Please check out our FAQs for answers to many common questions.
Standard Usage: One teaspoon, 3 times a day before or with meals is a typical dose. Two teaspoons, 3 times a day before or with meals is great for people dealing with issues on a therapeutic level. Most people start with a 1/2-teaspoon x 3 per day and work up to their dose to avoid detox symptoms. Some people have even increased their dose to 1 Tablespoon, 3 times daily to support more serious health goals, although 3 to 6 teaspoons per day is adequate for most individuals. Taking RESTORE before meals is preferred for maximum efficacy. Optimally 30 minutes before a meal because of RESTORE’s protective effects versus gluten and especially glyphosate, but you can take it immediately before, with a meal, or after a meal, or on an empty stomach, and still receive benefit. RESTORE is vegan, naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, latex-free, sulfite-free, preservative-free, non-GMO, and certified glyphosate residue free. It's produced in a facility free of allergens, peanuts and tree nuts.
Here are a few useful tips to get the most out of RESTORE and its benefits.
- Be sure to drink plenty of pure water, more if you exercise, and even more if you live in a hot and humid area of the country.
- Some people immediately feel RESTORE, and for some people it takes longer. Some people do fine immediately with one teaspoon three times a day, and some people do better starting out with a much smaller usage. If you consider yourself sensitive to supplements, or if you notice any discomfort with starting RES
- TORE, please feel free to back off. Many people, especially kids, notice as little as a drop or two a day!
- Consistency is really important with RESTORE. As much as possible, and as long as you feel better and better, focus on getting your RESTORE in three times each day.
- We recommend taking RESTORE optimally 30 minutes before a meal because of its protective effects versus gluten and glyphosate, but you can take it immediately before, with a meal, or after a meal, or on an empty stomach, and still receive benefit.
- You can take RESTORE alone (it has a mild taste similar to tea), or in non-chlorinated water; you can also take it in fresh juices or smoothies, though in general we like it before food intake.
Things to Pay Attention To:
Notice your increased energy – see if you still feel that afternoon “slump”?
Notice happy changes in your BMs, more regularity, a “bulking” of the stool?
Notice a more settled stomach?
Notice more comfortable digestion, especially with foods you’ve noticed as “uncomfortable” before?
Notice your mental functioning – increased clarity?
Notice your mood – a feeling of well-being – how happy are you?
Notice if your immune system seems to be functioning better?
Notice if you miss RESTORE if you forget to take it?
Thank you for being a part of the RESTORE family. Complete well-being begins in the gut!
RESTORE FUNCTION/USAGE GUIDELINES
Our Disclaimer: In compliance with the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) and Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) regulations of the supplement industry, RESTORE has not been evaluated or approved to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We are prohibited from speaking directly about specific disease conditions. We recommend that you refer to your healthcare provider to discuss your specific health concerns and the role of RESTORE in your health.
Founder and CEO of Biomic Sciences Dr Zach Bush has been using RESTORE successfully for five years with patients in his Virginia clinics with numerous health situations. He says:
“We use RESTORE as a foundation of health for a broad spectrum of patients. RESTORE does not treat any disease. Instead, it promotes strong membrane integrity through its direct and indirect effects on the tight junctions of the bowel wall and vascular systems of the body, and restoration of the bowel ecology with the unique bacterial communication attribute of the supplement. 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.”
The following is a more comprehensive explanation of the function of RESTORE:
Is RESTORE similar to fulvic and humic acids? The active ingredient in RESTORE, Terrahydrite™, 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 several of the most popular fulvic and humic products on the market. They produced none of the biologic actions of RESTORE but did produce kidney toxicity inducing apoptosis (cell death) in kidney tubule cells. We are excited to introduce you to this first-of-its-kind supplement 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 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 a beneficial shift in the bacterial composition of the gut ecosystem that supports normal immune function. RESTORE 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 strengthens tight junctions fast (18 hours), even in the face of 20,000 times the EPA-allowed levels of glyphosate.
