Get Gut Happy With Nexba

Posted by annabel on 12th Jul 2023


A healthy gut is key to overall well-being, impacting everything from our digestion, to immunity, and mental health. In this article, we’ll delve into what constitutes good gut health, discuss dietary strategies to support it, highlight signs of an unhappy gut, and explore how Nexba kombucha can help support good gut health.


Good gut health refers to the balance and harmony of the gut microbiome, the complex community of microorganisms residing in our digestive tract. A diverse and thriving microbiome promotes efficient digestion, nutrient absorption, and supports a robust immune system. Furthermore, it influences mental health, metabolism, and even our skin health. Achieving good gut health involves work through maintaining a balanced microbiome and ensuring it functions optimally.


Diet plays a vital role in nurturing gut health. Incorporating fibre-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes in their natural forms helps to promote a diverse microbiome. Many of these dietary fibres act as prebiotics, certain types of fibre that can help to feed the existing bacteria in the gut.

Fermented foods such as live yoghurt, sauerkraut, kimchi and Nexba kombucha are rich in live bacteria that can contribute to the friendly microbial balance in the gut. Start gradually with some of your favourites and consume them regularly in your diet. I personally advocate swapping out your regular fizzy drinks or alcohol for a daily Nexba kombucha.

Aim to reduce your intake of ultra processed and sugary foods, often those that come with a long list of ingredients and in a package. These may negatively impact gut function and may promote the growth of non-commensal bacteria. Try to reach for foods in their most natural, whole food form whenever possible. Think fresh fruits, vegetables, homemade snacks and sugar free Nexba kombucha.

With summer in full swing, it’s also important to note that excessive alcohol consumption may negatively impact gut health by disrupting the balance of gut bacteria and increasing intestinal permeability. Aim for 4 alcohol free nights per week or consider alternatives such as kombucha. Drinking an adequate amount of water throughout the day to support proper digestion and maintain healthy bowel movements is also key, aim to sip on 2 litres of filtered water daily.


Sugar, on the other hand, works in a slightly different way, but it’s important to remember that sugar is also a short-term pick-me-up, and can leave you feeling even more tired than before.

Consuming large amounts can result in significant bursts of energy, also known as a surge in blood glucose levels. This often ends in a sharp decline in energy, also known as a blood sugar crash.  This “crash” occurs thanks to a feedback loop between our blood sugar levels and insulin. When our blood sugar levels rise, our body releases insulin (the hormone that controls our blood sugar levels), which triggers the body to distribute and store the excess glucose in our blood, initiating a significant drop in blood glucose levels. 

The result of this is a blood sugar crash, similar to a caffeine crash, which can leave you irritable, fatigued, anxious and depleted.


An unhappy gut may manifest through various signs and symptoms. These can include persistent bloating, gas, abdominal discomfort, irregular bowel movements, food intolerances, and fatigue. Skin issues such as acne or eczema, as well as mood disorders like anxiety or depression, can also be related to an unhealthy gut. If you’re experiencing these symptoms regularly, it’s recommended to work with a registered gut health Nutritionist to assess and address any underlying cause.

You may be wondering if the body shows any signs if your gut is functioning in a healthy and optimal way. And it does indeed; with fully complete bowel movements, reduced bloating and gas, increased energy and mood, a strong level of immunity and reduced food sensitivities are all signs that your gut is functioning well.


Nexba kombucha is a refreshing drink that can support and enhance good gut health. These naturally fermented drinks are rich in live bacteria – each can contains 1.5 billion live probiotics per can!

Nexba kombucha is low in sugar, making it a healthier option compared to traditional sugary beverages on the market. The range of flavours and convenient format makes them an enjoyable and accessible choice for those seeking to incorporate probiotics into their daily routine. My personal favourite is the mango kombucha.

Clarissa Lenherr

Clarissa graduated from the College of Natural Medicine (mBant) with a distinction in Nutrition, and is a certified member of The British Association of Nutritionists (BANT), The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and a Registered Nutritionist (mBANT).