Quoted TextAmino acids are organic acids, ones that are naturally formed and are basically the building blocks of protein. There are so many different parts of the body that benefit from these acids that we could be here all day. The main usages are repairing muscles, ligaments, glands, nails, hair skin and organs.glutamine, glycine, phenylalanine, tryptophan, and valine. Three of those — phenylalanine, tryptophan, and valine — are essential amino acids for humans; the others are isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, and threonine. The essential amino acids cannot be synthesized by the body; instead, they must be ingested
Quoted from JKSo I certainly hope you do not have LG! It might not be obvious until it gets to a severe state (but your DR can perform a test to help with early stage diagnoses).
Quoted from debiwhat do you mean by free form amino acids?
Quoted from JKThe BIGGEST aid to healing your gut is to discover ALL of your hidden food intolerances and then avoid those foods. No easy way around it. The small intestine will not heal if you continue eating even only one food that causes an allergic reaction or inflammation. And if your leaky gut is severe, you have to be on the watch for developing new intolerances to anything you are currently eating. I decided to go on a rare foods diet and after a month, started testing foods individually from my old food list. This is working well for me even though I can't eat so many things; it is worth it just to not have the pain, etc, after eating!
As for the amino acids John mentioned, I highly recommend using free form aminos if you have LG. The microvilli of the small intestine are so damaged by the condition that enzymes needed for the final step in protien digestion are not available and so protein is not absorbed. This means your body will scavenge for protein in your tissues instead of getting protein from the diet -- not good. Also, you won't be able to digest anything but simple sugars for the same reason, the microvilli aren't supplying the necessary enzymes. And it doesn't matter if you do take digestive enzymes! They help, but not enough that you can afford to eat a lot of complex carbs. Soooo, following the principles of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet helps greatly too. Any complex carb that you eat that you can't break down and absorb just feeds the bad bacteria and fungi in your digestive tract. Ditto the undigested protein.
So I certainly hope you do not have LG! It might not be obvious until it gets to a severe state (but your DR can perform a test to help with early stage diagnoses).
Quoted from pkarmeierI was reading today that Leaky Gut Syndrome is connected to/with MS. If this is truly the case, would taking Intrinsia help?
Quoted from KimonoKatItaly, can you point me to where you were reading this connection?
Quoted from NorrbobI have other symptoms that interrupt my sleep ( acid, tingling, constipation ) that I have been to 7 or 8 Dr's for but they tend to use the "its in your head" diagnosis when they don't know how to proceed.