Probiotics are good bacteria that can be consumed through fermented foods, fermented drinks, or supplements. More and more studies show that the balance or imbalance of bacteria in your digestive system is linked to overall health and disease. Probiotics promote a healthy balance of gut bacteria and have been linked to a wide range of health benefits.
This is an overview of the key health benefits linked to probiotics.
1. Improved Digestion
Several clinical studies have shown that certain probiotic supplements can help reduce gas production and bloating in people with digestive problems.
Probiotics are widely known for their ability to prevent diarrhea or reduce its severity.
Diarrhea is a common side effect of taking antibiotics. It occurs because antibiotics can negatively affect the balance of good and bad bacteria in the gut.
Several studies suggest probiotic use is associated with a reduced risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhea.
Many studies have shown that supplementing with certain probiotic strains can reduce constipation in both adults and children.
2. Boost Immune System
Probiotics may help give your immune system a boost and inhibit the growth of harmful gut bacteria. Probiotics have been shown to promote the production of natural antibodies in the body. They may also boost immune cells like the IgA-producing cells, T lymphocytes, and natural killer cells.
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3. Reduce Lactose Intolerance and Risk of allergies
Ease Lactose Intolerance
Both probiotics and prebiotics have been shown to reduce symptoms of lactose intolerance, although most studies so far have been small.
Some types of probiotics and prebiotics may be more effective than others for people with lactose intolerance. One of the most beneficial probiotics is thought to be Bifidobacterium, often found in probiotic supplements.
Reduce Risk of Allergies
Certain probiotic strains may reduce the severity of eczema in children and infants.
Studies have shown that eczema symptoms improved for infants fed probiotic-supplemented milk, compared to infants fed milk without probiotics. Studies also followed children of women who took probiotics during pregnancy. Those children had an 83% lower risk of developing eczema in the first two years of life
Where to Get Probiotics
You can get probiotics from a variety of foods or supplements.
Live probiotic cultures are often found in fermented dairy products such as yogurts and milk drinks. Fermented foods like pickled vegetables, tempeh, miso, kefir, kimchi, sauerkraut, and soy products may also contain some lactic acid bacteria.
You can also take probiotics as tablets, capsules, and powders that contain the bacteria in dried form. However, be aware that some probiotics can be destroyed by stomach acid before they even reach the gut — meaning that you get none of the intended benefits.
We offer Probio+Plus, which uses Advanced Microencapsulation Technology that protects the probiotic against your stomach acid allowing them to reach your gut. Pro
Probio+Plus also contains Prebiotic Fiber, the food for Probiotic. With the prebiotic fiber, the probiotic multiplies spread and survive longer in the gut.
If you want to experience any of the health benefits discussed above, you must consume adequate amounts. The number of probiotics inside PROBIO+PLUS is 10 billion per capsule. We recommend taking twice per day (20 billion) to experience the health benefits.