When it comes to the gut, it’s right up there with the heart and the brain in terms of how much influence and importance it holds in our lives. We talk about our ever-reliable ‘gut instinct’, or that indescribable (yet indisputable) ‘gut feeling’.
We speak of ‘trusting’ or ‘listening to’ our gut, as though it’s some sort of internal spiritual guide. We’ll say things like: ‘I just feel it in my gut,’ whilst nodding sagely and seriously; or we might jubilantly exclaim: ‘I just knew in my gut that it was right!’, upon a particularly happy turn of events.
"80% of the immune system resides in the gut..."
The gut holds a great deal of sway over our lives, and our life choices; and yet we often don’t treat it with the respect and care that it deserves. 80% of the immune system takes up residence in the gut, and the gut produces 75% of our serotonin (otherwise known as the ‘happy hormone’); but how often do you pause to consider your gut microbiome, or how many carminatives you’re ingesting? It’s great to keep making those protein shakes and tallying up those hours in the gym; but if you’re not caring for your gut, your healthy lifestyle isn’t yet as well-rounded or fully-fledged as you may think.
But there’s no need to despair just yet: because The Nue Co. is ready and waiting to boost your gut health. It boasts a scintillating range of supplements, ranging from rejuvenating prebiotics (which feed your gut bacteria) to thriving probiotics (which contain live bacteria), to anything and everything in between that could possibly aid and optimise gut health. (Plus, supplements don’t often get christened ‘suave’ or ‘sophisticated’: but that packaging speaks for itself. This is a health brand with style.)
The Nue Co. was founded by Jules Miller, who launched the brand after a long battle with IBS, bloating and general gut health issues. The brand’s philosophy is to make products that really work; they’re results driven, and aim to develop products that make a noticeable difference within the first 30-60 days of taking the supplements. All products are wholly vegan and cruelty-free, and they all prioritise three things: they’re proven (by which we mean they’re founded on real science); they’re clean (we’re talking a total absence of those nasty toxic preservatives); and they’re sustainable, with 95% of the packaging able to be infinitely recycled thanks to the brand’s circular recycling programme, which operates on a participatory ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ basis.
And there are a few supplements in particular that we can say — with some certainty — will leave you feeling healthier, happier and more alive than you’ve felt in a while: just in time for the summer of a lifetime. And if you like the look of any of these, we’re about to make your day: The Nue Co. are offering the Gentleman’s Journal audience 30% off site-wide, with the code GENTLEMAN. Your gut (and your bank balance) is in for a treat, gents.
The PREBIOTIC + PROBIOTIC is a backbone for your health
Have you ever suffered from IBS? You have our deepest sympathies. But we also have good news: The Nue Co.’s PREBIOTIC + PROBIOTIC supplement has been clinically proven to aid symptoms of IBS, like bloating and constipation.
And that’s not all, by any means. With 15 billion spores per dose (that’s a good thing, despite the mental image it may present), an anti-nausea capsule derived from tree bark and a prebiotic derived from organic Jerusalem artichoke root (also known as inulin, if we’re sticking to the strictly scientific route), it’s sure to enrich your gut in countless, health-giving ways.
There’s the time delay, for one thing. Most live bacteria die in the digestive process; which is a real shame, to say the least, considering how good they are for the gut. But not here. The bacteria in the PREBIOTIC + PROBIOTIC supplement lie dormant until they’re activated in the small intestine, which just so happens to be the best place to absorb nutrients. And then there are the sheer number of health benefits: while the improvement of IBS symptoms could be said to be this supplement’s ‘crowning glory’, it has plenty of other strings to its bow: including the improvement of sleep and skin, to name just two.
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If you feel as though you’ve swallowed a balloon, DEBLOAT FOOD + PREBIOTIC is the one for you
No one likes feeling as though they’ve swallowed a balloon. But sadly, it’s a bloated feeling that, for many, resides in our bodies all too often. The Nue Co. know this, and so they’ve whipped out the DEBLOAT FOOD + PREBIOTIC supplement: crafted from organic inulin, papain and organic Maqui Fruit, and full to the brim with organic cinnamon, turmeric, marigold and ginger, it’s the answer to any and all internal balloon-related problems.
Cinnamon, turmeric and ginger have been used in Eastern medicine for thousands of years, and are widely believed to be anti-inflammatory. Good news. Plus, they’re carminative; which means they help to break up gas in the gastrointestinal tract (ginger, in particular, is largely recognised as having an anti-nausea effect, which is attributed to its superior carminative effect). Good news part two.
The product comprises digestive enzymes (sourced from papain — which occurs in papaya — and Maqui Fruit), which break down the proteins in food into peptides and amino acids (more good news); and the prebiotic inulin is basically fertilizer for the gut. Any gentlemanly gardeners among you will know that this is exactly what the gut wants to hear.
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DIGEST START is the solution to all your digestive problems
Are you one of those for whom an upcoming trip to Italy spells out gloom and despair, due to the nightmarish process of digesting all that gluten? Well, you’re not the only one; The Nue Co. gets it, and the DIGEST START supplement is the answer to your many imploring digestion-related prayers.
It’s not just gluten that DIGEST START can help with; its abilities to aid digestion are many and varied. Taking the elegant form of a botanically-inspired tincture, its ingredients include apple cider vinegar (rich in probiotics), dandelion root, licorice root and clove, and can be described as the modern day equivalent of digestive bitters.
Effectively, it triggers the part of the brain that stimulates the production of digestive juices, in order to kickstart digestion. Just the thing to take right before a heavy meal (it’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas…), or if you struggle to digest that aforementioned wheaty adversary otherwise known as gluten.
For a daily defense against bloating, opt for DEBLOAT+
If you’re looking for a daily weapon against all the foes we’ve mentioned thus far, like bloating and IBS symptoms, as well as other difficulties (like heartburn, for example), DEBLOAT+ has got you covered.
It contains the aforementioned ginger, cinnamon and turmeric — about which we’ve already waxed lyrical, and for good reason — as well as licorice root, which is traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine for gastrointestinal issues, and is clinically proven to reduce bloating, gas, heartburn and nausea.
And then there’s the blend of a staggering seventeen digestive enzymes, which help to break down food and aid digestion (and good thing too, because there’s evidence to suggest that the majority of people afflicted with IBS and other digestive issues don’t have enough of these all-important enzymes). And our favourite ginger, cinnamon and turmeric earn their health points once again, with their ability to calm inflammation: just what we all need, as we head into what is bound to be a somewhat indulgent summer.