3 Surprising Benefits of Taking Probiotics
Probiotics help your gut to digest food, eliminate microorganisms that can trigger disease, manage digestive conditions, and produce vitamins1. Your body has both good and bad bacteria, but as long as the two are in balance, your immune system will stay strong2. Studies have shown that probiotics can improve heart health, digestive health and immune function among providing other benefits3. Other studies even suggest that probiotics may help you to cut belly fat and lose weight. It’s no wonder many people have added probiotic supplements to their daily health routines. But what else can they do? 1. Supports Healthy Immune Function: Approximately 70% of the cells in your immune system are located in the digestive tract. Factors such as age and medications can impact the balance of healthy intestinal bacteria. Probiotics can help encourage this favorable balance and strengthen your immune system4. 2. Benefit Your Gut While Taking Antibiotics: Taking an antibiotic can impact the healthy bacteria living in your digestive system5. Unfortunately, people stop their antibiotics prematurely because the gastrointestinal stress it may cause can make people feel uncomfortable. To ensure you are consuming enough beneficial bacteria while taking antibiotics, it is recommended that you add a probiotic supplement to your routine. Researchers believe that probiotics can have the potential to balance digestion after an interruption (like taking antibiotics) to maintain healthy bacteria in the gut. 3. Balances Your Digestive System: The 'good' bacteria in your gut are responsible for maintaining the healthy functioning of the digestive system and support healthy digestion. The balance of bacteria can impact intestinal biodiversity, including processes involved in energy metabolism, digestion, and immune support. When probiotics are active, they form colony forming units (CFU). This means that the bacteria are able to divide and form colonies. NATURELO’s Ultra Strength Probiotic Supplement contains 11 probiotic strains with 50 billion live cultures for maximum potency and quick results.
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