Digest With Comfort
Hippocrates is a man many make reference to as the “father of Western Medicine”. He was the first to say disease was caused naturally instead of by the gods or superstition. Arguing that disease was caused by environmental factors, diet, and living habits, Hippocrates began using lifestyle modifications such as diet and exercise to treat disease. He is rumored to have said “All disease begins in the gut” and “Let food be thy medicine”. What we know now in Western Medicine is that he was correct. Our gut dictates much about how our bodies perform.
AT NUTRASUMMA we care about people with food sensitivities and occasional, intestinal challenges. That’s why we offer a variety of intestinal support products to help you achieve a happy gut environment for those rare days when life is not going well. In 2013 it was reported that over 64 million Americans were dealing with digestive diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut, and celiac disease. With over 70% of our immune system living in or around our guts, poor gut health can lead to a weakened immune and nervous system. Poor gut health occurs when we don’t consume enough vegetables, low-sugar fruits, and dietary fiber. It also occurs when we consume too much caffeine, alcohol, antibiotics, pain relievers, and processed sugar.
Our digestive system does a lot more than lets food in and kicks food out. It contains nearly four pounds of healthy bacteria all used in maintaining our health. Our small intestine is responsible for extracting nutrients from foods so that we can absorb them. The food we don’t need is then sent to the large intestine for elimination. The mucous lining of our digestive system replaces and repairs itself every three to seven days, important for keeping us healthy and our waste moving smoothly.
When we focus on healing our guts, our bodies reward us with loss in body fat, more muscle building properties, avoidance of chronic disease, and relief from autoimmune-related issues. A healthy gastrointestinal tract even address issues like depression, anxiety, and Alzheimer’s. This is due to the fact that 95% of our body’s serotonin levels are found in the gut. Serotonin is often referred to as the mood hormone and helps us with our decision making. Further, it influences our appetite, sleep, learning, and behavior.
Healthy eating is the number one way to begin fixing your gut. Before you add supplements, first reevaluate your diet and establish a healthy eating system. Some things to consider:
- Chew your food slowly. This gives your stomach more time to absorb vitamins and minerals and lets your brain known when you’re full.
- Avoid fake food. Instead, simplify your meals by eating grass-fed protein sources, fresh vegetables, and healthy fats, all in the right portion sizes.
- Sleep. While we sleep our bodies repair themselves. Enough said.
- Listen to your body. Every body reacts differently to all food sources and amounts. Keeping a journal of your food intake and how your body responds to that food will help you nail down the culprit of your off feelings and days.
Once you have implemented the above tips, then you can begin incorporating pure, non-GMO supplements into your daily routine. Luckily, we have a few that will ensure your gut stays on the right path:
Glutamine Plus is an amino acid our body’s tissues use for fuel. It is the most plentiful amino acid in our skeletal muscles. If you exercise a lot, your body’s demand for glutamine may outpace its supply and weaken your immune resistance. Glutamine Plus strengthens your immune resistance, even when you’ve overtrained. Animal studies have shown that supplementing with glutamine increases your protein synthesis and prevents protein breakdown.
Digest Complex contains enzymes that help your digestive system break down food into more usable forms. These enzymes break down fat, protein, and carbohydrates so you can get the most pleasure from your meals without getting more gas and indigestion. Further, it helps to alleviate the “stuffed” feeling associated with eating a heavy meal, increases the number of naturally occurring digestive enzymes, and improves nutrient availability.
Probiotic Complex helps restore balance to your GI Tract. Our formula contains a clinically tested blend of several kinds of helpful bacteria, including Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli strains, providing 20 billion CFU a serving. It also includes a prebiotic which is a probiotics’ preferred food source, ensuring the good bacteria grows once in your gut. More good news comes in our formula including alkalizing phytonutrients that aid in detoxification and further support gut health.
B-12 is critical for energy production. If you’re cutting back on meat or live a vegetarian lifestyle, taking just one spray of our B-12 packs more vitamin content than 104 three-oz servings of beef! This supplement is sprayed under the tongue so it enters the body’s cellular pathways for an instant energy boost. B-12 boosts energy, elevates mood, promotes healthy cell replication, and improves memory and brain function.
At Nutrasumma, we make products for you to live a healthy and vibrant life. All of our products are gluten-free, helping with better nutrient absorption and creating a stronger immune system. Add the above supplements to keep your body and your digestion on track. You can find our products at Sprouts, Whole Foods, and online at Nutrasumma.com.