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GI Sustain™ is a medical food formulated to provide specialized nutritional support, including amino acids and prebiotic fiber, combined with readily digestible, low-allergenic-potential macronutrients for patients with compromised gut function and malabsorption. Featuring L-glutamine and isomalto-oligosaccharides (IMO), this formula supports intestinal mucosal integrity and promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria to address dysbiosis associated with high intestinal permeability.
• Supports microbial balance.
• Nourishes the cells of the colonic mucosa.
• Features low-allergy-potential rice protein concentrate supplemented with L-lysine HCl and L-threonine for an improved protein source.
• Formulated with rice syrup solids as a natural energy source.
• Features a readily absorbed and metabolized lipid source.
• Optimized with the prebiotic IMO to selectively nourish beneficial bacteria, including lactobacilli and bifidobacteria.
• IMO is a gentle fiber that is naturally sweet but has a low-glycemic index.
• Formulated with nutrients such as zinc gluconate and L-glutamine to nutritionally support gastrointestinal mucosa integrity.
• Features methylated vitamin B12 and calcium L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate, a bioavailable folate.
|Vitamin A (retinyl palmitate)||1500 IU||30%|
|Vitamin A (beta-carotene)||2500 IU||50|
|Vitamin C||102 mg||170%|
|Vitamin D||50 IU||15%|
|Vitamin E||50 IU||170%|
|Vitamin B6||0.7 mg||35%|
|Folate (as calcium L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate).||140 mcg||35%|
|Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)||2.1 mcg||35%|
|Pantothenic Acid||100 mg||1000%|
Ingredients: Rice protein concentrate, rice syrup solids, rice flour, isomalto-oligosaccharides, olive oil, magnesium citrate, calcium citrate, medium-chain triglycerides, natural flavors, vitamin and mineral blend (rice maltodextrin, D-calcium pantothenate, ascorbic acid, d-alpha tocopheryl acetate, zinc gluconate, beta-carotene, D-biotin, ferrous fumarate, niacinamide, retinyl palmitate, copper gluconate, pyridoxine HCl, thiamin HCl, riboflavin, chromium picolinate, cholecalciferol, methylcobalamin, and calcium L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate), dipotassium phosphate, L-glutamine, silica, dicalcium phosphate, DL-methionine, L-glycine, L-lysine HCI, L-threonine, and L-cysteine HCl. palmitate), niacinamide, copper gluconate, pyridoxine HCl, thiamin HCl, chromium polynicotinate, riboflavin, folic acid, biotin, cyanocobalamin, and cholecalciferol.
Directions: Blend, shake, or briskly stir about 2 level scoops (60 grams) of GI Sustain into 8 ounces of chilled water or juice twice daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. For highly sensitive individuals, consider reducing consumption to 1/2 to 1 scoop with 4 to 5 ounces of chilled water or juice twice daily during the first 3 to 4 days before starting a full daily dose.
This product is non-GMO and gluten free.
Warning: Excess vitamin A intake may be toxic and may increase the risk of birth defects. Pregnant women and women who may become pregnant should not exceed 10,000 IU of preformed vitamin A (retinyl palmitate) per day.
Storage: Keep tightly closed in a cool, dry place. Tamper Evident: Do not use if safety seal is missing or broken.
Notice: This product is to be used under the direct supervision of a physician or other licensed healthcare practitioner. Do not engage in any diet supplying less than 800 calories per day without medical supervision.
Contents sold by weight, not volume. Some settling may occur during shipping and handling. Serving size is measured by weight with a scoop included for your convenience. The amount of product contained in two scoops may be above or below 60 grams due to variations in handling and product density.
Q.How does GI Sustain™ Medical Food compare to other products or approaches?
Some approaches provide temporary symptom relief that may affect healthy digestion with long-term use. This product is formulated to nutritionally manage leaky gut syndrome by targeting the potential underlying causes with scientifically demonstrated nutrients that may be difficult to obtain through normal dietary means. This formula contains only natural ingredients for a safer approach, and has been clinically reviewed at the FMRC.
Q.How does GI Sustain™ Medical Food work?
It's enhanced with specific nutrients—including rice protein developed through a patented manufacturing process—and targeted ingredients to nutritionally manage gastrointestinal health, including support for intestinal lining and immune function (through a healthy bacterial balance). Rice protein has a lower allergenic potential than many common animal or vegetable protein sources, which (along with careful formulation and manufacturing) helps make this product suitable for dietary elimination programs. This product is formulated for use with modified elimination diet (to reduce dietary chemicals and common foods with allergenic potential) to offer a higher level of support for better results.
Q.How long is GI Sustain™ Medical Food typically recommended?
A typical introductory program is 25 days (with a modified elimination diet) to evaluate progress. Some people may report positive changes in just a few weeks, but individual results may vary. This product may also be recommended for long-term support. For best results, follow your health care professional's guidelines.
Q.Who would benefit from GI Sustain™ Medical Food?
People with leaky gut syndrome , a condition that can lead to increased permeability of the gastrointestinal (GI) lining. This creates an opportunity for environmental toxins , undigested food, microbes, and waste to "leak" through the body's protective GI immune system.
Q.Why is GI Sustain™ Medical Food safe?
Medical foods must contain ingredients that are generally regarded as safe (GRAS) or FDA approved, and Metagenics continually evaluates formula ingredients in concert with current nutritional research for optimal safety and effectiveness. Plus, Metagenics' manufacturing facility has 3 certifications for good manufacturing practices to ensure the highest quality. (This product is suitable for those who may be sensitive to lactose or soy. See online catalog for complete allergen information.)