GI PRO: THE SMART WAY TO OPTIMIZE IMMUNE FUNCTION

With COVID-19 still out of control – and millions struggling with its aftermath – we now know just how vulnerable we are to disease. This is largely thanks to our modern lives.

At the same time, many of us are suffering from gastrointestinal issues such as Leaky Gut Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, indigestion, bloating, poor bowel motility, and inflammatory bowel disorders. These symptoms can have a catastrophic effect on our quality of life.

Not surprisingly, the health and wellness market is now saturated with products that claim to boost immune function. While some of these are backed by research, many are not. What’s more, many fail to target the center of immune system function: the gut.

The gut represents the core of our overall wellbeing: in fact, up to 70 percent of your immune system resides within your gut. The lining of your entire gastrointestinal system is home to immune cells called gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT). These cells have the job of fighting off any invading pathogens while maintaining your resistance to autoimmunity. In other words, your defenses against viruses, bacteria, and other harmful diseases depend on the quality of your microbiome.

HOW MICROBIOTA WORKS?

Every day, your gut microbiota face a huge variety of external stimuli: bacteria,fungi, viruses, toxins, and more. Everything that enters your gastrointestinal tract will have an impact: processed foods, medications, alcohol, environmental toxins, and many other factors can upset the delicate balance. Age and stress can complicate things even further.

It’s for this reason that your gut microbiota needs all the help it can get. And, considering the modern Western lifestyle, this isn’t always easy!

The most effective way to strengthen your immune system and treat conditions like Leaky Gut is with a quality probiotic supplement.
More importantly, the right probiotics may also help people with COVID-19 recover more quickly.

Probiotics help to counteract ‘bad’ gut bacteria while encouraging the proliferation of the good. Clinical studies have also shown that taking probiotics can help reduce the hyperpermeability of the gut lining, which is necessary to prevent pathogenic bacteria from passing through the barrier.

That’s why GI Pro is designed to boost your defenses against disease by supporting and enhancing your gut bacteria. It contains a range of nutrients designed to support healthy gut microbiota, boost healthy populations of microflora, and restore the integrity of the gut lining.

GI PRO & COVID- 19

Gi Pro contains four of the most-researched probiotic strains available: Bacillus subtilis mb40, Saccharomyces boulardii, Pediococcus acidilactici, and Bacillus coagulans. These strains have been shown to survive the highly acidic  environment of the stomach, which is where many probiotics fail.

More recently, Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus coagulants have been used in a probiotic supplement (along with two other probiotic strains) that may help treat symptoms of COVID-19 and potentially serve as a preventative. According to Dr. Neha Shah from Pulmonary Fibrosis NOW, this particular supplement helped to reduced shortness of breath and increase the quality of life in both patients with pulmonary fibrosis and patients with COVID-19. “We saw a clinical improvement, which was significantly greater, like 93% of patients who were receiving the supplements showed clinical improvement on day 10, versus only 60% of patients in the control group,” says Dr. Shah GI PRO & COVID- 19

Saccharomyces boulardii is a well-researched species of beneficial yeast that is able to
survive transit through the GI tract. It is active at temperatures of 37°C, which means it is able to inhibit the growth of a number of microbial pathogens and fungal growths. βGlucan is a soluble, heat-stable factor derived from the cell wall of S. boulardii, which can induce important immunomodulatory effects.

Clinical studies have shown that Bacillus subtilis significantly reinforced intestinal barrier integrity under basal conditions through an up-regulation of the expression of tight junction proteins. Strong tight junctions and curtailed inflammatory responses under stressful conditions are key for optimal digestive health. Bacillus subtilis was also found to improve digestive health by strengthening the intestinal barrier and limiting inflammatory responses in the gut. Other studies have found it can help reduce the intensity of abdominal bloating and gas, as well as reduce the number of days with digestive symptoms.

Clinical studies have shown that Bacillus subtilis significantly reinforced intestinal barrier integrity under basal conditions through an up-regulation of the expression of tight junction proteins. Strong tight junctions and curtailed inflammatory responses under stressful conditions are key for optimal digestive health. Bacillus subtilis was also found to improve digestive health by strengthening the intestinal barrier and limiting inflammatory responses in the gut. Other studies have found it can help reduce the intensity of abdominal bloating and gas, as well as reduce the number of days with digestive symptoms.

Pediococcus acidilactici is another important probiotic strain that has been found to effectively regulate the gut flora. Several animal studies show that it can provide immunostimulating benefits and protect against pathogens.

In addition, GI Pro contains important prebiotics called fructooligosaccharides (FOS) which help to increase the growth of lactic acid bacteria (LAB). FOS also promotes butyrate and lactate production, which helps to reduce intestinal inflammation

STRENGTHENS GUT INTEGRITY

Cat’s claw, Ginger, Peppermint, and Slippery elm are a powerful herbal blend that harbor important anti-inflammatory effects in the gut. Slippery elm helps to coat and soothe the large intestine, easing inflammation associated with Leaky Gut Syndrome and promoting healing. Cat’s claw, peppermint, and ginger reduce inflammation.

L-Glutamine is an essential amino acid and is considered the most important= nutrient for healing of ‘leaky gut syndrome’. It is the preferred fuel for enterocytes and colonocytes, and required for the biosynthesis of proteins. Glutamine supplementation has been found to provide significant improvement in intestinal barrier function.

Supports digestive function

Although the body naturally produces its own digestive enzymes to break down
food, these are sometimes lacking. This can result in indigestion, bloating, gas, and other unpleasant symptoms. Low levels of digestive enzymes can be due to the body
simply not producing enough, but it can also occur if the enzymes are diluted by liquids during a meal. In other cases, diets that contain too much fat or protein can hinder enzyme efficiency.

GI Pro contains a blend of digestive enzymes to help in the breakdown of food. As well as breaking down larger molecules present in food, these enzymes help with the absorption of nutrients contained within it – which is vital to your nutritional status. Lipase helps to break down fats, amylase helps to break down carbohydrates) and proteases and peptidases break down proteins.

IMPROVE YOUR IMMUNE DEFENSES WITH GI PRO

Supporting your immune system has never been so important. The current pandemic situation has many people fearing for their health – and the future. At the same time, many of us are suffering from poor digestive function, which has a downstream effect on other bodily processes.

GI Pro is a unique combination of gut-healing nutrients that can help restore gut health and optimize immune function. Alive Innovations has created this innovative health supplement to provide full-spectrum immune support for the challenges your body may face.

This plant-based formulation offers fast and effective support for adults and children. Packed with probiotics, prebiotics, herbs, and gut-healing nutrients, GI PRO supports not only the immune system but also the digestive system and overall wellbeing.

KATIE STONE

Katie is a qualified naturopath and freelance health writer from New Zealand. She holds a Bachelor of Natural Medicine and a Diploma in Journalism. Having worked in the natural health space for more than 10 years, Katie specializes in functional medicine and holistic wellbeing. She is particularly passionate about digestive and immune health, and writes short- and long-form content for health practitioners all over the world.

Katie is also a fiercely competitive runner and spends most of her spare time training for running events.