- 1 Probiotics
- 1.1 Best Probiotics
- 1.2 What Are Probiotics?
- 1.3 Top Benefits of Probiotics
- 1.3.1 Promote a healthy microbiome
- 1.3.2 Weight Loss
- 1.3.3 Keep temporary inflammation in check
- 1.3.4 Reduce fatigue
- 1.3.5 Balance your blood sugar
- 1.3.6 Improve the appearance of your skin
- 1.3.7 Balance Immune Function
- 1.3.8 Enhance nutrient absorption
- 1.3.9 Allergies
- 1.3.10 Fight bad breath
- 1.3.11 Mood Disorders
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. Probiotics are often called “good” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy.
- Shown To Support Immune and Digestive Health
- Supports A Balanced Digestive System
- Boosting your immune system
- Preventing and treating urinary tract infections.
- Improving digestive function.
- Healing inflammatory bowel conditions like IBS
- Managing and preventing eczema in children.
- Aids in the fight of food-borne illnesses.
- 60 BILLION CFUs MAX STRENGTH: Our probiotic actually contains 60 BILLION CFUs per serving. Other brands claim it, but beware of deception. Some products say "equivalent to" or do not state an amount of CFUs. We saw a need for high-quality supplements that actually work and stand by their claims. Our most popular probiotic brings you exactly what's on the label with 10 probiotic strains, 60 Billion CFU, and an organic prebiotic blend.
- PROBIOTICS and ORGANIC PREBIOTICS: Our DOCTOR-APPROVED probiotics are made with prebiotics and probiotics based on clinical research. A complete probiotic supplement for ultimate digestive health. Made with 10 probiotic strains & premium grade professional grade NON-GMO ingredients. Shelf-stable vegan probiotics with NO: unnecessary binders, soy, gluten, milk, egg, wheat, peanuts, shellfish or preservatives.
- NATURALLY INSPIRED PROBIOTIC SUPPLEMENT: Contains 10 strains plus a PATENTED SHELF-STABLE bottle which ensures product stability. Our probiotic daily blend plus organic prebiotic fiber blend naturally helps to support the stomach's digestive environment and supports the natural stomach balance. Great for gut health, and occasional gas relief, bloating relief, constipation, leaky gut, digestive health, weight loss, immune system and intestinal health.
- BEST PROBIOTICS FOR ADULTS: Our prebiotics and probiotics are effective and intended for use by adults. Acidophilus probiotic with prebiotic including 10 strains: Lactobacillus acidophilus (La-14), Lactobacillus casei (Lc-11), Lactobacillus paracasei (Lpc-37), Lactobacillus salivarius (Ls-33), Lactobacillus plantarum (Lp-115), Bifidobacterium lactis (Bl-04), Bifidobacterium bifidum (Bb-02), Bifidobacterium longum (Bl-05), Bifidobacterium breve (Bb-03), Lactobacillus bulgaricus (Lb-87).
- SAFETY ASSURED STANDARD OF QUALITY: Our 60 Billion Probiotic is 3rd-party tested for purity and potency. Each bottle is manufactured in the USA using imported and domestic ingredients. Our probiotics are made for women and men. They contain 60 Billion CFUs at the time of manufacturing, more than the usual 50 Billion CFU, plus our standard organic prebiotic blend!
- ★MADE IN NEW YORK, USA★ NewRhythm 50 Billion Probiotics is made in a Facility Based in New York, USA. Our Facility is GMP Certificated , which Represent the Highest Level of Technology, Quality Purity and Consistence.
- 50 BILLION 20 STRAINS TARGETED RELEASE FORMULA NewRhythm 50 Billion Probiotics Capsules is Scientifically Backed Proven, Formulated by Doctor with 50 Billion Living Organisms Per Serving, Featuring Targeted Release Technology to Help Probiotics Survive Stomach Acids and Reach Your Intestinal Track. Prebiotics Fiber is also Included In the Formula.
