CAT | Probiotic Supplements
Does it seem like January is just zipping by? How are those 2015 health resolutions coming along? Have you been eating more fiber? Cutting back on sugary soft drinks? Cooking more meals at home? Good for you! Now let’s talk probiotics.
Probiotics are the beneficial bacteria that occur naturally in the digestive tract, where they promote a balanced internal environment to support digestive and immune health.‡ Because up to 80% of the immune system is found in the gut, having a healthy balance of bacteria there—meaning more good and neutral than harmful bacteria—is important for optimal health.‡ However, factors such as poor diet, stress, age, and certain medications can deplete your numbers of good bacteria and lead to digestive upsets and poor health.
If you haven’t yet discovered the benefits of taking a daily probiotic supplement, now is the perfect time do so. During the winter months and throughout the year, probiotics can offer a wide range of benefits.‡ Here are just a few!
- Help restore digestive balance‡
- Relieve occasional digestive discomfort‡
- Support immune health‡
- Promote bowel health and regularity‡
- Support a healthy yeast balance in women‡
- Replenish healthy gut bacteria‡
Ready to power up with probiotics?‡ Click here to watch a helpful video about the 6 Rules of Probiotics and for helpful advice on choosing the right probiotic supplement for you and your family.
It seems like everyone is talking about probiotics these days, using words like cultures and strains and Bifido—but what do you REALLY need to know when choosing a probiotic? Is there a difference from one supplement to the next? Do certain formulas target specific needs? And why can you find some on the shelf and some in the refrigerated section at your local market?
Watch this eye-opening video to find out!
The 6 Rules of Probiotics
The 6 Rules of Probiotics explains how to choose a probiotic based on a handful of simple guidelines that are surprisingly easy to remember—including the total amount of good bacteria per capsule, also called the culture count. In addition, you will learn all about the bacteria in your gut (most of which are good guys and help with things like vitamin production and supporting your immune system) as well as what can happen when your digestive system is out of balance. Be sure to check it out!