There aren’t but a handful of nutritional supplements that I recommend to everyone, and a quality probiotic supplement makes the short list. Probiotics contain active cultures of healthy bacteria that help to repopulate the intestinal flora in our digestive system. Many of the toxins, poor choices in foods, and overuse of antibiotics have destroyed the healthy bacteria in our digestive system. Because of the high amount of healthy bacteria needed for the first line of immune system defense are found in the gut mucosa, it is vitally important that we make certain to have the needed bacteria present.
Health Benefits Include:
Boost to the Immune System
Colonizes the Stomach, Colon, Duodenum, and Ilium
Kills harmful bacteria and Candida (Yeast Fungi)
Decrease Triglycerides and Bad Cholesterol
Increase Vitamin B12 Production
Benefits all Inflammatory Intestinal Conditions
Helps to repair/restore the Intestinal Lining
Increases population of Healthy Gut Flora (Good Bacteria)
It is important to opt for the best quality probiotics that you can afford, as you do get what you pay for. There are natural sources of probiotics, including yogurts and fermented foods such as sour kraut and kemchi. In order to get the same amount of probiotics through food sources, you’d have to eat a considerable amount, hence the reason that in this case, I do suggest using the supplement. The good news is, we carry a couple of different probiotic supplements at PRANA, so swing on by and grab a bottle! Your gut will thank you.
In Wellness and Love,
Prana Chiropractic and Wellness