Our Gastrointestinal system is one of the most important systems of our body, and often one of the most challenged through diet and lifestyle. The GI system plays a role in many areas of health, not just digestive function, including inflammatory balance, immunity, energy creation, hormone metabolism and more.
Diet is paramount to keeping our body healthy and strong. Processed foods, hydrogenated fats, refined sugars, and hard to digest proteins can lead to an imbalance of healthy bacteria, open the door for unhealthy pathogens and lead to inflammation through our digestive system and entire body.
All too often we find ourselves in a state of chronic stress. This is known as fight or flight, and we need to balance this with periods of relaxation and rest so that we can digest. When the body does not get adequate time in “rest and digest” this can lead to an imbalance of healthy bacteria, open the door for disease causing pathogens and lead to inflammation through our digestive system and entire body.
Relaxation techniques, getting adequate sleep, and appropriate exercise are some of the best defenses for our gastrointestinal systems.
Nutraceuticals can provide additional support and enhance the efficiency of one’s digestive system and whole-body wellness.
Probiotics provide front line defense against microbial pathogens and toxins, metabolize toxic compounds into benign agents, help manufacture our body’s natural antibiotics, activate immune cells, decrease inflammation, while supporting the absorption of nutrients. Here at Optimum Wellness Pharmacy, we recommend the highest in quality as well as relevant dosages to make an impact to ones biome.
Enzymes and Betaine HCL
Digestive enzymes breakdown the macronutrients carbohydrates, proteins, and fats to allow our body to assimilate and use them for nutrition, energy, and numerous metabolic functions. There are also specific enzymes which have highly targeted roles such as to aid in the digestion of the dairy, gluten, fiber and casein, which many people might have intolerance towards.
Betaine and pepsin are gastric-juice components essential to the digestion of food and absorption of most nutrients; especially protein, calcium, vitamin B12 and iron. Betaine also acts as front lines of defense which destroy ingested bacteria and microorganisms.
Nutrients to Sooth & Support Digestive Integrity and Inflamatory Balance
- DGL (deglycyrrhizinated licorice), marshmallow, aloe and slippery elm provide support for soothing the gastrointestinal tract, supporting regularity, reducing inflammation, promoting the integrity of the mucosal lining while support the body’s natural defense mechanisms.
- L-Glutamine serves as nutrition for the gut lining, further repairing and supporting the integrity of a damaged epithelium allowing the free flow of toxins, microbes, and food particles directly into the body.
- Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids and Turmeric/Curcumin further support a healthy inflammatory and immune balance while Turmeric/Curcumin as the unique ability to stimulate the production of mucous, a major component of the stomach’s protective lining.
References available upon request