RESTORE has numerous naturally occurring trace minerals and amino acids in it. We are well aware of the vulnerability to some of these elements that certain individuals have. However, 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, and never in the metallic form typically associated with sensitivity. The presence of these naturally-occurring trace minerals and amino acids is integral to balancing the charged elements in RESTORE and support the communication capacity of the supplement. To change the ratios 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.
Allergy information: Sensitivity to the ionic and organic minerals found in RESTORE is not common – allergic reactions are much more common to minerals in metallic form. There are examples in Nature of significantly higher concentrations of organic minerals in plants (for example, cucumbers are high in naturally-occurring aluminum). Additionally, RESTORE is derived from plant-derived fossils and is routinely tested for contaminants. If you have an allergy to trace minerals, we recommend starting slowly with RESTORE, as detailed below in the If you consider yourself “sensitive” section. If you believe you are experiencing an allergic reaction to RESTORE, stop taking the product immediately, and consult your healthcare practitioner.
Safety: We take the safety of our product very seriously. RESTORE is based in science. Our research has shown it to be non-toxic on sensitive kidney tubule cells, even at high usage. We have conclusive laboratory evidence that we are able to bathe kidney cells in 100% concentrations of RESTORE, not only without any toxicity, but actually with increasing cell longevity. This safety profile has not been demonstrated with any other compounds on the market.
Our Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Team does regular testing on RESTORE for bacterial contamination, heavy metals, and overall product composition. Perhaps the greatest validation of the safety of RESTORE is the sustained success of the product on the international market. Clinical use in humans began in 2012, and the product went into national distribution in September 2014, and international in 2015, with no serious adverse events reported in the five years of human use.
MORE USAGE INFORMATION:
If you consider yourself “sensitive”: Results vary with initial RESTORE usage, with many customers reporting rapid and profound early results of the supplement. These clinical results are not the direct effects of the supplement, but instead reflect the innate healing process that occurs in a body as the firewall system is optimally up and running. For many, this is an improvement in mental clarity and sensory processing in as little as hours or days of first use. There is a subset of individuals, however, that can experience symptoms of tiredness, headache, bloating/increased gas, or bowel changes including constipation and greenish loose stool.
In these situations, it is helpful to take a very slow and gentle approach to tight junction and immune and brain health. Three-five drops of RESTORE in food or drink daily or twice daily is a good starting point in sensitive individuals. During this slow introduction they are able to recover an adequate reservoir of the antioxidant glutathione. This low dose can be very effective in supporting initial health outcomes in most gut environs. After a few weeks the usage can be increased slowly as tolerated. The goal is to get to 1 teaspoon three times a day before or with meals for those over age 2, 1/4 teaspoon three times a day typical usage for less than two years old. Many healthy family members simply start at the standard usage guides.
Does RESTORE cause constipation? As RESTORE strengthens the tight junctions in the gut wall, it is not uncommon to experience mild, temporary constipation as full hydration is promoted. In these cases, the first and best response is to increase consumption of water and herbal teas. There is general scientific agreement that people should consume at least nine glasses of water or herbal teas a day. You may need to drink more water if you exercise and even more if you live in a hot and humid area of the country. If you feel RESTORE is causing constipation despite adequate hydration, many customers have had success with either magnesium powder (such as the Calm brand), or if capsules are preferred, magnesium malate, 1250 mg daily at bedtime for adults, half that for children. Also, you can decrease your daily usage of RESTORE in half until your stools return to normal with the above adjustments in hydration and magnesium intake for a couple of weeks, then increase back to recommended usage of RESTORE.
Probiotics and enzymes: RESTORE is not a prebiotic, a probiotic, or a direct source of enzymes. RESTORE supports the native communication network between microflora and between microflora and the gut wall. In this rich environment of carbon redox signaling, the microflora biome functions as an intelligent entity and finds a point of equilibrium, given the proper food and signaling matrix. Overgrowth of certain species and underrepresentation of other species is fundamentally a problem of communication that prevents each of the potential 30,000 species from finding their niche within the system. Without the communication network, there will always be overgrowth and underrepresentation. Of course, a diet of refined foods does not provide the micronutrients which the lesser known species are seeking to perform their work upon. Thus, a diet rich in diverse micronutrients supports a diverse microbiome.
