Gut and immune problems?
All of our internal organs and systems are enveloped in a mucous layer generally referred to as the mucous membranes and or "gut mucosa"
The functions of the gut mucosa
• Barrier function
• Hormonal secretions
If the mucous membranes are damaged or weakened this in turn will leave the body exposed to a wide ranges of potential problems
Heel Mucosa Comp N is indicated for the following problems:
- For the symptomatic relief of rhinitis.
- Relief of the pain and burning sensation associated with cystitis.
- Maintenance of healthy eyes.
- Provides relief from superficial eye problems such as sore, red and inflamed eyes.
- Relief of the symptoms, pain and discomfort of gastritis.
- Relief of symptoms of mild upper respiratory infections.
Anacardium orientale 6X, Argentum nitricum 6X, Atropa belladonna 10X, Ceanothus 4X, Condurango 6X, Hydrastis canadensis 6X, Ipecacuanha 8X, Kali bichromicum 8X, Kreosotum 10X, Lachesis mutus 10X, Mandragora 10X, Momordica balsamina 6X, Mucosa coli suis 8X, Mucosa ductus choledochi suis 8X, Mucosa duodeni suis 8X, Mucosa ilei suis 8X, Mucosa jejuni suis 8X, Mucosa nasalis suis 8X, Mucosa oculi suis 8X, Mucosa oesphagi suis 8X, Mucosa oris suis 8X, Mucosa pulmonis suis 8X, Mucosa pylori suis 8X, Mucosa recti suis 8X,
Mucosa vesicae felleae suis 8X, Mucosa vesicae urinariae suis 8X, Nux vomica 13X, Oxalis acetosella 6X, Pancreas suis 10X, Phosphorus 8X, Pulsatilla 6X, Ventriculus suis 8X, Sulfur 8X, Veratrum album 6X.
Contains lactose, magnesium stearate.
Directions for use:
Adults and children 12 years and over: Dissolve 1 tablet in the mouth
3 times daily. Children 6 to 11 years: Give 1 tablet 2 times daily.
Children 2 to 5 years: Give half a tablet 3 times daily.
Not to be used in children under two years of age.
If pain or irritation of cystitis persists for more than 48 hours, re-evaluate the case. The presence of blood in the urine warrants immediate medical attention.
NO CLAIMS ARE MADE
Supporting gut mucosa function with Mucosa Comp N (Heel)
The structure of the Gut mucosa
- The gut mucosa is made up of a single layer of columnar epithelium on a basement
- Cells of the epithelium are joined together with tight junctions which essentially 'stick' the cell membranes together to form a continuous membrane which is exposed to the inside of the gut.
- Because of these junctions, any substance that is to pass from the inside of the digestive
- tract to the blood stream or lymph vessels needs to be taken up by individual cells and sent to the blood stream.
- Layers of the gut mucosal surface
- Bacteria act as a passive barrier to toxins in the gut lining
- The mucous layer has the same function
- A tight junction structure exists between two mucosal cells and is closed by virtue of energy held by the mucosal cell. These cells need to be healthy and have a lot of energy in order to maintain the smallest diameter possible between the cells and thus keep away foreign particles.
What is mucosa distress?
- Loss of integrity in the gut mucosa leaves gaps between the epithelial cells, resulting in the
- tight seal between the external environment and the body's internal environment to be
- This allows undigested or partially digested particles to make their way between the cells
- and into the blood stream. This is the start of "leaky gut".
- The body's immune system recognises these particles as foreign and initiates an immune
- response against them.
- What is the relationship between the gut mucosa and the immune system?
- If the gut barrier breaks down, we often see problems with the immune system.
- Eighty percent of the immune system resides in the gut lining: GALT - Gut Associated
- Lymphoid Tissue. MALT - Mucosal Associated Lymphoid Tissue
- The Gut mucosal surface has the highest level of Iga and produces T-suppressor cells and
- Th3 cells.
- Should the immune system fail to eradicate a problem, the liver takes over to eliminate
- However, if the liver is overloaded, we may see interstitial toxicity.