The best supplements for gut health

Posted by Rene Harwood on

 

The GUT plays a vital role in your health as it dominates our digestion. The gut is where the immune system starts so a good gut health can definitely boost up your immunity and as well as aid your digestion. It helps control your overall health, A disproportion of microbes and GUT bacteria in the intestine could result in high blood sugar, weight gain, high cholesterol, heartburn, constipation and bloating. A poor gut health can contribute to autoimmune diseases, skin diseases, fatigue and unwanted changes in weight. To improve your gut health, your body requires supplements like Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids ( L-glutamine) , Probiotics, Zinc, DGL, Fiber, Berberine etc.

The benefits of these supplements are:

Vitamins

Vitamins like C, B, D, can support your gut, as Vitamin C is packed with antioxidants, which helps in improving digestion by helping the body absorb iron. Vitamin B helps in increasing red blood cells, and also protects the abdomen, and Vitamin D reduces the risk of colon cancer.

Zinc

  Zinc amplifies the digestive enzyme production. It has the ability to uplift the immune system. It also helps to adjust the tight junctions of the intestinal lining. It also controls the gut permeability.  

Amino acids

 Amino acids like Glutamine are important to prevent deterioration of the intestinal barrier. The dietary amino acids helps in the prevention as well as in the treatment is also important in the treatment of diarrhea.

 

 Probiotics

Probiotics treat Diarrhea caused due to antibiotics, viruses and parasites. It also cures irritable bowel syndrome.

Fibre

A conventional fiber diet makes microbes flourish, it helps to increase these bacteria. Dietary fibre ( found in whole grains, vegetables, beans, and fruits) helps to keep bowel movements orderly, it also decreases the chances of constipation.

DGL ( Deglycyrrhizinated licorice)

DGL is useful for people with unhealthy gut, as it helps in the treatment of heartburn, bloating, gas, acid reflux, constipation, and diarrhea.

Berberine

It has anti-inflammatory properties, which could help in the treatment of diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure. It can aid intestinal health by stabilizing the microbiome. It is an excellent source of treating bacterial dysbiosis. Berberine also attacks the bacteria that are harsh for our body. It also helps in addition of good bacteria.

Some of the foods that are packed with these essential supplements are:

Aloe vera

Aloe vera helps in fortifying the gut barrier which helps relieve constipation and any sort of inflammation. It is full of vitamins, minerals, amino acids.

Yoghurt

Yoghurt is a magnificent source of probiotics.

Almonds

Almonds are a great probiotic properties, these are high in fibre, fatty acids and polyphenols.

Chamomile

Chamomile is an excellent digestive remedy, because it calms and relaxes any kind of temporary bloating, and indigestion. For more than 5,000 years, dried chamomile flowers have been utilized as a medicine. 

Chia seeds

Chia seeds are a great root of fibre, these have useful soluble fibre, which helps to soothe as well as repair the intestinal lining, these also helps in the treatment of the leaky gut syndrome. It helps with bowel related disorders, these seeds absolutely are excellent for digestion.

Butyrate

Butyrate are an excellent source of colon cells. It maintains and limits temporary gut inflammation.

Nuts

Nuts are rich in minerals, a good treat for your gut, they help in reduction in the risk of diabetes.

Bananas

Bananas are packed with fibre and healthy minerals.

Garlic

As garlic has antiseptic and antibacterial properties, it helps to limit the harmful bacteria. It fuels the useful bacteria to make their work easier in the gut.