Why We All Need a Gut That Performs
When your gut is out of whack, it can drain your energy, produce physical pain and uncomfortable symptoms such as such as constipation, gas, bloating and irregular bowel motions. It can also allow illness to infiltrate your body and wreak havoc with your moods and hormones.
Improving your gut health improves your overall health.
When your gut is working at peak performance it can improve:
- Weight Control
- Immune System
- Absorption of Nutrients
- Inflammation levels
4 key reasons to
Nourish Your Gut
To Absorb Nutrients
The lining of your gut is designed to allow nutrients, amino acids, proteins and minerals to be absorbed into your body. If this cellular linking is compromised, then your body will not be making the most of the good stuff you are putting into it.
To Eliminate Toxins
A healthy gut should also eliminate toxins and waste products from entering your body, helping you to feel good. However, if the gut has been compromised by poor diet, antibiotics, drugs, alcohol, etc. toxins can enter the bloodstream and chronic inflammation of the intestinal tracts can develop.
To Protect Against Inflammation
A high protein diet can also have a negative effect on good gut bacteria due to the fermentation of amino acids in the gut itself. Other highly restrictive or extreme diets also have the potential to damage the gut wall and promote inflammation.
To Reduce Estrogen
Poor gut health may also inhibit the guts ability to get rid of harmful compounds from the body. We are constantly exposed to various chemicals that mimic the hormone estrogen. Estrogen is found in plastics, our water, some foods, personal care products, just to name a few.
PREbiotic vs PRObiotic – What’s the difference?
If our gut Microbiota (Microbiome) is the rich crop that makes our body’s work as it should and makes us happy as a result, then Probiotics are the seeds and Prebiotics are the fertilizer. Prebiotics feed the Probiotics. Without them the probiotics find it trickier to colonize the gut. Prebiotics are essential if we want to make lasting change.
- Non-living, non-digestible special types of soluble and insoluble fibre
- Can survive heat, cold and stomach acid
- Nourishes the good bacteria that live in the intestines and help to reduce the bad
- Referred to as live, active microorganisms
- More fragile, can only survive in certain temperatures
- Different strains do different things in the gut, not all Probiotics work
How Gut Performance can help
The key to good gut health is to consume foods that help maintain cell integrity and normalise the gut by reducing intestinal inflammation.
The unique blend of foods in Gut Performance® have been scientifically developed to help restore and promote gut health.
Gut Performance® is a delicious PREbiotic with a boost of fibre with essential micronutrients you can mix with water, smoothies, shakes or food.
Nourish from within!
12% of your recommended daily fibre requirement
Gut Performance® is high in both soluble and insoluble fibre. These high-fibre complex carbohydrates (indigestible carbs) are packed with natural phytonutrients that have an anti-inflammatory action often associated with some proteins.
Active PREbiotic to nourish your gut
Not all fibre is a prebiotic. The fibre from red sorghum and sugarcane stem in Gut Performance acts as an effective prebiotic, which can have a protective effect by ‘feeding’ the good bacteria known as your microbiome. This in turn aids digestion, promotes the absorption of nutrients essential for bone health and helps reduces levels of compounds known to cause inflammation.
Protects against cell damage and inflammation
Dietary fibre in Gut Performance is binds to estrogen in the digestive tract so that the body can get rid of it. This fibre can also reduce the amount of an enzyme called B-glucuronidase. When this enzyme is high, estrogen can re-enter the body via the large intestine causing cell damage and inflammation.
Lowers the glycaemic index (GI) of foods
The Chromium, in sugarcane stem in Gut Performance has been proven to be a crucial component in maintaining blood glucose balance. Regulating your blood sugar levels can help with moodiness, cravings and fatigue.
Rich in antioxidants
The red sorghum in Gut Performance contains a range of antioxidants that clean up free-radicals that lead to inflammation and damage.