Gluten has been shown to affect people in different ways: Some of the more commonly known mechanisms are listed below:
- Immune reaction – People make antibodies to gluten that subsequently cause inflammation and tissue damage which leads to autoimmune reactions and disease.
- Intestinal permeability – gluten disrupts the gut barrier causes leaky gut.
- Digestive distress – gluten digestion is resistant by nature. This leads to changes in bacteria, gut dysbiosis, as well as increased risk for infections. This leads to damage to the mucosal lining of the gut, creating a permeable opening.
- Maldigestion and Malabsorption – This process can cause numerous problems including vitamin and mineral deficiencies, anemia, weight loss, failure to heal, hormone imbalance, and many more.