Did you know that more than 70% of your immune system’s cells are found in your gut?
Comprised of a vital network of cells, organs, and tissues, your immune system defends against dangerous organisms that can invade and cause disease.
A weakened immune system leaves you susceptible to a long list of infections and illnesses, and can result in digestive issues, blood disorders (like anemia), inflammation of internal organs, and more.
Building a strong immune system is often considered to be the best way to feel your best, get sick less often, improve cardiovascular health, lower blood pressure, and so much more.
Not only is good gut health now believed to be one of the most beneficial things you can do for your overall health, but it may also impact other major systems in your body.
More and more studies are now showing that our gut is much more complicated than we may have once believed. Your gut is closely linked not only to your immune system, but it's also closely tied to most of the major systems in your body.
Whether it’s skin-related issues such as eczema or acne, or insomnia, food intolerances, fatigue, anxiety, or depression, gut health undoubtedly impacts far more than just our digestion. This complex gut/mind connection has been a hot topic in the research world lately, and for good reason!
Like with most other health concerns, healthy lifestyle changes can do wonders for improving the quality of your gut.
This means more rest, plenty of water, exercise, self-care, and a diet full of fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, beans, seeds, and lean protein.
But the truth is that when your gut is suffering from a highly unbalanced microbiota, it can take time, consistency, and patience before you start feeling better again.
A high-quality probiotic supplement, along with prebiotic foods, can help give your body an extra boost and kickstart gut healing. They do this by introducing many of the most important “friendly bacteria” strains back into your system.
Probiotics are living microorganisms that, when ingested in the right amounts, can help boost “good” bacteria in your gut, along with a number of other health benefits.
Found in dietary supplements, as well as in certain foods, there are many known types of probiotic strains available that have been shown to improve overall gut health, such as the LA-14 probiotic strains in our Primal Probiotics and Primal Gut Restore.
Healthy bacteria won’t do you much good if they don’t survive long enough to colonize in your gut. When shopping for probiotic supplements, look for highly survivable strains like Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus plantarum, Bifidobacterium bifidum, and Lactobacillus bulgaricus to ensure a variety of beneficial probiotic strains enter your gut.
If you’re serious about healing your gut, it’s also important to introduce prebiotics into your system. Prebiotics are basically just gut healthy foods that support healthy digestion and immunity, as well as prepare the body to absorb the probiotic strains found in supplements. Prebiotics feed the “good” bacteria that already exist within your gut and help accelerate healing.
⁕ Prebiotic foods: Turmeric, pumpkin seeds, raw chicory root, dandelion greens, hemp seeds, ginger, chia seeds, flax seeds, garlic, leeks, onions, and many others.
Some high-quality supplements contain a combination of both prebiotics and probiotics (often referred to as 'synbiotics'), like our Primal Probiotics. Since your gut functions best with multiple strains of probiotics, the mix of these two gut-healing approaches is a match made in heaven when it comes to balancing gut bacteria.
There are a number of useful ingredients available that can help your body more readily absorb probiotic supplements. For instance, we've included the patented ingredient PreforPro® in our Primal Probiotics, which is a prebiotic bacteriophage cocktail designed to prepare your gut for healthy probiotic bacteria to colonize and flourish.
Another example is the patented CoreBiome® postbiotics that we've included in our Primal Gut Restore formula, which is a revolutionary gut support ingredient proven to boost immunity and help prevent a leaky gut.
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