The gut houses over 70% of the cells that make up your immune system. Gut bacteria and our immune system are symbiotic which means they mutually rely on each other to function properly. The immune system depends on a healthy gut and vice versa.
Why do we need a healthy gut?
When our intestinal lining is weakened, we are more susceptible to harmful invaders as our intestinal lining is very delicate. There must be a healthy balance of good bacteria in our gut, if there is not, our gut will be out of balance. Our body will not be able to eliminate any harmful pathogens properly which will lead to a weak gut barrier. Although genetics and environment can be a factor that may seem inevitable, our lifestyle choices and diet can have a great impact on improving our gut barrier.
What are the symptoms of a weakened gut barrier?
Bacteria, toxins, and undigested food particles can slow down the gut barrier which triggers the immune system. Symptoms can include gas, bloating, constipation, food intolerances, and in more intense conditions, SIBO and leaky gut.
How can we rebuild a healthy gut?
If we supplement ourselves correctly and make healthier lifestyle choices, we will improve our gut barrier. And because the immune system depends on a healthy gut to function, a healthy gut barrier will fight off toxins and clear bad bacteria. This will allow our immune system to focus on fighting uninvited toxins from our body. Not only that, but we will also feel relief from bloating, gas, and stomach pains. At Pharmacy Solutions, we recommend starting with a healthy probiotic to help restore good bacteria such as Ortho Spore IG and SBI Protect. We welcome you to call us or visit our store for other recommendations!