GI Guard from EVEXIAS Health Solutions is a potent nutraceutical blend of several natural compounds, herbal supplements and nutrients that have been carefully selected for their shared ability to promote healthy bacterial balance in the gut microbiome and support overall wellness through optimal gastrointestinal (GI) health. By supporting and repairing the mucosal barrier in the intestinal lining, GI Guard also has the potential to protect the GI tract from external toxins and promote healthy immune function.
Zinc carnosine is a chemical compound with antioxidant properties that protects the mucosal lining in the intestines, a semi-permeable barrier that shields the body from toxins that have found their way into the body. This compound is a combination of zinc, an essential mineral, and l-carnosine, an amino acid with antioxidant properties.
Like l-carnosine, l-glutamine is an amino acid that plays a critical role in supporting healthy GI function. L-glutamine is actually the most abundant amino acid in the human body, and it is known to support both GI and immune function by providing energy to cells found in the intestines, including immune cells.
Arabinogalactans are chains of sugar molecules known as polysaccharides. Not only do arabinogalactans help support proper immune response, but they also function as prebiotics that enhance and increase the population of beneficial bacteria in the gut microbiome.
Aloe Vera Leaf Extract
Aloe vera leaf extract is another herbal nutraceutical with antioxidant properties, and it has been used to address GI issues for centuries in Eastern medicine. This herbal nutraceutical has also been used to reduce the risk of stomach ulcers.
Deglycyrrhizinated licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra or DGL), an herbal nutraceutical with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, has long been used to address a wide variety of GI-related symptoms and conditions that include canker sores, indigestion, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and peptic ulcers. Unlike other forms of licorice root extract, DGL can provide all of these benefits without any accompanying side effects.
Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) Root
Like slippery elm bark, marshmallow root (Althea officinalis) is an herbal nutraceutical with GI-supporting properties. Marshmallow root has also been recognized for its ability to promote healthy GI function by soothing and repairing the mucosal lining in the GI tract, as well as its ability to address certain GI-related conditions like heartburn and constipation.
Slippery Elm (Ulmus Rubra) Bark
Slippery elm (Ulmus rubra) is a tree found in North America with bark that has been used for centuries to address a wide variety of ailments. In addition to providing relief to a cough and sore throat, slippery elm bark has long been used to address certain GI-related symptoms like GERD, heartburn, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) due to its ability to soothe and support the lining of the intestines and stomach.
Stevia Leaf Extract
Stevia leaf extract has a sweet taste and has been used for many years as a sugar substitute, because it contains close to zero calories. Stevia leaf extract has also been recognized for its ability to support healthy cardiovascular function.
Most people have had a negative reaction to food at some point. Even those with a strong constitution have had moments where something affected their digestive system for the worse. Unfortunately, some people struggle on a daily basis with issues related to their gastrointestinal (GI) tract. To make matters worse, the close relationship between the gut, the nervous system, the brain and the immune system just further heightens the importance of maintaining a healthy gut microbiome. The gut constantly finds itself in a delicate balance between good and bad bacteria, and the only barrier shielding this delicate microbiome from external and environmental toxins is a semipermeable mucosal lining that surrounds the intestines. Fortunately, there is a bevy of herbal nutraceuticals, amino acids and chemical compounds that can support this mucosal barrier and promote enhanced overall wellness through healthy GI function.
It is well known that the average GI tract can be sensitive to food on occasions, but more extended GI-related conditions are also quite common. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition marked by chronic abdominal pain and bowel movements that are either too frequent or not frequent enough, and experts have estimated that as much as 5-10 percent of the worldwide population is struggling with IBS. While IBS can be caused by a wide range of factors, the underlying root cause is GI inflammation.
There are also other GI-related conditions that can be attributed to inflammation, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and there are a number of potential triggers for this inflammation. If the gut microbiome is operating with a greater balance of harmful bacteria than beneficial bacteria, that imbalance could lead to inflammation and the more serious GI-related issues eventually. As if that delicate balance weren’t enough to contend with, inflammation could also be triggered by external toxins that slip through the semipermeable mucosal lining of the gut and intestines. Whether these toxins come from food or environmental sources, they can lead to inflammation and create chaos in the GI tract.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is another class of symptoms and conditions that can result from poor GI health. GERD is marked by repeated and chronic experiences with a number of troubling symptoms that include, acid reflux, heartburn and acid indigestion. If not properly addressed, GERD can even lead to problems in the esophagus, including esophagitis and esophageal stricture.
To further complicate these delicate relationships in the GI tract, a condition known as leaky gut syndrome could actually lead to an increase in permeability in the mucosal barrier. Once those additional pathways are open, the odds of suffering from GI-related issues can increase as well.
While some GI-related conditions can be hereditary, the good news is that they can often be addressed and sometimes prevented by adhering to a healthy diet and avoiding unhealthy habits like smoking or drinking alcohol. Yet, healthy lifestyle management alone does not always solve chaotic imbalances in the GI tract. This is where professional grade nutraceuticals can provide a real boost to the mucosal barrier and GI function. GI Guard from EVEXIAS Health Solutions is a great example of a nutraceutical that can promote healthy GI function. This potent blend contains natural herbs, chemical compounds and amino acids that have been recognized for their ability to support the mucosal barrier while also promoting a healthy balance of bacteria in the gut microbiome. GI Guard goes even further with its GI-supporting properties by containing ingredients like zinc carnosine, deglycyrrhizinated licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra or DGL), slippery elm (Ulmus rubra) bark and marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) root that have long been used to address certain GI-related conditions like Crohn’s disease, GERD, ulcerative colitis and IBS.