What does your microbiome have to do with your mental health?

Have you ever thought about your brain and gut connection? How are they connected and why does a healthy good mean good mental health?

The gut-brain connection is absolutely something to be taken seriously, it links anxiety to stomach problems. Have you ever had butterflies in your stomach or had a gut wrenching feeling? Or had a gut instinct about something. That is your gut telling you something. 

We use these expressions for a reason. The gastrointestinal tract is incredibly sensitive to emotion. Emotions like anger, anxiety, sadness, happiness, all of these feelings (and many more) can trigger symptoms in the gut. Interesting right?

Another interesting fact is that the brain has a direct effect on the stomach and intestines. As an example, even the thought of eating can release the stomach’s juices before food gets there. 

And this connection goes both ways. If you are having trouble with your intestine it can send signals to the brain, just as a troubled brain can send signals to the gut.

In conclusion a person’s stomach or intestinal distress can be the cause or the product of anxiety, stress, or depression. That’s because the brain and the gastrointestinal (GI) system are intimately connected as we have shown you

At Get A Drip we recognise the power of the gut, and have launched gut health testing in our diagnostics section in order to support our clients on their journey to optimisation off health. For more information check out our website HERE.

What happens in the menopause?

Why NADH helps with brain fog.

Menopause happens when a woman havent menstruated in 12 consecutive months and can no longer become pregnant naturally. It usually begins between the ages of 45 and 55, but it can develop at early as late 30’s in some cases, although this is rare.

It can cause uncomfortable symptoms and at this point in a woman’s life it begins to feel like a big change. The symptoms range from mild to debilitating. The milder range includes hot flashes and sometimes weight gain. For most women, medical treatment isn’t needed for menopause however for some HRT is a recommended medication to aid the process.

Most women first begin developing menopause symptoms about four years before their last period. Symptoms often continue until about four years after a woman’s last period.

A small number of women experience menopause symptoms for up to a decade before menopause actually occurs, and 1 in 10 women experience menopausal symptoms for 12 years following their last period.

The median age for menopause is 51, though it may occur on average up to two years earlier for Black and Latina women. More studies are needed to understand the onset of menopause for women of color.

Symptons of the menopause:

Some women have come to get a drip during menopause when struggling with brain fog for our NADH drip. 

Some medical experts maintain that supplementing a healthy and balanced lifestyle with NADH can enhance your mitochondrial function and production, resulting in you feeling more energetic and less fatigued. In fact, NADH is commonly used by sportsmen and women to help improve their athletic performance.

For more information and to book our NADH drip click HERE.