- POTENT AND PURE FOR YOUR DIGESTIVE HEALTH AND IMMUNE HEALTH*¡ï Our All Natural Probiotics Provides Support For the Establishment and Maintenance of Favorable Intestinal Flora. Gives You Powerful Support for Healthy Digestion and Balanced Intestinal Ecology. Our Products are Shelf Stable that Does NOT Require Refrigeration
- 100% NATURAL, NON-GMO, GLUTEN FREE NewRhythm 50 Billion Probiotics is Formulated with 100% Natural Ingredients and Independently Tested in 3rd Party Labs in USA. Our Turmeric Supplement is Verified NON-GMO, Gluten Free and Verified Free of Sugar, Soy, Yeast, Egg, Wheat, Corn, Peanuts, Fish, Shellfish, Magnesium Stearate, Artificial Ingredients, Fillers, Binders, Preservatives.
- 100% SATISFACTION OR 100% MONEY BACK, GUARANTEED. We stand behind our products with confidence. If in anyway you are not completely satisfied with our products, please let us know in 30 days, we will give you 100% money back.
- NO RISK GUARANTEE - Beware of probiotics that claim or use deceptive advertising. Buy with confidence with a MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - no questions asked! If for some reason our product doesn't work for you, you'll get your money back - Simple as that!
- 900 BILLION CFU MAXIMUM STRENGTH - Our proprietary strain allows your body to digest the enzymes more effectively than other brands, bypassing stomach acids for the best absorption into the intestines.
- HIGHEST QUALITY - Made in the USA in a state of the start, strict and safe GMP Certified Lab in Florida for Maximum quality and safety! Buy with confidence.
- DIGESTIVE HEALTH - The best quality Acidophilus Probiotic Supplement that Increases Calcium Absorption for Bone Density, Supports More Vitamin Production, and Supports a healthy digestive system. Fights off the bad bacteria present in the GI Tract that helps with Energy levels and digestive health. 100% organic and gluten free.
- BEST PROBIOTICS - All-Natural, GLUTEN & DAIRY FREE with NO REFRIGERATION required! Safe and Natural probiotic Made in the USA, with No chemicals, preservatives, fillers, binders, or blenders. Strains are GUARANTEED potent until expiration, providing maximum effectiveness!
- PROVEN EFFECTIVE – Culturelle Digestive Health Daily Probiotic Capsules are powered Lactobacillus rhamnosus (LGG). LGG is the proven effective and clinically studied probiotic strain. LGG helps your digestive system work better.
- DAILY DIGESTIVE HEALTH * – LGG is naturally sourced and scientifically proven to work in harmony with your body to keep your digestive system in balance.* Helps with occasional digestive upset; including diarrhea, gas and bloating.* For daily use, take 1 vegetarian capsule per day
- NO REFRIGERATION REQUIRED –Every package of Culturelle meets the highest standards for purity and potency when consumed - not just when we make it. To preserve the billions of CFU’s (colony-forming units) in your Culturelle, store it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight
- SAFE AND EFFECTIVE – Over 1,000 scientific studies and 30 years of research have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of LGG probiotics. Culturelle is vegetarian and contains no gluten≠, milk, soy, wheat or preservatives
- PROBIOTIC POWER – The doctors that discovered LGG found that it is strong enough to survive stomach acids and successfully set up shop in the intestines
- MAKTrek TECHNOLOGY - Our top selling Probiotic features the MAKTrek patented stomach acid protection and delivery system. This can allow strains to survive stomach acid and reach deep into the small intestine to support a healthy gut. Our advanced strength formula can even reach your large intestine.
- PROFESSIONAL GRADE & DEVELOPED BY DOCTORS - Our industry leading capsules are formulated with a patented combination of Probiotic strains and CFU's containing Lactobacillus Acidophilus Plantarum Paracasei and Bifidobacterium Lactis among others.
- DIGESTIVE HEALTH & IMMUNE SYSTEM SUPPORT - Replenish the beneficial bacteria to improve digestive and immune health, support more vitamin production and promote daily relief.
