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At Renew Life®, we believe a healthy gut is a happy gut.

We believe that optimum health begins with a properly functioning digestive system. For nearly two decades, our mission has been to empower you to elevate your quality of life through better digestive health. We accomplish this goal by providing safe and effective solutions to digestive health through our innovative product line and continued commitment to education.  Renew Life® has become one of the most well respected natural health companies in the UK by focusing on innovation and proven science to create powerful and effective formulas.

We work with experts and professionals to create each product blend.

To understand our commitment to science, we must go back to the origins of our company.  Renew Life® was started by a naturopathic doctor who wanted to have an impact on a greater number of people.

We continue to devote all of our time and energy in formulating products specifically with the health of the entire digestive system in mind, and go the extra mile in ensuring the ingredients in our products are protected and precisely delivered within the body to optimise potency and absorption.  

We work with experts in the emerging science around the role the human microbiome (the collection of microorganisms that live in our bodies) plays in overall health.  We continue to add  talent to our technical team who have significant experience in the field of probiotics and the broader supplements business.  Additionally, we regularly consult with scientists in the field to ensure we are at the leading edge in understanding the human microbiome.

Maintaining a healthy gut and digestive system is so important.

Over 2000 years ago, the Greek physician Hippocrates stated that “all disease begins in the gut”. Today, modern technology is confirming the importance of maintaining a healthy digestive system.

It appears the gut is like the engine of the human body, influencing many aspects of a person’s health beyond everyday digestion. Most people are aware that nutrient absorption and the elimination of waste is dependent upon a healthy digestive system, but few know that the digestive system affects immunity, inflammation, and other key functions in the body. From allergies to anxiety and headaches to happiness, the gut plays a significant role in overall health. Maintaining a healthy gut is the foundation to living a healthy lifestyle.

“From allergies to anxiety and headaches to happiness, the gut plays a significant role in overall health.”

There are many signs of an unhealthy gut.

The most obvious signs include heartburn, acid reflux, constipation, diarrhoea, gas and bloating. That being said, the signs are not always obvious. Skin conditions, allergies, diabetes, and weight may also point to an unhealthy digestive system.

Newer research is investigating the link between neurological conditions and poor gut health. With over 90% of serotonin (happy hormone) produced in the gut, it’s no surprise that our mood is influenced by our gut bacteria.

Lastly, 70% of the immune system cells lie in the digestive tract, therefore poor gut health could also result in greater susceptibility to common illnesses.

Proper nutrition, minimising stress, adequate hydration and sufficient fibre are all ways to improve gut health.

My advice? Fuel your body with proper nutrition, get 6-8 hours of restful, uninterrupted sleep every night, and keep your gut bacteria thriving and well. With our modern day fast-paced lifestyle, high intake of nutrient depleted foods, and the overuse of man-made chemical substances – medication, alcohol, and tobacco – gut bacteria in the intestines are easily destroyed and few in numbers when compared with ‘bad’ bacteria.

Taking a daily high potency probiotic can offer an array of health benefits and a daily dose of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium strains are vital when it comes to gut health.

Renew Life products help to support and promote digestive health.

With over twenty years of experience formulating natural health products, Renew Life offers a wide range of digestive care supplements that promote better gut health.

From high potency probiotics to re-establish healthy gut flora to total body cleansing kits that rid the body of toxins, Renew Life offers plenty of options that support better digestive health and keep your body’s engine running smoothly.