Should I Be Taking Probiotics?
The quick answer – YES! A strong and healthy digestive system is essential for maintaining your overall health, energy, and vitality, and probiotics can help you achieve just that. When many of us think of “bacteria” we think “bad”, because there are some “bad” bacteria’s such as pathogenic bacteria – a major cause of human disease and infections. Yet probiotics such as acidophilus are considered beneficial and are sometimes referred to as "good" bacteria. Some of the ways they are thought to promote health include suppressing the growth of potentially harmful bacteria, improving immune function and enhancing the protective barrier of the digestive tract.
Benefits of Probiotics:
Gastrointestinal health benefits
Helps improve immune system function Helps conform nutrients from foods Fights yeast infections Aids in detoxification Minimize some skin disorders
There are probiotics in many foods including yogurt, buttermilk, some soft cheeses, fermented and unfermented milk, soy drinks and products like miso and tempeh, any many others. Sometimes, diet restrictions, mostly vegan diets, prevent getting adequate amounts of probiotics in your everyday diet – and supplements are the best way to ensure you are meeting your needs.
Supplementing with Probiotic Complex provides important benefits:
Stimulate/enhance immune system
Maintain intestinal health (diarrhea, constipation, digestion)
Maintain/restore a balanced (or healthy) intestinal flora
Promote healthy, friendly or beneficial flora
Replenish/bolster natural friendly flora after antibiotic usage
Reduce undesirable compounds generated in the intestine
Help produce vitamins, especially B vitamins
Maintain healthy bile acid system
With so many challenges to your immune system, it is helpful to take a probiotic to help your body do its best to help you.