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How Nutrition Can Support a Healthy Gut

Millions of Americans visit their health care professionals each year due to occasional digestive concerns that can disrupt their daily lives. These issues can contribute to a number of negative effects on the body that may impact the immune system, energy levels, and the body’s ability to properly absorb nutrients, among others. 

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Many people have to contend with occasional digestive challenges, such as:







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Supporting good bacteria is critical to help the GI maintain microbiome balance and overall well-being.1

Healthy microbiome helps with:2

  • Immune defense
  • Metabolism
  • Modification of phytochemicals
  • Supporting elimination
  • Vitamin biosynthesis
  • Influencing whole body health

External factors capable of adversely modifying the microbiome and interfering with ideal function include:3-10

  • Antibiotic use
  • Prolonged prescription drug use
  • Dietary changes
  • Gastrointestinal stress
  • Moving to a new country
  • Short-term travel
  • Environmental toxins

The GI Tract: The Body’s Largest Immune Organ

Microbial inhabitants make up one of the GI’s protective layers.11 Sustaining these microbes and supporting the cells that make up the GI lining with selective prebiotics is essential for GI support in the face of acute and chronic GI stress.12-13

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  5. Kim, S., Covington, A. & Pamer, E.G. Immunol Rev 279, 90-105 (2017).
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  8. Rasko, D.A. Journal of travel medicine 24, S52-S56 (2017).
  9. Youmans, B.P., et al. Gut Microbes 6, 110-119 (2015).
  10. Rosenfeld, C.S. Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology. 7, 396 (2017).
  11. Leech, B., J. Schloss, and A. Steel. Advances in Integrative Medicine 6(1), p. 23-34 (2019).
  12. Shukla, S.D., et al. Clinical & Translational Immunology, 2017. 6(3): p. e133
  13. Budden, K.F., et al. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 2017. 15(1): p. 55-63.

^To date, shown in multiple animal studies, infants, and one adult human study.