The gut-brain connection

the gut-brain connection

Ever felt butterflies in you tummy? That's the gut-brain connection at work.

It turns out the gut-brain connection is a relatively new scientific discovery highlighting the intrinsic nature in which our gut and brain are connected by millions of nerves and neurotransmitters.

Scientistic's have learnt that the gut-brain connection is greatly influenced by the daily decisions we make in our diet. Give your body drinks for healthy digestion and your brain will thank you for it! 

The gut and brain are linked by the central nervous system. The vagus nerve is one of the most important nerves connecting the gut and the brain, it sends signals in both directions, just like when you are messaging on WhatsApp, or getting your weekly Deliveroo - clever stuff hey! 

One study in humans found that people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or an inflammatory bowl disease such as Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis had reduced vagal tone, indicating a reduced function of the vagus nerve. In short this means these people have unhappy guts that are not communicating as much with the brain as someone with a healthy gut.

Our founder Charlie has Ulcerative Colitis, hence why he set up a lip smacking gut health soft drinks brand so he could share his gut health diet findings with everyone!

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[source - Healthline]