Intestinal permeability occurs when the lining of the digestive tract becomes leaky to toxins that cause chronic inflammation. This permeability allows toxins to leak out of the digestive tract into the bloodstream. When this happens an auto-immune reaction that can create pain and inflammation occurs in the body's tissues.
What causes such issues? The use of NSAIDS, steroids, antibiotics, antihistamines, caffeine, alcohol, prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs all contribute to this intestinal stress that allows the mucosa permeable to toxins and undigested food particles.
Intestinal permeability is associated with many illness, but studies show individuals with CFS and Fibromyalgia are especially plagued with it. One program for CFS patients reduced allergic foods that caused stomach distress and had an 81.2% reduction in their symptoms. Teemed with a solid nutritional supplement participants experienced less down-days during the study.
Help for Intestinal Permeability
- Supplement with digestive enzymes.
- Start taking probiotics 2 - 3 times a day.
- Begin an elimination diet to rule out an foods that may be triggering food sensitivities.
- Make sure all your supplements are appropriate and you are taking the required dosages.
- Try taking the amino acid L-glutamine which is the primary fuel for intestinal cell function.