Lectins are proteins found in everyday foods like grains, beans, and tomatoes. But, most lectins are toxic and able to wreak havoc in your digestive tract.
Gundry MD Lectin Shield is a cutting-edge fusion of powerful ingredients designed to block the damaging lectins in your diet and keep them from sticking to your cells. Lectin Shield:
– Helps you get down to a healthy weight and keep the weight off
– Blocks dietary lectins
– Helps reduce cravings for unhealthy foods
– Manages uncomfortable digestive issues
– Helps alleviate achy joints and muscle soreness
– Promotes the long-term health of your heart
– Manufactured in the USA / 90-Day Money Back Guarantee /
GMP Certified Facility
Lectins: Plants’ Natural Defense
Imagine finally being in control of your appetite and eating your favorite foods without worrying about digestive discomfort, embarrassing gas, or frequent trips to the restroom. Lectin Shield can help you protect your body against dangerous, hidden “anti-nutrients” that put your health at risk: plant lectins.
Turns out, lectins are a plant’s natural system of defense. That’s right, they’re designed to harm you so you won’t eat them again. They can even paralyze the insects that eat them!1,2 Not only that, but lectins are part of the reason even a “healthy” vegetarian diet can cause weight gain and digestive issues.
The bottom line: No one has addressed this issue — and it’s the biggest problem in the American diet today. Carbs are not the problem. Sugar isn’t either. And it’s not fast food, artificial sweeteners, preservatives, fat, or even high-fructose corn syrup. Lectins are what’s making America fat, sick, and tired. But, there’s a shield for lectins.
A One-of-a-kind Product
Lectins wreak havoc on your system by sticking to certain cells in your body. But there are some natural compounds that can actually block plant lectins and keep them from sticking to your cells… so they can’t do their dirty work!3,4 These natural compounds are monosaccharides and oligosaccharides, and they can be found in a number of natural sources.5
And, since lectin-rich foods are spread throughout the typical American diet, it’s not easy to avoid them completely. That’s where Lectin Shield comes in.
Gundry MD Lectin Shield was created to neutralize the toxicity of dietary lectins (the proteins plants produce that make them harder to digest) and provide you with a simple, at-home solution to the lectin dilemma.
Lectin Shield works to protect you from lectin overkill, and it supports optimal wellness. By blocking the lectins in your diet, the formula is constructed to help…
– Control your cravings for unhealthy foods
– Reduce gas, bloating, and digestive discomfort
– Promote better nutrient absorption
– Support your immune system
– Strengthen the walls of your gut
– Manage your appetite so you can maintain a healthy weight
– Improve your joint and muscle strength
– Boost your energy
– Make bathroom habits more “regular”
Foods High in Lectins
Now, there is a slew of high-lectin foods out there. And some of the foods you’ve been taught are traditionally the healthiest are some of the worst offenders. Check out this list of lectin-rich foods that should ultimately be eliminated from your diet:
– LEGUMES — that means all beans, lentils, peas, peanuts, soybeans & all soy products, and more.
– GRAINS — wheat, rice, corn, barley, oats, rye… ALL grains.
– NIGHTSHADES — potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, and every type of pepper.
– Almost all seeds from American plants.
– Fruits & vegetables with lots of seeds — squash, zucchini, cucumbers, melons, etc.
Plus, lectins can also be found in milk, dairy products, and eggs.
That’s a lot of food! Even if you’re a lectin-eliminating superstar, you’ll need some help. So, let’s look inside Lectin Shield…
DR. GUNDRY’S 90-DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
I believe Gundry MD Lectin Shield will give you real relief and make a significant difference in your body’s fight against lectins. However, there might be a small number of people who don’t find Lectin Shield as helpful as they’d like.
That’s why every bottle of Lectin Shield is backed by my 90-day guarantee. If, for any reason, you don’t get exactly what you’re looking for from Lectin Shield, just return your bottles, empty or full, for a full refund — no-questions-asked.
Nine Knockout Safe and All-natural Ingredients
The following nine potent ingredients combine to make Lectin Shield. Together, they bind to and block plant-lectins, providing real lectin defense for your body… taking the pressure off and allowing you to indulge in some of your favorite foods.
