A healthy gut is of huge importance to our overall health; here’s how to keep it balanced
At this time of year, our thoughts always turn to health and, increasingly, we are all becoming more and more aware of our gut health and its impact on our overall wellbeing. And we can’t talk about gut health without talking about the microbiome.
Your microbiome is a massive ecosystem made up of trillions of organisms that include bacteria, yeasts, fungi and viruses that live in your digestive tract. Having a diverse ecosystem of bacteria in the gut is key to good gut health but many of our good bacteria are impacted by poor diet, sleep, exercise, stress and the overuse of antibiotics amongst other factors.
Keeping your microbiome – and in turn your gut – balanced is important in terms of your overall health. It can alleviate the symptoms of IBS, support the reduction of inflammation in the gut, help to reduce bloating, cramps and pains as well as supporting your immunity, skin health and playing a positive role in your mental health.
But getting the good bacteria to where they are needed isn’t that simple. Your digestive system is a hostile place with your stomach producing acid to help digest your food and protect us against pathogens we may inadvertently consume. So, the bacteria in a gut health supplement need to arrive in your stomach in good shape, survive passage through it and thrive once they arrive in the gut.
Getting the good bacteria to where they are needed isn’t that simple. Your digestive system is a hostile place…this is where Symprove can help.”
This is where Symprove can help. Symprove is different from other gut health supplements as it is a unique, water-based food supplement which contains four strains of live and active bacteria that are suspended in an acidic barley extract, from which the gluten has been removed, to feed them and keep them alive. These billions of bacteria are delivered to the gut to support the microbiome.
Supporting the microbiome
Because Symprove is water-based, it doesn’t trigger digestion. More live and active bacteria surviving passage through the stomach means a better opportunity to colonise the gut. This ability to deliver thriving bacteria is what makes Symprove so special. Adding Symprove to your daily routine is an ideal way to keep your gut health in check and complement a healthy lifestyle. You take a 70ml shot of Symprove first thing in the morning on an empty stomach when your stomach acid levels are at their lowest.
A 12-week programme is recommended to help support gut bacteria and see the full benefits. The founders of Symprove are so convinced of this that when you buy an eight-week supply, you get the final four weeks free to complete your 12-week programme.
Symprove is available at more than 100 selected stockists nationwide, including all Meaghers Pharmacies and on meagherspharmacy.ie