The past weeks have been filled with uncertainty, stress and an unprecedented amount of hand sanitizer. The COVID-19 global pandemic has impacted us all in varying degrees, but one thing’s for sure – our health and immunity has become the number one priority.
It is so important that we pay attention to our bodies and try to be the healthiest version of ourselves right now. One of the ways to do this is through proper supplementation and specifically, strengthening our gut microbiome. Believe it or not, our emotions are correlated to the conditions within our gut. So, if our good bacteria within our microbiome are sub-optimal, we will likely succumb to stress and negative feelings more easily. Stress can actually lower the immune response, which is the opposite of what we want right now!
Microbiome -> Microgenderome
Our microbiome is so unique to us that it’s like our fingerprint, and can be shaped by a variety of factors. Where we live, our age, how we were born, whether we were breast or bottle-fed, medications we take, lifestyle and stress levels, diet, and whether we were born male or female, all play a determining role in how well or poor our gut functions.
Studies have found that the microbiome becomes distinctly different in opposite-sex twins after puberty, compared to same-sex twins where it remains similar. Additionally, stress has been found to trigger changes in the microbiome in females – different phases of the menstrual cycle can influence digestion and can even contribute to symptoms of IBS.
This phenomenon is called the “microgenderome,” and it’s the interaction between microbiota, sex hormones and the immune system.
In the spirit of Mother’s Day and promoting women’s health, a solution for lowering stress in isolation is taking a good quality probiotic. Genuine Health created advanced gut health probiotic women’s daily, specially formulated to promote women’s health. With 15 strains, carefully chosen for a balanced formula that supports women’s gut, skin, vaginal and immune health, including the following species:
Advanced gut health probiotics are the only probiotics crafted with 15 diverse strains in a balanced formula. A triple-cleaning process ensures that the strains are clean and toxin-free. The strains are encapsulated in a unique, plastic-free, delayed-release capsule that can deliver up to 10x the bacteria to the gut. Plus, advanced gut health probiotic women’s daily is shelf-stable, and its potency is guaranteed right up to the expiry date.
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9 Kimoto-Nira et al., 2014