GutRight – but first, get your gut right!
We have two genomes, one inherited from our parents and the other acquired from our microbiome. Our inherited genome from our parents takes so many generations to change. Mathematical models suggest we have the ability to change 0.05% of our genetic material over 100,000 years. On average, in DNA sequence, each human is 99.5% similar to any other human. While our inherited genome hardly changes if at all during our lifetime, the microbiome genome is extremely dynamic and can be constantly changing, even from night and day. The human gut microbiome accounts for more than 5 million different genes that is 100 x the number of genes we possess. Some of the genes encoded by the human core microbiome build systems required for their human host survival, but not present in our human genome.
Our gut microbiota consists of more than 10 trillion microbial cells, which is about 10X the number of our own cells making up about 1–2 kg of our body weight. Our gut bugs play a very active role in our overall general health and not just our gut health. There are more than 1000 microbial strains but 90% of the biomass consists of firmicutes and bacteroidetes.
What makes our gut healthy?
Having the right number of bugs and the right combination of species of bugs for your body is what we are striving for. Majority of these bugs live in and on us because they are in our environment and food. More often than not it is not a deficiency of microbes but usually a problem occurs when we get an overgrowth of the wrong types of bugs or even an overgrowth of what may be considered healthy bugs that disrupt the balance. We can have too much of a good thing.
Our eating has changed & our food has changed
Our food has changed due to farming techniques, harvesting, storage and food preparation techniques along with our food choices and purchases.
Per gram of fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and grains, we now consume:
- More sugar
- Less fiber
- Less Modbiotic ™ compounds; antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal compounds from fiber, pulp, skins, peels, and seeds
- Pesticides that may alter our microbes in our gut
- Less micronutrients
Too many “firmicute” bacteria
Firmicutes are sugar feeders that create inflammation and slow our metabolism
Not enough “bacteroidetes” bacteria
Bacteroidetes bacteria are fat feeders that block inflammation and boost our metabolism
We eat a “balanced” diet but not a varied diet
We eat the same food all year round and we don’t eat with seasons. In nature, we would cycle between different fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes and grains through the seasons. Eating what is fresh and available for the season and then having months off while we wait for that season return. We have been taught to have a balanced diet by balancing our food groups in each meal or day but we tend to select the same foods, our favorite foods to consume most days, all year round.
We do not have regular intermittent fasting. In nature we go through phases of feast and famine, our metabolism learns to adapt to changing ratios of protein, carbohydrates, and fats and eating at different times of the day.
Without this variation and change, there is a constant food supply for certain microorganisms and deficiencies of favorite foods for other microbes and that will fuel an overgrowth of some and deficiencies of others. We need variety.
So, how do we fix it?
No. we have too many bugs and most probiotic supplements are actually firmicutes e.g. lactobacillus is a firmicute! Using probiotics to fix overgrowth of bad bugs is like throwing grass seeds at weeds. They do not get rid of established bad bugs and usually just add more firmicutes.
No. We already have too much sugar in our food, they are already eating that. Why add a capsule more? Prebiotics are just food for bugs, do you want to feed your weeds? If probiotics are like throwing grass seeds at weeds than prebiotics are like throwing fertilizer on weeds.
No. that just combines the above 2 points.
So, what is GutRight?
GutRight is a Modbiotic™ formulation. It is a concentrated form of naturally healthy modbiotic compounds that once was once found in abundance in our traditional diet, which was loaded with skins, peels seeds and fibre.
Modbiotics™ are chemicals found in fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and spices that we simply aren’t eating enough of in our modern lifestyle, due to the overabundance of refined foods in our Western diets.
GutRight is simply restoring the balance we once enjoyed when we ate a more natural diet. Just as we supplement our diet to replace the deficient micronutrients with a multi vitamin formulation, we can supplement our diet with deficient modbiotic compounds with GutRight.
Short term kickstart:
Do this to start your GUTRIGHTTM journey or again after events that may disrupt your healthy balance of gut flora for example after antibiotics, food poisoning, colds, cases of flu or allergies, bad eating and binging.
Take 1 teaspoon of GUTRIGHTTM mixed into water, juice, smoothie, NOWAYTM protein powder or honey 3 times daily with meals for 10 days whilst following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.
