The Importance Of Gut Health For The Whole Family

We’ve all heard about eating our greens and staying active, but have you ever considered the health of your family’s guts? Yep, you read that right – our guts are a big deal, and they’re not just about digesting food. Let’s dive into reasons why gut health is a must for your whole family!

The Importance Of Gut Health For The Whole Family

Immune System Support

A well-balanced gut microbiome helps to strengthen the immune system, reducing the risk of infections and illnesses for everyone in the family.1

Nutrient Absorption

A healthy gut equals proper nutrient absorption.2a The bacteria residing in the gut are crucial in determining how effectively the body can process and make use of various nutrients, ranging from macronutrients such as fat, protein, and carbohydrates to micronutrients like vitamins and minerals. When the gut is compromised, the body struggles to absorb essential nutrients. This can lead to indigestion and even nutrient deficiencies.2b


Mood and Mental Health

Who would have guessed a balanced gut microbiome can positively impact mental health and mood regulation? For the whole family, this means that promoting a healthy gut can lead to normal and more stable household dynamics.3

Digestive Harmony

It goes without saying that a family’s digestive health is a collective concern. No one likes dealing with a sore tummy but if your gut isn’t in good shape, that’s exactly what you and your family might be in for. Poor gut health can lead to tummy troubles like bloating and inflammation.  A balanced gut can lead to smoother digestion for all family members.4

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How ProbiFlora Can Help

The ProbiFlora range contain live beneficial bacteria or yeast, known as probiotics, which are intended to promote a healthy balance of microorganisms in the gut.5-11

The ProbiFlora range includes ProbiFlora Adult Intensive Rescue – 9 Strain5, ProbiFlora Adult Classic Bowel Support – 4 Strain6, ProbiFlora Adult Everyday Flora Balance – 2 Strain7, ProbiFlora Rx Intestinal Flora Care8, ProbiFlora Junior Everyday Flora Balance9, ProbiFlora Probiotic Infant Drops 3 strain-Regular drops10, and ProbiFlora Junior Fit For School Chewable Tablets11.

Trust ProbiFlora – the PROs in probiotic health – to PROtect you and your family with PROven multi-strain benefits.

ProbiFlora’s range of products are available from leading pharmacies and retailers nationwide. For more information, visit https://probiflora.co.za/ and join the conversations on Instagram and Facebook.

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References:

  1. Belkaid Y, Hand TW. Role of the microbiota in immunity and inflammation. Cell. 2014 Mar 27;157(1):121-41. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2014.03.011. PMID: 24679531; PMCID: PMC4056765. Available from : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4056765/#. Last accessed October 2023.
  2. Ixcela. Gut Health and Nutrient Absorption. Available from https://ixcela.com/resources/gut-health-and-nutrient-absorption.html#. Last accessed October 2023.
  3. Clapp M, Aurora N, Herrera L, Bhatia M, Wilen E, Wakefield S. Gut microbiota’s effect on mental health: The gut-brain axis. Clin Pract. 2017 Sep 15;7(4):987. doi: 10.4081/cp.2017.987. PMID: 29071061; PMCID: PMC5641835. Available from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5641835/. Last accessed October 2023.
  4. The Marion Gluck Clinic. Gut balancing foods for better digestion. Available from https://www.mariongluckclinic.com/blog/gut-balancing-foods.html. Last accessed October 2023.
  5. ProbiFlora Adult Intensive Rescue Professional Information, 26 August 2021.
  6. ProbiFlora Adult Classic Bowel Support Professional Information, 21 June 2022.
  7. ProbiFlora Adult Everyday Flora Balance Professional Information, 20 October 2020.
  8. ProbiFlora Rx Intestinal Flora Care Professional Information, 2 December 2021.
  9. ProbiFlora Junior Everyday Flora Balance Professional Information, 25 August 2021.
  10. ProbiFlora Probiotic Infant Drops 3 Strain Professional Information, 27 June 2020.
  11. ProbiFlora Junior Fit for School Professional Information, 29 August 2022.

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2 comments

  1. Fazeelah Ekkerd

    Great read thanks. My 9 year old always complain about tummy pain and im not sure how serious it is. He has been to a doctor but they found nothing after scans. Definitely worth trying just eating right for a while. He has been taking so much meds i dont really feel comfortable with it anymore. I try to avoid it as much as possible.

    • Lynne Huysamen

      I’m so sorry to hear that Fazeelah. Also try looking at his mental health. My daughter gets stomach aches often but she also struggles with anxiety. I’ve noticed she get stomach aches during high stress times like exams and also when there is girl drama at school.

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