nav-left cat-right

Foundational Supplements to Restore Gut Health

Foundational Supplements to Restore Gut Health

Hippocrates was right….”All Disease Begins in the Gut.”

Modern scientific researchers are figuring out just why that’s so.

As an integrative and functional Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I’d like to share with you a few of my favorite supplements for gut health.

MegaSporeBiotic probiotic and Cal-Mag Butyrate — foundational products in helping to restore gut health.

Umbrellux-DAO — for histamine symptom relief.


MegaSporeBiotic ProbioticToday, more and more scientists are learning that the microorganisms in your gut are the “commanding officers” that give orders and send messages throughout your body that control your health.

If your gut ecology is “off” then their communications will be defective or at least off-kilter, which will affect your health and well-being. Everything is affected, from nutrient absorption to hormonal balance, from mood and cognitive function to weight management, from your immune health to your energy levels and even your ability to sleep well.

So, how do we get our the ecology of our gut microbes back in balance? One of the best ways is with a clinically studied spore-based probiotic like MegaSporeBiotic, which crowds out the “bad” bacteria, and supports the growth of the “good guys” that are under-populated. It’s different from most other probiotics.

Most other probiotics contain strains that don’t survive the “trip” through the GI tract. MegaSporeBiotic is different…it gets where it needs to be and is not destroyed by stomach acid.

MegaSporeBiotic also helps to heal the gut by reducing inflammation (helping to heal leaky gut), producing key nutrients like antioxidants, B-Vitamins and Vitamin K2 and increasing short chain fatty acids like butyrate. It aids digestion, improves regularity and provides immune modulation.

Read more about MegaSporeBiotic. (It’s only available through healthcare practitioners; follow the link to request a password to order.)

Cal-Mag Butyrate

Many of the bacteria in our gut naturally produce short chain fatty acids like butyrate. Butyrate further encourages the formation of friendly bacteria in the gut, lowers the expression of inflammatory immune markers, detoxifies ammonia, and supports the health of the gut lining.

But, and here’s the but…if you have a poor gut ecology or dysbiosis, or if your the gut lining is inflammed or damaged, you may benefit from taking a butyrate supplement like Cal-Mag Butyrate. Butyrate has been clinically studied in inflammatory intestinal conditions like IBS, IBD and Crohn’s. You can find Cal-Mag Butyrate in my online store.

(Butyrate got its name because it’s found in butter!)

Umbrellux-DAO for Histamine Symptom Relief

Though in the long-term you certainly need to address what’s underlying your gut issues, in the short-term people may also need relief.

Umbrellux-DAO can provide relief for people with histamine intolerance. When sensitive individuals eat histamine-rich foods (or alcohol or drugs that release histamines or block the DAO enzyme) they may suffer from symptoms like diarrhea, stomach pain, hives, nasal congestion, red eyes, or flushing.

Taken about 15 minutes before a meal, Umbrellux-DAO supplies an enzyme that clears histamine in the digestive tract. While our bodies naturally make DAO, some people may have a higher requirement or do not produce enough DAO on their own.

Check out my online store for more supplements for digestive health.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email