So this isn’t under the essential oil category, exactly, but your gut health and probiotic is so so important. And needs to be a regular part of your life. This is just a continuation of reaching towards natural health. And it is a pretty easy way also. Just remember to take your probiotic every morning.
I am going to show you what I think is the best probiotic and why I think that. And you can make your own decision from there. I am also going to do a quick discussion on the gut and why gut health is so important. I think all people should take a probiotic, even the little kiddos. It is just a way to better health for everyone.
The Gut and Overall Health
So I am doing some research just to make sure I do not tell you the correct information. Up to 80% of your immune system is located in your gut! This means, if your gut is unhealthy, you do not have much of a chance of fighting off sickness. So to have overall health, you need a healthy gut. This is where the gut health and probiotic come into play, but we will get there. Not that you won’t ever get sick, so go here to find out what essential oils to use for that.
Symptoms of an Unhealthy Gut
What are some symptoms of an unhealthy gut? First, obviously is all the upset stomach problems like gas, bloating, constipation, and other gross things like that. But also, you can have symptoms that you would not even know were related to the gut. Such as sugar cravings, so if your gut is not healthy, those bad bacteria in there need to be given sugar to keep growing, thus you crave the sugar.
Also, you can have tiredness, unexplained weight gain, and skin irritations. If you have any skin problems at all, such as eczema, it is probably directly related to the health of your gut. And there is even some evidence that food intolerances are caused by the bad bacteria in the gut. Your gut has problems digesting certain foods because it does not have the healthy balance of bacteria to break down the food.
Even some autoimmune diseases, might be caused, in part by the gut being unhealthy. So the gut being unhealthy can cause inflammation all over the body. Which in turn causes the autoimmune disease to flare up. The body starts to attack itself, just because the gut is out of whack.
And apparently, according to some of the reading I did. Professional athletes are starting to make sure their guy is healthy along with all the other healthy stuff they do because it helps them do their sport better. That is just crazy to me. The gut is becoming something that even athletes are looking at in their training regiments.
Why Many Probiotics Don’t Work
So the company I get my probiotic from is the essential oil company that I sell for. But it not necessarily the only place that you can get the best probiotic. It is definitely one of the places, though. Let me tell you why, in my opinion, it is the best form of probiotic.
So when you take a regular probiotic, that you would buy from the grocery store or drug store. It is usually in a capsule that, as soon as you swallow it, and it hits your stomach, it is completely dissolved by the stomach acid. Which means all the good bacteria that was in that capsule is then not protected from the stomach acid because the capsule was all dissolved. So then the good bacteria is all eaten up by the stomach acid also. This causes just a very little amount of that good bacteria to even make it to your digestive tract. It is like less than one percent of that bacteria making it to where it needs to go, the digestive tract.
This is why, a lot of times, people do not think a probiotic is working for them. Of course it is not working. Less than one percent of it is even getting to where they need it. So it is not that a probiotic isn’t working for them, it is that they are taking the wrong probiotic.
The Best Type of Gut Health Probiotic
The kind of probiotic you need is one that is encapsulated within a capsule, so two capsules around the good bacteria. This way, you take the probiotic, and it hits the stomach. The stomach acid still dissolves the capsule, but it is the outside capsule. The inside capsule is still intact as it travels to your stomach and gets to the digestive tract. Hooray, most of the good bacteria is getting to where it can help instead of the less than one percent.
This is why I love this kind of probiotic. So when you pick out a probiotic to use, look for one that has two capsules around it. One capsule inside the other with the good bacteria in the second capsule.
Just Something to be on the Lookout For
So I just want to let you know that when you take the best form of a probiotic, and good bacteria is being sent to your digestive tract. This means the bad bacteria is being pushed out. Which is a good thing eventually. But for the first week or so you might have some digestive issues as the bad bacteria is being pushed out of your body.
This will go away as your gut gets healthier. Eventually the good and bad bacteria will get a nice balance. And then your gut will be healthy, and the bacteria will be living harmoniously. I just like to let you know this little fact so you do not give up on the probiotic before it has had a chance to do it’s job.
Don’t Forget the Kiddos
So it isn’t just adults that need a good probiotic,, the kiddos need one also. Think about how many stomach problems you can save your children if you can get their gut healthy and balanced at a young age? It is up to you when you want to start your kiddo on a gut health probiotic, but the company I sell for has a kid’s version that tastes just like a pixie stick, and has little tiny encapsulated capsule.
So think about using a probiotic for you and also your kiddo. And you can both have happier guts.