PROBIOTICS TO SUPPORT IMMUNE HEALTH
If you’re familiar with probiotics, you may know that they provide your body with digestive support. Did you know that they also help support your overall immune health? In fact, the immune system inside your digestive tract plays an integral role in producing antibodies that are part of the body's natural defense system.
BACTERIA TO KEEP YOU BALANCED?
When you experience stress, a poor diet, travel, an illness or take antibiotics, your immune system is challenged and you may experience bloating and digestive discomfort. Many experts believe this may be linked to your digestive system. There are trillions of microorganisms or “friendly” bacteria in your stomach and intestines that are important for helping digest food, absorb nutrients and boost our immune systems. They balance out the “bad” bacteria to keep your system on track. When the bad bacteria start to outnumber the good, you may experience discomfort. By taking a probiotic supplement, you can help restore the delicate balance of bacteria in your body.
ANTIBIOTICS: SOMETIMES NECESSARY, BUT A CHALLENGE FOR BALANCE
The worst scenario is when you become ill and get prescribed antibiotics. Antibiotics kill all kinds of bacteria in your body—even the good—which can set the stage for bad bacteria to take over the intestines, upsetting digestive balance.