If there was such a thing as a popularity contest for natural ingredients, probiotics would likely win the award (minus the long acceptance speech).
However, for as popular as probiotics have become, being well-known doesn’t exactly mean that they’re well understood. So, whether you’re already well-versed in wellness or starting a new health-conscious lifestyle, we’re revealing three proven benefits of probiotics and one big myth that you might not know.
PROVEN BENEFIT #1: BALANCES GUT BACTERIA
Did you know that your gut carries almost 100 trillion bacteria That’s pretty mind-blowing when you think about it!
Your gut contains that staggering number of bacteria for good reason. That’s why it’s so important for us to make sure our ratio of good and bad bacteria remains in balance, which is where probiotics come in.
Probiotics are essentially live microorganisms that are proven to line the GI tract to co-inhabit with cells to provide a source of healthy gut bacteria. The end result? A better balance of natural gut bacteria, and less digestive issues.
For more probiotic intel, head to What Are Probiotics? How They Help Digestive Health & Wellness.
PROVEN BENEFIT #2: STRENGTHENS IMMUNE SYSTEM
As exciting as the digestive benefits are, it’s easy to forget that probiotics are just as good for our immune function. That’s because a strong immune system actually starts in the gut, and here’s why.
Your gut contains approximately 25% of the immune cells in your body, which accounts for roughly 50% of your overall immune function.
Fortunately, certain strains of probiotics have been shown to support the body’s immune and epithelial cells to help bolster immune response. So, don’t just settle for vitamins for the immune support you need. Go with probiotics!
PROVEN BENEFIT #3: SUPPORTS YOUR MIND & MOOD
No, your mind isn’t playing tricks on you. You read that right! In recent years, studies have proven that your gut and brain are secretly the best of friends.
A 2015 study revealed that probiotics support our cognitive reactivity, moods, and overall mental health. So much so, that another study even suggests that probiotics could be used to prevent stressed and depressed states of being.
These recent discoveries about gut-brain connection, along with what we know about digestive and immune benefits, prove that probiotics are a must-have for anyone looking to keep their body and mind in harmony.
NOW, FOR THE BIG MYTH…
When it comes to taking probiotics, some folks think it’s a one-size-fits all. Not true. At Zenwise® we pride ourselves in providing effective formulations that address multiple digestive health needs.
Take for instance, our tasty Women’s Organic Probiotic Gummies that not only support gut health but also promotes urinary tract health and supports healthy yeast population.
Have more questions about digestive health supplementation? Our Customer Service Team can’t wait to help! We’re available to answer your questions seven days a week at email@example.com or M-F from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (800) 940-1972.