It’s likely that some of you have experienced “butterflies in your stomach” when nervous, or “gone with your gut” when making a decision, but did you know that your gut is actually considered your second brain.
The digestive system is actually the link between digestion, mood, health and even the way you think. The saying, “you are what you eat”, rings true for your mind as much as your body.
How do you create a healthier gut for a healthy living inside and out? One thing that can help is getting probiotics to improve gut health.
What are Probiotics?
Probiotics are organisms such as bacteria or yeast that are believed to improve health. They are available in supplements and foods. The idea of taking live bacteria or yeast may seem strange at first. After all, we take antibiotics to fight bacteria. But our bodies naturally team with such organisms.
Why take a Probiotic?
Probiotics can improve intestinal function and maintain the integrity of the lining of the intestines. These friendly organisms may also help fight bacteria that cause diarrhea. Additionally, many skin conditions, such as acne and eczema18, are evidence of an unhealthy gut. Improving your gut health through clean eating, detoxing, and probiotics will result in clearer skin with a healthy glow!There's also evidence that probiotics help maintain a strong immune system. In societies with very good hygiene, we've seen a sharp increase in autoimmune and allergic diseases. Introducing friendly bacteria in the form of probiotics is believed to challenge the immune system in healthy ways.
Recent studies show that taking probiotics can decrease body fat 3-4% over a six week period. The shift in gut bacteria favors fat burning over fat storage studies indicate!
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How does Digestion Plus work?
“Digestion Plus is designed to be a convenient 2-in-1 product to help support overall digestive health, as well as being shelf-stable and therefore convenient to take with you when you are on the go. The single strain of probiotic (Bacillus coagulans) is provided in a spore form, which means it is stable on the shelf, or in your purse or suitcase when you are traveling. In addition, the spore format means that the probiotic makes it further into your digestive tract, without being destroyed by the acidity of the stomach - in fact, they are actually 'activated' by the low pH levels in the stomach. The spore technology allows the probiotic to make it through to the duodenum of the small intestine, where they begin to colonize and support digestive health. This means that a lower level of probiotic can have similar benefits as higher cfu counts of probiotics that don't have the capacity to survive the acidity of the stomach”
Dr. Peter Matravers,
Using probiotics to heal your gut may just be the difference!