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How do Probiotics Improve Digestion and Gut Health

How do Probiotics Improve Digestion and Gut Health

 

Gut health has been highly regarded in recent years, and rightly so! Gut health is incredibly important for the overall well-being of the body. In this blog, we will talk about the role of probiotics and how it contributes to a healthy gut. 

 

Why are Probiotics Important?

 We have many bacteria in our body. In fact, we have more of them than we have cells. Most of them are good for us, which we call probiotics. Good bacteria in our digestive system help to regulate digestion and keep bad bacteria in check.

Probiotics in our gut have been linked to numerous other health benefits, such as:

  • Enhanced nutrient absorption
  • Weight loss
  • Improved digestion
  • Enhanced immune function
  • Healthier skin
  • Reduced risk of some diseases

 

Who Should Take Probiotics Supplement? 

Research has shown that if you have an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in your gut, you’re more likely to suffer from digestive conditions such as Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), etc.


Some of the common signs that you might have an unhealthy gut are:

  1. Frequently upset stomach, like gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea and heartburn. A balanced gut will have less difficulty in processing food and eliminating waste.
  2. Unintentional weight changes. An unbalanced gut can impair your body's ability to absorb nutrients, regulate blood sugar and store fat.
  3. Sleep disturbances or constant fatigue. Majority of the body's serotonin is produced in the gut. As serotonin is a hormone that affects mood and sleep, gut damage can impair your ability to sleep well.

If you suffer from these conditions above, you may benefit from taking a probiotics supplement regularly to improve the balance of gut bacteria.

Probiotics are believed to help alleviate and improve digestive issues such as:

  • Colic
  • Constipation
  • Crohn’s disease
  • IBD and IBS
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What Probiotics are Good for Gut Health

Though there are many types of probiotics, the two most commonly found in probiotic supplements for gut health are:

  1. Lactobacillus
  2. Bifidobacterium

There are naturally-occuring probiotics in foods such as:

  • Yogurt
  • Kefir
  • Kimchi 
  • Natto beans
  • Kombucha

NutriBiotics natural probiotics foods

 

However, instead of consuming these foods, some people choose to take a probiotics supplement instead. The benefits of taking probiotics supplements are:

  • Convenience!
    Probiotics are now easily available in capsule form for ease of consumption. Convenience is key when it comes to building good habits such as taking our daily vitamins and supplements! 
  • Lower in calories
    100g of non-fat Greek yogurt contain about 59 calories, while probiotics in capsules contain negligible calories. Furthermore, certain foods like yogurt and kombucha may contain additional sugars that may not be desirable.
  • Cost-efficient
    1 capsule of NutriBiotics capsule costs about $1.60, while popular brands of yogurt can cost up to $9 per tub. 
  • More effective
    Probiotics are live microorganisms that are susceptible to heat. If they are not protected, they may die before they reach your gut or even before you consume them! High quality probiotics supplements are designed to keep the microorganisms alive until they reach your gut, to ensure maximum benefits. 

NutriLife's NutriBiotics contains 12 billion probiotics and are made of 100% natural ingredients. In addition to the 4 different strains of probiotics, they also contain 2 strains of prebiotics to sustain the probiotics, and are encased in patented gastro-protected capsules which ensures 96% guaranteed bioavailability (this means that 96% of the probiotics will reach your gut alive!)


Each box of NutriBiotics contain 30 vege-capsules and retails for $49.90. Suitable for vegetarians.

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