Clinical Guide - Gut Transformation

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The Gut Transformation Programme is an intensive gut clearance protocol which aims to free patients of unpleasant, nagging gut-related issues which they may have been suffering with for years. Bloating, gas, irritable bowel, gastric discomfort, fatigue and poor concentration are all symptoms of poor GI function and the Gut Transformation Programme aims to restore healthy gut function with a range of targeted formulations, together with a specific food plan.

• Safety
• Research
• Efficacy

Your guide to transforming gut function In this clinical guide, you’ll find important information on the following:

• The Gut Transformation Programme
• The principles of the 5R approach
• Product descriptions & recommendations
• Protocols

Nutri’s commitment to clinical excellence

Nutri is dedicated to providing science-based, premium quality nutritional supplements and metabolic foods that represent the forefront of natural health science. This commitment is reflected in our range of products from companies using cutting-edge genetic, cellular, and clinical testing procedures and NPA, NSF, and TGA GMP-certified facilities for the production of high quality formulations.

Gastrointestinal function and chronic disease

Every day, healthcare practitioners are challenged by cases involving gastrointestinal complaints. In addition, gastrointestinal dysfunction is associated with a myriad of diseases, symptoms and disorders, meaning that conditions in which symptoms are systemic, rather than localised to the gut, can often be traced back to an underlying GI dysfunction. Compromised GI function may, for example, result in macromolecules that would normally be excluded from the body instead passing through the intestinal barrier and entering circulation - a condition called intestinal permeability, or “leaky gut’’- which can lead to systemic inflammatory and immune-related symptoms, such as asthma, eczema and rheumatoid arthritis, amongst others. With so many complex interactions it can be difficult to know where to begin, but the 5R approach aims to provide a focus for evaluation of gastrointestinal function, with targeted nutritional, digestive enzyme and probiotic formulas, which, in addition to a low FODMAP food plan, can support the normalisation of healthy gut function.

The 5R approach

The 5R approach within the Gut Transformation Programme aims to:

1. Remove the underlying cause of the imbalance, whether that means removing offending substances from the diet, or unwanted compounds from the body. Certain herbs and nutrients such as garlic or berberine can be used to support the first step in the transformation programme and support a balanced intestinal environment.
2. Replace digestive enzymes or stomach acid, components that facilitate the breakdown of food. Any insufficiency in these compounds will inhibit digestion and the utilisation of nutrients, and broad spectrum enzymatic supplementation, and hydrochloric acid support if necessary, will support healthy GI function.
3. Reinoculate the gut with beneficial bacteria. Specific probiotic strains such as L. acidophilus NCFM will help to support a healthy balance of microflora in the GI tract, ensuring optimal digestion and immune function.
4. Repair the GI barrier through dietary and lifestyle modifications, as well as targeted nutritional support. Nutrients such as l-glutamine and quercetin support the integrity of the gut lining.
5. Retain healthy gut function by eating healthily, taking regular exercise, managing stress, ensuring good quality sleep and applying foundation nutritional support, such as multivitamins and minerals, probiotics and l-glutamine. 

The Gut Transformation Programme provides nutritional support for each of the areas mentioned above. If additional support is required, one of our “add-on” formulas may also be included in the programme. Our 6-week Gut Transformation Protocol and add-on formulas can be found on the back page of this clinical guide.

The FODMAP food plan

FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides And Polyols. These are names for a collection of molecules found in food that can be poorly absorbed by some people. The Gut Transformation Programme food plan is based on a low FODMAP diet, with some exceptions. Common allergenic foods have also been removed.

FODMAP Food List


 


Remove

Berberine & Grapefruit Seed

Broad Spectrum Herbal Formula with Standardised Extracts of Berberine & Grapefruit Seed Berberine & Grapefruit Seed Formula is a broad spectrum formula with standardised herbal extracts which is designed to support a healthy intestinal environment.

