In this time of fear & anxiety around getting sick, it is extra important to take positive steps to build your resistance & immunity.
Fairly recent scientific research shows us that by far the majority of our immune cells are located in our gut. They are the first line of defence against toxins in our food & drink, and other potentially harmful microorganisms.
In addition to that, around 95% of the serotonin in our system (responsible for mood and overall feelings of wellbeing) is also located in our gut. As a result, the health of our gut is now known to be the foundation on which our overall health & wellbeing is built, including our mental health.
You can read more about the gut and mental health in chapter 4 of ‘Living Well & Ageing Gracefully’ ($29.95 here).
GUT5, the recently launched gut health powder from Rubifresh Wellness, focuses on building the health of our gut.
Developed in conjunction with a local naturopath, it is 100% natural, vegan friendly, gluten & dairy free and contains organic plant proteins and healthy greens for a super boost to your gut health. Just mix it with water to make a yummy drink (it has a mild vanilla flavour) or as an addition to your smoothie.
Importantly, GUT5 addresses the 5 pillars of gut health;
GUT5 contains organic plant proteins, chicory root and super greens which help settle the gut, reduce production of inflammatory molecules and increase absorption of nutrients.
In a healthy gut the ‘good’ microbes outnumber the ‘bad’. Antibiotics, stress or changes to the diet can all lead to an imbalance of good/bad bacteria, upsetting the health of the gut and the signals to the brain. GUT5 contains probiotic Bacillus Coagulans at a concentration of 1bill CFU per serve to help rebalance the good vs bad bacteria.
The ‘good’ bacteria also need a healthy environment to thrive. Prebiotics provide the food & environment for the good bacteria to thrive. GUT5 contains several prebiotic ingredients including chicory root, dandelion root and organic plant greens.
To help break down the food, move it through the gut efficiently and improve absorption of nutrients, sometimes we need a little help, and digestive enzymes do just that. GUT5 contains a blend of 5 digestive enzymes to help improve the efficiency of our digestion.
Antioxidants are our natural protection against disease. They ‘sweep’ damaging molecules from the gut before they can do damage. Antioxidants are found in many foods/ingredients, including 6 of the main ingredients in GUT5 gut health powder.