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  • Writer's pictureNina Dmitreff

Even Low Levels of Glyphosate (Roundup) Alter Your Gut Microbiota

"Gut microbiota composition was significantly impacted when mice were exposed to glyphosate at levels approximating the U.S. Acceptable Daily Intake of 1.75 mg/kg of body weight.

Proinflammatory T cells and Lipocalin-2, a marker of intestinal inflammation, increased after low-dose glyphosate exposure.

Low-dose glyphosate exposure also reduced the abundance of beneficial bacteria, including Bifidobacterium pseudolongum and Lactobacillus sp in the gut.

Low levels of glyphosate also decreased microbial short-chain fatty acid (SCFA) biosynthesis pathways, an adverse effect, since SCFAs modulate gene expression, leading to increases in beneficial anti-inflammatory regulatory T cells.

You can reduce your exposure to glyphosate by eating organic foods; saturating your body with glycine may help provide some protection from glyphosate toxicity."

Source: Mercola

Note: In addition to eating organic whenever possible, Culturelle’s Lactobacillus Rhamnosus GG probiotic and Dr. Zach Bush’s ION Gut Support (formerly Restore) may help to protect against the detrimental effects of glyphosate.

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