Product highlights

• Grapefruit seed extract may support a healthy microbial balance in the gut
• Provides garlic which contains Allicin, a sulphur compound, which may also support microbial balance
• Gentian root contains bitter compounds which support normal digestive function

Recommended uses:

• Ideal for those wishing to support a balanced intestinal environment
• Ideal support during the “remove” phase of the 5R programme

One capsule supplies:

Berberine HCl 100 mg, Grapefruit seed extract (Citrus grandis) 4:1 100 mg, Gentian Root Extract (Gentiana lutea) 4:1 concentrate 75 mg, Goldenseal root extract (Hydrastis canadensis) (5% alkaloids) 50 mg, Sweet Annie Aerial Parts (Artemesia annua) 10/1 part extract 50 mg, Quassia Bark Extract (Picrasma excelsa)4:1 concentrate 50 mg, Black Walnut, Green Hull extract (Juglans nigra) 4:1 concentrate 50 mg, Garlic Bulb extract (Allium sativum) 1.2% Allicin 35 mg (Yielding 420mg allicin)

Recommendation:

Take 2 capsules daily, or as directed.

Form

Code:

120 capsules 5550-A

 Berberine & Grapefruit Seed 120 Caps

 



Replace

Similase

Vegetarian Enzyme Formula

Similase is a highly concentrated digestive enzyme formula that is stable and active from the acid environment of the stomach to the alkaline environment of the small intestine. Well tolerated by sensitive individuals and provides balanced support for digestion of fats, carbohydrates and proteins.

Product highlights

• Features protease, which supports the breakdown of proteins into absorbable peptides and amino acids
• Contains lipase, which breaks down triglycerides into absorbable free fatty acids and glycerol
• Provides amylase, for the breakdown of starch, and maltase, lactase and sucrase, for the breakdown of maltose, lactose and sucrose

Recommended uses:

• Ideal for those requiring support for the digestion of proteins, carbohydrates and fats
• Excellent support during the “replace” phase of the 5R programme

One capsule supplies:

Proprietary Enzyme Blend providing: 328 mg (Protease 41000 HUT), Amylase 16000 USP, Cellulase 175 CU, Lipase 1050 LU, Phytase 0.85 PU, Lactase 800 LacU, Sucrase 150 INVU, Maltase 16050 DP)

Recommendation:

Take 1-2 capsules at the start of each meal, or as recommended

Form:

Code:

90 capsules 5600

 Similase 90 Caps

 



Reinoculate

Ultra Probioplex™ ND Caps

Non-dairy Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM and Bifidobacterium lactis Formula

Ultra Probioplex™ ND Capsules are a patented probiotic supplement featuring highly viable, pure strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus (NCFM strain) and Bifidobacterium lactis.

Product highlights

• Everyday support for optimal microflora in the small and large intestine
• Contains the NCFM strain of Lactobacillus acidophilus, one of the most extensively tested and effective acidophilus species available
• Also contains Bifidobacterium, one of the most abundant and perhaps most important types of bacteria in humans
• Provides a guaranteed 15 billion live organisms per capsule – an amount found to be clinically beneficial
• Supports digestion of lactose (milk)
• Can be used during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding

Recommended uses:

• Reinoculation support as part of the 5R programme
• Every day supplementation
• Microflora balance concerns
• Intestinal lining protection
• Suitable for all ages, even babies

One capsule supplies:

Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM strain 7.5 billion live organisms, Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07 culture 7.5 billion live organisms; Vitamin D (cholecalciferol) 2.5μg

Recommendation:

1 capsule twice daily, or as directed

Form:

Code:

60 capsules 44076

 UltraProbioplex ND Caps

 



Repair

Glutagenics

High Strength L-Glutamine Powder with Quercetin & Zinc

Glutagenics™ features glutamine, quercetin and zinc that together comprehensively support the integrity and optimal function of the gastrointestinal lining. It provides Sustamine® (l-alanyl-l-glutamine) which has also been shown to protect the integrity of the gastrointestinal tract, contributing to better nutrient absorption.

Product highlights

• Supplies high levels of the amino acid glutamine, which provides both a source of fuel and precursors for growth to the rapidly dividing cells of the intestinal lining
• Provides Sustamine® which is a dipeptide that combines L-Glutamine and L-Alanine. Research shows that this combination of L-Glutamine and L-Alanine has superior absorption, stability and solubility when compared to L-Glutamine alone.
• Quercetin has been shown to have a gastroprotective effect.
• Zinc helps to support immune health and also helps regenerate the gut lining.
• Powdered form for ease of use and flexible dosing.
• Tasty orange flavour.

