Step 7: Daily Health Supplements

In all my years working as a pharmacist, and now as the Renegade Pharmacist, I have seen so many people with health issues that can easily be avoided with the right tools.

I have come to understand that the 2 main causes of disease are poor gut health and inflammation throughout the body. So if you can keep these two areas of your life under control, you are on the right track to living a happy and healthy life.

With all my research, I have come to realize that the best way to maintain good gut health and keep inflammation levels in the body low is by having a good diet of course, and by using natural health supplements.

So here are my Top 2 Health Supplements for Gut Health and Inflammation

1) Bovine Colostrum

Bovine colostrum is my number one choice out of the best supplements for leaky gut syndrome and gut health in general that I recommend to all my clients. Bovine colostrum is the first milk that is produced by cows when a calf is born. The calf must get the right amount of colostrum or else they will suffer later as an adult. It is different from normal milk in the fact it is super rich in nutrients, growth factors and immune factors.

Calfs are born with gut linings that are not fully developed, and scientists discovered that the colostrum does two important things:

  1. It develops the gut lining so that the calf can eat food a cow would eat.
  2. Passes on immunity from the mother to the calf in the form of immune factors.

Amazingly sports scientists discovered that leaky gut in humans could be healed using bovine colostrum. They managed to solve a big issue that Olympic athletes are very prone to getting leaky gut due to their stressful training regimes.

Colostrum is also a powerful prebiotic, promoting the growth of healthy gut bacteria and new scientific research shows us that healthy gut flora is essential to prevent leaky gut.

Bovine colostrum is now available as a supplement in a powder form and for 30+ years it has been used as health supplement to help many issues beyond just healing leaky gut.

However before alarm bells go off in your mind, wondering what about the poor calfs? The farmer has absolutely no interest in harming the calf as the calf is worth way more to a farmer than the colostrum. The cow actually produces 4x the amount of colostrum a calf needs. The excess is then distributed around dairy farms to help calfs who are not getting enough colostrum, then the excess of that is used for human consumption.

So you can be assured no calf is harmed in the process!

There are few things you need to look out for before you purchase colostrum. To learn more about bovine colostrum and discover the best source of colostrum supplements for healing leaky gut syndrome then go here now.

2) Probiotics

probiotic supplementProbiotics are extremely effective supplements for leaky gut but you have to be sure to get the right one!

The microbiome is one of the most exciting discoveries of 21st century biomedicine. The human gut contains on average: 40,000 bacterial species, 9 million unique bacterial genes and 100 trillion microbial cells! There are actually more microbial cells in the human body that human cells and that fact actually makes us more microbe than human!

Most bacterial cells in our bodies live in harmony with our own body cells. They are responsible for a large part of your gut’s immunity and digestion. During periods of high stress, many changes can occur in your gut; due to the things you consume or your state of mind, the levels of beneficial friendly bacteria start to drop.

Scientific research now shows that the development and function of the intestinal barrier are dependent on microbiota. They affect the mucus layer that must form properly to prevent leaky gut. Less good bacteria leads to less mucus production, that leads to increased permeability of the gut lining causing leaky gut syndrome!

Fortunately, you can easily adjust the balance of your gut bacteria through diet and probiotics supplements.

Probiotics are found in kefir, yogurt and other fermented foods, and there are many brands claiming to have high levels of these beneficial bacteria. Because I travel a lot, I don’t always have access to kefir or yogurt, so I always make sure to get a daily dose of probiotics by taking a supplement.

I highly recommend that you do not buy cheap probiotic products; choose clinically proven brands with good reviews by users.

The supplement I prefer is called VSL3. It is one of the few probiotics that has scientific studies that back up its ability to populate the gut in the intestinal areas that affect leaky gut.

VSL3 contains 450 billion bacteria per sachet! Which is a monster dose compared the measily 20 billion you find in most high street supplements. You need that mega dose in order for the bacteria to populate the intestines, otherwise they get destroyed by the stomach acids. Also cheap high street brands have very sketchy levels of real live bacteria due the fact transportation and storage affects the survival rates of bacterial strains. VSL3 must be stored in a fridge which ensures that the bacteria is kept alive!

Usually, VSL#3 takes about a 1 week to establish in the digestive system. VSL research study shows that maximum bacterial colonization of the digestive tract occurs in 20 days. This high level of colonization will maintain if you continue take VSL consistently on a daily basis.

Soon you will be able to purchase VSL3 from our Renegade Pharmacy