[Product] Light Up Your Digestive System With Meta’s Line Of Probiotics, Fiber, And Health Bars
Whether it’s blasting through an invigorating new workout plan, blending up a killer new protein smoothie recipe, climbing the stairs, or upgrading 1-2 ab exercises in your core routine, little tweaks can often catalyze MAJOR changes over time.
Small upgrades compound until they gradually spark a full-blown fitness habit. Conversely, doing too much too soon almost always leads to drop off and unadulterated misery. It’s pure lifestyle shock.
But if there’s one area that’s chronically overlooked and neglected in the chase for a powerhouse body—often until calamity ensues—it’s digestive health.
And that’s ironic, because your gut literally has the power to influence everything in your body — including weight loss, nutrient absorption, cognitive function, depression, skin quality, the development of inflammatory diseases, and the general way you feel on a day-to-day basis. It even has the potential to bloat away your abs, despite the fact that you might be sub-9% body fat (or 20% for women).
There are ~100 TRILLION bacterial flora in the body, all of which directly impact digestion, metabolism, and immunity. Collectively, that aggregates to 5 pounds. 70% of your immune system sits in your digestive tract, where most of that bacteria is housed. That’s not a coincidence. Your gut is kind of a big deal.
Your move: optimize your digestive system and stay balanced with fiber and a probiotic.
Enter Meta — The Easiest Way to Take Control of Your Gut
There’s nothing sexy about it. Gut health doesn’t get anywhere near the same excitement, attention, or saliency as things like six-pack abs, heart health (think low fat and low sodium diets), or weight-loss. Most people don’t even think about it until there’s an issue.
I know because I dealt with it, personally, for years.
Two of my biggest saviors: Metamucil fiber and a probiotic. It was the first line of defense I employed to stop the onslaught and reverse the damage. And it worked wonders, without the need for drugs or anything hardcore. Just chug a little fiber and a daily bacteria bomb. Bam, done.
About 3 years later, P&G is pushing it further with the launch of Meta — a triple-threat assault on digestive health. Meta expands the classic Metamucil brand of fiber into a full-blown arsenal of wellness products, including a probiotic and psyllium-based health bars. If you’re looking for a no-thought-required solution to get ahead of your gut and prioritize your health, it’s the easiest way to stay regular.
Here’s the lineup:
- Metamucil Fiber (100% natural psyllium fiber). The original classic, redone with a little face lift. You’ve seen it in Duane Reade for years, but you’ve likely never reached for a jug. If your diet lacks fiber — prioritize it. Fiber is ridiculously critical for maintaining a LEAN physique, a healthy body, and a regular digestive system. One serving a day is a quick way to feel less hungry between meals, help maintain healthy blood sugar levels, and help lower cholesterol. Plus, you’ll likely displace the soda or other sugar-laced junk you’re already drinking.
- MetaBiotic Probiotic. Taking a daily probiotic is absolutely mandatory. It should sit in your supplement stack alongside a multivitamin, fish oil, and protein powder. It’s the surest way to protect yourself against gut mayhem. Yet, most people neglect it until they have a gut problem. Get ahead of the curve — MetaBiotic is a simple way to cultivate a healthy gut ecosystem and immune system, and ward off bad bacteria. I love that you can pop one capsule/day and you’re set. MetaBiotic is powered by 5 billion CFUs of BioActive-12 (technically Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. Lactis, BB-12).
- Meta Health Bars. Meta’s health bars are a portable way to get a quick 3g of fiber (psyllium). They currently come in two flavors—Cranberry Lemon Drizzle and Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin—and make a great snack whenever you’re traveling, drowning in work, or on-the-move. Be careful, it’s way too easy to crush a few boxes without thinking twice. They pack a svelte 150 calories per bar and can satisfy hunger as a healthy snack.
I personally use all 3 on a regular basis, especially when my diet isn’t in a position to be pristine (e.g. traveling, general craziness).
While it’s just one prong of a strong, svelte, radiantly healthy body, above all else, Meta makes it easy to prioritize your gut without doing much prioritization whatsoever. You’ve got more aesthetic things to worry about (cough, those abs).
Remember — it just takes one little change to set off a chain reaction of positive results. This one’s a lay-up. Get on it.
*After dealing with digestive issues and using Metamucil for years, Bryan is currently a brand ambassador for Meta’s line of digestive health products.
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