People with inflammatory bowel disease suffer from a damaged glycosaminoglycan layer (mucosal lining) and their intestinal tract is often riddled with ulcers, fissures, inflamed patches and sometimes fistulas. MucosaHeal provides excellent demulcent and mucilage activity for the gastrointestinal tract and mucosal lining, thanks to the following ingredients:*
Ingredients Per 3 Capsules:
N-Acetyl Glucosamine - 600 mg
Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice Root Extract 4:1 - 300 mg
Slippery Elm Bark - 300 mg
Marshmallow Root - 300 mg
Other ingredients: Vegetable capsule (hypromellose and water)
This product is 100% natural. No artificial ingredients or preservatives. Does not contain wheat, yeast, soy, milk, lactose, or sugar. Certified gluten-free (less than 20 ppm). The N-Acetyl Glucosamine (NAG) in this product is derived from shellfish; mostly crab and prawn shells. All other ingredients aside from the N-Acetyl Glucosamine are vegetarian.
Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice (DGL) - reduces muscle spasms, promotes adrenal gland function, soothes inflammation and fights bacterial, viral and parasitic infection. DGL also increases the number of mucus-secreting cells in the intestine, which improves the quality of the mucosal lining, lengthens intestinal cell life and enhances microcirculation in the gastrointestinal tract. DGL is a very powerful anti-inflammatory that is often used to replace steroid (eg. Prednisone) therapy by naturopathic physicians. It is also an excellent remedy for heartburn.*
Slippery Elm - good for diarrhea and ulcers when taken internally. Soothes inflamed mucous membranes of the stomach, intestines and urinary tract.*
Marshmallow Root - soothes and heals mucous membranes, skin and other tissues. Aids the body in expelling excess mucus and fluid.*
N-Acetyl Glucosamine (NAG) - an amino sugar that forms the basis of complex molecular structures that are key parts of the connective tissue and mucous membranes of the body - tendons, ligaments, cartilage, bone matrix, skin, synovial (joint) fluid, and intestinal lining. To maintain healthy absorption and digestion of food, the body needs a healthy mucosal lining to lubricate and protect the digestive tract. To keep this lining healthy the body uses the natural amino acids and sugars L-Glutamine and N-Acetyl Glucosamine. It is also an immune system modulator with anti-tumor properties. NAG is also used by naturopathic physicians to replace steroid drug therapy.*
SUGGESTED USE: Use of MucosaHeal should vary according to the severity of symptoms you're experiencing. Many natural health professionals classify severe symptoms as those including intestinal bleeding and severe inflammation. Moderate symptoms are classed as those including minimal or sporadic intestinal bleeding and moderate inflammation.
MucosaHeal must always be taken on an empty stomach (1/2 hour before meals, or 2 hours after). If you can't swallow pills, you can empty the contents of the capsules into water, or a non-acidic juice like apple or pear, mix well and drink on an empty stomach.
To help with severe symptoms: Take 2 capsules on an empty stomach, 3 times a day. Then take 3 capsules on an empty stomach right before bed. Ideally, empty your bowels before taking the 3 capsules at night.
To help with moderate symptoms: Take 1 capsule 3 times per day, on an empty stomach. Then take 3 capsules on an empty stomach right before bed. Ideally, empty your bowels before taking the 3 capsules at night.
Maintenance: Once your major symptoms concerns have been resolved, or if your symptoms are mild to begin with, take 3 capsules before bed, on an empty stomach. Ideally, empty your bowels first.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
This is a product I formulated. It contains the ingredients that I feel are the best healers for the intestinal wall and mucosal lining, and highly likely to be well tolerated. If you’re having 3 or more bowel movements per day, then make sure you open the capsules and mix them in water (or diluted apple juice) and drink on an empty stomach (20 minutes before food, or 2 hours after food).
Although it must be taken on an empty stomach, MucosaHeal can be combined (taken at the same time) with certain other supplements like George's Aloe Vera Juice, NAG, L-Glutamine, etc. that also need to be taken on an empty stomach AND are being taken for the same purpose (to heal the gut lining). But, MucosaHeal cannot be taken together with Probiotics.
You also would not want to take it together with any substance that has a bowel clearing or detox effect, as you want MucosaHeal to stay in contact with your intestinal lining, not be flushed out.
Only used it twice don't know how to tell if it's working! Hopefully it is!
Very balanced product which honors the wholeness of the body while it heals.
I have had crohns for 8 years now and have purchased just about every product I could find hoping for the magic pill to get my crohns under control and nothing worked until I found Mucosaheal. The first day I took the amount it said to take for severe symptoms and within 3 hours I could tell a huge difference. The pain disappeared, bleeding stopped all in the first 3 hours. I could eat without running to the bathroom immediately. The loose stools stopped in 4 days. I am absolutely sold. I have suffered for so long and this is a huge blessing for me. If your suffering from crohns and can't get any relief, take a chance and order a bottle and give it a try. I am so thankful I did and I will be purchasing more within the next week for sure. Thanks for making not only a great product, but one that actually works.
I have moderate to severe Crohn's Disease, I've seen positive results with this product. Within the first couple of days the pain in my intestines began to recede. I've been taking it for a few months now, and while the results aren't as dramatic as they were that first week, I have noticed less pain and mucous passing. I will continue using it, and recommend it to others.
I took one capsule the first night, woke up during the night with my intestinal track making all kind of noises. (Loose bowls the next day.) The second night I dissolved in water. (one capsule) The next day I had extreme diarrhea. I e-mailed Listen to your gut with my questions and concerns and received a standard response to look at FAQ's. That and they were no help. I should have looked at their return policy, I am now stuck with a product I can't use.
RESPONSE FROM LTYG:
We're sorry that the product did not work out for you and, while we try to help as much as we can with questions, we aren't qualified to provide specific guidance or medical advice about your condition. Thanks so much for the feedback and we wish you all the best!
I've been using this product for just over a month and I'm beginning to see some very positive results. Considering I've had intestinal problems for over year, that's very encouraging. I'm not partial to licorice flavored anything, but I'm fine drinking Mucosaheal just in water. Once I'm fully healed, I'll consider using this proactively.
My colitis was almost gone until I took this product and the urgency/loose stool came back after taking MucosaHeal. I looked up the ingredients and licorice is known to have diarrhea a side effect. Once I stopped taking it, the symptoms disappeared. I am now taking only the Marshmallow root and slippery elm. They seem to be working great!
Great Product! I have moderate to severe IBS which means my system is extremely sensitive at the moment, and I have never had any negative reactions. To the contrary: it makes me feel much better. I take the powder out of the capsules and mix with water. I'm not a big fan of licorice and this tastes just fine!
Helps calm things down in my stomach and intestines. I like this mix of ingredients because I am so sensitive to many products and cannot tolerate them and this one is gentle and works well.