All natural and soil derived, ION* Gut + Microbiome goes beyond probiotics to defend you from environmental toxins and diversify your gut microbiome naturally. ION* bottles have a convenient flip-top with drop dispenser.
ION* Gut + Microbiome is an all-natural, mineral supplement derived from 60-million-year-old that goes beyond the scope of probiotics to support gut strength, mental clarity and immune function.
Terrahydrite™ [Aqueous Humic Substances] by volume 4% fulvic with equivalent conjugated humates and 35mcg silica.
- Humic extract (from Ancient Soil)
- Purified water
Adults and Children 3 and Over:
For general gut-brain health, we recommend 1 teaspoon of ION* Gut Support 3x/day. Optimal gut support is achieved when taken 30 minutes prior to meals because of ION* Gut + Microbiome's protective effects against gluten and glyphosate, but you can take it immediately before, with, or after a meal, (or on an empty stomach) and still receive benefit.
Children under three:
We recommend ¼ teaspoon, 3x/day for children under 3 years of age. If you would like to introduce your little ones more slowly, we recommend 1/8 teaspoon a day, slowly building to standard usage.
Sensitive Adult Usage:
Results can vary with initial ION* Gut + Microbiome usage, with many customers reporting rapid and profound early results. These results are not the direct effects of the supplement itself, but instead reflect the innate healing process that occurs in a body as the firewall system is optimally up and running. There is a subset of individuals, however, that can experience symptoms of tiredness, headache, bloating/increased gas, or bowel changes. If you feel you may be sensitive to the changes that can occur as your innate defenses and capacity for water/nutrient absorption are restored, we suggest a slower approach. Start with 1/8 teaspoon of ION* Gut + Microbiome daily, increasing usage slowly, as tolerated, to get to recommended label usage.
Do any of the ION* products need to be refrigerated?
No, all of the products in the ION* suite are shelf stable and do not require refrigeration.
Is sediment and variation in colour normal?
Yes, every product in the ION* suite is all natural and soil derived; the colour, taste, and amount of sediment in each bottle can vary. It is neither abnormal nor harmful.
Is ION* Gut + Microbiome similar to probiotics or enzymes?
ION* Gut + Microbiome is not a prebiotic, a probiotic, or a direct source of enzymes. It contains zero bacteria. We need a much more diverse microbiome than one can achieve by replicating the same strands of bacteria over and over (this monoculture can happen when we take probiotics).
ION* Gut + Microbiome is unique in that it naturally enhances the diversity of your individual microbiome. It works as a communication network that gives our bodies the tools to create their own bacterial ecosystem again - that ecosystem that has been wiped out by environmental toxins such as antibiotics and pesticides. Without the communication network, there will always be overgrowth of certain species and underrepresentation of others.
Note: Please consult your healthcare provider concerning the addition or removal of probiotics and digestive enzymes in your personal regimen; as each person is unique, we cannot make individual recommendations.
Are there any contraindications with ION* Gut + Microbiome?
There are no known contraindications with ION* Gut + Microbiome. However, for maximum efficacy of all products, we do suggest separating by 30 minutes if you are taking ASEA, a thyroid medication, iodine, or a binder supplement.
Iodine is a highly-charged element that can bind to negatively-charged elements in ION* Gut + Microbiome. Also, certain "binder" supplements (clay, charcoal, and zeolites) recommend taking separately from any nutrition, food, or supplements.
ION* Gut + Microbiome supports healthy gut membranes. This support can return expected drug absorption to normal levels and may improve bioavailability of your supplements and food nutrients. If you are on a medication that requires blood level testing to adjust the dose (such as blood thinners or seizure medications) you should discuss ION* Gut + Microbiome with your doctor, who may want to get testing done within a week of starting ION* Gut + Microbiome, as you would do with a diet change or adding other mineral supplements.
None of the minerals or amino acids in ION* Gut + Microbiome are present in levels that would be considered adequate to allow ION* Gut + Microbiome to replace other standard mineral therapies, such as Lithium orotate or your regular multi-mineral supplement, in your health management.
What are tight junctions?
Tight junctions are the seals between cells which help to create a defensive barrier in the epithelial layer of your gut lining. They function to keep toxins and foreign particles out of the bloodstream while also allowing nutrients to enter. Tight junction integrity is at the foundation of health.
Tight junctions are protected by the carbon and mineral metabolites of bacterial digestion. When the intestinal bacteria are balanced and thriving, this matrix of metabolites produces a strong enzyme defense system that protects the tight junctions from the toxin zonulin.
Over the last sixty years, there has been a steady loss of biodiversity in our bowel bacterial ecosystem. Factory farming, processed foods, and widespread antibiotic use have all played major roles in this decline. However, the most potent of triggers for zonulin impact at the gut barrier is glyphosate, the most commonly used herbicide. Gluten is the most potent of naturally occurring triggers for zonulin production in our modern diet.
ION* Gut + Microbiome functions as the answer to glyphosate and gluten impact at the gut lining by promoting increases in production of the enzymes that break down zonulin and thereby strengthen tight junctions.
What is the gut-brain connection?
Recent science has called the gut our "second brain," or "Enteric Nervous System" (ENS). It consists of two thin layers of more than 100 million nerve cells that line our gastrointestinal tract, from our sinuses all the way to our rectum, and serves as a vast communication network. We now know that the majority of neurotransmitters, or "chemical messengers," such as serotonin and dopamine, are made in our gut lining, with very little being made in the brain comparatively. However, the production of these chemical messengers is dependent on the right bacteria, fungi, and even parasites and viruses (collectively known as the microbiome), being present in our gut.
