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Is your bad mood because of poor gut health?

Updated: Jan 16

Hey, what's with your gut?

No, I'm not talking about what it looks like. Well, not exactly.

I'm talking about gut health which, when it's not doing so hot, can mean occasional bloating or other symptoms we just don't care for. Getting a balance of good bacteria is essential and not enough of us are getting the support we need. But our gut health impacts other areas of our health, too.

Our digestive systems are hugely overlooked, which is sad because at least 70 percent of your entire immune system is located in your digestive tract. Say what? In addition to the impact our gut has on our immune system, we have a network of neurons lining our guts that is so extensive some scientists have nicknamed it our "second brain." On top of it all, 95 percent of the body's serotonin – which can affect mood and social behavior, appetite and digestion, sleep, memory, and sexual desire and function – is found in the bowels. If you're finding yourself to be regularly cranky, but haven't figured out why, your bad mood could start with your poor gut health.

Immune health, your “second brain,” plus your mood and more? I'd say all of that means it is time to address the needs of our guts. This is not a relationship you want to ignore (like that friend you keep forgetting to call).

The purpose of the bacteria in our gut is to aid in the digestive process by breaking down our foods into dissolvable nutrients that are easier to digest. Bacteria break our food down into micro-nutrients which, when released, give us all the building blocks needed to build a fine-tuned immune system.

With all the toxins we're exposed to every day, the industrially processed foods we eat, and life stress, our bodies can end up damaging or depleting good bacteria. Taking antibiotics depletes the good bacteria as well, while also allowing bad bacteria to grow. With a decrease in our digestive function, our ability to utilize nutrients and rid ourselves of yucky stuff is affected, triggering things such as chronic inflammation in the body which is the cause of many chronic conditions and diseases.

So how are you going to support the health of your gut? Grab yourself a great probiotic. But before you head to the supplement aisle at your local store, know that at least 65% of tested bottles were found to be ineffective compared to what they advertised on their labels...and when it came to the rest, some only met the standards for one of their claims.

So what do I personally use and trust? Life 9 by Young Living is a proprietary, high-potency probiotic that combines 17 billion live cultures from 9 beneficial bacteria strains that promote healthy digestive function, gut health, and help maintain normal intestinal function for overall support of a healthy immune system and so much more.

Life 9 works by repopulating our guts with good bacteria, allowing it to perform in a balanced and healthy way...and a wide variety of bacterial species helps support different areas of the colon and intestines, too.

With Young Living's standards of quality paired with their extensive in-house and third-party testing, I can fully trust the product I'm using. Plus, this month I'm getting two bottles of Life 9 for free using the Loyalty Rewards points I've earned just from buying my everyday products like hand soap, toothpaste, and shampoo. I mean, it's an easy choice I can feel confident with all the way around!

Now that you've got your probiotic all settled, call that friend and tell them your gut told you she needed to get some girl time in or you're wanting to rekindle that bromance. ;)

At a Glance: Health Benefits of Life 9

Taking a daily probiotic supports:

  • A strong immune system.

  • An uplifted mood and behavior.

  • Healthy weight management.

  • Increased energy from the production of vitamin B12.

  • Glowing, clear skin.

  • Sleep.

  • Memory and mental clarity.

  • Sexual desire and function.

  • Absorption of nutrients.

  • Whole-body wellness.

  • Regulated appetite and digestion.


Let's be real - taking care of your wellness can feel like a solo mission. But, don't worry - we're here to be your wellness warriors, cheering you on every step of the way! We're not just here to give you answers, we're here to build lasting friendships and watch you blossom into the best version of yourself.

We're all about paying it forward and that's why we're sharing our wellness secrets with you. Now, it's your turn to feel more confident as you make the best choices for you and your family.

Start by snagging your free digital guide, "Simple, Natural Ways to Boost Your Mood" below or click the link here to learn more about why we're so passionate about helping YOU to become an even more educated consumer. Let's do this wellness thing together!


Usage Tips & Safety:

  • Take 1 capsule alone before bed.

  • Store in the fridge; you run the risk of bacteria dying over time when probiotics aren't kept cold.

  • Pregnant or nursing women should consult their physician before starting a probiotic.

  • Life 9 is specially designed with special delayed-release capsules, a dual-sorbent desiccant, and a special bottle and cap that ensures your Life 9 stays fresh and effective.

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