- DAIRY & GLUTEN FREE, NO REFRIGERATION REQUIRED & MADE IN USA - Our unique Probiotic supplement is manufactured in the US following strict GMP guidelines. Every batch is third party tested to ensure the ingredients are safe, pure and potent. We pride ourselves on our superior ingredients.
- GUARANTEED POTENCY UNTIL EXPIRATION DATE - Beware of probiotic supplements that don't guarantee potency all the way to expiration as strains can be dead by the time you buy the probiotic. BioSchwartz Probiotics guarantees that strains will be ready to work through expiration.
- DIGESTION SUPPORT: This once daily probiotic supplement contains Lactobaccilus acidophilus and Bifidobacteria for digestive health and constipation relief
- PROBIOTICS FOR WOMEN: Specially formulated probiotic for women's specific health needs contains L. reuteri and L. fermentum for vaginal health
- IMMUNE SUPPORT: This dietary supplement has 50 billion CFU and 16 probiotics for immune system health
- SHELF STABLE PROBIOTICS: This 50 billion probiotics supplement comes in 30 one daily capsules; no refrigeration required
- HYPOALLERGENIC PROBIOTIC: Our probiotic is dairy free, gluten free, soy free, and vegetarian
- HEALTHY GUT, HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM: 60-Capsule, 2-Pack Probiotic 10 with Priobio-guard for digestive and immune health. The probiotic formula in Nature’s Bounty Probiotic 10 assists in the body’s natural digestive process and contributes to immune function
- ASSISTS THE NATURAL DIGESTIVE PROCESS: Probiotic 10 by Nature’s Bounty contains 10 distinct probiotic strains and 20 billion live cultures per serving at time of manufacture
- CLINICALLY STUDIED STRAINS: Studies show not all probiotic strains are the same and different strains can provide different benefits. Nature's Bounty Probiotic 10 contains clinically studied strains that help deliver additional good bacteria to your system
- QUALITY, PURITY, POTENCY: Every Nature’s Bounty Probiotic product is quality tested in our microbiological laboratory throughout the manufacturing process to verify purity and potency. Nature’s Bounty’s Probiotic 10 are suitable for vegetarians
- FROM THE TRUSTED WELLNESS EXPERTS: Nature’s Bounty Probiotic supplements are a product of 50 years of dedication to quality, consistency and scientific research to make vitamins and nutritional supplements of unrivaled excellence
- 100 BILLION CFU GUARANTEED, SHELF STABLE, 34 STRAINS: Our probiotic contains a guaranteed shelf stable 100 BILLION CFU & 34 STRAINS per serving. We saw a need for high-quality supplements that actually work and stand by their claims, our probiotics comes with a MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Professional grade NON-GMO vegan probiotics with NO: Binders, Soy, Gluten, Milk, Egg, Wheat, Peanuts, Shellfish, Additives, or Preservatives.
- 100% RAW LIVE PROBIOTICS, ORGANIC PREBIOTICS AND DIGESTIVE ENZYMES: Our DR FORMULATED probiotic is made with genuine prebiotics, digestive enzymes, and probiotics based on clinical research. A complete once daily probiotic supplement for ultimate digestive health naturally helps to support the free stomach digestive environment biotics condition, and supports the natural stomach balance.
