Leaky Gut Syndrome - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for Leaky Gut Syndrome. The editors at Earth Clinic consider the below posts to be some of the most helpful and informative and have named them 'Editor's Choice'. We hope that you will find this useful.

Vitamin C

Posted by Kirsten (London ) on 10/01/2016

After getting root canals, my health declined including a diagnosis of leaky gut. As well as having the root canals removed, high dose vitamin C is what has healed my body the most. Ascorbic acid powder is available cheaply online. It is pure vitamin C as it has the same molecular structure. I took it neat although some people prefer to add some Bicarbonate of soda to make it pH neutral.

Each morning I take it to bowel tolerance, 5 g at a time. Some people take 3 g at a time. When my stomach started to rumble or I felt gassy, that is bowel tolerance and I stopped. This is the vitamin C telling you that your body is saturated and that's when it is most effective.

As you heal you will need less to reach bowel tolerance. Initially I was taking 25 g at a time, now I need much less. After taking it just once, I already felt better with less pain from the dental infection in my neck. It gave me bloating and gas for 2 to 3 weeks as it went to work on the pathogens in my gut but that suddenly stopped and I felt noticeably better.

After five months I realised that I could stop my proctitis medication as I no longer needed it. Digestion was a lot better, I had a lot more energy and was feeling better than I had in years. I am still healing the dental infections but will continue to take vitamin C for the rest of my life, it is like having a superpower.