About Gundry MD Total Restore

By HighYa Staff
Published on: Jan 3, 2018

Using a blend of 16 dynamically effective all-natural ingredients, the Gundry MD Total Restore dietary supplement promises to help promote a healthy gut lining, protect your body from endotoxin overload, and promote full-body wellness.

As a result, the website reports you can expect reduced gas, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation caused by "leaky gut"; boosted energy, relief from achy muscles and joints, and help to combat food cravings. Just take three easy-to-swallow capsules once per day, with your biggest meal. Or, one capsule three times a day, if you prefer.

When used as directed, the Gundry MD site tells us that many Total Restore users report “a distinct improvement in digestion, energy, and overall health within just a few days,” with the most dramatic results evident after two to three weeks.

If you’re experiencing these symptoms on a regular basis, it might seem like a no-brainer to place an order. But can you realistically expect Total Restore to deliver on Gundry MD’s promises? Let’s kick things off by taking a closer look at the condition it’s supposed to address.

What Do Medical Professionals Say About Leaky Gut Syndrome?

The Mayo Clinic explains that a single layer of cells in the intestines, connected by something called ‘tight junctions,' is all that separates its contents from the rest of the body. And while these cells were once thought to be static, the medical community has since observed that they’re “dynamic gatekeepers, opening and closing in response to dietary factors, neuronal signals, and pathogens.”

In some instances, though, WebMD reports that these tight junctions don’t work properly and can leak substances (such as the endotoxins mentioned on the Total Restore website) into the bloodstream, leading to symptoms like bloating, gas, cramps, food sensitivities, and aches and pains—a condition informally known as “leaky gut.” This is especially common among those with celiac disease and Crohn’s disease.

However, many individuals without these diseases report symptoms consistent with leaky gut, although Donald Kirby, MD, director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the Cleveland Clinic, emphasizes, “from an MD’s standpoint, it’s a very gray area.”

Basically, "leaky gut really means you’ve got a diagnosis that still needs to be made,” he says. “You hope that your doctor is a good-enough Sherlock Holmes, but sometimes it is very hard to make a diagnosis.”

Linda A. Lee, MD, a gastroenterologist and director of the Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine and Digestive Center, adds: “In the absence of evidence, we don’t know what it means or what therapies can directly address it.” In other words, “with leaky gut, the evidence – about what causes it and how to treat it – has yet to fully accumulate.”

With these important details in mind, how does Total Restore advertise that it can help address leaky gut symptoms?

Taking a Closer Look at Total Restore’s Ingredients

According to the supplement facts label listed on the Gundry MD website, Total Restore contains the following ingredients:

  • Magnesium 7 mg
  • Zinc 2 mg
  • L-Glutamine 213 mg
  • N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine 142 mg
  • Magnesium Beta-Hydroxybutyrate 86 mg
  • Grape Seed Extract 58 mg
  • Licorice Roots Powder 54 mg
  • Wormwood Powder 50 mg
  • Cinnamon Bark Powder 50 mg
  • Maitake Mushroom Extract 34 mg
  • Organic Strawberry, Raspberry, Blueberry, Tart Cherry, Elderberry, and Cranberry (VitaBerry) 22 mg
  • Cloves Buds Powder 17 mg
  • Black Pepper Seeds Powder 17 mg
  • Grapefruit Seeds Extract 17 mg
  • Marshmallow Roots Powder 10 mg
  • Zinc L-Carnosine (Pepsin Gl) 10 mg
  • Berberine Bark Powder 3 mg

As we learned in the previous section, there aren’t any formal treatments used to address leaky gut. But can any of this supplement’s ingredients address symptoms commonly reported by the condition’s sufferers?

Based on what we learned from the summaries of the available clinical evidence provided by sites like WebMD, Examine.com, and the Natural Medicines Database, oral magnesium (no dosages listed) may help reduce symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, which might be experienced by some leaky gut sufferers.

Similarly, licorice may help ease indigestion (again, no dosages listed), although in clinical studies, it was used alongside other ingredients like milk thistle, peppermint leaf, German chamomile, caraway, celandine, angelica, lemon balm either, and clown's mustard plant.

Outside of magnesium and licorice, though, these same sites indicate that Total Restore’s remaining ingredients have insufficient clinical evidence supporting claims that they can address side effects caused by leaky gut.

Could Total Restore’s Ingredients Cause Side Effects?

According to the Gundry MD website, Total Restore should be effective and safe for daily use for the vast majority of people, although they recommend speaking with your doctor before taking any new dietary supplement.

