Why bother with probiotics? As a savvy consumer reading health information, you want to know if these microorganisms matter in order for you to be healthy, or if you are being scammed by marketers. Believe me, probiotic microbes really are powerful (as the website name suggests!), and without them, you could not live for very long!
Thankfully, most of us acquire at least some of these beneficial bacteria and microbes through birth, breastfeeding and consuming healthy foods and drinks without even knowing what we’re doing. To have them work for you to be healthy, or even be healthier, while still saving money, however, you have to know a little bit about what you are doing.
Explore this nutrition guide for your answers before you part with your hard-earned money.
Probiotics are officially defined as, “Live organisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host” by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Most, but not all, of them are taken into the human body through the mouth. And from there, most people think that they live only in the colon.
You’ll see that they live in more places than that. And you’ll see that these beneficial microbes are not just lactic-acid bacteria, like Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium species, but include other species and some yeasts. Find out more here:
Probiotic microbes affect your digestive system and immune system and do many incredible things in assisting you to be healthy so they may benefit a variety of conditions like IBS, Diarrhea, Constipation, Bacterial vaginosis, Candida, allergies and many others. Visit these pages to know more and to learn about side effects, too:
A common misconception is that you have to “take” probiotics in the form of a pill or powder supplement. Throughout history, people all over the world consumed fermented, healthy foods and drinks and benefited from the health-promoting organisms they contained. It’s only in more recent history that scientists have isolated the different microbes and formulated supplements.
Check out how you can get beneficial microorganisms from healthy whole, raw foods and drinks here:
You’ll also find out about when and why you might use supplements and fortified foods and drinks for wellness.
Tap into the potential of these microscopic allies and let the Power of Probiotics help you to be healthy!
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