- DOCTOR FORMULATED PROBIOTIC SUPPLEMENT: Our one-a-day whole food probiotic with digestive enzyme & prebiotic fiber is Dr. formulated for gut health, gas relief, bloating relief, constipation eliminator, leaky gut & flora, digestive health solution, weight loss, immune system, womens prenatal, yeast relief, sleep, intestinal health fortify, candida, colon defense, diet, mood thrive, metabolism, clear bowel, kidney care, dental, pregnancy, morning complete, vitamins, small & large intestine renew
- BEST PROBIOTICS FOR ADULTS WITH 34 STRAINS: Our prebiotics and probiotics are HIGH POTENCY and intended now for use by you a female and male adult. Acidophilus probio with pre-biotic pills including 34 symbiotic good strains, fungus, & absorb cultures. Lactobacillus acidophilus, casei, paracasei, salivarius, plantarum, bacillus, bifidobacterium lactis, bifidum, longum, saccharomyces, fermentum, boulardii, and more see full ingredients below. Easier to take than powder, gummies, liquid, & pearls
- ASSURED STANDARD OF QUALITY & SAFETY: Made in the USA in a UL, GMP certified registered facility labs. Probiotic for women, probiotic for men, probiotic for adults - Gives 100 Billion CFU - More than products of 3, 5, 10, 13, 15, 40, 45, 50, 60, 70, 80 Billion CFU! Shelf stable non refrigerated platinum pro-bio-tic, pure no refrigeration pro-biotics, Lactobacillus acidophilus, ultra vegetarian probotics activated hyperbiotics supplement assist advantage.
- 100 million active cultures at time of manufacture
- Helps support overall well being
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- Other ingredients: Vegetable Cellulose, Vegetable Stearic Acid, Silica, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate
- Contains (2) bottles of 100 tablets of Nature's Bounty Acidophilus Probiotic dietary supplement. This supplement provides friendly bacteria for the digestive system. (1) Stomach friendly supplement. No artifical colors, flavors, or sweeteners and have to be refrigerated
- Acidophilus is friendly bacteria for the digestive system. (1) Nature’s Bounty Probiotic Acidophilus contains over 100 million active Lactobacillus Acidophilus (including naturally occurring metabolic product produced by Lactobacilli) at time of manufacture
- Quality, consistency and scientific research has resulted in vitamins and nutritional supplements of unrivaled excellence. Using the latest breakthroughs in nutritional science and the finest ingredients, we provide supplements of unsurpassed quality and value
- Every Nature’s Bounty product is subjected to numerous quality tests throughout the manufacturing process to verify purity and potency. The ingredients and final product are tested in our microbiological laboratory to make certain that the product is pure
- Our supplements are overseen by scientists, manufacturing specialists and quality experts, each dedicated to maintaining the highest quality standards. Nature’s Bounty only uses ingredients from suppliers that meet GMP supplement quality standards
- DIGESTION SUPPORT: This 100 billion CFU once daily probiotic supplement contains Lactobacillus acidophilus, paracasei, brevis, and bulgaricus as well as Bifidobacterium (Bifidobacteria) lactis and longum to support digestive health
- IMMUNE SUPPORT: 100 billion CFU and 34 probiotic strains to support immune system health
- CLEANSING SUPPORT: Replenish beneficial bacteria during your cleanse with 34 naturally diverse whole food strains
- DIGESTIVE ENZYME SUPPLEMENT: Delivers probiotic created vitamins, minerals, and prebiotics as well as protein digesting enzymes. Our Probiotic supplement is RAW, gluten free, and vegetarian with no binders, no fillers, no carriers, and no soy allergens
- DUAL BENEFIT OF PREBIOTICS+PROBIOTICS.Align Gummies support digestive health in 2 ways: They contain a prebiotic fiber, Inulin, to help nourish good bacteria in digestive system and the probiotic, Bacillus Coagulans, which adds more good bacteria in your gut
- THE #1 DOCTOR RECOMMENDED PROBIOTICS BRAND. Among doctors that recommended a brand of probiotic in a QuintilesIMS 2017 survey.
- GREAT-TASTING AND CONVENIENT. Align Prebiotic + Probiotic Gummies taste great, are easy to chew, and don’t require water to take. They’re the good-for-you supplement that you’ll actually look forward to taking!
- NATURAL FRUIT FLAVORS AND <1G OF SUGAR. Some gummies claim to support your health but are loaded with sugars and artificial colors. Align Gummies are naturally flavored and contain less than 1g of beet sugar per gummy.
- THERE'S MORE TO PROBIOTICS THAN JUST MORE CFU’S. Align Prebiotic + Probiotic Gummies contain 1 Billion CFUs – the effective dosage of our probiotic strain to support your digestive health.
