3 Reasons To Take Digestion Shots Daily
Do you often feel bloated and uncomfortable after eating? Do you have trouble digesting certain foods? If so, drinking digestion shots regularly may help. Here, we will discuss three potential benefits of taking digestion shots daily.
What are digestion shots?
Digestion shots are a concentrated probiotic drink designed to improve your digestive health. Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that some research suggests may work to support a healthy gut, which can, in turn, potentially aid in better digestion, weight management and even skincare, according to some sources (NCBI). There are many different types of probiotics, but the most common ones used in digestion shots are Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium.
How are digestion shots made?
Digestion shots are usually made with water, juice or another liquid base. The probiotic is then added to the liquid and mixed well. Some people like to add other ingredients such as ginger, turmeric or raw pressed juice to their digestion shots for extra flavor and health benefits.
Potential benefits of digestion shots.
Here are just a few potential benefits of drinking digestion shots regularly:
1. To Help You Absorb Nutrients From Food
There is some research that shows that probiotics can help your body absorb more nutrients from the food you eat. According to this research, this is because they help break down food in your gut and make it easier for your body to absorb the nutrients (NCBI).
2. To Improve Gut Health
Some research has also shown that probiotic supplementation can help reduce inflammation in the gut, a significant cause of many health conditions such as a high blood sugar level, heart disease, blood disorders, chronic constipation, and diabetes (NCBI).
There is also research to support that probiotics can also help increase the production of short-chain fatty acids, which have been shown by some studies to have several health benefits, including weight management and improved gut health. (Harvard Health Publishing).
3. To Help with Other Aspects of Overall Health
It is also believed that probiotics can also help with other aspects of overall health, including improving mood and skin. Some studies have shown that probiotics may also help treat acne and eczema. (Cleveland Clinic).
How can I make a digestion shot?
Want to make your digestion shots at home? All you need is a liquid base, a probiotic supplement and some other ingredients of your choice.
Here's a basic recipe to get you started:
• ½ cup of water
• ¼ cup raw pressed juice like pineapple, orange, apple, or even healthier options like juice from a beet or carrot. (Note: you will most likely need a juicer for this).
• ½ teaspoon probiotic supplement
• ½ teaspoon ground ginger
Mix all ingredients and drink. You can also add other ingredients like turmeric or raw honey for extra flavor and health benefits. Digestion shots are best consumed on an empty stomach, so try to drink them first thing in the morning or before bed.
The Best Probiotics
There are many different types of probiotic supplements available on the market, so it's important to choose one that is high quality and has various strains of bacteria. Look for Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium.
What’s most important is to make sure that the probiotic you choose has a variety of different bacteria strains and is high quality.
Wellness Shots and Digestive Shots
Did you know that according to scientific research, a healthy gut contributes to a healthier immune system?
Two shot options you may want to consider are wellness shots and digestive shots.
Wellness Shots are:
• Packed with vitamins and minerals
• Made with ingredients like ginger, turmeric and raw honey
Digestive Shots are:
• Made with probiotic bacteria
• Best consumed on an empty stomach
Incorporating both shots may help you feel better, but you'll also be doing your body a major favor. Cheers to that!
Why should we be concerned about our gut health?
Everything we eat is ultimately broken down and may be transported throughout the body as nutrients. This is only feasible if your stomach is in good working order. Gastrointestinal health is at its best when there are adequate amounts of beneficial bacteria and immune cells—these ward off infection and help digest high-fiber foods. According to some studies:
• 75% of our immune system is located in the gut (UCLA Health).
• The gastrointestinal tract contains more than 500 species of bacteria, both good and bad (NCBI).
• According to the WHO/FAO, the definition of probiotics is "live microorganisms that, when consumed in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host."
• Antibiotics kill not only harmful bacteria but also the beneficial bacteria that our gut needs for optimal health. This can cause side effects like diarrhea, yeast overgrowth (candida), and irritable bowel syndrome (NCBI).
One way to potential increase beneficial bacteria is by drinking digestion shots regularly. Not only are they delicious and refreshing, but they also pack a powerful probiotic punch!
Along with taking probiotic supplements or consuming probiotic drinks, make sure you drink plenty of water and make healthy food choices, which can heavily affect your gut biome.
Do you drink digestion shots? What are your favorite ingredients to add? Let us know in the comments below.
Note: Before consuming any digestion shot, please contact a health professional, especially if you have a pre-existing medical condition.
And don't forget to check out our other blog posts for more tips on how to improve your health.