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Is Your Gut in Balance?


Our body is home to 100 trillion bacteria and most of the thousands of different types live in your gut.  Under the best conditions, like having a healthy diet, exercising, and getting plenty of rest, you should have 85% “good probiotic bacteria” and 15% normal, but not as healthy bacteria.  Anything that alters this balance of good and bad bacteria, such as stress, poor diet, or antibiotic medication can inhibit digestion and cause problems like diarrhea, bloating, or gas. 


According to nutritionist Amelia Freer, author of the bestseller “Eat, Nourish, Glow – 10 easy steps for losing weight, looking younger and feeling healthier,” “Most of us don’t realize what a healthy gut feels like. Many people think it’s normal to wake up with a relatively flat stomach then gradually see and feel it expand throughout the day. But it’s not!”


When your gut is in balance you should feel energized with no bloating or tiredness after meals. If you are one of the many people who feel out of balance, don’t worry. A great first step to get your digestive system back in balance is through a daily probiotic supplement, combined with products that can support the growth of the probiotics. Consuming fermented foods, such as yogurt, or fiber rich foods like Spirulina, artichokes, and asparagus that are high in prebiotic fiber can also help support a healthy probiotic population.


In addition to consuming foods that can support probiotic growth, consistent exercise and an active lifestyle are also important.  A thriving population of probiotic gut bacteria has been shown to increase energy levels, improve mood, and strengthen your immune system.


Another way to jump start the gut benefits of a daily probiotic is adding more Omega 3 fatty acids to your diet.  Omega 3s, like the one found in fish oil, enhance probiotic benefits in two ways:


First, Omega 3s promote the production of a cell signaling protein called TGFb that helps maintain gut cell health. Second, both probiotics and Omega 3 fatty acids are known to help reduce LDL cholesterol, increase HDL cholesterol, and reduce cardiovascular inflammation.  This function is greatly enhanced when both components are present together. Therefore, taking a product rich in essential fatty acids, such as Spirulina, can help enhance the probiotic benefit.


In my experience, many people settle with feeling bloated, gassy, and listless because they don’t have a solution to feel better.  If you are one of the many people who feel out of balance, don’t worry, SuperBio is here to help.