Many people know that probiotics can help with gut issues but new research shows that they can do a whole lot more than that.  Over 40 disorders and diseases have been linked to a bacterial imbalance. Conditions involving the digestive system, mental disorders, neurological illnesses and the immune system have seen benefits from probiotics.

It all begins in the gut

Did you know that between 60 and 80 percent of our immune system is found in your gut?  That is why it is so important for you to have optimal gastrointestinal health.  If your gut is not healthy it will be hard for your entire body to be healthy.  You are actually made up of more microbes than you are human cells.  It is important that the good microbes outweigh the bad, that is where probiotics come into play.

What are probiotics?

Probiotics are good bacteria that are found in your digestive lining.  They help your body digest and absorb nutrients as well as battle germs and other disease-causing microbes.  When you have increased healthy bacteria in your system the health benefits can be great.  You may experience better digestion, improved immunity, weight loss, increased energy as well as other amazing benefits.

Why are we lacking probiotics?

A big reason we have fewer and fewer of these good bacteria in our system is due to antibiotics.  Antibiotics don’t just target the bad bacteria they also target the good.  We are not just talking about prescription antibiotics either.  There are also tons of antibiotics in the foods we eat on a daily basis.  These contribute to a decreased number of healthy bacteria in our system.

How to get probiotics

The easiest way is to take a high-quality probiotic supplement.  You want to look for one with numerous strains and a high count of cultures (think billions).  You can also eat high probiotic foods like fermented foods, kefir, organic probiotic yogurts and others.

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