The Importance of Gut Health
To fully understand the mental and physical benefits of RESTORE, it is important to first appreciate how absolutely vital gut health is to your overall well-being.
Currently, 80% of the population suffers from gas, bloating, indigestion, and heartburn, all stemming from poor gut health. But when you factor in inflammation that is caused by poor gut health, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Given the number of symptoms, conditions, and diseases that chronic inflammation is responsible for, it quickly becomes clear why maintaining your gut health is so important.
So how is it that the gut plays such a large role in maintaining your overall health? Well, a large part of it has to do with the gut lining (or membrane). This lining is made up of barrier cells that work with bacteria to form a protective shield between the outside world and your inside “world”. Tight junctions are the special protein strands that lace these cells together into a continuous membrane, creating an intelligent barrier – a firewall that extends from the sinus cavity to the rectum. When this barrier is compromised, you are giving toxins and foreign particles the chance to leak into your bloodstream. This overwhelms the immune system, 70% of which lies directly on the other side of this barrier. As your immune system reacts to these foreign “invaders”, inflammation (and ultimately, damage) occurs.
In essence, this barrier is our first line of defense, working to protect our bloodstream (and the rest of our body) from toxic substances such as glyphosate, gluten, and other foreign particles. But just as importantly, it functions to allow the passage of beneficial nutrients (better tight junctions mean better nutrient absorption and hydration ). Preserving the integrity of this barrier is key to health…which brings us to another essential element of gut health: microbiome diversity.
The presence of a greater diversity of healthy species of bacteria in the gut is correlated with greater health in the body. A healthy gut houses thousands of species of beneficial bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites. When the intestinal bacteria are balanced and thriving in optimal extreme diversity of 20,000 or more species, this matrix of produces a strong enzyme defense system that protects the tight junctions from the toxin zonulin, which is made at the intestinal lining. More microbiome diversity also contributes to cell hydration and neurotransmitter production.
Speaking of neurotransmitter production, we haven’t even mentioned how gut health affects your cognitive function. 90% of serotonin, 50% of dopamine, and most of your melatonin is made in your gut, not your brain. To learn more about how Gut Health=Brain Health keep reading below.
How Does Your Gut Interact With Your Brain?
The Gut-Brain Axis is a rapidly progressing field of research with more data emerging from universities and private labs around the globe every month. This cutting-edge research continues to illuminate the role of gut microbes and intestinal function in human health at all stages of development.
First, we should reiterate that the gut is a single-cell membrane (one cell layer thick) that spans from your sinuses all the way to your rectum, and is equivalent to the square footage of two tennis courts! Now that you have a good visual of its scope, let’s talk about its function.
Approximately 15% of this gut membrane is composed of enteric endocrine cells, which help control digestive function by secreting hormones. These cells produce over 90% of the serotonin and over 50% of the dopamine neurotransmitters. The brain does not even produce its own neurotransmitters, the gut does!
This is a massive paradigm shift in the current ideology of the brain’s functions. Perhaps even more remarkably, it has been shown that the enteric endocrine cells only produce neurotransmitters if the correct species of bacteria are present on the surface of these cells. Again, the importance of microbiome diversity cannot be overstated.
In light of this new data, it is not surprising that damage to the microbiome and gut lining is commonly associated with many neurologic issues. Just as the health or injury of the Gut-Brain Axis influences the risk of many neurologic conditions, so does the health or injury of your gut lining.
Why Our Gut Health is Compromised
As previously mentioned, a healthy gut houses thousands of species of beneficial bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites. This ecosystem has been disrupted in a variety of ways, allowing for the perfect storm of gut health deterioration:
- We’re losing touch with nature.
We don’t grow our own food, we spend too much time indoors, and we’ve lost our critical connection with dirt. Many of us go from air-conditioned box to air-conditioned car to air-conditioned box again, without exposing ourselves to the plethora of bacterial diversity that exists in our natural environment.
- Glyphosate is damaging our gut lining integrity.
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in and most heavily-used herbicide on the planet, is killing our bacteria and damaging our gut lining. It’s sprayed on wheat, soy, corn, sugar, fruits, veggies, cotton and more. Often, we are consuming this toxin and gluten in the same bite, allowing for a perfect storm of tight junction injury.
- Antibiotics are diminishing microbiome diversity.
8 out of 10 people use prescription antibiotics every year! And even if you try to avoid prescription antibiotics, 30 million pounds of antibiotics are used, per year, in the meat we consume. It can be very difficult to avoid antibiotics when there are so many channels through which they can enter your body.
Why RESTORE for Gut (and Brain!) Health?
Before we get to the why, let’s start with the what. RESTORE is U.S. sourced from fossilized soil, and naturally rich in a variety of humate substances, trace minerals, and amino acids. Our active ingredient, Terrahydrite®, isn’t bacteria, it’s a family of molecules made by bacteria. It’s naturally vegan, gluten free, glyphosate free, dairy free, and GMO free.
Terrahydrite (Aqueous Humic Substances and less than 1% mineral amino acid complexes) was developed by a team of world-renowned scientists and leading physicians to support the integrity of the intestinal walls. This creates a stable environment where gut bacteria can grow and thrive, helping to promote diversification and immune system function.
Now for the how. Terrahydrite facilitates the essential communication networks for bacteria and cells by way of redox biochemistry. Bacteria communicate the same way your cells do, through moving patterns of charges called redox signaling. RESTORE provides a framework of communication for the gut bacteria, via the ancient soil/bacteria carbon molecules which, when stabilized, contain the same carbon-based redox signaling molecules produced by gut bacteria. This directly affects mitochondrial redox signaling with a differential response, increasing longevity in healthy cells and apoptosis (cell death) in unhealthy cells.
How to Use RESTORE
We recommend one teaspoon 3x/day. Optimal gut support is achieved when taken 30 minutes prior to meals, but RESTORE can be consumed at any time of the day. Click here for more general usage tips (or G.U.T)!
Gut health is core to overall health and RESTORE is core to gut health. Build the foundation of gut health with RESTORE and maximize the benefit of all your healthy choices! Experience the benefits of RESTORE worry free. We offer a 60-day money back guarantee.