Taking daily probiotics is a healthy habit that anyone can incorporate into their lifestyle. Ingesting probiotics leads to a myriad of health benefits such as an improved immune, digestive system and skin health that starts in your gut. While more research needs to be done, the gut is the largest immune organ in the body and is also linked to your brain and mental state, and rightly plays a major role in the health of our whole body. Maintaining good gut health is something can be easily added into your health routine with a daily probiotic.
What Are Probiotics
Probiotics are good bacteria that helps your body balance the gut flora in your digestive system. Your gut is full of good and bad bacteria that aid in digesting food and protecting your immune system. However, this ecosystem in your gut sometimes gets unbalanced, and taking daily probiotics can prevent pathogens from taking hold and causing disease.
Your gut flora comprises 1000 micro-organisms and are mostly found in your large intestine. It performs a range of functions, including manufacturing vitamin B and turning fibre into fats to protect your gut wall. However, it is very sensitive to your diet and a disruption is linked to many diseases. Probiotics can help to correct this balance amongst other many benefits.
Benefits of Taking Daily Probiotics
Restore the Balance of Gut Microflora
As mentioned previously, taking daily probiotics can help to restore the natural balance of the gut microflora in your intestines. Most individuals do not have a balance of good bacteria due to dietary and lifestyle issues, illness and medications and cause even more health problems like digestive and weight issues, allergies and much more.
Taking a daily probiotic is known for aiding with diarrhea problems when ingesting antibiotics. Antibiotics can kill most of the good bacteria in your gut and allow bad bacteria to flourish. This can affect your digestive system and cause diarrhea.
Probiotics can also help with digestive issues such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and reduce bloating, gas, constipation and diarrhea. They can also fight against issues such as inflammatory bowel disease and Helicobacter pylori infections, which cause ulcers and stomach cancers.
Another benefit of taking daily probiotics is weight loss. Studies have shown that the people who are obese have different strains of gut bacteria than those who are lean. Taking certain strains of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium probiotics may aid in weight loss.
Regular intake of probiotics can also have other health benefits, such as lower inflammation, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. They may also improve immune function, lowering our susceptibility to infections.
Skin Health and Allergies
Probiotics can also reduce allergies and eczema especially during pregnancy and while babies are still being fed milk. Probiotics can help with skin problems like eczema, acne and rosacea.
How to Introduce Probiotics Into Your Diet and Lifestyle
Now that we understand the many benefits of probiotics, introducing daily probiotics into your diet is easy. Probiotics are generally safe for consumption for most people, although some may experience side effects like gas and mild discomfort in their digestive system in the beginning. Individuals with compromised immune systems such as HIV or cancer may want to consult their doctor before starting on any probiotics.
There are many forms of healthy foods that contain probiotics naturally, such as fermented foods and drinks like kombucha, yoghurt, sauerkraut, miso and kefir. You can find these items quite easily at any grocery store and add them to your meals.
On the other hand, you can find probiotic supplements generally sold in powder to sprinkle or capsule form to be swallowed. Probiotic supplements contain freeze-dried but live bacteria, so do pay attention to the expiry dates and instructions on how to store them. Dosages vary for each product, but it is recommended to take 5 to 10 billion colony-forming units (CFUs) per day.
At Nature’s Glory, we sell probiotics made from gentle, natural formulas, so they are safe for consumption when first taken and reduce abdominal pain or stomach upset.
Our probiotics are also created to have maximum absorption in the gut, increasing the effectiveness of taking the supplements. Flat Tummy contains special strains of live Bifidus and Lactobacillus probiotics which can withstand gastric juices and heat of up to 85 degrees Celsius to reach the intestines alive. Garden of Life Primal Defense Ultra probiotics are delivered via UltraZorbe™ 100% vegetarian capsules to ensure potency and better dissolution in the gut.
The key probiotics in Garden of Life Primal Defense HSO can thrive in the toughest digestive environments and are undeterred by stomach and bile acids.
Flat Tummy is a unique combination of friendly Probiotics and Prebiotics (lactose, oligosaccharides, Hatomugi pearl barley, plant enzymes) to loosen impacted feces in the gut for better bowel movement, ease constipation, reduce bloating, improve skin health and slimming of the waist. It is a natural detox product that is gentle on the stomach and still delivers strong results. We have over 185 customers who have tried our supplement and given us a 5 out of 5 rating for this product!
Garden of Life Primal Defense HSO Probiotic Formula contains a proprietary blend of 12 strains of beneficial microorganisms that you would consume if your food was free from pesticides and other chemicals. These 12 strains include Lactobacillus plantarum, Bifidobacterium lactis, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Bifidobacterium breve, Lactobacillus casei, Bacillus subtilis, Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus salivarius, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus paracasei, Bifidobacterium longum.
Three capsules of Garden of Life Primal Defense Ultra per day provides a 15 billion live cell count of 13 species of beneficial cultures, including the 12 strains of soil-based probiotics called Homeostatic® Soil Organisms (HSOs) featured in the HSO formulation. It also contains Saccharomyces boulardii, which is a type of yeast that nourishes colon mucosal cells, supports the normal barrier function of the intestinal epithelium and improves healthy intestinal function.