- 60 BILLION CFU, DEVELOPED BY DOCTORS: Our Non-GMO maximum strength supplement was formulated by Doctors - 60 Billion CFU and 10 scientifically proven strains in each capsule to provide you with immune system support, digestive health, intestinal health. Research has shown that probiotics can be a natural way to improve mental health AND mood too!
- ORGANIC PREBIOTICS + PROBIOTICS: We’ve included Organic Prebiotic Complex which acts as “food” for the good bacteria and probiotics in your system which is great for leaky gut, gas relief, constipation, and even weight loss. Probiotics and prebiotics with powerful digestive enzymes - this is the ULTIMATE digestive formula, and the ONLY one you’ll need!
- PLUS DIGESTIVE ENZYMES : Our all-natural probiotic supplement contains 10 super-charged strains including Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium lactis. That’s not all - we’ve specifically added digestive enzymes to help break down proteins, fats, and carbs, which facilitates better nutrient absorption. Maximize and Optimize your life with just one capsule a day!
- SHELF STABLE & PATENTED CAPSULES: Every bottle of our premium prebiotics and probiotics is shelf stable - NO refrigeration required! By using PATENTED EMBO Caps, the probiotic is protected from stomach acid and bile. Delayed Release technology helps the strains reach the intestinal tract, where they can deliver maximum health benefits.
- PURE QUALITY, 100% SATISFACTION: At Purely Optimal, our mission is to help people live longer, happier, and healthier lives. Each product is made in the USA in a GMP certified facility and is 3rd party lab tested. We stand behind our product’s safety and quality and if you’re not satisfied with the product for any reason, let us know and we’ll make it right. Try it, Risk Free!
- 10 PROBIOTIC STRAINS: Offers a balanced spectrum of live organisms consisting of acid-resistant probiotic bacterial strains that are known to naturally colonize the human GI tract*
- CLINICALLY VALIDATED STRAINS*: Utilizes bacterial strains that have been clinically validated for their support of healthy immune system function*
- HEALTHY INTESTINAL FLORA*: Probiotic bacteria are critical for healthy digestion, helping maintain the integrity of the intestinal lining, support proper intestinal motility, and participate in the detoxification process*
- GMP Quality Assured: NPA A-rated GMP certification means that every aspect of the NOW manufacturing process has been examined, including our laboratory/testing methods (for stability, potency, and product formulation)
- Packaged in the USA by a family owned and operated company since 1968
- GET 15 TIMES MORE SURVIVABILITY THAN WITH VEGGIE CAPSULES. With a patented delivery method, the probiotic organisms in this formula are released over an 8-10 hour period so they bypass your stomach acids and reach deep into your intestinal tract alive (where they are needed most) so you can experience the benefits that probiotics have to offer.
- STAY WELL. 80% of your immune system is in your gut. PRO-15 digestive enzyme supplements help to replenish beneficial bacteria to support digestive and immune health. Life should be easy.
- SUPPORT YOUR WEIGHT MANAGEMENT EFFORTS. Did you know that scientists can predict body weight more effectively from a person’s bacterial makeup (90 percent accuracy) than from their genes (58 percent accuracy)? It’s true. Studies suggest that gut flora may play a role in both metabolism and weight management.
- SUPPORT YOUR MOOD AND ENERGY LEVELS. PRO-15 IBS supplements help to create a microenvironment inside your digestive system that encourages nutrient absorption and may help you feel like your happy, energetic, and vibrant self.
- SENSITIVE STOMACH FRIENDLY. Unlike most flora probiotic, Hyperbiotics PRO-15 includes a patented time release delivery, meaning the beneficial bacteria are released at consistent levels throughout your Gl tract (versus all at once in your upper stomach). This delayed release can help reduce digestive upset.
