GUT IMMUNE PROTECT CAPSULES
Gut Immune Protect is the only purified, dairy-free source of immunoglobulin G (IgG) available as a dietary supplement. Serum-derived bovine immunoglobulins (SBI) provide the highest IgG concentration available for GI and immune challenges where allergens are a signicant concern. Pure IgG helps to maintain a healthy intestinal immune system by binding a broad range of microbes and toxins within the gut lumen, thereby promoting their destruction and removal from the body. Gut Immune Protect provides 1,200 mg IgG in a one- scoop serving.
Autoimmunity is on the rise globally, and recent research demonstrates a connection between autoimmunity and intestinal permeability. Furthermore, many children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, and other forms of neurodevelopmental delays tend to suffer from digestive issues including increased intestinal permeability (leaky gut).1, 2 If intestinal permeability continues to progress, harmful substances begin to pass into the bloodstream and the immune system becomes overactive, which causes children to experience intestinal discomfort that worsens psychiatric symptoms. 3, 4 The discovery that the gut barrier plays a key role in immune health fueled the search to strengthen it. In that search, researchers found that the binding capabilities of immunoglobulins have a positive effect on gut barrier function. 5 Immunoglobulins bind microbes and toxins in the GI tract and eliminate them prior to immune system activation. As these unwanted triggers are removed, it resets healthy immune tolerance and builds a stronger barrier to the external environment. This is a key process in reducing psychiatric symptoms that are linked to neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., ADHD, ASD), and in doing so makes immunoglobulin supplementation beneficial for children with such disorders.
Gut Immune Protect and GI Health
The GI tract acts as the gateway to the rest of the body, making the health of the gut barrier critical to overall health. Environmental triggers like poor diet, high stress and toxin exposure can lead to GI challenges. Furthermore, individuals with behavioral, psychosocial and neurodevelopmental disorders tend to experience nutritional deficiencies, in addition to increased intestinal permeability, that worsens behavioral symptoms and overall health. 6, 7 In practice, probiotics are a natural choice for supporting beneficial bacteria in the gut, but supplementation to eliminate unwanted microbes should also be considered. Gut Immune Protect has been shown to bind microbes and toxins, further enhancing microbiome balance and facilitating gut barrier strength.8, 9 Broad- spectrum binding capabilities (See Table 1) demonstrate the positive influence of nonallergenic forms of immunoglobulins .1 As seen in several studies, Gut Immune Protect has the potential to bind many types of microbes and toxins.5 This binding and elimination decreases microbe and toxin encounters by the immune system and resets immune tolerance.8, 9 In addition to improving immunity, Gut Immune Protect also helps target digestive issues such as diarrhea, while restoring the GI tract's ability to properly absorb and use essential nutrients.10 These properties not only improve immune system response, but also promote detoxification and the proper absorption of nutrients; all of which are factors that improve digestive function in children with neurodevelopmental disorders as well as their social, behavioral, and communication skills.6, 7
Gut Immune Protect and Immune Health
Occasionally, the immune system becomes overactive and immune tolerance drops. When immune tolerance is lost, the checks and balances of antibody production can be affected. To reestablish immune tolerance and appropriate activation, the burden on the immune system must be reduced. Reducing the reasons to respond allows the tissue to maintain normal inflammatory balance and creates an environment for normal tissue repair and immune reconstitution. 11, 17 Gut Immune Protect restores both immune system and GI function, which are vital for optimal physical and mental health in children with psychosocial, developmental, and behavioral disorders. In studies evaluating the effect of SBI on immune function, subjectsshowedpositiveoutcomesinseveralareas,including inflammatory balance, gut barrier function and immune cell counts.7,8,9 In an open-label human clinical study, GI-challenged patients were given 2.5 mg SBI twice daily. They had increased CD4+ counts in the duodenum after eight weeks, indicating a regenerative effect on the tissue and immune function in the intestines. In a large, multicenter, placebo-controlled follow- up study,8 SBI led to significant increases in peripheral CD4+ cells, when compared to placebo-controlled subjects. Findings of immune reconstitution in these patient demographics is promising for the future of establishing a healthy immune system in patients with GI and immune challenges.
Does Not Contain
Gluten, corn, yeast, artificial colors and flavors.
If you are pregnant of nursing, consult your health care professional before taking this product.
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