Use “Nature’s Army” to Defend Against Leaky Gut – Chances Are, Your Doctor Overlooks It

A surprising number of people have never heard of leaky gut. Surprising, because it’s a common – and serious – health issue. But even most doctors don’t talk about it.

Until recently, many doctors didn’t even believe leaky gut existed.

But it does… and it can have serious effects. If you have a leaky gut, you may be lucky and only suffer with gas, bloating, abdominal cramps and the like. But, left alone, leaky gut can become life threatening.

Here’s what you need to know about leaky gut… and a simple, natural answer that could end your suffering.

The Hidden Cause of Misery

Super Flora PlusIf you have “digestion problems” – excessive gas, bloating, cramps, etc. – they could be a sign of leaky gut. So can malaise – that vague feeling you’re not quite yourself… you’re “sort of sick,” but you just can’t put your finger on it.

Leaky gut is behind a lot of suffering. The problem is it’s not easy to recognize, we don’t fully understand what causes it, and doctors don’t always agree on how to deal with it. (Though, in just a few moments, I’ll show you why Super Flora Plus may be your most effective option.)

It can be tough to identify leaky gut. Here’s a good example:

Many athletes at the recent Rio Olympics complained of stomach problems. Many people blamed food poisoning. But there really wasn’t any good evidence of it.

A medical professor at England’s Plymouth University thinks leaky gut may have been the problem. He points out that intense training has been linked to leaky gut. And so has heat. Put all those top-level athletes in the tropical summer and – bang! – some are naturally going to develop a leaky gut.1

He has no proof. Just as the food poisoning believers have no proof. But it’s a pretty good guess. And I’d be willing to bet he’s right in at least some of those cases.

But what exactly is “leaky gut”?

Why Your Gut Is Key to Immune Defense

Your digestive system breaks down your food into usable nutrients and sends them out into your body. But it has to ensure only nutrients get through.

You see, nothing you put in your mouth is truly pure. Even cooked food can carry bacteria, dirt, and other contaminants. And there are countless other ways germs and toxins enter your digestive system.

Maybe you swallow a little water when you’re swimming. Or you kissed someone. Do you lick your fingers to separate the pages of a newspaper? Or do you put a cut finger to your mouth? I’m sure you get the idea.

Ideally, when contaminants reach your intestinal tract, they’re blocked from escaping by tight junctions between the cells of your intestinal lining. Your body makes special proteins to keep the lining “tight” – so only nutrients can get through.

But intense exercise, excessive heat, poor diet, and many other situations weaken tight junctions. Emotional stress can wreak havoc on tight junctions, too.

Weak junctions allow toxins and invading bacteria to “leak” into your body. If the problem is small, chances are your discomfort will be, too. But a major breakdown could let a flood of poisons loose in your body.

Stress may be a key. Because stress – both physical and emotional – damages a key player in your immune system…

Your gut flora.

 

Friendly Bacteria – Your Gut’s First Line of Defense

If you have digestive problems… if you feel “blah” and “out of sorts”… you may have a problem with leaky gut. It may also be a sign that even worse health problems are on the horizon.

But I have good news. The “friendly” bacteria in your gut want to help. In fact, their lives depend on it.

You see, not all bacteria are bad. Friendly strains of bacteria live in your gut. You send them food and provide them with shelter. In return, they protect their home: YOU!

They do this in several ways. When they’re healthy, they can out-compete dangerous bacteria. They make B vitamins and vitamin K your body can use. And they help shore up tight junctions.

Doctors noticed this in animal studies.

In one study, researchers used a chemical to trigger a breakdown in the tight junctions of their subjects. Treating the animals with probiotic bacteria began to restore their intestinal barriers.2

In a 2012 study, doctors triggered a breakdown in tight junctions with mental stress. Giving their subjects a probiotic reversed the breakdown.3

Human studies – going all the way back to the early 2000s – show similar results.

Tiny Probiotics Deliver Huge Relief

In 2002, three surgeons from the University of Belfast published information on probiotic studies they’d done. One study involved mice. The second used humans.

More Than for Digestion: 3 Probiotic Breakthroughs

In the mouse study, they showed giving probiotics to mice with a bowel problem triggered improvements in their intestinal barriers. The mice also had a drop in intestinal irritation.

When the doctors tested the probiotic – a form of Lactobacillus – on people, the results were also good. Their subjects showed improved tight junctions.

Overall, the researchers said, the probiotic led to improvements in both irritated and normal bowels.4

Because intense exercise is linked to leaky gut, doctors have looked at probiotics for athletes. One such article was published in the journal Acute Topics in Sport Nutrition.

The authors referenced studies showing probiotics can strengthen tight junctions. They also noted probiotics have a positive effect on athletes’ overall immune health.5

A study comparing athletes taking probiotics to those taking a placebo bears this out.

Doctors tested athletes in a 90-minute cycling trial and measured their level of gut leakage. Then they split the athletes into two similar groups. One group took a probiotic supplement for 2 weeks. The others took a placebo.

