- Your gut is responsible for up to 80% of your immune system.
80% of your immune system is produced in your digestive tract by the thin mucosal barrier that lines your intestines. Once you develop Leaky Gut Syndrome, this mucosal barrier becomes damaged and you lose the ability to produce this extremely important antibody. You literally lose the ability to fight off all of the harmful substances that enter your body leaving you exposed to many different kinds of infections.
- Your gut is responsible for protecting you against toxins and pathogens including: Auto immune response, harmful parasites, bacteria, viruses, yeast, and fungi.
Once Leaky Gut Syndrome develops it opens the doorway for all of the harmful pathogens that live in your gut to directly enter your bloodstream. Once in the bloodstream, these pathogens can travel anywhere creating inflammation and infecting your organs and various other tissues. This can cause multiple symptoms and conditions that are completely unrelated to the gut.
- Your gut is responsible for producing the main chemical substance needed to fight depression.
Depression is caused by your body’s inability to produce the neurotransmitter Serotonin. This neurotransmitter helps regulate your mood, metabolism, and appetite. The majority of Serotonin is produced in your gut. When you develop Leaky Gut Syndrome and your gut becomes damaged, you lose the ability to produce the Serotonin your body needs.
In fact, some say that poor gut health is responsible for up to 90% of chronic health symptoms and conditions!