Keeping the mucosal barrier of your small intestine is critical to the health of numerous processes, including digestion, immunity, and defense against toxic exposures. When your mucosal barrier is compromised, you are at risk of allergies, nutrient deficiencies, digestive intolerances, leaky gut, bacterial overgrowth, parasitic infections, and more. Each of these complications can irritate your mucosa even further and lead to a vicious cycle of intestinal inflammation and a wide array of symptoms.
L-Glutamine Powder and More for Mucosal Barrier Repair
A strong mucosal barrier relies on the combined efforts of several players, including healthy epithelial cells, mucus, and a vital immunoglobin called secretory IgA (sIgA). SIgA is an essential immune system gatekeeper that acts as your first line of defense against infectious organisms and toxins. Exhibiting a dual role in immunity, sIgA identifies and promotes the removal of harmful substances while also ensuring that your natural gut microbiome is protected. The nutrients specifically target your epithelial tissues. These tissues line the inner surfaces of cavities in many internal organs, including the intestines and play a key role in determining which substances are allowed into the bloodstream. †