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The pros of probiotics

The Pros of Probiotics

Aug. 30, 2021

The body’s cells are outnumbered by bacteria at 10-1, which means that around 39-300 trillion bacteria are living inside you – too many to even imagine. The majority of these bacteria are found in your gut and (thankfully) are harmless, however there are a few that could cause disease, and some that are helpful, or even essential. Getting the balance right has huge benefits including:

  • Weight loss
  • Improved digestion
  • Enhanced immune function 
  • Healthier skin
  • Reduced risks to certain diseases

Probiotics are a type of beneficial bacteria; often taken as a supplement they are used to help increase the number of good microorganisms in your gut. 

Always Listen to your Gut

There is a large and complex community of microorganisms in your gut known as gut flora, microbial, or microbiome. This includes fungi, Achaea, and viruses. But by far the most common are bacteria. It’s estimated that there are some 300-500 species of bacteria found in the gut! All of these combined perform essential functions such as producing vitamins (Vitamins K & B) and turning fibers into short-chain fats (butyrate, propionate, and acetate – which perform metabolic functions).

The gut is highly sensitive to your diet and studies have shown that if your gut flora is not balanced you are at risk of experiencing a multitude of health issues, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, colorectal cancer, depression, and even Alzheimer’s.

Probiotic supplements will help ensure that your gut flora is balanced.

The Importance of Digestive Health

The benefits to digestive health are well researched and evidence suggests that probiotic supplements help cure antibiotic-associated diarrhea. They are also valued in reducing gas, bloating, constipation, and irritable bowel syndrome. Recent studies have shown remarkable results relating to probiotic supplements as a treatment for IBS, specifically the use of a bespoke multi-strain probiotic.

Some studies have shown benefits in using probiotics against inflammatory bowel diseases and also fighting Helicobacter pylori infections, one of the largest contributors to ulcers and stomach cancer.

Choosing Probiotics. Choosing Your Health

Probiotics as a health supplement have been around for a while, and so there is a huge selection to choose from. And not all probiotics are created equal.

In the US probiotics are generally sold as dietary supplements, food ingredients, or drugs. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates these differently, but for the most part, food and supplements don’t require approval. This means that some unscrupulous companies will market and sell supplements that are labeled as probiotics that just don’t have the evidence to back up their claims. 

As always, you should take your time finding the probiotics that are right for you. Source supplements from companies that follow best practices, such as SANTÉ™ bespoke, ensuring that you get the best quality product.

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