Good Digestive Health Begins with Probiotics‡

woman-pillAll too often digestion can seem like an automatic process, but nowadays scientists are discovering that we need to have a different mindset. Specifically, we need to be mindful of the fact that a balanced gut is the foundation for optimal health—and one of the ways we can do that is by understanding the benefits of probiotics.‡

When there is an ideal balance of beneficial (and neutral) to harmful bacteria in the gut, the stage is set for optimal digestion.‡ However, several factors such as poor diet, stress, age, and the use of certain medications can deplete our numbers of good bacteria and lead to occasional digestive upsets such as bloating and constipation. Probiotics are the beneficial or “friendly” bacteria that help balance the gut and promote good digestive health, which is why many experts recommend taking a daily high-potency probiotic supplement.‡

By working to maintain a balanced intestinal environment, probiotics enhance digestion and help prevent occasional digestive upsets.‡ They also help to ferment soluble fiber in the gut, which in turn produces a short-chain fatty acid called butyric acid that helps to nourish healthy colon cells and promote bowel regularity.‡ In addition, probiotics help your body digest valuable nutrients from food and play a key role in manufacturing needed vitamins, including vitamin B12 and vitamin K.‡

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.

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Power Up with Probiotics!‡ New Year’s Resolution Tip #5

woman-joggingDoes 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.

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