What are Probiotics?

Probiotics are bacteria that are found throughout the digestive tract.

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What do Probiotics do?

They support your body’s ability to absorb nutrients and to help you fight infections. There is also some research that supports the notion that certain bacteria are associated with being thinner, while others prevent the development of certain autoimmune disorders like Crohn’s disease. They also help produce B12, butyrate and vitamin K2 as well as crowd out bad microbes. Good bacteria also create enzymes that destroy harmful bacteria, and stimulate the secretion of IgA and regulatory T-cells, which support immune function.

Why do we care?  

We are learning that our “gut bacteria” is vital to overall good health; and because of our over-processed, high fat, high sugar foods, or simply low nutritional value from farming changes, we have really messed up the ratio and amount of bacteria in the intestines. While taking probiotics is helpful, we cannot get all of them in a pill.  In order to keep our gut bugs balanced and happy we should be taking one or more of the following probiotics [either one at a time or alternating the type] as well as having some form of fermented foods and high fiber foods [like jicama, and all root vegetables] daily.  A small amount of fermented foods goes a long way, so a forkful of sauerkraut, fermented veggies [available at Whole Foods], kimchi or Kevita probiotic drinks or Kombucha tea all will help support a really important bacteria called Akkermansia muciniphilia.

What about yogurt?

In the US, all dairy farms are required to “pasteurize” [fancy term for kill all the bacteria] that is naturally found in milk. Then yogurt and cheese manufacturers “add back” those strains that were originally there. So, assuming this really happens, yogurt can be a source of bacteria.  If you find “raw” milk yogurt, the chances are much higher that you will get a good dose of healthy bacteria.

Why does FreshSkin stock so many different types of Probiotics?

The digestive tract naturally has six different “Groups” or Families of bacteria and each probiotic blend contains several important strains, but unfortunately no one type carries all of them.  FreshSkin carries a variety of Probiotics for various important and beneficial reasons to address fat and weight management, the health of intestinal lining, metabolism, irritable bowel syndrome, Celiac disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, and atherosclerosis.

We invite you to schedule a Wellness Consultation to learn which Probiotics are best for you as well as other supplements to complete and enhance your wellness regimen.