Want to improve your health this year? You’re certainly not alone.
While the phrase “New Year’s resolution” may conjure up ideas of dry January, crowded gyms, and cold salads, there’s an immensely important factor in your health that may not be top-of-mind: your gut.
The staggering importance of a healthy gut is hard to overstate.
As one of the most complex and influential systems in your body, your gut is a vital organ that plays a leading role beyond simply digesting food. The health of your gut influences just about everything important to your overall wellness–from the health of your heart and brain, to your immune system function, to the quality of your sleep, and even the regulation of your moods.
That’s why nurturing your gut health is one of the best things you can do to support your overall health and well-being, both physically and mentally.
1) Your gut is responsible for the digestion & absorption of nutrients
Just because the gut does far more than digestion doesn’t mean that digestion isn’t crucial for overall health. Your gut is the key to ensuring you absorb all the nutrients, minerals, and vitamins you need to live your best, healthiest life.
That may be easier said than done, however.
Simply eating fruits, vegetables, and whole grains may not be as beneficial to your health as it should be. Even with a healthy diet, you could still be deficient in important nutrients that help your body thrive. Why? Due to depleted soil and unsustainable agriculture practices, our produce simply doesn’t have the same nutrient content that it did roughly 80 years ago. It’s one of the unfortunate reasons that many people are well-fed yet vastly undernourished–and dealing with chronic health issues as a result.
So, it’s no wonder that 80% of Americans take supplements. However, without an effective way to absorb the nutrients within supplements, they may not actually benefit your wellness as much as you’d hope. If your gut lining isn’t intact, important nutrients aren’t going through the proper pathways to make their way into cells where they are needed the most.
The good news is that ION* Gut Support can help you to digest and absorb the nutrients from your healthy diet and supplements. Unlike other narrowly focused wellness solutions, ION* bolsters the very foundation of your gut at the cellular level, which means, in very simple terms, that your gut can do what nature intended–including keeping nutrients in and toxins out. Beyond that, ION* can actually bind to the essential nutrients found in food and supplements to help transport them into cells.
The power of ION* is thanks to fulvate—one of just two optimally balanced, simple ingredients in ION* (the other being purified water). Fulvate is a natural compound found in soil. It has a unique molecular structure that enhances the absorption of minerals, improves cell membrane strength, activates enzymes for nutrient breakdown, and aids in gentle cellular detox by binding to (and removing) toxins from cells.
2) Your gut is key to immune function
Beyond helping digestion and nutrient absorption, ION* Gut Support can also bolster your body’s natural immune function.
It’s well-established that gut health and immune function are intricately connected, with the state of the gut’s health playing a pivotal role in influencing the overall efficiency and function of the immune system.
How pivotal? Well, your gut is home to over 70% of the cells that make up your immune system.
Your gut is also home to a diverse and bustling community of microorganisms, collectively known as your gut microbiome. And like any ecosystem, your microbiome needs the right balance to flourish and thrive.
Imbalances in the gut microbiome (known as dysbiosis) can lead to an improper immune response and contribute to further issues downstream.
Additionally, a healthy gut lining serves as a physical barrier against toxins and pathogens, preventing them from entering the bloodstream. When this barrier is compromised (say, by gluten or glyphosate exposure), it can lead to disruptions in the gut barrier function and your body’s immune mechanisms.
That’s where ION* Gut Support can uniquely help support your immune function thanks to a strengthened barrier and a healthy, balanced microbiome. Unlike probiotics, ION* doesn’t add anything new to your system. Instead, ION* helps bolster your natural immune system by tightening cellular junctions in the gut, thereby creating a better terrain upon which your microbiome can thrive.
3) Mental health is linked to gut health
It’s true. A healthy gut microbiome plays a pivotal role in cognition and how we think–especially in regulating mood.
That’s because there’s a strong, two-way communication connection between the gut and the brain–called the “gut-brain axis”–and this critical link means the health of your gut can impact your brain and vice versa.
In fact, research shows that individuals with certain gastrointestinal disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), are more prone to anxiety and depression. The inverse of this is true, too. That is, stress and depression have been shown to alter the composition of the gut microbiota, which can lead to various gastrointestinal issues like indigestion, IBS, and constipation.
Important neurotransmitters are produced in the brain and the gut. Serotonin, sometimes referred to as a “feel-good chemical,” is vital to both regulating digestive function and reducing anxiety. A disruption in the gut microbiome can disrupt the production of these important chemicals, thereby contributing to mental health distress.
By bolstering strong innate barriers and nurturing a flourishing microbiome, ION* Gut Support can aid gut-brain axis communication, neurotransmitter production, and overall well-being.
4) Yes, even your skin is affected by gut health
If it’s not obvious yet: gut health doesn’t end at your gut.
Issues like bloating and constipation seem like obvious indicators that something is awry in the gut. However, poor gut health is also closely connected to skin issues.
While very different symptoms, it’s mainly for the same reasons–an imbalanced microbiome that’s overrun with bad bacteria can cause inflammation, which can trigger skin breakouts and flare-ups. That’s why supporting your gut from within is so important, and why making ION* Gut Support part of your daily ritual can make a difference in your whole body, including your skin.
But supporting your skin doesn’t have to stop at strengthening your natural barriers on the inside. You can take care of your outside barriers with ION*, too.
ION* Skin Support is a gentle daily face mist that was created to work with keratinocytes (the primary cells that form your skin’s barrier). ION* Skin Support strengthens your body’s outer defenses via tight cell junction integrity to shield against toxins and lay the foundation for a strong terrain upon which your skin’s unique microbiome can diversify and thrive.
This simple spray has been shown to boost glutathione, a powerful antioxidant critical for neutralizing free radicals, boosting immune function, and detoxifying the body. ION* Skin Support can also help with skin discoloration, hyperpigmentation, sun spots, and other dark spots causing uneven skin tone by balancing ROS (reactive oxygen species).
Simply misting your skin twice a day with ION* Skin Support helps nurture a hydrated, naturally radiant, and smoother-looking complexion.
5) ION* Can Help You Have Your Healthiest Year Yet
Taking care of your health and wellness is absolutely a worthwhile goal. While it’s easy for some New Year’s resolutions to fizzle out or become untenable (because, let’s face it, life happens), you have an everyday, always-on support system for your overall wellness with ION* as part of your daily routine.
All-natural and and backed by science, ION* helps nurture the most important parts of your innate well-being and strengthens your body’s most crucial natural defenses so you can be–and stay–well, all year long.
Experience the difference ION* can make to your overall health.