Recommended uses:

• Ideal for the “repair” phase of the 5R programme
• Provides soothing support for the gut
• Support for the integrity of the gastrointestinal lining

One teaspoon supplies:

L-glutamine 2000mg, Zinc (citrate) 5mg, Quercetin 100mg, L-alanyl-L-glutamine (Sustamine®) 100mg

Recommendation:

Mix 1 teaspoon with water twice daily, or as directed

Form: 

Code:

167g powder (60 servings) 44039

 Glutagenics

 



Retain

UltraInflamX

Metabolic Food with Ginger, Rosemary & Turmeric

One of our best-selling products and perhaps the most versatile of our metabolic foods, UltraInflamX has been formulated to support healthy inflammatory pathways and normal eicosanoid activity throughout the body, and is particularly useful for supporting a healthy GI tract, bowel and joints.

Product highlights

• Features a unique blend of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, rutin, curcuminoids, and quercetin to nutritionally support healthy inflammatory pathways
• Also provides L-glutamine to support the protective mucous membranes of the GI tract
• Supports phase II detoxification, gastrointestinal mucosa integrity and protects against damaging free radical generation
• Provides a low allergy rice protein concentrate that is augmented with essential amino acids for increased biological value
• Provides an excellent source of antioxidants with a high ORAC value of 17,108

Recommended uses:

• Comprehensive support for balanced inflammatory processes
• Ideal for the “retain” phase of the 5R programme

Recommendation:

Blend, shake or briskly stir 3 level scoops (45g) into 8 ounces of water or juice. Serving size: 3 scoops (45g)

Form:

Code:

630g powder
(14 servings)
Original 3530


Caution:

Not recommended during pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding. This product contains vitamin A. Do not exceed 750μg of vitamin A (as retinal) per day if pregnant of likely to become pregnant except on the advice of a doctor or antenatal clinic. Not recommended for children under 12 years of age unless directed by a healthcare professional. If taking any kind of medication or have a medical condition, consult a healthcare practitioner before using this product.

UltraInflamX Original

 


 

What are Metabolic Foods?

The Gut Transformation Pack Includes...



Imbalanced gut pH

Nutriflux

Liquorice & Marshmallow Complex with Glycine and Herbal Blend

Nutriflux is a combination of deglycyrrhizinised liquorice as GutGard™, together with marshmallow, chamomile, fennel, ginger and lemon balm, and the amino acid l-glycine. Botanicals such as ginger, liquorice and lemon balm may all help to support a healthy digestion.

Product highlights

• Features liquorice, which helps to maintain balance and comfort in the digestive system
• Contains GutGard™, a unique DGL liquorice extract which is standardised to ≥3.5% glabridin, a key pharmacological marker
• Provides glycine, which may support a healthy pH balance in the gut
• Features marshmallow, which has soothing effects in the gut
• Provides a herbal blend, including chamomile, which may have a soothing effect on the mucous membranes in the GI tract

Recommended uses:

• Ideal for those wanting to maintain a healthy pH balance in the gut
• Those who require soothing support for the gut

One capsule supplies:

Deglycyrrhizinised liquorice extract (Glycyrrhiza glabra) (GutGard™), 75 mg Marshmallow root powdered extract (Althaea officinalis) 60 mg, L-glycine 250 mg, Chamomile powder (Matricaria chamomilla) 25 mg, Fennel extract (Foeniculum vulgare)25 mg, Ginger (Zingiber officinale) 25 mg, Lemon balm leaf (Melissa officinalis) 25 mg

Recommendation:

Take one tablet, twice daily, with meals, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. 

Form:

Code:

60 capsules 1503
120 capsules 1503-A

 NutriFlux

 



Imbalanced gut pH

Metagest™

High Strength Betaine HCl with Pepsin

Metagest™ features the acidifying factor betaine HCl combined with the proteolytic enzyme pepsin, to support digestion.

Product highlights

• Features hydrochloric acid, which facilitates the digestive action of enzymes

Recommended uses:

• Provides support for those who may have a less than optimal level of hydrochloric acid in the gut

One tablet supplies:

Betaine HCl 650 mg, Pepsin 45 mg

Recommendation:

1-2 tablets with each meal, or as directed. 

