Leaky Gut Defense addresses the issue of inflammation, loss of nutrition, and lowered immune system stemming from a leaky gut. this formula is for GI repair and contains 3g L-Glutamine, Licorice Root (deglycyrrhized), Aloe Leaf & Arabinogalactan, and Stevia-Free – Sweetened with Monk Fruit. All ingredients are pharmaceutical grade.
What is Leaky Gut?
A few basic things happen in a healthy digestive tract. The first is the breaking down of food and the second is absorption of nutrients. The third is a protective function. The walls of the intestine act as a barrier to keep harmful agents from entering the bloodstream along with the other nutrients. The semi-permeability in the intestinal walls come from “tight junctions”. Tight junctions are small gaps in the intestinal walls through which water, nutrients, and harmful substances can enter the bloodstream.
When the tight junctions enlarge or do not function properly, bacteria and toxins can enter the bloodstream. Consequently, body-wide inflammation arises and causes an immune response. The condition of malfunctioning tight junctions is called Leaky Gut Syndrome. As a result, any number of conditions can occur.
How do I know if I have Leaky Gut Syndrome?
Though “Leaky Gut” is not an official diagnosis by traditional medicine, professionals do agree that hyper-permeability of the intestinal wall is present in certain chronic diseases. Those that ascribe to the Leaky Gut syndrome attribute it as a root cause in conditions such as bloating, food sensitivities, fatigue, digestive issues, and skin problems.
Other conditions it may be responsible for are chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, food sensitivities, thyroid abnormalities, mood swings, and autism.
What can I do if I think I have a “Leaky Gut”?
If you suffer from any of the above conditions you may have an issue with a leaky gut. The first step is always to see your doctor. Talk with him/her about your concerns and let them guide you in the conventional wisdoms. However, you may still feel the need for additional help. If so, try Amy Meyers “Leaky Gut Defense”.