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300 g
  • Promotes a healthy gastrointestinal system and helps maintain healthy digestive function
  • Nourishes the intestinal mucosa to maintain healthy permeability
  • Practitioner product


    Intestamine® features a carefully selected blend of botanicals and nutrients, providing optimal nourishment to support the structural integrity and functions of the digestive tract.
    A comprehensive, vegan-friendly, shellfish-free blend helps soothe, heal and seal an inflamed and irritated gastrointestinal mucosa. Intestamine contains Glutamine, important for the repair of gastrointestinal cells. Mastic gum is used in traditional Greek medicine for symptomatic relief of dyspepsia. Turmeric and aloe have anti-inflammatory activity. Slippery elm is used in traditional western herbal medicine for its soothing, demulcent effect on the gastrointestinal tract. Pectin encourages the growth of healthy bifidobacteria and citrus bioflavonoids provide additional nutritional support.


    One to two servings daily. Blend, shake or stir 1 heaped teaspoon (5 grams) into 100-200 mls of water, juice or smoothie.



    No studies have been performed on Intestamine in pregnancy and lactation. Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet.


    Active Ingredients:

    Each Serving (5 g)* Contains
    • Energy 69 kJ (17 Cal)
    • Fat - total: < 1 g
    • Carbohydrates - total: 2.2 g
    • Fibre 0.4 g
    • Protein 1.6
    • Sodium < 5 mg
    • Glutamine 2 g
    • Pistacia lentiscus (mastic tree) gum oleoresin 11 g
    • Curcuma longa (turmeric) rhizome 1.5 g
      • Equivalent curcuminoids 30 mg
    • Aloe vera (aloe) 500 mg
      • Equivalent to leaf inner juice 500 mg
    • Ulmus rubra (slippery elm) stem bark inner 500 mg
    • N-acetyle-d-glucosamine (from sea crustaceans) 500 mg
    • Quercetain 200 mg
    • Pectin (apple) 100 mg



    Mastic Gum
    Research has shown mastic gum to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and healing effects in the gastrointestinal tract. [4,5] Mastic gum also has considerable antibacterial properties in the stomach.[6-8] Recent human studies suggest that mastic gum may decrease the disease activity index and plasma levels of TNF-a, IL-6 and CRP in patients with gastrointestinal inflammation.[9,10,11]

    Glutamine is the preferred respiratory fuel source for small intestine enterocytes.[12] Maintaining the bioenergetics of these cells is fundamental in maintaining the integrity of the intestine. Supplemental use of glutamine increases intestinal villous height, stimulates gut mucosal cellular proliferation, and maintains mucosal integrity.[13] Glutamine may also increase secretory IgA (sIgA) secretion, which strengthens the intestinal barrier and decreases bacterial adhesion and translocation. Moreover, glutamine is a precursor for glucosamine synthesis, which in turn is essential for synthesis of mucin, a significant component of the protective mucus layer in the gut.[12] As a vital component of glutathione, glutamine may also assist in reducing oxidation during metabolic stress.[2]

    Turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant herb which also has choleretic and carminative effects. Experimental studies have shown that oral doses of turmeric may increase the production of gastric wall mucus and enhance its cytoprotective quality.[14] Clinical research shows that turmeric can relieve symptoms of dyspepsia.[15] Turmeric may also improve medically diagnosed IBS symptomology.[16]

    Slippery Elm Bark
    Slippery elm has long been used in traditional western medicine for its demulcent effect on the gastrointestinal tract. The inner bark of slippery elm chiefly contains mucilage. It is widely accepted that mucilage acts as a barrier against the damaging effects of stomach acid and may also exert mild local anti-inflammatory activity. Based on traditional western medicine usage, slippery elm can relieve symptoms associated with gastritis, acid dyspepsia and gastrointestinal inflammation.[1]

    Pectin is classified as a soluble fibre and is metabolised by colonic bacteria to short-chain fatty acids - the principal metabolic fuel in the colon.[12] In the large intestines, it displays bulk-forming properties,[2] while further up in the digestive tract, pectin, like alginic acid (Gaviscon), floats on top of stomach contents and may serve as a barrier between the stomach contents and the oesophagus.[17]

    Aloe has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and may help to relieve gastrointestinal inflammation. The inner leaf gel of the aloe vera plant is a mucilaginous material widely used for its healing qualities.

