LGUT-Leaky Gut by Systemic Formulas
Gastrointestinal permeability (leaky gut) severely impacts the normal, healthy human immune functions. Some 70% of the human immune system is centered in the intestines. Research reveals that key botanical nutrients help the normal regulatory processes and help restore tissue integrity to the intestinal epithelium and microbiome processes. Some nutrients provide protective molecules by up-regulating the tight junction protein claudin and down-regulating the protein zonulin. Other studies reveal that short chain fatty acids (SCFA), flavonoids, growth factors, phytotherapeutics such as berberine are powerful influences for healthy G.I. tract integrity. Preserving the integrity of the epithelial barrier and supporting the normal maintenance processes are of paramount importance and foundational to health and healing programs.