Today, I want to chat about supplements for gut health. More, specifically the Vital Plan Gut Revival Kit: a gut health protocol that I recently started.
The Vital Plan Gut Revival kit is a holistic protocol for healthy digestion, detoxification and microbiome balance. If you have followed my blog for a few years, you will be aware that I really value the health supplements produced by Vital Plan.
* The Gut Revival Kit is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always consult your healthcare provider before introducing new health protocols.
Who Are Vital Plan?
Vital Plan is a B-corporation company based in Raleigh, North Carolina. They are not just your average supplement company.
The company was founded by Dr Bill Rawls and his daughter Braden after Dr Rawls’ health deteriorated due to chronic Lyme Disease and Fibromyalgia. Dr Rawls found his way back to health using herbal therapies but had struggled to find pure supplements of good quality.
Dr Rawls knew change was needed and that’s where Braden stepped in. The pair formulated and produced their own supplements and Vital Plan was born.
Vital Plan started with a small store in Dr Rawls’ office, where Dr Rawls introduced his patients to Vital Plan supplements.
Since then, the company has grown considerably and has helped patients all around the world (including me here in Scotland!). Vital Plan pride themselves on using business as a force for good.
They are honest, transparent and genuinely want to help their customers regain and improve their health. Personally, I know that I can trust that Vital Plan supplements are of the highest quality and include exactly what they list on the label.
What Is The Gut Revival Kit?
After the success of their Vital Plan Restore Kit (which helped me considerably in my own health journey), Vital Plan have expanded their line and now offer supplements for gut health.
The Gut Revival Kit is a protocol designed by Dr Rawls to help people suffering from gut problems, such as irritable bowel syndrome, poor digestion and leaky gut.
Gut health is incredibly important for overall wellness, especially considering a large percentage of our immune system is found in our gastrointestinal tract.
The program is, therefore, also beneficial to people living with chronic health issues that have gastrointestinal involvement, such as Fibromyalgia, CFS and Lyme Disease.
Dr Rawls himself found that targeting his gut health set the foundations for achieving better overall health.
What Is Included in the Gut Revival Kit?
The Gut Revival Kit actually includes more than supplements for gut health.
The Gut Revival Kit includes 4 supplements, a diet guide, cookbook, 6-week email series and ongoing support from the Vital Plan team.
The concept of the protocol is to give you everything you need and the education required to improve your gut health.
The program begins by first eliminating foods that are irritating and/or difficult to digest. This allows the gut a chance to rest and heal; helped by the plan’s supplements.
Once symptoms have diminished, this is then followed by the reintroduction of foods in a step-by-step process. The end goal is to achieve a healthful way of eating that best suits each individual and maintains optimal health.
Each step of the way is supported by information provided in the email series and diet guide. Plus, the support team at Vital Plan are only an email or phone call away to help answer any questions.
The four supplements included in the program are:
- Revival Bitters: 8 botanical extracts that stimulate digestive response and promote healthy digestion.
- Pure Chlorella: Promotes the body’s natural detoxification and supports digestive health.
- Gut Balance: Promotes a balanced, healthy microbiome and optimal supports liver function with ingredients slippery elm, berberine and dandelion extract.
- Active Enzymes: 15 plant-based digestive enzymes that support digestive function and the breakdown of food.
A Comprehensive Program
The Gut Revival Kit is a truly comprehensive program. Vital Plan empowers you by giving you the tools and knowledge you need to help you succeed.
It’s an all-encompassing approach and I was pleasantly surprised to find the e-mail series even includes things like a yoga video for supporting gut health and an audio meditation.
Tracking Your Progress
Changing how we eat can be challenging and it’s helpful that Vital Plan is there each step of the way for support. Everything is explained and there are gut health surveys to track your progress too.
At the start of the program and every few weeks, you are sent a survey to fill out. The results of which are emailed to you shortly afterwards. It’s a great way to track how you are progressing and to assess how the program is helping you.
It Does Require Commitment
The team at Vital Plan have created the program in the most supportive way possible. But, it goes without saying that what you get out of the program will be dependent on how much you put in.
The best results are obviously achieved by following the program closely. This won’t always be easy and it takes a good dose of commitment, planning and willpower.
Why I Wanted To Try THe Vital Plan Gut Revival Kit
As I shared in my recent health update, I have seen really positive improvements in my health after stem cell therapy but my gut is still a problem area. Symptoms I’ve been experiencing include bloating, stomach cramps and food sensitivities.
I have long had problems with these symptoms due to leaky gut. But, I have to be completely honest and say that a few foods had also crept back into my diet that I knew were an issue for me. So I was compounding the problem.
I knew I needed a gut reset and the Vital Plan Gut Revival Kit sounded like a good way to do just that!
I’m Just Getting Started
It’s early days for me as I am just getting started with the Vital Plan Gut Revival Kit. I had to wait a couple of weeks for my supplements to arrive since I am in the UK (side note: budget for customs charges if you are outside the US). But, I got started with diet changes straight away.
I have found the diet plan required a bit of thought, simply because I am a vegetarian and the recipe book contains quite a few seafood and chicken recipes. However, I have found a way to make it work for me and I have actually seen improvements already!
Progress Will Be Individual
It goes without saying that progress will be individual and dependent on how mild/severe your gut symptoms are to start with. For example, Phase 1 of the diet plan could last anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months (or beyond) depending on your individual circumstances.
My Results So Far
Personally, after three weeks of the diet plan, I have found my stomach is calmer and flatter. Plus, my energy and mental clarity have improved too.
I am taking the Pure Chlorella and Active Enzymes supplements at the full doses but I have still to introduce the Gut Balance and Revival Bitters supplements (I am introducing the supplements slowly, which I would recommend).
I am excited to see how I progress over the coming weeks and months.
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Do you suffer from gut problems? Would you be interested in trying the Vital Plan Gut Revival Kit? Let me know in the comments down below.
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