Have you been diagnosed with leaky gut syndrome? If so, you know the discomfort associated with the condition. Bloating, digestive problems, joint pain, and even difficulty concentrating can all result from intestinal permeability, the cause of leaky gut. Fortunately, some supplements effectively treat leaky gut and manage its symptoms. 

L-glutamine

L-glutamine is an amino acid that helps repair the intestinal lining. This immune-supporting and digestion-aiding acid have dietary sources like chicken, fish, beans, cabbage, spinach, and dairy. It’s the most abundant free amino acid in the body.

One study shows that low doses of oral glutamine may improve intestinal permeability, especially after strenuous exercise. It may also help regulate how the intestinal barrier functions during stress.

Collagen Peptides

Collagen proteins are found in almost every tissue throughout the body. Not only are collagen proteins considered to be a building block for healthy skin, hair, and muscle, collagen also plays an essential role in digestive health. 

The most easily digestible collagens are collagen peptides, a bioavailable form of the protein. Collagen peptides prevent the destruction of the intestinal lining and provide anti-inflammatory properties to promote gut health. 

Zinc

A recent study on zinc claims this supplement can reduce the permeability of the small intestine that’s associated with the leaky gut syndrome and Crohn’s disease

Researchers studied patients who were given 110 mg of oral zinc sulfate three times a day for eight weeks. During follow-up studies, it was determined that 10 out of 12 patients had normal intestine permeability.

Probiotics

Probiotics are live microorganisms that help to improve your microbiome (healthy gut bacteria). The gut microbiome affects almost every other system in the body, including heart health, immune system, and blood sugar levels, as well as your digestive system. Studies have shown that markers of gut leakage decrease when multi-strain probiotics are used. 

Leaky gut syndrome may contribute to autoimmune problems and neuropsychiatric and skin conditions. However, with dietary and lifestyle changes, including the regular use of high-quality supplements, symptoms can not only be managed but the condition can also be improved. Before taking supplements, it’s best to consult with a healthcare practitioner experienced in the care and treatment of leaky gut. 

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