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by Collin Stark December 01, 2021 4 min read

Your digestive tract is important. It helps you break down your food into the basic nutrients and help you maximize your health.

But how do you protect it?

In addition to giving your body quality foods, taking a digestion supplement can help you feel a lot better and improve your gut wellness in a way that you wouldn't be able to achieve otherwise.

In this article, we’ll outline some of the best ingredients to look for in your next digestive supplement.

What Ingredients Make The Best Digestion Supplements?

So, what are some of the best ingredients to look for in a quality digestion supplement? Look no further than this list.

L-Glutamine

L-Glutamine helps to maintain the integrity of your digestive tract. In some circles, L-Glutamine is considered to be one of the most important amino acids your body can stock up on, because it’s vitally important for healing and maintaining every organ in the body.

Basically, L-Glutamine is an important foundation to any digestion supplement.

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Licorice Root

Licorice root contains anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties. That’s all thanks to the glycyrrhizic acid that’s in licorice root. People have used licorice root for a wide variety of ailments such as food poisoning, stomach ulcers, and heartburn...

But the most important ailment people use licorice root for is stomach lining repair.

People who've been using licorice root to maintain digestive balance often say that if you’re wanting to go the natural route, you shouldn’t even consider a digestion supplement without licorice root in it.

Quercetin Anhydrous

Quercetin Anhydrous has been used to help reduce inflammation, and control blood sugar levels.

It's an antioxidant chemical compound that also has anti-inflammatory properties.

If this is something you struggle with ... looking into a Quercetin Anhydrous supplement could be beneficial for you.

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Slippery Elm Bark

Slippery Elm Bark sounds kind of weird, right? Well actually, it’s used to treat a ton of different conditions. In fact, people use slippery elm bark to treat everything from coughs, to sore throat, diarrhea, constipation, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome, bladder and urinary tract infections, syphilis, herpes, and even fighting off tapeworms.

Of course, your next digestion supplement doesn’t necessarily have to help you with tapeworms, but you may have noticed that about half of those conditions are digestive-tract-related.

So make sure you have some slippery elm bark mixed into your next digestive supplement.

Dimethylglycine HCL

Dimethylglycine HCL is known as an “anti-stress” nutrient. Basically, it’s an all-natural chemical that helps your body react to various physical stressors and maintain balance.

So, if your body is dealing with some bad food or a stomach bug, Dimethylglycine HCL could be a great option to help make things feel a little better until the problems pass.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera has chemical compounds in it called proteolytic enzymes.  These enzymes contain healing properties that are most commonly used to help heal burned skin, but aloe vera can do a lot more than that.

Aloe Vera is used to not only treat burns, but also promote oral health, improve digestive health, clear acne, and even help with certain problems like anal fissures.

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Marshmallow Root

Marshmallow Root is used to help treat swelling and pain caused by the mucous membranes of both the respiratory and digestive tracts.

People use marshmallow root to help improve urinary tract infections, stomach problems, ulcers, constipation, as well as a ton of other health problems.

Get them all in 1 product!

Each of these ingredients plays an important role in good, natural digestive health.

That’s also why each of these ingredients can be found in1st Phorm’s GI Advantage.

We know that in order to feel your best, you need to put the best food and supplements in your body.

That’s exactly what we did with GI Advantage ... just like we always do with any of our products.

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Other Supplement Alternatives

Of course, there are some other supplements that can help you improve overall gut wellness that aren’t, strictly speaking, digestion supplements.

Here are a few other options to consider:

Alternative 1 - Opti-Greens 50

1st Phorm’s Opti-Greens 50 is adelicious greens powder that you mix into some cold water, or throw into a smoothie.

It’s packed with fruits and vegetables which can not only help support your immune system, but can also help aid digestion as well.

Each single serving can give you essentially all of the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich fruits and veggies you need to be at your best.

Alternative 2 - Opti-Reds 50

Opti-Reds 50 is like Opti-Greens 50, except it gets all of its nutritious antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals from adifferent set of fruits and vegetables.

This is another great option for those looking to get a huge variety of healthy phytonutrients and chemical compounds that can help them look & feel their best!

Alternative 3 - Digestive Enzymes

Digestive Enzymes help you betterbreak down the food that you eat, so that your body can utilize the nutrients from that food.  Giving the body the ability to use those nutrients can help you look & feel your best!

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Protect Your Gut With 1st Phorm

You can’t outwork a bad diet.  In order to have the healthiest digestive tract possible, you need to give your body nutritious foods on a consistent basis.

If you’re looking to maximize your health, then you can start by maximizing the quality of your digestive tract with a digestion supplement.

1st Phorm is here to help you do exactly that!

If you have any questions about digestion supplements, or anything, we are here to help.  Give us a call at 1-800-409-9732 or email us and one of our NASM Certified Personal Trainers and Fitness Nutrition Specialists will help you get the answers you need!

Collin Stark
Collin Stark

NASM Certified Personal Trainer NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist NASM Certified Nutrition Coach