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RESTORE’s Gut Health Benefits
RESTORE is a new generation, earth-derived supplement. It is not a probiotic. It is not a prebiotic. Rather, it is a carbon rich, alkaline liquid, with lignite derived trace organics and essential trace amino acids, that promotes an optimal environment in the gut. With 70% of the immune system located in the gut, this optimal gut environment leads to great gut health.
The hallmark of RESTORE is that it is based in science. Our research has shown RESTORE to be non-toxic and to support the tight junction cells of the gut lining.
For example, we performed the “gold standard” toxicology study on RESTORE gut supplement and showed that it is non-toxic on kidney cells even at high doses.
Additionally, RESTORE has been shown both in the laboratory and clinically to help support the functioning of the gut barrier and improve gut health. In experiments, toxins like herbicides and gluten have been shown to degrade the gut barrier. RESTORE has been shown to promote the strengthening of the tight junction gut barrier in small and large gut membrane cells for gut health.
One of the main elements in RESTORE is the lignite extract. Lignite comes from decomposed prehistoric matter. As plants decompose, they first form peat, which then turns into humate, then lignite, then leonardite and finally to coal. All of these are rich in carbon. One of the differences between all of these elements is the amount of time and pressure have been applied to them.
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RESTORE Function / Usage Guidelines
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. 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 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.
For the Hypersensitive Individuals:
The more compromised or damaged the gut health of the individual, the more rapid and profound are the early results of the supplement. These clinical results are not the direct effects of the supplement, but instead reflect the innate healing process that occurs in a body as the firewall system is back up and running. For many, this is an improvement in mental clarity and sensory processing in as little as hours or days of first use. There is a subset of individuals, often with the most abnormal gut function/immune systems, and highest levels of inflammation, that can experience symptoms of tiredness, headache, bloating/increased gas, or gut membrane changes including greenish loose stool.
In these cases there are often a few common factors present. First, there is typically a history of mold exposure or bacterial overgrowth present. These can cause a change at the human cell DNA level at the site at which glutathione (the body’s most abundant antioxidant) is produced. As such, the individual cannot mount a normal antioxidant response that balances a healthy recovery of the immune system. In these situations, it is helpful to take a very slow and very gentle approach to tight junction and immune and brain health. 3-5 drops of RESTORE in food or drink daily or twice daily is a good starting point in these hypersensitive individuals. During this slow recovery they are able to recover an adequate reservoir of glutathione (antioxidant). This low dose can be very effective in supporting initial health recovery in the most abnormal gut environs. After a few weeks the dose can be increased slowly as tolerated. The goal is to get to 1 teaspoon three times a day before or with meals for those over age 2, 1/4 teaspoon three times a day typical usage for less than two years old. Many autistic and healthier family members simply start at these standard usage guides.
Probiotics and Enzymes:
We do not recommend long-term use of probiotics or digestive enzymes when using RESTORE. We prefer that the communication network of RESTORE be allowed to balance the normal bacterial biome and enzymatic digestive process. Oral introduction of high dose enzymes by mouth changes the rate and location of digestive breakdown in the gut. Similarly, long-term use of probiotics creates an oversimplified monoculture in the bacterial biome. Use of either probiotics or digestive enzymes for a couple weeks after antibiotic exposure or a viral illness is reasonable. Fermented foods are fine to consume when using RESTORE. Variety is important. In addition, I avoid dairy-based ferments – ie yogurt, kefir, cheese – in leaky gut individuals, instead selecting coconut milk or other non-dairy yogurts, etc.
Handling and Interactions:
RESTORE does not need to be refrigerated, even after opening, although it can be refrigerated for long-term storage or for taste preference. Shelf life is two years. RESTORE is quite stable – we recommend taking it alone or adding it to non-chlorinated water in most cases; fresh juices or whole foods can also be used to mix it with a dietary element, though in general for best efficacy we like it before food intake. It should be taken separately from iodine and ASEA. Please note – RESTORE supports healthy gut membranes. This returns expected drug absorption to normal levels, and improves 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 RESTORE with your doctor, who may want to get testing done within a week of taking RESTORE, as you would do with a diet change or adding other mineral supplements.
Founder and CEO of Biomic Sciences Dr. Zach Bush has been using RESTORE successfully for a couple of years with patients in his Virginia clinic with numerous health situations. He says:
“We use RESTORE as a foundation of health for a broad spectrum of patients who suffer chronic inflammatory and autoimmune conditions. RESTORE does not treat any disease. Instead, it promotes strong membrane integrity through its direct and indirect effects on the tight junctions of the gut membrane wall and vascular systems of the body, and restoration of the gut membrane 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.”
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Is RESTORE similar to fulvic and humic acids?
The active ingredient in RESTORE, lignite extract, is a very unique element within the complex components of the rare material mineral layer. This active ingredient is a large family of carbon molecules with oxygen-binding sites. These are produced by bacteria when they digest nutrients. The more diverse the bacterial population is, the more diversity you have in these carbon redox molecules. We extract this primary ingredient from ancient, fossilized soil that once thrived with a biodiversity that we no longer see in the diminishing ecosystems of our planet. Our raw ingredients are inert without any biologic function when they arrive in our labs. We then go through a series of biochemical procedures to balance the oxygen redox potential via the addition of trace minerals. The soil extracts are pH-controlled at a high alkaline pH at every stage of production. The result is a dietary supplement with unique biologic function and safety not seen in any other supplement, including other soil extracts that have been marketed under a variety of poorly-defined heterogeneous categories including humic acids, fulvic acids, shilajit, etc. We have tested the most popular fulvic and humic products on the market. They produce none of the biologic actions of RESTORE and consistently produce kidney toxicity inducing apoptosis (cell death) in kidney tubule cells. We are excited to introduce you to the first and only supplement on the market that delivers the health benefits and safety of RESTORE.
