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Gluten Free Supplements

Gluten Free SupplementsBy Susan Brown

Those who are avoiding gluten in their diets know the obvious foods to avoid, such as rye, wheat and barley as well as flour-based breads, bagels, cookies, cereals and the like.  Those with Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivities, who must try to avoid even minute amounts of gluten, know that gluten lurks in many products that might surprise the rest of us.  Did you know that condiments such as ketchup, mustard and soy sauce often contain gluten?  Gluten may also be found in many other foods such as yogurt, candy, soda, canned soups, frozen vegetables and ice cream.  Surprisingly, gluten is also found in soaps, personal care products, makeup and medications. 

For those people who are avoiding gluten for health reasons, allergies, dietary restrictions or weight loss, here is a sampling of some of our more popular gluten-free products from trusted brands such as Thorne Research, Douglas Laboratories, Integrative Therapeutics, Biotics Research, Dr. Wilson’s Original Formulations, Innate Response, PhysioLogics, Designs for Health, and Nordic Naturals.  Be sure to look for the designated “Gluten Free” icon on the product page. 

OsteoPrime® Ultra
OsteoPrime® Ultra by Integrative Therapeutics contains multivitamins, minerals including calcium and magnesium, and other nutrients that support healthy bone, bone density and connective structures of the bones. 
Bio-D-Mulsion Forte
Bio-D-Mulsion Forte by Biotics Research supplies 2,000 IU of vitamin D3 per drop in a concentrated, highly bioavailable, micro-emulsified form for enhanced absorption and utilization. 
Multi-Probiotic 15 Billion (200900)
 Multi-Probiotic 15 Billion (200900) by Douglas Laboratories supports intestinal flora with a proprietary blend of potent amounts of beneficial prebiotics and probiotics. 
Super Adrenal Stress Formula
Super Adrenal Stress Formula by Dr. Wilson’s Original Formulations helps to neutralize stress by providing optimal nutrition for healthy adrenal hormone production and function. 
Women's One Daily
Women’s One Daily by Innate Response Formulas is formulated exclusively from nutrient rich whole foods to support and promote the health of women in their reproductive years. 
Al's Formula (Basic Nutrients For Men Over 40) (VMM)
Al’s Formula (Basic Nutrients for Men Over 40) by Thorne Research provides comprehensive vitamins and minerals for men over age 40 for cardiovascular, energy, prostate and overall wellness support. 
GABA 750 mg
GABA 750 mg by PhysioLogics acts as a precursor to L-theanine and glutamine, amino acids that aid in the production of calming neurotransmitters. 
B Supreme
B-Supreme by Designs for Health provides a potent blend of active coenzymated forms of B vitamins for energy production, neurotransmitter balance and immune function. 
ProOmega Lemon 1000 mg
ProOmega Lemon 1000 mg by Nordic Naturals supplies high potency omega-3 essential fatty acids for overall wellness support. 

Overall Good Health Begins With A Healthy Belly

Healthy BellyBy Jacquie Eubanks BSN, RN

The state of the health of your digestive system has a huge impact on the state of your overall health and wellness. In fact, intestinal health can be defined as the optimal digestion, absorption and assimilation of nutrients.  If you suffer some sort of digestive disorder, you are not alone.  Studies show over 100 million Americans have digestive problems ranging from acid reflux to irregularity to more serious health issues.  Diseases relating to poor digestive function are on the rise and include celiac disease, diverticulitis, irritable bowel and ulcerative colitis. Poor digestive health leaves us unable to properly digest, absorb and utilize the nutrients obtained from our diets. 

Your intestinal tract is a microcosm of bacteria, some beneficial and some harmful.  The proper balance of intestinal microflora has a profound influence on immune function.  An underactive immune response leaves us vulnerable to infection, while an overactive immune response, or chronic inflammation, is at the root of autoimmune diseases and chronic age-related diseases, such as dementia, diabetes, heart disease and osteoarthritis.

Many lifestyle factors can affect the heath of the digestive system including a diet low in fiber  and high in sugar and processed foods, overuse of medications including anti-inflammatories, antibiotics and acid blocking OTC’s, chronic low grade infections, an overgrowth of bacteria or parasites, chemical and environmental toxins, poor digestive enzyme function and stress. 

To get on the right track to healthy digestive function:

  • Treat any underlying infections. 
  • Take probiotics to re-establish a healthy gut microflora. 
  • Eliminate foods that are known to cause sensitivities such as gluten, dairy, yeast, corn and soy for a few weeks to see if your digestion improves and you start to feel better overall. 
  • Eat real, whole, unprocessed foods with plenty of fiber from vegetables, beans, nuts and seeds.  Be sure to get plenty of water each day. 
  • Support the digestion of proteins, fats and complex carbohydrates with high activity, comprehensive digestive enzymes.
  • Consider adding omega-3 supplements to help control inflammation.
  • Supplement with gut healing nutrients such as l-glutamine and zinc. 

Recommended products for gut healing and health and support of the mucosal lining of the gastrointestinal tract: 

Multi-Probiotic 15 Billion (200900)Multi-Probiotic 15 Billion (200900) by Douglas Laboratories – Supports intestinal flora with 15 billion live beneficial prebiotics and probiotics.  This product helps to establish and maintain a healthy microflora and discourages unfavorable pathogenic organisms. 

Digest Gold™ W/ATProDigest Gold™ W/ATPro by Enzymedica – Represents one of the most potent digestive enzymes available.  This formulation assists in the digestion of fats, proteins, carbohydrates and soluble and insoluble fiber.  Digest Gold enables full benefit from nutrient intake, decreases the energy utilized in digestion, increases enzyme potential and supports whole body wellness. 
ProOmega Lemon 1000 mg
ProOmega Lemon 1000 mg by Nordic Naturals – Supplies high potency omega-3 essential fatty acids, clinically shown to support the body’s natural anti-inflammatory response and overall health. Guaranteed purity and freshness. 
L-Glutamine 1,000 mg.
L-Glutamine 1,000 mg by Pure Encapsulations – For enhanced health and integrity of the intestinal tract and protective mucosal lining.  This product helps to ensure proper nutrient utilization and absorption while limiting the passage of toxins through the intestinal barrier.