If you live with digestive discomfort, you know that it can derail your whole day. Get back to the important stuff with doctor-approved supplements, personalized for you.
If you live with digestive discomfort, you know that it can derail your whole day.
When paired with diet and lifestyle modifications, certain supplements can help ease discomfort so
you can get back to the important stuff. The type of supplement you try might depend on several
factors such as dietary preferences, health conditions and types of discomfort you are experiencing.
Use this guide to find out which digestive support supplement might be right for you.
Aloe plus is traditionally used to support symptoms associated with heartburn. We've formulated our aloe plus with additional ingredients like ginger root and chamomile to further help sooth and settle. We know that a healthy gut microbiome is a part of good health so we've also added two types of prebiotic fiber to our aloe blend. Fructooligosaccharides and slippery elm are types of prebiotic fiber which can help feed the good bacteria in your gut and support normal intestinal flora.*
Apple pectin is a type of soluble prebiotic fiber that plays two important roles in your digestive system; It helps feed the good bacteria in your gut that supports a healthy microbiome and promotes bowel regularity. Apple Pectin helps your intestines retain water thus making it easier for food and waste to pass through your intestines as well as contains a prebiotic fiber that supports a healthy balance of bacteria.
Apple pectin is a good choice for those who struggle to get in their daily servings of fruits and vegetables and experience digestive discomfort.
Not all probiotics are created equal. Different strains might have different benefit and some strains are better at 'colonizing' your intestinal walls than other strains. Our probiotic is made with the strain L. rhamnosus which has been studied extensively and is shown to have anti-inflammatory benefits. It is widely used for its ability to support digestion, immune health, and mood.* We offer our probiotic in a freeze-dried capsule for easy storage and efficacy. No refrigeration needed!
Our digestive enzymes are a proprietary blend of enzymes that help you break down fats, proteins and carbohydrates. They are specially formulated to help reduce bloating associated with digestion of legumes, cruciferous vegetables, grains, dairy, protein and other foods. They may also help soothe occasional symptoms of heartburn and gas for improved digestive comfort.*
Digestive enzymes help you break down the food you eat. Under normal conditions, organs like the gallbladder and pancreas produce enzymes that break down the foods you eat and turn them into absorbable nutrients that your cells can use. Certain health conditions can decrease your enzyme production and the lack of these enzymes can lead to digestive discomfort like gas or bloating. Digestive enzymes can help support healthy digestion and digestive comfort.
Ginger's potent phytochemical and antioxidant benefits come from its natural oils such as gingerols. Ginger is a good option for those who are experiencing symptoms of an upset stomach including women who might be experiencing normal morning sickness associated with pregnancy.
Acetic acid is an important active compound found in Apple Cider Vinegar. It has potent biological effects that include supporting healthy metabolism, energy production, and normal water retention. ACV also contains prebiotics which feed the good bacteria in your gut. Your gut plays an important role in immune system health as well as energy production.
Peppermint plus contains peppermint, ginger and fennel which have long been used as carminative herbal remedies. It is a good choice for those who experience occasional symptoms such as gas, bloating and indigestion. It is sometimes used for individuals with IBS symptoms because it may help relax the muscles of the GI tract which are known to spasm during an IBS episode. However, the FDA does not endorse this claim because evidence is non conclusive.
If you've been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) you've already been through a slew of tests, doctors' visits and a lot of unknowns. The diagnoses of IBS can be upsetting and relieving at the same time. While we suggest working with your doctor to discuss the best course of treatment, here are a few tips to help you manage your IBS symptoms:
Pick 1-3 days during the week in which you write down your eating habits and track any symptoms. The more details you can include in your food journal the more helpful it will be for identifying foods that might trigger your symptoms. Remember, everyone is different. Foods that trigger your IBS symptoms might be different from someone else's.
Gluten-free, low FOD-MAP, vegan? Starting a new diet can be challenging and cutting out food groups or certain foods from your diet puts you at risk of developing nutrient deficiencies. A Dietician can help you navigate your new diet to ensure it is doing the most for your healing.
Researchers have found a link between mental health and gut health and managing stress can play an important role in managing your IBS symptoms. There is nothing worse than stressing about being stressed. It helps to remember that the goal is not to eliminate stress but to better manage it. Try downloading a meditation app or booking an appointment with a therapist.
When it comes to your health, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Our nutritionists look for the most bioavailable versions of nutrients making them optimal for your health and goals. We focus on what makes you unique—your lifestyle, your diet, even your medications—and uses that insight to tailor a supplement plan to your one-of-a-kind health profile.
We have a variety of supplements to help support digestion!
Cells in the pancreas, stomach, and salivary glands produce enzymes that facilitate digestion. Certain health conditions, age, and stress can decrease the bodies enzyme production. Supplementing with digestive enzymes may help you break down the food you eat and promote gastrointestinal comfort.
The source of bloating can be different for every individual and we always recommend discussing your options with your doctor, especially if bloating is new or uncomfortable. Supplements like digestive enzymes and our daily probiotic can help support normal digestion and address symptoms associated with bloating.