Glyphosate/Roundup – How It Negatively Affects Your Gut Bacteria

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Glyphosate /Roundup is a wee-killing product used by the average homeowner and farmer worldwide.

The product is effective for killing weeds and unwanted vegetation, but it also has a negative affect on the digestive system of humans and animals.

Glyphosate is a non-selective, broad-spectrum systemic herbicide that will kill most any plant that is comes into contact with.

The product stops the production of plant proteins so the plant dies from the inside out.

The most widely used weed killer, Roundup, is primarily glyphosate and is used by non-organic farmers that grow the food we eat.

Your Gut

Glyphosate has the ability to wipe out a wide variety of pathogenic organisms, so it’s registered as an antimicrobial agent in the United States.

Since the product is absorbed into foods we eat, glyphosate enters our digestive system. It goes to work wiping out a variety of bacteria in our gut, but unfortunately most of the bacteria it kills are the ‘good’ kind.

Certain friendly gut bacteria, like bacillus and lactobacillus, are needed to keep the digestive system healthy.

Glyphosate targets these friendly guys and kills them while allowing harmful gut bacteria, like salmonella and E-coli, to live and thrive within the digestive tract.

With the friendly bacteria gone, the harmful bacteria have free reign to attack the protective lining of the stomach.

As this protective lining is compromised toxins and harmful bacteria are able to leak out into the bloodstream and create a variety of hard-to-diagnose health problems.


It’s hard to imagine how a powerful toxic weed killing product can be used by farmers on food crops without killing the crops. Plants that have been genetically modified are able to withstand the high doses of glyphosate sprayed on them and survive.

GMO food (genetically modified organism) frequently contain Roundup because the weed killer is in the soil and it’s a systemic product. Any growing vegetation will absorb the glyphosate and whatever the plant produces will also contain glyphosate.

You Are What You Eat

If the food you eat contains glyphosate, then you are taking it into your system. The livestock feeding in the weed-free pastures are being fed the GMO produce are ingesting glyphosate, and then that livestock is slaughtered and ends up on our dinner table.

Studies have shown ingesting this toxin found in Roundup significantly increase the risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, plus it impairs hormonal function that can lead to obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Glyphosate has also been linked to certain cancers.

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