Next the doctors repeated the cycling trial… and again measured gut leakage. They discovered the probiotic group had much lower levels of a protein – Zonulin – linked to gut leakage. This suggests their tight junctions improved.

The probiotic group also had lower levels of free radical damage and less systemic irritation.6

Potential Relief From Serious Health Issues

The more we learn about leaky gut, the more we realize it can really affect your health. Various studies show it may be linked to immune system breakdowns and health issues stemming from systemic irritation.

But we’re also learning that using probiotics to ease leaky gut may be the easiest and most efficient way to deal with some of these health issues.

For example, chronic irritation in your colon encourages leaky gut. But a 2009 animal study showed probiotics can ease the irritation – and help boost junction integrity.7

A second study, published in the online journal PLoS ONE, had similar results.8

Other studies link human use of probiotics to better emotional9 and physical10 health. Heck! We've even discovered probiotics can “talk” back and forth with your brain!

And they defend you from leaky gut two ways. First, they block damage to your tight junctions. They also promote higher levels of the special proteins used to “build” tight junctions.11

So you’re covered from both ends!

How to Get the Most Out of Your Probiotic Formula

There are hundreds of probiotic supplements out there. But they’re not all created equal. In fact, some are probably little better than junk. You see…

  • Some formulas contain only one strain
  • Others have very small amounts of live probiotics
  • Most don’t include prebiotics.

That’s where Super Flora Plus can make all the difference.

Our unique probiotic formula contains…

  • 6 strains of friendly bacteria…
  • Over 20 billion live colony-forming units… plus
  • Two potent prebiotics to help keep your probiotic defenses healthy.

What’s a prebiotic? It’s fiber that you can’t digest… but friendly bacteria can. And we’ve loaded up Super Flora Plus two of the best: FOS and baobab bark.

After all, if you’re hiring an army to provide a defense, it makes sense to feed them, too.

Best of all, you can try Super Flora Plus with no risk.

Get All the Benefits With None of the Risk

If you work out hard… if you play or garden in the summer heat… if you don’t eat as well as you should… or if you simply feel blah – not quite yourself – Super Flora Plus could be your secret to feeling great again.

Super Flora PlusLet the probiotics in Super Flora Plus support your digestive and immune health… promote strong tight junctions… and defend you against toxins “leaking” out of your gut and into your body.

With Best Life Herbals’ full-year satisfaction guarantee, you have nothing to lose. We’re so sure you’ll love your results, we’ll buy it back if you’re not 100% satisfied. Up to a full 365 days from your date of purchase. Even if all you have left is the empty bottle.

What could be fairer?

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The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease. 

1 Gould, A., “Olympic stomach upsets ‘could be leaky gut’ suggests gastro-intestinal expert,” Plymouth University Press Office. Aug 18, 2016.

2 Ukena, S.N., et al, “Probiotic Escherichia coli Nissle 1917 Inhibits Leaky Gut by Enhancing Mucosal Integrity,” PLoS ONE. 2007; 2(12): e1308.

3 Ait-Belgnaoui, A., et al, “Prevention of gut leakiness by a probiotic treatment leads to attenuated HPA response to an acute psychological stress in rats,” Psychoneuroendocrinology. Nov 2012; 37(11): 1885-1895.

4 Kennedy, R.J., et al, “Mucosal barrier function and the commensal flora,” Gut. 2002 Mar; 50(3): 441–442.

5 Lamprecht, M. and Frauwallner, A., “Exercise, Intestinal Barrier Dysfunction and Probiotic Supplementation,” Acute Topics in Sport Nutrition. 2013; 59: 47-56.

6 Lamprecht, M., et al, “Probiotic supplementation affects markers of intestinal barrier, oxidation, and inflammation in trained men…” Jrnl Intl Soc Sports Nut. 2012; 9: 45.

7 Mennigen, R., et al, “Probiotic mixture VSL#3 protects the epithelial barrier by maintaining tight junction protein expression and preventing apoptosis in a murine model of colitis,” Am Jrnl Phys - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology. Apr 24, 2009; 296(5): 1140-1149.

8 Zakostelska, Z., et al, “Lysate of Probiotic Lactobacillus casei DN-114 001 Ameliorates Colitis by Strengthening the Gut Barrier Function and Changing the Gut Microenvironment,” PLoS ONE. 2011; 6(11): e27961.

9 Rao, A.V., et al, “A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study of a probiotic in emotional symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome,” Gut Pathogens. 2009; 1:6.

10 de Kort, S., et al, “Leaky gut and diabetes mellitus: what is the link?” Obesity Reviews. Jun 2011; 12(6): 449-458.

11 Rao, R.K. and Samak, G., “Protection and Restitution of Gut Barrier by Probiotics: Nutritional and Clinical Implications,” Current Nutrition & Food Science, Volume 9, Number 2, May 2013, pp. 99-107(9)

The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease. 

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