Health & Wellbeing

How to Use Microbiome Supplements to Support Your Gut Health

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Did you know that 70-80% of your immune system is actually housed in your gut? This means that the balance of good vs. bad bacteria in your gut can have a huge impact on the health of your whole body, not just your digestive system.

It’s believed that your gut health can potentially affect everything from your heart health to your mood and how well you’re able to sleep.

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So, how can you look after your gut health better? What role can probiotics play? And what foods should you be eating to balance out your gut bacteria?

How to Look After Your Gut Health

Gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhoea can all be signs that your gut health needs improving. Of course, they can be signs of other issues too, so speak to your GP if you have any concerns at all.

You can try to look after your gut health better by eating certain foods, and by taking probiotic supplements. Here’s how to get started:

Foods that Support Gut Health

Fermented foods are a good source of probiotic bacteria that could help to balance your gut health, so try to include some of these in your diet on a regular basis:

  • Yoghurt
  • Kefir
  • Kimchi
  • Miso
  • Sourdough

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If you’re serious about looking after your gut health, try to avoid consuming fried foods or too much of anything with a high level of acidity, such as citrus fruits.

Microbiome Supplements

At Every Health, we stock a wide range of supplements for men, women and kids.

If you’re looking for an all-rounder microbiome supplement, Raw Microbiome Ultimate Care Capsules from Garden of Life are a good choice, with 34 different strains and 100 billion live bacteria CFU (colony forming units). Ingredients include Bulgarian yoghurt concentrated and wild European kefir grains.

Garden of Life’s Primal Defense Ultra Capsules are another great option, thanks to 13 species, including soil-based bacteria known as Homeostatic Soil Organisms (HSOs). These wholefood, vegetarian dietary supplements contain 5 billion CFU per serving.

Microbiomes for Women’s Health

Garden of Life also has microbiome supplements designed specifically for women, including its Microbiome Once Daily Women’s Capsules, with a high count of diverse bacteria, including L. reuteri and L. fermentum, which are resistant to stomach acid and bile.

For more targeted support, you might want to try Raw Microbiome Vaginal Care Capsules, with eight microbiome strains and over 50 billion live bacteria CFU per serving.

Microbiomes for Men’s Health

Garden of Life has a Microbiome Once Daily Men’s supplement too, featuring 50 billion live bacteria capsules.

Microbiomes for Kids

Garden of Life’s Microbiome Organic Kids Chewables contain a blend of live bacteria, and vitamins C and D.

These chewable supplements are available in Berry Cherry or Strawberry Banana flavour, and are designed to help maintain kids’ energy levels thanks to the vitamin C and contribute to a good immune function with vitamins C and D.

Find out more about how to look after your immune system better:

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2020-11-19 08:48:16By Every Health



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