Microbiome balance and tight junction integrity are widely recognized to constitute a major portion of the human immune system, and directly affect DNA transcription of human cells to promote optimal health. The well-proven biology of Restore demonstrates its role as a foundational resource in your pursuit for optimal health.
Is Restore similar to fulvic and humic acids? The active ingredient in Restore, lignite extract, is a very unique element within the complex components of the rare material mineral layer. This active ingredient is a large family of carbon molecules with oxygen-binding sites. These are produced by bacteria when they digest nutrients. The more diverse the bacterial population is, the more diversity you have in these carbon redox molecules. We extract this primary ingredient from ancient, fossilized soil that once thrived with a biodiversity that we no longer see in the diminishing ecosystems of our planet. Our raw ingredients are inert without any biologic function when they arrive in our labs. We then go through a series of biochemical procedures to balance the oxygen redox potential via the addition of trace minerals. The soil extracts are pH-controlled at a high alkaline pH at every stage of production.
The result is a dietary supplement (Terrahydrite™) with unique biologic function and safety not seen in any other supplement, including other soil extracts that have been marketed under a variety of poorly-defined heterogeneous categories including humic acids, fulvic acids, shilajit, etc. We have tested the most popular fulvic and humic products on the market. They produce none of the biologic actions of Restore and consistently produce kidney toxicity inducing apoptosis (cell death) in kidney tubule cells. We are excited to introduce you to the first and only supplement on the market that delivers the health benefits and safety of Restore.
The tight junctions at the gut wall are the foundation of health that affects the gut, blood vessels, and organs including the brain. Tight junctions are protected by the carbon and mineral metabolites of bacterial digestion. When the intestinal bacteria are balanced and thriving in optimal extreme diversity of 20,000 or more species, this matrix of metabolites produces a strong enzyme defense system that protects the tight junctions from the toxin zonulin, which is made at the intestinal lining.
Over the last sixty years there has been a steady loss of biodiversity in our bowel bacterial ecosystem. Factory farming, processed foods, and widespread antibiotic use have all played major roles in this decline. The most potent of the common triggers for the zonulin impact to the gut wall in our diet is glyphosate — the most common ingredient in weed killers, including RoundUp, for which RoundUp-ready crops were created to allow widespread use of the chemical in the production of human and animal feed. Gluten is the most potent of naturally-occurring triggers for zonulin production in our modern diet.
Restore is the first dietary supplement that delivers a balanced family of these bacterial metabolites to promote a healthy firewall of tight junctions in the gut wall and blood-brain barrier. These metabolites provide the communication network to support the return of biodiversity to the gut ecosystem that supports normal immune function. Restore is the first supplement on the market that functions as an answer to glyphosate and gluten impact at the tight junction, by promoting increases in production of the enzymes that break down zonulin and thereby strengthen tight junctions.
Restore has numerous trace minerals and amino acids in it. We are well aware of the vulnerability to some of these elements that certain individuals have. The concentrations of these trace minerals in Restore, including glutamic acid, nickel, and others, are far below the concentrations seen in the daily intake of a healthy plant-based diet. The presence of these naturally-occurring trace minerals and amino acids is necessary to balance the charged elements in Restore that enable the communication capacity of the supplement. To remove these would diminish the extreme safety of the product, and would require chemical processing of the raw ingredients.
Glutamic acid, nickel, and many other minerals and heavy metals have been recognized to be present in some mitochondrial, neurological, and metabolic situations. This is rarely due to overdose of these minerals, but instead due to unregulated absorption of these minerals from normal healthy diet sources. Not only are the minerals present in Restore well below dietary levels, the rapid promotion of normal tight junction activity and support to this innate gut firewall reduces mineral toxicity from any source in the diet.
Safety: We have demonstrated in the cell laboratory that Restore has no cellular toxicity, and strengthens tight junctions fast (18 hours), even in the face of 20,000 times the EPA-allowed levels of glyphosate. Not only is there no toxicity — even in the super-sensitive kidney tubule safety studies, cell lifespan actually increases with each increase in concentration of Restore, to the point of 100% concentrations in cell culture. This safety profile has not been demonstrated with any other compounds on the market.
— Dr. Zach Bush MD