What to expect:
This will be directly proportional to what is living inside you and what it smells and sounds like as it leaves you.
The Herxheimer reaction is a die-off reaction, the more bad bugs you have to kill the more toxins are released, some people may experience burping, farting, gurgling, nausea, others may not feel much different at all.
This product is not a laxative style purgative. It will not induce explosive diarrhea or leakage. The purging effect comes from the removal of excessive organisms and how they try to fight back.
Take 1 teaspoon of GUTRIGHTTM mixed into water, juice, smoothie, NOWAYTM protein powder or honey daily. (At night is best as normal transit time will be about 10 hours which will mean you are regular each morning but everyone can work out their own way)
Stack with the other 3 Pillars from the range:
Multifood – plant-based, natural and standardized essential vitamins for conversion pathways to be able to function.
Resilience – turmeric extract with curcuminoids for conversion pathway support. Helps with systemic inflammation and antioxidant support. Modulates priorities away from inflammation.
Aurum Oil – A natural and unique plant-based oil supplement, that is 100% vegan-friendly “essential fatty acids”, “conditionally-essential” and “non-essential” fatty acids with synergistic “essential oils” using ATP Science Patented innovation to protect, preserve and enhance the bio-efficacy of how and where they work in the body, the way omegas should.
The 4 Pillar Stack – Buy the 4 Pillar Stack and save $40
*Disclaimer: This is not a flavored Product – we have not added any additional flavorings. This is the taste of the herbs in their natural form, which are naturally astringent and can vary in taste with seasonal variations. If you are sensitive to taste, this may not be the product for you.
Frequently asked questions
Can I take this in conjunction with other products from the range?
Yes, you can most definitely, all of our product range minus the infrared support the gutright during the 10 day protocol so keep them in if you like.
What protein sources can you have during the 10 days?
You want to avoid dairy-based proteins and also pea proteins whilst on the 10 days. These can be added back in afterward if need be.
Is gutright organic?
Can you use gutright if you following regimes designed for FODMAP and SIBO?
This is a tricky one as the gutright wasn’t designed to support these regimes specifically but those that have use it in conjunction with these dietary requirements based on gut health have been happy with the results.
Can this cause eczema to worsen during the 10 days?
If the eczema is linked with a gut imbalance and the bug or fungus that is causing the eczema is dying off, it will very likely make haste and rapidly try to expand its colonization in order to survive. Those that have seen the Gutright through noticed that it tended to die off after the surge completely.
What happens if I don’t get any side effects?
One thing that we all have in common is the fact that we are unique, especially our gut flora, so while one person may have a greater physical reaction than you, does not mean that the product is not working. there are so many important internal processes that it works on such as breaking down bio-films and cleaning up excess mucous. Some may have more subtle effects than others.
Do I need to use antibiotics or probiotics during or afterwards?
Thankfully this does only target the firmicutes of the gut in terms of specific commensal flora so you aren't bombing the lot. This means that it is unlikely you will need to replenish with probiotics, however if you know through tests that you are deficient in a particular strain, then you can add this in as an individual item in conjunction after the 10 days.
Why aren't I pooping? Why am I going to the bathroom less?
If, through excess inflammation the gut is producing more mucous in response; this can be seen as making you a more regular visitor. So, when lessening the inflammation and clearing up excess mucous from the GI Tract, you may become initially less regular. However around day 8-10 is when this begins to balance itself out again as your body finds its rhythm.
What happens if I don't follow the diet?
The specific carbohydrate diet is designed to assist with the initial 10 day process. This is the method preferred, and consists of removing complex carbohydrates out of the diet for 10 days. These complex sugars take a long time to break down and as such can make it through to digestion in the large intestine, which bugs love! By removing their food source and providing an imitation of complex molecule (polyphenols) the polyphenols are ingested and poison the bug we are targeting (Firmicutes). So it is important if you want the most out of your process. https://atpscience.co.uk/the-specific-carbohydrate-diet-food-list-for-gut-health/
Can children have this?
While we cannot provide specific dosage guidance or recommendation for use for anyone under the of 15 years, we can say that if under guidance of the health care professional, you can. Our team used around 1/4 of a scoop for their munchkins. Again, always work with your health care professional before making any changes for your current lifestyle.
How long do I take this for?