    Citrus Bioflavonoids
    Bioflavonoids provide additional nutritional support.


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    [3] Glutamine. Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, 2011 Dec 21. Viewed 22 Dec 2011
    [4] Gallis C, di Stefano M, Moutsatsou P, et al. Forest products with health-promoting and medicinal properties. In: Nilsson K, Sangster M, Gallis C, et al (Eds.), Forest, trees and human health (pp.41-76). New York: Springer, 2011.
    [5] Triantafyllou A, Bikineyeva A, Dikalova A, et al. Anti-inflammatory activity of Chios mastic gum is associated with inhibition of TNF-alpha induced oxidative stress. Nutr J 2011;10:64.
    [6] Choli-Papadopoulou T, Kottakis F, Papadopoulos G, et al. Helicobacter pylori neutrophil activating protein as target for new drugs against H. pylori inflammation. World J Gastroenterol 2011;17(21):2585-91
    [7] Dabos KJ, Sfika E, Vlatta LJ, et al. The effect of mastic gum on Helicobacter pylori: a randomized pilot study. Phytomedicine 2010;17(3-4):296-9.
    [8] Huwez FU, Thirlwell D, Cockayne A, et al. Mastic gum kills Helicobacter pylori. N Engl J Med 1998;24;339(26):1946.
    [9]Kaliora AC, Stathopoulou MG, Triantafillidis JK, et al. Alterations in the function of circulating mononuclear cells derived from patients with Crohn's disease treated with mastic. World J Gastroenterol 2007;13(45):6031-6.
    [10] Kaliora AC, Stathopoulou MG, Triantafillidis JK, et al. Chios mastic treatment of patients with active Crohn’s disease. World J Gastroenterol 2007;13(5):748-53.
    [11] Al-Said MS, Ageel AM, Parmar NS, et al. Evaluation of mastic, a crude drug obtained from Pistacia lentiscus for gastric and duodenal anti-ulcer activity. J Ethnopharmacol 1986;15(3):271-8.
    [12] Miller AL. The pathogenesis, clinical implications and treatment of intestinal hyperpermeability. Altern Med Rev 1997;2(5):330-45.
    [13] Miller AL. Therapeutic considerations of L-glutamine: a review of the literature. Altern Med Rev 1999;4(4):239-48
    [14] Bone K. A clinical guide to blending liquid herbs. St Louis: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2003.
    [15] Turmeric. Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, 2011 Dec 21. Viewed 22 Dec 2011
    [16] Bundy R, Walker AF, Middleton RW, et al. Turmeric extract may improve irritable bowel syndrome symptomology in otherwise healthy adults: a pilot study. J Altern Complement Med 2004;10(6):1015-8.
    [17] Pectin. Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, 2011 Dec 21. Viewed 22 Dec 2011

    Customer questions / expert answers

    Q. Hi Keri
    my daughter is taking the mitolift and she is feeling better shes only taking 1 aday said thats what the bottle said thought it was 3 a day anyways thank you again
    also my partner has psoratic arthritis can u recommend something to help with this auto immune disease thanking you again for taking the time and advice cheers Lyndy

     Your daughter can continue on Mitolift at the maintenance dose of 1 per day.  If her energy drops, or stress increases she can increase the dose accordingly up to 1 with each meal.  For your partner I recommend Tumeric in a therapeutic dose in a digestive - Intestamine - 1 teaspoon in water twice daily.  Psoratic arthritis is highly inflammatory - this formula decreases systemic inflammation via the digestive system.

    Regards - Keri Hogarth - Hygiology Naturopath

    Q. GI specialist recommended I get slippery elm. I'm FODMAPS (lactose intolerant). Can you recommend a product you stock?

    My favourite slippery elm formula is Bioceuticals Intestamine which repairs and nourishes the mucous membranes of the digestive tract.  We also have Slippery Elm in a capsule, but I would recommend the intestamine in powder form.

    Regards - Keri Hogarth - Hygiology Naturopath

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