With this said, WebMD and the Natural Medicines Database indicate that licorice (no dosages or other specifics provided) is possibly unsafe “when used orally in large amounts for several weeks or smaller amounts for longer periods of time.” Similarly, while no specifics were provided, marshmallow can sometimes lead to low blood pressure.

They also emphasize that grapefruit, whether added to your diet or taken as medicine, can interact with many different medications, so you’ll doubly want to speak with your doctor beforehand.

Finally, we’re told that there isn’t enough known about potential side effects or safety of taking Maitake mushroom or medicinal amounts of cloves.

How Much Does Total Restore Cost?

Gundry MD has priced Total Restore as follows:

  • 1 Jar: $49.95
  • 3 Jars: $134.85 ($44.95 per jar)
  • 6 Jars: $254.70 ($42.45 per jar)

Regardless of which option you choose, your order will come with free shipping. All Gundry MD supplements also come with a 90-day refund policy, which you can request by reaching out to customer service at 800-852-0477

What Do We Know About Dr. Steven Gundry & Gundry MD?

Dr. Steven Gundry is a cardiovascular disease specialist and thoracic surgeon who graduated from the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine and has been practicing since the late 1970s. In that time, his bio reports that he’s patented nine cardiac surgery devices.

Currently, Dr. Gundry focuses on nutrition and has authored several books on the topic, including recent titles like “The Plant Paradox” and “Dr. Gundry’s Diet Revolution.”

From a company perspective, Gundry MD has been in business since 2016 and manufactures other popular dietary supplements like Vital Reds, Primal Plants, Prebiothrive, and Glucose Defense.

They held an A rating with the Better Business Bureau, based on 12 customer reviews and 27 closed complaints, as of 1/3/18. Most of these appeared to revolve around refund concerns. In each instance, a company representative responded.

Are There Other Leaky Gut Supplements Competing with Total Restore?

Searching online marketplaces like Google Shopping and Amazon.com for variations of terms like ‘leaky gut supplement’ and ‘intestinal permeability supplement’ returned several dozen options competing with the product in question, with most ranging between $20 and $40.

None contained the exact same formulation, though, so if you’re interested in these same ingredients in the same dosages, Gundry MD’s Total Restore is currently your only option. Does that necessarily mean it’s your best option, though?

Not to sound like a broken record, but it’s important to reemphasize Donald Kirby, MD’s quote from earlier: “From an MD’s standpoint, [leaky gut] is a very gray area.” In other words, even with a medical degree, your doctor might have to put on their Sherlock Holmes hat to help you find meaningful relief from your symptoms.

With this in mind, your first step toward finding a solution should be speaking with your primary care physician. If they recommend a dietary supplement as a valuable use of your money, after years of research into the topic, we recommend only doing business with companies who:

  • Support their advertising claims with peer-reviewed clinical research
  • Provide a complete list of ingredients, including dosages
  • Price their products competitively
  • Offer at least 30-day refund policies on open bottles, with no restocking fees
  • Come with mostly positive online customer feedback

In the light of these criteria, how does Total Restore look?

Our Final Thoughts About Gundry MD Total Restore

Total Restore comes from a company with a few years in business and almost wholly positive online customer reviews, while all of their supplements come with a 90-day satisfaction guarantee. As such, if you decide to give it a try and find yourself dissatisfied, you might not be out much more than a few dollars in return shipping.

Furthermore, their website offers visitors a complete supplement facts label, including dosages and no proprietary blends, and the product comes with a price that’s in line with much of the competition.

With this said, your doctor can almost certainly help point you in the right direction as far as a) whether or not your intestines have a permeability problem to begin with, and b) whether or not a supplement like Total Restore will deliver meaningful value for the money. So, be sure to discuss the situation with them prior to placing an order.

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81 Consumer Reviews for Gundry MD Total Restore

Average Consumer Rating: 4.4
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Bottom Line: 96% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Hard to believe

    • Manhattan, NY,
    • May 26, 2018
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    I've had Acid Reflux and GERD for years, having many upper-endoscopies practically on an annual basis. I've even had duodenal ulcers. My doctor kept telling me to stop eating, which I was never a big eater to begin with. Every time I ate something, I was in agony, no matter what. I even started to think that the condition was worse than what I was told. I was starting to get depressed.

