Tight junctions are located in the intestines and serve as a barrier to allow certain molecules/proteins through; thereby making it a big part of the immune system. Remember, 75% of our immune system is located in our gut.
If these tight junctions are broken down by a weakened immune system, the food we eat could by recognized by our body as a ‘foreign invader’, thus we develop an immune reaction or loss of oral tolerance. As a result, we can develop all sorts of diverse reactions; such as: skin reactions, mucus congestion, brain fog, slow metabolism, fatigue, depression, chronic pain.
How are YOUR tight junctions functioning? Are they in good shape?
It takes 5 minutes to ‘break down’ tight junctions. It takes 6 MONTHS to repair…..