Friday, November 13, 2015

Benefits of Probiotics


 
I am sort of a health nut. Not to any extremes, but I do watch everything that goes into or on my body. I read labels...avoiding high fructose corn syrup, artificial coloring, saturated fats, and so on. I also take vitamins and supplements. These days, there is so much bad stuff in the food we eat and the air we breathe, you'd be wise to take steps to stay as healthy as possible.

 
One way to do this, is by taking Probiotics. Probiotics are live bacteria that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. We usually think of bacteria as something bad or harmful, however your body is naturally full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called good bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy. Probiotics are naturally found in your body. You can also find them in some foods, like yogurt, or in supplements.
 
All of us has more than 1,000 different types of bacteria that live in our digestive tracts. They help us to break down food and absorb nutrients. If you become ill and your doctor prescribes you an antibiotic, that medicine that kills the bad bacteria will actually kill the good bacteria too. This is often why being on an antibiotic might cause you diarrhea. You doctor may actually tell you to eat yogurt or take a probiotic supplement for the duration of being on the antibiotic. It is actually a good idea to take a probiotic all the time. Some of the proven benefits of probiotics, in addition to digestive health, are improved immune system, improved lactose tolerability, and increased mineral absorption.

 
 

I recently started taking a probiotic supplement on a regular basis. This probiotic supplement from LifeGlow is Gluten free and vegetarian safe. I have been taking one capsule a day for the last two weeks. I have noticed that I am having a lot less trouble with my sometimes sensitive stomach. I like taking anything that I know is healthy, so I feel great about adding this supplement to my daily routine! If you have any digestive issues, are on an antibiotic, or need an immune system boost, you should look into this supplement!


 
 This is a sponsored post and I have received some form of compensation for my time. However, the feelings and thoughts expressed are truly my own and are genuine. 
 
 

31 comments:

  1. Probiotics are so great, and seriously underrated! I just came off a regimen of antibiotics and they're helping my gut get back to normal.

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    1. It wasn't until recently did I realize the benefits! Now it's a part of my daily routine! Thanks for commenting, Amanda!

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  2. I am a definite advocate for probiotics for so many different reasons so I was so glad to see this post! Thank you so much for sharing! I hadn't heard of this brand before and will have to check it out!!
    Blessings,
    Rebecca :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Rebecca!

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  3. I've recently started using probitics too. They really help me. I'll have to look into this brand because I like that it's vegan.

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    1. Yeah I like anything organic, vegan, gluten free...haha all that stuff! I'd rather take better care of myself now than be sickly on a bunch of Rx pills when I'm older ;)

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  4. I've never used probiotics before, but it sounds like they're a great option. I'll have to look into this more!

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    1. Yes, Natalie, you definitely should look into it, especially if you have any sort of tummy issues. I know so many people that it helps. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  5. I have to take probiotics if I get put on antibiotics or I get more sick. I make sure my yogurt has it in it!

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    1. Sounds like you already know how helpful probiotics can be, Jessica. Thanks for commenting!

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  6. I am completely a believer in probiotics! It's such a great way to promote good gut health!

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    1. yes, totally! Thanks for commenting! :)

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  7. I have been a probiotic believer since I went to Mexico in high school and didn't get sick.

    Kovescence of the Mind

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    1. haha, good point there, Sarah! I think that would make me a believer too! Although I personally have never been there, I've heard stories lol

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  8. I have a lot of tummy troubles myself, I may give this a try! Thank you for sharing!

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  9. I always give them to my kids but never think about using them for myself!

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    1. That's great you give them to your kids. Mine is too young for capsules but he does love yogurt so that's good. But yeah, you might want to try them for yourself too...it certainly can't hurt you :)

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  10. I have so many blogging friends that swear by probiotics that I think it's time for me to get on board. My tummy is getting much more sensitive with age. This has been very informative, thank you.

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    1. you're very welcome...I hope if you give it a try, you find them helpful :) Thanks for commenting!

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  11. My family are big believers in probiotics. I like mine in liquid form, but I need to be more consistent for sure!

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    1. I have never tried the liquid form before. I will have to look into that. Thanks for the info!

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  12. i love a probiotic!!! my girls have the worst digestive issues and without the probiotics our household is in a tizzy!

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    1. I'm glad they are so helpful to you and your family! That's great :)

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  13. I'm strongly considering using probiotics for my son. This is a great reminder to look into it.

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    1. Does he have tummy issues? Yeah, definitely give it a try. I hope it helps!

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  14. Huge fan of probiotics! WE take them :)

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