Gatekeepers of Your Gut Health

5 Signs that you have Leaky Gut Syndrome

Leaky gut syndrome occurs when the intestinal barrier in your gut doesn’t function properly. The barrier is formed through tight junctions, which are the gate keepers from the gut to the bloodstream. When these tight junctions loosen, gastrointestinal issues can occur. When this barrier doesn’t work, things get into the bloodstream that shouldn’t be there. The result is inflammation, joint pain and allergies.

You may have leaky gut syndrome if you have:

1. Neurological issues like brain fog or migraines
2. Gastrointestinal issues like diarrhea, gas or irritable bowel syndrome.
3. Joint pain (inflammation)
4. Allergies (food or asthma)
5. Diagnosis of a mood disorder (e.g. ADD) or autoimmune disease (e.g. Crohn’s disease)

Glyphosate (e.g. RoundUp herbicide) is the major cause of leaky gut syndrome in the United States. Glyphostate is found in genetically modified foods such as high fructose corn syrup, soy bean oil and canola oil as well as conventional meats that are typically “finished” with GMO corn (e.g. fast food burgers). Glyphosate stimulates the release of a protein called zonulin that degrades the tight junction integrity. Gluten can also cause leaky gut syndrome by this same mechanism. With increased permeability of the tight junctions, toxins and inorganic materials are transmitted into the blood stream leading to systemic inflammation.


Since tight junctions also protect the blood-brain barrier, when glyphosate or gluten enters the bloodstream, the blood-brain barrier integrity can be degraded as well, and cause a number of neurological issues such as brain fog and migraine headaches.

What to do about leaky gut?

Clearly, eliminating harmful foods should be a first step towards healing your gut. Taking RESTORE should be a second step for people who suspect they have intestinal permiability. RESTORE has been shown to repair or improve integrity tight junctions after glyphosate exposure by 300%, as seen in the figure below.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

About the Author

About the Author: David Roberts holds a Masters in public health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health with more than 20 years of experience working in quantitative research and has done public health work on three continents. He sees poor gut health as a leading public health crisis of our day and proper nutrition as the solution. He currently serves as Chief Public Health Officer for Biomic Sciences. .


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