Probiotics, Why do you need them?
It is said that health begins in the gut. Many people don’t realize how important a healthy gut is crucial for their total health and well being. Today we are going to talk about probiotics and why they are essential to your health.
Gut Health, Why is it important?
Did you know that 60-80% of your immune system is located in your gut? More than 40 diseases are thought to be linked to bacterial imbalances in your gut, including depression, autoimmune diseases, and IBS. Over 60 million Americans suffer from digestive diseases. The health of your digestive tract is extremely important to your overall well-being. Inside your digestive tract, there is a diverse community of bacteria (Over 100 Trillion).
This is known as your gut flora. Largely responsible for functions of the body’s digestive and immune systems, these beneficial bacteria are essential to not just your digestive health but to your overall health and wellness. Your gut flora affects your health in many ways including your body’s ability to absorb vitamins and minerals, hormone regulation, digestion, vitamin production, immune response, and ability to eliminate toxins.
Recent studies have shown the gut flora affects your overall mental health. So how do we keep our gut balanced and healthy? This is where probiotics come in.
What are Probiotics?
Probiotics are the “friendly” bacteria that are similar or the same as those in your gut flora. You can get probiotics through diet ie; yogurt, kimchi, and kefir or through dietary supplements. Most probiotic bacteria originate from two strains; Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. However, there are 100s of different species within each strain, each species can affect the body differently.
Why do you need Probiotics?
Probiotics help keep your gut flora healthy and balanced by controlling the growth of harmful bacteria. Benefits of Probiotics include:
- Support Immune System
- Help Regulate Metabolism
- Improve Digestive Function
- Help Reduce Inflammation in the Gut
- Help Prevent UTI’s
- Decrease Stress Signaling in Body
- Absorb Nutrients
- Help Fight Infection
Replenish Probiotics Supplement
Replenish is a daily probiotic that promotes optimal mental and physical wellness. With 11 Billion shelf-stable live cultures from 9 different bacteria species to target multiple areas of health. Taking the power of probiotics we combined it with the powers of prebiotics from our Pre-B Fermented Whole Foods Blend to give you a complete gut and digestive product. Learn more about Replenish.