- 24/7 DIGESTIVE SUPPORT. Align Probiotic Supplement, for men and women, naturally helps with occasional abdominal discomfort, gas, and bloating. One capsule a day, taken with or without food, helps to maintain your digestive system’s natural balance
- #1 GASTROENTEROLOGIST RECOMMENDED PROBIOTIC for 12 years in a row. Align Probiotic is recommended more often by Gastroenterologists and Doctors than any other probiotics brand
- EFFECTIVE STRAIN discovered by Gastroenterologists and backed by over 20 years of research. Align contains the probiotic strain, Bifidobacterium 35624, which works naturally to supplement your digestive system with good bacteria
- 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED, OR YOUR MONEY BACK. Align Probiotic Supplement is heat-foil seal wrapped to ensure survivability, and each lot is DNA tested to ensure effective levels of Bifidobacterium 35624
- THERE’S MORE TO PROBIOTICS THAN JUST BILLIONS OF CFUs. Align is formulated with high quality ingredients and contains an effective level of CFUs and live cultures. Align Probiotics are gluten free, soy-free, vegetarian, and no refrigeration is required
- 50 BILLION ORGANISMS - Vitamin Bounty's Pro 50 offers a potent 50Billion organisms per serving, making it one of the most effective probiotics with prebiotics on the market.
- 13 PROBIOTIC STRAINS - Unlike other probiotics that only contain 1 or 2 probiotic strains, Pro-50 has 13 probiotic strains, ensuring you will get the support you need for your overall digestive health.
- DELAYED RELEASE CAPSULE - Pro-50 probiotics use a patented capsule, that protects the live organisms in the capsule from stomach acid, delivering more cultures and ensuring maximum efficacy.
- POTENCY & PURITY GUARANTEED - The capsule itself is a delayed-release vegetable capsule, with prebiotic greens. Developed and tested in an NSF certified facility.
- STRAINS INCLUDE: Saccharomyces boulardii, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus salivarius, Lactobacillus paracasei, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium brevis, Bifidobacterium longum
- ONCE DAILY PROBIOTICS FOR WOMEN: A probiotic supplement for women with 50 BILLION CFUs plus clinically proven ingredients to help promote digestion, immune support and feminine health. Organic prebiotics and 6 probiotic strains with D-Mannose & ProCran, a clinically proven cranberry extract that provides powerful antioxidants. 50 mg of ProCran is equivalent to 2,500 mg of cranberries without the sugar and calories.
- PREBIOTIC + PROBIOTIC WITH PATENTED CRANBERRY EXTRACT: A natural women’s prebiotic-probiotic combination that can help with UTI relief and vaginosis. Contains patented and clinically proven ProCran, a cranberry extract which naturally contains proanthocyanidins (PACs) - a key cranberry antioxidant. Cranberries support your immune system and protect your body from free radicals. ProCran is clinically proven to support urinary tract health.
- ORGANIC PREBIOTIC & PROBIOTIC BLEND: Our Women's Probiotic contains organic prebiotics and natural vegan probiotics for a complete synbiotic to support digestive health, urinary tract support & immune system. A shelf-stable vegan probiotic in delayed-release capsules with NO: dairy, soy, gluten, milk, egg, wheat, peanuts, or shellfish.
- 50 BILLION CFUs & 6 PROBIOTIC STRAINS: Naturally inspired probiotic with targeted doctor-approved probiotic strains for women, our probiotic includes: Lactobacillus Gasseri, Acidophilus, Plantarum, Paracasei, Casei and Bifidobacterium Lactis.
- SAFETY ASSURED STANDARD OF QUALITY: Our women's prebiotic and probiotic is 3rd-party tested for purity and manufactured in the USA using imported and domestic ingredients. Our product is contained in acid-resistant capsules to protect against stomach acid with delayed-release technology to ensure the probiotics reach the intestines and release where they’re needed. No refrigeration required.
