Thursday, August 11, 2016

Getting that Healthy Tummy with Probiotics

Have you seen those yogurt commercials where they talk about having probiotics or little microorganisms that help digestion and thought, that's gross? I mean, why would I want to add microorganisms to my diet to help me poop? It's gross. 

I've thought of this a time or two but didn't have all the facts. Why do we need probiotics and how can they help our overall health? Typical modern diets are too sterile, loaded with antibiotics, and not diverse enough to maintain optimal probiotic levels. Our food supply is now more processed, sterilized, and loaded with more antibiotics than ever before. As we get older, get stressed, or take antibiotics, the 100 trillion good bacteria that we have living in our gut starts to die off. We need this good bacteria to help break food down, providing essential nutrients like vitamin K, and keeping the competing bad bacteria at bay. Probiotics supplement the gastrointestinal tract with those known, good, beneficial organisms. So it's not so much gross but a must have. 

Probiotic supplements are one of the most popular health supplements because they actually work to help maintain digestive health. So, being me, once I realized I should probably be adding a probiotic into my diet, I went a little crazy and got supplements for my whole family. And we started with Nexabiotic. 

Nexabiotic has been formulated to cover all bases in terms of probiotics. Nexabiotic provides your digestive tract 23 different kinds of probiotics at a substantial dose (34.5 billion CFUs) which helps restore digestive balance. Not only that but Nexabiotic capsules are also specially engineered so that its high-quality probiotics survive the harsh stomach acid and make it into the gut where they need to be. And on a plus side, adding probiotics to a diet can help lead to clear skin (it fights acne!). 

Nexabiotic is specially engineered for all ages, making getting the right amount for each of my kids easy. Adding a probiotic to our daily vitamin taking routine has been no problem... and a little TMI but my kids have been more regular, with less tummy related issues. So if you've been wondering if adding healthy, good microorganisms to your diet was gross, I'm here to tell you that it's healthy and important for a regular functioning gut. 

Do you use a probiotic product or supplement? Have you thought about it in the past?? I'd love to know! 

For Infants, check it out here

 This post was sponsored by Brandbacker. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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