Your digestive system turns the food you eat into the energy needed to survive and carry out your normal daily activities.
The modern lifestyle, a poor diet, use of antibiotics, and stress can all wreak havoc with your digestive health.
The lining of the digestive tract acts like a filter when the digestive system is functioning properly. It allows all the beneficial nutrients to enter the bloodstream, while preventing toxins and waste products from getting through. These are retained in the bowel so they can be eliminated.
Helping this process are billions of friendly bacteria. But there is a continuous balancing act in the digestive system between “good” and “bad” bacteria. In order to maintain a healthy digestive system, we need to ensure that we have lots of “good” bacteria for:
- Producing vitamins
- Strengthening our immune system
- Detoxifying chemicals
- Preventing bad bacteria from taking hold.
The number of “good” bacteria can be disrupted by:
- Too much alcohol
- Too much dietary fat
- Low fibre intake
- Excessive stress
Probiotic supplements can help digestive health
If you have poor digestion, come and talk to one of the team at Clive’s Chemist about taking a probiotic supplement.
Probiotic supplements contain a mix of friendly bacteria needed for good health and vitality. They may improve uncomfortable digestive symptoms such as bloating and mild diarrhoea. They will minimise the risk of stomach upsets, and safeguard your immunity.
By putting the good bacteria back into your gut, your body will absorb more of the nutrients it needs.