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Digestive Discomfort

There are so great options with natural supplements to help people with their health and wellness goals. Over the years I have added quite a few products to my arsenal that I think can be very beneficial for dieters!

Note: If we have not previously spoken about you starting these supplements, please contact me before starting!

1. Constipation
Things To Remember: 
  •  If you are not drinking at least 64 oz ( or 4 bottles of water) you can definitely bind yourself up! There is fiber in at ITG food items so we need to make sure you stay hydrated first and foremost!
  • If you are taking any fiber powders from before you started our program  (Psyllium Husk powder, Benefiber, FiberCon, MiraLax, Ect,), your body might not need this additional fiber now since you are getting plenty from our ITG foods so be sure to mention this to your coach

Helpful ITG Supplements:

  • For Digestive Relief - ITG Colon LAX:  This product may be helpful for Improving bowel movements/constipation Cleansing and detoxifying bowels.
It utilizes two proven ingredients, magnesium hydroxide and triphala, to improve bowel motility and tonicity.   It can be used as both a fast acting mild laxative for short periods of time as needed, or as a daily bowel detoxifier for anyone in need of a long-term tonic to help strengthen and tonify the bowels.
  • Magnesium hydroxide is a well-known ingredient in laxative and antacid formulas.  It works by osmosis which draws water from surrounding tissues to the intestines.  This local increase of water not only softens the feces, but actually increases the volume of the feces, which promotes intestinal motility. 

    Triphala is one of the most widely used botanical formulas in Ayurvedic medicine for gastrointestinal health, including promoting smooth functioning of the bowels and reliving constipation. 

 

Helpful Supplements:

  • For immediate relief: Traditional Medicinal Organic Smooth Move Tea 

     

    This is a stimulant and will give you release quickly. Be careful not to overdo this tea since it can cause stomach irritations if you take too much in a short amount of time. Use once every 2-3 days as needed!

    Can be found online on Amazon.com, Vitacost.com or Vitaminshoppe.com

     

     

    • For Immediate Relief: Magnesium (Citrate, Glycinate, Chelated, Malate or Taurate

     

     

    This is a stimulant and will give you release quickly. You can take 200 - 400MG at night before bed for morning relief. Remember, you alrady take Magnesium with the Cal/Mag from the ITG required vitamins so, if you start to experience loose stools, stop taking the magnesium.

    Can be found online on Amazon.com, Vitacost.com, Vitaminshoppe.com, GNC, CVS and Walgreens

     

    • For Natural Relief: Fiber (Acacia or Inulin)

    This is a slower working laxative that also is a pre biotic fiber! Very gentle on the stomach and can help ease some discomfort when constipated. Any of the two types of fiber work since they are gentle and ARE NOT STIMULANTS!

    Can be found on Amazon.com, Vitacost.com, Vitaminshoppe.com, GNC,CVS and Walgreens

     

     

    • For Natural Relief: MiraLAX (Unflavored, unsweetened powder)

    This is a slow working osmotic laxative. This means it uses your bodies own water to help move the bowel movement along. Do not use more than 7 days straight and drink more than the 64oz of water that is required! If you are not hydrated, this can cause digestive discomfort when taken.

    Can be found on Amazon.com, Vitacost.com, GNC,CVS and Walgreens

     

    • For Natural Relief: Psyllium Husk Fiber

    This is a slow working laxative that pulls toxins out of the body. This is a great fiber to take if you need more bulk BUT, IF YOU ARE DEHYDRATED, THIS FIBER WILL MAKE YOU CONSTIPATED!

    Can be found on Amazon.com, Vitacost.com, Vitaminshoppe.com, GNC,CVS and Walgreens

     

     

     

     

    2. Diarrhea

     Things To Remember: 

    •  This may occur when first starting out diet program since the body does go through a detoxification process when you first start. If this occurs, stop taking your calcium magnesium vitamin first ( it's the white capsule) and increase your water intake
    • If you have any cheats on the diet (high carb, sugary items or greasy foods) it can give you this reaction also. 
    • You need to stay hydrated if this starts to reoccur!  When you expel, it isn't just water you are losing!

     Helpful Supplements

    • Nuun Tablets (To rebalance your electrolytes and keep you hydrated)

    These are effervescent tablets that you can drop in water. This is a good vitamin to take if you if you do a lot of cardiovascular workouts OR need to replenish electrolyte levels. Also a good replacement for Gatorade or Powerade!

    Can be found on Amazon.com, Vitacost.com,CVS, Vitaminshoppe.com Walgreens

     

    •  Terry Naturally Probiotics (To rebalance your good and bad bacteria)

     

     This probiotic in particular is great for loose bowel movements. It will take 2-3 days before you notice a difference with your bowel movements. PLEASE DISUCSS WITH ME BEFORE STARTING! this will also help with the abosrbtion of nurtients.

    Can be found on Amazon.com, Vitacost.com,CVS, Vitaminshoppe.com Walgreens 

     

    Helpful ITG Supplements:

    ITG Digestive Enzymes - ITG Plant Enzyme formula is a combination of the most important enzymes for digestion of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates – including lactase for the digestion of the milk sugar lactose. 


    In order to assimilate vitamins and nutrients from our food and supplements we must be able to digest them properly. Studies show that foods in the typical American diet are devoid of natural enzymes and do little to help secrete our own production of enzymes.  So, foods are not digested well and nutrients from food are poorly absorbed. Poor digestive health can lead to many other disorders including asthma, osteoporosis, food allergies, depression and arthritis.

    Many health experts agree that regular consumption of enzymes and enzyme rich foods is a key to vibrant health, disease prevention, and anti-aging. Every cell in your body needs enzymes for its biochemical functions, thus a deficiency will accelerate the aging process!