What influences the gut?

Everything from poor dietary choices to travelling can affect your intestinal wellbeing. Which of these is relevant to you?

Routine Changes

Schedule disruptions and new environments can negatively influence the gut's normal flora balance, often after being exposed to unfamiliar foods. One may also experience appetite loss, or the need for rushed eating, causing confusion in the gut and triggering a symptomatic response. 1,2


Travelling commonly leads to exposure to pathogenic bacteria or a case of travellers' diarrhoea. Pathogenic bacteria and parasites are commonly passed through food, water and surfaces, leading to an uncomfortable increase in stool production.3


A lousy diet is one of the main causes of recurring intestinal discomfort in both adults and children. Food lacking in vitamins, minerals and fibre may be negatively affecting your overall gut health.4


Excessive stress may result in a significant loss of appetite, in turn affecting normal digestion by slowing it down. Stress can also trigger more intense gastrointestinal issues, including diarrhoea, constipation, cramping and gas retention. 5,6

Antibiotics & Medication

Prescription medications, including antibiotics, usually slow the growth of good gut bacteria, which may result in intestinal discomfort and an imbalance that can be difficult to bounce back from without help.7

Stay Informed

Learn how different daily triggers could be contributing to intestinal disorders, and how a good probiotic could be the ally you didn't know you needed.