The story of ION* story began in 2012 when William Vitalis came across a journal article regarding soil science. William Vitalis was researching holistic technologies for Dr. Zach Bush in a clinic in Scottsville, Virginia. Like William, Dr. Bush realized the significance of the journal article’s discussion on ancient soil-derived carbon molecules with a redox-signaling system specific to bacteria. This led to the foundation of ION*.
Dr. John Gildea joined ION* and became an integral part in proving the potency and safety of ION*. Dr. Gildea demonstrated the safety of the proprietary formula, Terrahydrite on kidney cells and how Terrahydrite provided protection against glyphosate as well as restoring tight junction integrity.
ION*’s official launch took place at a local health food store in Charlottesville and by 2014, ION* was awarded a NEXTY at the Natural Products Expo East for their innovative product in the natural products industry. ION* was formulated by scientists from the University of Virginia, Duke University and John Hopkins School of Public Health.
ION* is a scientifically-proven soil-derived mineral supplement supplying defense against exposure to environmental and food-borne factors by providing support and protection to the intestinal walls by creating an optimal environment and ecology in the gut membrane for good gut bacteria to thrive in.
When zonulin is produced, it opens the tight junctions and can open the blood/brain barrier, kidney tubule systems and blood vessels. Gluten can trigger zonulin and factors such as factory farming, environmental toxins and highly processed foods. Heavy antibiotic use has also contributed to a steady decline of biodiversity and good gut bacteria in the gut membrane bacterial ecosystem.
Having a healthy and abundance of good gut bacteria is essential to protecting the immune system and maintaining overall health. ION* is among the first to supply bacterial metabolites to strengthen the tight junctions in the gut wall and blood/brain barrier by acting as a trigger for the communication system to support biodiversity in the gut ecosystem.
ION*’s flagship products include the original ION* that comes in multiple sizes. A version for children is available as well. It has the same potency and ingredients as the original version, but package to appeal to children.