Bacteria, yeast, and fungus, oh my! The human microbiome can seem like a scary place under a microscope, and indeed, the results can be quite horrifying when thrown out of balance. Bloating, discomfort, and irregularity are just the beginning for those so unlucky to experience it themselves. Probiotics are essential for restoring internal (and especially intestinal) peace, found naturally in fermented foods like sauerkraut, yogurt, and kimchi, and more fortified processed foods than ever. Less fanfare is given to prebiotics, supplements that actually rebuild those good bacteria existing in your system, supporting your unique flora and fauna already hard at work.
There’s no one size fits all solution to wellness, which is why the current state of the probiotic craze makes little sense. Some strains may work well for some people, not at all for others, and yet there’s scant information on how to best utilize the wealth of choices now at our disposal. Country Life’s Gut Connection offers a targeted approach to address specific concerns, all stemming from a microbiome at odds.
Given the opportunity to use myself as a test subject for this innovative approach to holistic health, I was intrigued, if a bit skeptical as I broke the seal on a new bottle of Digestive Balance. I already take daily probiotic supplements, so I thought I was already doing reasonable due diligence on the issue. Prone to overindulgence at times and with a voracious appetite for all things new, particularly unusual, I’m no stranger to varying degrees of distress after a night on the town. Just one week in, I felt a real difference not just in physical symptoms, but overall well-being. If not for carefully logging my results to stay accountable, I would have doubted the impact, too.
“Balance” is a moving target and a difficult concept to define, but in this regard, can be distilled to four primary components:
- Clear signals between gut and brain.
- Gut microbiota helps maintain immune system.
- Healthy gut lining.
- Happy digestive track.
Simple, right? If you have the right tools at your disposal, it really is! Everyone should be so fortunate to achieve that sort of internal harmony, so I’m pleased to share a FREE full bottle of Energy Balance with one lucky reader! Enter your details in the form below, and tell me in the comment section: Do you take pre- or probiotics? Have you struggled with poor digestion, and do you think it may be linked to frequent fatigue or general lethargy?
Gut Connection by Country Life Giveaway
Go with your gut. Though poor digestion may not be the first culprit to investigate when it comes to poor sleep, stress, or immunity, the results go to show that everything truly is connected.
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8 thoughts on “Gut Instincts”
Great review of a great product, I’m excited to try it. Thanks!
Firm believer on the gut and brain connection. Currently taking pro-biotics but have not tried a pre-biotic before.
I do take pre/probiotics but I want to do more because of acid reflux.
I do sometimes struggle with digestive issues. Make my own kombucha and wild-fermented ginger beer to try to balance my gut health, but it does not always seem to help. Interested in trying this product
currently taking probiotics and have never tried pre- so would be very interested in do so. Yes I do think my gut problems could be linked to my being tired.
I do take probiotics but very inconsistently. Yes, I have had gut issues and at times it can be linked to being tired. Not feeling well is tiring.
Thanks for the review! I occasionally go through periods where I have a near-constant stomachache that just… suddenly disappears. I can’t pinpoint any specific trigger but do wonder whether my gut health has anything to do with it. I’d love to try Energy Balance!
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