A diverse ecosystem of bacteria, viruses, and yeasts live inside your gut. This is called the microbiome, or gut flora. These trillions of micro-organisms help absorb nutrients from the food you eat and provide the energy you need each day. The gut microbiome contains more bacteria than anywhere else in the body and is thought to play a crucial role in maintaining your health and wellbeing. Not only does the gut flora protect you from infection, but research has shown that the composition of the gut microbiome is altered in many diseases. This includes a reduction in the diversity of your gut flora. Good gut health is important for your general wellbeing and can also have a profound effect on your health, the extent of which is still being explored by researchers. We already know that a healthy digestive system is associated with a higher quality of sleep, a stronger immune system, clearer skin, and better mood.
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Keeping a healthy lifestyle can have a positive effect on your gut. What you eat can alter the composition of your gut microbiome, so eating a healthy balanced diet can be hugely beneficial to your gut. Try eating lots of fibre-rich foods such as fruit and vegetables, and foods rich in friendly bacteria such as yogurt and kefir.
The easiest way to maintain good gut health is to make a healthy lifestyle part of your routine.
The poly-biotic with more bacteria; VSL#3 has been purposely formulated with you and your gut in mind. This is why every sachet contains 450 billion bacteria from a combination of eight different bacterial strains, making it the world’s most concentrated poly-biotic. The bacteria in VSL#3 help support your gut microbiome to help keep your digestive system.
Try starting your day with a gut-friendly breakfast; we recommend adding a sachet of VSL#3 to a bowl of fat-free Greek style yoghurt topped with berries, banana, toasted oats or sugar-free granola and a generous squeeze of honey.
This wholesome combination gives your gut a healthy dose of poly-biotic goodness, mixed with antioxidants, fibre, and slow-releasing energy to help keep you going all morning.
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