is able to cause these bacteria to release nutrients that act as a high-quality prebiotic food for our own, or supplemented probiotics. Based on lab testing with several popular probiotic supplements, Floraphage was able to increase the growth rate of supplemented probiotics by an average factor of 24x compared to control. It supports the proliferation of beneficial microflora, thereby supporting immune and digestive health. Essentially it helps your probiotics work better.
Our Microb-Manager is great for weeding out bad bacteria while your Microbiome Mojo is great for seeding the good bacteria. It’s a blend of targeted botanicals that support a healthy microbial balance throughout the entire body.
Finally, if you would like to dive deeper into the root causes of what is ailing you consider the labs & consult with Dr. Grace or our 8-Module Class.
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The easiest way to prevent issues is to ask plenty of questions before you buy. We are here to help you find the right products for your personal health needs and goals.
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The 5 Pillars of the Gut Institute Experience
1. We care
Our focus may be gut health, but our approach is heart centered. We are driven by a passion for helping people live healthier, more fulfilling lives.
2. We listen
The Gut Institute approach is individualized, based on your own personal body chemistry and symptoms. We take the time to understand your needs and goals.
3. We learn
Education and study are foundational in all we do. It’s why we build our own programs, interpret our own labs, and create our own proprietary probiotics.
4. We share
Whether it’s through live workshops, blogs, or podcasts, Dr. Grace and The Gut Institute team recognize that the right information can empower and bring hope.
5. We believe
There are no lost causes. If you are willing to take accountability for your health, we will stand with you and offer the resources and support to change your life.
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