Leaky Gut Test
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The Leaky Gut test is a non-invasive urine test which will reveal the level of Indican in the urine. Elevated levels of Indican are produced when bacteria in the intestine act on the amino acid, tryptophan. Most indoles are excreted in the feces. The remainder is absorbed, metabolized by the liver, and excreted as indican in the urine.
Normally, only a small amount of indican is found in the urine. The amount of urine indican increases with high protein diets or inefficient protein digestion. If protein is not digested adequately, bacteria act on the protein causing putrefaction in the colon and the production of indoles, which are absorbed and converted in the liver to Indican. The inability to digest protein can have adverse effects on glycemic control, hormone balance and water balance.
High levels of urine indican are common in leaky gut. Leaky Gut Syndrome, also called Leaky Gut or increased intestinal permeability, is a digestive system condition that involves bacteria and toxins leaking through the walls of the intestines and entering the bloodstream. Those who suffer from Leaky Gut may be affected by any number of symptoms or conditions, from intestinal bloating, sugar cravings and constant fatigue to frequent diarrhea, painful joints and skin problems such as acne, eczema or rosacea.
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