A natural and effective approach
In case of food intolerances, eliminating the foodstuff (or foodstuffs) responsible for triggering off the inflammation could seem to be the solution to the problem at first sight. But apart from the difficulty in determining, and therefore eliminating, possible “guilty” foods, the only factor responsible for such inflammatory condition is the loss of integrity of the intestinal mucosa and the passing through of food antigens and toxins.
Therefore, eliminating the foodstuff causing intolerance, although a surely useful step, does not actually represent the definitive solution to the problem. There will be temporary relief, but not lasting very long: the damaged mucosa will allow “leakage” of other molecules and the organism will develop new intolerances, with new recurrences of skin affections. Instead, it is vital to act on the causes, starting from where the inflammation originated in the first place, i.e. the intestine.
GSE and food intolerances
With regard to this specific problem, Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) is particularly effective for two essential reasons. First and foremost, in fact, owing to its selective antimicrobial action, GSE controls proliferation of organisms that alter intestinal permeability (including the the much-feared Candida albicans), while safeguarding bactial flora, which plays an essential role in protecting the mucosa and preventing food intolerances. Secondly, it protects and repairs the gastro-intestinal apparatus, accelerating the healing process of damaged mucosa originating the problem of food intolerances and of the subsequent, chronic and systemic inflammatory status.
For all the above reasons, GSE therefore represents the cornerstone upon which an extraordinarily effective approach is based, to counteract causes underlying food intolerances. The association and synergy of specific plant extracts enables to implement a complete approach aimed at tackling and solving the problem causing food intolerances by means of a product for systemic use, performing the following functions at the same time:
1.it restores integrity of the intestinal mucosa: only this way can access to the organism of food macromolecules and antigens be hindered, so as to prevent accumulatin of toxins and development of inflammations;
- it optimises the intestinal “ground” and promotes correct metabolic processes, ensuring the presence of integral and vital bacterial flora, as well as facilitating digestive process of the pancreas;
- it promotes drainage of toxins and improves functionality of dedicated organs;
- In addition to the above, it is necessary to follow a diet that enhances intestinal eubiosis and the right input of nutrients on the one hand, avoiding food categories that alter the intestine’s permeability and, on the other, promoting intestinal eubiosis with the right input of nutrients.
This approach, combined with a healthy lifestyle (in terms of diet, but not only), includes the use of natural remedies that are well known in folk tradition and the efficacy of which in providing a definitive solution has been confirmed by recent studies.
- To restore integrity of the intestinal mucosa (only this way can access to the organism of food macromolecules and antigens be hindered, so as to prevent accumulatin of toxins and development of inflammations) …
Nature can help you with…
Grapefruit Seed Extract: thanks to its cytoprotective properties, GSE accelerates healing of damaged gastro-intestinal mucosa.
Centella: traditionally employed for its cicatrizing properties, Centella strengthens epithelial tissues, promoting keratinization processes; it stimulates growth of the epithelial endothelium and fosters the production of collagen, therefore ensuring a more effective wound healing. Moroever, it has anti-inflammatory, tonic, diuretic and sedative properties.
Asiatic acid and asiaticoside present in the phytocomplex are the most active complexes: asiatocoside, in particular, favours angiogenesis and stimulates the synthesis of collagen. These properties make Centella essential to restore integrity of an excessively permeable intestinal mucosa.
Agar Agar: the high content of complex polysaccharides, agarose and agaropectin, justifies its internal use as an anti-inflammatory, with a soothing effect on the mucosa. Agar Agar is immune to the aggression of gastric juices and reaches the intestinal tract directly, where it covers the mucosae with a thin, protective layer, while indirectly promoting the restoration of intestinal integrity.
2.To optimise the intestinal “ground” and enhance correct metabolic processes, ensuring the presence of integral and vital bacterial flora, facilitating digestive processes of the pancreas…
Nature can help you with…
Grapefruit Seed Extract: thanks to its antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties, it is the perfect remedy to directly combat pathogenic microorganisms (in particular the much-feared Candida) responsible for the alteration of the intestinal microbial ecosystem, which in time causes injuries at mucosa level, worsening intestinal permeability and consequentely triggering the onset of food intolerances.
Curcuma: from Curcuma rhizome an extract is obtained, rich in curcumina, that has proven beneficial effects on the immune system: a team of researchers has, in fact, discovered that curcumina can reinforce the immune system making it more efficient in counteracting the attack of pathogenic agents. Curcuma also has a digestive function, since it simulates biliar secretion helping the digestion of fats. In addition, it also has an important antifungal action and, in this sense, it works synergistically with GSE.
