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At Vita Living, we know that good gastrointestinal (GI) health is the basis of good overall health. The GI tract is made up of the stomach, intestines (large and small) colon and rectum. The colon is especially important for absorption of nutrients and immune system support. An unhealthy colon can cause problems with digestion, chronic fatigue, depression and more. When the GI system does not work properly nutrients are not absorbed effectively and vitamin and mineral deficiencies may result. Intestinal support supplements can help prevent and treat digestive disorders that can lead to acid reflux, colitis, irritable bowel system (IBS), constipation and even colon cancer. At Vita Living, we offer a full array of gastric support supplements.
Good nutrition and good bowel function is the basis of good health. Probiotic supplements from Vita Living support good digestion and a strong immune system while warding off bloating, gas, constipation and other symptoms of poor GI health. The friendly bacteria that make up probiotics are natural to the GI system. They keep the colon healthy and reduce inflammation. In the past, people ingested these bacteria in fermented foods; however, this is not common today, so supplementation is often necessary.
In addition to healthy, natural probiotics, a few other supplements are helpful in GI tract health. Among them are the amino acid, L-Glutamine, which helps repair damage to the intestinal tract and provides steady energy. N-Acetyl Glutamine is a protein that aids the digestive tract in the formation of mucin, which acts as an internal lubricant. This protein also supports proper absorption of nutrients. Additionally, herbal supplements such as chamomile can provide relief from IBS, bloating, gas, cramps and other forms of digestive distress. Proper use of GI support supplements, a healthy diet and good stress management can help fend off illness and the ravages of aging.