Leaky Gut Syndrome
Leaky gut syndrome is a medical mystery characterized by vague symptoms such as bloating, gas, cramps, food sensitivities, and abdominal pain.
It is a condition that affects the lining of the intestines resulting in a porous intestinal wall, with the leaking of intestinal content into the blood stream. It creates a dysfunctional environment for proper digestion with the intestines losing some of their ability to filter nutrients and other substances. When this happens, particles of incompletely digested foods, bacteria, other waste products may leak through the intestines into the bloodstream.
It is thought that leaky gut syndrome, when left untreated can result in conditions such as celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, autism, chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, eczema and dermatitis. It is also thought that these conditions themselves can cause leaky gut syndrome.
No specific treatment exists for this relatively new disorder, but symptomatic improvement is common with dietary modifications, reducing stress, and correction of gut flora. Various dietary supplements have been found to help in healing of the gut wall in leaky gut syndrome.
It is rich in antibodies which work against various pathogenic bacteria and viruses that harm the gut wall. Colostrum is seen to reduce the frequency of diarrhoea and provides symptomatic improvement in E. coli infection. The antibodies within MIP Colostrum are effective in killing Helicobacter pylori, which is responsible for most of the gastric ulcers. It also prevents damage induced by NSAIDs, commonly taken for chronic pains. Growth factors such as Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) and anti-inflammatory substances in colostrum can also help in healing of the leaky gut walls.