This year, don’t wait for the first sneeze or sniffle to safeguard your body against seasonal illness. Taking a daily probiotic supplement is something the whole family can do to boost immune defenses naturally and promote better health throughout the year.
You may not realize it, but the majority of your body’s natural immune defenses are in your digestive tract, where friendly bacteria called probiotics work to crowd out harmful organisms and maintain a balanced intestinal environment. But when that balance is upset due to things like stress, travel and even poor eating habits—all of which can be a factor during the holidays—the bad bacteria can flourish, leaving your immune system vulnerable to attack.
Nowadays choosing the right daily probiotic supplement is as simple as reading labels and knowing what to look for. An effective high-potency formula should have at least 6 billion active cultures per serving, with a balanced blend of Bifidobacteria (the most prevalent good bacteria in a healthy large intestine) and Lactobacilli (the most prevalent good bacteria in a healthy small intestine). And because probiotics are important at every age, there are natural formulas for infants and children as well as targeted probiotics for young adults, seniors, and even women-specific formulas that promote vaginal and urinary tract health.
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