No matter how healthy you eat or how consistently you exercise, your gut bacteria still may not be as balanced as it is supposed to be. Probiotics have been showing a lot of promise when it comes to intervening with harmful gut bacteria, helping us gain relief from digestive issues. Oxidative stress and insulin sensitivity are just two of the common ailments that are improved when the consumption of a probiotic is put into place.
- Probiotics are typically prescribed to treat issues such as glassiness and other digestive issues.
- The probiotic lactobacillus acidophilus has been shown to help regulate insulin production within the body.
- Probiotics help reduce inflammation by reducing the body from feeling it has to fight off potential threats.
“Most of them live in the digestive tract in an ecosystem we call the gut microbiome, and that’s also where we find the most diversity. There are some 500 to 1,000 species of bacteria there and the more diverse your critter population is, the more species you have getting along with each other, then the healthier your system is, very generally speaking.”