Like everything in life, with the good comes the bad. When you’re up, you are up, and on the flip side, when you’re down, you are down. You know how it works, seasons change and feelings fade. You need both experiences—the lows to appreciate the highs and the highs to be grateful for when you’re feeling low.
Well, your gut health is no different. You need both good and bad bacteria for your body to function properly. Enter gut flora, which is the term to describe the good and bad bacteria living inside your digestive tract. You actually have around the same amount of bacteria and cells in your body.
The nice and “naughty” bacteria in your gut help to digest food, promote physical and mental wellbeing, and can even play a role in the health of your skin.
To put it simply, the good bacteria in your gut keeps the bad stuff in check. If your flora is off and therefore not digesting food properly, you’ll end up dealing with a laundry list of issues like bloating, acne, weight gain, and the dreaded mood shifts. And if it’s extremely unbalanced with too much bad, you’re looking at ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and Crohn’s disease.
So how can you care for your gut microbiome? Through what you eat and the supplements in your daily routine. We already know you know our favorite motto, “self-care starts from the inside out,” but it couldn’t be more true when it comes to gut health. Start by filling your plate with probiotic-packed meals (here’s a great list to add to your diet). Next, look into a probiotic supplement.
As always, check with your doctor before adjusting your supplement lineup, but we highly recommend Dr. Nigma’s Healthy Flora.
It’s formulated with a researched blend of probiotics (including Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS1 strain—science buffs know this is a VIP element) to keep your gut health balanced and happy. Plus, it has a special grape seed extract mixture, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps with overall health. Here’s to focusing on our flora!
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