Gut Health—Are Probiotics Enough?

Our bodies were designed beautifully with a variety of systems that keep us healthy and running with little to no thought. Information is constantly flowing through these various systems like an interconnected web. The gut sits at the core of this information system and is related to the liver, the heart, the kidneys, the lungs, the brain, and more! 

You could say that the gut is an engine. It’s basically running your life—helping to control things like your mood and mind, your immune system, your skin, and your ability to maintain a healthy weight, and so much more.

Gut health has rapidly gained in popularity over the last several years as scientists and laymen have come to learn the importance of supporting it. It’s no wonder we’ve seen an increased focus on probiotic consumption. 

But, that begs the question, are probiotics enough? Or, should we be doing more to support this system that sits at the hub of our health and wellness?

Supporting your gut begins with understanding what your gut needs. And, that begins with something called the gut microbiome. There are over 1,000 species of the tens of trillions of small organisms that live in your gut. These organisms make up the gut microbiome and have a profound and direct impact on your health. 

The beneficial bacteria that make up your gut microbiome are largely responsible for important body functions and have the capability to affect your body’s mineral and vitamin absorbency, digestion, hormone regulation, immune response, and the body’s ability to get rid of toxins and more. 

This is where probiotics come into play, reseeding your gut microbiome daily. But, of course, that’s not the whole story because your gut is much greater than the microbiome. 

Our process of breaking down food and actually utilizing nutrients occurs in the gut. It’s the system we rely on to fuel our bodies every single day. This is where enzymes come in.

Enzymes occur naturally within the body and are utilized to break down food allowing your body to absorb and utilize the nutrients. With the help of other chemicals, including bile and stomach acid, they help break down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into absorbable forms supporting a whole host of bodily functions. Simply put, without enzymes, valuable nutrients like vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids, and so on, can go to waste. 

A variety of factors influence the body’s enzyme health, production, and storage including your body temperature, a variety of health conditions, the PH level of the stomach and intestines, the foods you consume, and medications (to name just a few). 

With that, digestive enzymes supplements are commonly consumed to support the body’s natural production. They fill gaps helping to ensure crucial nutrients are absorbed and utilized by the body. 

Gut health really comes down to daily behavior. It involves consuming whole and nutritious foods, limiting junk foods, seeding the gut with good bacteria through probiotics daily, replenishing and supporting natural enzymes with digestive enzyme supplements, moving your body, and living a balanced lifestyle. Gut health is so important that we created an entire system around it, the 30 Day Gut Reboot. What’s more, we have free resources you can utilize right now!

While gut health is becoming mainstream now, it’s a topic our scientists have been passionate about for decades. Lean on us for your gut health needs. 

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