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Glutathione and Your Leaky Gut

Dr. Mallory Blair, PHD Dr. Mallory Blair, PHD

Ever wondered why you’ve been experiencing irregular bowel movement, bloating, gas and discomfort? The culprit may be a leaky gut. Read on to know exactly what Leaky Gut Syndrome is and how Glutathione can be your, and your gut’s, new best friend. 

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If you’re on TikTok, Instagram, or quite frankly any social media channel nowadays, you may have come across the overwhelming amount of content around gut health and digestion. That’s because many people (and mostly women to be quite frank) are suffering from digestional discomfort, bloating, and the inability to lose weight.

But what many are starting to realize is that irregular bowel movement, discomfort, gas, bloating - all of these symptoms are NOT normal, and NOT okay. You shouldn’t have to live like that. And thankfully, what many are also starting to realize is that these symptoms can be directly linked to an unhealthy gut - or what we like to call, Leaky Gut Syndrome.

So let’s talk about what leaky gut syndrome is, the causes, and what you can do to overcome it.

What is Leaky Gut?

A leaky gut happens when tiny holes form in the intestines. These tiny holes allow bacteria, toxins, and partially digested food particles to escape into the bloodstream. This is known as ‘intestinal permeability’ and can lead to a host of health issues.

The intestinal lining contains tight junctions that are supposed to prevent things from passing through. Factors such as advanced age, poor diet, stress, bacterial imbalance, and some medications cause these tight junctions to break apart. When these junctions break apart, they begin to allow unwanted material to get into the bloodstream and cause inflammation. 

When your gut becomes inflamed, it can lead to a variety of chronic conditions. Some of those conditions include bloating, cramps, arthritis, allergies, gas, and asthma.

The Cure That Nobody Talks About

Among other things, a healthy gut is sustained by foods that contain prebiotics, probiotics and antioxidants. Glutathione plays a vital role in helping your gut do its job properly. It helps protect the integrity of the cells within the digestive system from free radical damage and oxidative stress. It also helps to renew the cells lining your intestinal tract.

I’ve seen and heard nutritionists talk about prebiotics and probiotics as possible solutions, as well as green juices and cleanses. And while I say yes yes yes to all of those suggestions, there is one particular nutrient that nobody talks about that can actually do wonders for your gut. 

Can you guess what it is?

If you guessed Glutathione, then you’re absolutely correct! Glutathione is your liver's best friend, and can become the ultimate detox solution for your body. In a nutshell, it’s nature’s master antioxidant and plays a direct role in helping your liver eliminate toxins, heavy metals, and other harmful substances. And, while doing so, Glutathione helps protect the lining of your gut - which is exactly what you need to avoid leaky gut syndrome. 

So How Can Glutathione Help?

Think about it for a moment. The foods that you eat contain nutrients. In order to absorb those nutrients into your bloodstream, your body has to break those foods down. Your body relies on its liver and digestive tract to break food down.

If your liver and digestive tract aren't working properly, you won't be able to absorb many key vitamins and minerals. You might also be susceptible to absorbing other harmful toxins. So it makes sense to say that your gut health and overall health are very closely linked together. 

Glutathione is also capable of recycling old glutathione cells, reactivating them once more so that they can be used to boost your body’s immune function again. 

It's easy to see why glutathione is considered such a powerhouse in your cellular function. It is involved in nearly every process your body performs, and even carries away toxins and waste. It's truly the MVP of your body's cellular function!

How Can You Increase Your Levels of Glutathione?

Your body does naturally produce glutathione. However, it helps to incorporate foods into your diet that will increase the production of this antioxidant within your cells. Higher levels of glutathione in your body without a doubt equates to a stronger immune system.

Foods rich in glutathione include kale, spinach, brussels sprouts, avocados, asparagus, and okra. Additionally, eating sulfur-rich foods like onions or cruciferous vegetables (broccoli and cabbage) will help boost your glutathione production as well. 

You can also incorporate supplements into your diet to aid your body’s production of glutathione. Our Glutathione solution - Body Detox - is specifically designed to help your body detox in order to avoid bloating, digestive issues, as well as protect your gut. It also contains prebiotics to further promote a healthy gut. And, the best part is, you just have to take one shot of Body Detox every morning to start feeling and seeing the effects; in fact, thanks to our Nutristack technology, the liposomes in our solution allow it to work faster and better than any traditional supplement in the market. 

Whether you struggle with digestive issues or not, glutathione is one of the most important substances your body produces. Keeping your glutathione levels high will go a long way in keeping your body healthy overall.

Dr. Mallory Blair, PHD
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Dr. Mallory Blair, PHD

Dr. Mallory Blair is the co-founder and CEO of 2x4 Nutrition. She has a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry, a master’s degree in bio analytical chemistry, and over a decade of experience in researching and manufacturing Liposomal supplements.

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