what are probiotics?
Probiotics are live "good" bacteria and yeasts that actively boost digestive health, by restoring the natural balance of bacteria in the stomach gut.
How do probiotics work? What Are their health benefits?
The human intestinal tract houses a large and diverse microbial community which plays a vital role in human health. There are over 100 trillion microbial cells which influence immune function, brain function, and metabolism in the gut. It is well established that bacterial diversity in the gut is key to overall good health. Study after study of the intestinal microbitoa shows that people with disease have a less diverse gut microbial community than groups without disease. Probiotics help restore a natural healthy balance in the gut and keep pathogens (harmful microorganisms or bacteria) in check, they aid in proper digestion and nutrient absorption, and contribute to immune function. The good bacteria found in probiotics crowd out bad bacteria, preventing the bad bacteria's ability to host in the body, which inhibits infections, inflamation and disease.
what is the brain gut connection?
A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that your gut health directly impacts your brain's behavior. Healthy bacteria in the gut can optimize neurotransmitter function, leading to reduction in anxiety, depression, stress, and my even improve learning by sharpening memory.
hOW DOES THE GUT BECOME UNBALANCED?
In today’s modern world our lifestyle and environment have become increasingly toxic causing an imbalance in our gut’s microbiota. Below is a list of factors that can disturb the delicate balance of the gut.
*Antibiotics and medication
*Poor diet of processed foods and refined sugar