A few of these ingredients work double-time — binding to dietary lectins so they can’t attach to your body, and counteracting the upsetting effects of lectins. And quite a few of the compounds in Lectin Shield possess antioxidant and anti-fatigue abilities.
N Acetyl D-Glucosamine
N Acetyl D-Glucosamine binds to wheat germ agglutinin — the harmful lectins from wheat have been associated with joint problems.6
Bladderwrack seaweed binds to inflammatory lectins and has properties that work against Candida yeasts.7,8
D-Mannose is a natural compound that blocks the lectins in legumes, including peas, beans, lentils, peanuts, and alfalfa.9
Okra Extract supplies raw polysaccharides to bind to toxic lectins.10 With concentrated polyphenol content, okra extract possesses antioxidant and anti-fatigue properties.11
Mucin helps form a slippery barrier inside your digestive tract so lectins can’t hold on.12 And the sialic acid in mucin binds to many dietary lectins — especially wheat and berry lectins.13
Sodium Alginate provides fecal bulking power… which can make bathroom visits more pleasant and less stressful.14
Vegetable Peptase Certain types of lectins inhibit peptidase, which your body needs to break down protein.15 The vegetable peptase in Lectin Shield will help you digest useful protein.
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) has been shown to help reduce joint discomfort — especially when used with N-Acetyl D Glucosamine.16
Larch Arabinogalactans can increase butyrate production in your gut bacteria which nourishes your gut lining — the first line of defense against lectins.17,18
All you have to do to start easing the discomfort of poor digestion is take two capsules, two times a day (preferably with your largest meals).
More About Gundry MD Lectin Shield
Lectin Shield is manufactured in the United States, in cGMP-certified laboratories.
And Lectin Shield is tested for purity to ensure the highest standards of quality and manufacturing.
Also, Lectin Shield is bottled to stay fresh for a minimum of one year in your kitchen cabinet.
A Word from Dr. Gundry…
For years, understanding the effects of lectin toxicity has been a passion project of mine. I’ve seen the damage lectins have done to my patients firsthand – and I know what’s at stake.
Since I developed Lectin Shield, I’ve seen so many patients experience incredible breakthroughs in weight loss, heart health, and immune function. And based on extensive user group data – as well as reviews from hundreds of verified customers – the results are clear…
Lectin Shield can help suppress your appetite, wipe out digestive problems, reduce the feeling of arthritic discomfort in your joints, and help protect your cardiovascular system from meltdown.
While eliminating high-lectin foods can help start you back on the road to better health, you’ll need a hand protecting your body from lectin damage. That’s why a smart diet — in addition to Lectin Shield — is the way to go when dealing with lectins head-on. Get the body you want, the energy you deserve, and the vitality you know is inside of you waiting to break free.
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I have been using Lectin Shield for several weeks and have not experienced any bloating/gas during the whole time. Previously i had been experiencing that sort of discomfort.
It allows some peace of mind when consuming one's lectin filled meals now that we learn they are so harmful and prevlalent...
I use this product when I have to eat out and especially if I have to eat wheat. It helps tremendously in preventing acid reflux from wheat.
I have noticed joint pain has eased and I feel more ease in walking
I actually bought it for my husband. He is a "tough customer" when it comes to changing his meal options.I thought I could slowely change his food choices but he was hard to change everything immediately so I thought if he took 2 pills before the larger meals it would be beneficial for shielding the lectins in his gut and I must say he is feeling better and he is slowly becoming a believer.
My mother’s pain Dr recommended she read your book she is 89 has several medical conditions. The worst being her not having a bowel movement for sometimes over a week which was slowly poisoning her. She has been on your eating plan for only 4 weeks.She takes Lectin Sheild along with a few other supplements. I’m delighted to report she has shown a remarkable improvement I she is able to go every day 2 -3 times. She has not complained of nausea or pain for at least the last three weeks. Thank you for writing your books and getting my mother back on track.
I take Lectin Shield once a week or so when I go out to eat. Overall my digestion is alot better than prior to embarking on the Plant Paradox diet. LS does allow me to enjoy some wheat products without side effects, however for me it isn't a substitute for the overall lectin free diet.
* Every individual is unique. As such, your results can and will vary.