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How Ancient Ayurvedic Triphala Helps Improve Gut Health

Woman holding her stomach as reflection of poor gut health

The importance of gut health has become an increasingly visited topic as researchers understand its role in our overall health. Having good gut health (gastrointestinal system) is important in order to regulate blood sugar levels, heart health, inflammation, balancing body heat and even skin vibrancy. Your gut, when healthy, can ward off infectious bacteria and viruses. 

As Ayurveda puts it: When the digestive system is healthy, the body and mind experience balance. This is because the stomach, being the main point of entry for food and drinks or any other things a person consumes like supplements or medication, needs to break down everything fully before sending the digested matter to the GI tract for absorption and elimination. 

There are several signs of an unhealthy gut. First, is stomach discomfort, which includes bloating, constipation, gas, and abdominal pain. Another sign is fatigue and sleep disturbances. Food cravings are also a sign, in particular, sugar. Eating or drinking too much sugar can lead to poor gut bacteria (microbiome).  Research has also shown a link between skin symptoms and unhealthy gut balance, including acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Other signs include anxiety, depression, and even migraines.  

In seeking out natural ways to maintain proper gut health comes the ancient Ayurvedic formula, Triphala. Triphala, is a combination of haritaki, bibhitaki, and amalaki, which is known for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial effects. Triphala is known to relieve constipation by improving bowel movements. It offers a perfect solution to supporting the body during digestion and elimination, naturally cleansing toxic build up. Cleansing the body regularly helps to get rid of the waste and harmful bacteria that damages your gut. It also allows better absorption of nutrients essential to support our overall health. 

Triphala is also known to boost the good bacteria that makes up the gut microbiome. The gut microbiome is made up of billions of bacteria, fungi, and viruses, of which some are harmful while others are necessary for your immune system, heart, and digestive health. Triphala is a natural prebiotic, which supports the right composition of friendly bacteria in your gut.  

Triphala contains many antioxidant molecules, which help to cleanse the body naturally.  They protect the lining of the intestines, and support the cells that let the good nutrients your body needs into your bloodstream and keep out the toxins like dangerous bacteria. 

With proper gut health, your body will be stronger, your immune system healthier, and you will feel and look your best.