Frequently asked questions about gut health
Below are frequently asked questions and answers about gut health and RESTORE. Discover more information about how good gut flora protect the intestinal wall, and about how Restore creates a firewall for exposure to environmental toxins, supporting a healthy immune system. You will find Restore’s ingredients, federal law regulations, and the usual daily usage, plus other answers. If you do not find your questions answered in the list below, please contact us. Another resource for answers to FAQs, is tightjunctions.com.
Here is an extensive RESTORE FUNCTION AND USAGE GUIDELINES PAGE from Founder and CEO of Biomic Sciences, Dr. Zach Bush, designed to address many of the function and usage questions regarding Restore.
“We use Restore as a foundation of health for a broad spectrum of patients. Restore does not treat any disease. Instead, it promotes strong membrane integrity through its direct and indirect effects on the tight junctions of the bowel wall and vascular systems of the body, and restoration of the bowel ecology with the unique bacterial communication attribute of the supplement. Microbiome balance and tight junction integrity are widely recognized to constitute a major portion of the human immune system, and directly affect DNA transcription of human cells to promote optimal health. The well-proven biology of Restore demonstrates its role as a foundational resource in your pursuit for optimal health.”
RESTORE is a dietary supplement that supplies the first line of defense against everyday exposure to environmental and food-borne factors. RESTORE creates an optimal environment or ecology in the gut membrane for good gut bacteria to flourish. Good gut flora protects our immune system and maintains our health. RESTORE was developed by scientists trained at some of the most prestigious universities in the country, such as the University of Virginia, Duke University, and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. It is a scientifically-proven soil-derived mineral supplement designed to support protection of the intestinal walls.
RESTORE supports good gut flora to protect the intestinal wall.
“It is important for people to know that RESTORE produces a significant outcome for gut health. I use it in my Virginia clinic as a foundation for helping to create a strong immune system and gut biome. Microbiome balance and tight junction integrity are widely recognized to constitute a major portion of the human immune system, and directly affect DNA transcription of human cells to promote optimal health and prevent a leaky gut, improving gut intelligence. The well-proven biology of Restore demonstrates its role as a foundational resource in your pursuit for optimal health,” says Zach Bush, MD, CEO and co-founder of Biomic Sciences, LLC. Dr. Bush is board certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Hospice Care.
Seventy percent (70%) of our immune system is found in our gut. We need tens of thousands different strains of good gut bacteria to support a healthy immune system. Clinical experience, in addition to cell culture studies, support the theory that RESTORE’s proprietary formula creates the optimal environment in the gut to create a tight junction barrier and maintain our health and wellness. RESTORE is a daily liquid supplement designed to support the protection of the entire gastrointestinal (GI) tract against agricultural herbicides, antibiotics, GMOs, gluten and food-borne toxins by helping to create an environment where between 20,000-30,000 different strains of good gut bacteria thrive. Most probiotics on the market contain fewer than 24 different strains of good gut bacteria.
Restore creates a firewall from environmental toxins
RESTORE takes a holistic approach and helps strengthen our gut barrier and maintain our immune system to create a firewall from everyday exposure to environmental factors.
Over the last sixty years there has been a steady loss of biodiversity in our gut membrane bacterial ecosystem. Factory farming, processed foods, and widespread antibiotic use have all played major roles in this decline. This loss of biodiversity has left the gut membrane wall vulnerable. The most potent of the common triggers for the zonulin damage to the gut wall in our diet is glyphosate – the most common ingredient in weed killers. Gluten is the most potent of naturally-occurring triggers for zonulin production in our modern diet.
As zonulin is produced at the gut it opens the tight junctions, then circulates systemically and can open the blood/brain barrier, kidney tubule systems, and blood vessel walls.
Restore is the first dietary supplement that delivers a balanced family of these bacterial metabolites to promote a healthy firewall of tight junctions in the gut wall and blood/brain barrier. Restore provides the communication network to support the return of biodiversity to the gut ecosystem that supports normal immune function. Restore is the first supplement on the market that functions as an answer to glyphosate and gluten toxicity at the tight junction. Restore rapidly increases production of the enzymes that break down zonulin.