Tight junction injury at the gut wall is the foundation of chronic inflammatory disorders
The tight junction injury at the gut wall is the foundation of chronic inflammatory disorders that affect the gut, blood vessels, and organs including the brain. Autism is among the most profound clinical examples of this root-cause injury, and the systemic consequences. 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.
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 to toxin damage. 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, including RoundUp, for which RoundUp-ready crops were created to allow widespread use of the chemical in the production of human and animal feed. Gluten is the most potent of naturally-occurring triggers for zonulin production in our modern diet. The loss of bacteria and the presence of glyphosate in our diet have resulted in widespread gluten sensitivity.
As zonulin is produced at the gut it damages tight junctions, resulting in chronic systemic inflammation and immune dysregulation, then circulates systemically and damages 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 antidote to glyphosate and gluten toxicity at the tight junction. RESTORE rapidly increases production of the enzymes that break down zonulin to prevent systemic tight junction injury.
RESTORE has numerous trace minerals and amino acids in it
We are well aware of the vulnerability to some of these elements that individuals with leaky gut and autism have. The concentrations of these trace minerals in RESTORE, including glutamic acid, nickel, and others, are far below the concentrations seen in the daily intake of a healthy plant-based diet. The presence of these naturally-occurring trace minerals and amino acids is necessary to balance the charged elements in RESTORE that enable the communication capacity of the supplement. To remove these would diminish the extreme safety of the product, and would require chemical processing of the raw ingredients. (RESTORE is wholly organic.) Glutamic acid, nickel, and many other minerals and heavy metals have been recognized to be present at toxic levels in autistic children and in other mitochondrial, neurological, and metabolic disorders. This is rarely due to overdose of these minerals, but instead due to unregulated absorption of these minerals from normal healthy diet sources. Not only are the minerals present in RESTORE well below dietary levels, the rapid promotion of normal tight junction activity and support to this innate gut firewall reduces mineral toxicity from any source in the diet.
We have demonstrated in the most extreme models of leaky gut in the cell laboratory that RESTORE has no cellular toxicity, and repairs tight junctions fast (18 hours), even in the face of 20,000 times the EPA-allowed levels of glyphosate. Not only is there no toxicity – even in the super sensitive kidney tubule safety studies, cell lifespan actually increases with each increase in concentration of RESTORE, to the point of 100% concentrations in cell culture. This safety profile has not been demonstrated with any other compounds on the market.
Does RESTORE cause detox?
The clinical spectrum of signs and symptoms that have been attributed to the word detox are vast. The term is poorly understood by doctors and patients, and it is often unclear if it is to be regarded as a good thing or something to be feared. If we consider the full term – detoxification – we can bring some clarity to the process. The need to remove toxins from the body immediately suggests that there has been a breach in the body’s natural lines of defense and the vast mechanisms for toxin removal have been overwhelmed. To reach this state of toxin overload, many things have gone wrong. The root cause injury in this situation is leaky tight junctions (the Velcro that holds the cells together to form a membrane). As gut membranes start to leak, the primary barriers to toxins are lost and toxins enter the bloodstream. Tight junction damage in blood vessels leads to toxin movement into tissue, including fat cells and the brain. As this process continues, cell coping mechanisms are overwhelmed and the body compartments actually become increasingly avid for more toxins, thus creating a vicious cycle of mounting toxicity. The result is chronic inflammation and resulting diseases including diabetes, autism, and cancer.
Many people starting RESTORE have noted almost immediate signs of toxin clearance from the body. Urine, sweat, breath, and skin in the case of mineral foot baths can all reveal toxin clearance. This is the result of the extremely rapid changes in the tight junction integrity as RESTORE gets at the root cause of body toxification and it promotes a return to functional tight junctions in the gut, blood vessels, kidney tubules, etc. To be clear, RESTORE does not detoxify anything. The body’s natural systems, once back online with intelligent membranes, produce all the natural detoxification pathways.
Why is detox sometimes bad or responsible for adverse signs and symptoms?
Knowing what you now know from above, you can see why detoxification protocols have appropriately been approached with caution. If there has been no repair of tight junctions in the body that has become toxic, the mobilization of toxins from one compartment – ie fat cells, can lead to more toxins accumulating in the brain or other leaky tissues. In contrast, if tight junction repair throughout the system is the reason for mobilization of toxin and subsequent removal (detoxification) from the body, there is no redistribution of the toxin to other tissues. The toxins are instead trafficked to appropriate clearance sites of urine, breath, and sweat. We are excited for you to experience your first normal physiologic detoxification. RESTORE health, live clean, live vibrant.
Independence from RESTORE
You can take RESTORE as long as you are getting exposure to those things known to damage the tight junctions in the gut, including gluten, glyphosate, and antibiotics. Healthy (especially organic and non-GMO) and gluten-free are great; avoiding exposure to glyphosate is the bigger challenge. However, 12-24 months may be necessary to “achieve independence” from RESTORE. Some of the patients at Dr. Bush's Virginia clinic have stopped taking it after nine months to a year, and this worked for about 20%, but approximately 80% went immediately back on it, because they experienced a recurrence of symptoms, especially brain fog.
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