Love Your Gut - Should You Be Taking Probiotics?
The idea that some bacteria are beneficial for you can be tough to understand but your body is an ecosystem supported by various different microbiomes. We are covered in different microscopic colonies (communities of microbes) where for every 1 human cell in your body there are up to 10 microbial cells. Just like you look after and maintain your home and environment, your microbiomes role in your body is to keep the invaders out (pathogens) and maintain/support your bodily functions and health.
Your gut microbiome is one of the most important things in your body as it plays essential roles in your metabolism, brain function, mood, energy levels, immunity and much more. More than 80% of your body’s serotonin (neurotransmitter for happiness) is solely produced by the bacteria living in your gut. These little guys also provide us with tools for digesting foods that our body’s aren’t able to as well as produce essential amino acids and bioactives that we don’t get from our food.
Our irregular diets, excessive use of pharmaceuticals (such as antibiotics) and use antibacterial soaps and lotions is not only destroying bad bacteria but also all of the beneficial ones, often leaving space for foreign microbes to colonize. The wrong bacteria in the wrong place can cause problems, but the right bacteria in the right place can have benefits. This is where probiotics come in.
What Are Probiotics?
Probiotics are live Cultures of bacteria and yeasts that are recognized as beneficial for you. These cultures are intended to displace and outcompete the bad bacteria and support the good bacteria thereby creating a healthy eco-system within your gut.
The establishment and maintenance of a healthy gut microbiome is evident from the moment you are born. Breast milk for example contains 120 oligiosaccharides (medium-chain sugars) that are purely there to feed and help your gut microbiome. Humans do not produce any enzymes that are able to digest these oligiosaccharides so they are purely there for your beneficial bacteria
The Benefits Of Probiotics
They are believed to protect us in three major ways:
The first is the role that they play in our digestion .When the digestive tract is healthy, it filters out and eliminates things that can damage it, such as harmful bacteria, toxins, chemicals, and other waste products. The healthy balance of bacteria assists with the regulation of gastrointestinal motility and maintenance of gut barrier function. Genetically humans are unable to produce certain enzymes that are essential for breaking down and digesting certain foods.
Secondly, your gut microbiome is recognized as your “second brain” due to its incredible ability to influence your actual brains function. Your brain is directly communicating with your microbiome and getting fed constant information on how to function through an incredible gut-brain-axis known as the vagus nerve. Your gut microbiome has the ability to control your mood, effect your focus and cognitive function, influence your energy levels, as well as protect your brain from neurodegenerative disorders (such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, ADHD, Parkinson’s disease, etc...). If your gut microbiome is happy everything else is in harmony, whereas an unhappy microbiome also causes chaos.
The third way that probiotics help is the impact that they have on our immune system. A healthy immune system is essential for everyone to live a happy, comfortable and disease free life. When it doesn't function properly, we can suffer from allergic reactions and diseases whereby we are also much more prone to infection. Our immune system can be boosted snd restored anytime that balanced is restored, so it's never too late to purchase our Probiotics Capsule
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