Fermented maltodextrins (enzymes): this is a special combination of purified, highly efficient enzymes, concentrated extracts obtained from fermented maltodextrins using cultured fungus Aspergyllus. These enzymes are active at a temperature close to that of the human body. They carry out their activity within a pH range between 3.0 and 9.0: in other words, they are the only enzymes that are active in both the acid and alkaline, as well as the neutral tracts of the intestine. Their action starts in the higher part of the stomach. This helps diminish the body’s secretion of digestive enzymes, reducing workload of the pancreas. These enzymes break down proteins as well as carbohydrates and fats effectively, ensuring that food macromolecules are split into their core constituents.
3.To favour drainage of toxins and improve functionality of organs in charge…
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Milk thistle: characterised by extraordinary, antioxidant and detoxifying properties, its action affects the liver in particular; its use is essential to improve hepatic activity and purification of organisms “intoxicated” by food intolerances.
Curcuma: due to its particularly rich phytocomplex, it has always been employed as a remedy to solve liver problems. It has hepatoprotective, choleretic and colagenic effects, promoting the production and secretion of bile and, therefore, of digestive processes. In addition, it has a marked anti-inflammatory action in both acute and chronic cases. This activity, free of any side effect whatsoever, is essential in reducing the chronic inflammatory state which is inevitably sparked off by food intolerances.
Solidago: well known for its marked diuretic and purifying properties, it has an anti-inflammatory and decongestant effect on the urinary tract, contributing to maintain a condition of well-being in kidneys and bladder. Considering its properties in general, the draining action exerted helps eliminate toxins accumulated due to food intolerances.
4.In order to follow a diet that enhances intestinal eubiosis and the right input of nutrients…
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PLANT PROTEINS: legumes (beans, peas, fava beans, lentils and chickpeas), tofu, tempeh, yeast and wheat germ.
CEREALS AND WHOLEWHEAT PSEUDOCEREALS: rich in vitamins, mineral salts, fibres, starches and proteins.
They can be divided into gluten-free cereals and pseudocereals (rice, millet, maize, buckwheat, quinoa and amaranth) and in cereals containing gluten (barley, rye, spelt, oats, wheat and kamut).
ORGANIC SEASONAL FRUIT AND VEGETABLES: the richest in vitamins, especially vitamin C, provitamin A and minerals (calcium, potassium, zinc, copper, magnesium, etc.), antioxidants and fibres.
FISH: small fish and open sea fish (sardines, sea breams, sea basses, anchovies, mackerels), not more than twice a week.
OLEAGINOUS SEEDS: rich in vitamin E, group B vitamins, minerals such as phosphorus, copper, calcium, zinc; plant proteins, fibres, essential fatty acids and monounsaturated fatty acids.
FIRST PRESSING OILS: rich in vitamin F, A and E vitamins, polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6).
LOW FIXED RESIDUE MINERAL WATER: to be taken away from meal times and at room temperature, with fixed residue levels below 50mg/L and pH between 6 and 7.
Planned intake of the above listed components has been split and differentiated according to the requirements of different times of the day (morning, midday, evening). This way, useful substances are provided in adequate quantities at the best time of the day to ensure optimal efficacy.
Besides, it is essential to point out that when there are food intolerances it is necessary to rule out all foodstuffs damaging the intestinal mucosa and rather opt for foodstuffs promoting intestinal eubiosis and that are therefore essential for the definitive resolution of food intolerances and to maintain good health.
Specific remedies useful to treat the following conditions can further support the above-mentioned combinations, essential to ensure a definitive solution to food intolerances:
– Digestive problems: GSE, Grapefruit, Cardamom, Coriander, Cumin, Rhubarb and Milk Thistle, in swallowable tablets.
– Abdominal bloating: GSE, Vegetable carbon, Sweet mint, Peppermint, Angelica archangelica, Fennel and Linden, in swallowable tablets.
– Constipation or hard stools: GSE, Fermented maltodextrins, soluble fibre-granulates.
– Candidiasis: GSE, Tabebuia, Uncaria, Rosemary and Fructo-oligosaccharides in swallowable tablets.
– Severe diarrhoea: GSE, Krameria Triandra, Oak, Carob, Cypress, Blueberry, Anserine, Baobab, Hawthorn, Alchemilla, Agrimony in swallowable tablets.