In Ayurvedic medicine, the concept of Agni, which translates to “fire” in Sanskrit, is central to understanding digestion and overall health. Agni represents the digestive and metabolic “fire” that is responsible for the transformation of food into energy and nutrients that the body can assimilate. When Agni is strong and functioning optimally, it effectively incinerates the food we consume, extracting what Ayurveda refers to as the vital nectar or essence needed by our body and brain for optimal functioning. This process is crucial for maintaining robust health and vitality.

However, when Agni is weak or imbalanced, it fails to fully digest the food. This incomplete digestion leads to the accumulation of a toxic residue known in Ayurvedic terminology as Ama. Ama is considered the root cause of disease, manifesting in the body as blockages and leading to a wide array of health issues, from decreased energy levels to chronic diseases.

When our digestive Agni is robust, it acts like an efficient incinerator, thoroughly metabolizing food and ensuring that no unprocessed residues of Ama remain. All that is left over is Ojas: the pure and nourishing byproduct of well-digested food. Ojas plays a crucial role in maintaining health, vitality, and immunity. It’s often referred to as the “sweet vital nectar” that sustains your physical body, mental clarity, and overall wellbeing.. A strong Agni ensures that all nutrients are fully extracted and assimilated.

Let’s make our digestive fire a powerful incinerator!

  1. Ignite the fire: Ignition🔥Aid
    • Ignition🔥Aid serves as the initial spark that ignites the Agni. Just as striking a match initiates the burning process, this product is designed to kickstart your digestion. It prepares the stomach by increasing hydrochloric acid, which kills pathogens in our food and helps to break down proteins into their amino acids so that our food is prepped for the next phase of digestion. This product also contains herbs to enhance enzyme and gastric juice production so that our systems can get better at breaking down food and absorbing nutrients on its own.
  2. Fuel the flames: Blaze🔥Digest
    • Blaze🔥Digest acts as the fuel that sustains and enhances the digestive flames. It contains several principle digestive enzymes as well as a complement of enzymes designed to break down plant compounds and fibers that humans would otherwise be unable to digest. Phytase is present to facilitate the breakdown of indigestible phytates from grains and seeds, and release phosphorus, calcium, inositol, and other nutrients for absorption. By providing acid-resistant digestive enzymes, this product helps to maintain a strong and steady Agni. It ensures that the digestive process is thorough, helping to break down complex foods into simpler, absorbable components, thereby maximizing nutrient intake and minimizing waste.
  3. Stoke the embers: Ember🔥Boost
    • Ember🔥Boost works to stoke the embers of our Agni. Probiotics help maintain a healthy balance of gut flora, essential for effective digestion and nutrient absorption. Immune cofactors support the gut’s immune response, protecting against pathogens and maintaining intestinal integrity. The strategic inclusion of probiotics and immune cofactors work synergistically to fortify the gut microbiome, which is integral to robust digestion and immune function. The immune cofactors in this supplement come from hyper immunized eggs, where specific vaccines are given to the hen so the eggs she lays have hyper immunity… and when we eat the hyperimmunized eggs, we get hyper immunity! 💪 Over 70% of our immune cells reside in our digestive system, so probiotics are also helpful for allergies. This supplement helps stoke the digestive fire, ensuring it remains active and capable of transforming food into the vital energy and nutrients the brain and body needs for optimal function and repair. When this supplement is paired with a prebiotic (I like arabinogalactan like that in Glow🔥Nourish), it has been shown to be incredible for digestion, reducing endotoxins in the blood, and thereby helping to clear brain fog at the same time.
  4. Harvest the warmth: Glow🔥Nourish
    • Glow🔥Nourish is designed to harness and enhance the warmth of a well-functioning Agni by incorporating key ingredients such as L-glutamine, aloe, deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL), and prebiotics. L-glutamine supports the repair and maintenance of the gut lining, which is essential for a healthy digestive process and prevents the leakage of undigested particles that can dampen the digestive fire and cause systemic inflammation. Aloe and DGL are known for their soothing properties that calm the digestive tract and support the healing of the mucosal lining of both the stomach and the intestines. Prebiotics nourish the beneficial bacteria in the gut (provided in Ember🔥Boost), promoting a balanced microbiome that aids in efficient digestion.

These ingredients work synergistically to enhance the digestive system’s ability to absorb nutrients effectively, ensuring that the Agni remains vibrant and nourishing to the body.

