How is your gut health doing lately? That may seem like a strange question to ask, but how you are feeling can be directly tied to the state of the bacteria in your gut! Do you ever feel like you have been on your game when it comes to exercising and eating healthy, but you still just don’t feel right? The culprit may surprise you! Your gut is constantly working to keep your body healthy and you feeling great, but without the essential bacterias your body needs, you will quickly notice a decline in your health. This is where probiotic supplementation comes in!
Probiotics are the good bacteria that help to nurture your gut so that it can do the multitude of tasks it is faced with every day, from absorbing nutrients to eliminating waste. Probiotics maintain the bacteria levels that are necessary for your gut to absorb nutrients, aid digestion, and maintain proper immune system function. Probiotics, the good bacteria, also work to keep the bad bacteria out, which can cause inflammation and infection and throw your whole body out of whack.
There are multiple strains of probiotics, and the best supplements will contain all of the ones you need to create a healthy environment in your gut. In order to do so, they must be able to survive and colonize within your gut, which means your body needs to maintain its levels of probiotics. You can eat all of the healthy food in the world, but if the bacteria aren’t present to absorb the nutrients, all of the goodness in your food will go to waste! With proper supplementation, not only will your body be able to absorb all of the important nutrients that it needs, healthy gut bacteria will be able to detoxify the nasty substances that we sometimes intake from processed foods.
How can you tell if your body needs more probiotics? An unhealthy gut can present itself in many ways, and does not necessarily show itself in the form of a sore stomach. Some common symptoms include food allergies or sensitivities, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, bloating, or constipation, but can also include skin issues such as acne or rashes. Gut health has even been linked to mental wellbeing. Researchers have found that probiotic supplementation can have an anti-anxiety effect, as the bacteria in our gut can alter the way we process emotions.
Looking to improve your gut health and keep your body functioning at its highest potential? Pure carries multiple probiotic supplements to suit everyone’s needs. The Multi-Probiotic 4000 contains over 4 billion beneficial organisms and will support the intestines with beneficial microorganisms. In addition, our Klean Probiotic, geared towards athletes, contains 15 billion beneficial organisms to support a healthy immune system and intestinal track. We also carry UltraFlora Baby probiotics that contain a unique blend of probiotics geared specifically towards babies and children. Stop by Pure or call the office at 403-348-8222 to pick up your probiotic supplements today!