Form:

Code:

90 tablets 44049
180 tablets 44050

 Metagest

 



Bowel function

Caricol®

Organic Pureed Papaya

Caricol® is an entirely natural organic product made from the pulp of tree-ripened papaya, to support a healthy digestive system. 

Product highlights

• Provides papaya, a fruit naturally rich in papain, a potent proteolytic enzyme. Proteolytic enzymes support the breakdown of proteins.
• Papaya supports optimal bowel function. It has also been shown to have soothing effects on the stomach and digestive tract.

Recommended uses:

• Ideal for those wishing to support a slow colon transit time.

One stickpack supplies:

Papaya fruit 20.5g, organic fruit juice concentrate from mango and plum, natural flavours.

Recommendation:

1 stickpack serving after a meal, up to three times daily or as directed. Take with a glass of water on the side, or dissolved into water as a fruit beverage.

Form:

Code:

20 stickpacks 3650

 Caricol

 


 

Nutriflux, Metagest, Caricol

 



Bowel function

GiSol

Saccharomyces Boulardii

Saccharomyces boulardii is a non-pathogenic yeast which has been shown to support a healthy balance of flora in the gut.

Product highlights

• Saccharomyces Boulardii has been down to support numerous digestive concerns featuring rapid transit time
• Has been proven to survive the digestive process

Recommended uses:

• Those who wish to support a fast colon transit time
• Ideal for clients who are on antibiotic therapy

One capsule supplies:

Saccharomyces Boulardii 1.5 billion organisms* (*at date of expiry)

Recommendation:

2 capsules daily, or as directed.

Form:

Code:

90 capsules 3294-A

 GiSol 90 Capsules

 



Microbial imbalance

Nutrispore

High Potency Caprylic Acid with Supportive Herbal Compounds 

Nutrispore is a highly potent formula containing caprylic acid, herbal compounds and supporting nutrients to help support a healthy microbial balance in the gut.

Product highlights

• Features caprylic acid, a fatty acid that has a long history of use with purging unwanted compounds from the gut
• Provides aloe vera, which has soothing effects on the gut 

Recommended uses:

• Ideal support for healthy microbial balance in the gut
• When yeast imbalance is suspected

One tablet supplies:

Caprylic acid (magnesium caprylate) 240 mg, Garlic 20 mg, Cinnamon (bark) 20 mg, Thyme (leaf) 12 mg, Basil (leaf) 12 mg, Undecylenic acid 10 mg, Turmeric extract 10 mg, Black walnut hulls powder 10 mg, Beet (root) 10mg, Aloe vera (leaf) 10 mg, Grapefruit (seed) extract 10 mg, Clove (flower bud) 10 mg, Oregano (leaf) 5 mg, Zinc (picolinate) 5 mg

Recommendation:

1 tablet three times daily, or as directed.

Form:

Code:

60 tablets 3203
120 tablets 3203-A

 NutriSpore

 



Inflammation

Curcumin Megasorb

Bioavailable Curcumin Formula with Black Pepper Extract

Curcumin Megasorb is a highly bioavailable curcumin formula, providing curcumin as C3 Complex®, a patented blend of curcuminoids.Curcumin Megasorb also features BioPerine®, a black pepper extract, studied for its ability to enhance the bioavailability of nutritional compounds.

Product highlights

• Features curcumin as C3 Complex®, a patented curcumin complex
• Curcumin helps to support inflammatory processes and balanced eicosanoid production within the body
• Curcuminoids help to support a healthy immune system
• Curcumin also supports healthy cognitive function and healthy connective tissue
• Features black pepper extract, which has been studied for its ability to enhance the bioavailability of nutritional compounds

Recommended uses:

• Those who wish to support healthy inflammatory pathways

One tablet supplies:

Turmeric root (Curcuma longa) [Curcumin C3 Complex®] 500 mg (standardised to 95% curcumin) (475 mg), including: Curcumin 70-80%, Demethoxycurcumin 15 – 25%, Bisdemethoxycurcumin 2.5 – 6.5%, Black pepper extract (Piper nigrum) [BioPerine®] 5 mg

Recommendation:

Take 1-3 tablets daily, or as directed. 

Form:

Code:

60 tablets 1502
120 tablets 1502-A

 Curcumin Megasorb

 


 

GiSol, Nutrispore, Curcumin Megasorb

 


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