By Natural Partners

While many of us turn to probiotics and digestive enzymes for digestive help, there are a few popular products on the market that you may already be taking that are beneficial to the gut as well. Take a look at our favorites.

Adaptogens

Turkey Tail- Turkey tail is an adaptogenic mushroom excellent at fighting yeast overgrowth such as candida. Candida can wreak havoc on the digestive system if left untreated.

Licorice Root- Many know that licorice can help soothe an upset stomach, but the root actually helps repair the stomach and intestinal lining, which aids in digestion.

Holy Basil- Also known as Tulsi, Holy Basil is known to help immensely with gas and bloating.

Collagen

Stomach Ulcers- Collagen can help with stomach ulcers by preventing gastric secretion in the stomach lining because of the amino acids found in it.

Repair Stomach and Intestinal Lining- When intestinal and stomach lining is inflamed or even damaged, taking collagen helps repair those smooth muscle tissue cells.

Helps with Acid Secretion- Collagen can help control acid secretion and prevent the environment from becoming too acidic, which can result in gas, heartburn, and cramps.

Pectin

Diarrhea- Pectin works with the good bacteria in the gut to help fight the bad bacteria that causes diarrhea in the first place from E. Coli or food poisoning, for example. Fiber from foods with pectin can also add bulk to the stool, aiding in diarrhea symptoms.

Lower Cholesterol- Pectin is a soluble fiber so it helps to bind to cholesterol and remove it from the body.

Constipation- The soluble fiber in pectin adds bulk to the intestine and can actually help push matter through the digestive tract when constipated. Pectin can also help soothe irritated intestinal lining.


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