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IBD refers to two different conditions — Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis — that are characterized by the long-term inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach, and intestines.
In a new study, researchers from the University of Louisville in Kentucky identified a natural compound that could help improve IBD treatments. The researchers also explain the mechanisms through which it most likely fights IBD symptoms.
The compound, called urolithin A (UroA), is a metabolite produced as a result of the interaction of gut bacteria and certain polyphhenols present in pomegranates and some other fruits — particularly berries.
Specifically, ellagic acid — which is present in pomegranates and berries, such as blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries — interacts with the INIA P815 strain of Bifidobacterium pseudocatenulatum in the gut, thereby releasing UroA...
In this new study, they used a mouse model to study the way in which UroA and UAS03 could help with IBD. Their investigation revealed that both compound versions reduce inflammation in the gut by acting on the "bridges" between the cells that make up the tissue lining the gut.
UroA and UAS03 tighten these cell junctions, thus preventing toxins from passing through and causing inflammation.
"The general belief thus far in the field is that urolithins exert beneficial effects through their anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative properties," says first study author Rajbir Singh.
Here are some other threads showing how pomegranates have helped some IBDers:https://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=2564987https://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=1277374
Male, born 1951, DX IBD Feb08. No meds, allergic to Mesalamine.
Food diary instead of SCD or Paleo.
When needed probiotics taken with powdered psyllium seed is very helpful.
Probiotics, Lactobacillus Reuteri (NCIMB 30242), Fish oil, curcumin, black cumin, lobelia, extra D3, magnesium, multivitamin, glutamine when gut repair needed.
Resistant Starch and lots of fruit & vegetables (but no cruciferous), No Gluten, no soda, no HFCS, no shellfish. No processed foods with maltodextrin, sorbitol, polysorbate80 or carrageenan. No GMO foods saturated with Roundup.Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys