When it comes to your health, you have to trust your gut — literally.
Recent data proves that there is a correlation between digestive issues and autoimmune disorders. There’s even a link between leaky gut and thyroid dysfunction. Poor gut health may contribute to impaired thyroid function.
The good news is that probiotics can help balance your gut and restore thyroid health.
Keep reading to learn more about the power of MegaSporeBiotic.
What is Autoimmunity?
Before we delve into the ways probiotics can help heal thyroid issues, it’s important to define autoimmunity.
Autoimmune disease occurs when your body mistakenly attacks your body. Normally, when you have a bacterial or viral infection, your immune system produces antibodies that help fight harmful microorganisms.
However, with autoimmune disease, your body creates autoantibodies that attack healthy cells instead.
Although doctors aren’t sure what causes autoimmune diseases, genetics and environmental exposure are contributing factors. It’s also believed that gut imbalance plays a role in autoimmunity.
Your Gut and Autoimmunity
There is growing research that connects autoimmune diseases to the gut microbiome. Why? Around 70 percent of your immune system is within your gut lining. So, any imbalances in your gut could manifest in the form of autoimmune disease.
According to a January 2017 review in BMC Immunology, pro-inflammatory microbes in your gut could lead to diseases beyond your digestive tract. An inflamed gut could lead to issues involving your heart, liver, nervous system, and thyroid.
Research also suggests that some gut microbes cause immune overactivity. It’s believed that certain gut microbes produce compounds that resemble harmless molecules. Over time, the body mounts a strong autoimmune response, which causes inflammation and tissue damage.
Leaky Gut and Your Immune Health
A leaky gut refers to the inflammation and weakening of your gut’s barrier. When this happens, food toxins like gluten or additives make their way into your bloodstream.
Bad bacteria can also bypass your gut’s barrier and circulate throughout your body.
Signs of leaky gut include:
- Heartburn and acid reflux
- Brain fog
What causes a leaky gut? An imbalance of bacteria in your gut’s microbiota — or dysbiosis. Our lifestyle and diet are often responsible for dysbiosis.
Having a thyroid disorder can also contribute to gut imbalance — we’ll get into the reason why a little later.
Imbalances in your gut are typically caused by:
- Excess of sugar, dairy, and alcohol
- Food intolerances
- Accidental consumption of pesticides — i.e., unwashed produce
- Antibiotics or medications
- High levels of stress and anxiety
- Poor dental health
Because a leaky gut causes toxins to enter your bloodstream, it results in inflammation as your body attempts to attack these foreign invaders.
Research also suggests that bacteria from your gut can travel to organs and joints and affect them directly. A 2017 study found that people with rheumatoid arthritis had bacteria strains in their joints.
Thyroid and Gut Connection
So far, the research shows a strong connection between your gut and thyroid function.
First, there seems to be a coexistence of thyroid and gut-related diseases. For example, research has shown that people with celiac disease were four times more likely to have an autoimmune thyroid condition.
One study found that out of 184 patients with celiac disease, 21 percent of them also had a thyroid disorder.
Another study revealed that 54 percent of people with hypothyroidism also suffered from SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth). Some believe that this is because low thyroid hormones cause gut imbalances.
A leaky gut can also impact the absorption of minerals important to the thyroid— these include minerals like iodine, selenium, zinc, and iron.
There is a clear link between thyroid dysfunction and a deficiency in these minerals. For instance, iodine deficiency can lead to goiter, thyroid nodules, and thyroid cancer.
An imbalanced microbiome not only inhibits the absorption of vital minerals, but it overproduces toxins that could damage your thyroid. In fact, these toxins can activate proteins that slow thyroid function.
When it comes to the connection between your gut and thyroid, there seems to be a negative feedback loop. A poorly functioning thyroid causes inflammation in the gut, which causes more immune dysfunction.
The end to this vicious cycle is gut balance.
Probiotics and Healing Thyroid Issues
Optimal digestion has been found to help control antibodies associated with thyroid conditions like Hashimoto’s and Graves.
Probiotics have been shown to have a positive effect on thyroid health. They also help increase the absorption of essential minerals like iodine, zinc, copper, and iron.
Healthy gut bacteria also play a role in converting T4 into T3, one of the key elements for thyroid function.
There are many probiotic supplements on the market, but not many reduce inflammation in your gut.
Some probiotics don’t survive in the stomach’s harsh environment long enough to have an effect.
However, MegaSporeBiotic contains strains that are tough enough to survive the stomach’s acid.
Why Choose MegaSporeBiotic
What makes MegaSporeBiotic unique is that our probiotic blend is that they are soil-based. And soiled-based bacteria strains are well-researched. Other probiotics on the market have little to no research to support their effectiveness.
Here’s more about the probiotic complex found in MegaSporeBiotic:
- Bacillus indicus — survives through the digestive tract and provides optimum bioaccessibility.
- Bacillus subtilis — helps regulate inflammation, reduce bowel irregularity, and improve immune function. Also has better outcomes in Salmonella gastroenteritis.
- Bacillus coagulans — reduce symptoms of IBS, enhance immune function, and modify the gut microbiome.
- Bacillus licheniformis — reduces gut inflammation and prevents the growth of harmful bacteria.
- Bacillus clausii — helps mitigate the negative effects of allergies and reduces bacterial overgrowth.
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- Right here on our blog, where we talk about what’s worked best for us and our clients, as well as the latest research and resources we come across.
- The incredible Your Best Thyroid Life Video Bundle, in which we personally invited 27 of the world’s top health experts to share their best tips for living with and healing thyroid disease.
Remember, healing isn’t all-or-nothing. Small, daily changes will lead to big results and better health!