by Carly Neubert, BA, NC October 16, 2019
Inflammacore is a gastrointestinal support supplement made by Ortho Molecular. More specifically, Inflammacore works to reduce gastrointestinal inflammation and improve immune cell function.
It is a meal replacement protein shake with added phytonutrients to halt the inflammatory cascade that often occurs in your digestive tract. When you are exposed to bacteria, chemicals, or sugar, your intestinal lining responds with inflammation. This may seem like a nebulous idea, but inflammation is actually a chain of chemical events within your body. If your intestines are constantly exposed to harmful foods and substances, you will end up with chronic inflammation in your small intestines.
Over 80% of your immune cells live in your small intestines. When your intestines become inflamed, your immune function will decrease. Chronic intestinal inflammation also leads to Leaky Gut and autoimmune conditions.
Inflammacore is a powdered digestive support supplement for leaky gut that contains 19 grams of protein from brown rice, a unique fiber, and several anti-inflammatory herbs. There are not any negative side effects from taking Inflammacore.
Each of the ingredients was chosen for its ability to soothe and heal intestinal inflammation. The formulation includes turmeric, skullcap root, green tea extract, Vitamin D, arabinogalactan, quercetin, glutamine, and glycine.
Turmeric is a spice that gives Indian cuisine its famous bright hue. The main compound within turmeric is curcumin which has been medically studied for decades. Besides its ability to improve intestinal cells and reduce Leaky Gut, curcumin is a powerful anti-cancer nutrient.
Skullcap root extract is a lesser-known ingredient that has been used to reduce inflammation while also supporting cardiovascular health. It blocks the creation of inflammation by shutting down the Cox-2 pathway.
Quercetin is often found in vegetables, fruits, and plants. Much like skullcap root, it has antioxidant properties that reduce inflammation levels. Quercetin stabilizes mast cells and reduces histamine in your digestive tract.
Glutamine and Glycine can be found on their own as supplements. These are amino acids that are important for tissue repair in your intestines and elsewhere in your body. These amino acids are capable of strengthening the immune system and balancing the bacteria within the intestinal tract. Glutamine and glycine also allow high levels of antioxidants within the gut.
You might associate green tea with a hot or iced beverage. More than just a beverage, green tea has been used for centuries as a health remedy. Green tea leaves contain a powerful antioxidant, EGCG which decreases inflammation and blocks NFKB activity. EGCG reduces histamine producing cells and blocks the enzymes that create inflammation in your joints.
Larch arabinogalactan is a fiber derived from Larch trees. It feeds good bacteria within your digestive tract. It has also been shown to strengthen the activity of NK cells (natural killer).
Vitamin D is more of a hormone than a vitamin. It is responsible for keeping your intestinal cells in line and close together. Without adequate levels of Vitamin D, your cells will spread too far apart, and allow large molecules into your bloodstream. This process is called Leaky Gut and can cause mast cell activation, histamine release, food sensitivities, and cognitive issues. Higher blood levels of Vitamin D provide better immune response and less inflammation in your intestines.
For best results, mix 2 scoops with water or any beverage of your choice, once daily. Inflammacore is all-natural and does not contain any gluten, yeast, artificial colors or flavors. It is available in Banana Cream, Cherry or Orange Spice flavors.
I have personally tasted and used several meal replacement shakes. Many of the shakes that are recommended for intestinal support end up tasting pretty awful. I like the flavor of cherry Inflammacore. I use 12-14 ounces of water and mix it in a blender.
Leaky gut and other digestive disorders can be complicated and frustrating. You may change your diet, lifestyle, and supplements and not see any improvements for several weeks. But, the results will come. It is important to remember that when you are trying to heal your intestines it is just like healing an external wound. It takes time, attention, and care. It may be frustrating because you can’t physically see the changes happening in your digestive tract. Stay the course and continue to remove harmful substances and include healing nutrients like those found in Inflammacore.
For a personalized protocol for healing your digestive issues, Schedule a consultation with me, Clean Coach Carly, BA, NC.
Carly Neubert BA, NC
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