What is GI Guard?
GI Guard is a professional grade nutraceutical that combines a full range of essential minerals, herbal nutrients and organic compounds that have been recognized for their ability to promote optimal whole body health by supporting healthy gastrointestinal (GI) and immune function. GI Guard has been expertly developed to help the body cultivate a healthy balance of bacteria in the gut microbiome by supporting and repairing the protective mucosal barrier in the intestinal lining that defends the GI tract from harmful toxins.
L-glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the human body and is essential for both proper GI and immune function. L-glutamine supplies intestinal cells, including immune system cells, with critical energy.
Zinc carnosine is an organic compound that combines the powerful antioxidant properties of an amino acid known as l-carnosine with the essential mineral zinc. GI Guard’s powerful blend contains a patented form of chelated zinc known as PepZinGI® to help protect the semi-permeable mucosal barrier that defends the body from external toxins.
Arabinogalactans are polysaccharides, which are chains of sugar molecules that support healthy immune function. Arabinogalactans are also classified as prebiotics, so they serve as sources of food and energy to enhance the function of probiotics in the gut microbiome.
Aloe Vera Leaf Extract
Aloe vera leaf extract is an herbal nutraceutical with antioxidant properties that has long been used to address GI issues, especially in Eastern medicine. Aloe vera leaf extract can also help optimize GI health by reducing the risk of stomach ulcers.
Deglycyrrhizinated licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra or DGL) is an herbal nutraceutical with both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. DGL has long been recognized for its ability to address certain GI-related conditions like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), indigestion, peptic ulcers and canker sores. DGL is the preferred form of licorice root extract to promote optimal GI function, because it does not carry the risk of potential side effects that can accompany other forms.
Marshmallow root (Althea officinalis) is another herbal nutraceutical that supports healthy GI function, specifically with its ability to soothe and repair the mucosal barrier in the GI tract. Marshmallow root has also been long recognized for its ability to address specific GI-related issues like constipation and heartburn.
Slippery elm (Ulmus rubra) is a North American tree that has long been used to address certain GI-related conditions like GERD, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), heartburn and ulcerative colitis. Slippery elm can also help soothe a sore throat and the common cough.
Stevia Leaf Extract
Stevia leaf extract naturally has a sweet taste. This organic extract contains close to zero calories, making it one of the most popular sugar substitutes, and it has even been recognized for its ability to promote healthy cardiovascular function.
Why do you need GI Guard?
Gastrointestinal (GI) issues affect every person to some degree throughout their lives. GI issues can range from minor problems like discomfort and bloating to more serious conditions like severe inflammation, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The gut microbiome is a delicate environment that is constantly being influenced by both good and bad bacteria. When bad bacteria dominates the gut, the ensuing inflammation can lead to a host of GI issues. In fact, medical experts estimate that as much as 5-10 percent of the worldwide population struggles with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and that is just one of the many GI issues or conditions that can be attributed to gut inflammation. Unfortunately, experts have also recognized a very direct connection between the GI tract and the body’s immune system. This connection is so direct that these same experts are saying that the majority of the body’s immune system resides in the GI tract, further increasing the importance of maintaining a healthy mucosal lining around the intestines. Today, the nutraceutical industry offers a variety of products that have been designed to promote healthy GI and immune function by enhancing the semipermeable protective barrier around the GI tract that defends the gut from external toxins.
Serious GI-related conditions like ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease can be triggered by gut inflammation, and that inflammation can also come from a variety of sources. An unhealthy balance of bacteria in the gut is just one of those ways. External or environmental toxins can also cause inflammatory conditions after getting past the mucosal barrier. These toxins can come from both environmental sources and food, and they can create the proper conditions for inflammation and GI issues to thrive.
These inflammatory GI conditions can also lead to Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which is actually a class of numerous conditions and symptoms that negatively affect both GI and whole body health. People with GERD can experience a wide variety of symptoms that include acid indigestion, heartburn and acid reflux. Over time, GERD can also lead to more serious issues in the esophagus like esophageal stricture and esophagitis if not addressed.
Ideally, the mucosal barrier can help prevent too many external toxins from entering the GI tract and leading to inflammation. However, the semipermeability of that intestinal lining does allow for some toxins to enter the intestines and contributes to the delicate environment in the GI tract, so it is essential for that barrier to function at an optimal level. To make matters worse, a condition known as leaky gut syndrome can reduce the function of the mucosal barrier by increasing permeability and allowing for toxins to have more opportunities to enter the GI tract.
How can the EvexiPEL GI Guard help me?
Fortunately, healthy lifestyle management techniques like exercising, adhering to a balanced diet and eschewing unhealthy habits like drinking alcohol and smoking can positively affect conditions in the GI tract. Even when GI-related conditions are hereditary, they can often be addressed and mitigated by optimal function of the mucosal barrier. The nutraceutical industry has recognized the influence of healthy GI conditions on immune function and whole body health. Certain GI-focused professional grade nutraceuticals, such as GI Guard, can promote ideal conditions in the GI tract by optimizing the mucosal barrier. GI Guard contains a powerful mix of amino acids, organic compounds and herbal nutrients that have the shared ability of supporting optimal function of the mucosal barrier while also helping the gut microbiome maintain a healthy balance of bacteria. With expertly-selected ingredients such as deglycyrrhizinated licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra or DGL), marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) root, slippery elm (Ulmus rubra) and zinc carnosine containing a patented form of chelated zinc known as PepZinGI®, GI Guard has the potential to take GI tract support to the next level by also being able to address more serious GI-related conditions like IBS, GERD, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.