About Probiotics, For Women, Health, Lifestyle & Home

The Gut Skin Connection: Part 1

Everyone dreams of glowing, healthy skin. For women in particular, it can be a real factor in our self-confidence. We believe that beauty comes from the inside … and so should your skin regime! Whilst you may be consistent with your everyday skin care routine but your body could be missing the key from within—that is absorption of nutrients from the food you are eating. By feeding our gut daily with probiotics and nutrition we are not only restoring our gut microbiome (gut bacteria), but we are also feeding our bodies from within.

Are you feeding your skin from within?

Call it a gut feeling but our gut and skin are actually connected and our skin is a great indicator of what may be going on within. Our gut is where we absorb nutrients and metabolise. So if our gut is not functioning at its best it has to eliminate the waste somehow and that, unfortunately could be through our skin cells.

Our skin is the largest eliminating organ we have. We not only eliminate waste via our bowels we also eliminate though our skin. You might notice people with a healthy diet and lifestyle, also have great, healthy looking skin.

We need a healthy gut to have healthy skin. So if you are experiencing symptoms such as inflammation, digestion problems and a low complement of good bacteria means we are less likely to absorb the nutrients from our food which in turn will compromise the quality of our skin.

By simply adding probiotics and nutrients into your daily routine it can make all the difference to the quality of our skin. (Think of it as an added bonus to your skin care routine).  

Our gut should contain 500 species and nearly 2kg of healthy bacteria. One of the best ways to replenish this is to support your gut and overall health is with a probiotic supplement. We suggest the best way to get these good bacteria into your body is from probiotics that are cultivated from food.  Our range of Probiotic Foods were created to not only deliver beneficial bacteria to bring you gut into balance, but to also feed your body with nutrient dense absorbable nutrition from the fermented foods. These fermented foods coupled with our organic mother culture work in harmony to nourish our bodies from within.

What is your skin trying to tell you?

Our skin is the largest organ we have, and it is constantly working on regenerates itself with new skin cells. The main function of the skin is to protect and work as a defence barrier against chemicals and other microbial intruders. So whilst you may be consistent with your skin care routine you need to consider what’s going on within your body and what your skin concerns could be trying to tell you. Treating skin concerns from the inside first should be your first step.

Studies have shown that stress and gut inflammation can impact and weaken the protective epidermal barrier of the skin, which decreases the production of antimicrobial peptides normally produced by the skin, leading to an increase of skin inflammation and aggravation.

Studies show that 54% of acne patients have significant alterations to their gut flora. Whilst further studies and trials show that over 300 patients with acne were given lactobacilli to treat the skin condition of which 80% of people saw an improvement.

Our range of Probiotic Foods use the following bacteria in our fermentation process:
Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Lactobacillus Delbrueckii, Lactobacillus Caseii, Lactobacillus Bulgaricus, Lactobacillus Caucasus, Lactobacillus Fermenti, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Lactobacillus Brevis, Lactobacillus Helveticus, Lactobacillus Leichmannii, Lactobacillus Lactis, Bifidobacterium Bifidum, Saccharomyces Boulardii, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae.

Want to chat to us about healthy skin and your gut?
Call our Gut Help Hotline on (07) 554 66 086.

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