G.I. Fortify (capsules) is designed to support G.I. health and bowel regularity as well as promote a healthy G.I. environment, detoxification and colon cell function.
Psyllium, Plantago indica or blond psyllium, is a valued source of soluble fiber. Soluble fiber increases stool volume when taken with appropriate amounts of water, supporting larger and softer stools for healthy bowel movements. As the bulk moves through the intestine, it helps to collect and eliminate other waste and toxins from the intestinal walls. This helps to minimize the amount of exposure of the gastrointestinal tract to toxins. Flaxseeds provide a source of lignans, fatty acids, and both soluble and insoluble fibers, enhancing the gut health potential of this complex.
l-Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body. In times of stress or increased metabolic demand, glutamine is an especially important source of energy for the G.I. tract. In the gut, glutamine maintains healthy integrity of the intestinal tract and enhances the protective mucosal lining. This helps to ensure proper nutrient utilization and absorption while limiting the amount of toxins that pass through the intestinal barrier.
Soluble fiber is fermented in the large intestines by intestinal microflora, producing short chain fatty acids (SCFAs). SCFAs are extremely important energy sources for the colon and have protective effects for healthy colon cell function. Furthermore, SCFAs keep the intestinal environment acidic, providing optimal conditions for lactobacillus and other beneficial bacteria to thrive. The fiber content of flax seed provides additional support for healthy intestinal function, microflora balance, and overall colon health. The ability of lignans to support colon cell health has been reported in numerous studies and may be due in part to antioxidant protection and the ability to promote healthy beta-glucuronidase activity and detoxification. Chlorella, the most studied “green food”, is traditionally celebrated for its digestive and cleansing properties. Furthermore, its nutrient rich matrix includes vitamins, minerals, protein, carotenoids, and flavone compounds to support cellular health.
What G.I. Fortify (capsules) does:
Nutrition & Ingredients:
three vegetarian capsules contain:
total carbohydrate 1 g
dietary fiber 1 g
psyllium powder (husk) 1,100 mg
flax (Linum usitatissimum) powder (seed) 400 mg
l-glutamine (free-form) 500 mg
aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis) extract (inner fillet) 100 mg
(standardized to contain 10% polysaccharides)
chlorella (Chlorella pyrenoidosa) powder (cracked cell wall)100 mg
other ingredients: vegetarian capsule (cellulose, water)
3 capsules daily, between meals with 8-12 oz water, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Daily water intake should be increased when consuming this product.
Cautions / Contraindications:
Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women.
Psyllium may cause GI upset and should be consumed with adequate water. Psyllium and flaxseed may be contraindicated with oral anti-hyperglycemic and/or blood thinning medications.l-Glutamine is contraindicated with anticonvulsant medications.