Improve your Gut Health
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that improve overall gut functioning!
We have trillions of bacteria living inside of us, and when the proportion of these bacteria becomes unbalanced, we can become quite ill. Re-populating your microbiome with these healthy microbes has many health benefits including improving digestion, shortening the duration of symptoms in those with IBD, combating travelers diarrhea, alleviating depressive and anxious symptoms, aiding in weight management, and MANY more!!
The mechanism of action of probiotics
When your gut flora is colonized with beneficial bacteria, these “good” bacteria not only take up space, but they also compete for nutrients with pathogenic bacteria, preventing pathogens from colonizing your gut. A balanced microbiome also promotes a healthy immune system and builds up the mucousal wall that is inpenetrable to pathogens. These beneficial bacteria play a fundamental role in digesting carbohydrates and sugars that are otherwise undigested by our own enzymes, allowing our bodies to utilize them as an energy source. Metabolites released by our gut microbes communicate with the central nervous system, making microbiome manipulation and probiotic supplementation a potential therapy for disorders of the central nervous system.
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