Bifidus – Promotes Digestive Balance and Supports Immune System – Beneficial living organisms not only help you get rid of bloating, gas and other digestive issues; they also make it harder for disease causing bacteria to settle in your intestines – did you know that 80% of your immune system is located precisely in your gut? Probiotics can also help fight off acne!
Vitabase Super Bifidophilus – Is a probiotic, it contains live bacteria which can help restore beneficial bacteria to the colon. The “friendly” bacteria in the colon can help restore the digestive system to a proper balance and improve overall health. Super Bifidophilus is a very powerful acidophilus product, containing over 8 billion microorganisms per capsule. This high potency product is a balanced blend of the two prominent species of intestinal bacteria L acidophilus and bifidus.
Vitamin D3 – The symptoms of ulcerative colitis can interfere with nutrient absorption. A well-balanced diet is the first step in guarding against malnutrition. You need to eat a variety of foods from the various food groups and make sure you are getting adequate protein and calories. Your body needs vitamin D to maintain strong bones. It also plays a role in how your immune system functions. Vitamin D is a group of fat-soluble secosteroids responsible for enhancing intestinal absorption of calcium and phosphate. In humans, the most important compounds in this group are vitamin D3. The body can also synthesize vitamin D (specifically cholecalciferol) in the skin, from cholesterol, when sun exposure is adequate. Those that suffer from IBD should avoid dairy (lactose). Vegetables high in calcium include Spinach, Kale, and Okra Collards.
Congaplex – Supporting a healthy immune response function. Provides ingredients with antioxidant activity. Supports the thymus gland. Contains ribonucleic acid, which your body uses to build new cells. An essential vitamin used to help restore damaged tissue within the colon.
Spirulina – Spirulina is 65% protein and amino acids including the essential fatty acid gamma linolenic acid (GLA) which has gotten a lot of attention for its anti-inflammatory properties, especially when taken with other quality Omega-3 supplements like Fermented Cod Liver Oil. Spirulina is also incredibly high in calcium with over 26 times the calcium in milk. Spirulina is extremely high in Chlorophyll, which helps remove toxins from the blood and boost the immune system.
Cataplex AC – Cataplex A-C helps support immune function and maintains healthy cells and tissues. Helps maintain healthy mucous membranes, Supports a healthy immune response, Provides ingredients with antioxidant activity, Supports the hematopoietic system, Helps maintain healthy epithelial and connective tissues.
Spanish black radish – The radish contains a variety of chemicals that increases the flow of digestive juices. The most important function of black radish extract is that it encourages the liver to produce fat- and protein-digesting bile and lowers the tension of the bile ducts. It also improves peristaltic movement. Constipation is another problem that is improved or eliminated from radish consumption. Rich in fiber and digestive stimulants, a regular consumption of radishes helps regulate the bowels. Since dehydration is a major cause of constipation, radishes help hydrate and lubricate the intestines and encourage relaxed bowel movements. The root juice extract of the black radish used in this European digestive aid is the most potent part of the plant. A bonus is the radish’s ability to assist the immune system, as it contains a variety of chemicals that possess natural antimicrobial actions. Regular consumption may lead to a significant improvement in the resistance against common microbial infections, such as ulcerative colitus flair-ups.
Iron, Folate, and Vitamin B12 – People who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at risk for anemia. One reason for this is the poor absorption of vitamins and minerals that can occur because of inflammation or diarrhea. If the intestines can’t absorb enough iron, folate, vitamin B12, and other nutrients, the body won’t have what it needs to create more red blood cells. Another reason for anemia in people who have IBD is the blood loss that can occur with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. A continual loss of blood, especially in amounts that can’t be easily replenished by the body, can result in anemia.
Gastrex – Gastrex contains okra, chlorophyll, Tillandsia, anise and bentonite. This combination of ingredients provides the necessary nutrients to support healthy digestion and help cleanse the gastrointestinal tract. We have found it to be most helpful with relieving heartburn and colitis.
Salmon oil omega 3 fatty acid – Health professionals urge people to eat more fish to improve overall health. The American Heart Association recommends eating fish twice a week. Fish contains nutrients called fatty acids that our bodies need but can’t produce on their own. Omega-3 fatty acids have been studied as a potential treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Fish oil, which contains omega-3 fatty acids, appears to have anti-inflammatory properties, and has been researched as a treatment for several conditions, including hypertension (high blood pressure) rheumatoid arthritis, and ulcerative colitus.
Parotid – Parotid PMG supports the saliva-producing parotid gland. Provides uniquely derived nucleoprotein-mineral extracts that support cellular health. Supports a healthy parotid gland, imperative for central immune function.
Saccharomyces Boulardi (Pro-biotic) – Is a yeast, which is a type of fungus. It was previously identified as a unique species of yeast. Ancient natives of southeast Asia used it for treating and preventing dysentery, including infectious diseases found in children, diarrhea caused by gastrointestinal (GI) take-over (overgrowth) by “bad” bacteria in adults, and traveler’s dysentery. It is also used to prevent and treat diarrhea caused by the use of antibiotics. Also used for general digestion problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBD, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis), Lyme disease, and neutralizing bacterial overgrowth in the short bowel.
Garden of Life Primal Defense, 81g Powder – Contains probiotics that promote regular bowel function and help maintain an already healthy immune system — both of which are beneficial to overall health. Maximizes the benefits of a healthy diet by supporting normal absorption and assimilation of nutrients in the gut. Unlike other probiotics, the key probiotics in Primal Defense can thrive in the toughest digestive environments and are undeterred by stomach and bile acids.
Dark Chocolate (85% Cocoa Powder) Has been linked to improving circulation, decreasing blood pressure and enhancing digestion and kidney function. Cocoa powder also contains an antioxidant called flavonoid. It is the same antioxidant that is found in green tea and helps to fight against free radicals in the body. Cocoa powder and dark chocolate, both of which are healthier and less irritating to the digestive tract. Dark chocolate should be eaten after each meal in small incriminates to aid in digestion.