Formulated by Dr. James L. Wilson to help stressed people maintain gut integrity and comfort
- Targeted mucous membrane building, maintenance and repair nutrients
- Certified organic or wildcrafted soothing and hygienic herbs
- Potent tissue protecting antioxidants
- Synergistic balance enhances efficacy of individual ingredients
- Promotes replenishment of protective mucus along digestive tract
- Supports tissue health in GI lining and underlying tissues
- Enhances GI comfort and barrier function
Take 1 capsule with water 1-3 times a day on an empty stomach, or as directed by your health practitioner. Take regularly and consistently for best results.
Stress and Gut Integrity
Stress has multiple effects on your digestive tract that when prolonged or chronic can disrupt healthy gut integrity, leading to problems ranging from cramping and discomfort to allergies and autoimmune disease. Gut integrity is responsible for proper barrier function, i.e. acting as a filter that allows nutrients to pass through your intestinal walls into your bloodstream while retaining toxins, undigested proteins and other harmful substances for elimination.
This healthy barrier function depends on the thin, slippery membrane (mucosa) lining your stomach and intestines. The mucosa is larger than a football field when spread out and creates a protective layer that shields the walls of your digestive tract from becoming inflamed or damaged by the acidic, alkaline and toxic substances involved in digestion. Plus, it is also the site of intense immune activity to protect the underlying tissues and the rest of your body from harmful foreign invaders. The mucosa requires rapid new cell growth to replace itself every few days and stay healthy. However, stress cuts back on new cell growth throughout your body, allowing the mucosa to become thinner and damaged over time.
Because stress also slows digestion, alters gut flora and increases gut permeability, toxic substances remain longer in your intestinal tract while harmful bacteria tend to multiply and crowd out the beneficial bacteria normally present. This creates increased irritation and inflammation of the walls of your digestive tract, adversely affects immune function and allows more toxins to be absorbed into your body. If the ongoing stress fatigues your adrenal glands, your digestive system is slower to return to a pre-stress level of building, maintenance and repair at the same time your body’s main anti-inflammatory, the adrenal hormone cortisol, is low.
The delicate tissues of your stomach and intestinal tract are then even more vulnerable to inflammation and damage, and subsequent reduced barrier function. It is therefore not surprising that chronic or prolonged stress can adversely affect the integrity of your gut, resulting in digestive system distress and more serious problems over time. Managing your stress and keeping the lining of your digestive tract in good shape is essential for optimal gut integrity and comfort, proper nutrient absorption, ease of digestion, good bowel function, elimination of toxins, resistance to germs, avoidance of food reactions and allergens, and your overall good health.