How can products like seaweed help your mental health?
Mental health is an issue that is often overlooked when thinking about our health. While we cannot physically see an issue, this does not mean that our mind is healthy. There are many external factors that can impact mental health, but what about internal factors? Did you know that if your gut health is out of whack, it can send troubled signals to your brain, and vice versa? This doesn’t mean that feeling nauseous from anxiety is ‘all in your head’, but rather, you’re feeling anxious because of an unhealthy gut.
The brain has a direct effect on the stomach and intestines. For example, the very thought of eating can release the stomach's juices before food gets there, resulting in indigestion, inflammation and reflux. Because of this intimate connection, the distress in the stomach can directly cause distress in your mind.
Studies show that an overgrowth of bad bacteria can cause poor mental and physical health. When good prebiotic bacteria can be nourished by good probiotic bacteria, it helps balance out bad bacteria and in turn, helps line the stomach, reducing irritable bowel symptoms.
Our gut bacteria can also regulate our sleep patterns. Sleep deprivation is one of the leading causes of mental health issues, so once again linking back to a healthy gut.
Our seaweed supplements contain a plethora of prebiotics (which nourish probiotics), antioxidants as well as supporting digestion, regulating hormones and immunity properties. Adding these to your diet is the first step in supporting your gut and clearing your head.