Please consult your healthcare provider concerning the addition or removal of probiotics and digestive enzymes in your personal regimen, as each individual is unique, and we cannot make individual recommendations.
RESTORE has zero bacteria in it. It is a first-in-class supplement that improves gut function. We need a much more diverse microbiome than one can achieve by replicating the same strands of bacteria over and over (this monoculture can happen when we take probiotics). Therefore, RESTORE works as a communication network that gives our bodies the tools to create their OWN bacterial ecosystem again — that ecosystem that has been wiped out by environmental toxins such as antibiotics and pesticides. Bacteria talk! Think of RESTORE as a “liquid circuit board,” boosting gut biome and therefore immunity. Fermented foods are fine to consume when using RESTORE. Variety is important. Coconut milk or other non-dairy yogurts are good choices.
Handling and interactions: RESTORE does not need to be refrigerated, even after opening, although it can be refrigerated for long-term storage or for taste preference. Shelf life is minimum six years. RESTORE is quite stable — we recommend taking it alone or adding it to non-chlorinated water in most cases; fresh juices or whole foods can also be used to mix it with a dietary element, though in general for best efficacy we like it before food intake. It should be taken separately from iodine and ASEA. Please note — RESTORE supports healthy gut membranes. These returns expected drug absorption to normal levels and may improve bioavailability of your supplements and food nutrients. If you are on a medication that requires blood level testing to adjust the dose, such as blood thinners or seizure medications, you should discuss RESTORE with your doctor, who may want to get testing done within a week of taking RESTORE, as you would do with a diet change or adding other mineral supplements.
Does RESTORE expire? Through lab testing, we know that RESTORE stays safe on kidney tubule cells and efficacious in strengthening intestinal tissue tight junctions beyond six years – as long as RESTORE has been manufactured to date, so an expiration date is inaccurate. We now use a “Best By” date, six years from manufacture. Prior to that we used a “Manufactured On” date (MFG ON). If you have one of those bottles, your RESTORE will be good for at least six years past that date.
Does RESTORE cause detox? The clinical spectrum of signs and symptoms that have been attributed to the word detox are vast. The term is poorly understood by doctors and patients, and it is often unclear if it is to be regarded as a good thing or something to be feared. If we consider the full term — detoxification — we can bring some clarity to the process. The need to remove toxins from the body is part of the body’s natural lines of defense, and a healthy body has vast mechanisms for toxin removal.
Many people starting RESTORE have noted almost immediate signs of toxin clearance from the body. Urine, sweat, breath, and skin, in the case of mineral foot baths, can all reveal toxin clearance. This is the result of the extremely rapid changes in the tight junction integrity as RESTORE promotes functional tight junctions in the gut, blood vessels, kidney tubules, etc. To be clear, RESTORE does not detoxify anything. The body’s natural systems, once back online with intelligent membranes, produce all the natural detoxification pathways.
If tight junction repair throughout the system is the reason for the mobilization of toxins and subsequent removal (detoxification) from the body, there is no redistribution of the toxin to other tissues. The toxins are instead trafficked to appropriate clearance sites of urine, breath, and sweat. We are excited for you to experience normal physiologic detoxification.
For how long should I take RESTORE? You should take RESTORE as long as you are getting exposure to those environmental factors known to impact the tight junctions in the gut, including gluten, glyphosate, and antibiotics. Healthy (especially organic and non-GMO) and gluten-free foods are great; avoiding exposure to glyphosate is the bigger challenge, as it has been shown to be contaminating even our rainwater. As with most supplements, you can expect to receive benefit as long as you are taking RESTORE, and for a residual period afterwards.
Best of health to your entire family! We look forward to working alongside each of you to spread good news and hope to so many in their relentless pursuit for health.