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Why Probiotics

The microbiome within our body is just as unique as we are. It is composed of billions of bacteria. A healthy microbiome is essential to your health and well being. Probiotics are good bacteria with various health benefits. There are two ways to get more good bacteria into your gut: from fermented foods and dietary supplements.

Good bacteria can influence your digestive health and much more. Research over time has shown that probiotics can play an important role in cognitive health through gut-brain axis, skin and vaginal health and immune responses. Emerging research also suggests a role for probiotics in supporting metabolic responses and weight management.


Who Should Take Probiotics?

Who should take Probiotics?

It’s important to take probiotics to help support the good bacteria within our body. Using a probiotic supplement to increase the level of good bacteria in your gut could have many positive benefits including:

  • Improved digestion*
  • Replenishing the gut after antibiotic use*
  • Supporting immune health* 
  • Improvements in mood health through the gut-brain axis*

Probiotics can be taken by most individuals. They can easily be added to your current vitamin regimen. For those deciding to use a probiotic supplement, it is important to find the right product and seek guidance from your doctor. 

The good bacteria that form our microbiome can be compromised by many lifestyle factors, including:
  • Antibiotics
  • A high sugar diet
  • Stress
  • Lack of sleep
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Processed foods

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Probiotic Strains 101

It’s hard to keep track of all the probiotic strains and what health benefits they provide. We have created a cheat sheet, so you know what to look for when buying a probiotic supplement.

Health Benefits
Probiotic Strains probiotics for brain health
Cognitive Health
probiotics for digestive health
Digestive Health
probiotics for skin health
Skin Health
probiotics for womens health
Women’s Health
probiotics for immune health
Immune Health
Lactobacillus Acidophilus Lactobacillus Acidophilus, cognitive health
Bifidobacteria Bifidus Bifidobacteria Bifidus, cognitive health
Lactobacillus Rhamnosus Lactobacillus Rhamnosus, cognitive health Lactobacillus Rhamnosus, digestive health Lactobacillus Rhamnosus, skin health Lactobacillus Rhamnosus, womens health
Lactobacillus Reuteri Lactobacillus Reuteri, skin health
Lactobacillus Plantarum Lactobacillus Plantarum, digestive health Lactobacillus Plantarum, womens health
Bifidobacteria Animalis Bifidobacteria Animalis, digestive health
Saccharomyces Boulardii Saccharomyces Boulardii, digestive health Saccharomyces Boulardii, immune health
Streptococcus Thermophilus Streptococcus Thermophilus, digestive health Streptococcus Thermophilus, immune health
Lactobacillus Casei Lactobacillus Casei, cognitive health Lactobacillus Casei, digestive health Lactobacillus Casei, immune health
Lactobacillus Fermentum Lactobacillus Fermentum, womens health

What to Look for in a Probiotic

targeted probiotics

There is not a “one size fits all” for probiotics. Choose targeted probiotics that meet your needs.

probiotic strains

More CFUs is not necessarily better when it comes to choosing the right product. Look for the correct strains for your health concern.

dairy-free probiotics

Consider taking probiotic supplements that are dairy-free to avoid any issues with dairy intolerance.

gastic acid probiotics

Probiotic strains should survive GI conditions, including gastric acid and be backed by scientific evidence.

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