If gut problems like constipation…diarrhea…gas… bloating, etc…. feel like they’re controlling your life…
You’re about to take back control!
Those frustrating, embarrassing, painful gut issues can keep you on the sidelines. They get in the way of work, play, and even sleep. And you never know when you’ll get hit with a sudden flare-up.
But you can change all of that – and restore gut comfort – when you understand exactly when your gut needs to be healthy and strong.
Gut Issues Affect All of Us
If you’re feeling on your own in your gut suffering, know this: you aren’t alone.
According to a national survey of U.S. adults, over 70% reported experienced at least one gastrointestinal (GI) symptom in the last year.
Gut problems – like diarrhea and constipation – send more people to the doctor than almost anything else.
Unfortunately, a lot of the time there’s not much doctors can do other than tell you to change your diet. And if your symptoms are really severe, they may offer up some prescription drugs to try and manage your discomfort.
But, like most medications, these prescription gut drugs come with unwanted side effects... And, they’re rarely a fix for the problem.
The Sources of Ongoing GI Problems
Everyone at some point will deal with occasional constipation, diarrhea, or other GI issues. It’s just part of life.
But millions of us have to deal with those kinds of problems every day… or maybe it just feels like every day because it’s so frequent and disruptive. Ongoing chronic GI issues often involve either IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) or IBD (Inflammatory bowel disease).
Though their initials are similar, these two gut problems are very different.
IBS, irritable bowel syndrome, is a functional problem. Your GI system structure isn’t broken – it’s just not working properly… and that can make it hard for doctors to diagnose.
IBD, inflammatory bowel disease, includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, two inflammatory diseases that attack and destroy intestinal tissue.
Interestingly (and perplexingly), both IBS and IBD cause a lot of the same symptoms, including:
- Abdominal pain
But what’s the root cause?
IBS… IBD… and virtually all other GI issues, from traveler’s diarrhea to colon cancer, involve and often start as a result of imbalances in your gut microbiome.
All GI Problems Link Back to Your Gut Microbiome
Your gut microbiome contains trillions of bacteria, both beneficial (probiotic) bacteria and harmful (pathogenic) bacteria. When your gut microbiome is in healthy balance, probiotics vastly outnumber pathogens.
But when pathogens overgrow and outnumber probiotics, your gut falls out of balance and into a condition called dysbiosis. And that’s when the trouble really starts.
Dysbiosis causes GI issues… makes existing conditions worse… and can even cause problems outside your gut.
Dysbiosis has been directly linked with essentially every GI problem you can think of, including:
- Crohn’s disease (Read more)
- Ulcerative colitis
- Traveler’s diarrhea
- diff (Clostridium difficile) infections
- Colorectal cancer
And dysbiosis can also lead to severe problems with the protective lining of your gut.
Dysbiosis Can Knock Out Your Protective Gut Barrier
You might be surprised to know that you have a thick layer of protective mucus that stands guard over the lining of your gut. This mucosal barrier acts as your first line of defense against hostile invasions.
Your gut mucosal barrier has a crucial responsibility: It keeps toxins, food particles, infectious microbes, and harmful bacteria locked safely inside your gut so your body can easily dispose of them.
But with gut dysbiosis, the huge populations of harmful bacteria – and the destructive compounds they naturally produce – attack and weaken the mucosal barrier. When that happens, everything that’s supposed to stay locked inside can break through your gut barrier and get into your circulation… a problem called leaky gut.
Leaky gut can make all of your GI problems even worse… and cause new problems to take hold. (Read more)
So you can see why feeling your best requires taking great care of your entire gut, including your microbiome and your mucosal gut barrier. At Just Thrive, we call this holistic approach to supporting your most crucial intestinal systems, The Total Gut First Aid Kit...
Total Gut First Aid Kit to the Rescue
Taking back control of your gut health involves three important steps:
- Restoring balance to your gut microbiome
- Supporting the optimal strength of your probiotic bacteria
- Fortifying your mucosal gut barrier
This may sound like a lot of work, but it’s easier to achieve than you think. See below for your Total Gut First Aid step-by-step action plan:
STEP ONE: Spore Probiotics
Proven and powerful spore probiotics help get your gut microbiome back in balance through several positive actions, including:
- Outcompeting harmful bacteria for prized space and resources in the gut microbiome
- Producing compounds that help other probiotic bacteria survive and thrive
- Creating a healthy microbiome environment
- Helping your immune system fight off pathogens
STEP TWO: Smart PREbiotics
Intelligently designed, precision PREbiotics selectively nourish only your probiotic bacteria. This allows the probiotics to flourish and multiply, giving them a distinct advantage over the pathogens.
STEP THREE: Mucosal Barrier Support
A comprehensive gut support approach delivers all the nutrients your mucosal barrier needs to stay stable and healthy. For that, you need:
- Amino acids that support mucus strength such as L-proline, L-serine, L-cysteine, and L-threonine
- Antioxidants armies that can catch and trap free radicals and properly eliminate
- Citrus polyphenols that regulate a healthy inflammatory response
The resources in your Total Gut First Aid Kit help keep your gut microbiome and your gut barrier strong and healthy.
Support Total Gut Health with Just Thrive
Just Thrive can help you support your total gut health with three targeted supplements:
Just Thrive Probiotic, which contains four clinically studied strains of spore probiotics shown to support healthy balance in the gut microbiome
Just Thrive Precision PREbiotic, which is specifically designed to nourish only probiotic bacteria to improve diversity and balance in the gut microbiome
Just Thrive Gut-4-tify, which contains the special support your mucosal gut barrier needs, including 4 key mucus-supporting amino acids, a powerful antioxidant blend that can defend the body against free radical damage, and citrus polyphenols for a healthy inflammatory response.
Add these three formulas to your gut health routine to support your total wellness every day!