Why Gut Health Really Matters!
70% of our body’s immune response comes from our gut health. 90% of Serotonin is produced in the gut. And, there is a direct link between the gut and the brain. We now know far more about the importance of gut health, the brain and pain.
Leaky gut, or "intestinal permeability”, is a condition in which the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged, causing undigested food particles, toxic waste products and bacteria to "leak" through the intestines and flood the blood stream. These foreign substances cause an autoimmune response including inflammatory and allergic reactions such as migraines, irritable bowel, eczema, chronic fatigue, food allergies, rheumatoid arthritis and more.
With leaky gut, damaged cells in the intestines don't produce the enzymes needed for proper digestion. As a result, the body cannot absorb essential nutrients, which can lead to hormone imbalances and a weakened immune system.
L-Glutamine, the most abundant amino acid in the body, is an important constituent of proteins and participates in many key metabolic processes. Glutamine helps to regulate acid/base balance, maintains nitrogen balance, and acts as a nitrogen reservoir for the production of other amino acids. It assists the maintenance of healthy digestion and acid/alkaline balance and is essential for the repair of the gastrointestinal wall. It also serves as an important energy source for certain cell types, such as gut, immune, and kidney cells. Glutamine is known to support gastrointestinal integrity, normal immune system function, and the preservation of muscle tissue.
Our L-Glutamine is gluten free, vegan and contains no traces of milk, dairy, nuts, shellfish, soybeans, wheat, yeast, gluten or corn.
L-Glutamine is the perfect compound to strengthen the gut lining and protect the integrity of the wall/gut barrier, whilst also reducing existing digestive disturbances and IBS symptoms.
Alpha Lipoic Acid significantly reduces markers of inflammation in various chronic gut health conditions. It has a protective effect against the oxidative injury found in colitis and protects tissues in the colon because of its antioxidant and membrane stabilising properties.
Finally, zinc tightens the leaky intestine and preserves the intestinal barrier function.
Elixir compounds a specific Leaky Gut & IBS Complex to treat both conditions.
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