A Simple Guide to Gut Health

Skin looking dull? Stomach feel upset or bloated?
Let’s take a look at your gut health.

The gut is made up of trillions of bacteria, fungi and other microbes and an imbalance of unhealthy and healthy microbes in the intestines may contribute to many health and skin problems and conditions arising. Many studies show how the state of our gut can directly affect our health, our skin, and the way we feel. Because of this, the health of our gut should be an important focus of our health all year round. 

Did you know that 70% of your immune system is actually located in your gut? It’s the body’s first line of defence, so making sure our digestive system is well supported can really go a long way in helping to prevent things like the common cold and flu.

There are also several lifestyle factors that can contribute to an imbalance or weakness of our gut health, including:

  • High stress levels
  • Consuming too much alcohol or processed sugar
  • Insufficient sleep
  • Lack of exercise
  • Medications and antibiotic use

So, supporting your gut microbiome by implementing some simple lifestyle and diet changes is a great place to start and can help to improve the health of your skin, hair and nails. When looking at food as medicine for the gut, there are a few key elements to consider.

Our Inner + Outer Beauty Collagen Peptides is formulated with a trio of gut-loving ingredients (hello Prebiotics, Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes) to nourish your health and wellbeing from within. Think of these powerhouse ingredients like a big warm hug for your skin, hair, nails and digestive system.

Let’s look at how to improve your gut health!


These are a type of plant fibre that your body can’t digest. These assist your digestive system to work more efficiently because they help to feed the friendly bacteria and create more growth of the good stuff. 

Benefits include helping to regulate bowel movements, improve bone density, improve your immune system function and so much more. You can find prebiotics in wholefoods including fruits, vegetables, and whole grains so aim to include an abundance of prebiotic fibres in your weekly diet. Beauty Bites contain 8g of added prebiotic fibre per serve which act as a “fertiliser” to your body’s existing probiotics. 


These live microorganisms maintain and improve the friendly bacteria in the body. Probiotics have great health benefits including maintaining the digestive tract lining, supporting our immune system, managing inflammation and so much more. Foods rich in probiotics include sauerkraut, kimchi, yogurt, kefir, kombucha, miso and other fermented foods. Each food holds different strains of probiotics, which provides different benefits to the body. So, including a diverse range of probiotic rich foods into the diet is beneficial.  

If you’re looking for a gut health supplement, our Beauty Bites contain 1 Billion CFU’S of Bacillus coagulans (also known as Lactobacillus sporogenes) a lactic acid-producing bacteria that is unique in probiotic supplementation. B.coagulans are particularly robust. This type of probiotic strain is also able to withstand extreme environments and go dormant during harsh conditions, such as high levels of stomach acid, where other probiotics can not, making it one of the best probiotics for gut health. This ability makes B.coagulans particularly effective at alleviating stomach distress as they can survive the entire journey through our digestive systems unlike many other probiotics that lose much of their potency before use and do not survive their transit through the stomach. 

Digestive Enzymes 

These are very important for our digestive system and are an essential part for our overall health. They assist the body to break down macronutrients of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats from foods. Naturally our bodies make digestive enzymes, however if you are lacking digestive enzymes then nutrients in foods aren’t being absorbed properly and digestive system issues can occur such as malnutrition, bloating, excessive gas, cramping, and changes to our stools.

We can find digestive enzymes in foods such as bananas, ginger, honey, pineapple, papayas, sauerkraut, and avocados. Incorporating a variety of these foods into your diet may help to aid in digestion. Our Inner + Outer Beauty Collagen Peptides is formulated with a 5-tier digestive enzyme blend. This unique, proprietary blend helps to support optimal digestion in the gut.