Probiotics have been generating a lot of buzz lately, but there is good reason for all the love. Probiotics (and prebiotics) are beneficial for a healthy gut and your overall health. Let’s break down why.
What are probiotics?
Probiotics are live bacteria that can have beneficial effects for your health. It has been estimated that about 3.8 trillion bacteria can be found in your gut, and many of them are friendly bacteria that work to maintain digestive balance and comfort. Don’t let the word “bacteria” scare you; probiotics are good bacteria that can help support better digestive and immune health. This is the reason why your gut can easily be considered the core of your health and wellness.
Prebiotics and probiotics work together.
In simple terms, prebiotics are a food source for probiotics. As prebiotics travel through the digestive system, they nourish the good bacteria along the way and help them grow and multiply. The result? More good bacteria in the gut, which means better digestive health and a stronger natural defense system.
Why should I boost my intake of pre- and probiotics?
It’s really about maintaining a healthy balance of good bacteria in your gut. There are a lot of factors that reduce the number of good bacteria in your digestive tract, such as stress, an unhealthy diet, travel, and even aging. And since good bacteria play such a huge role in your digestive and immune health, it’s important to keep those numbers up!
Happy gut. Happy life.
Taking a prebiotic and probiotic supplement can help you balance the healthy bacteria in your gut. Here are some amazing gut-healthy products that Shaklee offers.
Optiflora DI offers a clinically proven probiotic for digestive and immune health with 10 billion CFUs with 4 bacterial strains including the powerhouse Bifidobacterium lactis HN019, which was proven in clinical studies to provide digestive and immune health support.* . This adds good bacteria to your gut and helps maintain regularity and reduce occasional gas and bloating.*
Optiflora Prebiotic provides nutrients to fuel our probiotic, helping to maintain a healthy digestive balance and promote long-term intestinal health.*
*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.