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9 Signs of an unhealthy gut and how to fix it

Did you know your gut has a lot of influence over your overall health—from your immune system to digestion and even your brain?

Trillions of good bacteria, fungi, yeast, and viruses live in your gut, forming a unique gut flora. When these microorganisms are in balance, your body is more likely to function well too, which includes aiding your metabolism, digestion, creating vitamins, managing hormone levels, and also disposing toxins in your body. However, when things go awry and more bad bacteria is in the system, your gut becomes unhealthy. An unhealthy gut can lead to a variety of health problems, causing chronic illnesses like inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, liver disease, obesity, heart diseases and possibly cancer.1 

Have you ever felt bloated after having a meal? If it happens frequently, that could be a sign of having an unhealthy gut. Here are nine signs of an imbalanced gut that you should look out for.

Unintentional weight fluctuation

If you are gaining or losing weight without making changes to your diet or exercise habits, there’s a high probability that you have an imbalanced gut. With an unhealthy gut, your body is not absorbing nutrients properly nor regulating blood sugar while storing body fat. You may have the urge to overeat, which ultimately leads to weight gain. 

Bloating and gas

While gas is a normal part of the digestion and fermentation process in your body, there are some bacteria strains that can lead to greater fermentation—creating excessive gas in your system and causing you to feel bloated and uncomfortable, sometimes painful.


Certain bacteria in your gut, like Clostridiodes difficile, can cause diarrhoea if it’s allowed to flourish. This has a catch-22 effect on your gut health as diarrhoea can make your gut health even worse as good bacteria are out from your gut, causing even more gut imbalance.


If you are having problems passing motion, you may have a lower level of gut bacteria. As gut bacteria is crucial for digestion, this could lead to constipation. For some people, they could also have lower levels of certain types of bacteria in their gut causing constipation. 

Sugar cravings

Potato chips, candy, desserts, and more, are hard to resist. However, eating a lot of processed foods and added sugars is bad for your gut health. They will decrease the levels of good bacteria in your gut, causing you to have increased sugar cravings which can further damage your gut health. 

Increased stress

WIth an unhealthy gut, there are invisible impacts that you may not be aware of. When there’s an imbalance in your gut, this could affect your hormonal balance and damage your mental health—leading to increased stress, anxiety, and even mood swings. 

Sleep problems

Are you having a hard time falling asleep or find yourself troubled with poor sleep quality? Serotonin, a hormone that is responsible for your mood and sleep, is actually produced in the gut. Hence, an unhealthy gut can lead to you having sleep problems. Not getting enough sleep can also impact your health and mood in the long run, causing more issues if left untreated. 

Skin irritation

Some skin conditions are tied to your gut, like eczema, acne, rosacea, and psoriasis. For example, inflammation in the gut may cause certain proteins to “leak” out into the body and in turn, lead to eczema. 

Bad breath

Does your breath still smell bad even after brushing your teeth? This issue may be caused by an imbalanced gut. Certain types of H. pylori bacteria might be flourishing in your stomach causing your breath to smell bad. These bacteria are also the cause of many stomach ulcers which if left untreated, can cause irreversible damage. 

You can take certain foods, like prebiotics and probiotics, to help improve your gut health. Or, you can drink a glass of BEAUTOX to help relieve constipation and detoxify your gut—which will eventually improve your skin’s condition and help get rid of bad breath. 

BEAUTOX’s proprietary blend of 16 types of patented comprehensive enzymes, 1 billion active patented probiotics, prebiotics, 22 types of patented vegetables and fruits extracts, water-soluble fiber, and herbal extracts help improve indigestion, reduce flatulence, boost nutrient absorption, and also strengthen your immunity. Get in touch with us to learn more about BEAUTOX.


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