ION Gut (formerly Restore) 16 fl ozs
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It is important for people to know that RESTORE produces a significant outcome for gut health. I use it in my Virginia clinic as a foundation for helping to create a strong immune system and gut biome. Microbiome balance and tight junction integrity are widely recognized to constitute a m...
What is Restore for Gut Health?
Restore is a unique and ground breaking product for healing the gut mucosa developed by Dr. Zach Bush. The gut lining is easily damaged, and Restore is unique in its ability to restore the tight junctions of the gut which maintain healthy regulatory function. Restore has been shown both in the laboratory and clinically to help support the functioning of the gut barrier and improve gut health by strengthening tight junction cells. In experiments, toxins like herbicides and gluten have been shown to degrade the gut barrier. Restore has been shown to promote the strengthening of the tight junction gut barrier in small and large gut membrane cells for an optimal gut environment.
Below is the suppliers explanation of how Restore for Gut Health is your body’s first line of defence. We have made some minor alterations to the text below to make it more understandable for lay people, and we hope you find it useful.
Restore has been shown both in the laboratory and clinically to help support the functioning of the gut barrier and improve gut health by strengthening tight junction cells. In experiments, toxins like herbicides and gluten have been shown to degrade the gut barrier. Restore has been shown to promote the strengthening of the tight junction gut barrier in small and large gut membrane cells for an optimal gut environment. Tight junctions are the special protein strands that lace cells together into a continuous membrane, creating an intelligent barrier, a firewall that extends from the sinus cavities to the colon. When tight junctions degrade, leaks in this barrier overwhelm immune system surveillance, which must generate an antibody for every category of intruder that leaks through the wall. 70% of the immune system is on the other side of that membrane. If it is busy tracking intruders, the immune system never gets to other priorities. With Restore helping our gut lining, our immune system can return to regeneration and repair. Since your brain is listening to your gut, you’ll relax too! One of the main elements in Restore is the lignite extract. Lignite comes from decomposed prehistoric matter. The lignite extract is composed of millions of what are nicknamed 'carbon snowflakes' derived from ancient soil ecosystems. As plants decompose, they first form peat, which then turns into humate, then lignite, then leonardite and finally to coal. All of these are rich in carbon. One of the differences between all of these elements is the amount of time and pressure have been applied to them. In the human body a small amount can be used to get your communication network running efficiently. Bacteria communicate in the same way your cells do, through moving patterns of charges called redox signaling. Think of Restore as a liquid switchboard, allowing millions of messages to simultaneously flow through the matrix, promoting regulation and balance throughout the body. In summary, Restore works in the follow ways:
- Supports membrane integrity and give your immune system a chance to rest!
- Gives the bacteria the terrain they need to communicate, diversify, and deliver micronutrients, thereby promoting better hydration and nutrition.
- Establishes a healthy spectrum of signals radiating from the gut microbiome (in other words, the bacterial balance in the gut) to every cell in your body. Genetic expression, though epigenetics, is hugely influenced by the signals from the microbiome.
Should I take probiotics at the same time as using Restore? According to the product developer, Dr Zac Bush, it is better not to use probiotics when using Restore, except for a brief period if you need to take antibiotics for any reason. That’s because Dr Bush states that no probiotics can mimic the body’s own microbiome, and using Restore will gradually favour the proliferation of your own body’s natural microbial balance. However we sit on the fence on this question because we have done a bit of kiniesiology testing and dowsing and our initial findings are that people who are taking Restore can benefit from taking probiotics at the same time. We suggest listening to your own gut instinct (excuse the pun) on this one, and if you are inclined after reading this to take probiotics at the same time, we would suggest using a wide spectrum probiotic such as Bio-Kult or For Every Day in order to avoid a proliferation of one culture and / or rotating probiotics every few weeks.
SUGGESTED USAGE The suppliers suggested dosage is to take 1 teasppon 3 x per day. (Total of 1 Tablespoon daily).
Please note, our recommended usage is slightly different to the suppliers. Firstly, the suppliers state that it works no matter when you take it, but ideally the label recommends taking it on an empty stomach 30 minutes before food. Doubtless this works, but our initial research (with dowsing), seems to suggest it is better with food. Secondly, we know you want to get better quickly (let's face it, we all do), but our advice is to be patient, and start very slowly. We recommend going out and buy a small dropper or small spray bottle from your pharmacy to follow this advice. Please note 1 drop usually = one spray if you use a spray bottle We recommend starting on only 3 drops once per day for the first week. Second week we recomend increasing to 5 drops once per dauy Third week increase to 10 drops once per day Fourth week increase to 15 drops once per day Thereafter, take 1 teasppon 3 x per day. (Total of 1 Tablespoon daily).Advice for people who are sensitive or have compromised gut health for a long time For some people, the results of taking Restore become apparent very quickly - especially with symptoms such as brain fog. But there are others who have had a less than perfect gut micobiome for a long time who occasionally get worse before they get better on the full dosage – we are talking here about problems such as fatigue, intestinal distension and flatulence. These people are not ready for the full dosage. According to the suppliers this is usually due to a long history of candida or other dysbiotic overgrowth. This is the reason for the suggested usage above. It may take longer to work, but the long term result will be well worth the wait.
INGREDIENTS: Purified water, chloride, sodium, lithium, calcium, phosphorus, sulfur, bromide, potassium, iron, antimony, zinc, copper, gold, magnesium, alanine, glycine, histidine, isoleucine, methionine, threonine, valine. **All of the earth-derived amino acids and minerals listed above are present in only trace amounts, well below the established recommended daily allowance (RDA). No refrigeration necessary. Shake before use as sediment naturally occurs. To prevent contamination, please avoid drinking directly from bottle or cap
The ingredients above make no sense to me. How than can that do anything?
We put this question to the manufacturers and developers, and this is what they said. "To focus on the ingredients would be misleading. People are so trained to shop and think in terms of ingredients that they miss important distinctions regarding efficacy and safety. This is why we emphasise the results of our product, the tight junction strengthening, rather than the ingredients. The raw ingredient, a lignite extract in the chemical family of fulvic molecules, has been available in the supplement industry for many years. However the carbon redox molecules in this family are incredibly diverse, with multiple charges and relationships. No raw lignite extract, including the raw material we use, has the biological effects of Restore or passes our safety studies."
If the raw ingredient has been around for so long, what's so special about Restore where it comes to gut healing?
This is what they said. "The best way to describe what is different about our end product is how it functions. "How it functions is what makes Restore special. There is not any lignite extract which we have tested, and we have tested many, including our raw material, before we take it through the process, which has the biological effect of signaling on the tight junctions and also the ability to increase cell longevity in kidney cell cultures at concentrations of over 20% in the media. Our proprietary process is the key to the results we see in the lab and the clinic". So basically, they put the raw ingredient through a special process known only to Dr Zac Bush and his team, which then enables Restore to have the desired effect.