Gut health is directly linked to our habits, such as unregulated sleep, poor diet, and little physical activity. Keeping our digestive system in order is taking care of our entire organism, because scientists have discovered that there is a connection between the peripheral nervous system (categorized by nerves and neurons outside the central nervous system) and the enteric nervous system (which controls digestion). Our gut has 100 million neurons, and 70-80% of the body’s immune cells live there. In addition, gut health is linked to our mood through its conversion of tryptophan into serotonin.
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Gut Health and their sub-outcomes
Gut Health and Acidity ControlThe most common problems associated with acidity are heartburn and acid reflux. Heartburn is that uncomfortable burning sensation in the center of the chest, especially after eating a large meal. Acid reflux occurs when you taste regurgitated food or a sour, bitter liquid in the back of your mouth or throat. Stomach acidity can be very unpleasant and occur at the most inconvenient times, but, in general, acidity can be treated quickly and simply with drugs or supplements.
Gut Health and DigestionDigestion refers to the breakdown of food into smaller components that can be absorbed into the bloodstream. Therefore it is one of the most important systems of the body, because it is responsable for all the nutrient income that "feed" all of our cells. Maintaining a good digestions is not always easy, as the digestive system behaves differently depending on how and what you eat. Some ingredients help this mechanism work better and preventing discomfort.
Gut Health and Intestinal FloraThe intestinal flora or intestinal microbiota is a group of bacteria that live in the intestine. Even though they are bacteria, these microorganisms are beneficial to the body in a mutual relationship, as the bacteria consume the nutrients in the area to reproduce while helping in the digestion of food. Although this is a natural community in the body, it is not always that this relationship is in balance, so some interventions may be necessary for the intestinal flora to function properly. This rebalancing can come through food supplementation, as a way to optimize the intake of ingredients that can help the development of this system.