Did you know your skin can act as a mirror for changes that are occurring inside your body?
Visible concerns such as acne, eczema, rosacea, sensitivity or dryness can indicate that there is an internal imbalance with your gut.
Supporting your gut health is a key way to improve the appearance of your skin and alleviate many common skin concerns. Remember: healthy skin starts within!
WHAT IS GUT HEALTH?
The gastrointestinal tract, otherwise known as the gut, ensures your body absorbs nutrients from food, excretes things it doesn’t need and maintains the balance between good and bad bacteria. However, many factors from our modern lifestyle can mean the bad bacteria can increase, causing a breakdown of the gut barrier (often referred to as “leaky gut”).
This imbalance in bacteria can be caused by a myriad of factors, such as:
- Poor diet (including high consumption of processed foods)
- Insufficient sleep
- Medications (such as antibiotics)
- Food sensitivities and intolerances
The symptoms associated with gut issues can include abdominal discomfort, new food sensitivities, increased stress and anxiety and inflammation in the skin or other areas of the body. However, often these symptoms can be inconsistent or you may have no symptoms at all, making it difficult to self-diagnose.
GUT HEALTH & YOUR SKIN
Given the location of the gut, most people expect to experience issues with their stomach and digestion if there are issues with the gut. However, skin conditions are a common symptom that many overlook!
But how does the gut affect the skin? Once the lining of the gut is impaired, bad bacteria can enter that the body must try to remove as quickly as possible. The skin is often the quickest and easiest way to excrete this bacteria, which can lead to inflammation, redness, swelling and irritation.
When this imbalance in bacteria occurs, the body must also prioritize where your nutrients are delivered. This means that the skin, hair and nails are often receiving inadequate nutrition as your vital organs will receive it first.
There are numerous studies that demonstrate the relationship between poor gut health and skin conditions. Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of this link and are enjoying clearer skin by treating underlying gut issues through a wide range of lifestyle choices and supplements.
So, which supplements can you take to support your gut health? We’ve rounded up our top 6 for a healthy tummy and glowing skin!
SUPPORTING GUT HEALTH
JS Health Skin + Digestion
Skin + Digestion contains Vitamin B2 and Vitamin C which maintain and support skin health. Vitamin C maintains and supports connective tissue health, collagen formation and wound healing. Zinc relieves the symptoms of acne, pimples, and minor skin eruptions. Burdock is traditionally used in western herbal medicine as a blood cleanser, and to relieve minor skin eruptions and symptoms of mild eczema and dermatitis. Turmeric is traditionally used in western herbal medicine to relieve digestive discomfort and promote bile secretion. Zinc maintains and supports gastrointestinal system health. Vitamins B5 and C and Zinc assist in the metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates.
JS Health Gut Health + Immunity
Gut Health + Immunity contains probiotics that maintain and support gastrointestinal system health. Bifidobacterium lactis and Bifidobacterium longum maintain and support beneficial intestinal flora. Bifidobacterium lactis maintains and supports healthy digestive system function, healthy bowel function and regularity, and relieves constipation. Bifidobacterium longum, Bifidobacterium lactis, and Lactobacillus rhamnosus support healthy digestion. Bifidobacterium animalis ssp lactis maintains and supports healthy immune system function. It is shelf-stable, vegan, gluten-free and GMO-free.
Osmosis Digestive Support
Promote effortless digestion with our fast-acting digestive support supplement. Formulated with pancreatic enzymes that match our own, Digestive Support works to assist the breakdown of dairy, fats, proteins and carbs to enhance nutrient absorption, which increases energy naturally while reducing toxicity for a healthy gut and clear skin.
Vita Sol Purity Healthy Liver and Gut Support
This greens supplements for healthy liver & gut support contains organic alkaline greens and sprout blend, including Dandelion, Milk Thistle and Green Kiwi Fruit powder. This nutrient-rich prebiotic greens powerhouse is designed to support a healthy liver and gut. An inner beauty must-have for gut health, acne, eczema, hormonal imbalance and fat freezing body treatments. It is formulated from all vegan-friendly ingredients.
Tonik Apple Cider Vinegar Capsules
Apple cider vinegar is fermented juice from crushed apples. It contains vitamins B1, B2, and B6; biotin; folic acid; niacin; pantothenic acid; and vitamin C. It also contains small amounts of the minerals sodium, phosphorous, potassium, calcium, iron, and magnesium. Tonik’s AVC has a ‘mother culture’ that occurs from the fermented process, providing a range of health benefits from improving balancing energy, maintaining blood sugar levels, assisting with weight management and supporting digestion.
Mayde Digest Tea
An aromatic tea created to support digestion and cleanse the palate. Refreshing with a subtle lingering sweetness, Digest tea contains a mix of therapeutic herbs that soothe the entire digestive system for gut healing. Enjoy this cleansing blend after a meal.