My Favorite Supplements for Healthy Gut and Immunity
Note: I am not a physician and I do not diagnose or treat disease. Before starting any new health protocol, please consult with your doctor, especially if pregnant, elderly, or taking medications.
Up to 60 percent of the population, and 20 to 30 percent weekly, experience symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), such as heartburn and acid regurgitation. Our immune system starts in the gut and if our digestion is not robust the gut will experience the negative effects. Research has shown that these gut microbial communities can cause immune dysregulation, leading to autoimmune disorders. So, it is imperative to make sure that we digest all the food we eat to help our gut to establish a healthy immune system within our body. These are my favorite healthy gut support supplements. These are not the only ones that I like to take myself, there are many ways to support the healthy gut and immune system.
To learn more specifically what support your body needs you may set up a complimentary consultation to speak with me.
- Acidophilus and Bifidus probiotic supplement
This probiotic does not contain dairy, sugar, gluten, soy, casein, yeast, artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, FOS or any Genetically Modified or engineered ingredients. It contains L. Acidophilus, L. Rhamnosus, L. Plantarum, B. Lactis, B. Bifidum.
- PASTURE-RAISED, GRASS-FED COLLAGEN PEPTIDES,
Collagen peptides are short chain amino acids that are soluble in cold liquids as well as hot. Collagen peptides contain the same amino acids as gelatin which are identical to the protein found in skin, nails, hair, bones, cartilage, and joints.
Mushroom extracts have been used medicinally by many cultures for thousands of years. It is now known that proteoglycans and polysaccharides, including the alpha-glucans and beta-glucans, are the probable active ingredients in many mushroom species. The six mushroom extracts in Myco-Immune are well-researched and have been shown in numerous studies to provide significant benefits to immune function.
- Omega Plus
On average, Americans don’t eat enough fish. The typical diet contains significantly more omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3 fatty acids. Thus, Omega Plus provides a balanced ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids.
Thorne’s Omega Plus also contains the omega-6 fatty acid – gamma linolenic acid (GLA) – which offers similar benefits. Research has shown that Omega-3 PUFAs can exert a positive action by reverting the microbiota composition in these diseases, and increase the production of anti-inflammatory compounds, like short-chain fatty acids.
5. Betaine HCL & Pepsin
Indigestion can be caused by many things – including inadequate amounts of hydrochloric acid (HCl) in the stomach. HCL helps with:
- Protein digestion by activating pepsinogen to pepsin
- Rendering the stomach sterile against ingested pathogens
- Inhibiting undesirable overgrowth in the small intestine
- Flow of bile and pancreatic enzymes.
Hydrochloric acid also facilitates the absorption of a number of nutrients, including folate, vitamin B12, ascorbic acid, beta-carotene, iron, and some forms of calcium, magnesium, and zinc