GCF (Gluten Casein Digestion)
GCF contains a modified Protease Thera-blend and a new enzyme called DPPIV. This new formula supports people suffering from gluten or casein intolerance.*
Cause of Gluten Intolerance.
For many individuals who consume wheat or dairy products, the particular proteins gluten and/or casein are difficult to digest and can lead to intestinal inflammation and a number of disorders including Celiac disease, Leaky Gut or other syndromes. Gluten exhibits a unique amino acid sequence which creates inflammation and a flattening of the villi of our intestinal tract. The villi provide the intestine with the ability to absorb nutrients from the foods we eat, thus damaged villi can lead to responses such as malabsorption, nutrient deficiencies or other digestive disorders.
What Can Be Done?
The main treatment for gluten or casein intolerance has been to remove offending foods from a person's diet, also known as the GFCF (gluten-free, casein-free) diet. Though effective in the short term, removing foods does not provide an ultimate solution. Once those foods are reintroduced to the diet, the symptoms return. GCF offers those suffering from such intolerances assistance in digestion and assimilation of the offending proteins. DPP-IV is able to break down an exorphin peptide (a protein) believed to be a contributing factor in gluten and casein intolerance. This proactively heals the gut, reduces inflammation, allows proteins to be properly absorbed in their digested state and broadens the number of potential food groups a person may eat. GCF may also be used by those who wish to remain on the GFCF diet to ensure complete breakdown of proteins safe and effectively.
GCF addresses a related issue that also stems from gluten intolerance, problems digesting the carbohydrates of offending foods. For this reason, Theramedix adds Amylase Thera-Blend™ and Glucoamylase to this formula. Amylase Thera-Blend™ has proven highly effective for those who suffer from an amylase deficiency or have difficulty digesting sugars and starches. Glucoamylase is necessary to finish the digestion of those sugar and starch molecules to glucose, the simplest sugar used by the body for energy. *
Indications:* Digestive aid for Individuals on Gluten Free, Casein Free (GFCF) diet and/or individuals concerned with gluten or casein in their diet.
- DPP IV Protease Thera-blend™ 70,000 HUT
- Amylase Thera-blend™ 20,000 DU
- Glucoamylase 15 AGU
- No excipients or fillers.
Other Ingredients: Vegetable capsule (hypromellose and water)
Suggested Use: Take 1 capsule with any meal containing gluten or casein. More may be taken if needed. This product works best when used in combination with DGT or DGX. For anyone who has Celiac, our recommendation is AMS with all meals because of its low protease.
Disclaimer: “These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.”