Get the Gut🔥Brain Quartet of all four supplements here.

Understanding the Individuality of Digestive Systems

Each person’s digestive system is unique, influenced by history, genetics, environment, dietary factors, and more. This uniqueness means that the ‘one size fits all’ approach to supplement dosing often falls short. The serving size indicated on a supplement is typically based on the dosage used in research studies, not necessarily what will be optimal for every individual.

Tailoring Ignition🔥Aid Dosage

Ignition🔥Aid supports stomach acid production, which is extremely important for killing pathogenic bacteria and breaking down protein. This can alleviate bloating and gas and greatly improve overall health. Higher amounts of protein require more stomach acid for digestion and dosing can significantly vary.

  • Protein-rich meals: You might do well with anywhere form 1 capsule/5g of protein to 1 capsule/20g of protein. Optimal dosing depends on the integrity of your mucosal barriers and the nature of your meal. I typically take 5 capsules for a meal with 50g of protein. A serving of lean meat or fish that is about the size and thickness of a deck of cards is roughly equivalent to about 20 grams of protein.

Stomach acid is a very good thing for our gut/brain axis and… we don’t want too little or too much. We want our personal individualized dose for optimal digestion.

-How to Find Your Personal Optimal Dosage of Ignition🔥Aid-

  • Start small: Begin with one capsule of Ignition🔥Aid during a meal containing at least 20g of protein.
  • Gradually increase: If you do not notice any discomfort, increase the dose by one capsule at your next meal with a similar amount of protein. Continue this process until you feel a noticeable change.
  • Identify your dose:
    • If you experience a burning sensation: this is the one time that I will recommend an antacid like Tums (not a PPI), or just take ½ teaspoon of baking soda to get rid of this sensation. Reduce your dosage my one (1) capsule for your next meal. This lower dose is likely your ideal amount for that amount of protein.
    • If you feel great digestion without discomfort, the current number of capsules is your optimal dose for that amount of protein (you may do better with a higher dose for meals with more protein and a lower dose for meals with less protein).
    • If loose stools occur, reduce the dose by one capsule to find your balance.

-Important Considerations-

  • When to avoid: Do not take Ignition🔥Aid if you have active ulcers, gastritis, or if you are on prescription steroid medications. Glow🔥Nourish helps to heal ulcers and treat gastritis.
  • Support: Support is available through the private Feed a Brain support group.

Dosage Guide for Blaze🔥Digest Enzymes

Blaze🔥Digest provides enzyme support, which is also important for breaking down protein as well as fibers, and fats, improving nutrient absorption and helping to alleviate digestive discomfort such as bloating and gas. Optimal dosing depends on the integrity of your mucosal barriers and the nature of your meal.

  • Personalization is Key: Like with Ignition🔥Aid, the appropriate dose of Blaze🔥Digest varies based on your specific digestive health, the composition of your diet, and how you individually process different foods.

-How to Find Your Personal Optimal Dosage of Blaze🔥Digest-

  • Begin with One Capsule: Start by taking one capsule of Blaze🔥Digest with a meal. For meals that contain beans, nuts, seeds, nightshades, grains, dairy, or even just fiber, you will likely do better with more Blaze🔥Digest Enzymes. Try to keep the type of meal somewhat consistent when finding your optimal dose.
  • Gradually Increase Dosage: If there is no noticeable improvement in digestion or any signs of discomfort, increase the dose to two capsules at your next similar meal.
  • Continue to Adjust: Keep adding one capsule at each similar meal until you observe a clear improvement in how your digestive system handles these foods.
  • Monitor Reactions: Pay close attention to how your body reacts. The goal is to find the dose at which you feel an optimal improvement in digestion without any discomfort.
  • Find Your Optimal Dosage: You may need to experiment over several meals. Look for signs that your digestive efficiency has increased, such as reduced bloating, gas, or discomfort after eating.
  • Reduce if Necessary: If you experience any adverse effects, such as a warming sensation in your stomach or mild gastrointestinal upset, reduce the dosage by one capsule to find your ideal level.

By carefully adjusting the dosage of Blaze🔥Digest to meet your personal digestive needs, you can effectively manage and improve the digestion of complex foods, thereby enhancing nutrient absorption and overall gut health. This tailored approach helps ensure that your digestive system functions at its best, supporting your body’s natural digestive capabilities.