    Then I saw something online from Dr. Gundry and a short talk on Total Restore. I thought why should this work when all this medication, that made me sick, wasn't? Desperate, I ordered one bottle. At first, I was afraid to take it and started off with one pill a day. After three days, I went to two pills, and I thought what is going on. I wasn't getting heartburn or feeling sick, my bloating has gone down considerably, my appetite seems controlled, and I started feeling so much better. It has to be from taking Total Restore. I'm now up to three pills and starting to feel like a human being again. I'm so thankful.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Need more answers

    • Patutahi, New Zealand,
    • May 25, 2018
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    I want to have more clarity on the timing when taking the capsules. The instructions are three per day. Is that one with each meal, and if so, is that before with or after food? Should they be all taken at one time?

    I have been taking them when I remember, and sometimes that means three hours after eating. I have had a range of side effects from headaches early on in the treatment, weird and more frequent bowel motions, nausea and energy plummeting. If I take one later in the evening, I can’t get to sleep. Mostly I have been fine and have definitely lowered my craving for sweet items. I am still waiting for weight loss though.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • Happy digestive system

    • Oregon,
    • May 25, 2018
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    I have noticed a big change in my gut. My irritability has decreased dramatically as have the loose stools. I can tolerate foods better without the stomach pains and running to the bathroom.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Surprised at how much energy I have

    • Houston, TX,
    • May 25, 2018
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    I was skeptical when I ordered this product. I started using it by itself and as recommended. Almost immediately, I started to have more energy and can last longer stamina wise. I then started looking into the diet and recipes to assist with feeling better even more. I am at the beginning of this process but already know I want to do more.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Do I really need expensive pills?

    • Connecticut,
    • May 23, 2018
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    I began taking the Total Restore supplement when I first changed my diet to Dr. Gundry's version of the food pyramid and have been mostly faithful with very good results. I lost 5 lbs in about three weeks, and my end of day energy rate has improved quite a bit. I am small-boned, short, (5'1"), 70 years old, and if I lose about 3-4 more lbs, I'll be back down to my ideal weight of 103.

    Before ordering more Total Restore, I'll go a month without it, while following the diet. This is a lifestyle change, and it appears to be a good one for me. If I can maintain the results without expensive pills, I will certainly recommend the diet. I haven't bought any Gundry books, either, so you probably won't print my review.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    More energy

    • Washington,
    • May 19, 2018
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    I've been taking Total Restore for about 40 days now, and I've noticed a dramatic increase in my energy levels (almost too much, if that's a thing)! I'm up earlier, and doing a lot more around the house; mowing, washing windows, and working in the garden, which includes planting, watering, pruning and weeding. I'm discovering that I can't sit still!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Restore

    I just finishing my first bottle. I am starting to see improvement in my symptoms and feeling all the time. I feel that any products I order from Doctor Gundry are beneficial to my health.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    I feel no difference

    I'm sorry, Dr. Grundy, I am an active 50-year-old woman who had her first pregnancy at age 38 and twins at age 40, with three Laparoscopic procedures to remove uterine fibroid prior to that. I have this horrible belly that keeps growing despite my best efforts. My energy level has always been high, I eat very well, alcohol in moderation, I exercise regularly, and take NO medications. I hate having this extra weight, and NO ONE can seem to help me with my issue.

    Thank you for trying though!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Positive improvement in my overall health

    • Mascoutah, IL,
    • May 10, 2018
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    I have recently had surgery on my elbow on the 15th of March 2018. At the 10 day point, I discovered an infection. I was not feeling well. I spent 4 days in the hospital receiving high doses of antibiotics. I started taking Total Restore. Wow! With my condition, I was really not doing well. I noticed a feeling of well being. I feel really good. I believe Total Restore played a major role in getting me to feeling better. I no longer take the medication and feel really well.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Good!

    • Cleveland, TN,
    • May 8, 2018
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    I have been using Total Restore for about two weeks. I have noticed better digestion and elimination. I may need more time to assess more improvement; however, I am very concerned that I eliminate my leaky-gut syndrome, as it may be contributing to my arthritis which is manifesting in my hands and feet. This is the best product that I can find to address these problems. Thank you for offering this product to those of us who want to better our health!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

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    Within a week I felt amazing! The hardest part is not eating what does the damage. The supplement is fantastic. I've had tendonitis in my left forearm for months, with my body returning to normal it's already feeling better.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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    • May 14, 2018

      Teresa

      Can I still eat the food with lectins in it, while taking the supplement? Will they cancel each other out, or is the supplement stronger/more potent so it's okay to still eat them?

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