Why we all should be taking a Probiotic

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Probiotics are friendly bacteria found in foods such as yoghurt, kefir and sauerkraut, which help maintain good digestive and gut health, immunity and overall wellbeing. Stress, changes in the diet, contaminated food, illness, taking antibiotics and numerous other factors can alter the bacterial flora in the intestinal tract. Taking a probiotic supplement everyday could help to restore the balance of good bacteria in your gut, and helps with any digestive or gut problems, such as diarrhoea and IBS.

 

Did you know that 80% of your immune system is located in your gut? Research has shown that probiotics may support proper immune function, and help prevent colds and flus. They are ideal for those who are more susceptible to colds and flus than others, such as the elderly, families with young children, office workers, and those with active lifestyles.

 

It has also been shown that there is a link between the gut and the mind. What you eat will undoubtedly have an effect on your mood. Almost 95% of your body’s serotonin—the “happiness” chemical also found in the brain—is manufactured by your gut bacteria, so ensuring your gut is full of friendly bacteria is essential for supporting healthy emotional function. Something as simple as taking a probiotic every day could really improve your mood!

 

Taking a probiotic supplement regularly has also been shown to improve skin health. Your skin is your largest organ, and it protects your body from countless external threats. Many skin conditions can result from nutritional and hormonal imbalances, as well as immune system disruptions, all of which begin in the gut.

By helping you to better absorb the nutrients from your foods and supporting immune system response, probiotics can reduce inflammation and help your skin health. Many of our customers who have suffered from skin problems such as acne, rosacea, psoriasis and eczema have really benefited from taking probiotics and have noticed great results.

 

There are many more benefits to taking probiotics regularly. We stock a wide range of excellent probiotics for a range of needs. We would recommend Optibac probiotics or Biokult Probiotics, which offer different strains of good bacteria, so you can find the right option for you. Buy in store or online on our website at https://goodnesshealth.co.uk/collections/probiotics