A healthy GI tract has an epithelial mucosal barrier that prevents the passage of food antigens (proteins), toxins, and microorganisms from crossing into the bloodstream. Stress, overconsumption of alcohol (it happens, we know!), food intolerance, microbial imbalance and poor nutrition can affect the integrity of the epithelial barrier. The health of the GI tract is dependent on the modulation of these factors. The ingredients in Cleopatra GutShield help regenerate and maintain your GI enterocytes while supporting the health of the intestinal mucosal barrier.
Deglycyrrhized Licorice Root Extract (DGL) DGL is a form of licorice root that has been specially processed to contain only biologically active flavonoids, without glycyrrhizin. This allows for higher dosing of the active ingredient, which helps maintain a healthy mucosal surface.
Aloe Vera Leaf Gel Extract – A demulcent that has been used throughout history, aloe vera has long been known to maintain normal inflammatory balance.
L-Glutamine is a main source of fuel for the cells of the small intestines and essential to tissue repair throughout the body.
N-Acetyl Glucosamine is the acetylated form of glucosamine. It is a mucin precursor and has been shown to increase the production of mucus within the GI tract.
Zinc is an essential mineral widely recognized for its role in gut and immune health. Zinc has been shown to strengthen GI barrier function by supporting the structure of tight junctions.