Why is gut health important?
A healthy digestive system is important because the digestive process supplies important nutrients from food and drink to the body in order for it to work properly and stay healthy.
The digestive system breaks down nutrients such as proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals into parts small enough for the body to absorb it and move the nutrients to where they are needed in the body for energy, growth and cell repair.
There are over 40 trillion bacteria cells comprised of hundreds of different species in the colon. These bacteria play an important role in digestion as well as the immune system.
What can affect my digestive health?
Stress, anxiety, depression
Certain medications affect digestive health
Lack of exercise
Poor eating habits
Not drinking enough fluids
What are the natural ingredients that may help my gut health?
Fennel seeds have a carminative effect, which means they help prevent or remove gas from the intestines. They relax smooth muscles, stimulate the flow of bile and reduce pain.
Ginger root contains high levels of antioxidants. It exhibits pain relieving and potent anti-inflammatory effects and is well known for its anti-nausea properties. Ginger root also has a carminative effect, which helps to break up and expel intestinal gas.
Curcumin is extracted from turmeric and has anti-inflammatory and wound healing effects. It has a potent anti-oxidant effect and may have beneficial effects on the immune system.
Psyllium husk contains soluble fibre made from the seeds of a shrub. Because it is a good source of fibre, it can help to relieve constipation.
Peppermint oil is rich in antioxidants and may calm stomach upset caused by stress, such as exam nerves. Peppermint has been shown to relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and may help to ease the associated diarrhoea, constipation, bloating and abdominal cramping and pain.
Aloe fibre aids intestinal obstruction, acute inflamed intestinal disease (e.g. Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colon inflammation) and sever cases of constipation.
Your gut health supplements
ProbiCalm is a natural health supplement that combines several natural ingredients, and a Pro-Biotic Blend of 11 Multistrains of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. It is specifically formulated to relieve a wide range of digestive aliments, improving digestion, reducing inflammation, alleviating toxins and normalising pH balance in the colon and calming stomach upset caused by stress.