Have you heard about Ion Biome yet?

To be clear, Ion Biome used to be RESTORE.

I went to Expo West, learned about them, added them to my 2016 Natural Products Expo West Favorite Brands and Products post and in the months to follow learned even more.

RESTORE is now ION* (Intelligence of Nature), which is the same formula in a new package.

Post updates (2021) to reflect ION verbiage. My initial interview with Zach Bush referred to it as Restore, though.

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Ion Biome is getting plenty of buzz. Some recent comments I’ve seen include:

Life changing interview and product. Started taking Restore a few days ago & am loving it! 

Restore is an excellent product. Now even easier to get at GNC stores.

This is one of the only products available the will address the issues of Leaky Gut ! Check into it if you are having unexplained chronic digestive issues or brain fog. Best wishes for great health. 

And so, I wanted to understand more about the product. I put together a series of 5 questions for Co-Founder and CEO, Zach Bush, MD.

Ion Biome Reviews

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Zach Bush

Zach Bush MD is a physician specializing in internal medicine, endocrinology and hospice care.

He is an internationally recognized educator and thought leader on the microbiome as it relates to health, disease, and food systems. Dr Zach founded *Seraphic Group and the nonprofit Farmer’s Footprint to develop root-cause solutions for human and ecological health.

His passion for education reaches across many disciplines, including topics such as the role of soil and water ecosystems in human genomics, immunity, and gut/brain health.

His education has highlighted the need for a radical departure from chemical farming and pharmacy, and his ongoing efforts are providing a path for consumers, farmers, and mega-industries to work together for a healthy future for people and planet.

How did you come up with the idea for Ion Biome?

Revolutions in science are rarely preconceived, and true to this reality, RESTORE was discovered by accident.

My background in tumor research dealt with the mechanisms of cell communication, which has previously been recognized to be mediated by mitochondria (little tiny bacteria-like organisms that live inside our cells).

A few years later, working at my Integrative Medicine and Nutrition center – Revolution Health, we discovered molecules in the soil science literature that looked to have the same potential for cell-cell communication, but being radically different in the backbone structure of these molecules it was clear they came from a unique source in the soil (this time from bacteria, not mitochondria) – and would exhibit unique properties if successfully utilized for cell-cell signaling.

We ultimately found a mechanism to mobilize this molecular communication system, and RESTORE was born.

How does ION work?

ION delivers cellular communication and critical trace nutrients to that cellular environment to stabilize normal biology. 

Cells, and ultimately your body, are healing machines.

The communication network of ION does not do anything on its own, it simply supports the bodies normal mechanisms of repair.

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Why should someone with IBS/IBD believe in ION Biome? 

IBS and IBD are conditions that have their root cause in inflammation.

The source of this underlying chronic inflammation and dysfunction of the immune system roots in the injury to the barrier system of the gut lining – small proteins called tight junctions – protecting you from the outside world.

Unfortunately, in our daily lives now we face the presence of potent toxins to these tight junctions, herbicides like RoundUp, pharmaceuticals, refined gluten, etc.  

ION supports the presence and integrity of these critical barrier systems.

Do you currently have any “big name” and/or institutions backing ION?

All of the laboratory studies that we have done with ION have been repeated by University-based lab scientists.

ION is on the frontline of defense in over 700 physician offices in the country. 

You’ll even find the product at GNC and many natural health stores around the country.

What is next for ION?

ION and the science behind the product are quickly changing the public awareness of the toxicity of our food chain and farming practices.

We are always expanding our mission to accelerate fundamental changes in consumer awareness and behavior. Together we can bring down the chemical industries that have so damaged our environment, and tried to monopolize global food supply.

We eager to see food by the people, for the people.

Your burning question for me is:

Have you tried using ION? Do you like it? Have you reaped the benefits?

Yes, of course, I have tried it. I first started using it in the travel-sized option around the time my Travel Guide came out, and I believe that it made traveling easier for me (since it’s so hard to control food when I am not able to cook at home).

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Personal ION Biome Gut Healing Review

I also tested it out on a more consistent basis around the time I was taking the SIBO antibiotic.

I asked Dr. Bush about this, and he commented:

Antibiotics wipe out the micro biome, decimating both the bad bacteria and the good – leaving your immune system at a pretty vulnerable state. Restore will give your bodies the tools to rebuild its biome, which is crucial. Additionally, Restore’s mechanism closes the tight junctions in the gut membrane, where about 80 percent of your immune system lies. Your immune system, which is already in this vulnerable state, will get a much-needed break from inappropriate invasion across the gut membrane.