- DIGESTION SUPPORT: Primal Defense 15 billion CFU probiotic supplement contains Lactobaccilus acidophilus, Bifidobacteria, and other strains to maximize the benefits of a healthy diet, boost nutrient absorption, relieve constipation and support digestive health
- SOIL BASED PROBIOTICS: The only shelf stable probiotic powder formula containing a unique whole food blend with Homeostatic Soil Organisms (HSO)
- IMMUNE SUPPORT: This dietary supplement has 15 billion CFU and 13 hardy beneficial strains for immune system health
- COLON HEALTH SUPPORT: These probiotics for constipation promote regular, healthy and comfortable bowel movements
- VEGETARIAN PROBIOTIC: Whole food, gluten free, vegetarian probiotics supplement for a balanced, health internal environment
- Supports your: Long term digestive health with continued use
- Helps provide relief from: Digestive issues such as abdominal discomfort, bloating, and occasional diarrhea
- Survives stomach acid 100x better: Survives 100 times better than yogurt and leading probiotics
- Contains BC30: A unique strain of good bacteria, with 2 billion viable cells per capsule
- Also supports: Immune health
What Are Probiotics?
According to the World Health Organization, probiotics are living microorganisms that when consumed in sufficient numbers can provide excellent health benefits that go beyond basic nutrition. Probiotics are cultures that have been shown to provide specific health benefits such as supporting digestive and immune health and contributing to the maintenance of a balanced gut microbiota, which is important for the proper functioning of the digestive system and the entire body.
By now you’ve probably heard of the microbiome, the community of trillions of microorganisms that live inside and on your body. But did you know that microbes are so fundamental to life that they outnumber human cells by 10 to 1?
Our microbiome is full of all kinds of microbes, both good and bad. When our microbiome is balanced, the good guys work hard to keep us vibrant and healthy. However, when too many of the bad guys are hanging around, the good bacteria lose their footing and can’t do their jobs properly.
The good news is that we can swing the balance of the microbes in our microbiome in favor of the good guys by consuming probiotics, or beneficial bacteria. Probiotics work to replenish the beneficial bacteria in our body and provide a myriad of important health benefits.
Top Benefits of Probiotics
Probiotics are live bacteria (found in foods like kefir, yogurt, and kombucha) are essential for good gut health. And if you consider that your microbiome (all of the bacteria in your body) is a mix of good and bad bacteria (like the kind that makes you sick), it’s important to have enough of the good bacteria so your body will function properly.
Probiotics do much more than alleviate stomach problems. While most people just thought of probiotics as beneficial for digestive health, your gut is connected to your entire body.
As a result? Emerging research suggests they help prevent a wide range of conditions, starting with these five.
Promote a healthy microbiome
From modern diets filled with sugar and additives to exposure to antibiotics in both medicine and food, your lifestyle can wreak havoc on your body’s delicate balance of bacteria. Even aging, stress, environmental toxins, and medications (such as antacids, birth control, and steroids) can have indiscriminate effects on your healthy microflora balance.
When the good guys are overwhelmed, your microbiome can quickly shift and create issues that are less than ideal. Luckily, consuming probiotic supplements can increase your body’s levels of healthy bacteria and encourage optimal conditions in your body.
Taking a probiotic can lower your body weight and body mass index, Probiotics can also improve your blood sugar control and affect sensitivity to leptin (a hormone that helps regulate appetite.) This is key for anyone struggling with type 2 diabetes.
Keep temporary inflammation in check
By supporting immune system, probiotics can help to alleviate temporary inflammation—improving the health of your bones, joints, skin, and other areas of your body.
In a study published in Gut Microbes, researchers measured participants’ levels of temporary inflammation before and after taking Bifidobacterium supplements. By the end of the 8-week trial, inflammation levels significantly decreased in the probiotic group, proving that these good bacteria can effectively keep temporary inflammation in check3.
Have you ever felt tired even after getting enough rest? Well, it turns out that a balanced gut can help reinvigorate you. That’s because fatigue (and the resulting irritability) are often signs of poor digestion, which occurs as a result of an unhealthy gut.
