What are probiotics?
You may have heard advertisements about probiotics or maybe you have been told to take them and wondered what probiotics are. Probiotics are the beneficial bacteria that live in the small and large intestine of healthy foods.
They help to break down food into absorbable molecules so that good nutritional absorption can happen. They also help balance immune function, metabolize hormones, and eliminate toxins from the body; to name a few of their benefits.
Proper gut health is critical to your health: without healthy gut bacteria you can not have a good hormonal balance, good energy, good brain functioning, etc. Serotonin (promotes a sense of calm and focus) is also made in the intestine, so gut bacteria can even have a beneficial effect on your mood.
Many things in our world can upset gut balance. It is important to address these things as well as replace your beneficial bacteria by taking probiotic supplements. L. Acidophilus NCFM is one of the most studied probiotic strains available. When you replace your gut bacteria properly, you will help your body to achieve hormonal balance, a healthy immune system, better brain functioning, and many other health benefits.