Best Supplements for Digestive Health | Chiropractor for Gut Health in Sun Prairie, WI
Hello, I’m Dr. Steph Pinnow here with Noble Choice Chiropractic right here in Sun Prairie, WI. And today’s segment, I am going to be touching on a few supplements that are really good for people that have digestive issues.
Consult with a Healthcare Provider before You Start Taking Supplements
So I do have to give the disclaimer that these are going to be some general recommendations for most people. However, I do want you to make sure you’re talking to your doctor or if you are one of our practice members, make sure you run it by me first, before you just start taking random supplements, we want to make sure that it is the right fit for you and for your body. And for you know what you need. So a lot of the supplements that have today most of them are from a company called Nutridyn, great company, they’re actually in the Midwest or in Minnesota did that on purpose. And they have really high quality supplements, and it’s a company that I trust. So these things are going to be from Nutridyn, you can find a lot of these products anywhere, but just make sure you’re getting them from a reputable company and not just, you know, like Target or Walgreens or that kind of place.
Probiotic Supplements for Better Gut Health
So the first supplement that I want to talk about is a probiotic. So I brought two of them here today. This first one that I’m going to show you is what I actually take daily, it’s called Ultrabiotic complete. If you don’t know what a probiotic does, it helps with in your gut, there’s good bacteria, and there’s bad bacteria. So a probiotic helps to balance out and make sure that you have enough good bacteria. So they’re able to kind of counteract if you’ve got any bacteria coming in, or if you’re eating a food that’s about to upset your GI tract. So probiotics are really good for digestion. I feel like they are kind of like the jack of all trades of a supplement. I feel like everybody should be on them to be honest, kids, adults, they’re really good digestion, but they’re also really good to take with immunity. And especially if like, let’s say your kid has some sort of infection, they have to take an antibiotic, a probiotic is something that you definitely want to take at the same time for those instances. So probiotics, number one, like I said, most people should be on those. I do have an example of the children’s probiotic that we use isn’t that new today, this is another company called Claire Labs also really good. This is the chewable version, our kids eat this, take this, I should say every day, they have to, among other supplements, but it tastes to me kind of like chocolate II kind of like a hot chocolate, so they don’t mind taking it. They also make it in a powdered form for younger kids or for you know, the population that can’t chew or swallow tablets. Alright, so the second supplement to talk about is actually digestive enzymes, which I don’t feel like people are as familiar with compared to probiotics, but I just brought in my digestive complete.
Taking Digestive Enzymes to Help Improve Your Digestion
So the difference between digestive enzymes and probiotics is we’re talking about bacteria when we’re talking about probiotics. But when you’re referencing enzymes, the job of the enzymes because you already produced them in your body, and that helps to break down and absorb food when you’re taking them it helps to kind of speed up that process. So there’s some people that have issues with digesting your fats, proteins, carbohydrates, those kind of compounds and digestive enzymes help to allow their body to do that a little bit more quickly on their own. Alright, the last supplement that I have here, I had to use a post it note on because we don’t actually have it magnesium citrate. So magnesium citrate is probably better known for people that have constipation and helps to retain some of that water in their stool so that they’re not going quite as often or as much when they are. But magnesium citrate is it’s also really good for a daily use as long as it’s within a, you know, minimal dosage, if that makes any sense. So, if you have constipation, don’t take magnesium citrate as like, that’s your all time cure for the rest of your life. You want to make sure you’re doing other things too. But magnesium citrate helps with digestion, it helps with immunity as well. Magnesium in general, helps with the absorption of magnesium into the body obviously because that’s what the compound is. But it also has benefits like helping with muscle health and with sleep for some of those people, daily headaches, that kind of thing. So magnesuim is really good. But again, make sure you’re talking to someone one of us before you start taking magnesium because there are different types out there. And we want to make sure that you’re taking the correct one for your body. This is glycinate a this is what Dr. Jonathan takes for muscle if he gets any muscle soreness, so All right, those are three common supplements that we have here. If you are one of our practice members, you know that you can get an account through us and we can help you make sure that you’re getting high quality products. If you’re not a practice member, you probably should be, just saying that’s my little plug.
So as always, if you have questions, let us know otherwise I hope you learned something today. Thanks!