The Gut Health Game Changer
You've heard of the gut - gut health, gut feeling, a good gut. But what exactly is gut health and why is it important?
“Gut health” describes the function and balance of bacteria of the many parts of the gastrointestinal tract. Ideally, organs such as the esophagus, stomach and intestines all work together to allow us to eat and digest food without discomfort.
Why should we pay attention to our gut health?
All food is ultimately broken down in the gut to a simple form that can enter the bloodstream and be delivered as nutrients throughout our bodies. This is only possible with a healthy digestive system. A healthy gut contains healthy bacteria and immune cells that ward off infectious agents like bacteria, viruses and fungi. A healthy gut also communicates with the brain through nerves and hormones, which helps maintain general health and well-being.
What are the signs of gut health problems?
Everyone at some point experiences digestive problems such as abdominal pain, bloating, loose stools, constipation, heartburn, nausea or vomiting. When symptoms persist, it may be a sign of an underlying problem that needs medical attention. Weight loss without a good reason, blood in the stool, black stool (a sign of bleeding in the gut), severe vomiting, fever, severe stomach aches, trouble swallowing food, pain in the throat or chest when food is swallowed, or jaundice (a yellow discoloration of the skin or eyes) could potentially indicate an underlying gastrointestinal problem with serious consequences. Consult your doctor if any of these symptoms occur.
What exactly are probiotics?
Probiotics are tiny microorganisms that deliver health benefits to their host. Our bodies rely on all sorts of microorganisms to keep things working and keep us healthy, and probiotics play a part in this. They’re the good bacteria that you actually want in your system.
They support healthy body systems from your mouth to your gut, and help control harmful microorganisms like germs. At the right levels, probiotics aid digestion and improve nutrient absorption.
What is the difference between spore-based probiotics and regular probiotics?
Most traditional probiotics are destroyed by our stomach acid and don’t make it to the intestine to do any good. Plus, unless you have excessive endotoxins moving from your gut into your body or you have a compromised gut biome (the trillions of beneficial bacteria that populate a healthy gut), probiotics offer limited benefit.
Spore producing bacillus bacteria species, also known as 'soil based organisms" live in the top soil, and have been ingested by humans over the course of their evolution, as they harvest tubers and other veggies from the ground and eat them fresh. Spore-based probiotics provide bacteria species we rarely ingest anymore, due to washing, peeling and cooking our vegetables, and largely survive stomach acid so they can thrive in the intestines where they can do the most good.
How can Perfectly Healthy help?
Unlike normal probiotics, spore based probiotics do not die in the stomach before they reach the small & large intestine, once there they begin to provide massive benefits outlined below. Spore based probiotics also form better colonies than normal probiotics hence the name spore based.
What does Florish Spore Based Probiotics do?
- All spore based probiotics reach the small & large intestine alive (Unlike regular probiotics)
- Heals leaky gut (60% is healed within 1st month, 100% is reached within month 3. Leaky gut syndrome is a digestive condition that affects the lining of the intestines, where gaps in the intestinal walls allow bacteria and other toxins to pass into the bloodstream.
- Heals IBS
- Creates a gut condition that allows other beneficial bacteria to thrive
- Improves digestion
- Natural gut antibiotic
- Provides B vitamins & vitamin K2 through bacterial production
- Improves the immune system as up to 70% of immune systems strength is regulated through the gut