Did you know that up to 80% of your immune system is in your gut? This gives new meaning to the old phrase, “you are what you eat.” The nutrients you decide to consume have a direct impact on your digestion health and immune response.
With the holidays fast approaching, many of us will make some less than ideal nutritional choices. Thankfully, there are several ingredients that can support your digestion health and overall wellness.
Our guts are filled with bacteria that support everything from immunity to digestion. Probiotics have become immensely popular in the last decade as science continues to reveal the benefits of supporting our stomach health and gut biome.
Probiotics support digestion by ensuring the stomach maintains a healthy level of gut-friendly microorganisms or friendly bacteria. It also helps to protect your digestive system from harmful bacteria that can cause inflammation.
Studies show that those who suffer from digestion-related illness such as irritable bowel syndrome see dramatic improvements when supplementing with probiotics. (1)
Curcumin is found within turmeric, a tasty yellow spice popular in Indian cuisine. Curcumin extract has a long history of supporting the digestive system, especially in regards to inflammation. It’s often prescribed as a natural method to treat irritable bowel syndrome, food poisoning, and cramps.
On its own, curcumin has notoriously poor bioavailability, but when it’s taken with black pepper extract the body can effectively digest and absorb it. BioPerine, a famous brand of black pepper extract has been shown to increase the absorption of curcumin by 2,000%. (2)
White Mulberry Leaf
Packed with vitamins, bioflavonoids, and antioxidants, white mulberry leaf is often recommended to those who want to lower blood sugar and improve their cardiovascular health. White mulberry leaf is also a natural way to improve digestion.
White mulberry leaf has been shown to be a powerful anti-inflammatory, and it may be able to help reduce symptoms related to inflammation-based illness such as irritable bowel syndrome.
Research has also discovered that white mulberry leaf is great for blocking the absorption of starches related to diabetes and gluten intolerance. (3)
Black Pepper Extract
As mentioned above, black pepper extract can help to increase absorption of curcumin, but its benefits extend to all of the nutrients in your diet.
Piper nigrum, the extract within black pepper, has been shown to dramatically increase the digestion and absorption of nutrients. It’s also a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that helps remove free radical waste and support overall wellness.
Get All of These Ingredients in One Place
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Written by David Sautter
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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- Prasad S, Tyagi AK, Aggarwal BB. Recent developments in delivery, bioavailability, absorption and metabolism of curcumin: the golden pigment from golden spice. Cancer Res Treat. 2014;46(1):2-18.
- Józefczuk J, Malikowska K, Glapa A, Stawińska-Witoszyńska B, Nowak JK, Bajerska J, Lisowska A, Walkowiak J. Mulberry leaf extract decreases digestion and absorption of starch in healthy subjects-A randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover study. Adv Med Sci. 2017 Sep;62(2):302-306. doi: 10.1016/j.advms.2017.03.002. Epub 2017 May 11.