Is ION* vegan?
Yes! All products in the ION* suite are vegan, naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, latex-free, sulfite-free, preservative-free, non-GMO, and certified glyphosate residue free. They are all produced in a facility free of allergens, including peanuts and tree nuts.
What is ION* Gut + Microbiome?
ION* Gut + Microbiome is a liquid, gut-brain health supplement that goes beyond probiotics, helping to support tight junction integrity and diversify your microbiome the natural way. It is soil derived and U.S. sourced. Its active ingredient, humic extract (from ancient soil), is naturally rich in a variety of trace minerals and amino acids. ION* Gut + Microbiome isn't bacteria; it's a family of molecules made by bacteria.
What does ION* Gut + Microbiome do?
ION* Gut + Microbiome strengthens tight junction integrity at the gut lining, which protects the immune and neurologic systems and regulates the delivery of water and nutrients to the body.
As demonstrated in our peer reviewed articles, toxins like glyphosate and gluten can degrade tight junctions in the epithelial layer of the gut lining. ION* Gut + Microbiome has been shown to promote the strengthening of this gut barrier, which supplies the first line of defense against everyday exposures to environmental and foodborne toxins. This in turn helps with inflammatory response, enhancing mental clarity, promoting immune function, supporting digestion, and alleviating gluten sensitivity.
How does ION* Gut + Microbiome work?
Think of ION* as an extremely intelligent transporter that works at a cellular level. ION* isn't adding anything, it's facilitating partnership.
The fulvate molecules in ION* are bacterial metabolites that chelate (bind) with minerals, amino acids, etc. to help transport them into cells where they are needed. Further, fulvate can remove what is not needed and even harmful in the cell and transport it out.
Fulvate can even partner with metal ions. By promoting metal bridges between molecules, it encourages electron transfer both within and across molecules which helps facilitate the communication aspect of ION*, what we refer to as "redox signaling". Encouraging cellular communication is truly profound, ultimately promoting innate cellular health. After all, a cell that can reach out and "ask" for what it needs will have an easier time getting it than a cell in isolation.
ION* can also do things like donate electrons to free radicals (acting as an antioxidant), downregulate zonulin (the protein that weakens tight junctions), and diversify your gut microbiome by supporting the structure of your gut lining (where your microbiome lives).
But the truly extraordinary thing about the "how" of ION*? It functions in all of these amazing ways inherently. ION* naturally works to give each cell what is needed and remove what is not. We have not synthesized any chemical compounds to seek out and identify what each of your cells need. In truth, we couldn't replicate this kind of inherent wisdom if we tried. Nature is the spark behind this innovative molecule. And it is as a nod to that very wisdom that we are so named, ION* Intelligence of Nature.
What is glyphosate and why is it harmful?
Is ION* FDA compliant?
Could I be allergic to ION* Gut + Microbiome?
For how long should I take ION* Gut + Microbiome?
You should take ION* Gut + Microbiome as long as you are getting exposure to those environmental factors known to impact the tight junctions in the gut lining, including gluten, glyphosate, and antibiotics. Organic, non-GMO, and gluten-free foods are great. However, avoiding exposure to glyphosate is the bigger challenge, as it has been shown to be contaminating even our rainwater.
As with most supplements, you can expect to receive benefit as long as you are taking ION* Gut + Microbiome, and for a residual period afterwards.
Every day, month, and year that goes by offers new opportunities for more diversity, and a deeper reservoir of cellular communication. ION* Gut Support is not a one-time fix for anything; ION* Gut + Microbiome is the foundation for a lifestyle of connectivity to the nature around you.
I've been using Ion for the past year and it's good to see Rowland Earthing now stocking this product. Ion has truly changed my life, Dr Zach Bush is a real hero in this world! I think protecting our gut health and microbiome is especially important in todays environment.
Currently, 80% of the population suffers from poor gut health. But when you factor in inflammation that is caused by poor gut health, it quickly becomes clear why maintaining your gut health is so important. Due to overprescribed antibiotics, glyphosate damage, and a lost connection with our environment, our microbiome is not thriving as it should.
HOW IT WORKS
ION* Gut + Microbiome seals cells in the gut lining, helping to keep toxins out of your body and strengthening the terrain upon which your microbiome can diversify.
The most widely used herbicide is harming more than your gut health (and it's not going anywhere soon). Fortunately, there are measures you can take to not only avoid glyphosate, but also combat it.
Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the most commonly used weed killers, including Roundup. These weed killers are used broadly in agriculture and found in varying quantities throughout our environment.
The volume of usage of this herbicide has led to reports of significant levels of glyphosate in water, air, rainfall, and even human breast milk. The World Health Organization classified glyphosate as a "probable human carcinogen", and it is implicated in a wide variety of human health disorders.
ION* Gut + Microbiome promotes a healthy "firewall" in the gut and blood-brain barrier, to support a beneficial shift in the gut ecosystem as well as normal immune function. ION* Gut + Microbiome improves gut resilience to glyphosate within 16 minutes.
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Disclaimer: These testimonials are based on the experiences of a few people and you are not likely to have similar results
Protective Effects of Terrahydrite on Gluten-Mediated Tight Junction Injury
Protective Effects of Terrahydrite on Glyphosate-Mediated Tight Junction Injury
Blood Brain Barrier Response to Terrahydrite and Intestinal Gluten Injury
Clinical Trial- Lysine Production
Clinical Trial- Markers of Intestinal Permeability
Renal Proximal Tubule Centric View of Health and Homeostasis in Mammals
The Human Gut – A Foundation for Brain Development and Overall Health