A diet high in heavily-processed foods filled with chemicals, GMOs, gluten, and environmental toxins such as herbicides and animal antibiotics may impact the health of the immune system. Even when a person adheres to a much healthier, plant-based and organic diet, it is virtually impossible to avoid exposure to environmental factors, for example when dining out and traveling.
Exposure to Toxins
zonulin damages tight junctions We all want to lead a full and healthy life. Why worry when traveling or dining out? RESTORE can help protect your immune system from environmental toxins.
RESTORE nurtures the body’s protective membranes in the gut and in the blood/brain barrier, enabling these membranes to keep us healthy. A diet loaded with highly-processed foods may cause the tight junctions of the intestinal wall to open from the gut into the bloodstream.
Through state-of-the art scientific studies conducted at prestigious universities and compelling anecdotal evidence from people who use RESTORE, data suggest that by keeping the gut healthy and functioning optimally, one can block gut sensitivity to gluten and other chemicals and address GI health. In short, RESTORE nurtures the body’s protective membranes in the gut and in the blood/brain barrier, enabling them to work, to keep the body healthy.
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RESTORE was found to protect and reinforce the gut wall from glyphosate insult.
RESTORE is unlike any supplement on the market.
RESTORE was developed by scientists trained at some of the most prestigious universities in the country, such as the University of Virginia, Duke University, and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. RESTORE is made in the USA.
Terrahydrite™ (Stabilized Lignite Extract) for Gut Health
RESTORE ingredients for gut health are comprised of purified water, a soil-based mineral supplement, Terrahydrite(TM) (Stabilized Lignite Extract), trace soil amino acids and minerals. (Both tap water and bottled water products contain impurities. Deionized reverse osmosis water,, which is used in the manufacture of Restore, contains virtually no impurities.)
State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Processes
Scientists combine these ingredients using proprietary, multi-step state-of-the-art manufacturing processes. Based on laboratory testing RESTORE is highly effective in protecting and strengthening intestinal tissue, and further toxicity testing indicates it is very safe for human consumption.
It is important to note that other supplements on the market have many of the same raw materials as RESTORE, but some may cause significant kidney toxicity, increasing kidney cell death (the most sensitive cell we can test) by more than 250% within hours of exposure. We have conclusive laboratory evidence that kidney cells bathed in 100% concentrations of RESTORE, reveal no toxicity, but actually show increased cell longevity.
View Product Label for Restore Ingredients for Gut Health
RESTORE is a daily liquid supplement designed to strengthen the gut lining and support the protection of the entire gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) against daily exposure to agricultural herbicides, antibiotics, GMOs, gluten and food-borne factors by helping to create an environment where between 20,000-30,000 different strains of good gut bacteria can thrive. Most probiotics on the market contain fewer than 24 different strains of good gut bacteria.
Recommended Daily Usage for Restore
Standard Usage: 1 teaspoon three times a day before or with meals for those over age 2, and 1/4 teaspoon three times a day typical usage for under two years old. Use can increase to 1 tablespoon three times daily to support health goals, although 3 teaspoons per day is adequate for most individuals. At 3 teaspoons per day, an 8 oz bottle is a two-week supply, 16 oz a one-month supply, and 32 oz the best value as a two-month supply.
Taking RESTORE before meals is preferred for maximum efficacy. Optimally 30 minutes before a meal because of Restore’s protective effects versus gluten and especially glyphosate, but you can take it immediately before, with a meal, or after a meal, or on an empty stomach, and still receive benefit. Restore is vegan, organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, latex-free, sulfite-free, preservative-free, non-GMO, and is produced in a facility free of allergens, including peanuts and tree nuts.
Most important, you can feel RESTORE working in the gut, sometimes within 20 minutes of taking the first teaspoon. It has little taste and can be taken alone or in non-chlorinated water.
