@Hip : really nice idea with the colon Capsule! Did you Track this Any further?
Oh my, TMI. Ok, I'm kidding here.Then: there it is in the toilet, not dissolved at all.
But as an experiment I tried using enema-type equipment to inject glutamine (dose of 2 heaped teaspoons) plus probiotics into my colon. But each time I did this, I became more tired, depressed and more emotionally frail soon afterwards.
There was also quite a bit of gurgling in the intestines a couple of hours after administering the glutamine and probiotics into my colon. When I just tried administering the probiotics alone, I did not get any of these side effects, suggesting it was the glutamine that caused all these side effects.
Have you read anywhere that leaky gut of the large intestine (colon) is a large concern? I've always heard it referred to as a small intestine issue and generally in conjunction with SIBO. I guess there's no reason why you shouldn't also get it in the colon just I've not seen it mentioned anywhere.
Wouldn’t other leaky gut herbs like slippery elm bark, marshmallow root, licorice root etc reach the colon? They contain fiber which tends to reach the large intestine. With Glutamate being an amino acid I can see why it wouldn’t reach the large intestine.
I guess the fiber content would reach the colon. But maybe the fiber is not the part that helps leaky gut?
According to this study, "glutamine is presently the best known compound for reducing IP [intestinal permeability]". And I have heard naturopaths state the same thing. So that's why I was focusing on glutamine.
There is large list of leaky gut supplements in this post.
What antibiotic does he use and for how long?So my understanding of intestinal bacteria was that when good bacteria is introduced (in the form of probiotics) it makes its way to the colon, and does not remain in the small gut.
Indeed this was what I've been told from a few doctors, including a Gastroenterologist specialising in gut bacterial dysbiosis.
His protocol for fixing said dysbiosis includes (1) targeted antibiotics and (2) a water based probiotic called Symprove which has rave ratings over here in the UK. He specified it was important to start both at the same time and claimed he had treated several people in his clinic with gut disorders with this very protocol.
I asked about whether I should be worried about the probiotic adding to my SIBO if not all the small intestine bacteria had been wiped out by the antibiotics, he said no as the Symprove probiotic bacteria wouldn't settle in the small intestine, it would go down to the large intestine, and in fact in doing so it would also help to displace any remaining bacteria residing in the small intestine.
Hi @Hip, have you explored the glutamine administration any further? Or retrial the colon tube? Looking into trying to fix my gut
Only on a very short term basis, like for a few days. This is because I tend to feel more tired and more depressed when I infuse 2 heaped teaspoons of glutamine into my colon. I am not sure why that is, because I do not get these side effects when I take the same glutamine dose orally.
I guess it could be due to some bacterial die-off reaction in the colon (since glutamine boosts mucosal immunity, as well as fixing leaky gut). It may be that if I persist, the die-off side effects will disappear, and benefits will later manifest.