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Through personal experience we know that nutritional supplements play a key role in any recovery plan for environmental illnesses. Important nutrients are depleted during any chronic illness but this seems to be especially true for environmental illness sufferers who have been shown to exhibit deficiencies of multiple vitamins, minerals and other nutrients including vital anti-oxidant molecules such as cysteine and glutathione. We've selected a number of products over a range of categories that we recommend based on both personal experience, recommendation by leading physicians and review of clinical studies.

 

 

 

Amino Acids | Anti-Oxidants | Anti-Microbials | Anti-DepressantsChelating Agents | Digestive Aids| Energy Enhancers | Essential Fatty Acids | Herbal Remedies | Immune Support | Leaky Gut Treatments | Multi-Vitamin/Mineral | Probiotics | Stress Reduction | Sleep Aids | pH Balancing

 

 

iHerb.com
We have chosen iHerb.com to supply quality nutritional supplements to our visitors. iHerb.com is a well established company based in Southern California, USA. Not only does this company offer quality supplements from leading brands at genuine wholesale prices, but their customer service is second to none. iHerb.com provides fast and and reliable shipping internationally using the customers choice of DHL and UPS courier service. You can buy in confidence from The Environmental Illness Resource through our partnership with iHerb.com.

 

Below are just a few of our recommended products, iHerb.com has a huge catalog of products. To browse the entire iHerb.com product catalog click here.

 

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Doctor's Best, Best Digestive Enzymes, 90 Veggie Caps

Doctor's Best, Best Digestive Enzymes, 90 Veggie Caps

 

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Best Digestive Enzymes- All Vegetarian is a uniquely formulated, full-spectrum high potency digestive enzyme blend created to complement and support the body's own digestive capacities. Each capsule provides the body with enzymes designed to optimally aid the digestion of fats, proteins and carbohydrates present in cooked and raw food. The formula supplies the added support of alpha-galactosidase and beta-glucanase to break down vegetables, beans and grains, and enzymes such as glucoamylase and invertase to assist with the digestion of sugars. In addition, this complete formula contains friendly bacteria to uniquely promote optimal intestinal health.

 

The Environmental Illness Resource:
Incomplete digestion due to digestive enzyme deficiencies can contribute to numerous gastrointestinal and systemic diseases since absorption of both macronutrients (carbohydrate, protein, fat) and micronutrients (vitamins, minerals etc) is impaired as a consequence. Poor digestion can result in obvious gastrointestinal symptoms including bloating, gas, abdominal cramps, and diarrhoea or constipation. If food is not digested properly it can contribute to the overgrowth of pathogenic bacteria in the intestines and increase microbial byproducts such as putrefactive short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) which have been implicated in increasing the risk of gastrointestinal conditions including colorectal cancer. Digestive enzyme supplements are a way of supplementing the body's own production of enzymes to improve digestion. This product from Doctor's Best includes a wide range of digestive enzymes designed to aid the digestive process from start to finish.

 

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Source Naturals, Betaine HCI, 650 mg, 180 Tablets

Source Naturals, Betaine HCI, 650 mg, 180 Tablets

 

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In the stomach, hydrochloric acid converts pepsinogen to pepsin, an enzyme that breaks down protein. Pepsin breaks down proteins into smaller, more easily absorbed substances. As people age, hydrochloric acid secretion may be reduced, which can result in decreased levels of pepsin. Without proper pepsin levels, the body has a difficult time digesting food. Betaine hydrochloride is used as a supplemental source of hydrochloric acid, which can be utilized by the stomach to produce pepsin. The combination of betaine hydrochloride and pepsin provide an excellent stomach tonic.

 

The Environmental Illness Resource:
Stomach acid (hydrochloric acid or HCl) is vital for the digestion of proteins. The acid itself first unravels the complex structure of dietary proteins. It also triggers the conversion of pepsinogen to pepsin, the active enzyme that breaks down proteins further before the job is finished by pepsidases in the small intestine (the resulting amino acids are then absorbed). Stomach acid has yet another role as a signal for the release of digestive enzymes and bile when it passes from the stomach into the duodenum. This product combines betaine HCl (a source of hydrochloric acid) with pepsin making it an important addition to a supportive supplement program for those with maldigestion.

 

 

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Jarrow Formulas, Bile Acid Factors, 333 mg, 90 Capsules

Jarrow Formulas, Bile Acid Factors, 333 mg, 90 Capsules

 

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Bile Acid Factors ™consists of a mixture of highly concentrated bile acids (also called bile salts), mostly in the conjugated form, from the U.S. and/or New Zealand bovine/ovine bile.

  • Bile acids are produced in the liver and then stored and concentrated in the gallbladder, from which they enter the small intestines via the bile duct.
  • The major bile components in Bile Acid Factors are glycocholate and taurocholate, which are crucial for fat digestion and absorption.
  • In the small intestine, bile acids emulsify fats to aid their absorption. Bile acid deficiency causes fat malabsorption and fatty stools (steatorrhea), indicated by diarrhea and floating stools. In addition, bile acid deficiency jeopardizes a person's nutritional status by reducing the absorption of fat and fat soluble nutrients.
  • Conjugated bile acids have been shown in clinical trials to be effective in improving fat absorption and nutritional status.

 

 

The Environmental Illness Resource:
Bile is an important player in the digestive process, since it is vital for complete digestion of fats and fat soluble nutrients and hence their absorption from the intestines. When we consider that fat soluble nutrients include Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids and vitamins A, D, E and K, it is clear that poor fat digestion can have wide ranging consequences. For people with signs of fat maldigestion and malabsorption, supplemental bile acids/salts may be helpful.

 

 

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Amino Acids | Anti-Oxidants | Anti-Microbials | Anti-DepressantsChelating Agents | Digestive Aids| Energy Enhancers | Essential Fatty Acids | Herbal Remedies | Immune Support | Leaky Gut Treatments | Multi-Vitamin/Mineral | Probiotics | Stress Reduction | Sleep Aids | pH Balancing

 

 


 

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