I think many people don't realize the relationship our digestive system has with the rest of our body! Our gut is also called our second brain, it's the second largest part of our neurological system. Crazy right? 60-80% of our immune system is located in our gut. Which means the health of your digestive system is going to have an impact on your immunity and overall health! Not only can probiotics improve your digestive health and immunity but they can help purify the blood and cleanse the skin, organs and tissues.
What are Probiotics?
Probiotics are good bacteria. Probiotics reduce the bad bacteria found in our body and increase the good kind! Bacteria is found everywhere in our digestive system! Our gut holds up to 2000 different species of micro-organisms (bacteria, parasites and yeast). But bacteria levels can easily fluctuate due to what we choose to eat (like to much sugar), stress, smoking and anti-biotic use. Taking a probiotic can proliferate your gut with beneficial bacteria to bring it back to a natural balance and ward off any unwanted micro-organisms!
Probiotics can Reduce:
Bloating Gas Constipation & Diarrhea IBS & IBD Stress Depression Candida Symptoms Skin Breakouts Eczema
So many of our health issues tie back to poor digestive health! Probiotics improve digestion by proliferating the gut with beneficial bacteria and stimulate intestinal peristalsis (how your intestines move and digest food). They improve skin health by purifying the blood and reducing yeast overgrowth! Anyone who is looking to simply improve their overall health can benefit from taking a probiotic daily. Those who suffer from IBS, IBD, Crohn's and Autoimmune diseases or have been on antibiotics - would highly benefit from taking a probiotic.
Probiotics are found in Fermented Foods!
Probiotics are found in fermented foods like yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi and tempeh! Adding them to your daily meals can contribute to your gut health!
What to look for when Choosing a Probiotic!
When choosing a probiotic look for one that provides a high bacteria count and a good ratio of lactobacillus and bifidobacterium bacteria. These 2 different strains of bacteria work on the small and large intestine! I also recommend choosing a probiotic with several different strains of bacteria. BACTERIA COUNT Every Day Use - 10-40 billion Therapeutic Use - 50 + billion
Genuine Health Advanced Gut Health Probiotic
I've been using the advanced gut health probiotic by Genuine Health for 2 weeks now. It's one of the only probiotics I've came across that is vegan, gluten & soy free and uses bacteria sourced from non-GMO plants!
Genuine Health advanced gut health probiotic uses 15 different strains of probiotics, and a time delayed release capsule for the best absorption! They are a shelf-stable probiotic (non-refridgerated) which makes it easy to bring on the go or when you are traveling. This probiotic is able to pass through stomach acid and bile while not being destroyed. It's very important for probiotics to be passing the stomach and enter into the intestines where they really thrive! The advanced gut health probiotic is available in 15 billion and 50 billion dosages. At the moment I am using the 50 billion and I find its my body is loving it!
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