Top reasons to take a probiotic:
Immune system support – Taking a good probiotic keeps the balance of good bacteria in your gut so you don’t get over loaded with the bad ones. When you have too much bad bacteria your gut becomes stressed out lowering your vitality, which lowers your immune system.
Probiotics can help aid relief from ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and other gut symptoms that occur from a lack of good probiotics.
Can help relieve uncomfortable systems caused by gluten for celiac.
Poor diets filled with Processed foods and low fiber allow the pathogenic bacteria to overwhelm the good guys, which can results in slow transit time and/or constipation. I have had clients suffer from constipation for most of their life simply repopulated the gut with good bacteria and had relief.
WOMEN …yes, having a good balance of bacteria can prevent UTI’s.
We all have times were we have to take antibiotics taking probiotics can help keep some of the good bacteria from getting wiped out. I also recommend taking Saccharomyces boulardii if you ever take antibiotics, which is yeast that helps fill the gaps in your intestinal wall that bad bacteria can grow while you are taking antibiotics. You just have to take while on antibiotics and an additional 4 days after.
When pathogenic bacteria (too much of the bad guys) disrupt the homeostasis in the gut a person is more prone to get SIBO, yeast infections such as Candida, and even a parasite.
Curb sugar cravings and aid in weight loss. Probiotics can also help with bloating. Once you get rid of all the sugar craving bacteria many times people start to loose weight. Personally, I think running a GI panel is the best way to find out exactly what your dealing with is best.
A healthy gut flora balance helps prevent cancer by nourishing enzymes that inhibit tumor production throughout the body.
Do you travel a lot or get a lot of X-rays or CT scans? Studies show having a good set of bacteria in your gut can help prevent more damage to the large and small intestines.
GMOs are used in many processed foods and antibiotics are in lots of our non-organic meat and dairy products. They both destroy probiotic bacteria, making it necessary to add probiotic materials back if you’ve had any of those foods.