When your digestive tract is working well, you don’t give it much thought. When it’s not functioning as it should, it can be the only thing you can focus on. Digestive problems may lead to many small but unpleasant side effects, including constipation or diarrhea. Chronic poor functioning of your gastrointestinal system might lead to serious bowel diseases such as colitis, ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, and others. That’s why it’s so important to ensure that your G.I. tract is healthy and eliminating waste from your body as it should. Research studies have identified a number of plant-based elements that encourage optimum gut health. Pure Encapsulations’ G.I. Fortify provides several of these.
Psyllium husk powder: a soluble fiber that improves bowel movements by making stools larger and softer. Many studies have shown that psyllium, when taken with sufficient water, is effective in relieving constipation. It can also relieve diarrhea. When your bowel movements are large, soft, and frequent, you minimize the exposure of your gastrointestinal tract to toxins. Soluble fiber also helps your G.I. tract to maintain the proper acidic environment for beneficial probiotics, such as lactobacillus and bifidobacteria, to thrive and grow.
- Flax seed powder: also a soluble fiber, which has the same bowel-movement effects as psyllium. In addition, flax seed oils help lubricate the gastrointestinal tract and prevent irritation.
- L-glutamine: an amino acid that acts to protect and enhance the lining of the digestive system
- Licorice root extract, aloe vera extract, slippery elm bark extract, and marshmallow root extract: herbs that work to soothe GI tract irritations.
G.I. Fortify contains all of these important ingredients in a convenient powdered form. This 400-gram bottle contains 45 servings when mixed with water. The recommended dosage is one to three servings a day. At three servings a day, this container will last about two weeks; at one serving daily, it should last about seven weeks.