Food provides important nutrients to sustain life. It contains biological fuels for generating cellular energy, materials for building and maintaining cells and tissues, mediators for transporting nutrients, and regulatory or messenger substances for various cellular functions.
Many organs and cells are involved in the processes of food intake, secretion of digestive enzymes, and absorption and transport of nutrients to all cells. Cells lining our gastrointestinal tract are replaced every 5 to 7 days and they need specific micronutrients to support healthy cell regeneration. This continual cell renewal allows the epithelium to withstand the constant wear and tear it suffers while breaking down food, absorbing nutrients, and eliminating waste. Cells building the stomach also produce intrinsic factor which is essential for vitamin B12 absorption and maintaining proper acidity for efficient digestion of proteins.
Various vitamins and other micronutrients are required to support the cells of the gastrointestinal system in helping to metabolize and effectively absorb nutrients from the diet.
The ingredients in IlliforteTM have been combined in accordance with the scientific principles to support their respective functions in various aspects of cellular metabolism.
Vitamin B6 is needed in normal protein and sugar metabolism.
Folic acid, vitamin B12 and glutamine are important for optimum regeneration of the cells lining the gastrointestinal tract.
Bromelain, papain and peppermint leaf extract aid in the digestion process.
Vitamin C protects cells against oxidative stress and aids in increasing the absorption of iron.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.