I was recently asked to share my last Herbalife order for gut health support, so here it is and the reasons why I selected these items. My focus with this order is ‘gut health’ which is why I have been asked to share. Supporting the growth of good bacteria in our digestive system has been proven to be important for health and longevity. I try to get all my nutrition from whole foods and lean meats. However, I feel it’s easier said than done. Herbalife products, for me, is the easy way to get the vitamins and nutrients in my body each day.
Studies have shown, and it is believed there’s very little to no part of human health that isn’t affected by our guts microbiome. The findings show the thousands of bacterial species affect how millions of genes are activated or inactivated. Recent studies show how a balance of these resident bacteria can determine how our body absorbs nutrients, such as carbohydrates and fats, this affects body composition. In turn, the bacteria in your guts microbiome may determine the amount of fat your body is holding and changing the strains of bacteria with probiotic could help you lose that body fat. This area of research is still in its infancy, but show a strong relationship between the microbiome to body composition and overall health
(Note: this article has been written with my own personal opinions. The company Herbalife has not approved or can claim any of the information contained in it. None of the information should be used as a guarantee for or a cure for a disease or weight loss. As always, please consult your doctor before starting any health-related regimen.)
The first on the list is Herbalifeline
This product has Omega 3 fish oil. I had blood work and the only blemish was elevated levels of Triglycerides. My doctor recommends fish oil and for me, Herbalifeline is the only product on the market I trust to have the highest quality in it. Omega 3 is great for the gut as it counters Omega 6. This counter of Omega 6 is believed to affect the reduction of systemic inflammation.
The second product on the list is Snack Defense
The two main ingredients are Gymnema and Chromium. Both have been shown to help keep blood sugars from overly spiking after sugar and carbohydrate consumption. My goal with this product is to keep my body from sending a large insulin response from the sugar and carbs. Insulin is very metabolic to fat during times of non-workout days.
The third product is Simply Probiotic
Probiotic supplements contain live beneficial bacteria to help the prevention of harmful bacteria to grow. I think of probiotics as the opposite of the anti-biotic medication your doctors can prescribe to you when you’re sick. My goal is to reduce my refined sugar intake for a while, so I will only need a probiotic once maybe every three or six months. I do plan to eat foods rich with probiotics, so I may lean towards the six months.
I feel I’m not getting enough fiber in my diet each day. Fiber is a carbohydrate that doesn’t really get digested in the gut but feeds the bacteria in the distal part of the digestive system, the colon. The bacteria in the microbiome of the colon needs attention and fiber is the best-known way to feed the good bacteria in this part of the body. My goal is to get 30 to 40 grams of fiber a day, this product has 5 grams per serving. It’s simple to add to a shake furthering my point of Herbalife being my easy button.
Last product on the list is Garden 7
My reading on the benefits of micronutrients is too great to ignore, in particular, the phytonutrients. Although I strongly support getting micronutrients from fruit and vegetables, my struggle of getting fresh/good fruit and vegetables from the grocery store is unbelievably challenging. I don’t have the time to visit the grocery store every day or so and the selection is terrible. This product will ensure I get the benefits of phytonutrients I miss from the lack of selection from my grocery store.
Gut health is an area most people don’t consider when trying to manage the amount of weight they carry. Numerous studies suggest the close association between the gut bacteria and the immune system, how we metabolize sugar, brain health, mood, and longevity. Some studies conducted on centennials, people who live to be over 100 years old, found that their microbiome looked very similar to that of a 30-year-old!
It is believed that the factors that have a negative impact on our gut are:
- Processed Foods
- Toxins in Drinking Water
- Antibiotics and other Medications
- Air Pollution
- Illness and Disease
Trust in the Herbalife Products
I trust the Herbalife products have the ingredients listed on the label. The supplement industry is filled with companies in it for the hype of weight loss or good health. However, multiple studies have been conducted claiming many of the products in the supplement market don’t contain the main ingredient listed on the product! If these companies went out of business tomorrow, they will just create a new label and start all over again.
Herbalife, on the other hand, has over 35 years in existence in this industry. Their product suppliers are under the extreme scrutiny of the raw materials they provide to Herbalife. Herbalife is strict but open about their manufacturing process sharing many videos with details on how your Herbalife products came to be, from seed to feed.