The Gut: A Crash Course

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September 26, 2019

We don’t have space to go into all the inner workings of the human gut (and frankly, you probably wouldn’t want us to), so we’ll give you a crash course in gut health with some quick facts.

Fact 1

Your gut is how your body gets nourished. All the food you eat passes through your gut. This is where it gets broken down and either stored, used, or passed through as waste.

Fact 2

The nutrients your gut absorbs power your body. These nutrients support many different bodily functions, including hormone production, skin health, mood, the immune system, and so on. It’s pretty clear that your gut plays a role in more than just digestion.

Fact 3

Your gut is home to billions of bacteria. These bacteria, collectively referred to as your gut microbiome, are what help the gut do its job. Generally speaking, there are “good” and “bad” bacteria present in the gut. As long as there’s a beneficial balance between good and bad, your gut is healthy. But if the bad start overpowering the good, imbalance can occur, and you could start seeing symptoms like bloating, upset stomach, or excess gas.

Fact 4

Foods you eat, medications you take, the amount of sleep you get, and other factors can all impact the balance in your gut microbiome. Adding probiotics (beneficial bacteria) and prebiotics (food for beneficial bacteria) to your gut can help your gut stay healthier.

Beneficial foods/drinks for your gut include: yogurt (with live and active cultures), kombucha, pickled vegetables, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, and more. You can also take supplements to aid in gut health (more on that later!).

We’ve already established that gut imbalance can have major negative effects on your overall health. But what does it have to do with your weight, and, more importantly, your ability to lose weight?

  • Weight fluctuation
  • Plateau.
  • Bloating.
  • Constant hunger.
  • Fatigue.
  • Stress. 

These are all things that can be attributed to gut imbalance.

Plexus® has long been considered a leader when it comes to gut health and health-focused weight management products. (You’ve heard about MetaBurn, right?) However, most people don’t know the role that gut health plays in weight loss.^ It is a whole new frontier of health and happiness, and honestly, we couldn’t be more excited about its potential to improve millions of lives.

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^When combined with a reduced calorie weight loss diet plan

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