WHAT IS LEAKY GUT SYNDROME AND WHY
HAS IT BECOME SO COMMON?
One of the most discussed digestive conditions today is called Leaky Gut
It has been referred to as a health epidemic by many health
professionals. As more
Americans are affected by poor dietary choices, chronic stress, gluten
and bacterial imbalances, Leaky Gut Syndrome has become very common.
In Leaky Gut Syndrome the mucosal lining of the intestines are damaged
so that larger
undigested food particles are allowed to pass into the bloodstream. The
lining is naturally permeable to small molecules in order for nutrients
to be absorbed
from digested food. In a healthy intestinal tract the junctions along
the mucosal lining
are tight, preventing undigested food particles from entering the
In Leaky Gut Syndrome these undigested food particles, toxins, and
bacteria enter the
bloodstream. The immune system identifies them as “foreign invaders” or
and begins to attack them. This autoimmune response can lead to
digestive problems such
as gas, bloating, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). In addition,
cells in your intestines do not produce the enzymes needed for proper
can lead to malnutrition and nutritional deficiencies.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF LEAKY GUT SYNDROME?
In many cases Leaky Gut Syndrome can be caused by a poor diet. Foods
Genetically Modified Foods, excessive sugar and alcohol can contribute
to Leaky Gut
The presence of gluten in our diet has increased significantly in the
last few decades.
Gluten can cause the intestinal cells to release zonulin, a protein that
breaks apart the
the tight junction in the intestinal lining.
Other causes of Leaky Gut Syndrome include medications such as
antibiotics, over-the counter
pain relievers such as aspirin and acetaminophen which can irritate the
and damage protective mucous layers. These can destroy the tight
intestinal junction and increase intestinal permeability that lets
undigested food particles into the bloodstream.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF LEAKY GUT SYNDROME
Some of the symptoms of Leaky Gut Syndrome include:
such as gas or bloating, cramps, chronic diarrhea, or constipation
and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
brain fog, or memory loss
Cravings for sugars
or carbohydrates, food sensitivities or allergies
Skin condition such
as rashes, acne, eczema or rosacea
such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Celiac Disease or Crohn’s Disease
HOW DO YOU HEAL A LEAKY GUT
There are nutritional supplements that can help you manage and heal
formulated powder to support the specific needs of those with
compromised intestinal function and malabsorption.
Replenishes the intestinal lining. Formulated with clinically tested
L-Alany-L-Glutamine also known as Sustamine which helps maintain the
integrity of intestinal epithelial cells. Also supports the
beneficial gastrointestinal flora.
Those with Leaky Gut Syndrome are prone to malabsorption and
nutritional insufficiencies. ULTRA GI REPLENISH contains over 20
essential nutrients of targeted GI support. In addition, it provides
essential amino acids for protein needs, omega 3’s, and a prebiotic
fiber blend to support a healthy bacterial balance.
Support for gastrointestional and immune health. Features a
powerful probiotic blend of B. lactis and L. acidophilus cultures in
enzyme complex designed to support healthy digestive function.
Delivers a variety of enzymes that digest fats, carbohydrates and
A fiber blend
designed to support healthy intestinal transit time and bowel
regularity. One serving provides approximately 83% insoluble
and 17% soluble dietary fiber.
multiple vitamin and mineral formula in tablet form. Provides a
comprehensive nutritional foundation, especially for those with
compromised digestion and assimilation found in Leaky Gut Syndrome.