The Importance of Gut Microbiome

Did you know there are trillions of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in our bodies? Collectively, they are known as the microbiome and they play an important role for our health—from our mental to physical wellbeing.

In our gut microbiome, there are more than 1,000 bacteria species—some are good bacteria, and others are bad bacteria that could cause health issues. So, how does the gut microbiome affect our body? What will happen if we don’t take care of our gut health?

Digestion & Nutrition

The microbiome in our gut is critical in the digestion and breaking down of complex carbohydrates, dietary fibers, proteins, and certain fats. This enables our body to absorb the nutrients that we need. Maintaining a high gut microbiota diversity is also important. Studies have shown that low microbiota diversity could lead to metabolic complications and weight gain.1

Immune System

There is an intricate and complex connection between the digestive tract and the immune system. About 70 percent of the immune system is actually housed in the gut.2 Poor gut health not only affects your digestion, but it can also compromise your immune system—leaving you susceptible to illnesses and diseases. 

Heart Health

While certain species in the gut microbiome can help promote good HDL cholesterol and triglycerides, there are also some species that contribute to heart disease by producing trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) when you eat foods like red meat or eggs. TMAO can lead to cholesterol build up in your arteries which can cause heart attacks or strokes. 

Brain Health

There is a strong connection between the gut and the brain. Millions of nerves physically connect the gut with the brain. Hence, it is believed that the gut microbiome may affect brain health through the messages that are sent to the brain. The health of your gut could even affect your four senses—sight, sound, flavor, and texture. 

Weight

An imbalance of healthy and unhealthy microbes in your gut may send the wrong signals to your brain—making you think that you’re feeling hungry or full. Studies have also shown that gut dysbiosis, the unhealthy balance in the gut microbiome, can also contribute to weight gain. Luckily, there are ways to ensure your gut is healthy through various ways. 

Gut Health

An unhealthy gut microbiome also directly impacts your gut health, and could lead to irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and more. The imbalanced microbiome in the gut produces a lot of gas—causing bloating, cramps, and abdominal pain. 

So, how do you know if your gut microbiome is out of balance? Here are some symptoms: 

  1. Upset stomach
  2. A high-sugar diet
  3. Unintentional weight changes
  4. Sleep disturbances or constant fatigue
  5. Skin irritation
  6. Autoimmune conditions
  7. Food intolerances

Maintaining the balance of your gut microbiome requires some healthy lifestyle changes. 

  • Managing your stress: High stress levels can alter the balance between the good and bad bacteria. Knowing when things are getting stressful and when you should take a break can do wonders.
  • Staying hydrated: Hydration is important for the body and definitely impacts the health of our gut. It helps promote the balance of good bacteria in the gut and also regulates bowel movements in our intestines. 
  • Eating a diverse range of foods: By introducing different types of food to the system, you are also diversifying the microbiome in your gut.
  • Eating fermented foods: Foods like yogurt, sauerkraut, kefir, and more contain healthy bacteria that is beneficial for your gut health.
  • Taking supplementary health food: Some supplementary health food contains nutrients that promote a healthy gut. Psyllium husk, prebiotics, probiotics, enzymes, and more, are great for the gut. Start taking care of your gut by taking Beautox. 

What is Beautox? 

With Beautox, you can promote a healthy gut microbiome and achieve optimal gut health. This botanical beverage mix is specially formulated with a proprietary blend of patented enzymes, patented probiotics, prebiotics, patented vegetables and fruit extracts, water-soluble fiber, and herbal extracts. 

By drinking Beautox, you will: 

  • Improve digestion
  • Detoxify your body
  • Improve constipation
  • Improve your bowel movements
  • Inhibits inflammation in the intestine
  • Lowers blood lipid and controls blood sugar levels

Click here to find out more about Beautox.

1 https://www.bmj.com/content/361/bmj.k2179

2 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2515351/

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