Digestion, Gut & Detox

Digestive and gut health supports the breakdown of food you eat, into the energy and nutrient support your body needs, for a healthier you.

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Digestion, Gut & Detox

Supplementing digestive and gut health 

Gut health is the function and balance of health in the digestive tract. It includes the oesophagus, stomach and intestines, which work together to digest food comfortably and efficiently. Digestive system health supplements support the proper breakdown of food for nutrient absorption. Effective metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, fats and vitamins, to ensure you are getting your health needs met on an ongoing basis. Healthy digestion, absorption and detoxification is the key to good, general health. 

Nutrients for digestive and gut health  

  • Prebiotics are nutrient complexes that help to feed good healthy bacteria in the gut. 
  • Probiotics are strains of good healthy bacteria that help to support the microbiome of the gut and the colonisation of healthy bacteria that help support healthy digestion and immune function. 
  • Enzymes are proteins that help support the healthy breakdown and digestion of food in the gastrointestinal tract, to assist with healthy absorption of nutrients.  
  • L-Glutamine is a specific amino acid involved in the rebuild and restoration of the intestinal lining to ensure healthy digestion and immune system function. 

Tips for digestive and gut health 

  • Keeping your digestive system healthy. 
  • Eat a balanced, healthy diet. 
  • Healthy weight management.  
  • Exercise several times a week. 
  • Manage and support stress. 

Eat plenty of fibre to help regulate healthy bowel function. Both soluble (e.g., linseed) and insoluble (e.g., psyllium) fibre, can make a huge difference to both liver health and bowel health support.  

Include healthy essential omega fats. A balanced ratio of omega’s 3,6 and 9 can help support long-term bowel health and general health. 

Stay Hydrated by drinking at least 1.5 litres daily where possible. A hydrated bowel works more efficiently.  

Manage Your Stress as levels of stress in the body can have an influence on the contractibility of the bowel and how well it operates on a daily basis.  Try sitting down to eat meals and chew your food properly for a comfortable digestive process and to support optimal nutrient absorption. 

Exercise daily to get your bowel moving regularly. The bowel is a muscle and also responds to the healthy endorphins and neurotransmitters that are released during exercise. 

FAQ's

What are the 4 main functions of the digestive system?

This includes; motility, digestion, absorption and secretion, which are the four vital functions of the digestive system. The digestive system effectively breaks down the foods we eat and turns it into energy that our bodies can use.

What are the symptoms of an unhealthy gut?

Irregular bowel movements that don’t occur daily and are uncomfortable, with concerns of gas and/or bloating or alternating bowel habits.

How can I heal my digestive system naturally?

Support your daily stress levels. Get enough sufficient sleep. Eat slowly and in a relaxed manner. Stay hydrated with water and suitable herbal teas. Take a prebiotic or probiotic daily to balance the microbiome of your gut. Check for food intolerances or allergies and manage your suitable diet.

What foods are bad for your gut?

Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners, processed foods, rich and fatty foods, are considered foods that put a stress on your digestive system.

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