Our bodies are comprised of hundreds of species of bacteria, some good and some bad. If you totaled up all the bacteria in our body and weighed it, it would amount to several pounds! So, what do we know about the gastrointestinal area, and why it is so important to keep a healthy gut?
What most people probably don’t realize is that the vast majority of our immune cells are located in the gut lining.
Furthermore, upwards of 60- 70% of all those immune cells in the gut lining are responsible for allowing our body to respond to and fight off foreign substances that could potentially make us ill.
Many medical professionals agree that a bad digestive system could increase the likeliness of many seemingly disparate medical conditions such as mood disorders, autism, or food sensitivities. Furthermore, a host of autoimmune disorders from arthritis to irritable bowel syndrome to thyroid disorders and even skin sensitivities and allergies may become present with an unstable, unhealthy gut lining.
Daily Stress on Gastrointestinal Systems
There are constant stresses placed on our gastrointestinal systems caused by poor diets (highly processed foods, GMOs, heavy dairy intake), overuse of antibiotics, chemical exposure from everyday toxins such as pesticides and industrial pollutants, and more. Part of the solution may be to supplement with probiotics which help the good bacteria in our body to overcome the bad and prevent them from causing any harmful imbalance.
As with any nutritional supplement we recommend first speaking to your healthcare provider. For any further information on this topic feel free to contact us here at Ace. We are happy to answer any questions you might have.