6-Month Gut Guru
— Excellent source of prebiotics
— Supports a strong and diverse gut microbiome
— Feeds good gut bacteria
— Gentle source of fibre that won’t irritate your gut
100% Maize Dextrin (Non-GMO).
What we leave out:
Free from gluten, dairy, lactose, soy and nuts. No artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners. All natural. No added sugar.
What does it taste like?
GUT FIBRE is 100% unflavoured. It can be added to water, smoothies, juices, as well as protein bars, breakfast cereals, or your baking of choice for the ultimate fibre boost.
Can I have it while pregnant or breastfeeding?
GUT FIBRE Cleansing Powder is safe to consume while pregnant and breastfeeding. However, as everyone’s situation is different, we recommend that you check with your healthcare professional to see if this powder would be beneficial for you. Please refer to the nutritional information & ingredients list.
Can I take it with other medications?
GUT FIBRE Cleansing Powder is all-natural and contains nothing artificial. We are unable to provide exact advice on whether it is safe to consume whilst taking other specific medications. As everyone’s situation is different, we recommend that you check with your healthcare professional to see if this powder would be beneficial for you. Please refer to the nutritional information & ingredients list.
GUT FIBRE Cleansing Powder – Supports A Healthy Digestive System
Although there are microbiomes all over the body, the most important for overall health and wellbeing is the gut as this is central to almost every process in the body. Containing trillions of microorganisms with over 1000 known species of bacteria, a healthy gut microbiome is involved in:
— Regulating gut inflammation that can cause or minimise subsequent systemic inflammation
— Neurotransmitter synthesis: bacteria in the gut help produce neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, and acetylcholine, which regulate mood, cognition, and other important functions
— Hormone synthesis, regulation, and clearance
— Toxin/pathogen neutralisation and elimination
— Digestive and metabolic processes, including energy production
— Immune strength: over 70% of the immune system resides in the gut, within the Gut–Associated Lymphoid Tissue (GALT)
These compounds in food feed the living microorganism in your gut, encouraging a diverse range of good bacteria that outweighs the bad. It is important to note that there is always a level of “bad” bacteria in your gut, this is normal. It is the balance between these beneficial and potentially harmful bacteria strains that’s important. There are two types of fibre: insoluble and soluble. Both feed your gut bacteria, helping them to thrive and your digestive system to function at its best. Our GUT FIBRE Cleansing Powder is made of 100% pure maize dextrin which is a form of soluble fibre.
Clinical studies have investigated the ingestion of soluble fibre showing that it bypasses digestion in the small intestine where 90% of most nutrients are absorbed. This allows the soluble fibre to travel further down the digestive tract so it can be fermented by bacteria in the large intestine. This bacterial fermentation process produces Short–Chain Fatty Acids (SCFAs), an important metabolite for many functions in the body. One of the main ones being its responsibility to feed mitochondria — the powerhouse of each cell that produces Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), otherwise known as energy!
Further studies have shown that hormonal health is highly dependent on fibre intake as it encourages hormone clearance through regular bowel movements. Excess or used hormones are broken down in the liver and excreted via bile through our stools. However, this bile must bind to fibre in order to be excreted from the body. A balance of healthy bacteria from adequate fibre intake is also important for deactivating oestrogen and other hormones (that have been used by the body) so that they are not reabsorbed into circulation.
(Lattimer, J. M., & Haub, M. D. (2010). Effects of Dietary Fiber and Its Components on Metabolic Health. Nutrients, 2(12), 1266–1289)