Probiotics, fermented foods and skin supplements
The gut-skin connection
You may not know it but your body’s immunity is based in your gut of all places! So if you look after your gut’s health it will look after your skin’s health in return. The link between your gut and the health of your body’s largest organ – your skin – depends on healthy gut microflora. It’s your gut’s very own miniature ecosystem or microbiome.
How to have great gut health
You can do this by eating healthily, keeping fit, staying hydrated. But most importantly by boosting the good bacteria or probiotics that are vital in creating and maintaining a healthy gut microbiome.
Probiotics help fight off bad bacteria or pathogens. They are essential in helping you get the most from the nutrition in your food. The following fermented foods and drinks also help gut heath: kombucha, yoghurt, pickles including sauerkraut, kaffir, tempeh, miso, kimchi, natural buttermilk and some types of cheeses.
Your skin’s own microbiome
Talking about bacterial ecosystems, your skin has these too. They also need to be kept in balance as harsh household chemicals. Soaps, detergents and some skin care ingredients can damage its microbiome, creating allergies, inflammation and sensitivity. Environmental stressors such as UV from the sun and pollution also disrupt your skin’s microbiome.
What’s more your body always prioritizes providing nutrients to your vital internal organs first, before sharing them with your skin. So your skin is the last to receive nutrients and the first to show signs of this, if there aren’t enough to go round due to poor gut health.
Skin supplements – trust your gut to looking and feeling great!
While its good to choose fermented food and drinks a shortcut to rebalance your gut health is to take probiotic nutraceuticals. There are many of these on the market, so it’s important to ensure you choose the best probiotic types and strains and that they’re in suitable quantities to be effective. Probiotics are measured in billions of Colony Forming Units (CFUs) and are genetically identified for specific benefits, unlike fermented foods or yoghurts. For example you would need to consume 25 yoghurts to get as many CFUs as there are in one probiotic capsule. Additionally the yoghurt may only contain 1 or 2 strains. Fermented foods can help lower the gut pH for better digestion and if you are taking probiotic nutraceuticals as gut and skin supplements then they will be more effective for you.
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