Unlock the Secrets to Better Health and Wellness with The Gut Co's Founder
Pernille Jensen, leading naturopathic expert and the founder of The Gut Co. has a deep understanding of the important role that the gut plays in our overall health. She firmly believes that addressing the root cause of common health issues, from skin problems to fatigue, begins with healing the gut.
The Gut Co offers a range of products designed to support digestion, boost immune function, and promote overall well-being, Using only high-quality, clinically-proven ingredients that are FODMAP-approved and free from artificial fillers, binders, and preservatives.
In this Q&A, be inspired as Pernille shares her knowledge and expertise on the power of gut health and the incredible benefits it can offer.
What motivated the creation of The Gut Co?
I noticed a lack of high-quality gut supplements on the market, which led to my frustration. To address this, I began creating my own customized formulations for my clients, which proved effective. This motivated me to manufacture two of my most successful blends, FEED and REPAIR, and make them available to a wider audience through The Gut Co. Ultimately, my inspiration for creating The Gut Co was to provide individuals with access to effective and high-quality gut supplements that were previously hard to find on the market.
What do you think sets your gut products apart from other gut health supplements on the market?
Our unwavering commitment to scientific research. We meticulously select each ingredient based on its proven benefits for gut health, and we only use clinically tested dosages that have been shown to produce results. Additionally, our tablets are TGA approved, which means they have undergone rigorous testing and research before being launched, ensuring their safety and effectiveness.
In your opinion, what are some common misconceptions people have about gut health products?
One common misconception people have about gut health products is that they work instantly. While certain products such as enzymes for bloating may offer immediate relief, most gut health products require a period of 4-8 weeks of consistent use before noticeable results are achieved.
What advice would you give to someone who is just beginning to explore gut health and is unsure of where to start?
Go slowly. Your gut may need time to adjust to the fiber, collagen, pre, and probiotics you are throwing at it.
Do you have any habits that you find particularly helpful for promoting gut health?
Fibre, fibre and fibre. Fibre will keep your insides clean, keep you regular and help to promote good bacteria which means an overall healthier gut.
How do you balance your gut health needs with other lifestyle factors, such as work or social commitments?
I am not strict with my diet and I enjoy a glass of wine at times, but I always try to balance it out by taking my powders, sticking to my exercise routine and never go too extreme in one direction, which makes me feel nourished but also ensures I am not depriving myself which can lead to cravings.
What advice can you give for taking The Gut Co?
Taking care of your gut health should be a daily ritual, and our powders are the perfect addition to your self-care routine. For example, many of our customers enjoy adding our FEED powder to their morning coffee or smoothie or mixing both FEED and REPAIR in coconut water or a smoothie for a delicious and nourishing start to the day. Others look forward to REPAIR as a mocktail in the afternoon, mixing the powder with sparkling water and lime for a refreshing treat (This is delicious).
Could you share your insights on how the health of our gut is linked to the quality of our sleep?
There is a bidirectional relationship between the gut and the brain and research has shown that when your microbiome is out of balance this can have an impact on your sleep. For example serotonin is mainly made in the gut and because it is involvement in the sleep cycle, reduced production of this hormone by the gut will have an impact on sleep.
Is good gut health the key to aging well?
I believe so because I believe gut health is the foundation of all health. When your gut is healthy you assimilate the maximum nutrients from the food you eat meaning you will receive the nutrients needed to stay healthy and young.
What would be your top piece of advice for maintaining a healthy gut?
Eat lots of vegetables, supplement with pre and probiotics as we no longer get these from the food we eat. Eat well 80% of the time and steer clear of refined oils and processed foods.
Easy to use powder form makes it convenient to incorporate into your daily routine.
REPAIR is a delicious powdered, gut-healing supplement, designed to rebuild the gut lining, reduce signs of aging and boost immune function.
FEED is a unique blend of prebiotics and probiotics that have been formulated by The Gut Co. By providing your gut with clinically tested dosages of nourishment, FEED helps replenish beneficial gut bacteria without causing bloating.
How does CLEANSE powder work and what are its benefits?
CLEANSE powder is a unique blend of organic greens and mushrooms that acts as liver herbs to detoxify the gut, kidneys, and liver. Its inclusion of mushrooms, which are adaptogens, also helps support a normal stress response, acts as an effective prebiotic in the gut, and promotes a healthy immune system. Additionally, CLEANSE contains green tea probiotics and digestive enzymes, which help maximize the digestive function of the gut and increase the assimilation of nutrients from the food we eat. Overall, CLEANSE powder provides numerous benefits for gut and liver health, immune function, and stress management.
Do you recommend taking all three powders together?
Yes, you can take FEED, REPAIR, and CLEANSE together, they have been formulated so they complement each other and have very different ingredients.
What’s next for the gut co? How do you see the brand evolving in the next few years?
In the next 6 months, we will be launching 3 new products and will continue to expand the range further. We also plan to explore opportunities for overseas expansion bringing the benefits of The Gut Co's high-quality supplements to even more people around the world.
During your 12 years of research & studies, what was a fact that surprised you the most?
That 50% of Australians experience some unpleasant gut symptoms such as bloating, gas, and constipation and around 82% of Australians don't get enough fibre.
What makes Multi-tasker different from other multivitamins?
Multi-tasker stands out from other multivitamins because it includes a good dose of activated B vitamins, which are easily absorbed by the body. In addition, it contains three highly effective herbs - Rhodiola, Ashwagandha, and Siberian ginseng - that have been extensively studied for their energy-boosting properties and ability to support a healthy stress response.
Multi-tasker also includes Kelp, Selenium, and Biotin, which can help improve hair and nail growth and strength.
Overall, Multi-tasker is a unique supplement that provides a range of benefits, including increased energy, better stress management, and improved hair and nail health.
What can we find on your bedside table?
I keep some medical journals and a personal journal on my bedside table.
What’s the first thing you do in the morning?
Hydrate! I start my day by drinking lemon in lukewarm water, followed by a glass of pure water, and then followed with a coffee.
Who is your biggest wellness inspiration and why?
Jane Fonda as she was my hero growing up, being a woman in that era trying to make a name for herself would have been a challenge. Aerobics was my introduction to some sort of health regime back in the 80's in the midst of processed foods and soft drinks.
What does wellness mean to you?
To me, wellness involves establishing a routine and adopting healthy habits.
How has your wellness routine evolved over the last few years?
Not a lot. I have always exercised in the morning but as I am getting older I am more gentle in the way I move, I love yoga, pilates, and weight training. Less cardio these days.
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