Gut health isn’t the most glamorous topic, but it definitely is an important one. The state of our gut not only impacts our skin but also our moods and mental health. Hippocrates even said, ‘all disease begins in the gut.’ After receiving a few DMK Enzyme Treatments at Vanessa Phillips Skin and Beauty, she mentioned to me that it might be worthwhile trialling the Regul8 herbal gut cleanse system to help keep my skin clear and increase my energy levels. As a disclaimer, I am not a health professional. It is always recommend you visit your own doctor before taking new supplements. Listen to your own body and remember our bodies are different, so what works for some people may not work for others.
Regul8 is a three step system that is designed to, ‘cleanse, soothe and repair’ the gut and ‘remove unwanted and unhealthy organisms, calming exisiting irritations and aiding in sustainable long-term digestive health.’ (Regul8 website). So, the system consists of:
Step 1: Cleanse – with Black Walnut, Chinese Wormwood, Gentian
Step 2: Restore – with Licorice, Slippery Elm, CoEnzyme Q10, Zinc
Step 3: Maintain – with micro encapsulated Probiotic cultures
Regul8’s founder Debbie Dickson said the system is based on the idea of a garden: if the garden becomes overgrown with weeds and bugs, it doesn’t matter what other flowers and vegetables are planted. They won’t grow when weeds are stripping the plant’s nutrients. The same can be said about our gut. If our gut is overgrown with bad bacteria then we won’t be able to properly absorb nutrients.
I noticed a difference from taking Regul8 after just a few days, but the most changes occurred around the two week mark. After a few weeks my gut was functioning well which resulted in increased energy levels, less bloating, better digestion and my skin was looking really clear! Before starting the system I began experiencing a few breakouts which I do believe were a result of my gut not functioning properly. It is recommended you take the tablets twice daily, and while I did so at first I did end up only taking them once a day after a few weeks – mostly because I would forget to take them!
If you are wanting to improve your gut health then perhaps look into the Regul8 system. But remember, consult your GP first!