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THE BASICS

Literally meaning "for life," probiotics are live micro-organisms that, when ingested, can restore a balance between good and bad bacteria in the gut. This restoration can be beneficial to our overall well-being. Additionally, these bacteria are crucial for the production of nutrients such as B-vitamins, vitamin K, and short chain fatty acids. They're also known for boosting one's immunity, digestive health, reducing inflammation, and more. Probiotics can naturally be found in foods like yogurt, sauerkraut, kefir, kombucha, or kimchi.

 

Along with probiotics, there's an important group of dietary fiber, also known as prebiotics, that's just as important to our digestive health. Our bodies can't fully metabolize prebiotics and, instead, use them as a way to fertilize existing beneficial gut bacteria and as food for our gut microflora. That's why prebiotics are important for facilitating the good kind of bacteria, which are then responsible for addressing concerns related to mood, stress, digestive health, and more.

 
 

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BENEFITS OF PROBIOTICS

Digestive Health support

 

Anti-inflammatory properties

 

May help with allergies

 

Women's Health concerns

 

Healthy immunity

 

Weight management support

 

Cognitive Health support

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