Tag - prebiotics

Organic Agave Tequiliana – The source of the prebiotic fructan found in re:immune

screen-shot-2016-10-26-at-2-03-04-pm     We’re sure you are already familiar with the main byproduct of the agave tequiliana plant, as tequila is one of the most popular components of a tasty adult beverage! But this beautiful blue tinged member of the succulent family is also the source of the prebiotic fructan we here at re:iimmune specifically chose to support our diabetic friendly, Clinical Strength Hydration™ supplement. The fructan is a soluble fiber extracted from the agave plant through a drying process. Found in a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and other plants, this starchy substance is not digested or absorbed in the stomach. It passes through the small intestine and ferments in the large intestine, helping to increase calcium absorption while promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria in the intestines. The fructan helps to improve bowel function, prevents constipation and decreases the the body’s ability to make certain types of fats. The prebiotic is extracted from organic agave grown in Jalisco, Mexico. A mature blue agave grows to about 6 to 8 feet tall in the course of 5 to 7 years. At this point the carbohydrates stored in the plant’s core (called a pina as it resembles a pineapple after the leaves are trimmed away) are at their peak. Farmers use a simple razor sharp blade to harvest the agave and process it into the sweetener through thermal hydrolysis, heating it at various temperatures. When re:iimmune was created, each ingredient was carefully considered and scrutinized for its overall benefit. We absolutely wanted to avoid sugar, sucralose and dextrose. We understand the negative impact these can have on anyone’s system but especially those who are recovering from illness, having digestive problems or are struggling with diabetes. The agave fructan is a type of fructose also found in foods such as dates, molasses, raisins, apples and honey. It has a zero glycemic index making it diabetic friendly and because of this and the prebiotic benefits mentioned above, it became part of our hydration formula created to help people get better, better!
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What’s New About the Flu…

The truth is, the flu is old news. Every year we are blasted with warnings of the approaching flu season, ads on TV of sniffly moms and dads, construction workers miserably trudging around in the cold, children with thermometers poking out of their mouths and disheveled business men trying to make it through their work day- directing us to the latest and greatest symptom reliever. The ugly truth is that the flu isn’t just another seasonal inconvenience, but a serious problem—in fact, thousands of people die each year from flu related symptoms which pose the greatest threats to children and elderly adults.

Dog with a bag of cold water on his head

When the flu hits you, or your family, what is your plan of action? Most likely you run to the medicine cabinet for a variety of decongestants, cough remedies, hot teas and vitamin C. While immediate relief from your symptoms aids in allowing you to rest more comfortably (which is vital to recovery) we also have to focus in on the foundation of our health: the immune system. There are many commonly referenced immune boosters that we’ve all become familiar with, but did you know that 75% of your immune system resides in the digestive system? Without giving your digestive system the proper fuel it needs to restore itself, your body won’t have the strength it requires to ward off infection properly.

Our bodies are made up of nearly 90% bacteria, both good and bad. When your health is under attack it's best to fight back by strengthening your good bacteria with pre and probiotics, essential nutrients and Clinical Strength Hydration™. Without proper hydration levels, your cells won't have the strength they need to do their jobs efficiently and ward off illness. The same goes for your digestive system, without the power to ward off the bad bacteria residing in your gut, your immune system is left in a vulnerable position.

Our suggestion? Hold on to your favorite relief product, settle in with some "feel good" movies, steep a pot of hot tea, and mix yourself up a glass of re:iimmune®! With it's multi-stain blend of pre and probiotics, Clinical Strength Hydration™, a powerful punch of L-glutamine that works to rebuild your intestinal tissue, and ginger root that soothes and repairs your digestive flow, your immune system will thank you. re:iimmune® was specifically formulated to help you get better, better™! 

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