Balance your heart, brain, and gut for optimal mental health

Did you know that by Supporting your Gut
you are supporting your mental health?  

There is an intricate communication network between the heart, the brain, and the gut. Your heart, gut, and brain can affect not only your digestion but your mental health. Each one of these organs has its own intrinsic nervous system. They’ve got neurons! They’ve got a whole range of capabilities to carry out their regular functions to keep your body alive.  

But your heart and your gut also take on information, process it, store it, change, adapt and learn, just like a brain. Hence the newly coined phrase “Three Brains.”

Let’s start with the obvious brain, the one in your head, which everyone understands is responsible for sending signals throughout the body from breathing to movement. Your brain is also responsible for thinking, perception, and cognition.   It plays a role in how you will respond to sadness, events, feelings, and emotions. “I believe,” ‘I feel,” “I wish.”

The second brain is the heart. How you feel about something, how your heart swells with emotion. Feelings can trigger symptoms in your gut. The physical pain of heartache is a real thing. Your heart sends these messages to your gut and your brain responds.

The third brain is the gut. Your gut is extremely important for digestion and your immune system, but it also takes care of self-preservation, fear, anxiety, etc. “Butterflies in your stomach,” “gut-wrenching feeling in the pit of your gut.” Your gastrointestinal tract is sensitive to emotion, anger, anxiety, sadness, and happiness. All of these feelings can trigger symptoms in the gut. Did you know that when your brain starts to think about food, it signals your stomach to secrete juices before you have taken your first bite? Have you ever heard someone say, “My brain tells me one thing, but my heart tells me another?” Or perhaps you’ve felt that gut instinct that told you something was off, even when your brain couldn’t spot anything wrong.

And here lies the importance. Gut bacteria produce hundreds of neurochemicals, including serotonin, that exert powerful effects on the brain and are used to regulate many mental processes, including learning, memory, and happiness, along with other essential functions, including sleep, digestion, nausea, blood clotting, bone health and sexual desire.  

 

Your Three Brains Do Not Always Align- Support Them with Supplements

With the understanding of how closely “Your Gut,” ‘Your Brain,” and “Your Heart” work together and how intelligent each of these systems is relative to your mental health, gut health, and immune health, it makes sense to help ensure optimum function for each of these organs. The entire connection has become so important there is a natural supplement product line created to help re-align the 3 Brains. developed specifically to help maintain optimal brain health by supporting the critical relationship between your 3 Brains.  

3 Brains Daily Brain™ provides comprehensive support for your brain, your heart and your gut with five supplements (PS® phosphatidylserine, Meriva® curcumin, omega-3 EPA/DHA, grapeseed extract, the high-potency probiotic in prepackaged daily doses.

An imbalanced ratio of harmful gut bacteria to good can impact physical and mental health. Supplementing with probiotics like the  3 Brains - Gut Brain Probiotic can help rebalance and add good bacteria. 3 Brains Gut-Brain Probiotic c ontains one of the most researched probiotic strains Bifidobacterium Longum BB536 to help support intestinal/gastrointestinal health.

Prebiotics are specialized plant fibres that help the growth of good bacteria. Bacteria are living cells that required food. Prebiotics are specialized plant fibres that perform as the food source to support the growth of good bacteria. Purica Fiberlicous is not the traditional type of fibre that you think of when taking a fibre supplement. Fiberlicious only ingredient is Inulin ( one of the gut bacteria’s favourite foods) It is an easy-to-mix fibre that can be added to water or any liquid

L-glutamine supplies energy to immune and intestinal cells. Insufficient glutamine results in these cells becoming sluggish and improperly functioning. Supplementing with L-glutamine is important during times of stress, tension and physical strain. Supplements such as NAKA PLATINUM - Organic Prebiotic Shelf Stable can provide an excellent option for not only its glutamine content but pre and probiotics all in one supplement

Vitamin B12 is important for better mental wellness, but it may also support the ecology of the gut microbiome since B12 plays a key role in multiple processes in this relationship between the brain and gut. Try Natural Factors Vitamin B12 Methylcobalamin easy dissolve tablets.

Omega-3 essential oils (found abundantly in salmon, sardines, and herring) support mood and cognitive health. Evidence highlights that these healthy fats influence the gut-brain axis by acting through gut microbiota composition. There are so many amazing options for Omega 3 supplements, finding one that is suitable for the whole family just got a lot easier. Look for Nutrasea Omega 3   with added Vitamin D to help supplement the decreasing amount of daytime sunshine

Improving the gut-brain connection can have a significant impact
on your physical and mental well-being.

 


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