This Vitamin is Vital to your GI Health
If you find yourself suffering from constant stomach issues such as Leaky Gut, Irritable Bowel, or IBS, then you may be suffering from a simple vitamin deficiency.
Various studies have shown that high levels of vitamin D3 help heal the gut issues. You see, the lining of our gut is only one cell thick. These cells are all locked in what is known as tight barrier junctions. Once that gut wall is penetrated (by lectins in our food, inflammatory food allergens such as gluten, or more than a couple of glasses of wine or liquor) the cell walls become inflamed and allow for the food to penetrate into the blood as opposed to being absorbed by the GI. It is the job of gut stem cells to rapidly grow and seal the gaps that form, but these stem cells need vitamin D to grow.
Interestingly enough, when the stomach or intestines are compromised, you are unable to absorb the proper nutrients your body needs to survive. These nutrients include, water-soluble vitamins such as Vitamin B, antioxidants such as Vitamin C, and fat-soluble vitamins such as Vitamin D. There in itself, is a never ending cause and effect constantly spinning towards the direction of disease.
How can you Heal your Gut?
While sunlight exposure is a great idea, realistically, if it’s snowing or raining where you live, it’s not going to happen. No one is going to sunbathe everyday. Plus, for half the year, the sun is too low in the sky. Even in Southern California, a large percentage of people are vitamin D deficient. In sunny California! Why? Largely because our use of sunscreens has caused undue damage to our collective health, including plummeting our levels of vitamin D.
While supplementing vitamin D orally can help, in generally does not seem to be enough when it comes to healing the body. The oral administration of vitamins is more of a burden, than a help when gut absorption is hindered.
So what can you do? When treating any gut issue, receiving weekly vitamin D shots while temporarily receiving intravenous administration of vitamins and antioxidants would be your best course of action. The nutrients received from an IV or intramuscular injection are absorbed one hundred percent and immediately allowing your body the opportunity to heal quickly.