My digestive system hates me sometimes. I’ve had colitis since I was a teen, and I spent 3 weeks on antibiotics last summer after an emergency ventral hernia repair. I’ve battled GERD and LPR over the years, and I have numerous sensitivities/intolerances/allergies to foods. Basically I’m that person who always brings a dish to the party – not just because it’s a nice thing to do, but because I probably can’t eat most of what you’re serving.
Now that you’ve got the scoop on my background, you might understand why I was slightly apprehensive about trying Restore products. I was worried I might make my digestive health worse, especially after reading a warning from Restore that advised me to consult a doctor if I currently had symptoms from chronic medical conditions. My doctor had no issue with me using these products, so I decided to use them for 30 days and see what happened.
Before I reveal my Restore review, I need to stay in the FTC’s good graces by sharing this disclaimer with you guys:
I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions.
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Okay, now we can talk about Restore. Let’s discuss the basics first.
Restore tackles the cause of digestive problems rather than just masking the symptoms, which is why the product appealed to me. It doesn’t contain probiotics or prebiotics, so I wasn’t sure how effective it would be. I’ve never seen a gut health product that doesn’t contain either of those two things.
Here’s what it does contain:
If you can’t see the pic clearly, just know that this bottle is packed with good stuff. It’s got purified water, tons of minerals, and Terrahydrite. It’s gluten free, dairy free, and sugar free, and it contains plenty of amino acids.
After finding out the ingredients, you might assume Restore has a fairly bland taste. Your assumption is correct.
I’ve read reviews that say Restore tastes like water, and I disagree. I think it tastes somewhat like soap – not a fragrant, colorful bar of soap, but an unscented glycerin bar of soap. The taste is tolerable, but I wouldn’t say I love it or anything.
That’s why I usually add some to a cup of juice or a smoothie. Problem solved.
You can easily hide Restore in smoothies/yogurt/juice or whatever because it’s a light-colored liquid. It only looks dark when you gaze into the bottle.
Here’s what it looks like in a spoon. A teaspoon, to be exact.
You have to take 1 teaspoon of Restore 3 times a day. I found it hard to remember to do this, but I successfully swallowed most of my doses on schedule. You can set a timer in your phone or develop a routine where you take Restore with breakfast, lunch, and dinner if you also find it hard to remember to take it throughout the day.
I had great results with Restore after a week or two. It’s not a miracle potion, so don’t expect to feel like a new person 5 minutes after your first teaspoon. Give your body time to adjust and put the earth-derived trace minerals to work. I noticed that my nausea (a side effect of my digestive issues) disappeared after about 10 days on Restore, and I don’t think it was a coincidence. I also felt more energetic and was able to start walking 2 to 4 miles per day with my kids.
While Restore warns that its mission has not been evaluated by the FDA, it strives to “balance gut health,” “promote respiratory wellness,” and “enhance mental clarity.” It has other goals too, but I don’t want to copy and paste everything off of the company’s labels or website.
For the record, a lack of FDA approval doesn’t bother me. I’ve had severe reactions to FDA-approved medications over the years, so seeing FDA approval on a label doesn’t make me say “Oh my gosh, I need to buy this right now!” I just want to warn you guys that Restore says “This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.” The product helped me, but I (legally) can’t formally declare that it will help you.
I personally experienced a benefit not listed on the label: Super long nails. My nails grew really fast when I started taking Restore. They’re short in the pic where I’m holding the teaspoon, and then they’re long a week or so later:
They’re also dirty because I noticed their amazing length while I was cooking dinner and stopped to take a pic. Oops.
Would I use Restore again in the future? Yes, I’ll probably add it to my supplement/vitamin routine. I have an awful gag reflex and struggle with pills (although I take some anyway from other brands), so I love that Restore is a liquid. When I worked in the medical field, the doctor I worked for took liquid vitamins and supplements because he said his body absorbed them better. That’s another potential perk of using Restore, but keep in mind that I’m not formally claiming your body does better with liquid supplements than powder-filled capsules.
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