Probiotics are live bacteria that are helpful for the digestive tract. They are often called “good bacteria”, and are naturally found in fermented foods like yogurts, sauerkraut, and kombucha. Probiotics help form the microbiome of the gut, which is important for many different functions. Some benefits of taking a probiotic include:
Regulates digestion –
good bacteria increases nutrient absorption and leads to better digestive system function. This can help with symptoms like constipation or diarrhea.
Boosts Immune function –
probiotics can inhibit the growth of “harmful” bacteria in the body.
Improves Mood –
Gut health has been linked to emotional health. studies have shown that specific strains of probiotics (Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus) are helpful for anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders.
Promotes healthy weight management-
When your body is properly digesting and absorbing nutrients and excreting wastes, weight loss occurs more efficiently.
There are many different strains and types of probiotic supplements. If you have questions about which one may be most beneficial for you, ask at your next appointment or call today!