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Gut Health: You Are What You Absorb

Posted on : July 08, 2019 by Hardy Nutritionals® No Comments

You've heard the saying, "You are what you eat." In reality, "You are what you absorb."  A variety of gut problems can interfere with the absorption of nutrients and limit their effectiveness. If your body isn't absorbing the essential nutrients that you need, many aspects of your health will suffer, including your mental health. So even if you are eating lots of good, well-selected food and supplementing with vitamins & minerals, you still might not get the full benefit from your daily nutrient intake.

Research is showing that gut bacteria have more of an impact on our health than was previously realized by medical experts. A balanced gut biome helps to improve digestion and nutrient absorption and strengthens the immune system. An unbalanced gut can result in Candida and can lead to digestion issues, mental health problems, and skin conditions.

Other symptoms associated with poor gut health may include constipation, excessive intestinal gas, chronic diarrhea, chronic bad breath, hormonal problems, PMS menstrual issues, prostate issues, chronic respiratory problems, allergies to dairy products, vitamin B deficiencies, high cholesterol levels, neurological problems, bruising problems, chronic vaginal and bladder infections, osteoporosis, breast enlargement in men, candida infections, chronic anemia, and sarcopenia.undefined

Gut health is a critical issue for individuals taking Daily Essential Nutrients to address their mood and anxiety-related disorders. A key to fully absorbing micronutrients is keeping the gut microflora healthy and balanced.  If Daily Essential Nutrients doesn't seem to be working, it's not because the essential ingredients aren't good for your health; it's likely that you're simply not absorbing the nutrients. Poor gut health may be standing in the way of enhanced mental stability. Since a healthy gut is so important, we've formulated specific products to help with this.  If you're dealing with stress or anxiety, you may also be suffering from a gut health imbalance. If you're suffering from heartburn, constipation or diarrhea, your brain health could be a factor.  The gut and brain are interconnected.

Our Greens & Probiotics supplement provides food together with bacteria, also known as probiotics. This includes eight strains of bacteria that are known to be beneficial for human health. It supplies those beneficial bacteria with the food that they need to thrive.  As Hardy Nutritionals' founder David Hardy would say, "We pack their lunch," so that when they get into your intestines, these good bacteria have everything need to survive and thrive. This includes things like broccoli, carrots and fiber.  In fact, a lot of the good you get from an apple or from a carrot are actually the effects of the thriving "good bacteria," who use those vegetables and fruits as foods.

We can't replace a good healthy diet with supplementation, but we can supply many powerful factors that many people need in higher levels. In general, the better a person's diet is, the better their results will be when taking supplements in terms of keeping their gut bacteria healthy.

Take this quiz to find out if poor gut health may be standing in the way of optimal mental stability. 

When considering balancing the gut, a powerful probiotic followed by a natural olive leaf extract regimen can be helpful with brain fog, nutritional absorption, regulating bowels, balancing the gut microflora, and removing Candida (yeast overgrowth).

  1. Hardy Nutritionals® Greens & Probiotics - This powerful (and competitively priced) probiotic contains a fantastic blend of beneficial bacteria together with plenty of nutrient-rich superfoods that the bacteria thrive on. In addition to these superfoods, Greens & Probiotics contains enzymes and other ingredients designed to create an ideal environment for the good bacteria, which promote healing and optimal digestive function. Here you can read a detailed explanation of the benefits of Greens & Probiotics, ingredient by ingredient.

  2. Hardy Nutritionals® Olive Leaf Extract - This all-natural product is designed to combat Candida and other yeast species in the gut and promote healthy bowel function. Yeast overgrowth prevents nutrient absorption by robbing the body of the nutrients it needs.

For more detailed information on this important topic, including how taking antibiotics will affect your response to Daily Essential Nutrients, visit the Gut Health & Nutrient Absorption Q&A section of

Hardy Nutritionals® multivitamin-mineral products are powered by our proprietary NutraTek™ mineral delivery technology, which combines each mineral with specialized organic molecules—just like nature—to optimize absorption and distribution to body cells. Our flagship supplement, Daily Essential Nutrients, is widely considered to be the most research-backed micronutrient treatment.
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