Intestinal comfort

By Dr. Jean-Francois Lesgards

Leaky gut, or intestinal permeability, is a condition in which intestinal cells are damaged and lose their tightness, causing undigested food particles, toxins, allergens as well as bacteria to pass through the gut membrane. intestine into the bloodstream. These molecules and bacteria, once in the blood, can reach distant organs and cause inflammation, allergic reactions and autoimmune responses leading to many disorders and pathological conditions in the body. Good health begins in the gut and it is important to take care of the intestinal system as it is a gateway to internal organs and systems.

Studies have already shown that whey can work against intestinal permeability and decrease inflammation. Whey, like Protelicious, is rich in glutamic acid and amino acids that can easily be converted by the body into glutamine. Glutamine is a molecule that participates in the regeneration of intestinal cells, intestinal health and digestion. Antioxidants like glutathione (produced by the body with glutamic acid) also contribute to the health of intestinal cells and help heal intestinal permeability by protecting cell junctions thus preventing or decreasing the passage of toxic and allergenic molecules into blood flow.