JDs Gut Repair Toolkit – The Essentials: Slippery Elm, L-Glutamine, and Vitamin A

November 10, 2023 4 mins to read

If you’re struggling with gut problems, and you’ve tried a bunch of different things, but nothing seems to work…In this 60 second article I go over 3 powerful supplements at the cornerstone of any effective gut repair protocol, that you can include in your diet to start repairing your gut NOW! So get your pen and paper ready, and let’s get into this short list!

Gut Health #1 | Slippery Elm

Think of it as the weather barrier for your house, but for your gut! Slippery Elm supports a healthy mucosal layer within the gut lining. It’s great for soothing irritation, reducing inflammation, and offering the protection your gut needs to heal and function effectively. You can take it as a capsule or enjoy it as a tea.

Gut Health #2 | L-Glutamine

Popular among fitness enthusiasts for muscle recovery, L-Glutamine is also a direct nutrient source for rebuilding and strengthening your gut walls. Especially beneficial for repairing damage in cases of leaky gut or intestinal permeability, it’s easily taken with just a bit in some warm water.”

Gut Health #4 | Vitamin A

Well-known for boosting eye health, Vitamin A is equally crucial for your gut’s immune defense. Low Vitamin A levels are often seen in individuals with severe or chronic gut issues, despite adequate intake. My go-to source is cod liver oil for its rich Vitamin A and D content, but concentrated supplements are also an option for higher needs.”

My Favorite Gut Health Supplements

I trust very few supplement companies and became a distributor for Dr. Wallach’s Youngevity formulas because he is anti-big pharma and his supplements are some of the highest quality and best formulated in the world! These two supplements I have personally used on my gut health journey and have also suggested to my patients in my professional practice.

  1. Youngevity Repair+ – contains L-Glutamine and Slippery Elm as part of a blend of gut repair herbs
  2. Ultimate Microbiome – contains L-Glutamine, Inulin, over 200Billion of the best probiotics, enzymes and a host of other gut health nutrients

If you get these two formulas from Dr. Wallach, you’ve got the basics covered for repairing your gut health!


These 3 supplements: slippery elm, l-glutamine and vitamin A are key to a healthy gut….so if you’re trying to repair your gut be sure to consider these. You should work with a professional before starting any new herbs or supplements, book an appointment with me, because I can analyze your health history to determine if these supplements are safe to include as part of a tailored nutritional plan to repair your gut and get you on the path to better health!


The information provided in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any health care agency or government entity in Canada or the United States.


  1. Slippery Elm:
    • Langmead, L., et al. (2002). “Antioxidant effects of herbal therapies used by patients with inflammatory bowel disease: an in vitro study.” Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 16(2), 197-205.
    • Hawrelak, J. A., & Myers, S. P. (2010). “Effects of two natural medicine formulations on irritable bowel syndrome symptoms: a pilot study.” Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 16(10), 1065-1071.
  2. L-Glutamine:
    • Rao, R., & Samak, G. (2012). “Role of glutamine in protection of intestinal epithelial tight junctions.” Journal of Epithelial Biology & Pharmacology, 5(Suppl 1-M7), 47-54.
    • Zhou, Q., Verne, M. L., & Fields, J. Z. (2009). “Brain-gut axis in the pathogenesis and treatment of chronic abdominal pain.” Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 7(4), 333-343.
  3. Vitamin A:
    • Semba, R. D. (1999). “Vitamin A, immunity, and infection.” Clinical Infectious Diseases, 28(3), 713-718.
    • Bashir, M., et al. (2019). “Effects of vitamin A on the regulation of gut immunity and the microbiome.” Gut Microbes, 10(2), 185-198.

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