- A complete meal replacement
- Gluten & casein free
- Predigested (gives your gut a rest)
- Clinically researched and scientifically validated
- As a remedy for potential overgrowths (exclusive nutrition for 1-3 weeks)
- As a gut-healing meal replacement (daily)
- As a gut reset (2-4 days)
- Use our Dosing Calculator for customized recommendations
- Much better tasting than most elemental diets
- Made with grass-fed whey protein
- Not denatured by heat or chemicals
- Made with 100% natural flavors
- Free of artificial ingredients and preservatives
This powerful gut healing tool is now better (and more versatile) than ever.
Elemental diets are gut-friendly, liquid diets that work quickly to improve IBD (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s), IBS, SIBO, and inflammatory conditions. In fact, elemental diets are proven to work where other approaches have failed.
Why Dr. Ruscio Recommends it
- Elemental diets are one of the most effective therapies I’ve used in the clinic.
Numerous clinical trials have demonstrated that a semi-elemental diet (containing whey) is equally effective to a fully elemental diet.
If you have already improved your diet and used probiotics but still have symptoms, an elemental diet should be considered.
Elemental diets are so effective because they act through multiple mechanisms:
- starving bacterial and fungal overgrowths*
- reducing exposure to dietary irritants
- providing a chance for your intestinal tract to rest and repair*
What the Research ShowsLearn more →
- After two weeks on an elemental diet, 80% of subjects saw their SIBO breath test normalize, and 65% experienced an improvement in their IBS symptoms. 
Elemental diets have been shown to be an effective treatment for inflammatory bowel disease in numerous clinical trials, decreasing inflammation, reducing autoimmunity, and preventing relapses. [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12]
- A clinical trial has shown that an elemental diet was as effective as the anti-inflammatory steroid drug prednisone for rheumatoid arthritis. 
I finished 14 days of Elemental Heal last month and it honestly has changed my life.
I finished 14 days of Elemental Heal last month and it honestly has changed my life. The past few years I've been suffering from progressive exhaustion, headaches, and severe joint pain and body aches. I was living on coffee and naproxen, bouncing between symptoms of IBS-C and IBS-D, and miserable. It got to the point my doctor began testing for autoimmune disorders like RA due to the inflammation. When those results came back negative, she referred me to a Functional Medicine provider who immediately diagnosed SIBO and a likely unknown food allergy, and ordered 14 days of an elemental diet followed by a low FODMAP diet. She gave me the info for Dr. Ruscio's page and products, which she highly recommended. I ordered the chocolate whey-free (as it contains MCTs, and I was trying to avoid any potential allergens from the whey). I was worried I'd be starving, but after the first day or two I was never hungry as long as I sipped it slowly throughout the day - I never even needed to drink the amount the online calculator suggested. The flavor was similar to some chocolate protein shakes, and does taste best on ice. I did experience multiple die-off symptoms at different times, but they were tolerable and let me know it was working! By the end of the two weeks, I honestly felt better than I have in years. I no longer need twice daily naproxen because the headaches and joint pain/body aches are gone. I am sleeping better at night, have more energy, and my digestive system is now working regularly on a daily basis. I cannot thank Dr. Ruscio enough for his products and information - I feel like I have my life back! If you're on the fence, go for it - you won't regret it.
- Miranda D.
I am SIBO negative... Lost 18 pounds... Once bothersome GI issues are now nonexistent. I am even back running and teaching dance. Excellent product!
- Christy T.
How to Use it
Use Elemental Heal shakes as your main source of calories for 2-4 days. This is an excellent tool for quelling occasional flareups. It’s a quick way to reduce symptoms and “reset” your gut.*
Use as a remedy if your gut imbalance has not fully responded to dietary changes and probiotics. Use Elemental Heal exclusively for 1-3 weeks, under a doctor’s supervision.
Use as a gut-healing meal replacement shake. Elemental Heal can be safely used often to replace 1-2 meals per day. It’s a complete meal replacement but also predigested, giving your gut a chance to rest and heal.*
How to Mix it
1 tsp - 1 tbsp
MCT Oil Powder
Whip on low speed
for 10-15 Secs
Frequently Asked Questions
What supplements do I take after I’m done with the Elemental Heal diet?
No specific supplements are required. But 2 helpful support strategies are below:
- Elemental Heal as a daily meal replacement, providing your gut a daily healing window.
- Probiotics help maintain bacterial balance. Lacto-Biff, S. Boulardii, Soil-Based. And Gut Rebuild Nutrients help maintain a healthy intestinal barrier.
What if I’m lactose and casein intolerant, can I use the product?
- Elemental Heal is casein free. The amount of lactose it contains is ≤ 3% and is low enough that many people who normally don't do well with lactose are able to tolerate Elemental Heal with no problem.
What if I’m allergic/intolerant to whey?
- Be cautious. Elemental Heal uses whey protein.
- Try our Elemental Heal Whey-Free Formula.
Do you still recommend Elemental Heal if I have an allergy to milk proteins (not just lactose intolerance)?
- You would be better off to try our Elemental Heal Whey-Free Formula.
Can Elemental Heal help with weight loss?
- If used as a meal replacement and to reduce total daily caloric intake.
- Or, via reduced inflammation as your gut heals.
Will the carbs in Elemental Heal feed fungus or candida?
- There’s no research to answer this question.
- My opinion, no.
- Why? Because it is absorbed in the first few feet of intestines. So it should starve fungus just like it does bacteria.
Is Elemental Heal safe for children?
- YES. Robust research shows the benefit for children with inflammatory bowel disease;
- Reduced symptoms, less relapse, improved growth…
Can Elemental Heal be used by highly active people?
- Why? It is a highly absorbable form of calories. Many patients have noted they feel improved energy and vigor during workouts.
- Be sure your caloric intake is high enough though
Can Elemental Heal be used all day?
- “I prefer to blend up all of my Elemental Heal shakes at the beginning of the day, but on the bottle it says to consume within 4 hours. Why is that? What happens after 4 hours?”
- As long as it’s kept cold, that should be fine.
- Refrigerate to prevent spoilage
How much Elemental Heal should I get?
You can calculate how much Elemental Heal you will need to purchase by using our calculator: https://drruscio.com/eh-dosing...