Multivitamin/mineral complex for individuals avoiding gluten
Nutrition surveys indicate that gluten-free diets are often low in fiber and micronutrients, particularly B vitamins and certain minerals. GlutenAssure Multivitamin is specially formulated with higher levels of key B vitamins, as well as magnesium, calcium, zinc and selenium. Enhanced levels of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, K1 and K2 help support optimal serum levels of these nutrients, which can be difficult to absorb. 5-LOXIN® boswellia extract is concentrated to provide 10 times as much AKBA as typical boswellia extracts. Research suggests that AKBA promotes cytokine balance to support joint and gastrointestinal health, in part by maintaining healthy immune activity in connective tissue and in the epithelial lining of the digestive tract. This multivitamin also includes the scientifically researched prolyl-endopeptidase enzyme targeting gluten breakdown. Research suggests that individuals following a gluten-free diet are exposed to an average of 150 to 400 mg of gluten daily. This unique formulation is designed to be taken with meals and target this inadvertent gluten exposure. In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, individuals consuming prolyl-endopeptidase enzyme and gluten showed lower a-gliadin (a main component of gluten) concentration in the stomach and duodenum. The enzyme specifically degrades the immunogenic parts of the gluten protein. Research reveals that gluten-sensitive T-cells no longer react after gluten has been degraded with the enzyme.