Key Considerations-

  • Listen to Your Body: It’s crucial to listen to your body’s signals. Adjustments may be needed based on dietary changes, health status, or other factors.
  • Long-term Usage: Over time, your digestive capabilities might improve, which could alter your need for supplemental enzymes. Regularly reassess your requirements based on ongoing digestive health.

Dosage Guide for Ember🔥Boost

Ember🔥Boost provides probiotics as well as immune cofactors designed to enhance the health of the microbiome, strengthen the immune system, improve brain health, and improve overall nutritional uptake. It includes spore-coated probiotics to ensure a healthy balance of gut bacteria, and immune cofactors that help prevent harmful microbes from taking up residence in the body.

-How to Find Your Personal Optimal Dosage of Ember🔥Boost-

  • Starting Point: Begin by taking one capsule of Ember🔥Boost in the evening with a meal containing fiber, or with one to three (1-3) scoops of Glow🔥Nourish.
  • Add Morning Dose: After two (2) days at this dose, if you do not experience any negative digestive or neurological changes, add another capsule of Ember🔥Boost in the morning with a meal containing fiber (or with Glow🔥Nourish). At this stage, you should be consuming one capsule of Ember🔥Boost twice daily (2x/day).
  • Increase Nightly Dose: If still no adverse effects are noted, add an additional capsule of Ember🔥Boost to your evening regimen.
  • Increase Morning Dose: If all is well after two (2) days at this dose, add another capsule of Ember🔥Boost in the morning.
  • Monitor Adjust Based on Symptoms: Ember🔥Boost contains probiotics that help replace harmful bacteria in the gut with beneficial ones, supporting brain and overall health. During this process, the die-off of bad bacteria can release toxins, causing temporary discomfort or “die-off” symptoms like bloating, gas, brain fog or fatigue. If you experience these symptoms, it’s advisable to reduce your dosage of Ember🔥Boost for a few days. When you’re ready, you can gradually increase the dosage again. Some feel benefit at dosages as high as four (4) capsules twice daily (2x/day).
  • Find Your Optimal Dose: Your optimal dosage might be reached before the maximal suggested limits.

Key Considerations-

  • Personalization is The Key: Digestive and neurological responses can vary between individuals, making it essential to tailor the dosage according to your personal tolerance and needs.
  • Regular Reassessment: As your body adjusts to these supplements, or if your health status changes, it might be necessary to modify your dosages. Periodic reassessment every few months can be helpful.

Safety Precautions-

  • Adhere to Recommended Intake: While it may be tempting to increase doses quickly, adhering to a gradual increase while monitoring the body’s response will give you important information and allow you to adjust if need be.

Dosage Guide for Glow🔥Nourish

Glow🔥Nourish is a supplement designed to nourish and protect the stomach and gut lining with ingredients like DGL, Glutamine, and Aloe Vera, which collectively support mucosal integrity and soothe irritation. Glow🔥Nourish also contains a prebiotic (Arabinogalactan) which feeds beneficial bacteria like those supplied by Ember🔥Boost, promoting the production of health-supportive short-chain fatty acids, creating a synergistic impact on brain and overall health.

-How to Find Your Personal Optimal Dosage of Glow🔥Nourish-

  • Starting Point: Begin by taking one scoop of Glow🔥Nourish at night.
  • Add Morning Dose: If you do not experience any negative digestive or neurological changes, add another scoop of Glow🔥Nourish. At this stage, you should be consuming one scoop of Glow🔥Nourish twice a day (morning and night).
  • Monitor Your Response: Pay close attention to how you respond to each incremental increase. Most people do fine with this supplement at dosages as high as three (3) scoops twice daily (2x/day).
  • Adjust Based on Symptoms: If you experience digestive upset, negative neurological changes, or other adverse effects (very rare), scale back the dosage of Glow🔥Nourish by one scoop and reassess.
  • Find Your Optimal Dose: Your optimal dosage might be reached before the maximal suggested limits.

Key Considerations-

  • Personalization is The Key: Digestive and neurological responses can vary between individuals, making it essential to tailor the dosage according to your personal tolerance and needs.
  • Regular Reassessment: As your body adjusts to these supplements, or if your health status changes, it might be necessary to modify your dosages. Periodic reassessment every few months can be helpful.

Safety Precautions-

  • Check for any potential allergens in the ingredient list, especially if you have known sensitivities or allergies to herbal components.