Good Digestive Health Begins with Probiotics

All too often digestion can seem like an automatic process, but nowadays scientists are discovering that we need to have a different mindset. Specifically, we need to be mindful of the fact that a balanced gut is the foundation for optimal health—and one of the ways we can do that is by understanding the benefits of probiotics.

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When there is an ideal balance of beneficial (and neutral) to harmful bacteria in the gut, the stage is set for optimal digestion. However, several factors such as poor diet, stress, age, and the use of certain medications can deplete our numbers of good bacteria and lead to occasional digestive upsets such as bloating and constipation. Probiotics are the beneficial or “friendly” bacteria that help balance the gut and promote good digestive health, which is why many experts recommend taking a daily high-potency probiotic supplement.

By working to maintain a balanced intestinal environment, probiotics enhance digestion and help prevent occasional digestive upsets. They also help to ferment soluble fiber in the gut, which in turn produces a short-chain fatty acid called butyric acid that helps to nourish healthy colon cells and promote bowel regularity. In addition, probiotics help your body digest valuable nutrients from food and play a key role in manufacturing needed vitamins, including vitamin B12 and vitamin K.

Click here to watch a video about the 6 Rules of Probiotics and for helpful advice on choosing the right probiotic supplement for you and your family.

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Renew Life Team

Renew Life Team

Our team of Digestive Care experts is committed to empowering Canadians to achieve optimal health every day. Since 2002, the Renew Life Team has been dedicated to educating the public about digestive health, cleansing, nutrition, and well-being. As leaders in the natural health field, we go the extra mile to ensure we are delivering valuable resources and helpful information to inspire better health and well-being for your entire family.