Optimal GI - capsules
- Category: Digestion & Intestines
- Unique combination of nutrients
- Contains MSM®, zinc & glucosamine
- Also contains milk thistle, aloe vera & turmeric
- Benefits digestion*1
- Supports the immune system*2
- 150 vegetable capsules
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Optimal GI by Seeking Health
Seeking Health’s Optimal GI is specifically aimed at the body’s complex gastrointestinal tract. The supplement contains a targeted mix of important nutrients and herbs, including MSM®, N-acetyl-D-glucosamine, molybdenum, zinc, deglycyrrhized liquorice or extracts of cat's claw, turmeric, nettle, milk thistle, aloe vera and red elm. The formula is manufactured to suit easy-to-swallow capsules, which in contrast to the Seeking Health’s Optimal GI Powder Formula contains no L-glutamine, because not everyone can tolerate this equally well.
Blend packed with nutrients
The intestines are coated with a mucous membrane which serves two vital functions: to absorb nutrients and water, and to separate out unnecessary substances classified as waste products to leave the body. The powerful blend of nutrients in this formula offers an unusual combination for your digestion. The gastrointestinal tract doesn't just need a healthy probiotic population to thrive. For example, the zinc added in this supplement plays a role in the building and breakdown of carbohydrates, fats, proteins and nucleic acids and supports normal metabolism as well as the immune system. Molybdenum contributes to normal sulfur amino acid metabolism; cat's claw and nettle support the immune system*3; and nettle provides energy*3 and benefits the urinary tract*3. Milk thistle supports the cleansing effect of the liver*3, has antioxidant properties*3 and supports the immune system*3. Quercetin and marshmallow belong to the flavonoids, which have antioxidant properties*3 and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM® ) may support our muscles and joints*3. Turmeric is also added to the blend, which, too, has an antioxidant effect*3 and supports the immune system*3 and benefits digestion*3.
Evolution of epigenetics
In recent years, researchers have increasingly agreed that our DNA, or our genetic predisposition, is strongly influenced by environmental factors. For a long time it was thought that we could learn all about DNA if we just identified the over 25,000 genes. It has now become clear that the way in which our genes are expressed is not fixed, but that this is controlled by 'epigenomes': switches that can turn DNA 'on' or 'off', comparable to software that runs a computer. Epigenomes can be influenced by diet and other environmental factors, including lifestyle and environment. Epigeneticists study the changes in gene expression that occur at the epigenetic level. Epigenetics, then, is about changes in gene expression, without changes in the DNA sequence. It is a science that has evolved strongly in recent years and that focuses in particular on the process of methylation: the most important epigenetic process that takes place in our body.
- Powerful blend of nutrients designed specifically to benefit the stomach-intestinal tract
- Composed of MSM®, zinc, N-Acetyl-D-glucosamine, molybdenum, lemon fiber, cat's claw, milk thistle, marshmallow, nettle, glucoraphanin, aloe vera, turmeric, and more
- Zinc plays a role in the construction and breakdown of carbohydrates, fats, proteins and nucleic acids, and supports normal metabolism
- Molybdenum contributes to normal sulfur amino acid metabolism
- Cat's claw and nettle support the immune system*3 and nettle provides energy*3 and benefits the urinary tract*3
- Milk thistle supports the cleansing effect of the liver*3, has an antioxidant effect*3 and supports the immune system*3
- Turmeric has an antioxidant effect*3, supports the immune system*3 and benefits digestion*3
- Optimal GI is free from milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, nuts, peanuts, wheat and synthetic colors and flavors
- Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
The Methylation Process
Every minute, trillions of methylation processes take place in all cells of our body, which in turn affect thousands of other bodily processes. Methylation is a controlled transfer of a methyl group primarily to proteins, amino acids, enzymes and DNA. Methylation is involved in the maintenance and repair of our DNA within our cells and tissues. Substances that have the ability to donate a methyl group are called methyl donors. B vitamins, vitamin C, biotin, zinc, folic acid and betaine, among other compounds, can function as a methyl donor. Methyl groups play an important role in gene expression, since they have the ability to switch our DNA on and off. It is not without reason that they are one of the most researched molecules in epigenetics. Research indicates that methylation responds to environmental factors and decreases with age. This has made the relationship between health and the ability to methylate a frontier research area.
Products Seeking Health are made based on the belief that pure supplements should be formulated with care and skill. Most Seeking Health supplements are therefore free from GMOs as well as common allergens such as milk, egg there and, fish, shellfish, nuts, gluten, corn, yeast and soy. All ingredients are carefully researched and tested and suppliers must meet specific standards before ingredients can be used. In short, Seeking Health is a company with passion that strives for quality and composes its products with the greatest possible care.
About Seeking Health
After suffering from unexplained health problems himself for years, Dr. Ben Lynch became convinced that the cause of these complaints had to be sought in having 'dirty' genes. After ten years of researching, studying and treating thousands of clients around the world, he wrote the book Dirty Genes, in which he developed and refined his method of actively using insights from epigenetics to optimize health. Lynch is currently one of the most consulted experts in epigenetics. He has always been fascinated by the influence and power of our genes and he believes that through the right diet and lifestyle we can work with our genes to create higher levels of health.
* 1 Turmeric benefits digestion and liver*3
* 2 Cat's claw, nettle, milk thistle and turmeric support the immune system*3
* 3 Health claim pending European authorization
Optimal GI capsules should be taken without food.
Take 5 capsules daily in divided doses without food, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
|Amount per 5 capsules||% DV|
|Total Carbohydrate||1 g||<1% †|
|Dietary Fiber||1 g||4% †|
|Zinc (as Zinc L-Carnosine)||10.5 g||95%|
|Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Glycinate Chelate§)||35 µg||78%|
|Citrus Fiber||500 mg||**|
|Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice Extract (Glycyrrhiza glabra) (root) (0,75% flavonoids)||250 mg||**|
|Aloe Vera 200: 1 extract (Aloe barbadensis) (leaf gel)||175 mg||**|
|Cat's Claw 10: 1 Extract (Uncaria tomentosa) (bark)||175 mg||**|
|Turmeric Extract (Curcuma longa) (roots) (95% curcuminoiden)||125 mg||**|
|Stinging Nettle Extract (Urtica dioica) (aerial parts) (1% silica)||125 mg||**|
|Slippery Elm (Ulmus fulva) (bark)||125 mg||**|
|Quercetine (as quercetin dihydrate from Dimorphandra mollis) (pod)||125 mg||**|
|Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)||125 mg||**|
|Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis linn) (root)||100 mg||**|
|L-Carnosine (from Zinc L-Carnosine)||41 mg||**|
|Milk Thistle Extract (Silybum marianum) (seeds) (80% silymarin)||25 mg||**|
|Glucoraphanin (from broccoli extract) (Brassica oleracea italica) (seed) (TrueBroc®)||9 mg||**|
|Superoxide Dismutase [from melon (Cucumis melo) (pulp) extract]||3.5 mg (49 IU)||**|
** Daily Value not established.
† Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
§TRAACS are registered trademarks of Albion Laboratories, Inc.
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Capsule (hypromellose and water), microcrystalline cellulose, ascorbyl palmitate and silica.