Taron, one of the scientists at Hardy Nutritionals discusses gastrointestinal issues while using micronutrients.
Gastrointestinal issues such as inflammatory bowel issues, constipation, diarrhea, intestinal parasites, or dysbiosis in the gut (a microbiome imbalance) can affect the absorption of micronutrients such as Daily Essential Nutrients for those experiencing the GI issues. Some GI issues respond favorably to vitamins and minerals, but often times other foods or treatments may be necessary in order to balance the gut and help with absorption. For instance, in the case of Candida, the nutrients can feed the bad bacteria first, rather than the brain. This requires that the Candida be addressed before starting on the micronutrients. In most cases, addressing the gut imbalances before addressing the brain can help improve not only absorption but also the effectiveness of the micronutrient therapy.
The high potency of vitamins and minerals found in broad spectrum micronutrients also have a natural tendency to soften or loosen stools, which can be an issue for those experiencing certain bowel issues before they begin taking the nutrients. We recommend diet change, a good probiotic or prebiotic and guidance from your physician if you are dealing with gut health issues before taking Daily Essential Nutrients, as gut health can be highly correlated with mental health issues and mood disorders.
Not sure if you have a gut imbalance concern? Our Microflora Imbalance Questionnaire can help guide you.