If you’re suffering from celiac disease, you probably know that the only real treatment is a completely gluten-free diet – and that can be nearly impossible to achieve.
You may avoid restaurants for fear of cross-contamination… shy away from dinner parties… and stick with clearly labeled gluten-free products (even if they’re not as satisfying as their gluten-filled counterparts). Unfortunately, that may not be enough to make sure you’re not affected by gluten. (could link to gluten contamination piece here)
And while staying as gluten-free as possible may help you avoid new damage to your intestines – the hallmark of celiac disease – it usually won’t repair the existing damage to your GI (gastrointestinal) system. That can leave you vulnerable to all sorts of long-term health issues.
That’s why your system needs special enzymes and probiotic support to help your body heal itself and neutralize any accidental gluten you come across.
Celiac Disease Causes Severe Nutrient Deficiencies
When you have celiac disease, gluten becomes your archenemy. Even small amounts of this grain-based protein trigger an autoimmune (where your immune system thinks your body is the enemy) response.
When your immune system detects gluten, it attacks the villi in your small intestine. Villi are tiny finger-like bumps that line your small intestine and help your body absorb more nutrients from food and deliver them into your bloodstream.
Over time, so much damage gets done that it leads to malabsorption issues, meaning your body can’t pull nutrients out of food and use them… You could end up malnourished even while eating a healthy diet.
That’s why almost all celiac patients – at least 87% – face a variety of nutrient deficiencies, most commonly:
- B vitamins (especially vitamin B12 and folic acid)
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin D
Those types of deficiencies can bring on other diseases, such as anemia and osteoporosis, causing even more health problems for celiac sufferers.
But when your body gets the time and support it needs to repair itself, your villi will get back to work increasing and improving nutrient absorption so you can get back to healthy.
Celiac Disease May Be Causing More Symptoms Than You Realize
Because celiac disease damages the intestines and interferes with nutrient absorption it can cause more than 200 symptoms… and those symptoms can show up anywhere in the body.
Along with GI distress – which around 30% of adults with celiac disease suffer with – this condition causes a shockingly wide range of symptoms, including:
- Chronic fatigue
- bone loss (leading to osteoporosis)
- liver disease
- itchy rashes
- numbness or tingling in your hands and feet
- irregular or skipped menstrual periods
Luckily, many (if not all) of those symptoms can be eased or reversed. Going gluten-free is the most critical first step, as that prevents additional harm to the small intestine and may also bring much-needed symptom relief.
But to do a complete repair job on all the damage done by gluten, your body needs some extra help.
The Damage Repair and Prevention Squad
Restoring intestinal health takes a lot of work, and in most cases a gluten-free diet just won’t be enough to get that done, though it will help you avoid new damage.
In fact, studies show that even after following gluten-free diets for years, most celiac patients still don’t have fully healed guts.
You can speed that process by giving your gut extra support with three targeted probiotics and two powerful enzymes. The probiotics focus on soothing and repairing the damaged intestines, while the enzymes offer protection against accidental gluten ingestion, which is almost impossible to avoid.
The three gut-repairing probiotics include:
- Saccharomyces boulardii, clinically studied probiotic yeast that’s been shown to improve nutrient absorption, reduce inflammation in the gut, and relieve GI symptoms, like diarrhea, quickly.
- Bacillus coagulans, a powerful spore probiotic that works quickly and effectively to ease GI distress and discomfort – especially gas, bloating, and pain right after eating – and decreases gut inflammation to promote healing
- Bacillus subtilis, a spore probiotic that offers balanced immune system support, produces short chain fatty acids to repair and nourish the gut barrier, and reduces intestinal inflammation to speed gut healing
Along with the repair team, you need dedicated gluten-busting enzymes to help make sure that healing progress doesn’t get set back by unavoidable gluten. And when it comes to breaking down gluten completely, you want the most effective enzymes. Two special enzymes, DPP-IV and Tolerase G, specifically target gluten proteins to keep them from setting off a cascade of damage.
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