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Sodium Phenyl Butyrate

Butyrate is one of three fats made in the colon (acetate, n‐butyrate, propionate). Recently, investigators demonstrated that sodium phenyl butyrate and taurursodiol (bile acid) slowed ALS disease progression over six months, with impacts on various activities of daily living such as a patient's ability to walk, talk, use utensils or swallow food. Although studies have been done using oral butyrate, at BodyScience, we have found that the intravenous use of Sodium Phenyl butyrate is more effective. As ALS is a fast-progressing disease our patients need an alternative route to use at home that is more beneficial than oral administration. We recommend the use of rectal suppositories. The rectal mucosa has extensive blood and lymph supply that is capable of a more effective and faster systemic absorption and higher bio-availability. This route of administration allows a greater amount of effective drug into the bloodstream, as it has not been influenced by upper gastrointestinal tract digestive processes. Rectal administration also reduces side-effects such as gastric irritation, nausea, or vomiting. Also administering butyrate per rectum, close to the colon is more effective since this is the location where butyrate is normally manufactured.

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Chaperone 1:

is composed of bile salts, SOD, and catalase. This is used to improve the ability of butyrate to move into the cells as it can function as a heat shock protein. SOD binds to molecules of copper and zinc to break down toxins. Charged oxygen molecules called superoxide radicals are byproducts of normal cell processes, these free radicals must be broken down regularly to avoid damaging cells, in this case motor neurons.

Detox Shake:

 

Effective as a metabolic clearing agent, while also supporting hepatic function, energy production, and intestinal balance. This formula includes easily digested, certified organic, pea protein, medium-chain triglycerides, fiber, and an extensive array of antioxidants.

This powerful combination supports safe and effective detoxification. Mounting evidence suggests that liver dysfunction commonly occurs in ALS. Research has shown a range of liver abnormalities in ALS patients including the disturbance of unconjugated bilirubin metabolism, mitochondrial defects, and copper accumulation in hepatic lysosomes. More recently, clinical studies suggest that hepatic steatosis (fatty liver degeneration) is a common and unique phenomenon in motor neuron diseases including ALS, being found in 76% of ALS patients.

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Digestive Enzymes

having proper digestive health is critical in reducing gastrointestinal inflammation. We have evaluated the gastrointestinal health of a small cohort of patients with motor neuron disorders. A majority of patients had signs of intestinal inflammation and showed elevated or borderline elevated inflammatory biomarkers in their stool analyses (fecal secretory IgA, calprotectin, and/or eosinophilic protein X). In retrospect, all patients had GI symptoms that predated the onset of neurological symptoms.

Diets filled with folic acid, processed foods, sugars, chemicals, and pesticides create toxins which build up in the body, causing inflammation and gut dysbiosis. Removing these toxins from the body is necessary when trying to reduce uncomfortable stomach symptoms.

Digestive Enzyme 1 with Pancreatic Support contains both digestive and antioxidant enzymes, Vitamin C, Taurine, and organic beet concentrate. It promotes healthy bile flow, normal bile acid to cholesterol conversion, and the digestion of fats. 

Digestive Enzyme 2 with Bromelain is an effective digestive enzyme that decreases inflammation. Chronic inflammation affects and damages cells within the body and can impact everything from healthy neurotransmitter production to adequate absorption and digestion of nutrients.