A number of observed behaviors with autism or ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) are linked to gastrointestinal (GI) problems.
More specifically, an imbalance of gut bacteria and an irritated intestinal lining that allows harmful substances to leak into the bloodstream worsen behavioral traits for children with these disorders.
Fortunately, GI Shield provides nutritional support for improved GI function and enhanced mental health.
Powerful ingredients such as deglycyrrhized licorice root extract (DGL) promote bacterial balance in the gut by targeting foreign invaders as well as harmful toxins. An added advantage of consuming DGL is healthier inflammatory responses.
These benefits improve digestive function as well as various cognitive processes, particularly for children with neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD or autism.
This is because there are nerves in the gut that influence brain activity. By targeting invaders that may irritate nerves in the gut, DGL supports proper nutrient digestion along with the transfer of important signals involved in emotion control, focus, and learning to the brain.
Additional ingredients which include aloe vera gel extract, L-glutamine, and N-acetyl glucosamine function in a similar manner as DGL as they promote healthy inflammatory responses in the GI tract.
They provide these benefits by influencing the production of beneficial mucous that protects the lining of the gut. This helps soothe intestinal nerves and boosts signal transfer between the gut and the brain.
GI Shield even targets a potential zinc deficiency, which has been associated with intestinal lining damage, a leaky gut, learning difficulties, and a higher incidence of psychosocial problems.
These factors make zinc an especially important component of this nutritional supplement.
Together these nutrients encourage a well-balanced intestinal environment and proper digestion, which lower the risk of experiencing chronic issues that are linked to certain behaviors (e.g., hyperactivity, inattentiveness, worry, social withdrawal).
This in turn enhances the quality of life for children who have autism or ADHD. More importantly, less GI distress equals heightened social interactions, focus, and communication for children with such disorders.
This quick-dissolving powder is available in chocolate or vanilla flavor and it can easily be mixed with a variety of beverages (e.g., milk, smoothie).
My Spectrum Heroes™ GI Shield offers potent dietary support in a delicious convenient powder form that will have children asking for more and like all of My Spectrum Heroes products, it has dosage recommendations based on weight, not age, so can be beneficial for all ages!
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