You’ve taken the hardest step in your wellness journey- you’ve started. Maybe you’ve added exercise to your routine, or you are amping up your water intake. Maybe you are meditating more, or started a journaling practice. Maybe you’ve added Tummy Tamer to your daily routine, and you are feeling great.
If you start experiencing unpleasant symptoms like brain fog or nausea, you may be wondering why your body feels bad when you are doing something so good for you. Don’t worry, you are on the right track!
You might be experiencing a normal reaction called a Herxheimier reaction. We’ll go over what you need to know about the Herxheimier reaction and how to ease your symptoms so you can stick with your new healthy habits.
What To Know Before You Take Tummy Tamer
Tummy Tamer is the powerhouse combination of Complete Probiotics, Complete Prebiotics, Complete Collagen, and Complete Digestive Aid from Xyngular, so named because when taken together, these products “tame” your digestive system. And if you have a particularly unruly digestive system that acts out with dysregulation, gas, and bloating, Tummy Tamer has a lot of work to do. Tummy Tamer’s products focus on building a healthy and diverse microbiome, allowing your body to effectively break down and absorb the food you eat. Everyone, especially people with poor digestion, wants the benefits of a healthy gut, like regularity, weight loss, improved mood, better immune function, and more energy. With Tummy Tamer, it’s just a matter of time before you start experiencing true gut health.*
What Happens When You Take Tummy Tamer
Most people who start improving their gut health with Tummy Tamer notice the benefits of prioritizing gut health right away. From better sleep, improved mood, weight loss, and, of course, more regularity and less gut discomfort, Tummy Tamer usually feels like stepping into a healthier you.*
But on occasion, people who start improving their health with Tummy Tamer and other healthy lifestyle choices like eliminating alcohol and reducing sugar and carbs in their diet might notice they feel like they have the flu.
If this sounds like you, you might experience headaches, brain fog, and even nausea. You might be thinking “how could I possibly feel bad when I’m doing something so good for myself?!” Don’t worry, these symptoms, while uncomfortable, won’t last forever, and are actually a good sign.
It means that your body is experiencing what is known as “die-off”. Die-off, a form of a Herxheimier reaction, is a systematic bodily reaction to an increase of dead bacteria releasing their toxins in your blood and tissues faster than the body can reasonably tolerate. That dead bacteria is a result of taking care of your gut—your body is removing the bad bacteria that make it difficult to absorb nutrients, lose weight, and experience regularity.
Basically, once you start taking care of your gut, your body might be overwhelmed by the toxins that come from such a huge “die-off” of bad bacteria. Die-off symptoms mean your new habits are working.
How Do You Manage Die-Off Symptoms?
While it may be tempting to stop taking Tummy Tamer products altogether to stop die-off symptoms, don’t stop taking them! Just consider taking them at a lower dose. Rather than a full capsule, scoop, or packet of Tummy Tamer products, half your intake and see how you feel. If you are still experiencing die-off symptoms, half your intake again. Once your symptoms have decreased, slowly increase your intake up to a full dose.
This cleansing crisis is common when you start avoiding certain foods like carbs, sugar, and alcohol, causing irritability, fatigue, digestive issues, and other unpleasant symptoms. These symptoms can make sticking to your new healthy habits challenging to say the least.
These symptoms are temporary, and they mean that your body is working hard to remove bad bacteria that cause digestive problems, mood swings, poor immune function, and weight gain. It’s just like starting a new workout routine—the first time you run a mile you might feel sore, weak, shaky, and dehydrated. But as you keep up with the habit, you will notice that running a mile gets easier, and you start to shed extra pounds, feel stronger, have more energy, and experience the pride that comes with accomplishing a goal. Taking care of yourself might feel uncomfortable at first, but you (and your health!) are absolutely worth it.
Digestive Health Takes Guts, Don’t Give Up!
Any new healthy habit takes time to get used to whether it’s exercising, meditating, drinking enough water, or eating a balanced diet. Your body, while absolutely capable of change, naturally wants to avoid discomfort, and change, especially healthy change, can create discomfort. Building muscle, when you are doing it right, makes you feel sore (sometimes for days after your workout). But that is a sign that you are on the right track.
Taking care of your gut with Tummy Tamer might bring on die-off symptoms, but that is a sign you are on the right track. Just like a new workout routine, you can reduce the weight you lift or the amount of Tummy Tamer products you take to help you stick with your new healthy habit. Tummy Tamer can help you improve your metabolism, help promote healthy blood sugar levels, boost your skin, joint, and muscle health, and reduce bloating and gas. While it definitely takes guts to stick to a new, healthy routine, you deserve to feel energized, lose weight, sleep better, and experience more regularity. You have what it takes to stick with your healthy habits, and your health is worth the effort. Stick with Tummy Tamer, and enjoy a healthier, happier you!*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.