Immune Health

6 Surprising Signs of Gut Inflammation

Do you have any ongoing symptoms that don’t make sense? Ones that your doctor (or numerous specialists) hasn’t been able to fully treat or diagnose?

The answer to your unexplained symptoms could have a surprising cause: Gut inflammation.

As strange as it may sound, inflammation in your gut doesn’t just affect your digestive system. It can reach anywhere in your body and cause a truly astonishing variety of symptoms and conditions.

Luckily, taming that inflammation can help get your whole body back in line… All you have to do is harness the power of your immune system’s best soldiers.

Top 6 Surprising Signs of Inflammation in Your Gut

So how can you tell if you might be dealing with gut inflammation? Here are 6 unexpected signs.

  1. Acne, eczema, and other ongoing skin problems: If you suffer with itchy, blotchy, painful skin issues that don’t clear up no matter how well you take care of your skin, it’s probably a sign of gut inflammation. Researchers recently discovered the “gut-skin axis,” a two-way feedback loop that explains how problems in your gut can show up on your skin.
  2.  Brain fog: Trouble focusing, remembering, and thinking clearly can make it hard to get through the day. And while you may chalk it up to getting older or being too busy, gut inflammation may be a more likely cause.
  3. Food sensitivities: Do some foods make you feel off – gassy, bloated, tired and cranky – even though they never did before? Gut inflammation can make your immune system react to foods even if you’re not allergic.
  4. Migraines: Thanks to the “gut-brain axis,” inflammation in your gut can lead to searing migraine headaches. Luckily, taking care of that gut inflammation may also reduce the severity and frequency of migraines.
  5. Anxiety and depression: Mood disorders like anxiety and depression have a direct connection to gut health. One huge factor: Important feel-better neurotransmitters like GABA and serotonin are produced in the gut by beneficial probiotic bacteria. Gut inflammation dramatically decreases production, which can lead to severe mental health issues.
  6. Autoimmune conditions: When your immune system turns on you, it results in what is known as autoimmune conditions. (Examples include Irritable Bowel Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Multiple Sclerosis.) Since your gut houses an extra-large portion of your immune system, gut inflammation can cause immune malfunction.

On top of those unexpected signs, gut inflammation also triggers some not-so-surprising signs including:

  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain

Getting gut inflammation under control can have an enormous impact on your health and your life. And to do that, you have to address the source of what’s causing it.

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Whodunit: Identifying the Culprit

Gut inflammation can lead to chronic low-level inflammation throughout your whole body. That level of inflammation isn’t enough to cause pain, like it does when you sprain an ankle or throw out your back. But it does quietly set the stage for many disease conditions. That’s why it’s so important to try to get in under control as quickly as possible.

A lot of things can contribute to gut inflammation, but there are two main causes that are typically responsible for creating whole body issues.

Cause #1: Lack of Diversity Among Gut Bacteria

Your gut microbiome – the trillions of bacteria in your gut – plays a huge role in your immune function. That includes your body’s inflammatory response.

A healthy gut microbiome contains a huge, highly diverse population of beneficial probiotic bacteria along with a limited amount of pathogenic bacteria. When many different species of good bacteria dominate, they help properly manage your immune function and a healthy inflammatory response.

But when your gut microbiome falls out of balance, pathogens become more prominent. They crowd out your probiotic bacteria, and reduce the overall diversity in the gut microbiome. Many of these pathogens have pro-inflammatory actions, meaning they’re built to trigger inflammation responses in your gut. And the lack of diversity means your gut doesn't contain enough of the right types of probiotic bacteria to combat those pathogens, so inflammation reigns.

Cause #2: Leaky Gut

Your gut is lined with a protective barrier that lets only beneficial substances into your bloodstream while keeping unwanted substances out. That barrier is made up of cells that form tight junctions between them.  Unfortunately, when populations of probiotic bacteria are insufficient, things like pathogens and toxins attack the barrier and break through it. The result is known as leaky gut. 

When you have a leaky gut, pathogens and toxins can make their way through your protective barriers and into your bloodstream. Once those particles enter your circulation, they can cause immune reactions – like chronic inflammation – anywhere in your body.

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How to Keep Your Gut (and Your Body) Healthy

Your body has a built-in protector… your immune system. And your immune system uses an army of dedicated proteins called immunoglobulins (also known as antibodies) to keep you safe and healthy. 

Its most proactive fighting group is immunoglobulin G, or IgG.  The IgG team does a lot to promote a healthy inflammatory response in the gut, including:

Ideally, your production of immunoglobulin G can always keep up with demand. Unfortunately, thanks to our modern world full of stress, environmental toxins, and poor food choices, oftentimes your immune system gets overwhelmed and the IgG team falls behind. That’s when you need to bring in reinforcements. 

Making Sure Your IgG Supplies Well Stocked

When your immune system can’t keep up with your body’s IgG needs, you need somewhere else to turn for antibody backup. This is where smart supplementation can play an important role.

Many clinical studies show that supplemental IgG can bolster your own natural supplies and help get the situation back under control, but there’s a catch. Not any IgG will do. For optimal support and effectiveness, make sure to choose one that is serum-derived bovine IgG. Here’s why: It’s easily absorbed and completely safe… and even healthy adults with robust health can benefit from serum-derived bovine IgG according to the research.

Even better, serum-derived bovine IgG offers so many benefits that people who take it report significant differences in their everyday quality of life.

Stay Healthy and Strong with Just Thrive Ultimate IgG 

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Just Thrive Ultimate IgG helps you maintain an optimal supply of essential antibodies to encourage a strong gut barrier and support healthy immune function – something everyone needs.

Just Thrive Ultimate IgG is unique in 3 important ways, 

1. It contains more antibodies than any other comparable product, about 3 times more than Colostrum. This also makes Ultimate IgG THE most cost-effective product in the antibody-based category. 

2. All 3 Antibodies in this formula are derived from bovine serum, but NOT cow’s milk, making it completely dairy-free. Additionally, Ultimate IgG has been 3rd party tested and found to be 100% free of:

    • lactose,
    • casein and
    • B-lactoglobulin.
3. It’s evidence-based & safe. Many, published clinical studies conducted over multiple decades show these forms of antibodies to be well tolerated by even highly sensitive individuals and provide significant benefits.

For the best in crucial immunoglobulin support, choose Just Thrive Ultimate IgG

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