Have you ever felt like you have eaten fruit and then felt so sick and bloated in the tummy could you have a fructose and fructan malabsorption issues?
You could be one of the many people that have a hereditary fructose intolerance were this condition affects the body’s ability to make enzymes needed to break down fructose. Or you could have a liver issues that has trouble breaking down the fructose because of the amount of enzyme is does not produce.
Fructose is a simple sugar know as monosaccharide this sugar comes from fruit, honey, many processed foods and even some vegetables.
The consumption of fructose from high fructose corn syrup has increased so much from 1970 – 1990 something like 1000 percent and in our way of living now it’s hard not to be affected by fructose in some foods.
Fructose malabsorption is common and can affect 1 in 3 people. Fructose carriers’ enterocytes (cells in your intestines) these cells make sure that fructose is being directed to where it need to go. So, when you have a deficiency the fructose can build up in your large intestine and causes gut issues.
The consumption of fructose and then experiencing digestive issues is more common that people realizes. Fructan intolerance may coexist with fructose malabsorption or be the underlying cause of symptoms.
Fructose malabsorption can be due to causes below:
· Imbalance gut bacteria
· High intake of refines and processed foods
· Pre-existing gut issues like Irritable bowel syndrome
Symptoms due to Fructose malabsorption:
· Abdominal pain
· Chronic fatigue
· Malabsorption of certain nutrients like iron
There have also been studies that fructose malabsorption can be link to mood disorders, depression and foggy brain. One study showed that fructose malabsorption was associated with lower levels of tryptophan essential to create the neurotransmitter serotonin. So having lower levels of tryptophan play a big role in the development of depressive disorders.
If you are already having gut issues like IBS, Crohn’s disease or celiac disease then you are more than likely to experience fructose malabsorption or intolerance.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or feel like you could have an gut issue related to Fructose malabsorption. We here at Bodhifit have fructose food trials that we can guide you through, get in contact today to find out more.