The Integrative Wellness Center is now carrying an exciting new medical food shake that reduces gastrointestinal symptoms and beneficially alters gut microbiota in adults with IBS, Celiac Disease and IBD.
UltraGI Replenish is a delicious medical food formulated to provide nutritional support in the management of compromised gut function associated with digestive disorders and malabsorption. This medical food provides a unique blend of macronutrients, micronutrients, and exclusive prebiotics selected for their ability to improve gut function, nutrient absorption, and intestinal microbiota.
Prebiotics hold promise as a therapeutic strategy for addressing compromised gut function associated with GI conditions. UltraGI Replenish contains a proprietary blend of prebiotics: a nature identical 2’-fucosyllactose (2’-FL) and isomalto-oligosaccharides (IMOs). Prebiotics are non-digestible food and plant ingredients, mostly small carbohydrate polymers known as oligosaccharides, which beneficially affect the host through their selective metabolism in the intestinal tract.
2’-FL is a prebiotic found in human breast milk. Several functions have been attributed to 2’-FL, including the ability to support the growth of beneficial microbiota (including Bifidobacterium), inducing the production of SCFAs (an energy substrate for colonic epithelial cells), and regulating gut motility (by reducing the frequency and velocity of contractions).
2’-FL also supports GI health by blocking certain potentially harmful bacterial strains from adhering to their host cell receptors; 2’-FL mimics host cell surface receptors and acts as a decoy. 2’-FL has been shown to act as an anti-adhesive antimicrobial to Campylobacter jejuni, Vibrio cholera, Escherichia coli, and Norovirus.
A recent clinical trial with patients suffering from digestive disorders, demonstrated that consuming 2 servings daily of UGIR for 6 weeks:
- Reduced GI symptoms and improved overall GI quality of life
- Increased production of SCFAs, including butyrate
- Increased levels of Bifidobacterium spp.
- Reduced potential harmful intestinal microbiota
In addition, this landmark formula features a unique combination of macro- and micronutrients to complement a carefully designed dietary plan and deliver a lifestyle medicine approach unlike any other.
If you would like to try UltraGI Replenish, order online or visit our office today and purchase from our natural pharmacy.
To order online go to: http://jsmothers.metagenics.com/store. Receive 20% off your first online order and 10% off recurring orders. Free shipping is also available for qualifying orders.