What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?
The lining of the digestive system plays an important function of being a barrier. It is similar to a net with small holes that permits certain substances to go through whilst keeping the unwanted bigger particles out.
With leaky gut, this net in your digestive system becomes impaired and the holes become larger- allowing substances through that would normally be blocked.
Therefore, the barrier in your digestive system becomes less effective because bacteria, viruses, undigested foods and toxic waste can leak through the digestive lining and into the small intestine.
From this point, all of these undesirable particles enter into your bloodstream and are circulated around the body. This is a major catalyst for your immune system to kick in and this, in turn, causes the end product is inflammation in numerous parts of the body.
Symptoms of Leaky Gut Syndrome:
- Low energy levels and fatigue
- Joint pain
- A slow and sluggish metabolism
- Weight gain
- Thyroid conditions
- Autoimmune conditions
- Digestive issues
- Skin conditions, such as acne