How Probiotics Work to Improve Your Health
Probiotics are some of the most popular health supplements used across the country. With over 20 million Americans suffering from a chronic digestive disease, people look to probiotics to help heal their digestive system. So how do probiotics work, and do they actually help people feel better?
Probiotics are marketed as helping to build “good gut health”, but what does that mean? The gut is a microbiome that is affected by different life habits. Things like antibiotics, excess sugar, or a lack of movement can make the gut unhealthy and cause digestive discomfort. Probiotics help to colonize the digestive tract to help reverse these symptoms and help improve your overall digestive health.
While claims that probiotics can help heal conditions like respiratory infections, metabolic disorders, and food allergies have yet to be proven, research does support that probiotics are effective in other ways. Probiotics are known to improve symptoms of digestive discomfort, clostridium difficile infections, and even necrotizing enterocolitis in infants!
It has been proven that probiotics are effective in healing certain digestive related conditions. If you think you may benefit from probiotics in your diet, talk to your doctor to see if it is the right choice for you. You can also take a look at the infographic below for more information: