How do Flavonoids work?...let's talk Guts
Again, without getting too deep into the science, when we consume flavonoids they pass through the stomach and are digested in the gut. You’ve likely heard a lot about healthy gut bacteria—well flavonoids are food for that healthy bacteria.
This is one of the reasons PRIME needs to be taken every day—for it to be digested properly you need a healthy gut and PRIME will help your gut stay healthy.
The gut bacteria break the flavonoids down where they are then passed into the hepatic portal vein to the liver and then transported via the blood to the cells throughout your body.
When the body detects the flavonoids in the blood stream, a process known as hormesis is triggered.
Hormesis is a favorable biological response to low exposures to stressors in the body. Think of it this way, when we work our muscles and put them under stress, our body reacts and rebuilds making them stronger. Flavonoids are like burpees for your cells.
When flavonoids are detected in low doses, our body responds by turning on systems to help fight oxidation and inflammation—and this helps decrease the aches and pains we feel.
So in a way, the flavonoids function almost like a vaccine would. Our body sees a stressor and “turns on” to protect against it. And this “turning on” wakes the body up so that it naturally and proactively fights against a host of potential issues in the body.
In my dad’s case, instead of the body needing “wake up” and recover from a day of breaking concrete, it was already recovering because it was already “awake.” That’s the impact flavonoids have on physical activity.
This effect has been well researched and studied.