Natural Digestive Supplements
Here at the Health Collection, we stock a huge range of probiotics. These are vital for a healthy digestive system, which can affect your entire well-being. Our range of probiotics and digestive supplements are made in the UK and can help to support digestive health.
Your Amazing Digestive System
The digestive process is truly amazing. It knows what to do with each and every bit of food that comes its way, whether it be vegetables, meat, grains, vitamins, minerals, or fibre. Your digestive tract analyses each nutrient and knows how to digest and absorb it to your greatest benefit. Every piece of nutrition you consume is broken down and used for energy, growth, cell maintenance and repair.
A Healthy Gut Means A Healthy Immune System
Your gastrointestinal tract (gut – oesophagus, stomach, small and large intestine/bowel/colon) makes up a large part of a healthy immune system. Specialised cells in the lining of your gut wall excrete massive amounts of antibodies into your gut. Any upset to this system can cause anything from a mild stomach ache to a serious health condition. The key is maintaining a healthy balance between ‘good’ gut bacteria and ‘bad’ gut bacteria, the good bacteria keeping the bad in check. When talking about gut health, we refer to the gut-friendly bacteria in our microbiome (the environment in which these bacteria live, interact and come into contact with other microorganisms, fungi etc.).
How Digestive Supplements Affect Your Health
Our probiotics help support your gut’s natural function and the bacteria within. Your gut microbiome has over a thousand different species of bacteria that live and interact there. Some of these bacteria are beneficial and vital to good health, while others are not so beneficial and can cause ill health. Without this gut microbiome, the human body would not be able to survive.
Here are some ways in which a healthy gut can affect your health;
Brain Health: Recent research suggests that our gut communicates with our brain. Some good gut microorganisms play a role in the production of serotonin and other neurotransmitters that carry signals from one cell to another, allowing you to move, feel sensations, keep your heart beating & more.
Weight Management: A balanced gut microbiome is linked to a healthy weight. Maintaining your gut lining ensures that all hormones and other secretions are balanced and can carry out their functions. A lack of good gut bacteria can lead to inflammation, poor nutrient absorption, undigested food and an increase in the production of free radicals in the body.
Diabetes: Research has shown that the type of bacteria in your gut may increase your risk of developing type 1 diabetes as your gut bacteria control blood sugar levels and produce short-chain fatty acids.
Symptoms Of An Unhealthy Gut
So how do you know if your gut is unhealthy? Here are some of the signs that may mean your digestive system is not functioning as it should;
- Regular stomach discomfort
- Long term fatigue
- Constipation or diarrhoea
- Regular nausea
- Regular heartburn or reflux
- Food intolerances
- Coeliac disease or other food allergy conditions
- Skin conditions
- Inflammatory conditions
- Weight gain or weight loss for no reason
How To Improve Gut Health And Support Digestive Enzymes
Many factors affect your gut health – the type of food you eat, how many chemicals are sprayed on food, your work/rest balance, your sleep, and your stress levels. Whatever your life circumstances, here are some ways in which you can improve your gut health:
Eating a diverse range of foods is a great way to aid digestion, allowing our large and small intestine to absorb nutrients of all different types. Eating the same food repeatedly can lead to a lack of certain essential nutrients, so mix it up!
Choose organic over chemically sprayed foods: This one is a no-brainer. The more pesticides, herbicides etc., we take into our digestive system, the more of our good bacteria they damage. Be as organic as possible with fruit, veg, dairy, meat, and everything else. The cost of ill health far outweighs the cost of organic foods.
Use digestive health supplements: Probiotics do not contain live bacteria but provide the food on which the good bacteria live. Prebiotic foods include dandelion greens, apples, onions, garlic, banana, whole oats, and high-fibre foods. You can also take a prebiotic supplement to boost your prebiotic intake.
Improve Your Digestive Health Today!
Take the next step in improving your digestive health and purchase our UK-made health supplements. We are confident that you will be pleased with the UK-made products we offer, and we are always improving with ongoing research and adaptation. The vast majority of our products are vegan-friendly, and we ensure that our prices are accessible to all.
Give us a call if you have more questions about our Probiotics and digestive enzyme supplements!