With all the pressures and worries that life can bring, it can often be difficult to switch off and relax in order to get a good night’s sleep. A healthy gut could impact positively on sleep, so as the days start to get longer and lighter, why not try to tackle your sleep troubles head on by incorporating Bio-Kult, the multi-strain probiotic into your daily routine to help keep your gut happy.
How you feel during your waking hours hinges greatly on how well you sleep at night. According to a recent study, 51.3% of us struggle to even fall asleep, and suffer regularly from insomnia, which can lead to exhaustion and even weight gain. This inability to fall asleep could be the result of low melatonin levels, the important ‘relaxation’ hormone, which is produced naturally by the body to help you get a good night’s sleep. Melatonin levels are also greatly affected by our ‘happy’ hormone, serotonin which is the precursor needed to make melatonin. Serotonin is largely produced in the gut and enhanced greatly by a healthy gut flora for optimum production.
Bio-Kult, a unique multi-strain probiotic supplement has been shown to aid gut function and support a healthy gut flora, which could in turn help your body to produce additional melatonin, vital for a good night’s sleep. Nutritional Therapist Natalie Lamb says, “Our modern lifestyles can often mean our brains are unnaturally stimulated at times when we should be trying to wind down and relax.” Looking after your gut by taking a multi-strain probiotic such as Bio-Kult could help you to naturally achieve a good, restful night’s sleep, by helping to ensure your gut is working properly and producing all the hormones needed so that your body can function optimally.”
Stress can also impact on the quality of sleep and disturb the mixture of bacteria in our gut, reducing the number of good bacteria and allowing the bad bacteria to multiply. Probiotics have been shown to help restore the balance of good bacteria in the gut, helping to ward off the bad bacteria, enabling you to deal with stress more effectively. In addition, a healthy gut flora aids the production of extra B vitamins which are essential for energy production throughout the body. Taking a probiotic alongside a natural wholefood diet should help to rebalance healthy bacteria levels, boosting vitamin B production and enhancing energy levels.
So prepare yourself for a good night’s sleep by looking after your gut, with a daily dose of Bio-Kult, the multi-strain probiotic supplement.
Bio-Kult retails from £8.99 and is widely available in high street retailers, independent pharmacies, health food stores and online.
Probiotics are live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host (Joint FAO/WHO, 2002)The trillions of microflora that can be found in the human gastrointestinal tract play an essential role in supporting and maintaining strong immune and digestive systems, so having the optimum balance of these beneficial bacteria is important. A number of factors can compromise this balance, including antibiotic therapy, infection, stress, travel or a period of unhealthy nutrition or lifestyle. An effective solution is to supplement the microflora by taking a multi-strain probiotic to help restore the balance.