Benefits of Probiotics and their Influence on Your Health
Recent research suggests that the health of our immune system is directly linked to specific parts of the body. Most of your immune system lives in your gastrointestinal tract in the form of receptor cells. As such, a healthy and well-functioning gut can powerfully influence your immune function.
A healthy gut has a thriving population of friendly bacteria (Probiotics), which in turn support your immune system receptor cells. Probiotics help to protect your colon and lower digestive track by supporting this friendly bacterium. This is a very important tool you can use for your overall well-being and immune health.
The Benefits of Probiotics
- Healthy immune function*
Friendly bacteria in your gut play an important role in the development and maintenance of your intestinal immune system. The bacteria, in essence, counteract less-friendly microbes. The key is to ensure that the friendly ones are being sustained and replenished to keep the less friendly ones at bay. Probiotics are also known to support your body’s reaction to common allergens.
Supplementing with probiotics may even help protect against the other demands on your immune health, some of which related to strenuous physical exercise.
- Weight management*
A potential and more recent development in Probiotic supplements has to do with their ability to assist in weight management.
Studies have suggested that friendly bacteria in your gut may have an increased level of protection against excess weight gain; much like breast milk has a positive effect on babies in the prevention of obesity.
This newer and ongoing research suggests that probiotics might play a key role in weight management, a key component to your overall wellness. If weight management is in your health agenda, then you should explore the potential benefits of probiotics.
- Better digestion and waste removal*
Your body needs friendly bacteria to absorb nutrients from undigested food. When you have a good balance of bacteria, you optimize the conversion of food into nutrients and energy.
Probiotics equally help metabolize and break down body wastes.
- Mind and emotional health support*
In addition to supporting our immune system, our guts have now been referred to as our second brain. The reason for this is simple: your gut produces mood-influencing chemicals such as serotonin, and this function may even at times exceed our own brain’s production capacity of this compound.
Also, there is an important interrelationship between the overall health of your gut and your state of wellness. Supporting your mind and emotional health can be achieved via a well-balanced and healthy gut.
- Skin beauty support*
Your skin is a living organ, and as part of your body it is also subject to the balances between friendly and less friendly bacteria. Think of your body as a full ecosystem that - in a natural state - works in balance.
A perfect example of the link between skin and diet is acne. Healthier gut provides balance in your body’s ecosystem and this supports a better-looking skin.
Other reasons for supplementing your diet with Probiotics*
Many of the nutrients available in the market through multivitamin supplements are made by friendly bacteria in your gut. As such, it makes sense to look at your diet and include fermented vegetables and traditionally fermented drinks such as Kefir and yogurt, which are rich in probiotic bacteria.
However, if you are not able to readily source these products, or your schedule does not permit it, then a high-quality probiotic supplement makes good sense.
BioGanix Probiotic line is great for you if:
- You’re taking antibiotics, which tend to disturb your intestinal flora
- You’re using heartburn medication
- You eat a lot of meat and dairy
- You drink treated water (chlorinated or fluoridated)
- You consume processed and/or sugary foods and drinks
Investing in your Health
If you are not getting enough exposure to probiotics from food, a high-quality probiotic supplement could be a great way to compliment your overall health and wellness routine.
Written by Aurelio Useche
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.