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Gut is an abbreviated way of talking about the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Gut health is important because the GI tract does much more than digest and absorb nutrients from food and drink to support what your body needs to stay healthy. A healthy gut also contains good bacteria to help break down food. The gut is also your body’s largest immune tissue and your intestinal immune cells secrete antibodies to ward off infectious agents like bad bacteria (e.g., E. coli), viruses and fungi. The gut also contains the second largest nervous system after the brain and is often referred to as the second brain. A healthy gut communicates with the brain through nerves and hormones, which helps improve mood and maintain good overall health and well-being. So, maintaining your gut health is vital for proper nutrition, an effective immune system and good mental health.
Your intestinal tract is a key part of your gut and makes up your body’s largest contact with the external environment (if flattened it would be the size of a tennis court!). As strange as it sounds, the inside of the gut and everything that passes through it is still outside your body! A single layer of cells lining your gut - the epithelium - serves as a gatekeeper, deciding what can be absorbed into your body and what cannot. It is designed to let nutrients in and keep undigested food particles, microbes, and toxins out. To help keep the bad stuff out, your gut epithelial cells are tightly packed together and covered with a mucus layer that coats your gut surface, serves as a lubricant to aid the movement of digested food particles, and acts as a physical barrier. In addition, your gut has important immune cells located just below the epithelium that act as an immunological barrier. Together, the physical barrier and the mucus layer, along with gut immune tissue, is your gut barrier. And its proper function is essential to good health. If something causes the tight junctions of your gut epithelial cells to loosen or results in less mucus secretion, the barrier becomes more permeable, and unwanted bacteria and other particles may slip through, cause inflammation, and negatively impact your health. This is often referred to as “leaky gut” or what doctors and scientists call increased intestinal permeability.
Our bodies usually do a good job of signaling when they’re not as healthy as they should be. Your body may be telling you it’s time to improve your gut health if you experience any of these symptoms:
- Constipation or diarrhea (or other changes in the bowel movement)
- Abdominal pain
- Bloating and gas
- Headaches and brain fog
- Feelings of exhaustion or fatigue
- Weight changes
- Feelings of anxiety or depression
- Difficulty sleeping
- Nutritional deficiencies
Poor gut health can lead to serious gastrointestinal diseases such as celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). Gut dysfunction is also associated with neurological disorders such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease.
“PACs” is short for proanthocyanidins, a group of compounds naturally occurring in the skin, bark, berries, fruit, and seeds of various plants that give them their red, blue or purple color. PACs are natural antioxidant, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory compounds in the polyphenol family and have a long association with health benefits. PACs are considered offense and defense molecules because of their diverse health aspects and their ability to protect plants from pathogens and predators.
Our proprietary formulation of PACs in Phytality is based on research done in the Natural Products and Nutrition Laboratory of Jess Reed, PhD, Professor of Nutrition at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which shows that PACs help increase the beneficial mucosal layer that coats your gut lining, serves as a lubricant to aid the movement of digested food particles through your digestive tract, and acts as a physical barrier to keep undigested food particles, microbes, and toxins out of your circulatory system. These all-natural compounds also stimulate the production of Immunoglobulin A (IgA), an antibody that’s part of your immune system and helps the body fight off sickness. Plus, PACs have an incredible ability to adhere to and remove certain bad bacteria (E. coli), which may help limit their colonization in the gut and allow the good bacteria to flourish and aid in healthy digestion. And we’ve added dietary fiber to Phytality to help feed your gut microbiota, support metabolism and support overall good digestive health.
We recommend taking one Phytality capsule twice per day for at least 90 days for best results. And you can continue to supplement your diet with Phytality thereafter to help support good digestive health, your immune system and gut barrier function.
Supplements are never a substitute for a healthy diet, including one rich in fruits and vegetables. But if you’re like us, we’re often on the go and don’t eat as healthy as we should. And our Western diet often consists of highly processed foods that don’t provide the nutrients and PACs necessary to support and maintain good gut health. Phytality is an excellent source of PACs to supplement our diet.
Our gastrointestinal tract is home to a complex and dynamic population of about 100 trillion bacteria, both good and bad. This is often referred to as the gut microbiota. Probiotics are supplements that add live bacteria to your already extremely complex and diverse gut microbiota. Although a great deal of research has been done on probiotics, much remains to be learned about whether they’re helpful and safe for various health conditions. And each person’s unique genetics make it very difficult to tailor probiotics to our individual needs. According to the National Institutes of Health, we still don’t know which probiotics are helpful and which are not, nor do we know how much of a probiotic you’d have to take or who would be most likely to benefit. And as many of us have experienced, probiotics may cause gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, and thirst.
Phytality is not a probiotic. It’s an all-natural PAC supplement that helps to support your body’s gut barrier and its function by supporting a healthy mucosal layer, stimulating the production of Immunoglobulin A (IgA) for the body’s immune system, and helping to maintain the good bacteria already present in your gut microbiota.
Prebiotics provide nutrients and energy (substrates) to help maintain a healthy microbiota, although in certain cases, some types of prebiotics may also support unhealthy microbial growth such as in the case of SIBO and bloating in the small intestine. On the other hand, PACs are poorly digested by bacteria and are NOT prebiotics. And their natural anti-microbial properties may help control bacterial overgrowth. PACs remain in your gut and are not absorbed by your body, which allows them to provide health benefits throughout the entire length of the gut.
When it comes to your health, quality absolutely matters. Each ingredient in our Phytality supplement is rigorously tested by a third-party certified laboratory to ensure purity, identity, and authenticity. We also have each production batch of our Phytality blend tested by a third-party certified laboratory to ensure each capsule contains the appropriate amount of PACs. Our Phytality supplements are manufactured at facilities that are registered with and audited by FDA, and they are encapsulated and bottled under processes that are cGMP certified. Our Phytality supplements are free of any additives, carriers, preservatives, and artificial colors or flavors. And our Phytality supplements are gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
WARNING: Consult your physician before using if you are pregnant, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Discontinue use and consult your physician if any adverse reaction occurs.