Hormones and Gut Health

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Your gut (and hormones!) will thank you for it!

Did you know that gut health impacts every facet of our overall health, from digestion to mood, skin and hormones, to energy levels and fatigue? The gut is the largest endocrine organ in the body and plays a critical role in the human endocrine system. Not just responsible for digestion, the intestines are where most of your endocrine cells and hormones are produced! The gastrointestinal tract releases various gut hormones that regulate physiological functions such as nutrient absorption, insulin release and appetite, and research shows that changes in gut microbiota composition and activity have been associated with reproductive health, thyroid function, blood sugar regulation, weight, skin health, your ability to manage stress, and more!

How do you know if your hormones are out of whack or you could do with a little extra gut support? If you experience weight gain, mood swings, fatigue, changes in sex drive, or have hair or skin concerns, chances are your endocrine system (and gut!) needs a little TLC.

The gut-hormone connection, explained

The state of your health might just lie within your intestines. One’s overall health can be attributed to the microbial diversity and composition of the human gut microbiome, which is a collection of intestinal microbes and their genes. The relationship between hormones and the gut microbiome is bidirectional, which means that one can influence the other, so supporting gut health will have a positive impact on your hormones, too!

Imbalances in gut bacteria and nutrient deficiencies that may result from poor digestive health or chronic digestive issues can contribute to hormone imbalances. A hormonal imbalance happens when you have too much or too little of one or more hormones, which are your body’s chemical messengers. Females may experience imbalances in oestrogen and progesterone levels, while males are more likely to experience imbalances in testosterone levels.

So, how do we optimise gut health to support not just our hormones, but our overall health & wellbeing?

3 steps to marvellous microbes

95% of our microbiota is located in the GI tract and a healthy human body has more microbes than stars in the milky way! In fact, we have 1.3x more microbes than human cells and there are about 10,000 different microbial species that researchers have identified living on and in the human body, so maintaining a healthy gut microbiome is essential for hormonal balance. The best way to support this critical microbial diversity is with a combination of prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics.

  • Probiotics are amazing little microbes! They are living microorganisms found in bacteria, yeast or fungi and are friendly bacteria essential for maintaining good health. Spore-based probiotics are bacteria ‘superheroes’ because they reseed the gut with keystone bacteria, crowd out ‘bad’ bacteria, survive digestion and can live out of the fridge!
  • Prebiotics are specialised plant fibres that act like fertiliser to stimulate the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut. Not all prebiotics are created equal, however, and having a targeted prebiotic derived from 100% food-based oligosaccharides ensures that you will feed and nourish only the good bacteria in your gut!
  • Postbiotics are produced when good probiotic bacteria break down dietary fibre from prebiotic oligosaccharides and plant-based polyphenols. Healthy postbiotics include nutrients such as vitamins B and K, amino acids, and short-chain fatty acids which help healthy bacteria flourish and support a strong and robust gut barrier system.

A happy microbiome supports hormonal balance

A true gut reset provides researched, evidence-based and long-lasting change to get gut health back on track. Formulated by a world-renowned Microbiologist, the Gut Reset Kit by Gutsi® contains a trio of prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics as well as a comprehensive plan that will support all systems of the body so you can navigate everyday wellness with happy guts and healthy hormones!