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Boost Your Gut Health with Gut Feeling

Have you considered the health of your gut today? While gut health is finally seeing more time in the spotlight, as naturopathic practitioners, we’ve always understood just how much influence your gut has over your well-being, and what can stem from its imbalance.

When it comes to preserving your gut health, lifestyle changes such as exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, and reducing your stress levels can go a long way. However, sometimes your gut needs an extra boost, and Integrative Peptide’s Gut Feeling supplement is packed full of gut-supporting ingredients.

Key Takeaways:

  • Naturopathic medicine focuses on identifying the root cause of symptoms, making the gut a common area of focus because of everything it influences.
  • The gut plays a role in digestion, nutrient absorption, immune health, and mood.
  • Gut Feeling contains peptides, prebiotics, and probiotics that repair gastrointestinal damage and restore balance to the gut microbiome.

The Importance of Gut Health in Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine exists on the principle that instead of treating a symptom, it is crucial to find the root cause of a problem. With the gut being central to many processes in your body, gut health is a fundamental aspect of naturopathic medicine. In fact, dysfunction in the body can often be traced to the gut, and if you heal the gut by correcting imbalances, that may be all that’s needed to relieve your symptoms.

The primary role of the gut is to digest food and absorb its nutrients. When your gut is healthy (a.k.a. balanced and working properly), your digestion and absorption processes will be more efficient, which means that your body can intake more vitamins, minerals, and macronutrients, all of which are crucial for your health. If your gut is imbalanced, you may suffer from deficiencies despite eating vitamin and nutrient-rich food, solely because your body cannot absorb as much as it should.

Your gut is also a crucial part of your immune system. Specifically, your gut microbiome (the microorganisms that reside in your gut) helps defend against harmful pathogens, regulate immune responses, and reduce the risk of infections. By controlling your immune responses, the gut microbiome also prevents autoimmune diseases, which occur when the body mistakes its own cells as being foreign and attacks itself.

Your gut health also plays into your mood. The gut is sometimes referred to as the second brain, and that’s because of the gut-brain axis, the link that has been seen between a healthy gut microbiome and reduced stress, improved mental health, and lower risk of depression and anxiety.

With all these roles of the gut, it’s clear that its health and balance are crucial for all areas of your well-being. Unfortunately, the gut can sometimes take a hit.

Causes of Poor Gut Health

The gut microbiome is a diverse array of bacteria and other microorganisms, and it is reliant upon balance. “Good” and “Bad” microorganisms can reside in your gut, but the key to health is ensuring that the bad don’t outweigh the good—imbalance and dysfunction occur when they do.

Some signs of poor gut health include:

  • Sleep disturbances
  • Fatigue
  • Gas and bloating
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Heartburn
  • Frequent illnesses
  • High stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depressive symptoms

As for what can cause the gut to become imbalanced, the following are some of the most common culprits:

  • Too little sleep
  • Stress
  • Eating too many ultra-processed foods
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Taking antibiotics
  • Drinking alcohol or smoking

While reversing these causes is one of the best ways to prevent more damage to your gut, you can also give your gut a boost by directly supporting its components, such as through a gut-supporting supplement like Gut Feeling by Integrative Peptides.

The Ingredients of Gut Feeling

Gut Feeling is a drink blend that supports your gut to improve its health. In the realm of naturopathic medicine, improving gut health can help to correct dysfunction and be the catalyst for remedying other symptoms and side effects.

Let’s take a close look at some of the ingredients of Gut Feeling and how they support your gut.


BPC-157, short for Body Protection Compound 157, is a synthetic peptide derived from a piece of the body’s own BPC protein. It is most well-known for its healing properties and ability to repair damaged tissues in the body, such as muscle, ligaments, tendons, and the gastrointestinal tract.

BPC-157 offers many benefits for your gut: it alleviates pain and inflammation, accelerates cellular regeneration and healing in the intestinal lining, enhances the gut’s microbiome, and boosts the immune system.


KPV is another peptide, and this one is found in alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH). It helps with inflammation, improving gut health, and healing wounds and injuries. It has also been shown to help with inflammatory bowel disease (IDB) and colitis.

KPV specifically interacts with the inflammatory pathways of cells by entering the cell and interfering with its inflammatory signaling molecules. This decline in inflammation then helps to ease any gut conditions stemming from inflammation, such as IBD.


Immunolin is an immunoglobulin that binds toxic antigens that would otherwise linger in the digestive tract and potentially cross the gut barrier. When these antigens are exposed to the immune system, they cause inflammation, which can then increase discomfort and further throw off your gut balance—immunolin keeps this from happening.


Inulin is a type of dietary fiber found in many plants, but it is also a prebiotic, which means that it feeds the good bacteria in your gut. When inulin reaches your gut bacteria, it is broken into short-chain fatty acids, which nourish the cells in the colon.

Studies have shown that inulin can help stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria, and the more helpful bacteria there are in your digestive system, the better your digestion, immunity, and overall health.

Give Your Gut a Boost

The gut is undeniably important when it comes to your overall well-being. Not only is it responsible for digesting food and absorbing crucial vitamins and minerals, but your gut is also linked to your immune system and mood, two factors that are vital for your health and well-being.

Naturopathic medicine emphasizes the importance of lifestyle changes to correct dysfunction, and with your gut, this may include exercising regularly, getting enough sleep each night, and lowering your stress levels.

To give your gut an extra boost, there’s Gut Feeling, a gut-supporting supplement containing peptides, prebiotics, and probiotics to avoid further damage to your gut and rebuild and nourish its microbiome. Give Gut Feeling a try for yourself; we’ve got a “gut” feeling that you’re going to like it.


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