Curious about Probiotics?
Did you know that the bacteria in your body outnumber your body’s cells 10 to 1? It’s true, and most of them reside in your gut.
Most bacteria are quite harmless in fact helpful!
Having the right bacteria in your gut has even been linked to numerous health benefits such as weight loss, improved digestion, enhanced immune function, better skin and synthesize certain such has vitamin K.
What Are Probiotics?
Probiotics are foods or supplements that contain these friendly bacteria and are supposed to help colonize our guts with health-boosting microorganisms.
Taking care of your gut, and the friendly bacteria that are there is one of the most important things you can do for your health and your immune system.
In a few research papers, they mention that our intestinal microflora may influence whether we become overweight or are susceptible to diabetes, but more research is needed to know for sure.
What should I take?
1 billion live organisms minimum per dose is needed for a probiotic supplement to work most researchers agree.
The verdict is still out if you need to take those every day. Cycling them is most likely a good idea, or after a round of antibiotics would be highly recommended as those would affect your natural flora, and reduce your protection against common colds.
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