Can Gut Health Affect Your Brain?

Your body is a holistic system. Everything is connected. One of the most fascinating connections is between your mood and your gut.

Your gut is your second brain. And an increasing amount of scientific evidence has shown us how what’s going on in your gut could be affecting your brain.

Just think about it. When you get nervous, you may get butterflies in your stomach. Exam anxiety, big decisions and even a date with your crush often come with digestive issues. These are all signals from your second brain: your gut.

Your enteric nervous system (ENS) is hidden in the walls of your digestive system. it has two layers of more than 100 million nerve cells lining in your gastrointestinal tract from your esophagus to your rectum.

What Does Your Gut’s Brain Control?

The ENS’s main role is controlling your digestion from swallowing to releasing enzymes, from nutrient absorption to elimination.

Unlike your brain, your ‘gut’s brain’ is not capable of thinking. It can’t verbalize its thoughts. However, it is in constant communication with your brain.

Your ENS can trigger emotional shifts. When there is an imbalance in your gut and you may be experiencing IBS, constipation, bloating, diarrhea, pain, or stomach upset, your ENS may send signals to your central nervous system (CNS) that trigger mood changes. This can lead to mood swings, mood imbalances and mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety.

New Gut Understanding Equals New Treatment Opportunities

Current treatment for depression and anxiety includes medications, such as anti-depressants and therapy, more specifically cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Your stomach problems are treated as a different issue by a gastroenterologist, often through medication, without considering the connection between your gut and your brain. Gastroenterologists and mental health professionals tend to not work together to bridge the connection between these two problems.

Recognizing that your ‘two brains talk to each other’ provides huge opportunities. Reducing gut problems may lead to the reduction of depression and anxiety. Psychological interventions, such as CBT may also improve the communication between your gut and your brain. This new discovery may allow two areas of healthcare - gastroenterology and mental health - to team up and provide treatment in a more holistic and collaborative fashion.

Scientists still don’t know enough about the gut-brain connection. More research is still needed, however, new discoveries come to light every day. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see a huge shift in mental and gastrointestinal healthcare in the near future.

Organifi Pure To Boost Your Mental And Digestive Health

Understanding the gut-brain connection, we’ve created a powerful yet delicious drink that can boost your brain power and support your digestion simultaneously. It is also incredibly hydrating.

Pure contains countless powerful superfoods, including lion's mane mushroom, baobab powder, aloe vera, coffeeberry NeuroFactor, ginger, apple cider vinegar, coconut water and supportive enzymes.

  • Research has shown that baobab reduces starch digestion. It is excellent for constipation, diarrhea and other digestive issues. It also has prebiotic benefits.
  • According to a 2010 study, 1-3 ounces of aloe vera taken before a meal can reduce heartburn and GERD symptoms.
  • Research has shown that aloe vera is a natural laxative that’s great for preventing and helping with constipation.
  • Studies have shown that quality digestive enzymes can benefit your digestion and overall health.
  • Research has shown that neurofactor coffeeberry can increase your cognitive function and brain health.
  • Studies have shown that ginger can lower inflammation, improving your gut, brain and overall health.
  • According to research, coconut water can help to lower muscle tension, lowering stress levels and benefiting your brain health.

Organifi Pure tastes light and mildly sweet with a refreshing subtle tanginess.

Just mix it with a glass of water and you are ready to go. You may also add Pure to your juices, smoothies and other recipes.

Are your ready to boost your brain AND gut health with a simple, powerful drink? Order your Organifi Pure today. Snap a photo, share your experiences, and tag us on social media. We would love to hear your Pure success stories. And remember, we are in this together.

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