For decades health practitioners have been recommending gut cleanses to enhance their patient’s health and well-being. But this clinical concept has been given a bad rap from cleanses that promise a quick fix but don’t give the body the nutrients they need. When done right, however, qualified practitioners claim that a gut cleanse is an essential step towards optimal gut health.
The gut is the basis of our health – it’s the first line of defence against pathogens, it’s where we digest and absorb nutrients and where we house our gut microbes, also known as gut bacteria. It plays an important role in the digestive system as its primary function is to absorb water, minerals, vitamins, and electrolytes from the digested food material.
The gut also receives metabolic waste and toxins from the circulatory system, and it is the main organ of elimination. A clean and healthy gut lets you eliminate illness-causing microorganisms, allowing you to digest all your food and let the important vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients get absorbed by your entire body.
The gut plays an important role in your health because it controls the digestion of all nutrients you need to be healthy and improve performance. An imbalance of microbes in the intestine can cause weight gain, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, and other disorders.
In a healthy gut, the intestines are resistant to harmful substances that leak through the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream causing leaky gut syndrome. Leaky gut syndrome has been associated with several chronic conditions. To lower the risk of developing certain ailments, it is very important to clean your gut through a healthy diet, regular exercise and the use of distilled water and supplements.
If you’re wondering if you have an unhealthy gut and answer yes to any of the below, you may benefit from a gut detox if you are:
- Struggling to lose weight
- Feeling more exhausted and having less energy than usual
- Experiencing rashes or other breakouts on your skin
- Finding concentration ability is worsening
- Feeling excessively bloated
- Experiencing headaches for no known reason
- Noticing changes in your bowel movements, such as feeling more constipated or experiencing regular bouts of diarrhoea.
At the end of the day, if you’re healthy, your body is probably doing a good job keeping up with its detoxification duties. So, all that’s needed from you is to do your part to keep yourself healthy. Maintaining proper sleep habits, eating a clean diet, getting regular exercise, and drinking plenty of water help your body thrive and allow your body to detox easily and naturally. But if you struggle with your health and are starting to feel the effects of a toxin build-up, your body may need a little help detoxing.
SO, WHAT SUPPLEMENTS DO YOU NEED FOR A GUT DETOX?
Taking prebiotics and probiotics is a great way to boost your gut health and encourage the natural detoxification already taking place inside your digestive tract.
Probiotics work by injecting good bacteria into the gut, helping to maintain a healthy balance of bacteria within the gastrointestinal system.
Prebiotics are specialised plant fibres. They act like fertilisers that stimulate the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut.
With a plethora of supplement options available, DMK’s Head of Education and Chinese herbal medicine specialist Debbie Dickson has developed a supplement program using the evidence-based approach to weed, seed and feed the digestive system. Aptly named the Regul8® Digestive Tune- Up®, it aims to not only cleanse the lower intestine of bad bacteria but also to restore it with good bacteria, thereby re-balancing the gut microbiome back to optimal function. This supplement works as a system of three products (Cleanse, Restore and Maintain) taken in unison, which includes all-natural pre and probiotic active ingredients that reach the target area through microencapsulation technology.
Regul8’s Digestive Tune-Up is the perfect option to cleanse your gut with a tried and tested three-in-one supplement to support your inner and outer health!