ProHealth's Organic Bone Broth Protein Leaky Gut Support formula provides 15 grams of protein as well as 4 key nutrients that help soothe and heal the intestinal lining. Organic Bone Broth Protein supplies a unique nutrient profile not found in other foods. It contains collagen and more importantly, the amino acids proline and glycine. These amino acids make up collagen, the primary structural protein that provides integrity, firmness, and elasticity to skin and joints.
Organic Bone Broth consists of 38% collagen protein type I, II, & III. Type I & III support skin, muscles, bone health, and hair and nail growth and maintenance, while type II helps support the fluids and function in cartilage and joints. The gelatin in bone broth has been studied and shown to be beneficial for restoring strength of the gut lining and fighting food sensitivities, helping with the growth of probiotics in the gut, and supporting healthy inflammation levels in the digestive tract.
Leaky Gut Support Formula
L-Glutamine - L-glutamine is an amino acid, and it happens to be the one that the cells of the intestinal lining use. Research has shown a direct relationship between levels of glutamine and leaky gut; the less glutamine you have, the more likely you are to have a leaky gut. In studies, glutamine has been shown as one of the best and most reliable ways to improve the intestinal barrier for adults and children suffering from a variety of conditions from mild to serious.[i]
Marshmallow Root - This digestive remedy goes back before the time of Greek physician Hippocrates. It is a demulcent, a medicinal herb that creates a film over a mucous membrane that soothes, calms inflammation and relieves pain.[ii] As the entire intestinal tract is one mucus membrane, marshmallow root soothes to speed relief and healing.
Quercetin - This flavanol commonly found in onions and apples provides many healthful benefits through its antioxidant, anti-inflammation and anti-allergy properties. It calms allergies by regulating mast cells, an immune cell involved in allergic response. Researchers have determined increased mast cell activity in the intestines directly relates to increased permeability, or leaky gut.[iii]
Peppermint Extract - Peppermint has been known to aid digestion since antiquity. More recently, researchers have identified that it provides an "anti-pain" effect in the colon.[iv] It also eases inflammation and provides an anti-microbial effect, making it useful to relieve irritable bowels and support not only digestion, but healing too.How to Use Organic Bone Broth for Leaky Gut Support: Take daily to soothe the digestive tract and promote better digestion. The natural chocolate flavor gives it a pleasant taste when mixed with water, milk or your preferred beverage. Always follow serving instructions and consult with a physician before starting any new supplement, especially if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Try the Nourishing ProHealth Organic Bone Broth Smoothie.
References: [i] Rapin JR, Wiernsperger N. Possible Links between Intestinal Permeablity and Food Processing: A Potential Therapeutic Niche for Glutamine. Clinics. 2010;65(6):635-643. doi:10.1590/S1807-59322010000600012. [ii] Rouba Hage-Sleiman, Mohamad Mroueh & Costantine F. Daher (2011) Pharmacological evaluation of aqueous extract of Althaea officinalis flower grown in Lebanon, Pharmaceutical Biology, 49:3, 327-333, DOI: 10.3109/13880209.2010.516754 [iii] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1728291/pdf/v048p00630.pdf [iv] https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110419101234.htm