Your body holds three to four pounds of microorganisms which live in your body. Essentially, probiotics are the good bacteria that help with processes such as digestion. Moreover, it is important to replenish these bacteria in your body by taking probiotic supplements, or eating fermented food such as kimchi or yogurt. Here are three ways probiotics can benefit you!
Approximately 90% of the probiotics in your body live in your intestine, large intestine, and colon. Since the bulk of digestion occurs in these organs, probiotics play a vital role in the digesting process, and reduce bloating, diarrhea, constipation, as well as increases the strength of your intestinal permeability, preventing a leaky gut.
Probiotics are also found in the mucus within your nose, ears, and mouth, providing a line of defense from disease. Additionally, the lining of probiotics within our digestive tracts protects us from bacterial, fungal, and viral infection. Therefore, it is important to maintain a healthy level of probiotics within your body as to strengthen your immune system.
As probiotics play a role in the regulation of the immune system, it is no surprise that they may also reduce the effects of allergies. A few allergy benefits of probiotics include reducing seasonal and general allergies, eczema, and decreasing general inflammation as well as hypersensitivity.
Where to Start
From digestive help, to a fortified immune system, probiotics provide several benefits which improve general health and lifestyle. Contact your primary care physician to see if probiotic supplements are right for you. You can also simply give us a call
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