Founder and naturopath Pernille Jensen has been researching the gut microbiome and the relationship between gut function and the rest of the body for the past 12 years. As well as continuously educating herself on the latest research, she has been educating every patient who has walked through her door on the importance of gut health and how it relates to being healthy and having a strong immune system and beautiful, glowing skin.
Pernille truly believes that Everything Begins in the Gut; if you look after your gut, other aspects of your life and health will improve too. She believes that skin problems originate in the gut and the only way to improve skin issues is to get to the root cause. We know that 70% of the immune system resides in the gut and that hormones such as serotonin (the happy hormone) is made in the gut, these are just examples of why most naturopaths look to the gut when treating a myriad of problems.
Pernille found that she wasn’t able to find the high standard ingredients in the correct dosages that had shown to give result in clinic and in the medical research.
The products offered by The Gut Cø are a culmination of years of experience and knowledge as well as a whole year spent formulating and sourcing high potency, sustainable ingredients that dissolve easily and taste great.
Each product is bio-available (easily absorbable), highly effective, and is formulated without GMO ingredients, soy, gluten, synthetic flavours or colours. Our products are FODMAP friendly meaning they are easy to digest even for those with sensitive guts. SEE list of ingredients their function and the research behind them.
Just like the quality of our gut impacts the health of our bodies, the quality of our air and soil impacts the quality of our produce. We are interconnected with the environment around us and its insects, animals, soil and air. If we wish to improve our health we cannot merely focus on us as individuals. The reach is much farther and more complex.
The Gut Cø is dedicated to better practices when it comes to sustainability in regards to our products and our packaging, which is why we have chosen not to use plastic tubs, but offer you a beautiful canister that you can refill your product into at home. Our pouches have a low footprint, and we are actively looking into the use of compostable pouches that will disintegrate in your compost or bin.
“We believe that our health depends on the health of our environment.”
Our gut microbiome is an evolved and complex ecosystem where microbes exist in a golden ratio; if this ratio is out of balance, the entire system is compromised, causing negative effects on the overall health of the person.
A modern lifestyle often comes with detrimental effects on your gut bacteria and microbiome. Everyday exposure to things like alcohol, gluten, stress, and exposure to toxins and medication, particularly antibiotics, can lead to immune, skin, and mood issues.
Maintaining a well functioning gut by feeding the good bacteria and looking after the lining of the gut will go a long way towards counterbalancing the impacts of modern life and in turn look after your health.