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Probiotics: More than just gut health

We all know that the first consideration when discussing probiotics is digestion, and rightfully so.  In fact, the large intestine is home to hundreds of trillions of bacteria, most of which are beneficial probiotics that help us to digest food. Emerging science, however, demonstrates that probiotics can also be helpful for so much more.  For example:

Improving Nutrient Absorption: Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body depends on optimal nutrient absorption from food, which is only possible through proper digestion. Research continually demonstrates that by maintaining GI tract health and proper digestion, probiotics help support cellular health and perform many vital bodily functions.

Facilitating Immune Response: Approximately 70% of the immune system is contained in the digestive tract. In fact, the GI tract serves as a physical barrier, defending against harmful bacteria. Conversely, poor digestive capability increases the toxic load, and your body may not be able to defend itself against bad bacteria.

Supporting Respiratory Health: The respiratory and digestive tracts share a common passageway, so they also share good and harmful bacteria. Dysfunction in one may easily induce problems in the other.  There is increasing evidence that as probiotics work in the digestive system, they are also able to regulate immune responses in the respiratory system.

Addressing Allergies and Food Intolerance: The right balance of beneficial bacteria helps strengthen your immune system, which includes fighting off allergens. Researchers believe that probiotics can encourage the production of antibodies in babies and children that can protect them from allergies later in life.

 

Promoting Skin Luminescence: Your skin is closely connected to the GI tract. In fact, both are organs of detoxification. When the digestive system’s balance of bacteria is out of whack, inflammation can arise, resulting in a number of skin issues.

 

Modulating Mood/Emotional Well-being:The digestive system has actually beencalled the body’s “second brain” because it produces 90% of the serotonin in our bodies. This hormone not only regulates intestinal movements, it is believed to promote feelings of relaxation, optimism, and overall emotional well-being.

 

Maintaining Urinary Tract and Vaginal Health: A woman’s urogenital tract is particularly susceptible to harmful bacteria and this finely tuned environment can be easily thrown out of balance from antibiotics, birth control, and other factors. By restoring the equilibrium of good and bad bacteria in the GI tract, probiotics help address many common female issues.

 

Supporting Healthy Weight Management: Good nutrition is essential for controlling weight. If your body isn’t properly absorbing nutrients or efficiently 

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