Intestinal permeability refers to the integrity of the mucosal layer of the digestive tract. This protective layer prevents bacteria, antigens, and undigested food proteins from passing through the gastrointestinal barrier and into systemic circulation. If the mucosal layer is compromised it can lead to a state of immune up-regulation. Intestinal permeability can be difficult to identify without testing since symptoms may range from gastrointestinal issues to mental or emotional distress.
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