All of that said, though, I cannot 100% attribute the healing to any one thing, but instead a combination of many things.

This is how I view gut healing in general, though.

There is no one thing that makes or breaks healing.

Has ION helped? Likely, yes.

Is it the one and only thing you would need in order to heal? Likely not.

Without a healthy gut (70% of the immune system is located there!), the other great things you’re doing for yourself won’t be able to do what they’re supposed to be doing.

I was thrilled to be supporting gut restoration during a time I really needed the various other things to work.

Where to Buy ION

You can grab ION HERE.

Remember, code AGUTSYGIRL at checkout will save you 15%.

  • They even have a product for your pet, and it can be found HERE.
  • And one for your skin HERE.
  • Finally, there is a great Sinus product they created HERE.

I’d love to know if you’ve tried it, your experience with it, and/or if you’re interested in trying it?

p.s. A reader reached out recently saying, “Hi!! Hope all is well! So wanted to tell you that I just got back from the allergist and get this…0 food allergies!!! ION is a miracle worker!!!!! A surprise even for the doctor! Back in 2015 was allergic to even lettuce, now nada!! Happy dance!!”

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  1. Sarah, it is so funny that you wrote this post! I have been hearing really great things about it, and ordered it on Amazon about two weeks ago. I’m really liking it so far, except I think I started the dose to high and had some constipation initially. I backed way off, and now I’m feeling great

  2. I am so happy I found your blog!! I’ve read your last few SIBO posts and I can relate 1000%. Oh the delicate balance of trying not to stress about food but knowing you cant just eat anything or you will cause immediate stomach issues. It’s such a difficult place to find! I think SIBO is a particular beast because no one expert seems to be on the same page so your life becomes a series of trial and error…who has time for that when you are trying to take care of your family?!? I have also finished a round of rifaximin and a round of herbals. eating Low FODMAP/SCD/AIP (with pepper reintro). Had a hidleburg (sp?) test yesterday that showed I had almost no stomach acid so I loved your article on how to improve that. I already feel so much better with two days of upping my HCL.
    I had heard of restore but just couldn’t find enough about it to make a decision. I’m so happy to hear you have used it and liked it. I’m going to start using that for a week or so then do another round of herbals.
    I also wanted to tell you that I will be praying for your healing and recovery. I have four kiddos ages 3-9…I get it. I get so frustrated that I have to be so high maintenance just to be able to function. I don’t believe that was how we were designed to live. But I also know that there are lessons that I have learned from going through this that have made me who I am today. I trust that God has a plan and even though some days I don’t like Him much for it, I trust that I am being refined. I have already seen glimpses of how with what I have gone through, I will be able to help others. The work you have done so far to help people get their life back in turn creates lives that can be in service to others instead of ourselves. Well done good and faithful servant! Praying that God blesses this next part of your journey and you find healing.

    1. Hi, Heather! So lovely to meet you. I LOVED all the things you had to say. I wish you lots of peace and healing, and I look forward to hearing from you more…how you’re doing, what’s working, what’s not, ect. All my very best…xo, SKH

  3. Hi Sarah. I have recently been diagnosed with SIBO (high in hydrogen). I am starting a herbal regime. I coincidentally got information about Restore4life from a friend yesterday and I just purchased a small travel size as a trial. I’ll let you know how it goes! Thank you for your information on it.

  4. I started with the travel size of restore an using it in conjunction with herbal treatment an immune boosting supplements such as lactoferin, curcumin, bit d 3, b12, ox bile, digestive enzymes an icvasjonhaly slippery elm an allimax plus ginger root. whew . that’s alot. making some progress I finally feel. just purchased larger bottle of restore.

  5. Hi Sarah, I heard about Restore yesterday. (The people at Bastyr University think I have SIBO, but their proposed remedies are scary and expensive.) I went directly to Amazon and read close to all the 300+ reviews about Restore. Several with SIBO did not have good experiences, but others did – with very minimal doses to begin with. I notice that 2 of your commenters with SIBO (Heather & Patti) were just getting started on Restore when they posted. I wonder if you heard back from them about their experiences after they took it for a while.
    Thank you for any encouragement or information you are able to provide.

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