What are probiotics?
Probiotics (from the Latin words pro and biota, meaning "for life”) are live microorganisms that can be found in yogurt and other fermented foods, dietary supplements and certain beauty products. They offer a health benefit by helping to restore or enhance the gut microbiome, which consists of trillions - yes, trillions - of “good bacteria” that live in our bodies, especially in the digestive tract. Good bacteria support gut health, aka the small and large intestines, as they extract energy from food, absorb vitamins and minerals, and get rid of waste. Without a properly functioning gut, we simply wouldn’t get the nutrients our bodies need to survive.
Many strains of bacteria are classified as probiotics, however, the most common are bacteria that belong to groups called Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. Different strains of the bacteria have different effects, so when choosing the right probiotic for you, be sure to read the labels carefully.
On the other hand, prebiotics are high-fiber foods like whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables that aren’t broken down by human digestive enzymes and therefore serve as food for probiotics.
What are the benefits of taking probiotics?
Many studies have shown that probiotics aid digestion and promote gut health, but they also can be used for the prevention of:
And that’s just to name a few! Probiotics can remedy the imbalance of good bacteria, which can be caused by a poor diet, certain medications, old age, alcohol consumption, and cigarette smoking. Probiotics can be found in dietary supplements and naturally occur in foods like:
Why is gut health important?
Your digestive system doesn’t just break down food; recent studies have found a link between gut and mental illness, immunity and chronic diseases. It’s no joke! To better your gut health, it’s important to eat a fiber-rich diet and avoid refined carbs like pasta, sugar and white rice. Getting enough sleep, reducing stress and not overusing antibiotics are also key factors when it comes to a healthy gut microbiome.
What makes our product different?
With a seemingly endless array of probiotic supplements out there, you may be wondering which one is the best for you. Well, you’ve come to the right place. Our ProbioPure contains Morinaga BB536, a proprietary strain of Bifidobacterium longum developed by Japan’s second-largest dairy company. BB536 is one of the world’s most-researched and effective probiotic strains, and one of the top-selling probiotic ingredients in Japan. Numerous published human clinical trials have shown that BB536:
One capsule of ProbioPure provides 5 billion CFUs (colony- forming units) of BB536, which is the recommended amount. BB536 will also withstand stomach acid, so it reaches the intestines alive.
With all this in mind, it’s time to start thinking about bacteria in a good way, not just the germs you’ll encounter in your everyday life. Good bacteria are essential to our overall health, and without the trillions of micro-organisms living in our body’s microbiome, our physical and mental health can suffer greatly. Be a “pro” in probiotics and get your gut to where it needs to be.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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