Recent research highlights the connection between probiotics and energy. Scientists at National Taiwan Sport University administered Lactobacillus plantarum to mice for six weeks. At the end of the trial, the mice showed increased grip strength, muscle weight, and endurance; and decreased fatigue4.
The good news? Taking beneficial probiotics can help give you energy and support your body’s ability to properly digest and process all the healthy nutrients you eat so you can regain your vitality.
Balance your blood sugar
Did you know that probiotics can help balance blood sugar levels? Yes, gut bacteria communicate with your cells to send chemical messages throughout your body. This communication process, in turn, enables your body to support and maintain healthy glucose levels.
Taking a daily probiotic ensures that enough of the good guys are working on your behalf to optimize all of your body’s processes;
Improve the appearance of your skin
It’s not just about vanity! Your skin is your largest organ, and it protects your body from countless external threats. But, what many people don’t realize is that your skin is an important reflection of your internal health. Skin problems can result from nutritional and hormonal imbalances, as well as immune system disruptions, all issues that begin in the gut. By helping you to better absorb the nutrients from your foods and supporting immune system response, probiotics can reduce temporary inflammation and help you achieve healthier-looking skin that glows.
Skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea can be troublesome, to say the least, but some studies suggest that the right strains of probiotics can help. It reverts to the whole idea of inflammation. And since some skin conditions, like other health issues, stem from inflammation, minimizing it can be a skin savior.
Balance Immune Function
Tired of feeling sick and run down? Research has shown less of an occurrence of upper respiratory infection after the use of probiotics,” And it makes sense why: Probiotics are a better type of bacteria, they can help prevent infection. Making sure you have a better balance of bacteria can also ward off issues like the cold and flu.”
Can you believe that the vast majority—approximately 80%—of your immune system is located in your gut? Because so many of your immune cells inhabit your intestinal tract, a healthy and balanced immune response is largely dependent on strong communities of beneficial bacteria existing within the gut environment.
A high-quality supplement (preferably with multiple strains of good bacteria) works to crowd out the bad guys and support the foundation of your health at its core.
Enhance nutrient absorption
No matter how many superfoods you eat, your body won’t be able to benefit from them if your gut environment isn’t teeming with healthy bacteria. You see, enzymes and digestive bacteria break down the food you eat into molecules that make their way into your bloodstream to nourish your body. Inadequate or unbalanced microbial populations in the gut can derail this process and can even lead to malabsorption of critical nutrients.
A daily probiotic can help your body naturally absorb all of the goodness from your food and supplements so that you’re getting the most out of your efforts to stay healthy.
A study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that allergy sufferers who took a supplement of a probiotic called B. lactis once a day for 8 weeks were far less sniffly two months down the road than those who didn’t. People who took probiotics also had decreased levels of pro-inflammatory markers, the researchers say. That could be because probiotics alter the permeability of the intestinal wall, and help to keep pro-inflammatory compounds from entering the bloodstream, says nutritionist Molly Kimball, R.D.
Fight bad breath
You may be surprised to learn that our mouths are home to an incredible amount of bacteria. Studies show that certain probiotics, like Streptococcus salivarius K12, can help support the oral microbiome by suppressing the growth of bad breath-causing microbes2.
Unlike mouthwash or mints that simply mask bad breath odor, probiotics can help overcome this occasional, yet embarrassing, issue by encouraging long-term equilibrium of oral bacteria.
Your “gut feeling” is more than just a hunch. In fact, your mental and emotional balance hinge on a healthy gut environment. The good guys in your intestinal tract produce hundreds of nervous system chemicals that regulate your moods. Indeed, almost 95% of your body’s serotonin—the happiness chemical also found in the brain—is manufactured by your gut bacteria, so replenishing them often is one of the best things you can do to support healthy emotional function.
In a study of 40 people without mood disorders, those who took a probiotic supplement every night for 30 days felt happier and reported feeling generally happier and less bothered by life’s problems than those who took a placebo. Other research suggests that probiotics can help lower levels of depression, stress, and anxiety.
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