I am curious to know more about this and the science behind it. Has anyone heard of it before or tried anything similar?
It is something I learned about after watching videos with Zach Bush.
The website says:
"Its active ingredient, humic extract (from ancient soil), is naturally rich in a variety of trace minerals and amino acids.
Instead of feeding your microbiome with various bacterial strains, ION* Gut Support works via carbon-based redox signaling to maintain tight junction integrity in the epithelial layer of the gut lining. ION* Gut Support primarily functions as a signal, not a nutrient. It provides a framework of communication for the gut bacteria, because of the ancient soil/bacteria carbon molecules it is derived from which, when stabilized, contain the same carbon-based redox signaling molecules produced by gut bacteria. This directly affects mitochondrial redox signaling with a differential response - improving healthy cell longevity and increasing apoptosis (cell death) in unhealthy cells. ION* Gut Support helps maintain communication channels between our microbiome, the cells that line our intestines, and other parts of the body."
I was able to find some related information below:
It all sounds very interesting. Digging up ancient dirt to fight against current threats.
He has more information and videos on his website:
Further research brought up shikimate:
So it seems like plants high in shikimic acid such as star anise or pine needle tea would also help to restore mitochondria function.
I think I used this when it was called RESTORE. I don't know if I used it long enough to tell whether or not it helped but it seemed to be a good product and I thought the theory seemed sound. It's one of those building block materials so it made sense to me it could repair gut walls.