Natural Grocers® Supplement Guide



Did you know there are 10 times more microbial cells in your gut than in your whole body? That’s right—the total number of gut microbes is estimated to be around 100 trillion! The digestive system is a complex place, filled with diverse organisms that affect other critical functions, including your immune system and brain, which means supporting a thriving ecosystem in your gut is a big deal. This section of supplements is the A-team for helping maintain normal, healthy digestive functions and the diversity the microbiome requires to thrive!

Prebiotics. The microflora in your gut are crucial for helping to maintain a healthy gut lining, helping to synthesize certain nutrients, promoting normal digestion, and as mentioned earlier, affect whole-body health, and these microbes need nourishment, which is what prebiotic fibers are all about. Prebiotics act as food for beneficial gut microbes, keeping them, and your gut, happy. Probiotics. You’re probably familiar with this group of gut-supporting supplements, but did you know what a range of support they can provide? Probiotics promote digestive balance and regularity and help to relieve occasional discomfort, but they also make vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and other molecules that support digestive health! Natural Grocers ® Brand Saccharomyces Boulardii . This probiotic yeast with the funny-sounding name is completely serious about promoting intestinal tract health! It possesses the superpower of surviving stomach acid to colonize the intestinal tract, supporting a healthy microbial balance in the gut, and helping stabilize the intestinal reaction to everyday stressors.

Natural Grocers Brand Super Enzymes. This comprehensive combination of digestive enzymes promotes the efficient breakdown of carbs, fats, and protein in the digestive tract. Natural Grocers Brand Bromelain. This enzyme comes from pineapple and helps to support healthy digestion— especially the breakdown of protein— when paired with your meal. Aloe Vera. This heat-loving succulent has been shown to support a healthy

digestive system, and recent research shows that one of the plant’s main components, polysaccharides, may promote the flourishing of beneficial gut bacteria, like Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus .


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