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There are over 500 species and 3 pounds of bacteria in your gut … these bacteria play a role in everything from your emotional health to your metabolism, from digestion to immune system and even hormone regulation. We are learning more about the importance of these bacteria in determining health outcomes but What we know is a healthy body needs a healthy gut

So what’s the deal with Probiotics? Probiotics are the good bacteria that populate the Intestinal tract. Maintaining healthy balance of gut bacteria for many people can be done through diet however for other individuals restoring imbalanced bacteria may require taking a probiotic.

Food sources of probiotics including Yogurt, kombucha, kimchi, sauerkraut, kefir and fermented vegetables to name a few are important ways to maintain healthy gut bacteria for an already healthy individual.

Probiotics are commonly used for persons on antibiotic therapy or post antibiotic therapy to prevent G.I. symptoms however their benefit goes way beyond this. For persons who need to restore a healthy gut to manage conditions such as acne, eczema, IBS, respiratory conditions, immune conditions, And digestion concerns by Repopulating your digestive tract with probiotic supplements can be very effective.

Generally I recommend probiotics that are “higher-potency” meaning they have at least 25 billion live CFU’s and are diversified (or a blend) of lactobacillus, bifidobacterium and saccharomyces. Dosing above 50 billion per day may only be necessary with specific health conditions.

If your probiotic is not shelf stabilized it should be kept in the refrigerator since these live cultures can die off therefore rendering the probiotic ineffective .



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