When you think of cortisol, what are the first thoughts that come to mind? Cortisol, more commonly known as the stress hormone, is essential in our day-to-day lives and one of the most necessary hormones, providing us with the required energy. While working out and physical exercise are for many people the best ways to combat stress and rejuvenate the mind and body, for others, exercise can potentially do more harm than good and deplete them of their energy. Strenuous and daily exercise is undoubtedly beneficial, but it can also do a number on our hormones. Just What is Cortisol?
Over the last few years, the science has emerged to prove that there is actually a close relationship between the respiratory, immune and gastrointestinal systems. We now know that a disruption to your biome (those trillions of microorganisms that live in your intestinal tract) can trigger an oversensitivity to allergens in your immune system, which could ultimately make your allergies flare up even more as a result.
So, how do we support our gut? One acceptable method is to eat lots of healthy foods that are rich in fibre, as well as fermented products, such as kombucha. Of course, in our hectic world, eating healthily is not always easy and there are factors other than diet that can interfere with our digestive health. Fortunately, there are other effective steps we can take to support our gut, including supplementing with some of AOR’s most unique products.
Supporting Your Digestive Health
Probiotics (and a Revolutionary Probiotic Formula)
There are a multitude of probiotics on the market. Probiotic-3 is the only one to combine three human strains in a formula that has been clinically studied for over 55 years, studies that have shown wide-ranging health benefits including allergy reduction and improved immunity.
Treat (and Heal) Heartburn and Gastric Complaints
Many people suffer from heartburn or acid indigestion caused by GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) which is the movement of stomach acid into the esophagus. Very few products actually go beyond treating symptoms to target the causes of heartburn and other gastric complaints to heal and protect the gastric lining. Each ingredient in AOR’s specialized formula Gastro Relief has a different purpose and synergistically they go above and beyond in supporting many common (but sometimes serious) gastric complaints.
L-Glutamine – Support Immunity and Prevent ‘Leaky Gut’
This amino acid is critical for a wide variety of essential functions, including optimal operation of the small and large intestines. It provides fuel for cells of the gut and the immune system. It does so by producing glutathione, a powerful antioxidant and by reducing intestinal permeability that can lead to “leaky gut”. Its benefits including providing relief for inflammatory conditions of the gut and bowel.