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Science Should Reflect Nature's Wisdom
While the entire ION* suite is founded on the principle of allowing the Intelligence of Nature to lead the way, our science follows closely behind, never veering out of sight. To us, "backed by science" means that while nature holds the answers, it is inherent upon us to shed light on her wisdom. Within 16 minutes, our science reflects nature's innate intelligence.
  • How ION* Works... In a "Gutshell"

    The science behind the entire ION* product suite lies in reinforcing the natural communication channels that already exist within you. Terrahydrite®, our active ingredient, functions as a signal, not a nutrient. It works via carbon-based redox signaling to maintain tight junction integrity in the epithelial layer of the gut lining.

    • Tight Junction Function
      Tight junctions are the seals between your cells which help to create a defensive barrier in the epithelial layer of your gut lining. They act intelligently to keep toxins and foreign particles out of the blood stream while also allowing nutrients to enter. These seals are protected by the carbon and mineral metabolites of bacterial digestion.

      The tight junction barrier in the gut can be degraded with exposure to gluten and glyphosate (the main chemical in commercial herbicides like Roundup). ION* has been shown to promote the strengthening of this barrier, supplying the first line of defense against everyday exposure to environmental and foodborne toxins.
    • Our Family of Carbon Molecules
      While technically a supplement, ION*Biome goes beyond your average vitamin or probiotic to provide all-natural, soil-derived support for body and mind. Terrahydrite®, the active ingredient in the entire ION*Biome line, isn't bacteria; it's a family of molecules made by bacteria. The ancient soil from which it is derived contains the same carbon-based redox signaling molecules produced by your own gut bacteria. This family of carbon molecules is unique in that it naturally enhances the diversity of your individual microbiome via cell-to-cell communication. Terrahydrite® doesn’t actually supplement anything; it supports your innate health through effective, natural microbiota communication.
    • Communication

      Redox signaling - an intrinsic, tightly regulated component of cell metabolism, controlling cell growth and differentiation - is an important means by which Terrahydrite® fosters communication within your unique system.

      It is a fundamental network, a fluency of electrons, moving in lighting fast patterns through the protoplasm of the cell. Mitochondria generate these redox signals as they create electrical power to fuel biology. The cell and the immune system monitor these signals as sets of instructions.

      Reactive oxygen species (ROS) function in two ways – causing oxidative stress (which is linked to many pathologies) and also promoting signaling that maintains physiological functions. Balanced redox means a healthy balance of both oxidation and free radical quenching reactions. Further, it has been shown that bacteria can induce ROS signaling in human cells, and vice versa with mitochondrial ROS influencing microbiome diversity. The communication here represents a fundamental need for balance within.

      Redox signaling in the gastrointestinal mucosa of your gut is held in an intricate balance. And emerging evidence suggests that precise control of redox signaling by these barrier-forming cells may dictate inflammatory response in the gut. Imbalanced, uncontrolled redox signaling is synonymous with chronic or inappropriate inflammation, where the oxidation chain never gets shut down, or quenched.

      ION* selectively induces appropriate modulation of ROS depending on the condition of the cell, reducing mitochondrial output of ROS in healthy cells, which indicates greater efficiency in energy production, and increasing ROS in cells which need immune intervention or repair. We call this the Intelligence of Nature, because rather than forcing response at the cellular level, the signaling molecules in ION* amplify the cells’ own communication pathways, resulting in appropriate adaptation to the intracellular and extracellular environment.
  • Our Most Profound Benefits

    • Immune Function
      Your immune system's function is to identify and eradicate pathogens. That process begins at your body's barriers to the outside world. With research indicating that 70% or more of the body's pathogen-fighting white blood cells reside in the gut and digestive track, gut health equals immune health.
    • Digestion
      Digestion is the breakdown of large insoluble food molecules so that they can be absorbed and used by the body. This absorption occurs through the gut lining which is comprised of tight junctions. When tight junctions are damaged by harmful herbicides like glyphosate, uncontrolled absorption of undigested food particles and other foreign substances creates an inflammatory response. ION* helps to regulate tight junction function, thus improving digestion.
    • Mental Clarity & Mood
      Approximately 15% of the gut lining is composed of enteric endocrine cells, which produce over 90% of the serotonin and over 50% of the dopamine that your body utilizes. Through the direct support of tight junction integrity of the gut and blood-brain barrier systems, as well as protection of the enteric endocrine and nervous systems that lies within the complex anatomy of the gut, ION* allows your body to naturally produce the neurotransmitters most associated with good mood and mental clarity.
    • Metabolism
      With the mitochondria being the main source of energy metabolism in human biology, it serves as master regulator for the cell survival, function, metabolism, and immunity. The condition of the mucosal layer of the gut (the terrain at the interface between human cells and the microbiome) can actually impact metabolism and stress response. This is because nerves in the gut are stimulated by good bacteria to make serotonin, dopamine and melatonin. The more stable this terrain, the more the nervous system and the HPA axis (brain to adrenals stress response) can adapt appropriately and then recover from stress. ION* reinforces your gut's terrain, strengthening the barrier between you and the microbiota, ultimately impacting your diet and therefore your metabolism.

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