Supporting and restoring balance in the gastrointestinal tract is an important part of health and a key to longevity. Whole-istic Solutions Intestinal Support, a proprietary blend in vegetarian capsules, restores balance in the intestinal tract.
Intestinal Support also:
- Regulates bowel activity (constipation and diarrhea)
- Repairs the gut lining
- Soothes the mucous membranes
- Intestinal Support fights Candida while naturally strengthening the immune system.
Candida Albicans is a yeast (sometimes referred to as a fungus) that exists inside all of us. Normally it presents no problems, but today’s widespread use of broad-spectrum antibiotics, contraceptive pills, steroids, sugar-rich diets and consumption of carbonated drinks can cause a proliferation of this yeast. The yeast produces toxins, which disable the immune system, leading to viral and bacterial infections.
Candida can often be the cause of a wide variety of problems such as fatigue, diarrhea, depression, anxiety, indigestion, diminished libido, recurring infections such as bladder and ear infections, and for women, frequent vaginal infections and menstrual-related symptoms.
Intestinal Support restores gastrointestinal balance with botanicals and enzymes such as:
Pau d’Arco: has strong activity toward balancing the gut organisms.
Caprylic Acid is a naturally occurring fatty acid derived from coconut. It is an anti-fungal fatty acid preferred by many doctors over the prescription drug Nystatin for the control of Candida Albicans. It is assumed that caprylic acid dissolves the cell membrane of yeast.
Olive Leaf Extract – Olive leaf contains a series of phytochemicals known as secoiridoids. The most important of these – and the major active ingredient in olive leaf is Oleuropein,which in itself is comprised of 95 different compounds.
Chlorella was chosen mainly for its high chlorophyll content, which provides detoxification effects. It is also a source of high-grade protein, B-complex vitamins, antioxidant vitamins and beta-carotene. It is a natural source of HGH (human growth hormone) and is rich in minerals.
Ginger Root Powder is included for its ability to enhance peristalsis, calm and soothe the GI tract, and for its antioxidant properties, which aid in relieving inflammation and pain. Ginger has a long history in aiding digestion and relieving diarrhea, constipation, stomach and intestinal upset and ulcers, and protects the digestive tract and liver against toxins and parasites. Ginger dissolves parasites and their eggs.
Grapefruit-Seed Extract is a well-researched supplement that has been used successfully for decades. Grapefruit seed extract is loaded with important vitamins and minerals and is especially effective when combined with other natural ingredients like Caprylic Acid.
Licorice Root Extract (DGL) soothes the GI tract, especially, the stomach. As a demulcent, licorice promotes the secretion of mucous and soothes any irritation of the gastrointestinal lining by coating the walls and mucous membranes.
Marshmallow Root Powder soothes the intestinal tract and the gut lining. Marshmallow Root slows down the absorption of sugar, leading to a more gradual release of sugar into the bloodstream where yeast could feed on excessive sugar.
Slippery Elm Powder soothes the gastrointestinal tract by coating and protecting the gut lining. Its antioxidant properties reduce inflammation.
Broccoli Powder contains natural antioxidants, including flavonoids, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and ß-Carotene, which serve as anti-inflammatory agents on the gut lining. These and other components help protect cells from free radicals. Broccoli is also rich in minerals, fatty acids, amino acids and fiber.
Fenugreek Seed Powder has many benefits to the gastrointestinal tract including aiding the initial digestive process higher in the intestinal tract and providing mucilaginous fiber. One particularly important benefit is that it slows down the absorption of sugar, leading to a more gradual release of sugar into the bloodstream where yeast could feed on excessive sugar.
Grape Seed Extract (95% flavonoids) is a potent antioxidant which calms inflammatory processes. Grape Seed extract has also been shown to strengthen the immune system and support the mucous membranes.
Okra Powder allows the enzymes and other nutrients in this formula to slow down while passing through the gut and to adhere to the gut wall, providing more opportunity to act on the fibers and mucus along the gut wall. Okra has its own complement of vitamins and minerals to aid in supporting the repair necessary in bowel conditions.
Turmeric Extract (95% Curcumin) builds the antioxidant profile in the gut. These antioxidants reduce inflammation and allow the intestinal lining to heal. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is not only a potent antioxidant, but also affects heartburn, cholesterol levels, stomach upset, gas and abdominal cramps, and liver detoxification. Curcuminoids are purported to have numerous other benefits, such as supporting the immune system.
Enzyme Blend: Aids in the breakdown and delivery of the nutrients in this formula, performs specific functions for GI health, and promotes the general health of the body.
Cellulase consists of three distinct enzymes that convert cellulose (one of the basic components of cell walls) to glucose. Candida’s cell wall is partially composed of cellulose making it vulnerable to cellulase. In the presence of cellulase, the cell wall is disrupted and the yeast dies.
Hemicellulase hydrolyzes hemicellulose, which binds digestive enzymes and hinders effective breakdown and absorption of nutrients. Candida can also be vulnerable to hemicellulase, allowing its cell wall to be digested.
Beta-glucanase breaks down the structural integrity of Candida’s cell walls, leading to its destruction.
Proteases aid in the breakdown and delivery of nutrients in the formula, and also serve as anti-inflammatory agents. Proteases damage the protein component of Candida’s cell wall, leading to its destabilization. Proteases also break down undigested protein, cellular debris and toxins in the blood, allowing the immune system to concentrate its full action on controlling the invasion of many harmful organisms.