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5 natural supplements that help with healthy gut functioning

We all have heard the popular saying “go with your gut”, that my friends is a very well built statement. Your gut is a crucial and powerful part of your body. It takes care of absorbing all the good bacteria and nutrients and getting rid of the toxins and waste, it also has a direct link to your brain called gut-brain axis which uses bidirectional communication through neurotransmitters that control feelings and emotions, hence the “go with your gut” saying. Taking care of your gut health and digestive system is very underrated these days while it shouldn’t be at all, if you ask me, your overall health depends heavily on your gut health. The first step to taking care of your gut health besides the obvious of eating healthy is taking probiotics and prebiotics. Following is a list of natural pills that will help with healthy gut and digestive functioning.

  1. Black Seed Oil Pills– A plant that goes way back in history and used to make medicine for over 2000 years. Commonly used to treat digestive track conditions such as gas, diarrhea, colic, constipation, hemorrhoids, and inflammation.
  2. B Vitamins– Found in proteins, help create red blood cells and gain energy from food i.e. B1, B3, B6, B12, and biotin.
  3. Vitamin C– Helps your body absorb iron and calcium which assists with healthy digestion.
  4. Iron– Helps preserve many vital functions for your body. 70% of your body’s iron is found in red blood cells which are produced more effectively if your taking care of your gut health.
  5. Vitamin D– Restores good bacteria in your gut if you get high quality sun exposure not getting enough can cause inflammatory bowel disease.

Quality gut vitamins can dramatically improve your health and lifestyle by improving digestion, strengthening immunity, boosting skin, nails, and hair, improving cognition and mental health, enhancing energy, and reducing gastrointestinal distress. The father of medicine Hippocrates said thousands of years ago that “all disease starts in the gut” and boy is that true. Taking care of yourself internally should be just as important or actually greater than taking care of yourself externally.

By: Aisha Zaidi Bhatia

Aisha Zaidi Bhatia is a Journalism and Mass Communications student, passionate about global issues and human rights, aspiring to be a journalist and raise awareness through her writing.

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