From prebiotics and probiotics, to inflammation and digestive health, it’s time to listen to your body and trust your gut.
The bacteria inside your gut are typically harmless, but people everywhere are trying to make the majority of the bacteria become the “better” kind, as it’s linked to various health benefits. From improving digestive health and immune systems to revealing glowing and healthy skin, there are many benefits to establishing good gut health.
Prebiotics are known as foods for the bacteria in your gut. Mainly coming from the fibers in carbohydrates, these substances are the source of energy for the “healthy” bacteria. By keeping the bacteria stable, it protects from the harmful forms and viruses. It also regulates the immune system and inflammation.
Prebiotics can come in pill form or through actual foods. Some common examples of foods with prebiotics are oats, bananas, various berries, asparagus, garlic and leeks. If you prefer a supplement, some of the most popular are HUM Gut Instinct: Pre+Probiotic Blend, OLLY Probiotic + Prebiotic Gummies, as well as several others on the market currently.
When ingested, these supplements of living microorganisms can come in many forms — through pills or through the food we consume on a daily basis. In our guts, various microorganisms take refuge, and probiotics come in various strands as a result of the different species. Some strains have been linked to having positive effects on digestive health, weight loss, immune functions, blood and mental health according to Dr. Michael Ruscio, Author of “Healthy Gut, Healthy You.” Like prebiotics, probiotics can also be found in several common foods, including yogurt, kombucha, cheese, pickles and sauerkraut. There are also many probiotic supplements on the market, including HUM Gut Instinct, OLLY Probiotic and more.
VALLEY acknowledges the fact everyone and their health is different and encourages all to research products before taking anything. Different reactions to these supplements are expected and common, so it’s important to take caution before ingesting.