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Ascent Nutrition

Digestive Health Supplements

Some people call your gut the second brain. 

There are a lot of reasons for why this is, from your stomach being the organ with the second-highest amount of neurons out of all organs, just behind the brain. 

Really! Your stomach has the same number of neurons as the brain of a medium-sized dog. 

Not to mention the expression “I just have a gut feeling about it”. 

Your stomach plays a lot of roles beyond simply digesting food. 

When your stomach is feeling upset your whole day is thrown off. A bad stomach ache isn’t something you can just power through like sore legs or a headache. 

So with your gut playing so many different important roles in the body from breaking down food, absorbing nutrients, communicating your overall health with the rest of your major abdominal organs, and much more…

It makes sense that we do everything we can to make sure our guts are working in peak condition. 

In this blog, we’re going to be focusing on supplements that help your stomach and your digestive health as a whole. 

You’ll learn the symptoms of poor gut health, the different types of stomach supplements, and which is going to be best for you. 

This blog will also introduce you to some of our most popular supplements that support gut health. 

So let’s get into it! 

The Symptoms Of Poor Gut Health

Your gut is its own isolated environment usually referred to as a microbiome. This is because the average person has four pounds of gut bacteria with 300-500 different species of bacteria throughout their digestive tract. 

So it’s no wonder that a wide variety of things can go wrong with your stomach and your digestive system as a whole. 

Below are some tell-tale signs that you may have poor gut health.

  • Upset Stomach

This one is pretty self-explanatory, if your stomach hurts there’s probably something wrong.

But we’re not talking about any normal stomach ache. Lots of harmless things can cause the odd stomach ache from eating too much to eating too little…

But if you’re having stomach pains regularly, or stomach aches that seem to fit a schedule, for example, immediately after eating, or every night when you lay down to sleep, there could be something wrong. 

  • A High Sugar Diet/Sugar Cravings

Believe it or not, sugar is actually highly destructive to the good bacteria in your digestive tract. 

A high sugar diet will effectively kill off your gut bacteria when you continue a high sugar diet for an extended period of time. 

Cravings are typically caused by two things…

First, your body is craving something that contains a specific nutrient that you’re lacking. 

Second, your gut bacteria is lacking a specific nutrient that they feed on to stay alive. 

If you’re at the point where you’re regularly craving sugar you’ve gone beyond killing the good gut bacteria in your system and have begun to grow harmful gut bacteria that feed on sugar rather than whole foods. 

This is such a step in the wrong direction because if your guts are full of the bacteria that digest and help your body absorb sugar, then you won’t be absorbing the same amount of nutrients from healthy foods that you would if you had a microbiome full of healthy gut bacteria. 

  • Frequent Weight Fluctuations 

If you find that your weight is bouncing around all over the place, up and down all the time, it could be a sign of poor gut health. 

An unhealthy gut can impair your body’s ability to absorb nutrients, regulate blood sugar, and store fat. 

This is a double-edged sword. Because poor gut health can make it so your body doesn’t store as much fat, but if you’re absorbing fewer nutrients than normal, your body will tell you you’re still hungry to make you overeat to get all the nutrients you need. 

This double-edged sword of urges to overeat and your body storing less fat than normal is exactly how poor gut health can cause regular weight fluctuations. 

  • Poor Sleep Or Constantly Being Tired

Seratonin is a hormone that plays a major role as a mood stabilizer but also plays a major role in helping you fall asleep. 

What most people don’t know is that the majority of serotonin is actually produced in the gut, not the brain. 

When your gut health is thrown all out of wack, normal everyday tasks your gut handles that you may not even know about also get disrupted. This means that poor gut health can affect a lot more than just your appetite and how your stomach feels. 

No one likes a bad sleep, take care of your gut! 

The Types Of Digestive Supplements

There are three main types of digestive supplements…

Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Support Supplements. 

  • Prebiotics

Prebiotics are pretty straightforward, but to understand how they help our gut bacteria, we need to understand how our gut bacteria work. 

Everyone has 300 – 500 different species of bacteria in their intestinal tract that aid with digestion. 

Each of these bacteria specializes in helping our bodies digest and absorb specific food. So let’s say we have a strain of bacteria that specializes in breaking down lettuce. If we go six months without eating lettuce, these bacteria will starve, die out, and their numbers will plummet. Then when we go and eat lettuce again, we may get some indigestion or find out later that we didn’t digest it at all. 

So if you don’t use them, you lose them. That’s how our gut bacteria work. 

Prebiotics are usually made up of specialized plant fibers that the good bacteria in your gut feast on. Think of it as a little boost to feed the good bacteria in your gut! 

  • Probiotics 

Chances are that you’ve heard of probiotics before. They’re in so many different foods these days from yogurt to kefir. 

Probiotics are not food for your preexisting bacteria but entirely new cultures of bacteria themselves! 

Usually, probiotics are best consumed after you take antibiotics because antibiotics can strip your body of good and bad bacteria. 

Using probiotics is a great and natural way to build your good gut bacteria back up to their normal levels. 

  • Support Supplements 

Prebiotics and Probiotics are both supplements that focus on the bacteria within your digestive tract. But your digestive tract is one of the most complex systems within the human body. 

