If you were stranded on a desert island and limited to just one gut-support supplement (hey, we can dream :)), this just might be our recommendation: IgGI Shield. This light powder is easy to take and does so much good stuff. Bear with us, we’re going to get a little nerdy for a minute.
Why we get symptoms:
Let’s look at why our intestines get irritated and then understand what this product does.
The intestines are where our immune system encounters the most environmental threats. This is because the food we eat can contain seriously dangerous microbes. To deal with this, our intestines have a barrier system that consists of mucus and special intestinal cells. Behind that barrier is where the majority of immune tissue in the body is located. This immune tissue produces substances called immunoglobulins that help to bind pathogens and food particles that shouldn’t be getting through the barrier. These substances are called antigens. All of this protects us, keeps our barrier system intact, and keeps our gut inflammation in check.
Many of us have at one point or another eaten too many processed foods, not to mention we’re culturally focused on all things antibacterial. Due to this and other factors, many of us have developed imbalances in the normal microbial environment that exist in the intestines. We also sometimes have a tough time breaking down hard-to-digest proteins like gluten in wheat and some other grains, and casein from dairy. All of this creates irritation in our intestines. This is largely how we get symptoms.
How IgGI Shield can help
IgGI Shield can help. It combines two key ingredients — Immunoglobulins and N-acetyl-D-glucosamine — that work together to promote healthy intestinal barrier structures, as well as balanced immune responses in the cells of your GI tract. The Immunoglobulins bind to problematic antigens and helps to keep inflammation in check. It prevents them from crossing the barrier system and helps keep the mucosal barrier happy and functioning well. All of this reduces the cause of inflammation-in the GI tissues.
We have found this product to be useful for those reasons. We really love it. If you want to give it a try, you can purchase it here.
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