Improving Gut Health & Digestion with These 6 Supplements

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Improve Gut Health & Digesting with These 6 Supplements - Dr. Jason Jones Elizabeth City NC, Chiropractor

You need to take conscious efforts to keep your gut health in good condition because it affects almost every function in your body. When your gut microbiome is balanced, it helps you get more nutrients out of food, supports your immunity, and helps you stay healthy and happy. But when your gut health is poor, it can affect your mood, weight loss, heart health, and cause several digestive disorders.

So supporting your gut microbiome is a good way to strengthen your immune system and boost your overall health.

You can try the following health supplements to fill the gaps in your diet, strengthen your gut lining, and boost your microbiome for optimal performance:

Licorice Root

The gut bacteria lives on the gut lining, and you have to ensure that it is functioning well to improve gut health. Licorice root has been shown by many studies to have a beneficial effect on gut health. But it has to be treated first to remove glycyrrhizic acid, which is a natural substance in licorice thought to cause low potassium levels and high blood pressure. A placebo-controlled study found that the licorice root is effective for reducing nausea and pain, and it heals patients with ulcers.

Zinc Carnosine

This supplement combines zinc and carnosine and it is effective for enhancing gut integrity. Preliminary studies show that zinc carnosine helps gut health by improving the ability of the stomach to maintain a strong gut lining.

L-Glutamine

L-glutamine supports your immune system by triggering the release of cytokines which signals “mayday” when attacked by viruses, antigens, and microorganisms. This amino acid also helps to repair injuries in the intestinal wall, and studies show that it also enhances nutrient absorption.

Probiotics

The gut microbiome houses thousands of bacteria living in harmony, and probiotics are the supplement form of those bacteria. When you take probiotics, it helps to build the population of good bacteria needed to help your body get nutrition and maintain a line of defense against pathogens.

However, ensure your choice of probiotics contain these bacteria strains: Bifidobacterium longum, Bifidobacterium infantis, and Lactobacillus plantarum. The good thing about these strains is that they are less likely to increase the production of inflammatory histamines.

Prebiotics

Prebiotics provide the nourishment needed by probiotics or gut bacteria. These supplements contain enough fiber, and it is highly needed when you can’t eat enough fiber-rich food. So the digestive bacteria perform their work optimally when they get enough prebiotics, and they help you feel more full for a long period.

Collagen Protein

Collagen protein is naturally produced by the body, and it is an important part of structures throughout your body, including your gut.

However, your body won’t be making enough collagen protein if you’re not eating a lot of bone broth and organ meats. But you can take the collagen protein supplement to get enough amino acid building block.

You can consult Dr. Jason Jones at our Chiropractic office at Elizabeth City, NC to get recommendations on the best supplement to support your gut health.

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