Our bodies are usually very good at taking the food we eat and breaking it down into the nutrients it needs to thrive. But sometimes, and especially with some foods (hello BBQ feast) we can use a helping hand. That is where Betaine HCL & digestive enzymes come into play.
Our gastrointestinal tract (GI) thrives when it is supplied with a diverse range of amino acids. We can get these through food, eg via digesting a nice steak. But sometimes it is easier to supplement directly with select amino acids, especially L-Glutamine and those found in collagen.
Our microbiome – the collection of bacteria in our gut – is like a garden. So to help it thrive we should feed it the fuel it loves (prebiotics) and send more of the good guys down (probiotics, a.k.a. good bacteria). Foods like sauerkraut can help, but can often be hard to make/buy, eat or tolerate due to high FODMAPs. Supplements can thus be an extremely convenient & clean source of probiotics.