Five ingredients proven to improve digestive health are custom blended in ThinkitDrinkit’s Digestive Health BOOST.
L-glutamine (glutamine) is an amino acid that occurs naturally in the body. It is manufactured in the muscles then distributed to the organs that need it. Glutamine also provides fuel to different cells in the body.
Unlike amino acids that are essential and have to be ingested through food, glutamine is considered a “conditionally” essential amino acid. The body is able to produce it, but there are times when it is not able to generate adequate supplies.
A glutamine deficiency can happen because of stress, medical conditions, trauma and extreme athletic training. This may result in intestine atrophy, muscle damage and suppressed immune function. When this occurs, the body needs to increase glutamine supplies through diet or supplements.
For more than a decade, studies have shown that glutamine safely and effectively heals the body from a wide range of ailments and diseases. It is also used to counter a number of side effects caused by certain cancer treatments and medications.
When it comes to stomach-related problems, glutamine is known to protect the lining of the stomach from possible injuries and heal damage to gastrointestinal tract cells and stomach ulcers.
In addition to these benefits, taking glutamine supplements is known to improve digestion by:
Strengthening the digestive lining. The stomach is exposed to many chemicals and toxins each day. Glutamine is able to repair and maintain the lining of the stomach, which leads to better overall health and well-being.
Helping cure serious digestive and gastrointestinal illnesses. Colitis, Chron’s disease and irritable bowel syndrome are digestive issues that can be improved by taking glutamine supplements. Glutamine provides fuel for the fast multiplying cells found in the gastrointestinal system. Studies show that patients who take only glutamine supplements for these diseases experience an almost complete recovery. Other studies show that most drugs developed to combat these diseases do not treat their root cause and only mask symptoms. In some cases, they cause negative side effects.
Healing stomach ulcers. Approximately six percent of people have H. pylori, the bacteria that causes ulcers. Antibiotics commonly used for treating H. pylori are known to cause side effects and create resistance to bacteria. Scientific evidence shows that glutamine supplements are able to safely and effectively protect against H. pylori and the damage it can lead to. It is the most prescribed medication for ulcers in many Asian countries.
Reducing the negative effects of diarrhea. Glutamine helps treat diarrhea by reducing the loss of water and electrolytes from the small intestines.
This BOOST contains a form of Aloe Vera that maintains the plant’s health benefits even when its ingested by the body.
The gel in the inner leaf of aloe contains a carbohydrate component known as acemannan, which stimulates the macrophage cells that help fight against harmful gastrointestinal bacteria.
Aloe Vera also acts as a prebiotic in the gastrointestinal tract, helping optimize the balance of good versus bad bacteria.
In addition, it helps combat the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach by raising pH levels. Excessive hydrochloric acid is known to cause acid reflux, heartburn, and peptic ulcers.
Pineapple contains high levels of vitamins B1 and C, potassium and manganese and is used widely as a natural remedy to treat everything from indigestion to allergies.
In addition to these phytonutrients, pineapple stems and juice also contain a protein-digesting enzyme called bromelain.
Bromelain has traditionally been used as an anti-inflammatory and anti-swelling agent. Recent studies show that it can be used to treat a wide variety of diseases and help soothe and relax tense, inflamed muscles and connective tissue.
Because Bromelain is an enzyme that digests proteins, it has been found to help the body process food and absorb nutrients more efficiently, as well help improve issues in the gastrointestinal tract including the following conditions:
- Inflammatory bowel disease.
- Ulcerative colitis.
- Crohn’s disease.
Ginger root has been a popular spice and herbal medicine for thousands of years. It has a long history of use in Asian, Indian, and Arabic herbal medicine. In China, ginger has been used to improve digestion and treat stomach upset, diarrhea, and nausea for more than 2,000 years.
Ginger stimulates the digestive system by helping the body release enzymes that break down food so nutrients can be easily absorbed. For people suffering from a loss of appetite, ginger is known to stimulate appetite.
Ginger has been proven to be a powerful treatment for nausea, morning sickness, and motion sickness. Ginger is also known to elaminate gas and abdominal pain related to intestinal spasms.
Papaya contains the enzyme papain, which is known to support healthy digestion. Studies suggest that supplements containing papaya extracts are helpful in treating upset stomach and ulcers.
Other studies indicate that papaya supplements can help reduce gas and acid reflux.
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