More and more research is indicating that great digestive health is a cornerstone of great overall health. Your gut is alive with trillions of “good” bacteria that are essential to everything from digestion, mental health to hormonal balance. Poor gut health can lead to fatigue, poor mood, GI discomfort and even bowel cancer. A well-balanced diet and good lifestyle choices are the foundation of good digestive health, however several supplements can improve gut flora, reduce gut transit time and help alleviate the symptoms of poor digestion, leaky gut, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, inflammatory bowel disease and some forms of diarrhea. Probiotics are the good bacteria and yeasts essential to good digestive health, helping to counteract bad bacteria. They are of particularly importance after any course of antibiotics, where in order to kill the bad bacteria causing infection, the antibiotics have also reduced good bacteria. Prebiotics feed these good bacteria and help them grow. Consumption of prebiotics from food and supplements is essential to good gut health. Other supplements such as digestive enzymes (which reduce the load put on the gut) and fibre (that assists food moving through the bowels) also play a major role in improving gut and overall health.