Douglas Laboratories Intestamine
Intestamine® capsules, supplied by Douglas Laboratories®, is a unique and convenient dietary supplement formula for gastrointestinal support.* Intestamine provides significant amounts of L-glutamine, an amino acid that is important in maintaining normal structure and function of the gastrointestinal tract; NutraFlora®FOS, which selectively provides nourishment for beneficial intestinal bacteria; acacia fiber, which is fermented into short chain fatty acids for the lower intestine; and N-Acetyl-D-Glucosamine, which is used as a structural component of intestinal mucous secretions.
The amino acid glutamine plays a key role in the metabolism, structure, and function of the entire gastro-intestinal (GI) tract, and its extensive immune system.* Glutamine is perhaps the major energy source for intestinal cells, and under conditions of physiological stress the GI tract benefits greatly from extra dietary glutamine.* Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid found in blood, and is a vehicle for nitrogen transport.* Glutamine-consuming tissues, such as the GI tract, the liver, and the immune system, use glutamine for the synthesis of nucleotides, proteins, and amino sugars.* Glutamine carries potentially toxic ammonia to the kidneys for excretion, and participates in maintaining normal acid-base balance.*
- Potentially boosts immune system*
- Potential nutritional support for the gastrointestinal tract*
- May aid in nitrogen transport*
- May help maintain normal intestinal permeability, mucosal cell regeneration, and structure*
- Could provide an acid environment that favors the growth of the acid-loving beneficial Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria.*
Intestamine capsules may be a useful dietary supplement for those who wish to provide dietary support for a healthy GI tract. Intestamine can be taken regularly, and can be combined with probiotic dietary supplements, such as Douglas Laboratories’ Bio-dophilus™ or similar products delivering beneficial living bacteria.*
Intestamine capsules can be taken on a regular basis to maintain proper GI function. Individuals with GI and catabolic diseases should consult a health care professional for appropriate use of Intestamine capsules for their nutritional support. For best results, take with cold or room-temperature foods or liquids.*
Do not take with foods or liquids that are hot or highly acidic.*
If you have an allergy to shellfish (including crab and shrimp), you should not use this product*
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.
These statements have not been evaluated by Health Canada or the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Serving Size: 6 Capsules
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
|NutraFlora®*FOS (Fructooligosaccharides)||187 mg|
|Acacia Fiber (soluble dietary fiber)||375 mg|
NutraFlora is a registered trademark of Golden Technologies Company, Inc.
Note: Serving Sizes are rounded to the nearest whole serving
Other Ingredients: Xylitol, cellulose, hydroxypropylcellulose, natural orange and vanilla flavors, citric acid, mannitol, vegetable stearate, stearic acid, natural palm wax(Copernicia prunifera), and silica.