Your Stomach’s Friends with Benefits - Probiotics

You may have heard of them … probiotics? Probiotics are the next “trendy supplement”, but this time rightly so. They are your stomach’s bff -  best friends forever!

Here are a few answers to help you navigate the whole new world of probiotics.

What are probiotics?

Probiotics are live, friendly bacteria that reside in your gastrointestinal tract a.k.a. flora. These bacteria are classified by species and strains using scientific Latin names, such as Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum. A healthy body contains thousands of billions of these “good” bacteria in almost 500 different strains.

How will supplementing with a probiotic help me?

Science - Bacteria:Probiotic

Probiotics have a beneficial effect on digestion, allowing you to breakdown starches, sugars and fibers better; they benefit elimination…(read more…)