The health and integrity of the epithelial lining of the gastrointestinal tract is important for proper absorption of nutrients, healthy microbial balance in the gut and homeostasis throughout the body.
When the gastrointestinal tract has increased intestinal permeability (also known as leaky gut), an environment results that is conducive to inadequate absorption of nutrients, and increased absorption of toxins, pathogenic bacteria and inflammatory substances, which can potentially weaken immunity and health. Increased intestinal permeability can occur among individuals with chronic stress or allergies or who consume caffeine, alcohol or foods processed with chemical additives or who overuse prescription and over the counter drugs, or who are exposed to environmental contaminants such as car exhaust, perfumes and cleaning chemicals. Dietary supplementation with nutrients the body uses to produce healthy epithelial tissue, regulate transit time and balance microbiology may support gastrointestinal health. Digestive support may also benefit individuals with increased intestinal permeability.
Cellulose is an excellent source of insoluble fiber. Unlike soluble fiber, insoluble fiber does not feed undesirable bacteria well and is not readily fermented into short chain fatty acids. It has no effect on cholesterol levels and inactivates many intestinal toxins. High intake of insoluble fiber is associated with a decreased risk of unfavorable conditions of the colon, potentially supporting balanced intestinal microbiology. Ingredients:
Formula (#72170) Each teaspoon contains:
Calories 10, Total Carbohydrates 2 g, Dietary Fiber 2 g, Cellulose 2 g . Servings:
As a dietary supplement, 1 teaspoon mixed with water, taken two to three times daily before meals or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Sensitive individuals may want to start with less. Caution:
Keep out of reach of children. Best refrigerated or stored in a cool place. Disclaimer:
The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated statements contained herein. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional health care provider before changing any medication.