There’s far more than just bacteria that keep your gut in a fine balance. 

Support supplements are supplements that contain vitamins, nutrients, and minerals that are beneficial to your overall gut health, beyond just affecting the bacteria within your digestive tract. 

Below you can meet some of our very own gut supplements that are probiotics and support supplements, not to mention vegan and all-natural! 

Meet Our Supplements - 50 Billion Probiotic

It’s right in the name. Our 50 Billion Probiotic is a powerful and all-natural probiotic.

Our 50 Billion Probiotic gives you a direct boost of healthy bacteria straight to your gut. 

Some of the specialized bacteria we use are Lactobacillus Rhamnosus and Lactobacillus Casei. 

But why do we use these cultures specifically out of the millions of cultures out there? 

Well, there are a few reasons we use these specific bacterial cultures…

  • Improving Your Immunity

Several studies have shown a possible link between these specific gut bacterial cultures and not just aiding your body with digestion, but also helping your body naturally produce more antibodies and naturally boost the immune response of individual cells in the body. 

Now you can help your body digest things easier and fight off stomach bugs and other sicknesses, all in one supplement. 

  • Improving Mood & Mental Health

Some probiotic foods like yogurts, kefir, and kombucha can leave your stomach upset. And as we discussed above in this blog, your stomach is like your second brain, with the uncanny ability to affect your mood unline any other organ, other than the brain. 

These probiotic-loaded foods can leave your stomach upset because the bacterial cultures they contain are exotic and not something an everyday person would have in their gut, so the introduction of a new bacterial strain can leave your stomach upset, ruining your mood. 

Our 50 Billion Probiotic is loaded with bacterial cultures that are supported by a normal everyday diet. So it’s highly unlikely that you will set off your stomach taking our 50 Billion Probiotic. 

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Learn why tens of thousands of people have taken control of their gut health by working our 50 Billion Probiotic into their daily routine. 

Meet Our Supplements - Berberine Complex

Berberine Complex isn’t a prebiotic or a probiotic. 

Our Berberine Complex is a support supplement, it doesn’t contain any food for your gut bacteria or bacteria to add to your gut bacterial ranks, but our Berberine Complex brings a long list of benefits to your digestive tract. 

  • Support Healthy Blood Sugar Levels

Our Berberine Complex triggers something called an insulinogenic effect in our body. Insulinogenic is basically just a fancy word meaning that Berberine Complex has a similar effect on the body that insulin does. 

Now Berberine Complex is not a replacement for insulin, but it does help manage your blood sugar levels by triggering this insulinogenic response within the body. 

But the insulinogenic effect also has another interesting effect on our bodies and our digestive systems…

  • Support Faster Weight Loss

A welcome side effect of the insulinogenic effect is that it also naturally increases your body’s metabolism.  

That means that taking Berberine Complex can help you lose weight faster with a vegan & all-natural support supplement. 

Now, Berberine Complex is not a replacement for dieting or exercise. You’re not going to lose weight taking Berberine Complex if you sit around all day and eat McDonald’s five days a week. 

But if you’re already dieting or you’re already putting the work in exercising, taking Berberine Complex will help you naturally speed up your metabolism so you burn more calories each day, making it far easier for you to achieve your weight loss goals.

  • Improve Your Immune System

Besides helping balance your blood sugar through an insulinogenic response and helping you lose weight through naturally speeding up your metabolism, our Berberine Complex has a third property that makes it a must-have for anyone serious about their gut health. 

Bitter Melon is a natural and powerful antioxidant as well as an ingredient in this supplement. Meaning that our Berberine Complex will also help your body scavenge and collect dangerous free-radical molecules that cause irreparable damage to your cells. 

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Support your gut with a triple-action supplement to help you manage your blood sugar, lose weight, and strengthen your immune system, made with familiar ingredients you can actually pronounce. 

Meet Our Supplements - Apple Cider Vinegar + Cayenne Pepper

Meet our final gut health supplement, Apple Cider Vinegar + Cayenne Pepper. 

This supplement has very similar effects to our Berberine Complex that we spoke about above…

  • Helps Balance Blood Sugar

Apple Cider Vinegar has an insulinogenic effect that helps your body balance its blood sugar levels. 

But again, our Apple Cider Vinegar + Cayenne Pepper supplement is not a substitute for insulin. 

But Apple Cider Vinegar can help trigger an insulinogenic effect within your body, helping you regulate blood sugar levels and naturally speeding up your metabolism. 

  • Help You Hit Your Weightloss Goals

Combined with the metabolism-speeding effects of Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne Pepper also has a thermogenic effect on the body. 

This is when your body burns fuel faster to warm your body internally. 

Another phrase for your body burning fuel faster is a faster metabolism. 

So when these two ingredients are combined you get to tap into to of nature’s most beneficial and potent gut support supplements. 

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Take control of your gut health today. 

Pairing our Apple Cider Vinegar + Cayenne Pepper Supplement along with our 50 Billion Probiotic and our Berberine Complex gives you everything you need to maintain a gut in peak condition. 

Make the change in yourself today, get one or more of these supplements. 

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