2. Gut Healing
Leaky gut occurs when the intestinal junctions become damaged. The intestinal junctions are openings in the intestinal cells that allow nutrients to enter the body. These junctions also prevent undigested food particles, harmful bacteria and other toxins from entering the body. When the gut is not healthy the junctions may remain open when they should be closed. This means that those unwanted toxins may leak into different areas of the body and cause many different types of health issues. Collagen can help to prevent this as it contains glutamine.
Glutamine is an amino acid that aids in the rebuilding of damaged intestinal junctions. This will help to restore the health of the gut, which will then tone down inflammation. In addition, collagen helps to absorb water and to keep liquids in the gut. This will improve intestinal transit or the amount of time that it takes food to move from the body.