Gastrointestinal function is important for general health. The intestinal tract contains significant amounts of bacteria - some beneficial, some neutral, and some harmful. Balancing beneficial microbial flora in the gut is key in digestion, nutrient usage, and ridding the body of waste and pathogens. Poor digestion and malabsorption can lead to immune dysfunction, nutritional insufficiencies, mental/emotional disorders, and autoimmune diseases.

The 5R Phases of Gastrointestinal Restoration

Remove offending substances from the diet, while
adding targeted nutritional support to help remove
unwanted compounds from the body. Specific
herbs can provide nutritional support to help
promote a healthy intestinal environment.*

Replace digestive enzymes and stomach acid through
supplementation, if necessary. Digestive factors and
enzymes facilitate the breakdown of food. An insufficiency
of these compounds is common, especially as we age,
which inhibits optimal digestion and utilization of
nutrients, as well as the elimination of waste.*

Reinoculate the GI tract with probiotics. Reintroduce
health-promoting, “friendly” bacteria, to help promote a desirable
balance of GI microflora. This balance is important
to GI tissue (mucosal) health, immune function,
intestinal barrier function, and digestion.*

Regenerate the GI mucosa through diet and lifestyle changes,
enhanced by advanced nutritional support. In addition to a
medical food, your healthcare practitioner may recommend
a targeted supplement to help maintain the integrity of the
GI mucosal lining, which could be impacted by a GI insult.*

Retain the health and function of your GI tract with
foundation nutritional support, along with healthy eating,
adequate sleep, regular exercise, and stress management.
Your healthcare practitioner may also recommend
UltraFlora Balance and GI Sustain (if you have leaky
gut syndrome) as part of a maintenance program.*

Our Gastrointestinal Profile provides detailed information on gut function.

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