Gut health is making big news headlines these days, with multiple studies conducted at prestigious universities underscoring the fundamental link between gut health and overall health. All these studies share a common premise: To be well, one must have a healthy gut. Restore is the first dietary supplement that delivers a balanced family of these bacterial metabolites that promote a healthy firewall of tight junctions in the gut wall and blood/brain barrier.
Gatekeeper in the Gut
To use an everyday description, a rock-solid football defensive line protects the opposing team from scoring any points because it has “tight junctions.” In our immune system, these same kind of tight junctions keep things out of the blood stream that should not be there and at the same time allow nutrients to enter the bloodstream.
Study on how Restore supports gut health.
There is a growing body of well-developed science that demonstrates that the tight junction barrier in the gut can be degraded with exposure to gluten and glyphosate (the main chemical in commercial herbicide).
Tight junctions are protected by the carbon and mineral metabolites of bacterial digestion. When the intestinal bacteria are balanced and thriving in extreme diversity of 20,000 or more species, this matrix of metabolites produces a strong enzyme defense system that protects the tight junctions from the toxin zonulin, which is made at the intestinal lining.
Protection from Glyphosate
Maintain Gut Health
Protection from glyphosate with RestoreNumerous scientific studies show that glyphosate, the active ingredient in commercial herbicides, is implicated in a wide variety of systemic disorders. Glyphosate works synergistically with other factors, such as insufficient sun exposure, dietary deficiencies in critical nutrients such as sulfur and zinc, and synergistic exposure to other xenobiotics whose detoxification is impaired.
Protection from glyphosate is needed since it is heavily used for commercial, agricultural and residential purposes. Research by Stephanie Seneff (MIT) links glyphosate’s suppression of proper gut bacteria functioning to many modern diseases.
In fact, research by Biomic Sciences shows that glyphosate is ten times more potent than gluten in its ability to degrade tight junctions in the gut membrane wall. Thankfully, this news comes at a time when consumers have an option for protection from glyphosate and help in maintenance of their gut health. Biomic Sciences has recently proven that the supplement RESTORE can increase and strengthen tight junctions and can protect against ongoing everyday exposure to herbicides.
Optimally, a healthy digestive tract contains 20,000 – 30,000 different strains of good gut bacteria.
Simply taking a probiotic to continuously address a complex health challenge can actually lead to a lack of bacteria diversity in the gut. This low microbial diversity can impact your health. How is RESTORE different from probiotic products? RESTORE is unique in that it enhances the diversity of the gut bacteria by making the gut environment more friendly to the different strains of good gut bacteria or flora, and a typical probiotic is only comprised of between 3 to 30 different bacterial species.
Restore is the first dietary supplement that delivers a balanced family of bacterial metabolites to promote a healthy firewall of tight junctions in the gut wall and blood/brain barrier. Restore provides the communication network to support the return of biodiversity to the gut ecosystem that supports normal immune function.
Dr. Eisen’s TED talk brings home the importance of the gut bacteria or microbiome. It’s a worthy watch.
As with any dietary supplement, if you are pregnant or nursing, consult a health care professional before using RESTORE.
What to do if I experience mild constipation when taking RESTORE
Zach Bush, MD advises, “When my patients first use RESTORE, some of them experience mild constipation. These patients are not drinking enough liquids. There is general scientific agreement that people should consume at least nine glasses of water or herbal teas a day. You may need to drink more water if you exercise and even more if you live in a hot and humid area of the country. If you feel RESTORE is causing constipation despite adequate hydration, I recommend my patients take Magnesium Malate, 1250 mg daily at bedtime for adults or half that dose for children. Also, you can decrease your daily dose of RESTORE in half until your stools return to normal with the above adjustments in hydration and magnesium intake for a couple weeks, then increase back to recommended doses of RESTORE.
If you have any allergic reaction to RESTORE, or if you have any chronic or reoccurring symptoms or illness, consult a health care professional before using this product.”
Zach Bush, MD, holds three board certifications in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Hospice Care. Dr. Bush uses RESTORE in his medical practice in Scottsville, VA.