Benefits of taking Probiotics for Gut Health and more...


Probiotics are a type of organism that can help increase the amount of good bacteria in your gut, support immune function, reduce inflammation, and enhance nutrient absorption. They are found in supplements and foods (e.g., tempeh, miso, kombucha). However, not all probiotics are created equal as there are different strains of probiotics.


Here are some benefits of taking probiotics:


  • Improve Digestion - helps to increase good digestive health. They can help to protect you from certain inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.


  • The brain gut connection and mental health - The gut is often referred to as the “second” brain and studies have shown the importance of the gut-brain connection.


  • Helps to improve resistance to antibiotics - Since bacteria can become resistant to antibiotics due to the overuse of prescription antibiotics, using probiotics, can help to rebuild a deficiency in gut bacteria usually after a course of taking antibiotics.


  • Boost Immunity - Several studies have shown evidence that probiotics help to boost immunity.


  • Helps to protect against food allergy - Often infants with poor gut bacteria are more likely to develop allergies over the first two years of their life. Probiotics can help reduce food allergy symptoms, because of their abilities to reduce chronic inflammation in the gut and regulate immune responses.


  • Helps to lower blood pressure - Several studies have shown evidence that probiotics help lower blood pressure by improving lipid profiles, reducing insulin resistance, regulating renin levels (a protein and enzyme secreted by the kidneys to lower blood pressure) and activating antioxidants.


  • Healthier Skin - Studies show that probiotics are beneficial in the prevention of pediatric atopic dermatitis and infant eczema. The type of gut bacteria is also related to the development of acne.

In Good Health,

Deon


DISCLAIMER: This information is not intended to provide medical advice. The purpose is to provide education and broader understanding to my readers. Always seek the advice of your qualified healthcare provider before making any dietary or lifestyle changes. I do not recommend or prescribe, or recommend changing dosage or discontinuing, any prescription medications or pharmaceutical drugs.


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