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Happy Thanksgiving from Flora!

November 21, 2017
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Combat the holiday heaviness with our line of bitters and enzymes! We love to celebrate the holidays as much as the next person. The only difference is we know how to keep our bellies in check when it’s the season of indulgence. Say hello to our collection of bitters and enzymes, our fail-safe when it comes to keeping our digestion on track through the Thanksgiving feast. Whether you’ve had too much turkey or your aunt’s cranberry sauce that isn’t agreeing…

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Traveling is a Breeze with Our Travel Care Probiotic

November 14, 2017
travel

There’s nothing better than getting away. Going back home or going on a faraway journey can be just what the doctor ordered when it comes to some much needed R&R. Unfortunately, though, that’s not always the case for your stomach. From the stress of TSA to the switching of time zones and all those exotic foods and flavors, traveling puts your digestion when you go abroad. This time around, don’t let a sad stomach keep you from sightseeing or trying…

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Overindulged? Take Some Bitters!

November 12, 2017
bitters

‘Tis the season of button-popping overindulgence. It’s so hard to stop eating when there are delicious food temptations everywhere! No matter how much willpower we have, we’ll usually feel overfull at some point this month. Fortunately, there is an unsung hero that can be your best friend when your pants start digging in: Digestive bitters! Oh, that bitter flavor. It’s something we frequently shy away from, but it can play an important role in our digestion. It’s so important that,…

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These High Potency B-Complex Vitamins Are Your New Best Friend

October 31, 2017
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If there’s one supplement you want on your team, you can’t do much better than High Potency B-Complex Vitamins (US/CA). That friend of yours that happens to just slay at everything they do? Yeah, that’s good ol’ B-Complex. B vitamins are essentially responsible for making sure that your body runs like a well-oiled machine. This helps you turn food into fuel so you can carry on throughout the day like a boss. But it’s not just energy: each vitamin in…

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Digestion Problems? Leave It to the Pro(biotic)s

October 24, 2017
digestion

Not all bacteria are created equal, especially when it comes to your gut. While bad bacteria can be responsible for upset tummies and all other belly-related badness, good bacteria is there to help keep your intestinal flora happy and healthy so your digestive system can run properly. Lifestyle and environmental factors can compromise the digestive system, but adding probiotics into the dietary mix can help boost the good bacteria, keeping the bad in balance and helping maintain the good, naturally.…

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The Gut and Immune Connection

October 13, 2017
immune

Seasonal allergies are a just a part of life, right? Super common, everyone has them, just a fact of life…right? What if I told you that they’re not just an annoying part of life, that they’re actually relatively new for us. And, along with auto-immune conditions, they’re on the rise and the culprit might be our super clean lives. It might just be that clean and purified water you’re drinking, and/or the flushing toilet you have in the bathroom that…

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You are what you eat…well, almost.

September 28, 2017
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You know that old saying “you are what you eat”? Well, it’s right, but it’s only 1/3 of the story. We are what we eat, but only if we digest it properly. So I prefer this way of saying it; “We are what we eat, absorb, and assimilate”. The food we eat goes into our mouth and then we chew it…hopefully, unless you’re a super speed eater. Then it goes into our stomach and small intestine where it’s broken down…

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Make Peace with Yeast?

September 14, 2017
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Confused by yeast? You’re in good company. The yeast that causes thrush has had 177 different names. Medical researchers couldn’t agree on a classification. For centuries, yeast research was like the parable of the blind men and the elephant: Clinicians saw and described very different things. The explanation? That yeast, which we now call Candida albicans, is a shape-shifter! Organisms capable of morphing, forming either round or stringy cells, are described as dimorphic. If that sounds adaptable, that’s only half…

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Surprising Link Between Our Gut and Our Mental Health

August 14, 2017
gut

Have you ever had a “gut feeling.” That feeling in your belly that something’s amiss? Did you listen to that feeling? New research is realizing that your gut feeling may be more than just a little bit of nervousness. Something is really going on down there. Our belly is chock-full of neurons (that communicate directly with your brain cells), or brain cells. There are more neurons in your gut than you have in your spine! And this “little brain”, called…

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Gas & Bloating? Enzymes to the Rescue!

April 14, 2017
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“I fit into these jeans yesterday and now I’m too bloated to zip all the way up!” We’ve all been there! Not a great way to feel when the big B hits. Bloat is the ugly cousin to gas because that air has to escape our bodies somehow. Two undesirable side effects that make us question, “Was that deep fried Oreo worth it?” Well, if you can put on sweats and let it rip in the comfort of your own…

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