There is no doubt that our food has changed and as such so have the nutrients available to us, much like the multi-food – adding the GutRight in as 1tsp daily on top a healthy diet and lifestyle will allow a peace of mind that these micronutrients, polyphenols and fibres are being taken in and looking after the gut as we are exposed to many sources of bacteria both good and bad as well as parasites in a our day to day lifestyle. Think of it as the foundation to your home, keeping it strong is the key to it being able to withstand outside forces that are out of our control.
What is a Modbiotic?
A Modbiotic is a complex of polyphenols, polysaccharides, glucans, lectins and other compounds that modulate microbes toward an anti-inflammatory and anti-obesity profile through combinations of antibacterial, antifungal and anti-parasitic actions that reduce excessive firmicutes and increase deficient bacteroidetes.
What is a polyphenol?
Polyphenols are natural Phytochemicals found in our foods that act as both an anti-oxidant to us and also act as a natural pesticide on the outside of the fruit itself, they are often found in the peels and skins of fruits to keep bugs from attacking the plant. They are often quite bitter and astringent which is part of the way they protect themselves from bugs and animals ingesting the plant as a protection mechanism. There are a few types of Polyphenols: Flavanoids, Stillbenes, Ligans and Phenolic Acid.
Can I cook with this?
Absolutely! We make a lot of a delicious recipes with the GutRight and it blends easily amongst foods, smoothies and heat does not alter the structure of the polyphenols in the GutRight. As an example, you can use 1 serve to replace this equivalent portion of flour in your baking, banana bread is an amazing way of hiding it in there for fussy eaters!
Can I use this while pregnant or breastfeeding?
For ethical reasons, we do not test our products on pregnant or breastfeeding women so we cannot suggest the use of this product during pregnancy or breastfeeding and correcting gut flora will be best to implement post breastfeeding.
How long will this last me?
1 tub (150g) contains 30 serves, if you are doing the 10 day protocol where it is 3 serves a day, you will go through a tub in the initial 10 days. After this 10 days, 1 tub will last 30 days.
Is it a powder or a capsule?
GutRight is a powder form supplement that can be mixed with foods, juices etc. one of the interesting reasons we went with a power is that the polyphenols contain bitter properties that work in conjunction with the Vagus Nerve and digestive process and these first start with the bitter taste buds on the tongue
Is this a pre or probiotic?
GutRight is neither a pre or a probiotic, nor does it take the form of an antibiotic either. It fills that middle gap that we haven’t had access to before now, it doesn’t feed anything but also doesn’t kill everything, it balances the ratio between the good guys and the bad guys, bringing down the overpopulation of bad so that the good can flourish and correct gut health.
Experience of gut right with Chronic Fatigue syndrome
I am just about to finish the first 10 days of using gut right. it has been quite a journey. I have had strong Herxheimer reactions onit. I have had chills, headaches, extreme diarrhea and mood swings These are now settling down a bit but I'm not sure if I can see any benefit yet. I will be interested to see if I come out the other side feeling more well. I still have an open mind and of course very much hope that this will prove beneficial. If you have any information about how long it should be before I see the benefits I would very much appreciate this.
Hi Tim, thanks for your review and feedback of GutRight. It does sound like you have had the Herximer Reaction with the 'die-off' of the excess firmicutes. Many people find they feel the benefits after the 10 days. You may want to continue with the maintenance dose of 1 scoop daily to help regulate your gut bacteria. We hope you start to noticing changes soon. Thanks. - ATP Team
I came across GutRight through TheLeanMachine's instagram who mentioned the ATP Project podcast. After listening to the "Prodcasts" on the 4 Pillars, I bought the stack. Can't say I loved the taste of GutRight at first (they did say it isn't meant to taste nice haha), but you get used to it! I followed the 10 Day Protocol along with the Specific Carbohydrate Diet Food List (on the ATP Science website) RIGIDLY, and it has worked wonders! I am now using the other 3 pillars in conjunction with GutRight every day, and can happily say that I feel renewed, more knowledgable about my body, and have a lot more energy and spring in my step. Thank you guys for creating such brilliant products. Keep it up!
Hi Jessica, thanks so much for your review and feedback. We are so happy you have had great results with GutRight and the rest of the Pillar stack. We love that you feel more in-tune with your body and have more energy! Thanks. - ATP Team