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Alorex Supplement Facts
Learn more about the ingredients in Alorex.
Daily Dosage: As a dietary supplement, take two capsules in the morning and one capsule in the evening with 8 ounces of water. 45-60 days of continuous use is necessary for optimum results.
Zinc- Zinc is considered an essential mineral, meaning it is required for vital bodily functions. In some people with gluten intolerance, blood levels of zinc have been found to be low (1). The likely reason for low zinc levels is malabsorption of nutrients, including zinc, due to a compromised intestinal lining, which is responsible for transport of vitamins and minerals into the blood. Low levels of zinc may further aggravate this condition (2).
One of the main recommendations for gluten intolerant people is to follow a gluten-free diet, which is often low in B vitamins, calcium, vitamin D, iron, magnesium, fiber and zinc (3). This type of diet can deplete zinc levels even further. A clinical study of zinc supplementation for eight weeks showed improved function of intestinal enzymes that break down sugars (4). For these reasons, people who are gluten intolerant should receive zinc supplementation to address nutritional imbalances.
A recently published article suggests that administration of glutamine can maintain the physiologic intestinal barrier (5). Similarly, glutamine supplemented formulas given to children with low nutrient levels helped maintain the intestinal barrier (6). Glutamine has also demonstrated efficacy in the digestive tracts natural healing and anti-inflammatory processes (7-9).
It appears the main active constituent is a potent antispasmodic agent, reducing muscular spasms of the digestive tract that result in discomfort (13). Ninety-six percent of patients noted positive results without adverse effects. Artichoke also has fructose-containing oligosaccharides which function as prebioitcs, fuel for the good bacteria in the digestive tract, contributing to gastrointestinal health (15,16).
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6. Lima AA et al. Intestinal barrier function and weight gain in malnourished children taking glutamine supplemented enteral formula. J Pediatric Gastroenterol Nutr 2005 Jan;40(1):28-35.
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8. Israeli E et al. Prophylactic administration of topical glutamine enhances the capability of the rat colon to resist inflammatory damage. Dig Dis Sci 2004 Oct;49(10):1705-12.
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10. Aly AM, Al-Alousi L, Salem HA. Licorice: a possible anti-inflammatory. AAPS PharmSciTech 2005 Sep 20;6(1):E74-82.
11. Turpie AG, Runcie J, Thomson TJ. Clinical trial of deglycyrrhizinized liquorice in gastric ulcer. Gut 1969;10:299-302.
12. Bafna PA, Balaraman R. Anti-ulcer and anti-oxidant activity of pepticare, a herbomineral formulation. Phytomedicine 2005 Apr;12(4):264-70
13. Emendorfer F et al. Antispasmodic activity of fractions and cynaropicrin from Cynara scolymus on guinea-pig ileum. Biol Pharm Bull 2005 May;28(5):902-4
14. Walker AF, Middleton RW, Petrowicz O. Artichoke leaf extract in a post-marketing surveillance study. Phytother Res 2001;15:58-61.
15. Gibson GR. fructose-containing oligosaccharides. Br J Nutr 1998 Oct;80(4):S209-12.
16. Kaur N, Gupta AK. Applications of insulin and oligofructose in health and nutrition. J Biosci 2002 Dec;27(7):703-14.
17. Dahele A, Ghosh S. Vitamin B12 deficiency. Am J Gastroenterol 2001 Mar;96(3):745-50.
18. Haller C et al. Evidence of poor vitamin status on a gluten-free diet for 10 years. Ailment Pharmacol Ther 2002 Jul;16(7):1333-9.
19. Dickey W. Low serum vitamin B12 is common and is not due to autoimmune gastritis. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2002 Apr;14(4):425-7.
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