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What are Probiotics? How They Help Digestive Health & Wellness


Are you looking for ways to improve gut health, digestion, and regularity? Call in the reinforcements! Probiotics are live bacteria or microorganisms that are beneficial when consumed. These “good” bacteria can help regulate the digestive system and boost overall health. In this article, we’ll discuss how probiotic foods and supplements can help with gut health, constipation, digestion, and more. 

 

First things first, let’s discuss what probiotics are. 

Probiotics are live bacteria or microorganisms that are found in certain fermented foods like yogurt and kefir. They can also be found in dietary supplements. These little “helpers” work to balance the gut microbiome, promote regularity and improve digestive health. 

When it comes to gut health, probiotics can be especially helpful for people who suffer from constipation, bloating, or irregularity due to poor gut microbiota balance. Studies have shown that probiotics may help reduce bloating and discomfort associated with gut conditions such as IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and leaky gut. Additionally, probiotics can also help improve digestion and absorption of nutrients from food. 

But gut health isn’t the only area where probiotics are beneficial. Probiotics have been found to be helpful for immune system support, stress levels, mood, sleep, and specific women’s health concerns. 

 

What are good sources of probiotics? 

There are many different types of fermented foods that contain naturally occurring “good” bacteria, such as yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, and kimchi. These can all be beneficial when consumed regularly. 

In addition to these foods, probiotic supplements can also be a great source of beneficial bacteria. Head to our website for Probiotics 101: What You Really Need To Know, to learn more. 

By incorporating probiotic foods and supplements into your diet, you can enjoy improved gut health, digestion, regularity, and more.

This daily dose of beneficial bacteria can keep your microbiome balanced and working with you, not against you. Don't know where to start? Take our 2-minute gut health quiz

With gut health as our main focus, Zenwise® can help you get your gut microbiome back into shape. Have more questions? Reach out to our customer service team, who are available seven days a week at support@zenwise.com or M-F from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (800) 940-1972.

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