There are many supplements that support your digestive health but Dr Axe believes that the most beneficial are: L-Glutamine, Probiotics, Digestive Enzymes and Aloe Vera Juice. There is also strong evidence that Bovine Colostrum and Maca are particularly good for gut healing and immune boosting properties, which is incredibly important for people with Leaky gut, as their immune systems have been under attack for a long period of time.
Probiotics Are a Vital Part to Healing Your Gut. If you’re going to heal your gut you MUST consume probiotics in food and supplement form. I see people all the time only follow part of the protocol in healing their gut by removing the damaging irritants. But the part they often leave out is re-inoculating their gut with beneficial bacteria that will keep bad bacteria at bay.
You can load up on BOTH probiotic rich foods and take supplement with a good quality Probiotic. The one that I recommend is a Super Symbiotic which has a probiotic component along with what’s called a ‘packed lunch’ or booster that assists with multiplying the probiotic strains throughout the body, causing the birth of new good bacteria in the body and gorgeous healing.
L-glutamine is critical for any program designed to heal leaky gut. Glutamine is an essential amino acid that is anti-inflammatory and necessary for the growth and repair of your intestinal lining. L-glutamine acts a protector and coats your cell walls, acting as a repellent to irritants.6
Digestive enzymes (one or two capsules at the beginning of each meal) ensure that foods are fully digested, decreasing the chance that partially digested foods particles and proteins from damaging your gut wall.
Similarly to how Aloe Vera helps burns heal faster, it can also support the healing of ulcers and areas on injury in your digestive system. I liken it to putting the fire out in your digestive tract.
Demulcent herbs like Licorice Root and slippery elm soothe the mucus membranes that line the digestive system, acting as a bandage. Other herbs like ginger and peppermint can also are beneficial because of their anti-inflammatory properties.
If you can follow the above protocol you are well on your way to healing your gut for good!
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