Are you looking for a supplement to improve your digestion, immunity and overall health? Try these probiotic supplements to replenish your digestive tract with friendly bacteria.
The body relies on good bacteria to maintain health, and numerous types of beneficial bacteria live in a healthy digestive tract. These live bacteria, also called probiotics, are sensitive to what enters into the intestinal environment. Eating processed foods, drinking chlorinated drinking water, and being exposed to germs are just some of the ways the helpful bacteria in the digestive tract can be disturbed or destroyed.
Taking a probiotic supplement can have numerous positive health benefits such as:
Improving your digestion: Probiotics help you digest your food and keep food moving through your intestinal tract comfortably without gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea.
Helping your body use vitamins and minerals: The absorption of calcium and B vitamins is improved.
Supporting immunity: More than 80% of the immune system exists in the intestinal tract. Therefore it is critical for a healthy body to have a balanced population of good bacteria.
Preventing autoimmune disease. Probiotics may help influence immune cells to behave normally. Several research studies show that imbalances in the bacteria in the intestinal tract actually promote the start of autoimmune disease.
Sign and symptoms that you can benefit from using a probiotic supplement
A healthy bacterial population in your digestive tract is necessary for having good health. If you don’t have enough good bacteria in your body, you may experience the following problems:
- Poor digestion may result from having too many bad bacteria in your digestive tract. Poor digestion can result in food not being broken down properly which can lead to gas and bloating.
- Intestinal infections may occur if there is an imbalance of bad verses good bacteria in the intestines.
- Vaginal and urinary infections may occur in people who have increased levels of harmful yeast and bacteria in the vagina or urinary tract.
- A decline in immunity and frequent bouts of illness occur when there are not enough of, or the right types of friendly bacteria living in the digestive tract. Probiotics help to modulate the immune system and reduce inflammation.
Different types of probiotics and what do they do
There are many different types of friendly bacteria found in your body, and included in probiotic supplements. Some of the most common ones are:
Lactobacillus reuteri is present in the mouth and intestines. It helps aid digestion and fights against the bacteria in the mouth that cause tooth decay.
Lactobacillus acidophilus normally lives in the vagina and small intestine. This strain of bacteria is commonly found in fermented soy products and yogurt.
Bifidobacterium breve lives in the vagina and intestinal tract. It helps your body break down fiber in food and digest nutrients.
Bifidobacterium longum resides in the digestive tract and provides antioxidant protection. It also helps the body to digest carbohydrates.
At OTCDeal, we offer a variety of probiotics. Click on the following link to see our range of probiotic supplements.