Good bacteria is essential to our gut health and survival. They improve our immune function, help extract nutrients from food, reduce inflammation in the gut, and sustain the integrity of the the inner intestine walls, where most nutrients are digested and absorbed.
2 things to look at when buying a probiotic:
- Make sure you look at the expiration date on the label.
- Take a look at the CFU’s which is the Colony Form Units – The number should be 5+ billion or higher!
Should I be taking a probiotic?
If you have been taking any antibiotic medication for a long period of time then chances are the it has caused a negative effect on your bodies natural probiotic system and you should highly consider taking a supplement to bring it back to normal. Be sure to consult with your doctor who is prescribing you the medication to see if taking a probiotic is right for you.
When you experience depression, anxiety, and stress it may be a direct connection to your gut brain axis function (intestines and brain connection). When you have a healthy gut that consists of all the probiotic bacteria that it needs, you will experience better brain cognitive function.
Diarrhea – Taking a good probiotic before eating has been proven to reduce this problem, even those with chronic diarrhea.
Allergies and auto immune crises’s can be significantly reduced by taking probiotics.
Skin Conditions – Bad issues with skin generally link to also having an unhealthy gut, this can even relate to acne side effects. Correcting the gut with probiotics can help solve this issue.
Auto Immune Conditions – Weakened immune systems can be a result of not having enough probiotics in your system. Eczema and thyroid issues might also be seen. Probiotics help boost immune systems by making the gut healthier and efficient.
Weight Gain – There is plenty of research to support that adding probiotics alone, with no exercise, will cause weight loss and fat burning.