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Digestive Health 2015 [Deep Dive]

 

The Gut: Ground Zero For Good Health

With as many as 70 million people in the United States alone experiencing some form of intestinal distress, there is little doubt of the growing need for products addressing support of the digestive system. Researchers are now beginning to see that microbiota in the gut play an important role beyond just nutrient absorption, with new, emerging connections to immune health, athletic performance, daily energy and even brain function. But as they strive to uncover the complex inner workings of the human digestive tract, they now understand that the gut is, in a sense, "ground zero" in supporting overall health and preventing disease.