Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of inflammatory conditions of the large intestine (colon) and small intestine.
Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis are the two types of inflammatory bowel disease. Crohn’s disease affects the small intestine and large intestine, as well as the mouth, esophagus, stomach and the anus, whereas ulcerative colitis primarily affects the (large intestine) colon and the rectum.
Despite Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis being very different diseases, both may present with any or all the following symptoms:
- abdominal pain,
- rectal bleeding,
- severe internal cramps/muscle spasms in the region of the pelvis
- and weight loss.
Anemia is the most prevalent extra-intestinal complication of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Associated complaints or diseases include arthritis, pyoderma gangrenosum, primary sclerosing cholangitis, and non-thyroidal illness syndrome.
Diagnosis is generally by assessment of inflammatory markers in stool followed by colonoscopy with biopsy of pathological lesions.
Here at Better Living Wellness Clinic and Health Store we have come across many people with inflammatory bowel disease that were in desperate need of help. Our staff of licensed natural health care practitioners know that your gut bacteria affects your intestinal health.
How does N-acetylglucosamine (NAG) in Villicote help?
NAG is an antioxidant that helps restore the mucin layer of the intestines.
Other benefits of NAG include easing osteoarthritis symptoms and improving joint flexibility, suppressing the formation of fat and improving skin hydration thus decreasing wrinkles.
NAG can be found in therapeutic dosages in a supplement called Villicote. Villicote helps with inflammatory bowel diseases by healing the intestinal wall and providing protection from toxins entering the blood stream from the large and small intestines.
Villicote contains 90 sachets of 2 grams of N-Acetylglucosamine. It is a mild sweet tasting supplement that comes in a form of powder. You would just add it to a hot or cold drink or apply Villicote directly on the tongue. Those 14 years or older can take 1 packet up to 3 times per day, depending on response.
There are no known interactions with other medications and the only contraindication is an allergy to shellfish.